Corsicana Police Station
• A woman reported that someone she knew took her car without permission around 3 p.m. Saturday from the 2200 block of West 13th Avenue.
• A pistol was stolen from a car soemtime between Jan. 2 and Saturday in the 2300 block of West Third Avenue.
• A complainant reported that someone he knew hit him in the face around 5 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of MLK Boulevard.
• A home was burglarized Saturday in the 500 block of East 14th Avenue.
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• Vandals did more sthan $6,000 worth of damage to Wolf Creek Park Jan. 4 at Navarro Mills Reservoir, destroying picnic tables, breaking lights in the bathroom and pavillions and toilet seats in the bathroom, punching holes in the bathroom walls, pulling up and breaking signs and even the covers on the pavillion lights. There are no suspects.
• Four loose cows were found Jan. 7 at the intersection of FM 309 and Southeast County Road 3250 near Kerens.
• Two mares, one brown and one tan, were found loose Jan. 5 on SE CR 1098 near Corsicana.
• Thieves stole video games, a computer tablet, and a television/DVD and damaged a door Jan. 6 on FM 709 near Purdon.
• A blue, rusty 16-foot flatbed trailer with two ramps was taken Jan. 7 from NW CR 2004 near Corsicana. It was valued at $1,200. The thieves cut the lock off a gate to take the trailer away. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a red Chevy pickup with loud exhaust.
• Car burglars broke into three trucks Jan. 6 that were parked on SW CR 3140 near Purdon.
• A generator and a push lawnmower were noticed missing Jan. 5 from a shed on NW CR 0143 near Rice. They were valued at $950.
• A laptop and an iPad computer were taken Jan. 4 from a home just off Interstate 45 near Angus.
• A 15-inch saddle and a bridle worth a combined $135 were taken from a building Jan. 5 on NE CR 2021 near Kerens.
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‘Annie Get Your Gun’ through Sunday at the Palace
It’s the big musical, the one that makes me think of ‘cast of thousands,’ or in our case, dozens at least, and it’s here only for a few short days. ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ is Irving Berlin’s candy box treasure of a play about Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter in love with a showman.
It’s presented by the Warehouse Living Arts Center but because of its size is on stage at the Palace Theatre. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Short named Farmer of the Year
Agriculture businesses like farming and ranching are the backbone of Navarro County. Many farming families go back several generations.
Since at least 1965, the Corsicana Rotary Club (Wednesday club) has recognized and said “thank you” to the unsung heroes of the soil.
New clinic open
A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.
Purdon man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for gun violations
Erik Willis, 31 of Purdon, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to serve a total of 258 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in July 2013 on three felony firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Heat Advisory issued for North Texas
• Avoid the Heat. Stay out of the heat and indoors as much as possible. Spend time in an air conditioned space. Only two hours a day in an air-conditioned space can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
Corsicana’s Red Cross provides valuable assistance
Two weeks ago, when firefighters, oil field emergency crews and county crisis teams responded to a potential gas drilling disaster near Mildred there were also volunteers on the scene, serving cold water and Gatorade.
American Red Cross volunteers respond to a variety of situations, including fires, evacuations, tornadoes, and even bad car wrecks.
Texas Legislature debates road funding
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Tax rolls reflect closures
The industrial closures that were announced over a year ago have finally come home to roost in the form of lower tax appraisals in Corsicana and Navarro County.
Sheriff attends conference
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Over 1,500 peace officers were in attendance.
Downed line blocks traffic
Traffic on East State Highway 31 was halted Thursday when an 18-wheeler hit a sagging telephone line, brining down the line and compromising two utility poles.
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