Corsicana Police Department
• Someone tried to break into the Sirloin Stockade probably Sunday night, 2508 W. Seventh Avenue.
• A car was stolen sometime over the weekend from the 1900 block of East Highway 31.
3330 • A woman reported that her car and her person were injured around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of East Eighth Avenue.
• Locks were cut off the storage buildings Friday in the 200 block of North 12th and items taken out of them.
• Two heaters were stolen from a woman Friday or Saturday at her home in the 100 block of North Fifth Avenue.
• A shoplifter was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart, 3801 W. Highway 31, for stealing more than $50 worth of items.
• An estimated 100 gallons of gasoline were stolen Friday from the 3800 block of West Highway 22.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A camoflage-painted Yamaha Grizzly ATV worth $5,500 was stolen Wednesday from a building on Southeast County Road 4250 near Kerens. The thieves also broke a door frame and tore down some barbed wire.
• A gray wood chipper was stolen Wednesday from Smith Street in Dawson. It was worth $150.
• A black wallet containing an ID card and a Social Security card was stolen Thursday from First Street in Goodlow.
• Jewelry, including a mothers ring with colored stones and the names of four children, a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a .22 rifle, a pellet rifle, and a box of .25 ammo were stolen Thursday from a home West Highway 31 near Dawson.
• Thieves stole eight firearms, including a Ruger handgun, two 20-gauge shotguns, a .40 caliber pistol, a .357 pistol, a a 12–gauge shotgun, and several rifles of various calibers; a wedding band set with small diamonds, some gold earrings and other assorted gold jewelry, were stolen Thursday in a home burglary on SW CR 3140 near Silver City. Total value of the items taken was estimated at more than $10,000.
• Homeowners found what appeared to be damage from a gun shot to their front door Jan 6 on W. Highway 22 near Barry. Deputies checked with the neighbors and found out there were hog hunters in the area, and it appears to be a random, careless shot, possibly by hunters.
Corsicana Police Department
‘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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