Corsicana Police Department
• An argument over a broom inspired a man to shove a woman to the ground badly enough that it required a trip to the emergency room to fix around 3 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of South 38th Street. The woman did not want to press charges.
• A fight between two people ended in an arrest, but police found drugs and drug paraphernalia on the person being arrested. It took place just after midnight Saturday in the 500 block of Lakewood.
• A woman reported being that she was pushed and then head-butted by a man she knew. When officers responded, however, the suspect told them the victim had a knife. All this happened around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of West Fourth Avenue.
• A man called police to say that a stranger threw a rock which hit him in the face around 12:20 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of West Ninth Avenue.
• A man reported getting into a fist fight and then getting “stomped” while he was on the ground sometime between 7:45 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of North Bunert. He was treated at the emergency room.
• A theft of clothing and cash was reported Saturday morning from North Fifth Street. The woman who reported the theft said that she loaned her car to a male friend of hers, but when she got the car back it was missing about $500 worth of money and personal items.
• Three officers responded to a disturbance just after 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of North 13th Street in which a man pulled a female’s hair, but also tried to harm himself. He was taken for a psych evaluation.
• A woman admitted that “she was struck by an unknown vehicle at an unknown location,” when an officer went out to check on her, but she refused to give the officer any information or to press charges. She also refused medical care. The report was made around 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of North Fifth Street.
• A woman reported being assaulted by two other women at 3 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of East 10th Avenue. Both the victim and one of the suspects had minor injuries.
• A woman reported that her husband beat her in the face with his fist and then took away her cell phone so she couldn't call police at 7 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Woodlawn. The man had fled by the time the officers arrived.
• A woman reported she was pushed in the shoulder by another woman at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of West Highway 22. There was no injury.
• The driver of a 2006 Chevy Cobalt was coming around the curve on North 37th Street around 12:30 p.m. Friday when another car came around the curve from the opposite direction but in the middle. The driver of the Cobalt was speeding, and when he tried to avoid the other car he went off into the shoulder and then into a barbed wire fence just beyond it. Non one was hurt, but the car and the fence were damaged.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A black 500-pound black heifer, and a 300-pound red heifer were stolen from their pasture Thursday on NWCR 4200 near Frost. Estimated value of the animals was set at $1,300.
• Thieves trying to make off with three corral panels, two pieces of pipe and a tractor ramp were stopped Sunday morning on SWCR 3110 near Purdon. All the items were recovered.
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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