The Navarro County Historical Society will hold its annual fall banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Kinsloe House in Corsicana.
Guest speaker for the event is award winning author Bill O’Neal, recently named a “State Historian of Texas.” He’ll be speaking about country music stars from the area.
Tickets for the event at $15 per person, or $30 per couple.
The Navarro County Historian of the Year will be honored at the event.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Bobbie Young at Pioneer Village at 903-654-4846.
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Texas’ most recent unemployment figures, from April, had the state at 6.4 percent unemployed, this is compared with the national average of 7.6 percent. In addition, state sales tax receipts for May 2013 were nearly 8 percent higher than in May 2012. Sales tax collections have increased for 38 consecutive months, boosted by strong business spending in the oil/natural gas and manufacturing sectors, and to some extent, retail sales, according to the Texas Comptroller’s office.
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