Corsicana Police Department
• A building in the 3100 block of East Highway 31 was burglarized Wednesday.
• A home was burglarized sometime between 7 a.m. and 5:42 p.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of Sycamore.
• A car was burglarized Monday while it was parked in the 3200 block of West Eighth Avenue.
• A verbal altercation turned into threats and hits around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a gas station in the 2500 block of West Seventh Avenue.
• A vandal damaged a car Tuesday while it was parked in the 200 block of Fairmont Avenue, causing more than $500 in damage.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A Baja Doodlebug mini-bike, 50cc, and a deer stand were stolen Tuesday from a building on Southwest County Road 0025 near Angus.
• Two horses, one brown and one white, were found loose Tuesday on NE CR 2080 near Powell.
• A tan Honda Accord drove through a fence Feb. 8 on SE CR 4111 near Kerens, causing $500 in damage.
• A red cow with a white face and horns that are growing into her eyes was reported stolen Feb. 8 from Rice.
• Thieves broke into a home Feb. 7, stealing a deep freezer, a TV, a furnace, microwave, dryer, pots and pans, faucet, bedding, and the air conditioning unit, with an estimated total value of $1,200. The house is on Highway 309 near Kerens.
• A black backpack containing a cell phone and some computer equipment was found Feb. 7 on Interstate 45 near Corsicana.
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The Thomas Meredith Chapter of the Texas Society of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century celebrated its 40th anniversary Wednesday at a special luncheon at the Kinsloe House in Corsicana.
Local economy shows signs of growth
Texas’ economy is picking up, and the signs are all around, even in Navarro County.
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.
Compiled from reports issued by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff's Office.
House damaged in Wednesday fire
Corsicana firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Oaklawn Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Hull attends training
Navarro County Treasurer Frank Hull recently attended the County Investment Officer training Conference in Galveston.
When Mallorie and Leah Morgan went to see Taylor Swift in concert at Cowboys Stadium, they thought the celebrity would be on stage.
City spraying for mosquitoes
The City of Corsicana and the Corsicana/Navarro County Health Department want to get the word out about a pesky warm weather creature — mosquitoes.
Linda Coleman devotes 27 years to Workforce
Imagine if you came the aid of a friend, someone who’d lost their job, their means of support, and you helped them find employment. How warm would the feeling of satisfaction be?
Now imagine that feeling times about 40,000 — and that’s how Linda Coleman must feel after 27 years of helping people find jobs at the Workforce Solutions, North Central Texas.
Pioneer Days gets kids away from electronics, down to nitty-gritty
It’s the hands-on activities that bring kids back each year to enjoy Pioneer Days. Although their everyday lives are about stuff on screens — cell phones, television, video games — Pioneer Days is about getting their hands dirty, and sometimes climbing trees.
City grants tax abatements
The Corsicana City Council granted tax abatements to Guardian Industries and the proposed water park when the group met in regular session Tuesday. Both companies will be given 50 percent abatements for 10 years, and both are proposing sizable investments and the creation of dozens of new jobs.
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