Corsicana Police Department
• A suspect was arrested for assault of a cop and resisting arrest just after midnight Friday in the 1300 block of Northwood Boulevard.
• Thieves took the hinges off the gate to get access into Eldorado Chemical sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of North Seventh Street.
• A man reported being threatened by an acquaintance with a gun around 8 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of West Seventh Avenue.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Volunteer firefighters from Chatfield extinguished a vehicle fire around 4 a.m. Friday on Northeast County Road 3300 near Chatfield.
• A Sony Playstation 3 unit and one remote, a 47-inch television, 14 DVD movies, two jewelry boxes, a gold ring with sapphires and diamonds, a silver ring, and a silver bracelet with onyx stones were stolen Thursday in a home burglary on NW CR 1180 near Corsicana. Total value of the items taken was estimated at about $3,000.
Corsicana Police Department
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Lifetime Memories: Special Prom supplies smiles, excitement for all
Bright smiles and nervous excitement are standard at every prom, but there were more than a few reasons Friday’s “Special Prom” at Corsicana High School was extra special.
For three hours, the area that usually serves as the Calico dance rehearsal studio was transformed into a black and red masquerade-themed wonderland for the school’s first prom for about 40 of its special education students.
Memorial Day ceremonies planned
Two ceremonies are planned locally to commemorate the Memorial Day observance on Monday.
Perry mum on special session talk
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry wouldn't say Friday whether there is too much unfinished business at the Texas Legislature to adjourn next week as scheduled. His record the last 13 years says lawmakers aren't going anywhere.
Local Beat 5/25/13
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
‘Energy Star’ purchases tax free Saturday to Monday
The spring tax break doesn’t get as much fanfare as the fall back-to-school sales tax holiday, but it can be the better bargain.This weekend, from Saturday through Monday night, people buying energy efficient appliances and air conditioners don’t have to pay the additional 8.25 percent sales tax
Jim Collins scholarships awarded to 47 CHS graduates
As Corsicana High School seniors prepare for graduation in two weeks, celebrations have been plenty.
This week, 47 Corsicana High School seniors found another reason to celebrate success — they were named Collins Scholarship recipients.
VOICE luncheon, style show brings fashions and funnies
When it comes to red carpet fashion, comedienne Joan Rivers is one of the more well-known, self-appointed authorities, and she had plenty to say during Thursday’s 9th Annual VOICE, Inc., Spring Luncheon and Style Show.
More than 100 people attended the annual fundraising event at the Cook Center, which featured local models showing off fashions from area retailers while the show’s emcee, Ellie Weingardt, delivered witty commentary as a Rivers impersonator.
Grand Jury: Houston area rapper indicted locally on drug charges
A multi-platinum selling rap artist from Houston was indicted Thursday by the Navarro County Grand Jury during its May panel. Wesley Eric Weston, known professionally as “Lil’ Flip,” was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams. Weston and another man, Dematrius Delane Richardson, were arrested by DPS troopers Oct. 18, 2012
Local Beat 5/24/13
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Fire Marshal's Office: Panel had blast site access
AUSTIN — The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office says a federal safety panel's investigators had access to the site of the West fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others.
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