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  • News From the Mayor 4/16/21
    From Staff Reports April 16, 2021 Dear Residents: As summer approaches, spending time outside in one of the City Parks is a great way to get some exercise, spend time […]
  • Glamping Revitalized
    Purdon Groves expands its luxury camping experience By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Gazette visited Purdon Groves last December, having explored the Clark family farm, while […]
  • Navarro College Women’s Volleyball Team Unable to attend NJCAA Tournament
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, TX – The Navarro College Bulldogs are disappointed to announce that the women’s volleyball team will be unable to attend the NJCAA National Championship […]
  • Navarro College Receives Grant to Help Displaced Workers Return to School
    From Staff Reports University of North Texas at Dallas and Navarro College receive $650,000 grant to help displaced workers return to school Dallas (April 12) — The Texas Higher Education […]
  • Week of the Child Event Highlights Navarro County Medical Community
    From Staff Reports This week, from April 12 through 16, Navarro County agencies for children and families are celebrating the National Association for the Education of Young Children Week of […]
  • Navarro County Livestock Project Meeting to Be Held For Youth Expo
    From Staff Reports Navarro County 4-H and Navarro County AgriLife Extension Service will host a Navarro County Livestock Projects meet 4:30 p.m., April 21 at the Navarro County Youth Expo […]
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Celebrates 150 Years With Art Contest
    By Martha Phillips – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is celebrating 150 years in Corsicana, and is the oldest parish in the Dallas Diocese. Celebrations […]
  • Blood Drive To Be Held at Community National Bank Next Week
    From Staff Reports A Carter Blood Drive will be held 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15 at Community National Bank and Trust of Texas Bank, located at 321 […]
  • Last Day to Register For IOOF Center COVID-19 Vaccinations
    ATTENTION NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENTS The COVID Vaccine Hub located at the IOOF Event Center has been very successful and has provided vaccinations for thousands of recipients. Today is the last […]
  • Navarro College Honors the Micronesian Community
    From Staff Reports At 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, Navarro College hosted the Micronesian Appreciation Dinner to celebrate the dedication and support given to the college from the community of […]
  • News From the Mayor 4/6/21
    From Staff Reports April 6, 2021 Dear Residents: The City of Corsicana has long realized the importance of attracting visitors to the community. In 1995, the City Council entered into […]
  • Texas Fire Chiefs Association Names Annual Award Winnners
    From Staff Reports Press Release: TEXAS FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION NAMES ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS Presentation to be made at Annual Conference, April 6th, 2021 Dateline: College Station, Texas, March 31— The […]
  • News From the Mayor 3/30/21
    From Staff Reports March 30, 2021 Dear Residents: As a city leader, part of my role as Mayor is to ensure residents have the best quality essential city services. As […]
  • A Director of Faith
    UCF Wesley Foundation gets a new director By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Paola Lemus Bustillos has only been in Corsicana for three weeks. The new director of the […]
  • News From the Mayor 3/23/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: Sadly, one of the premier buildings downtown was damaged by fire two weeks ago. Precautionary measures were taken to protect adjacent properties and the cleanup […]
  • Android Phone Users Encounter Software Bug, Workaround Corrects Crashes
    Recent Google update affects app, browser usage By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Some owners of Android phones found their email, web browsing, and software apps crashing after a […]
  • News From the Mayor 3/19/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: Spring 2021 officially begins this Saturday, March 20th. It is a time when people around the world celebrate new growth and new possibilities. Things have […]
  • TexasSpeaks Survey Identifies Community Needs
    From Staff Reports TexasSpeaks is a state-wide online survey being conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to allow the citizens of Texas to provide input on the strengths and […]
  • Griddy Customers to Find Relief After 29 Million in Winter Energy Bills
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that 24,000 Texans who owe a collected 29.1 million to energy provider Griddy will be finding […]
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Announce Essay Winners
    American Essay students awarded for their historical writings By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded the American Essay […]
  • 2021 Hull Creative Arts Scholarship Applications Are Being Accepted
    PRESS RELEASE: The Hull Creative Arts Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 creative arts scholarship. Due date is April 2 by email, mail, or in person. Up to […]
  • Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Announces 2021 Promotions
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Rusty Hitt, CEO of Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, has announced the promotion of ten officers in the bank’s Corsicana, Burleson, and Centerville […]
  • Navarro County Genealogical Society Holds Meeting March 13
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Genealogical Society is hosting their quarterly meeting 10 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at the Emanuel Baptist Church, located at 2217 […]
  • News From the Mayor 2/26/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: I am pleased to announce the COVID-19 vaccination effort continues at the I.O.O.F. Event Center. The vaccination distribution effort was briefly postponed last week until […]
  • Corsicana Rescinds Its Boil Water Notice
    Boil Water Notice RescindedFeb. 22, 2021 On Feb. 15, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Corsicana public water system, TX 1750002, to issue a Boil Water […]
  • City FAQ Regarding ‘Boil Water Notice’
    From Staff Reports BOIL WATER NOTICE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Who can be affected? Anyone who ingests contaminated water may become ill. Infants, young children, the elderly, and people with […]
  • PRESS RELEASE: Emergency Update from Oncor
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Oncor: EMERGENCY UPDATE – DALLAS (Feb. 17, 2021) There continues to be a lack of available generation, and as a result, controlled outages remain in […]
  • EMERGENCY UPDATE: Continued Power Outages Expected Over Next Few Days
    From Staff Reports EMERGENCY UPDATE: Due to ongoing record-low temperatures and generation, ERCOT has continued to direct Oncor and utilities across the state to drop power load through maintained controlled […]
  • Navarro College Campuses Closed Through Feb. 20
    From Staff Reports The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management and other weather sources are advising of an additional winter weather storm to include snow, sleet, freezing rain, and freezing temperatures. To ensure the safety […]
  • Warming Stations and Shelters Available Around Corsicana
    Public churches and centers available for locals to stay warm By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette As Texas struggles to get its power grid under control, millions of Texans […]
  • Keeping Pets Safe During Cold Weather
    By Erin and Ducky Abay – Special to the Navarro County Gazette If your inner little kid is gleefully enjoying this puffy, thick snow, then you are like me. If […]
  • School/Office Closures For Navarro County
    School and business schedules continue to adapt to inclement weather By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette. As snow and frigid temperatures continue to hammer all Texas counties, Navarro County […]
  • Message From the City Manager – 2/15/21
    From Staff Reports Early in the morning on Feb. 15, several things happened all at once because of the rolling blackouts on the Oncor system, which were mandated by ERCOT. […]
  • Relief Location Established For Interstate 35 Accident Family Members
    Families can meet up with drivers/passengers at Riverside Community Center By Guy Chapman Earlier Thursday morning, around 100 vehicles were involved in a massive pileup crash on Interstate 35W in […]
  • Corsicana Public Library Extends Hours For Severe Weather
    From Staff Reports In anticipation of the upcoming severe weather, the Corsicana Public Library will temporarily add additional days and extend existing hours to its schedule in order to provide […]
  • News From the Mayor 2/10/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: As we come to terms with our current COVID-19 reality, we have all found new ways of getting things done. If you haven’t been to […]
  • Press Release – City of Corsicana 2/5/21
    From Staff Reports ***PRESS RELEASE*** Date of Issue: Friday, Feb. 5, 2021Time of Issue: 3:30 p.m.Issued by: Melissa Boyle, Finance Director/City Secretary City of Corsicana As of 3:30 p.m. today, […]
  • Photos: Celebration of Life Event For Dr. Kent Rogers
    Family, friends, community attend memorial service By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A memorial service and celebration of life memorial event was held tonight for Dr. Kent Rogers at […]
  • Fourth Annual Duckmeister Show Goes Online
    Annual competition now includes cats, miscellaneous pets By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Fourth Annual 2021 Duckmeister Dog Show is taking its competition online this year. Participants can […]
  • News From the Mayor 2/1/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: The COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious threat affecting our communities and livelihoods. While local vaccinations are increasingly improving our ability to combat the virus, we […]
  • Celebration of Life Event Planned For Dr. Kent Rogers
    Doctor’s legacy honored in community event By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A memorial service and celebration of life for Dr. Kent Rogers will be held at 5 p.m., […]
  • Plans Underway For Texas Veterans Parade
    Parade, monument dedication planned for May By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Texas Veterans Parade board recently shared an update about the upcoming 2021 Texas Veterans Parade, scheduled […]
  • Dr. Kent Rogers Has Passed Away
    Community doctor and educator’s work changed face of Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Dr. Kent Rogers, Medical Director of the Corsicana/Navarro County Health Department, passed away this […]
  • News from the Mayor 1/28/2021
    PRESS RELEASE Dear Citizens:   The next Economic Development Partnership Meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 2. The meeting location will not be open to the public. See instructions […]
  • A Birthday Jewell
    Kerens resident celebrates 110th birthday with friends, parade By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette It’s not every day one attends a birthday party like this morning’s special event. For […]
  • Avoiding Scams in Local Buy/Sell/Trade Groups
    How to protect yourself when buying online By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Since its inception in 2016, the Facebook Marketplace has been a popular place for locals to […]
  • Connecting Businesses Through Social Distancing
    Local marketer brings businesses closer online By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette In any “normal” year, the process of starting a new business is challenging. Starting a business during […]
  • News From the Mayor 1/21/21
    From Staff Reports January 21, 2021 Dear Residents: There have been some great advances in the local fight against COVID-19. With a new online registration portal launched this week to […]
  • Corsicana’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal Open
    Locals now able to schedule vaccine appointments By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The long-awaited online portal for scheduling a local COVID-19 vaccination is now live and available to […]
  • Candidates File for Corsicana City Elections
    From Staff Reports Date of Issue: Friday, January 15, 2021Time of Issue: 3:30 p.m.Issued by: Melissa Boyle,Finance Director/City SecretaryCity of Corsicana As of 3:30 p.m. today, the following persons have […]
  • News From the Mayor 1/15/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: There is good news to look forward to in Corsicana as the vaccine for COVID-19 is slowly arriving in our community. Currently, there are four […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline Info Available to Public
    From Staff Reports The COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Call Center will be open 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15th. Web portal registration will begin Monday, Jan. 18. To register for the vaccine, […]
  • News From the Mayor – 1/13/21
    From Staff Reports Dear Residents: Corsicana is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Our community has much to offer-from the wonderful public parks to the excellent schools […]
  • News From The Kerens Library – January 2021
    By John McAdams – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Starting a new year here at the library. I will be ordering some new large print westerns and some regular print from […]
  • Court Administrator Receives Professionalism Award
    City worker recognized for longtime service By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Jan. 11 City Council meeting held an award ceremony for Court Administrator Sharon Jennings for her […]
  • Navarro County ISD Snow Day Listings for January 11
    From Staff Reports With the current snowfall around Navarro County, kids can look forward to a day off from both in-person and online classes. Taken from their respective social media […]
  • Snow Comes to Navarro County
    2021 brings in a winter wonderland By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There’s no business like snow business for Navarro County residents as winter’s first frozen weather fell early […]
  • News From the Mayor – 1/6/21
    From Staff Reports January 6, 2021 Dear Residents: Despite 2020 being a year that has tested the resolve of our community, the City of Corsicana saw the debut of several […]
  • Navarro College Cancels Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
    King to be honored digitally through events From Staff Reports Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, Navarro College will not host their annual Martin Luther King […]
  • Friends Organize to Brighten Patient’s Hospital Stay
    Window party provides encouragement, positivity By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Friends, family, and co-workers gathered for a surprise “window party” at 5 p.m. this evening to lift the […]
  • The Artistry of A Farming Community
    Part farm, part artist’s retreat builds new way of life By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Driving through Purdon on a grey December afternoon may not sound like most […]
  • Tornado Hits Homes, Damages Trees in Corsicana
    Additional damage reported, No injuries recorded By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette What started as an assumed collection of microburst winds was later determined to be a tornado that […]
  • $600 Stimulus Checks Are Starting to Be Sent Out
    Direct deposits to continue into next week By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Americans can start looking forward to a small amount of financial relief as soon as today […]
  • News From the Mayor – 12/29/20
    From Staff Reports December 29, 2020 Dear Residents: 2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for everyone involved, but as I look forward to 2021, there is much for […]
  • A Voice of Positivity
    Local podcast covers community voices By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette If you’re an avid podcast listener, you may already be well aware of CANA Girl Speaks, a weekly […]
  • Happy Holidays from Our Navarro County Friends and Families
    By Friends and Neighbors of Navarro County and the City of Corsicana As Christmas Eve falls upon us, there was a once upon a time when newspapers took a breather […]
  • Navarro College Announces Fall 2020 President’s and Dean’s Lists
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Navarro College is pleased to announce the names for the President’s and Dean’s Lists. The President’s List honors students who achieve academic perfection by making […]
  • ‘Christmas Star’ Lights Up 2020 Sky
    Unique planetary phenomenon becomes fully visible Dec. 21 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For the first time since the Middle Ages, a unique merging of the planets Jupiter […]
  • Corsicana Fire Department Puts New Equipment In-Service
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Dec. 2020 – Corsicana Fire Rescue is proud to announce new equipment being put in service for 2021. Engine One will go into service later […]
  • Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Provides Christmas for Children
    From Staff Reports A whole team of “Santas” in disguise have delivered hundreds of gifts for struggling families and children in foster care.  The family support program of Presbyterian Children’s […]
  • Blooming Grove ISD Closes Early Due to COVID-19
    Classes close until Jan 6 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the district, the Blooming Grove Independent School District is […]
  • Smile for Local Non-Profits
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette If you just cannot find everything you need on your Christmas list this year by shopping and supporting our wonderful local shops, […]
  • Photos: Christmas in Corsicana – Week 2
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Gazette continues on its second week of holiday submissions for the month of December, by showing of the lights and decorations of Mike […]
  • Corsicana Winter Holiday Events 2020
    From Staff Reports UPDATED: Dec. 21 The Navarro County Gazette has created this list of those holiday happenings, and while still a work in progress, we will continue to update […]
  • Corsicana Animal Shelter Angel Tree Goes Virtual
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana Animal Shelter, located at 617 S. Twelfth Street, is doing its annual Shelter Pet Angel Tree ornaments for 2020. However, with […]
  • Salvation Army Presents 12 Days of Christmas
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Based on the increase in services already provided during 2020 in response to the pandemic, The Salvation Army of Corsicana could serve up to 155 […]
  • Photos: Christmas in Corsicana – Week 1
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Gazette has received its first holiday submission for our weekly feature, which showcases the various Christmas trees and holiday decor of Susan […]
  • COVID-19 Spike Closes Navarro County Bars, Restaurant Capacity to 50 Percent
    From Staff Reports As county hospitals have been operating at or above 15 percent patient capacity for the past seven days, Navarro County Judge H. M. Davenport Jr. has issued […]
  • News From The Kerens Library – December 2020
    By John McAdams – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Another month has sped by here at the library. Visitors are few, and I believe it’s because of the spread of COVID-19 […]
  • Corsicana Community Caroler Rehearsals Begin Dec. 10
    From Staff Reports Corsicana Community Carolers are holding caroler rehearsals 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, located at 700 […]
  • Local Food Bank Event Held at Cook Education Center
    From Staff Reports The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry Disaster Relief is hosting a local event this week, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dec. 4 at the Cook Education […]
  • Salvation Army Commits to ‘Rescue Christmas’ Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19
    Across the nation, the largest social-services organization launches iconic holiday fundraising campaign earlier than ever to meet increasing need From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, Texas (Nov. 30) – For […]
  • Registration Open For YMCA of Corsicana’s Jingle Bell Jog
    5K and 1 mile event begins Dec. 5 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana YMCA’s annual “Jingle Bell Jog” prepares for its 28th 5K and 1 mile marathon […]
  • Salvation Army Part of Small Business Saturday
    Shop local backs spirit of community giving By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For local businesses, Small Business Saturday has become as vital a holiday shopping experience as Black […]
  • The Salvation Army – More Ways to Give Than Ever Before
    Give at Red Kettles Using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Text to Give, and more… From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, Texas (Nov. 23) – As America moves toward becoming a […]
  • Sponsors Make Rice Pee Wee Football A Reality
    Sponsorship proves interest, provides equpiment By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Through generous sponsorship, Jennifer Fisher, 2020 season Coordinator of the Rice Pee Wee Football and Cheer Program through […]
  • Salvation Army to Kick Off 2020 Red Kettle Campaign
    Iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles Raise Funds to Support Year-Round Services in Corsicana From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, Texas (Nov. 17, 2020) – The Salvation Army is excited to […]
  • Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade Canceled
    Local holiday festivities affected by increase in COVID-19 cases By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Navarro County, and in an […]
  • EDITORIAL: We’re Upgrading Our Servers!
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Dear Readers: The Gazette is making a change this week as we are upgrading our servers to be bigger and better. We just […]
  • Texans, Outlaws, and Legends
    Local country station provides the hits and humor By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Carey Dean, Program Director/”Morning Fiasco” Host Manager/”Ranch Roadhouse Live” Host; and Keith James, On Air […]
  • VF Outlet Set to Close in December
    Family clothing store created the outlet mall By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette VF Outlet, located at 316 Factory Outlet Drive, is set to close next month on Thursday, […]
  • Premier Realty hosts ‘Make-A-Turkey’ Contest
    From Staff Reports From today until Monday, Nov. 23, kids and parents can visit Premier Realty, located at 114 E. Third Avenue, to pick up pre-printed turkey pages to color, […]
  • Meals On Wheels Gives Love A Shot
    Fundraiser helps North Central Texas families By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Meals on Wheels North Central Texas is holding a Give Love A Shot Shindig, from 1 p.m. […]
  • A Girl and Her Dog
    Unbreakable bond helps shelter pets find new homes By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette From a writing standpoint, interviewing a dog is not easy. Fortunately, Erin Abay, office manager […]
  • Corsicana Gets Ready For the Winter Holidays
    From Staff Reports UPDATED: Dec. 6 – With the Christmas and Hanukkah season just around the corner (and shout-out for our “middle child” and oft-glossed over holiday of Thanksgiving), Corsicana […]
  • The Salvation Army and Walmart Create More Opportunities for People
    From Staff Reports Contact: Captain Jennifer Schmidt, The Salvation Army Corsicana, TX: 903-874-7131 PRESS RELEASE: ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Nov. 2, 2020) –To help meet the unprecedented level of need this holiday […]
  • Mildred High School Students Hold Shelter Art Auction
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Art students at Mildred High School have teamed up the Humane Society of Navarro County and the Corsicana Animal Shelter for an art […]
  • “Customer Service is Number One”
    Shipping and mail business builds service around relationships By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Deanna Kirk has remained a well-known member of Corsicana’s community. Previously known for her reporting […]
  • Special Meeting of Corsicana City Council to Meet Monday
    From Staff Reports A special meeting of the Corsicana City Council is scheduled to to be held 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2 in the Council Chambers of the Government Center […]
  • Photos: Monica Comes Home
    Cheer leader returns to Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Courtesy photos provided by Courtney Vandiver of Navarro College After seven weeks of competition on ABC’s Dancing With […]