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  • 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 […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Navarro County District Attorney Will Thompson
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. This week’s guest on the show […]
  • 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 […]
  • Economic Development Partnership Meeting
    PRESS RELEASE | Oct. 29, 2020 The next Economic Development Partnership Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The meeting location will not be open to the […]
  • Navarro College Honors Veterans with Candlelight Vigil
    From Staff Reports A candlelight vigil to honor veterans will be held at 5:15 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the at the courtyard of Navarro College’s Clock Tower. The vigil […]
  • New Businesses Open Early November
    Two new businesses open for diners and shoppers By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana locals will have two new places to shop for bargains and eat chicken sandwiches […]
  • Photos: Halloween in Corsicana – Week 4
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette With our fourth and final week of “Halloween in Corsicana,” Gale Jennings sent us a great collection of photos from this year’s creeptastic […]
  • Around Town Halloween Activities 2020
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Many local traditions like “Boo on the Block” and the big Main Street pumpkin patch have been altered this year for the […]
  • It Started With An Onion….
    Cooking course sets dream for specialty restaurant By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Butcher Block Market & Café, located at 319 N. Beaton Street (an homage to the […]
  • The Salvation Army Presents “Doing The Most Good” Virtual Event
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The Salvation Army Presents Doing The Most Good Virtual Event Annual Fundraiser Shifts Online Due to Ongoing Pandemic Corsicana, Texas – The Cook Education Center […]
  • Photos: Halloween in Corsicana – Week 3
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Around this time of year, Dustin Clay’s yard is usually filled with ghosts and goblins. For this Halloween, however, his spooky stuff has […]
  • Vandals Hit Pioneer Village
    By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Photos Contributed by Aaron Hanes Vandals did damage to several buildings at Pioneer Village over the weekend. At this time, […]
  • Halloween Hayride Zoo Fundraiser
    New local zoo provides hayrides and animal interactions to raise expansion funds By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Merideth and Bobby Blades have brought their love of […]
  • USDA Awards $132,800 Grant to Navarro College
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded Navarro College $132,800 through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. The grant will support […]
  • Sharp Receives Daughters of American Revolution History Preservation Award
    From Staff Reports The James Blair chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Historic Preservation Award to Kay Sharp for her work in restoring the stained-glass windows […]
  • Texas A&M University School of Law Offers Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic
    Legal Assistance to Rural Veterans in Ellis, Navarro and Wise Counties From Staff Reports Fort Worth, Texas— Oct 13, 2020 — Today Texas A& M School of Law – Family […]
  • City of Corsicana Selects New Director of Finance/City Secretary
    PRESS RELEASE The City of Corsicana announced Tuesday that Melissa Boyle has been selected as the Director of Finance/City Secretary. Boyle will direct and supervise the financial operation and reporting […]
  • Oiltown Comics Turns 4 Today
    Local bookshop and pop culture lair keeps fans happy By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Oiltown Comics is the sort of place Corsicana kids would have done anything for […]
  • Food, Family, and Orange Dip. The History of Old Mexican Inn Restaurant
    Flores family shares their lifetime of experiences By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Walking into the Flores household, it’s impossible to not feel like part of the family. Conducting […]
  • Photos: Halloween in Corsicana – Week 2
    From Staff Reports This week’s Halloween edition features some truly batty interior design from Tyler Melton and his wife, Allison. Showing off their fireplace, the area features bats, skeletons, and […]
  • What’s Old is New Again
    CTWP Copy Center restored to original glory By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette When you walk in the door at CTWP Copy Center at 117 S. […]
  • New COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant
    PRESS RELEASE CITY OF CORSICANA, TEXAS COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT Corsicana, TX: The City of Corsicana, Texas is pleased to announce a COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant. The City […]
  • News From the Mayor – 10/8/20
    Oct. 8, 2020 Dear Citizens: Here in Corsicana, we’re always happy when everyone makes it home, and we’re excited to welcome back the headquarters of Corsicana Mattress Company, returning from […]
  • Notice of Meeting – Navarro College Board of Trustees
    NAVARRO COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE OF MEETING Nov. 12, 2020 Notice is hereby given that the governing body of Navarro College will consider tax abatement requests at their regular […]
  • Voices For Their Community
    Local organization provides representation for Corsicana’s Hispanic population By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There was once a time where Ismael Huerta never saw himself as an activist for […]
  • Do You Know Your Voting Districts?
    Which representatives cover your area? By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette With the local Nov. 3 election coming up, two precincts (Pct. 1 and Pct. 2) are currently up […]
  • Photos: Halloween in Corsicana – Week 1
    From Staff Reports Photos are starting to come in for Corsicana residents showing off their houses, but Erin Abay has stepped up this week to show off her spooky sanctuary. […]
  • Keeps On Truckin’
    From Mexico to Corsicana, local chef follows his dream By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette When Yebel Shlimovitch, owner of the Taco Station food truck, asks if you want […]
  • Navarro College Announces Inception of Distinguished Alumni Awards
    PRESS RELEASE CORSICANA – Oct. 1, 2020 – Navarro College is still accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will acknowledge and recognize outstanding accomplishments and exemplary achievements of […]
  • Corsicana Better Gardens Club Installs New Officers
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana Better Gardens Club held its monthly meeting last Friday at the First United Methodist Church where the organization’s new officers were announced: The 2020-2021 officers […]
  • News From the Kerens Library – September 2020
    By John McAdams – Special to the Navarro County Gazette I have to start off by saying The Cotton Harvest Festival for this October as been cancelled due to safety […]
  • Chamber of Commerce Announces New President & CEO
    PRESS RELEASE CORSICANA – The Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Cooper as President & CEO. She will […]
  • Navarro College Day Honors History; Alumni
    From Staff Reports Navarro College Day is celebrated annually on Sept. 16, as this was the very first day classes were held for the college in 1946.  Each year, the […]
  • Pearce Museum Announces Newest Civil War Exhibit
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is holding an opening reception on 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 to debut their newest exhibit, Navarro […]
  • Deadline for 2020 Census Ends Sept. 30
    Census provides benefits, growth for community By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The United States Census, which occurs every 10 years, is concluding Wednesday, Sept. 30. The goal of […]
  • Are You Registered to Vote?
    Check your voting status in minutes By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette As Election Day draws closer to its November deadline, it is important for all residents to ensure […]
  • Hank Bailey Appointed Navarro College Chief of Police
    Navarro College is pleased to announce that Officer Hank Bailey has accepted the position of Navarro College Chief of Police effective Sept. 14.  Officer Bailey has over 30 years of […]
  • Corsicana Mattress to Add 100 New Jobs
    Tax abatement agreement approved by CouncilBy Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana City Council approved a tax abatement agreement with Corsicana Bedding LLC during the Sept. 14 session. […]
  • Show Support for Navarro College Day
    Virtual celebration planned By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Wednesday, Sept. 16 is Navarro College Day. Navarro College first opened its classroom doors in Corsicana to a total of […]
  • County Commissioners Approve Solar Project
    Project set for completion in 2022 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A tax abatement for a $200 million solar project was approved at the Navarro County Commissioners Court […]
  • Reminder: Renew Your Senior Water Utility Discount
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette As a reminder for senior residents 65 years of age and up, the Utility Billing Annual Senior Citizen Discount Request form has been […]
  • Country Club Hosts Watch Party for Aldama
    Event honors local college cheer coach By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana Country Club is hosting a watch party honoring Navarro College’s Cheer Coach Monica Aldama as […]
  • Bealls Has Closed its Doors
    End of a retail era By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Bealls, the retail store located in Corsicana’s College Park Mall, has permanently closed its doors as of Saturday, […]
  • Photos: Grand Opening Weekend for Altitude Trampoline Park
    Official opening celebrated for Labor Day By Guy Chapman Eager guests lined up for some high energy jumping as Altitude Trampoline Park, the 30,000 square foot entertainment experience, held its […]
  • Growing a Future Through Art
    Artist creates life for butterfly preservation By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana became home to a unique botanical nursery this past July in an exhibition that combined the […]
  • Coverage in the Time of COVID-19
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Since March 13, 2020, the world as we’ve known it has changed. The current United States administration declared a national emergency regarding the […]