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  • Preventing Credit Card Scams at the Gas Pumps
    Learn how protect yourself against debit card skimmers By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Gas pump based credit and debit card scams have become all too common for those […]
  • Ellis County Job Fair Takes Place Aug. 5 in Waxahachie
    From Staff Reports For prospective employment seekers interested in working in the Ellis County area, a job fair will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. […]
  • Back to School Rally Canceled For 2021
    From Staff Reports The Back to School Rally, an annual educational event for Corsicana Independent School District students and parents, has been canceled for 2021 as confirmed by Elmeree Burrell, […]
  • Corsicana Police Department Introduces New Suspect Apprehension Tool
    New pepper spray system delivers safe, but spicy impact By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana Police Department is making use of a new piece of non-lethal technology […]
  • Corsicana City Council Meets Monday, July 12
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana City Council is scheduled to have a council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 12 in the Council Chambers of the Government Center at 200 […]
  • Rally for the Troops
    Raffle benefits deployed military personnel By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Years ago while working for another local publication, I had occasion to meet one Jean […]
  • Medical Director Urges Community to Get Vaccinated
    Medical Director, Fire Rescue create vaccination PSA By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana Fire Rescue posted a video update on their Facebook page featuring Dr. John D. Updegrove, […]
  • Special: Celebrating Corsicana’s Milestone Anniversaries – Part 2
    Anniversaries celebrate personality, technology of Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette, Special Thanks to Dana Stubbs Corsicana has enjoyed a long history with a continual legacy of business, […]
  • EDITORIAL: Subscription Rates, Physical Copies, and Language Options
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette We’ve gotten some new readers to the site in the last few months, so in addition to extending a warm welcome to the […]
  • Independence Day Celebration Held at I.O.O.F. Park
    Fireworks, children’s activities kick off Fourth of July By Guy Chapman The City of Corsicana Freedom Festival, starts at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 4 at the I.O.O.F. Park., located at […]
  • 2021 Texas State Criterium Championship Bike Race
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: CORSICANA — The Texas State Criterium Championship Bike Race two day event will be held in Downtown Corsicana on July 10 – 11. This event […]
  • Special: Celebrating Corsicana’s Milestone Anniversaries – Part 1
    Anniversaries celebrate legacy, community of Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette, Special Thanks to Dana Stubbs Corsicana has enjoyed a long history with a continual legacy of business, […]
  • Corsicana City Council Meets Monday, June 28
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana City Council is scheduled to have a council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 28 in the Council Chambers of the Government Center at 200 […]
  • Award-Winning Realtor Focuses On Community Involvement
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Realtor Miriah Zuniga’s attitude is casual as she arrives for her interview with the Navarro County Gazette, a vibe that compliments the coffee […]
  • Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents Child Safety Session
    The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents its third Child Safety session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 at the Corsicana YMCA Optimist Room, located at 400 […]
  • Premier Realty Host Richland-Chambers Crawfish Boil and Cornhole Tournament
    From Staff Reports Last month, Premier Reality hosted a crawfish boil and cornhole tournament at Richland-Chambers lake held at the Fishermen’s Point Marina and Resort. The May 29 event had […]
  • Kountry Kitchen Finds Temporary Home
    Crawford partners with K&K Bar-B-Que for “Soul Food Sundays” By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette When Arlene Crawford had to close her downtown Kountry Kitchen last May, she was […]
  • Summer Time Do’s: Arts & Camps
    A collection of things for youth and family to do in and around Corsicana this summer. By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette While I know a lot […]
  • Scam Phone Calls, Texts Making the Rounds in Navarro County
    Local scam is a common practice to steal money By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette During the past few weeks, parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church have been […]
  • Jackson Ex-Student Association Juneteenth Celebration
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Jackson Ex-Students Association, celebrates Juneteenth with a BBQ Membership Drive and Fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at Bear Field, located […]
  • Duke Energy’s Donation Helps Revitalize Community Park in Richland
    Grant used to fund construction of new playground, park benches From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE The Duke Energy Foundation has given the city of Richland, in Navarro County, a $50,000 […]
  • Corsicana City Council Meets Monday, June 14
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana City Council is scheduled to have a work session at 5 p.m., followed by a council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14 in the […]
  • Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce to Host Job Fair
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday June 23 at the Chamber Office, located at […]
  • PHOTOS: Good Times at the ProHeath Annual Parking Lot Party
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Dr. Judd’s ProHealth Chiropractic Center was founded on the focus of promoting and sustaining family and pediatric health care and his annual parking […]
  • Shaver Statue Continues Towards Funding Goal
    Raising money continues for statue of country legend By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Mark Watson is still very much a man with a personal mission. The May 29 […]
  • Veterans Appreciation Event Honors Vietnam Service
    Commemorative pins honor duty to country By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution honored […]
  • Father Marin Installed As Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church
    By Martha Phillips – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Sunday, June 6 was an important day for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and for Father Juan Carlos Marin. The Church […]
  • ProHealth Chiropractic Center Hosts ‘Parking Lot Party’ On Friday
    From Staff Reports ProHealth Chiropractic Center is hosting a free “Parking Lot Party” 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 11 in their parking lot, located at 725 N. Main […]
  • Poet’s Tribute Read at Kerens Veterans Memorial Program
    From Staff Reports Sandy Carroll, the 2020 “Woman Who Makes A Difference” Choice by the Thomas Meredith Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, had one of her […]
  • Child Safety Days 2021 Comes to the YMCA
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents Child Safety Days 2021, a series of free presentations for the next three Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. […]
  • City of Rice Hosts Community Clean Up Day
    Local community care event scheduled for June Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Wanting to “Be part of the solution, not the pollution,” The City of Rice is holding a […]
  • Donut Day Gives Back to Frontline Workers, First Responders
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL DONUT DAY, MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SALVATION ARMY Who: The Salvation Army What: National Donut Day When: Friday, June 4, 2021 – Throughout the day – […]
  • Inaugural Memorial Day Service Held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Locals pay respects to veterans, flags laid to honor those lost By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Immaculate Conception Church held its first inaugural Memorial Day Service at […]
  • Navarro College Announces Spring 2021 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 the […]
  • Immaculate Conception Church Honors Veterans at Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    From Staff Reports The Immaculate Conception Church will honor all veterans buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with a sober Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday May 31, located at […]
  • Photos: Storefront, Samuels Gallery Open
    New bookstore and gallery come to Downtown Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Storefront, the Corsicana Artist Writer and Residency bookstore, soft opened today to the public. Alysia […]
  • News From the Mayor – 5/28/21
    From Staff Reports May 28, 2021 Dear Residents: One of the most important roles for local government is to provide for the well-being of residents. This typically means providing for […]
  • News From the Mayor – 5/26/21
    From Staff Reports May 26, 2021 Dear Citizens: The next Economic Development Partnership Meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in the Nancy Roberts Meeting room at […]
  • Hometown Medical Associates Donates to Student Physicals
    Local medical care provider donates to student programs By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette On Friday, May 21, Charles Dunnahoe of Hometown Medical Associates donated a check to Corsicana […]
  • Burkes Outlet Opening Soon in College Park Mall
    Discount clothing store offers new retail options By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Burkes Outlet, a discount clothing store offering name brands and designs, is opening in College Park […]
  • Governor Abbott Activates State Weather and Flooding Resources
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution | May 17, 2021 – AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today rostered and activated numerous state resources ahead of severe weather and […]
  • Texas A&M Advocacy Clinic Provides Online Legal Assistance to Rural Veterans
    From Staff Reports Online Legal Assistance to Rural Veterans in Clay, Comanche, Delta, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hunt, Jacks, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Rockwall, Somervell, Wichita, […]
  • Gold Star Family Monument Dedication Planned For the Weekend
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: An event celebrating the dedication of the Navarro County Gold Star Family Monument will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 15 on the Navarro […]
  • Message From the City Manager – 5/11/21
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE Date of issue: May 11, 2021Time of issue: 4:30p.m.Issued by: Connie Standridge, City Manager Street Closure – North Beaton Street between Fourth Avenue and Fifth […]
  • Corsicana City Council Meets Monday, May 10
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 10 in the Council Chambers of the Government Center at 200 N. 12th Street. […]
  • UPDATED: Corsicana Lions Club’s Third Annual Disc Golf Tournament Begins June 19
    From Staff Reports UPDATE (6/1/21): Once again, the Corsicana Lions Club is moving the date of the R. Lowell Thompson Disc Golf Tournament. It was decided today by the board […]
  • National Salvation Army Week, May 10-16
    Press Release Honoring the Work and Ministry of The Salvation Army in Navarro County Corsicana, Texas (May 10, 2021) – The Salvation Army in Corsicana is excited to celebrate National […]
  • RED DAY Food & Blood Drive to Take Place May 13
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: If you didn’t know, 80 percent of Navarro County residents live at or below the poverty standard. Keller Williams agents are participating in Red Day, […]
  • Kountry Kitchen Needs A New Home
    Downtown soul food restaurant looks for its next location. By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Ms. Arlene’s Kountry Kitchen, Corsicana’s downtown soul food staple, is in desperate need of […]
  • Navarro College Names Hall of Famer Whoa Dill to Baseball Coaching Position
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: April 28 – Corsicana, TX – Whoa Dill will return to Navarro College as the Bulldogs’ tenth head baseball coach in the program’s history. “We are […]
  • Hull Creative Arts Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
    From Staff Reports The Hull Creative Arts Foundation is proud to announce the winners of their 2021 creative arts college scholarships. After receiving outstanding applicants from almost every high school […]
  • Vietnam Veterans Honored in June Reception
    Veterans honored with commemorative pin By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution are joining […]
  • Daughters of the American Revolution ‘Good Citizens’ Honored
    From Staff Reports Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizens” were honored Wednesday, April 15 at its regular monthly meeting held at the First United Methodist Church. The DAR Good […]
  • Henley Reflects On Fire Chief Award, New Station Opening
    A year of challenge leads to a moment of reward By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Fire Chief Paul Henley had just gotten back from Fannin Elementary on Friday […]
  • 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 […]