Opinion

  • Father’s Day
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I admit to feeling a little lonely every Father’s Day. I’m not a father to small humans myself (though I […]
  • Memories of J.N. Eden Sr
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Tales From Eureka and Southern Navarro County As a young girl growing up, one of my favorite couples was Mr. […]
  • It’s Not Even Summer Yet??
    By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette I doubt there’s anyone out there more irked than I am about ERCOT’s request for us to keep our thermostats […]
  • Dining Memories Around Town
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can “What do you want to have for dinner tonight?” That’s the great daily question forever asked in my household, and […]
  • Lake Houses
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can A few weeks ago, the Missus and I were invited to a friend’s lake house. We ate chicken from the […]
  • Back to the Movies
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can This weekend, I finally got to reacquaint myself with a familiar experience I haven’t done in over a year: Going […]
  • Military Mom’s View on Memorial Day
    By Martha Phillips – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Memorial Day is just around the corner. It’s been a difficult holiday for this military mom for a few years […]
  • Transparency
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I’ve gone back and forth about if I’ve wanted to share this as part of my column, but I make […]
  • The Glamping Experience
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Glamping, a shortened word of the phrase “glamorous camping,” is exactly what it sounds like: The great outdoors mixed with […]
  • Perhaps Too Routine
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can As a standard, I tend to be pretty spontaneous. I have to be when it comes to my work (or […]
  • Towards the Future
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Starting a new and ongoing publication has given me a unique opportunity to see what sort of content resonates with […]
  • Letter to the Editor: Animal Shelter Gives Voices to Animals
    By Tom Stewart EDITOR’S NOTE: This article features an image and a written depiction of an injured animal. Reader discretion is advised. Her name was “Ramona.” At least that is […]
  • The Travel Bug
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can As life moves us into spring, and the weather gets (somewhat) warmer, the travel bug has been biting me hard. […]
  • Memories of Bonnie and Clyde
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette In 1934, my great uncle gave my dad a book written by Clyde Barrow’s sister, Nell Barrow Cowan and Bonnie […]
  • Being A Better Writer
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can This may come as a surprise to some, but I spend a lot of my time writing. I write every […]
  • I Got the Second Vaccination Shot. This Is What It Was Like
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can It’s been said the second Moderna or Pfizer vaccination shot produces a stronger reaction than the first round I received, […]
  • Memories of the Navarro County Youth Expo: Part II
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette When our daughter, LeAnn, turned 9 she happily joined 4-H and purchased her first show heifer. The animal was purchased […]
  • Two Years In
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Two years ago, after a 20 year absence, I moved back to Corsicana. It’s been an interesting experience, a sense […]
  • Memories of Navarro County Youth Expo
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Youth Expo is just beginning for the 2021 year. In earlier years, the Fair and Rodeo were […]
  • Preserving History
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I finally finished writing the last few words of my book. For anyone who has ever attempted to write a […]
  • Six Months of the Gazette
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Last week marked two milestones for the Navarro County Gazette: The Facebook page cleared 1,000 “Likes,” and the site celebrated […]
  • Recollections of the Chandler Store in Eureka
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette In our Eureka community along Highway 287 there were two grocery stores with gas pumps. One was near the Gin, […]
  • I Got the First Vaccination Shot. This Is What It Was Like
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I decided to talk about something different this week for my column, and I’ll be approaching this experience from a […]
  • My Dad
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I gave a talk to a group of people last Thursday, invited by a longtime friend of mine. I talked […]
  • Days with Dad Trading Cattle
    By Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Growing up in Eureka many years ago, things were decidedly different than today. My Dad bought and sold livestock for […]
  • One Week Later
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can “May you live in interesting times.” The quote popped in my head after yet another day of single digit weather. […]
  • Counting Down
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can What a weird day. I find myself periodically looking out the window, waiting for the “magic” to happen, as it […]
  • EDITORIAL: Weekend Weather Coverage
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Dear readers of the Navarro County Gazette: As always, thank you so much for your continued support for our young and still growing […]
  • Self-Care
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can With COVID-19 always being in the background as the number one health issue right now, it’s easy to overlook other […]
  • Dr. Rogers
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I was reminded of a valuable lesson this weekend about the path I’ve chosen for my career. As a journalist, […]
  • These Times, They Are A-Changin
    By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette And they are strange. Strange indeed. Never in a million years did I think when we started a business in […]
  • Still Adjusting
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can The Missus and I went to a sushi restaurant in Dallas yesterday, a rare treat. The restaurant was pretty empty, […]
  • My Video Store Memories of Corsicana
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can With the impending closure of Family Video, the last of the chain video stores, I’ve been thinking a lot about […]
  • Plating is Such Sweet Sorrow
    By Melissa Dean – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Downhome Downtown Ladies and Gentlemen, your days of Pinterest fails and the deep-rooted sorrow which accompanies such fails are over! […]
  • A Snowy Weekend
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can It has been a long and challenging week. There’s a lot to process from these past few days, with subjects […]
  • The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can It’s hard to put into words what kind of year 2020 was (largely due to some of those words being […]
  • Room At the Table
    By Melissa Dean – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Downhome Downtown When I was a kid, it was always a beat down to have to sit at what was […]
  • 2020 Retrospective
    By Jody Jordan – Special to the Navarro County Gazette In early March of 2020, we knew there was a virus, what it was called, and where it came from. […]
  • The Holidays Are A Full-Time Job
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can There’s always such a weird feeling the day after Christmas. The constant and non-stop running. The music, and decorations, and […]
  • Failing Up
    By Julie Mitchell – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Years ago, after my son was born, I got the wild hair to do a play for the first time […]
  • EDITORIAL: New Features For the Navarro County Gazette
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Can you believe the Navarro County Gazette has been around for three months already? It’s been quite the ride for us, and we […]
  • My Essential Christmas Specials
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can With Christmas just next week, I am already well into my holiday special viewing mode. I enjoy Christmas movies. They […]
  • Because It’s Fun to Say Charcuterie
    By Melissa Dean – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Downhome Downtown Ok, so we are back at it again! That’s right, it’s Christmas time in the city. The holidays […]
  • KFC For Christmas
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I’m a big fan of holiday tradition, especially for this time of year. I have my favorite routines, my favorite […]
  • Downhome Downtown
    By Melissa Dean – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Hi, my name is Melissa Dean, and since this is my first offering to the Navarro County Gazette, I thought […]
  • WANTED: Holiday Reader Submissions
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can With December already in full swing, the days are ticking down on the holiday season, and the Navarro County Gazette […]
  • Didn’t Go Quite As Planned….
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can That seems to be the theme for a lot of people this week. It certainly was for me. I thought […]
  • 2020 Vision
    By Julie Mitchell – Special to the Navarro County Gazette My whole world changed in a year that changed everyone’s whole world. My experience with cancer has felt like a […]
  • Beginning to Look A Lot Like ….. What, Exactly?
    By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Here we are on the verge of Thanksgiving, and once again uncertainty is the buzzword of the week. Uncertainty about […]
  • A Visual Christmas
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can This is a weird time right now. The Gazette’s server changes haven’t started yet like I planned, so it’s been […]
  • 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 […]
  • No. Seriously. It’s Time To Bring Back Corn Dog 7
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can About a year ago, I wrote a piece for my former publication detailing my want to see Corn Dog 7 […]
  • Things Change
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can With the Halloween season having wrapped up, the monsters have been taken down, it’s time to focus on an ending…. […]
  • Keeping Kids Safe For Halloween
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Well gang, Halloween 2020 is here, and this should be an interesting one. It’s hard to say how this year […]
  • Thinking Outside the Box For Halloween
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can I’ve mentioned earlier that my Halloween plans are going to be a little different this year. I’ve set up the […]
  • EDITORIAL: Regarding Lost Pets and Adoptions
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Gazette has been looking into another aspect of coverage to diversify our content: Pet adoptions, lost pets, and animal welfare. […]
  • A Journey to Holy Health
    By Captain Jennifer R. L. Schmidt – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Forming A New Support Group- PPNA- People Pleasers Not Anonymous For years I have joked that I […]
  • Remembering Those Early Halloweens
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can When I about about 3 or 4 years old, my mother made me a clown costume for Halloween. Mom was […]
  • The New Halloween
    I expect, one way or another, Halloween will be a little different this year. Last month, I started reading articles about how some places are canceling public events like parties […]
  • Business in These ‘COVID Times’
    By Deanna Kirk – Special to the Navarro County Gazette For those who may not know, after nearly two decades with our local print newspaper, I left in 2019 to […]
  • Halloween Brings Movie Traditions
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can October is finally here! I can finally talk about the spooky stuff. Since the missus and I are more inside […]
  • The Moments of “Yes”
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can Everyone has that one song. You know the one: Whenever it comes on, it transports you back to that first […]
  • Walking Into Fall
    Yes We Can By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For the last six months, I’ve been walking. Getting out of the house and walking a mile or more has […]
  • The First Week
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Yes We Can What a week! First off, let me say “Thank you” to everyone who has liked, commented, or congratulated us in […]
  • 19 Years Later – A Remembrance of 9/11
    Looking back to keep moving forward By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette No matter how many years pass, where you were on 9/11 remains a vivid memory for those […]
  • Back in the Saddle
    By Guy Chapman Yes We Can It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper column. My intention was to maintain a regular writing schedule on social media during my […]
  • A Retrospective of Battletoads
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Let me take you back for a moment to my 8th grade year; 1990-something. Thirteen year-old me was sitting in class one […]