83R5266 LB-D
  By: Cook H.R. No. 269
         WHEREAS, Citizens of Corsicana and Navarro County are
  gathering together in Austin on February 19, 2013, to celebrate
  Corsicana/Navarro County Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, A rich and fertile region, Navarro County is located
  in north central Texas and bordered on the northeast by the Trinity
  River; the first Anglo-American settlers arrived in the 1830s, and
  in 1846, residents were granted permission to create a new county,
  which was named in honor of Texas patriot Jose Antonio Navarro; and
         WHEREAS, Two years later, the county seat was established
  halfway between the communities of Porter's Bluff and Dresden, and
  Navarro himself chose the name Corsicana to honor the island of his
  father's birth; the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central
  Railroad in 1871 prompted rapid commercial development and
  expansion for the town; and
         WHEREAS, Searching for additional water to supply the growing
  population, drillers instead happened upon large pockets of gas and
  oil, the first such major discovery west of the Mississippi; the oil
  boom brought even more prosperity to the city, and the industry
  continues to be an important source of jobs for the community; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to its abundant natural resources, the
  county's diverse economy now includes manufacturing, distribution,
  and agribusiness, especially the production of cattle, cotton,
  sorghum, corn, and wheat; and
         WHEREAS, Since 1896, Corsicana has been the proud home of the
  world famous Collin Street Bakery, which ships its fruitcakes
  around the globe; known for its pecans, the city boasts what is
  thought to be the largest pecan-shelling facility in the world, the
  Navarro Pecan Company, as well as a Russell Stover candy factory;
         WHEREAS, Tourists have many opportunities to explore the
  region's unique history; popular attractions include the Glenn
  Cumbie Museum of Aviation and Military History, which is located on
  former World War II training fields, the Pearce Museum, which
  features interactive Civil War exhibitions and western art, and
  Pioneer Village; and
         WHEREAS, The county also offers a wide range of outdoor
  activities for people of all ages; the proximity of
  Richland-Chambers Reservoir, Navarro Mills Lake, and Lake Halbert
  provides ample opportunities for recreational activities such as
  boating, fishing, and waterskiing; and
         WHEREAS, Celebrating their rich history as they look forward
  to a bright future, the residents of Corsicana and Navarro County
  are justifiably proud of their heritage, and their county's many
  ongoing contributions to the Lone Star State are indeed deserving
  of special honor; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize February 19, 2013, as
  Corsicana/Navarro County Day at the State Capitol and extend to the
  visiting delegation best wishes for a meaningful and memorable stay
  in Austin.