WHEREAS, Proud citizens of Navarro County are coming
  together in Austin on March 6, 2019, to celebrate Navarro County
  Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, This region of rolling blackland prairie was once
  inhabited by the Ione, Kickapoo, and Comanche, and early
  Anglo-American settlers built a fort on the Navasota River in
  1833; Navarro County was officially organized in 1846 and named
  for Jose Antonio Navarro, a hero of the Texas Revolution; and
         WHEREAS, Corsicana was founded in 1848 as the county seat
  and named after the island of Corsica, the birthplace of
  Mr. Navarro's parents; the arrival of the railroad after the
  Civil War helped Corsicana to become the region's leading center
  for the trading and shipping of cotton, grain, wool, and
  hides; and
         WHEREAS, In 1894, drillers seeking more water for
  Corsicana's growing population struck oil and gas instead,
  leading to the first oil boom and the longest continual flow of
  oil in Texas; since that initial strike, more than 200 million
  barrels of oil have been produced in the county; and
         WHEREAS, Today, Navarro County's multifaceted economy
  revolves around advanced manufacturing, information technology,
  the oil and gas industries, and agriculture, primarily the
  production of cattle, cotton, sorghum, corn, and wheat; and
         WHEREAS, Corsicana is known far and wide for its DeLuxe
  Fruitcake, a creation of the 119-year-old Collin Street Bakery;
  the town is also home to:  the Navarro Pecan Company, the largest
  pecan-shelling facility in the world; a Russell Stover candy
  factory; Oil City Iron Works, a foundry established in 1866 that
  produces industrial parts and equipment, with over 7,000 active
  patterns; and Corsicana Bedding, Incorporated, which was founded
  in 1971 as Tipton Manufacturing and is still leading the
  industry, having become one of the most solid bedding
  manufacturers in the nation; and
         WHEREAS, Notable attractions in Corsicana include the
  Lefty Frizzell Country Music Museum, the restored Palace
  Theatre, and Pioneer Village, a re-creation of a 19th-century
  Texas town; in addition, Navarro College boasts the Cook Center
  Planetarium, the largest domed theater in Texas, and the Pearce
  Museum, which contains extensive collections of Civil War
  documents and Western art; and
         WHEREAS, Residents and visitors alike enjoy abundant
  opportunities for boating, fishing, waterskiing, and other such
  pastimes, thanks to the proximity of Richland-Chambers
  Reservoir, Navarro Mills Lake, and Lake Halbert; and
         WHEREAS, Honoring their rich heritage even as they embrace
  the challenges and opportunities of the future, the citizens of
  Corsicana and Navarro County may indeed take pride in the vital
  role their community has played in the story of the Lone Star
  State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby recognize March 6, 2019, as Navarro County
  Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting delegation
  best wishes for a meaningful and memorable stay in Austin; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this special day.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 27, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate