Experience the Taste of Corsicana: 3 Pizzas Worth Every Bite
This article presents an exploration of three exceptional pizzerias in Corsicana. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Cockfighting ring busted in progress in North Texas, officials say
NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas — Texas law enforcement busted a cockfighting ring in progress Saturday morning in Navarro County. The Navarro County Sheriff's Office said its deputies "made a surprise visit" to a cockfight in progress in the 13000 block of NW 3050 Road in Purdon. There was a fighting ring, live and deceased birds at the location along with other evidence to support cockfighting, the sheriff's office said. The property owner was arrested, officials said.
Big In Texas: The Biggest Drag Strip In The Lone Star State
Our Big In Texas series continues with a hard one to pin down, "The Biggest Drag Strip In The Lone Star State". Your dad probably took to ball games or fishing. While we did a bit of the latter, my dad was all about the drag strip. These were the days when the names of the drivers were thrown around like rock stars and the races were hyped like WWE matches. I saw the greats, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, and the rivalry between Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen. I was able to witness real drag racing history in real time.
S.RES 22 passes, NSR to become college-elected position
The Student Association passed a resolution to include an election for new students to select their new student representatives. Prior notice was waived, and the resolution passed Feb. 26. According to Brown College NSR Zain Rahman, this resolution aims to make NSRs feel like valuable and heard members of the...
Beyond Fondy 24/7: advocating for fairness
Editor’s Note: This is a letter to the editor that has been submitted by a member of the Rice community. The views expressed in this opinion are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the Thresher or its editorial board. Letters to the editor are fact-checked to the best of our ability and edited for grammar and spelling by Thresher editors.
Construction begins on two new residential colleges
After the demolition of the old Sid Richardson College building finished last semester, construction of the two new colleges will begin soon. The colleges will each have the capacity of over 300 beds, President Reggie DesRoches announced May 19, 2023 — similar to McMurtry, Duncan and Sid Richardson Colleges, which each have a current capacity of exceeding 300. The other eight colleges have between 232 and 291 beds, the Thresher previously reported.
Mexican Gastronomy in Corsicana: Your Guide to the Top 4 Restaurants
In this article, we'll be exploring four delightful Mexican restaurants in Corsicana. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
WLAC Presents the play “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson at Cook Center Planetarium
Warehouse Living Arts Center (WLAC) of Corsicana is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of Silent Sky, a captivating play by renowned playwright Lauren Gunderson. The production, under the skilled direction of Jake Wade, will take place in the unique setting of the Cook Center Planetarium on the Navarro College campus March 14 through the 17.
Ennis Police Celebrate Officer Lance Watson's Graduation from Prestigious Law Enforcement Leadership School
In a press release that's got local police precincts abuzz, Lance Watson has been heralded for completing Class #143 from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration School of Police Supervision. Known for churning out some of the finest in law enforcement leadership, the Institute's latest graduation was highlighted on the Ennis Police Department's Facebook page, which praised Watson's exceptional leadership skills accompanied by "great character, empathy, and leadership."
Palestine Westwood clinches spot in regional tournament with win over Palmer
ATHENS — Freshman Kavian Bryant scored 33 points as Palestine Westwood punched its ticket to the Class 3A Region III Tournament with a 65-52 win over Palmer on Tuesday night. According to the UIL archives, it is the first time in program history that the Panthers have advanced four...
OUT TO PASTOR: Ice cream really solves a lot of my problems
Like everybody else, I face problems almost every day. Or maybe I should say, my problem faces me. Every Monday, when I get up, I say to myself, “How many problems will I have this week? How many will I solve?” Unfortunately, myself never replies back. Problems are...
Ellis County Commissioners honor Paul Perry posthumously
ELLIS COUNTY – When Pct. 3 Ellis County Commissioner Paul Perry died earlier this month, it left a vacant seat on the dais that will be hard to fill. Perry was up for re-election in May and running unopposed. With his passing, the county’s election code outlines what should...
Inaugural State of Black event brings together students, administrators
Rice’s Black Student Association held the first annual State of Black event Feb. 16. According to event coordinator Sean Nyangeri, Black students attended the event to share their experiences of being Black at Rice with administrators. According to Nyangeri, a McMurtry College sophomore, President Reggie DesRoches, Provost Amy Dittmar...
Zeisha Bennett sees the world through her camera lens
Zeisha Bennett was shocked when her Myers–Briggs personality test labeled her an extrovert. She had always considered herself an introvert, but something had to change for her to go from bedroom self-portraiture to fashion shoots in Prague. “I realized that I had to talk to people to get things...
Chaus launches new art gallery
Coffeehouse unveiled new art lining the walls of their cafe space on Feb. 18, featuring student artists and photographers. The project is helmed by keepers of coffee Caroline Leung and Kate Hilton, who lead a committee called “Espresso Yourself” that aims to highlight student creativity and art. Espresso...
Midlothian, February 26 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Lake Ridge High School basketball team will have a game with Waxahachie High School on February 26, 2024, 19:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Owls struggle to fly: Women’s basketball drops third straight game
The Rice women’s basketball team, which spent much of this season soaring near the top of the American Athletic Conference standings, extended their losing streak to a season-high three games on Sunday afternoon. In a battle of the Owls, Rice fell to Temple University, 75-66. When the game tipped...
Students in need are blinded by financial aid process
Rice reached a $33.75 million settlement on Feb. 23 in the financial aid “cartel” lawsuit that alleged Rice, as well as 16 other peer institutions, unfairly limited aid for students at need-blind universities. Nine other universities have also settled in the case. Rice maintains that it has provided...
Rice baseball players connect with newest Owl fan at Texas Children’s Hospital
The Rice baseball team unknowingly gained a special fan during its game against Sam Houston State Feb. 20. Watching the game from her room on the 23rd floor of the Texas Children’s Hospital that night was Jaelyn Kirby, a 16-year-old patient who was getting treatment for Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic condition she was diagnosed with three years ago.
New environmental engineering B.S. introduced beginning 2024
A new environmental engineering bachelor of science degree is set to begin in Fall 2024, according to an email sent out to civil engineering students. Currently, environmental engineering is included under the civil engineering program, but the launch of the new program will formally separate the two programs into different degrees.