Corsicana Native Plays for Denver Broncos! Go #65!

Louis Vasquez 65Today is Louis Vasquez Day in Corsicana, where the Denver Broncos offensive lineman starter grew up and graduated in 2005.  The town is buzzing in orange and navy to support their hometown son.  Played four seasons at Texas Tech University, helping the Red Raiders rank second in the nation in total offense (529.6 ypg) and scoring (40.0 ppg) during his junior campaign in 2007.

He was selected by the Chargers in the third round (78th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.  He helped the Chargers offense rank fourth in the NFL in points per game (25.8) during his four seasons with the franchise.  He finished as one of only three 16-game starting offensive guards in 2012 to not be called for a penalty.  Named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2009 after opening 14 games for San Diego and helping the Chargers win their fourth consecutive AFC West Division title.  Vasquez is a fifth-year offensive guard who started all 70 regular-season games played during his career, allowing only 11 sacks and committing just three penalties on offense according to Stats Inc.  He was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and All-Pro (first team) after allowing zero sacks in his first season with the Broncos in 2013.   Vazquez joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2013.

(Photo courtesy of espn.com)

Overton Branch Hosting Community Appreciation Week

The Overton branch is hosting a Community Appreciation Week this week, Dec. 9-13, with refreshments served each day.  The highlight of the week is a drawing for $500 in Holiday Cash!  Who doesn’t need that?  Anyone can stop in the branch this week to register for a chance to win.  The branch is located at 307 South Commerce Street.  And just for stopping by, you’ll also get a FREE gift just for coming in (while supplies last).

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Member FDIC.

Employee Serves as Chief Cook at Chilifest

DLarry Turner (right), Trust Officer at Citizens National Bank in downtown Corsicana, stands beside fellow Rotarian and State Representative, Byron Cook, at the Corsicana Rotary Club Chilifest event at the Cook Center on Tuesday election day serving real home-made Texas Chili.  Larry served as the chief cook.  The event was a very successful fundraiser for the Rotary Club.  They cooked and served 240 pounds of chili.  Larry said, “There may have been some flushed faces and tearing, but no one had to be transported by EMS.”

Photo courtesy of the Corsicana Daily Sun.