About Us

It all began as a dream. Publisher, Kris Smith, wanted to bring integrity and fair reporting back to Navarro County. Promising a full color printed publication, The NavCo Chronicle was born in September 2020.


Her Junior High English teacher, Lisa West, lit a fire for education and writing. Kris began writing for fun in late 1999 with a new local newspaper in Freestone County.

In 2010, after the unexpected passing of her husband, she decided it was time to return back to work and she began working with the Navarro County Times staff. It was there that she learned so many things in such a short time. Then publisher Julianne Dodge taught her about newspaper layouts, graphics design and much more that Kris has taken to heart while building the NavCo Chronicle.

The Future

The Chronicle has recently celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary and is newspaper of record for 3 incorporated towns in Navarro County: Dawson, Richland, and Blooming Grove.

Grab your copy of the NavCo Chronicle at a newsstand near you or call the office at 903-257-3060 to order your yearly subscription.