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A full representation of the Granite Publications Company motto: One Team, One Vision, One Goal; Navasota Examiner Publisher Ana Cosino was selected as Granite Partner of the Quarter.

The Richards community provided overwhelming support at the polls during the May 1 General Election helping to pass Proposition A, a $6,995,000 bond for Richards Independent School District.

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Grimes County Sheriff Deputies were able to abstain from using excessive force while taking a suspect wielding a knife into custody. Justin Craig Fitts, age 29, remains in the Grimes County Jail on a $76,000 bond facing multiple charges.

Ana Cosino with the Navasota Examiner accepts the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year award at the Western Gala annual awards banquet Thursday, April 29.


Navasota High School student-athlete Jakayla Jones signed a national letter of intent Tuesday, April 27 with Howard College to play basketball. The six-foot post player will receive a full athletic scholarship which includes tuition, fees, books, and room and board for the next two years.


Scarborough Spartans vs Navasota Rattlers

Anderson-Shiro Owls vs East Bernard Brahmas


After working the election Saturday and on Examiner articles Sunday, I finally had some down time Sunday night to think about the dismal turnout at the county’s four early voting locations and six Election Day locations. As a disclaimer, my figures are approximate and based on access to information from my lowly position on the election totem pole. Our capable Elections Administrator Lucy Ybarra is the real authority on the numbers, but you don’t have to be an Einstein to see that Grimes County had a voting problem.

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Yes, they ran for the roses. But they also ran for an enormous paycheck. A little over $3M to be exact. The Kentucky Derby went off this past Saturday for the 174th year. Horse racing is a sport I can definitely embrace. This is a sport where all the hard work is done about 100 yards away from me, and it is done by people other than myself. The only sweat involved on my part is the accumulation on the sides of my mint juleps as I yell, “Run horsey, run!” What a workout.

Apr 28, 2021 - 00:00

Before I begin this piece, some background information is necessary. I have a younger sister and a younger brother and in 1979 our collective lives changed forever when our parents got divorced. When I got the news of their divorce at age 12, I probably reacted pretty badly, but that was just the beginning of what my “brave new world” would come to look like.

Apr 28, 2021 - 00:00

A couple of weeks ago, a “Monday Motivation” message was forwarded to me from Coach Gates. It was written by Coach Nikki Robinson to the staff for their motivation, to say thank you, and to express how we are ALL IN this TOGETHER.


May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Mr. Ray McKown, 48, of Iola passed away Thursday, April 15, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. A celebration of his life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Iola Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Joel Douget officiating.

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Mae Dell Izard, 93 years young, entered Heaven’s gate on April 23, 2021. Mae Dell was born January 25, 1928 in Cawthorne, Texas to Thomas Jefferson and Emma Frank Smith. She married Ernest Perry (Pete) Izard on August 6, 1948 which she was married for 51 years till his entrance to Heaven’s gate on October 22, 1999.

May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Clifton Gilbert were held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Salem House of Blessings in Navasota. Clifton Green, 70, of Navasota, passed away March 21, 2021, in Navasota, surrounded by his immediate family.

Apr 28, 2021 - 00:00

Edward Peter Adam, Jr., 82, of Navasota, died after the results of a tragic accident Tuesday afternoon, April 20, at his beloved Bluebird Meadows in Navasota.