At the Wednesday, June 2, meeting of the Grimes County Commissioners Court, commissioners hammered out a new lease agreement between the County and the Grimes County Fair Association (GCFA).
A record-setting crowd flooded the Grimes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for the start of the 2021 Grimes County Fair with a sold-out concert featuring Aaron Watson and special guest Doc West Saturday, June 6. The fair continues throughout the week. For more Grimes County Fair photos see page 2. For fair results view the special 2021 Grimes County Fair tab in the June 30th edition of The Examiner. Examiner photos by Matthew Ybarra
An early-morning crash Monday, June 7, claimed the life of 42-year old Rhoda Nimako of Houston and sent another to the hospital with critical injuries.
A wreck on Texas State Highway 6 South Sunday afternoon, June 6, resulted in one person being transported to the hospital.
The W.B. Bizzell Academy hosted their annual graduation ceremony for the 2021 graduating class at Navasota Junior High Thursday, June 3. Examiner photo by Celeste Anguiano
FAIRFIELD - It was a phenomenal finish to the Little Dribblers season for Anderson-Shiro with three teams competing in the National Little Dribblers tournament in Fairfield and the Junior Girls winning the National Championship.
I am not a young guy anymore. It took me about 10 years past my 30th birthday to figure that out. It took me about 15 more years to realize that I’m “oldish.” It’s a made-up term, but it says a lot about where I’m at right now on my latest circle around the sun.
At the last Navasota city council meeting, I heard that same lame claim again, this time in reference to the proposed pedestrian and bike lane projects – “Nobody knew about it!” I’m reminded of Strother Martin and his memorable line in Cool Hand Luke when he said, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” But there’s more to that popular line. He continued, “Some men, you just can’t reach.”
One of the things I’ve learned I can live without over these past many months has been the movie theatre. Sad to say, the theaters have been considered a prime location to potentially spread virus. As a result, the movie theater business has been severely impacted. Where were drive-ins when you needed them, you may ask. Well, the closest is about 40 miles away last time I looked.
A friend of mine, during a recent lengthy hospital stay, misplaced his cell phone. He asked me to contact his daughter to let her know his phone was lost because she would be worried about him. I was happy to help. I just needed to know her phone number. The conversation went something like “Okay, so what’s her number?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Who would know it?” “Her friend Katy.” “Okay, so what’s her number?” “I don’t know,” he replied. It began to sound like an Abbott & Costello routine.
Robert V. Zaragoza, Sr., 70, of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, June 1, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Visitation with family and friends was held Thursday, June 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel, followed by a parish rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass was held 10:00 a.m, Friday, June 4, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rite of Commital following in Oakland Cemetery. Rev. Brian Eilers was the celebrant. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Bryan Jacob Box was born December 19, 1989 in Channelview, Texas. He passed away in Austin, Texas on May 18, 2021, in a tragic accident.
Annette Johnson Wilbourn, 79, formerly of Quitman, Texas passed away on May 28, 2021.
Valgene “Gene” Benker went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 1, 2021.