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Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

IOLA - Iola Independent School District will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 21, due to COVID-19. Regular school hours will resume Monday, Jan. 24.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

A 63-year-old Navasota woman, Denise Nobles Wells, was fatally shot in an overnight shooting.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

Department of Public Safety Corporal Jason Dominguez was awarded Grimes County Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award. Dominguez was vital in saving the life of DPS Trooper Juan Tovar who was shot in the eye by mass shooter Larry Bol lin who killed one person and injured five others. Presenting the award is Crime Stoppers President Connie Clements. See more photos on page 15.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

Navasota honored Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade through downtown Navasota Saturday, Jan. 15. The parade has grown throughout the years and this year was one of, if not the largest ever. "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward," MLK. See more photos on page 15.

Sports

Kae’ron Baker’s new year started with a career milestone.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

NAVASOTA JUNIOR HIGH

Kae’ron Baker has been recognized for his basketball play.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

WHARTON – Navasota entered District 24- 4A competition with a decisive 58-41 win over the Tigers on the road Friday, Jan. 14.

Opinions

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

We, as humans, are social beings by design. We have been gathering in groups since the beginning of mankind itself and togetherness is essential to our human condition. We are not meant to be alone. However, within every group there is always room for conflict. The ups and downs of living in concert with one another is part of what life is all about, in my opinion. It’s the interactions with others that makes life more meaningful, more livable. That being said, not every interaction we have with another person is a positive one.

Jan 12, 2022 - 00:00

There are so many stories about people finding lost class rings, antique coins, gold nuggets and all kinds of treasures just laying on the ground waiting to be found. Some of you may remember Casey Kasem, long-time host of the American Top 40 countdown broadcast. Casey would close each radio show with the phrase “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Inspiring as that quote may be, it is completely contrary to, and will work against, efforts on your part to find your own treasure. More about that to follow.

Jan 12, 2022 - 00:00

Back before the Christmas holidays, a former coaching friend of mine, who was from the Brazos Valley area, called me up and the first thing he said was, “What’s all that ‘Rattling’ I’m hearing about in Navasota?” After a short pause, I replied, “What are you talking about?” Then he shared that he had been hearing and seeing some great stories about all of the programs, facilities, and the great things going on both at Navasota ISD and in the town of Navasota!

Jan 5, 2022 - 00:00

If you are of a certain age, I’m sure that you remember that iconic ad campaign for the U.S. Army. The jingle is probably running through your mind right now. (You’re welcome!) It ran from 1980 until 2001 and it was the Army’s most successful advertising venture, coming in as one of the top 20 advertising campaigns of the 20th century. But what does it really mean? For me, as a senior in high school in the 1980s, I took it at face value that I could literally be more than myself by joining the Army. It turned out that I was right, but as I got older and wiser the slogan took on new, deeper meanings.

Obituaries

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

Alvin Charles Esterak, 91, of Tomball, formerly of Highlands, TX, died Wednesday morning, January 12, 2022, at Heritage of Tomball where he had been a resident for the past 11 years.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

Jack Wayne Nabors died peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2022 at the age of 85. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Jim William Nabors and Dorothy Evelyn Bartay Nabors. He graduated from Conroe High School, and attended Del Mar College on a football scholarship and later Sam Houston State University.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

James Ray (Jim) McAteer, 81, of Navasota, lost his battle with Parkinson’s Disease January 31, 2021, at the VA facility in Temple, TX. He was attended by his loving wife, Lila, and her daughter, Leota Hubbard.

Jan 19, 2022 - 00:00

JoAnn McClosky Schillaci, of Anderson, passed away on Saturday, January 15, at the age of 82. Surrounded by her loving family, she joined the Lord peacefully.