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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

One victim was life flighted to the hospital after a family domestic verbal argument turned violent Tuesday, Jan. 7. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

Grimes County suffered damage from a storm that swept through the area abruptly Friday, Jan. 10, into early Saturday morning, Jan. 11, boasting heavy wind that left many residents without electricity.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

“Pride and Progress” was the theme of Mayor Bert Miller’s State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 9. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

Grimes County Judge Joe Fauth opened his State of the County presentation Thursday, Jan. 9, with a few highlights of historical significance touching on the past, the present and the future.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:03pm

One victim was life flighted to the hospital after a family domestic verbal argument turned

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Diana Cox is the lucky winner of The Examiner December Subscription Promotion. Cox who is new to Navasota as well as a new subscriber to The Examiner newspaper had her name drawn and won the 50” Samsung Smart high-definition TV.

News

The Grimes County Commissioners Court held a Regular Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, and approved a request from the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) for salary adjustments resulting from restructuring and reallocation of job duties.

The Grimes County Republican Women will kick off 2020 with a “Republican 101” overview of the convention and platform process at its Jan. 21 meeting. Leading the “lunch and learn” session at Citizens State Bank will be Senate District 5 (SD 5) State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) Woman Nita Davidson.

The Navasota Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a Regular meeting and workshop Thursday, Jan 9, to discuss rezoning properties located in the River Haven subdivision on SH 105 West/Washington Avenue.

A ruling by the Fourteenth Court of Appeals declared Michael Raska ineligible as a candidate for the office of County Commissioner Precinct 3 for Grimes County Tuesday, Jan. 13. 

Sports

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

Navasota High School athletes were honored at the annual NISD Fall Sports Banquet Monday, Jan. 13, at the Grimes County Expo Center, hosted by the Navasota Booster Club. 

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

Two locals were on opposing sides during a recent college basketball game. Navasota High School graduate Kae’ron Baker started for Louisiana College during its win over Howard Payne University, for for whom Iola High product Kyle Kildare was a substitute.

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

The Richards High School varsity boys’ basketball team has been on a roll this season. Under first-year head coach Justin Bane, the team had a 17-5 record as of Thursday.

The Navasota girls’ varsity basketball team overcame a sluggish first half to outscore Caldwell and capture a 43-22 victory.

Opinions

Jan 15, 2020 - 15:00

Much like Texas Longhorn quarterback Sam Eh-linger exclaimed after beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl last year (sorry Ms. Nickle), “We’re baaaaack!” However, unlike the Longhorns, we really are back!

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:00

I want to share some information in hopes that it will help someone. The following is a list of nonprofits that are there to help mostly veterans, but some for civilians also.

Robert E. Lee’s 213th Birthday January 19, 1807 – 2020 On Aug. 5, 1975, 110 years after Gen. Lee’s application, President Gerald Ford signed Joint Resolution 23, restoring the long overdue full rights of citizenship to Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Jan 8, 2020 - 00:00

The first time anyone of importance asked for my advice was one day when my great-uncle called me. I was still in high school at the time.

Obituaries

Mr. Arch Phillip Karonka, 83, of Anderson, passed away Thursday, January 9, at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas. Visitation with family and friends was held 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, at Nobles Funeral Chapel, followed by a service at 10:30 a.m., also at the funeral home. Rev. Edward Kucera officiated. Interment followed in Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Larry Wayne Sechelski, Sr., 58, of Anderson, died Monday, January 6, 2020, while working in New Iberia, Louisiana. A gathering of family and friends took place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a parish rosary that followed led by Susan Wisnoski.

Jan 8, 2020 - 00:00

Services for Ollie J. Thomas Dotson, 84, of Houston, and formerly of Navasota were held Monday morning at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Houston, TX with Pastor Keith Gray, Eulogist.

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Rosa Castillo, 93, of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, December 31, at her home. Visitation with family and friends was held Friday, January 3, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Navasota with a parish rosary following at 7:00 p.m.