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Jul 24, 2024 - 00:00

Addressing the unsustainable net losses incurred by the city-sponsored Texas Birthday Bash (TBB), the Navasota City Council authorized City Manager Jason Weeks to execute the Texas Birthday Bash Event Management Agreement with Charlie Diggs Entertainment. This action came during the July 22 Regular Meeting.

Grimes County Commissioners Court replenished county volunteer fire department coffers by approving Beryl expense reimbursements of $2,000 each for the Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Plantersville, Richards, Shiro, Todd Mission and Whitehall VFDs. The $16,000 will come from exhausting Contingency and several other funds and borrowing from the VFD run pool, refunding the run pool at the end of the fiscal year.

Entergy Texas president and CEO, Eliecer Viamontes issued a letter of appreciation to customers following Hurricane Beryl.

Jul 24, 2024 - 00:00

Sons of the Republic and Fanthorp Inn honored Kenneth Lewis Anderson with a special ceremony at the Fanthorp Family Cemetery July 21. Anderson was the last vice president of the Republic of Texas and is the namesake of the Town of Anderson.

Sports

Jul 24, 2024 - 00:00

Ceily Simpton of Navasota comes out of the chute quickly and rounds the first barrel during a competition at the 74th annual Taylor Rodeo July 18 to July 20 at the Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Adrian Castillo was selected to the United Soccer Association All–State team. Castillo was a captain for Navasota High School during his junior season and helped lead the Rattlers to the UIL 4A State semifinal game.

Three Anderson-Shiro Lady Owls earned a spot on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State honorable mention team. Jade Buchanan is a junior third baseman. Ally White (sophomore) and Caylee Longoria (freshman) are both pitchers. 

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Grimes County Elite fought their way through the loser’s bracket to earn the 2024 Perfect Game Gulf Coast 9U World Series in Destin, Florida.

Opinions

My husband David and I love attending downtown concerts so we can do two things: people watch and dance! For years now, we have seen a man dressed in a cowboy hat and jeans dance with all the ladies. He is full of life, not shy and always here for a good time.

As the dog days of August approach and electric bills soar, the Public Utility Commission is reminding consumers of rules in place to protect them from having their power disconnected due to financial difficulties, especially during extreme heat.

I’ve been transcribing local law enforcement reports for The Beat page since 2017 but have noticed a disturbing trend where the ‘fairer sex’ is concerned. While all manner of assaults committed by both sexes increased during the 2020 Covid nightmare, assaults committed by females continue to increase. The last few years, I shared my observations with a few folks but reading about the 54-year grandmother charged with abusing her 4-month granddaughter prompted me to write about what I’m privately thinking – women may not be quite the peace makers some like to think we are.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

The following is a letter that I had intended to send to my mom but I ran out of time.

Obituaries

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ms. Vadie Marie Paulhill Buckner, 75, of Shiro, TX. Full of love, strength, and resilience, she touched the lives of all who knew her.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Catherine Gibson, 65, of Navasota, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024. No formal services are planned at this time.

Josephine “Jo” was born near Navasota, Texas on February 6, 1938 to Oscar and Aileen Brooks, the second child of what would become nine sisters. She attended Memorial Baptist Church in Navasota and was wed there to Donald Leland Myers in 1956. They had three children: Donald Myers, Jr., Brooks Myers, and Joy Come Johnson. Jo lived, worked in Nebraska, Iowa and several cities in Texas throughout her life, making many friends along the way.

Roy Morales, 60, of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in Grimes County. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2024. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, all services at Christ Our Light Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery of Navasota. Services are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.