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Grimes County commissioners moved forward with approving adjustments to the county salary structure Wednesday, May 5, but stopped short for now of approving a salary cap extension.

May 12, 2021 - 00:00

PLANTERSVILLE – A 35-year old Plantersville man, Agustin Molina, led officers on a brief vehicle and foot pursuit Sunday, May 9.

May 12, 2021 - 00:00

Mayor Bert Miller read a Proclamation recognizing May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week of May 9-15, 2021 as National Police Week. The Proclamation recognized NPD’s “essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Navasota” as well as their “faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities.” Also remembered were “those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community.” Examiner photo by Connie Clements

At the Monday, May 10, Navasota city council, council members approved the canvass of votes for the May 1 City Election. Mayor Bert Miller, unopposed, was declared reelected and Grant Holt was reelected with 84.58% of the vote in a contested race. After administration of the oath of office by Municipal Court Judge Pat Gruner, Miller and Holt were elected by their fellow council members to continue as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, respectively.

Sports

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.

JUAN VARGAS – FRESHMAN

Scarborough Spartans vs Navasota Rattlers

Anderson-Shiro Owls vs East Bernard Brahmas

Opinions

Thank you, James Taylor, for blessing us with those genius lyrics. I have been singing that song in my head for many years now and the more that I hear it, the deeper the meaning of the song becomes. I was able to equate it to a sermon I heard once in church. I John 3:18 says, “Let us stop saying that we love people, let us really love people and show it by our actions.”

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.

Obituaries

May 12, 2021 - 00:00

Linda Brynn Kirkland Miller, of Frisco, Texas, went home to be with the Lord April 26, 2021 at the age of 78. She was born August 2, 1942 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the eldest of three siblings.

May 12, 2021 - 00:00

William Scot Nevill, 54 of Iola, passed away Monday, May 3rd at CHI St. Joseph Hospital in College Station. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 5th at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota, Texas. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 6th at Bedias Baptist Church with Jerry Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Cemetery in Iola. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. Scot was born in Bryan,

May 12, 2021 - 00:00

William ‘Floyd’ Hurry, 89, of Richards, TX passed away on April 23, 2021. Floyd was born in Richards, TX on January 23, 1932 to William Monroe and Celia Belle Hurry.

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.