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Grace Mendez

Grace Mendez earned gold in Weapons Performance, silver in Traditional Performance, a bronze medal in Point Sparring and grand champion in Overall Advanced Division.

Lillian Mahan

Lillian Mahan earned four silver medals in Weapons Performance, Black Belt Open Performance, Traditional Performance and Point Sparring.

SPRING – Navasota Lady Rattler’s historic softball season ended against the defending 4A State Champion Liberty Lady Panthers Saturday, May 7, at Grand Oaks High School.

May 11, 2022 - 00:00

Examiner photos by Matthew Ybarra: Local ministers, veterans, elected officials, city and school administration, first responders and members of the community gathered Thursday, May 5, at Grimes County VFW Post 4006 for a time of prayer in observance of the 71st National Day of Prayer. One-by-one ministers prayed for the nation, veterans, schools, first responders, leaders etc. Following the prayer session there was fellowship and a free barbecue meal. National Day of Prayer was sponsored by Grimes County Ministers Fellowship and Navasota Kiwanis Club.

Following a public hearing, the Navasota City Council approved a variance request at its April 9 Regular Meeting to allow the installation of an LED programmable sign by the First Presbyterian Church, 302 Nolan Street.

Sports

HOUSTON – It was a historic win for the Navasota Lady Rattler softball program over the Booker T. Washington Golden Eagles at Delmar Stadium Friday, April 29. Navasota earned its first playoff win in program history with a 19-0 victory in the 4A Bi-District round of the playoffs.

The stage is set for a winner-take-all 4A Bi-District Playoff matchup between the Navasota Rattlers and Mickey Leland College Prep Academy Knights Friday, May 6, at Navasota High School’s Boenker Field. First pitch is set for 8 p.m.

ANDERSON – The Anderson-Shiro Fighting Owl baseball team will face-off against the Van Vleck Leopards in the 3A Bi-District Playoffs Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at Morton Ranch High School, 21,000 Franz Road in Katy.

Malaiya Jedkins won the triple jump in McNeese State University’s last outdoor track and field meet before the Southland Conference championship.

Opinions

May 11, 2022 - 00:00

While the rest of Texas has had weeks to recuperate from the initial shock of their 2022 Notice of Appraised Value, Grimes County residents experienced their seismic event just this past Friday. As one well-known Navasota elected official said, “I nearly fainted!” I would imagine that right now the Grimes Central Appraisal District (GCAD) is about as popular as Harris County Elections Administration upon discovering 10,000 mail ballots weren’t entered into the count on primary election night! I certainly had a lot of thoughts whirling around in my head.

May 4, 2022 - 00:00

For those unfamiliar with the origins of Mother’s Day, it came about because of copywriter Anna Jarvis’ efforts to honor her deceased mother, Ann. It was May 12, 1907, when Jarvis held a memorial service in Grafton, West Virginia, paying homage to her mother’s volunteer work. Within five years, every state was observing Mother’s Day and President Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday in 1914.

Facing the inevitable can be difficult. Take getting older, for instance. It’s not just time working against you. There is also mother nature, and there is gravity. So many forces at play that contribute to the process, the results of which we see in what becomes the daily aging reminder rituals, e.g., the unforgiving mirror when we shave or the merciless scale that we occasionally and bravely climb onto.

Apr 27, 2022 - 00:00

Is it sick to love a vehicle? I sure hope not because I really, really love my truck. It’s my ex-truck now, but during the 31 years that she was mine we got very close.

Obituaries

May 11, 2022 - 00:00

Rita Zaragoza, 78, of Navasota, passed away Wednesday, May 4, at her son Matthew’s home in Madison, Alabama. Visitation with family and friends was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Faith Outreach Christian Center in Navasota with interment following in Oakland Cemetery. Pastor Henry Sanders will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

May 11, 2022 - 00:00

Edward Szymczak died on April 29, 2022 following a long illness. Ed was a native Texan, a graduate of St. Thomas high school, and held degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.

May 11, 2022 - 00:00

Mrs. Neva Joyce (Grant) Walkoviak, 76, of Plantersville, passed away Thursday, May 5, at CHI St. Joseph Healthcare in College Station. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Navasota with interment following in Plantersville Cemetery. Elder David Hickson will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

May 4, 2022 - 14:12

Edward Szymczak died on April 29, 2022 following a long illness. Ed was a native Texan, a graduate of St. Thomas high school, and held degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.