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At the Wednesday, July 21, Grimes County Commissioners Court meeting, a request to provide vital statistics services online was approved, an amended animal shelter agreement was postponed, and a motion related to contractor permitting fell short of a second.

In April, the Horlock House Art Gallery and History Museum became “home” to two new resident artists, Arienne Boley and Jacob Jimerson. The collaborative effort between the City of Navasota and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley (ACBV) is in its eighth year of providing time and space for artists to hone their craft.

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Realtors help people realize their dream of owning a home, and Thursday, July 22 over 50 people attending the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce Realtor’s Breakfast at the Navasota Center learned what makes the Grimes County area attractive to potential homeowners

Navasota’s Planning and Zoning Commission conducted two public hearings Thursday, July 22 - the first related to a zoning change to allow development of 103 homesites, and the second for a conditional use permit to allow construction of a medical facility.

Sports

Alexus Freeman took part in the Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta.

Tyler Eppler’s best pitching effort this minor-league baseball season resulted in a league honor.

LEFT: The Grimes County Major Softball All Star team finished second in the Texas East District 13 tournament. Pictured front row left to right: Jolie Dreher, Madison Mock, Blakelyn Lowe, Brayla Hilfreath, Bailey Sellers. Back row: Coach Kye Hildreath, Kori Baggett, Jenna Gressett, Sophia Trejo, Jenna Jurney, Emma Musick, Catherine Devillier, Brylee Yargo, and Coach Justin Mock. Courtesy photos

Grimes County Machine Pitch All Star baseball and softball teams wrapped up their season competing in the Little League East District 13 tournament with a pair of great showings.

Opinions

Dear readers, if you are just tuning in, this is the latest installment of my 90-day journey into the unknown realms of my relationship with my wife. In doing so, I have taken it upon myself to step back and to more or less play the role of her boyfriend instead of her husband. So here is what I have been doing lately.

Well, today’s my birthday and you know what that means – retrospection time. Twenty years ago, I couldn’t imagine being 20 years older. I didn’t like thinking about it either because I was a morbidly obese, hypertensive diabetic, and discussions about life expectancy made me a little uncomfortable.

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Strictly for entertainment value, I find a quick review of the latest conspiracy theories can be a great source for a chuckle. I don’t like to say these ideas are “crazy” per se. Perhaps another term like “nutty as a fruitcake” or “screwball” better describes them. The following theories came to me from a relative of mine. Sadly, I’m not kidding (i.e., you can’t choose your relatives):

Nope, this column isn’t about the 1959 Doris Day- Rock Hudson movie and it’s not about intimate secrets shared between the sheets. It’s about my pillow, and I don’t mean MyPillow but MY quest to find a pillow that works for me.

Obituaries

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Mrs. Aminuan Saylors Webb, 90, of Navasota, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at First Baptist Church of Navasota followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Rev. Clyde Larrabee will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

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Jackie E. Phillips, 70, of Richards, was called into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, July 23, 2021. Visitation with family and friends was Tuesday, July 27f, rom 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and Rite of Committal will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Stoneham with Monsignor Adam McCloskey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Jul 21, 2021 - 00:00

A Celebration of life for Clifton Bernard Love “TEX”, 45, of Navasota, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 24, 2021, at Missionary Camp Baptist Church, 9429 CR 423, in Navasota. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. for friends and relatives final viewing. Burial will follow in the Dennis Bryant Cemetery also in Navasota. Clifton passed July 15, 2021 at CHI St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas.

Jul 21, 2021 - 00:00

James “Jim” Charles Hancock, of Kingsland, Texas passed away at home on July 7, 2021 with his wife by his side. He was born in Gregg County, Texas on October 14, 1937 to Charles Byrd Hancock and Dimple Merle Knott Hancock.