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Join the Grimes County Republican Women Tuesday, Jan. 19 as Grimes County Judge Joe Fauth shares the past, present and future of Grimes County in a special “State of the County” message.

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Courtesy photos Grimes County residents enjoyed a rare snow day Sunday,

Did someone call NINE-YUM-YUM? Hurts Donut will be visiting Navasota Thursday, Jan 14 at noon.

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Courtesy photos


Darrell Lovings reached a milestone before the winter school break.


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VARSITY BOYS Tuesday, Jan. 5

Don’t miss the opportunity to get back on the field and “kick it” with old friends and teammates. The 2020-21 Navasota Lady Rattler Soccer team is hosting its annual alumni game at Rattler Stadium Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m.


“COVID incarceration proves to be false imprisonment.” That is what this week’s Connie’s Corner headline was supposed to be. Until I received the results of my “second opinion” test, I was 99.99% certain that I did not have Covid-19 and was the victim of a false positive. Taking steps to retest, I had agreed to accept the results and let it go if they came back positive too. They did and I lied.

Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” This event happened in the 1890’s when Twain was travelling abroad. Some folks noticed his absence and leaped to the conclusion that he was dead (seriously?). Well, actress Tanya Roberts is one person who can feel Twain’s pain. Or, more accurately, could have felt it.

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I have what I hope you will consider ‘Good News!’ Starting Feb. 2 and every Tuesday thereafter, there will be a program on the local radio station called “Vet Voices.”

This article comes from an entry in my personal journal that I wrote almost twenty years ago when I was a newcomer to Navasota. Not much has changed here, thank goodness!


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Lorraine Dorothea Merdian Allphin, 87, of Plantersville, died Friday morning, January 8, 2021, at Golden Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Navasota.

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Mrs. Edith Lou Cooey Walpole, 82, of Iola, passed away Saturday, January 9, at her home. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Carlos Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Saffle will officiate. Interment will be in the Patton Cemetery in Patton, Texas on Sunday, January 24, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

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Wayland Eugene Cummins, 85 of Navasota, passed away Thursday, January 7, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Visitation with family and friends will be held Thursday, January 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, at New Hope Church in Navasota with Dr. Max Brand officiating. Interment will follow in Stoneham Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

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Funeral services for Willie Lee Henderson, 46, of Navasota, was held 11:00 a.m. Sat., Jan. 9, 2021, at Salem House of Blessings, 1515 E. Sycamore Street in Navasota. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery in Anderson, Texas. Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the church.