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Sep 29, 2023 - 09:39

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a three-vehicle accident on Texas 249 that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Navasota woman. 

Navasota Police are investigating early morning burglaries at three local restaurants.

Grimes County VFW Post 4006 Auxiliary recently received a good inspection. Auxiliary members pictured left to right: Peggy Johnson, VFW Post 4006 Trustee, Kandy Barbeau, District 17 Jr. Vice President, Ronnie Wiley, District 17 President, Georgia Molitor, VFW Post 4006 President and Janis Frenzel, VFW Post 4006 Treasurer.


Sep 27, 2023 - 00:00

Texas Game Wardens play a vital role in wildlife conservation, search and rescue efforts, and enforcing laws. Grimes County showed support for game wardens at the Gear Up for Game Wardens event at Moody Ranch Outfitters Sept. 20. The fundraiser helps fund needed equipment not in the normal budget.


Navasota 0, Bellville 2 (17-25, 8-25) Top Players: Halle Lowe cited for best digs and back row play. Malaya Burrell was cited for front row play.

Sep 27, 2023 - 00:00

The Navasota Rattler junior varsity football team continued its undefeated season with a convincing 43-20 win over the El Campo Ricebirds.

Sep 27, 2023 - 00:00

CALDWELL — Navasota seventh grade Fang football teams took the sting out of the Hornets Sept. 19, shutting out Caldwell in both A and B team games.

Sep 27, 2023 - 00:00

KOUNTZE - The Anderson- Shiro Fighting Owls used an early scoring barrage, an overwhelming running game and solid defensive play to overcome close calls and notch their first district win, 26-14, over the Kountze Lions.


This story begins in the spring of 2002 when my best friend from high school, Pat, called me up and asked if I wanted to join him on a hike. You might remember Pat from some other escapades that have been aptly described in this fine publication. The 5-day hike, Pat said, would take place in Washington and we would climb Mount Olympus. He had completed the hike before and all I had to do was follow him. The adventure seeker in me immediately agreed and we started making plans. What could possibly go wrong?

Sep 27, 2023 - 00:00

Clothes make the man! Dress for success! I’ve heard those sayings all of my life. They’re words of advice passed on from mother to child to secure a successful entry into the workplace and society. Not so for Pennsylvania Democrat Senator John Fetterman who recently received a pass to work in the hallowed halls of the United States Senate in his trademark hooded sweatshirt and baggy gym shorts. Many of us of a certain age find his choice of apparel in the Senate chamber disrespectful to his colleagues, his constituents and to the process of running this country.

Sep 20, 2023 - 00:00

For this article, I had to get some help from one of my good friends and local realtors Yolanda Fultz. Being that she is also involved with our local Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce, I knew she would have several great suggestions for me - and that she did!

Have you ever heard the phrase or comment, Risk versus Reward? Sometimes, to see the greatest “reward”, you may have to take the greatest “risks.” Management consultant and educator, Peter Drucker, stated, “There are some risks that you cannot afford to take... and there are some risks that you can’t afford NOT to take.”


Arthur Lee Smart Jr., 70, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. He was born April 7, 1953 in Navasota, TX to Arthur Lee Smart Sr. and Etta Mae.

Joann Elizabeth Schoonmaker Cole, 78, passed into her next life on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Joann was born in DeKalb, Illinois on October 13, 1944, to Ralph Ellis and Thelma Hulda Haithcoat Schoonmaker. She was the youngest of three daughters. Her childhood and early adult years were spent in Illinois. Joann graduated from Genoa (Illinois) High School and later attended Blinn Junior College.

 Madelaine Carol Jackson was born on February 11, 1947, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Orin and Betty Jo Leathart. She passed away in Houston, Texas on September 14, 2023.

We lost our most precious earthly gem – Rose Ann Padron Vinson Friday, September 8, 2023 while hospitalized at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas at the age of 73.