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Aug 10, 2022 - 08:18

EXAMINER PHOTOS: Children enjoyed the afternoon cooling off from the summer heat Monday, Aug. 8, at the annual “Wet and Wild Day” hosted by Navasota Public Library. Each year Navasota Fire Department provides the water source of fun!

Jason Weeks, City Manager of the City of Navasota, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Aug 10, 2022 - 00:00

State Representative Kyle Kacal and State Senator Lois Kolkhorst are the guest speakers at the Tuesday, Aug. 16, lunch meeting of the Grimes County Republican Women.

Aug 10, 2022 - 00:00

EXAMINER PHOTO: The Young family spent their morning on historic Railroad Street catching up on local news in The Examiner. They said they enjoy reading the paper and watching the trains pass by. They particularly enjoyed the Best of Grimes. Pictured left to right are Ashley Young holding Henry, Elliot, Emma and Georgie.  

Sports

Two Navasota softball players are heading to play at the next level, but accolades from their historic season continue to come in.

Jul 27, 2022 - 00:00

The 2022 Navasota Rattler football season is within striking distance. Any player (9-12 grade) wanting to play football must attend two-adays.

Malaiya Jedkins has decided where she will compete next in track and field.

The Navasota Lady Rattler varsity volleyball team finished first in the Aggieland Summer Volleyball League at Madisonville High School going a combined 8-3 throughout the season and tournament play. Pictured front row left to right: Emma Bohack, Brianna Stokes, Callan Katkoski, Davia Byrd, Leslee Soto and Hannah Dimmel. Back row: Robbie Morton, Leeyah Abercrumbia, Kylie Steptoe, Mallory Heathcott, Kylie Maxson, Avery McKinney and Coach Melanie Seltzer. Courtesy photo

Opinions

Millions of Texas children are heading back to school this month, as early as this week in some districts. The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to be especially alert and focused when driving in school zones and near bus stops. Drivers are further reminded that a new Texas law requires drivers to stop and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, according to TxDOT. The Lisa Torry Smith Act is named after a young mother killed in Missouri City in a crosswalk as she walked her son to school. The driver received a $50 fine for failing to yield, according to numerous media reports.

Aug 10, 2022 - 00:00

Groucho Marx famously said, “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” When it comes to Grimes County’s White Man’s Union Association (“WMUA”), I would say truer words were never spoken.

In 2019, I wrote a couple of columns about late night telephone debates with my gentleman friend over his use of the words piddling, dilly dallying and frittering. I really do try to avoid constant critiquing of his use of the English language but he knows me too well. He laughs it off and says, “You just can’t help yourself;” however, his most recent mispronunciation, when said aloud, is worse than hearing Rihanna’s fingernails scrape across a blackboard. The word? “Sammich!”

Aug 3, 2022 - 00:00

Friends, readers, and colleagues I must start this piece with a bit of a confession to make. I am not obsessed, but I do have an unusual affinity for Dixon Ticonderoga pencils. I’m not sure where or when this started, but as a writer I can tell you that they truly are the best in the world. I have at least a dozen or so at strategic locations around my house in case I get a spark of inspiration to write something. I keep some in my car, in my truck, in my desk, and in other locations as well. I probably have a couple hundred of them that I can put my hands on at any time. Why this particular writing instrument, you might ask? It just works for me, I guess. The smell of a just-sharpened pencil takes me back to elementary school, I suppose. I also have a professional grade pencil sharpener that produces a very very sharp point. So, enough about me, let’s dive into the history of this wonderful piece of engineering.

Obituaries

Aug 10, 2022 - 09:38

Mrs. Janice (Roeshot) Konarik, 81, of Navasota, passed away Sunday,August 7, at the Seasons on Water Street in Navasota. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota. Rev. Matthias Dinger will officiate. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Nobles Funeral

Aug 10, 2022 - 00:00

Nancy Lopez, 52, of Navasota, passed away Monday, August 1, at her home. Visitation with family and friends was held Thursday,August 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rev. Giovanni Nguyen officiating. Rite of Committal followed in Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. Nancy was born in Navasota, Texas on September 20, 1969 to Joe and Louisa (Navarro) Lopez, Sr. Many people knew her from the 15 years she worked as a waitress and cashier at Hilley’s Café. She was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church and enjoyed dancing, going on vacation with her daughters, and spending precious time with her grandbabies and extended family members. Nancy’s goal and proudest accomplishment in life was being the best single mother to her daughters that she could be. Nancy is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Miguel Hurtado and Lisa and Juan Lopez; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Karen Lopez; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Rosa and Federico Rodriguez and Yolanda and Christopher Luhn; grandchildren, Cristian, Jennifer and Mikey Hurtado (plus one on the way), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Aug 3, 2022 - 00:00

Marilyn Schultz, 85, of Shiro, passed away Saturday, July 30, at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 5, at Shiro Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Kott officiating. Interment will follow in Independence Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.