In this week’s edition of Grilling Stafford with Navasota City Manager Brad Stafford, Ana Cosino and Kenny Graves, Stafford discusses a variety of topics including an Independence Day celebration.
Texas Farm Bureau Agents Gina Buehring and Brac Jones and Texas Farm Bureau Agency Manager of Grimes County Ryan Mullins fed all employees of the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office a barbecue lunch Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22. The duo wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication to the community during the pandemic. Examiner photos by Ana Cosino
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise with the number reaching 99 total cases.
Navasota Lady Rattler alumna Keaundra Eddings was named to the Spring 2020 Don Wilhelm Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Blinn College. Athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA and pass a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level courses to make the prestigious honor roll. Eddings plays basketball for the Lady Buccaneers. Courtesy photo
Paden Hurst went into the rodeo circuit’s break on a high note.
Solomon McGinty’s interest in a professional football career hasn’t diminished.
ADAM CRENSHAW (SR.)
District 26-2A Offensive MVP, District 26-2A 1st Team Academic All-District, 2019-2020 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Boys 2A All-Region IV Team, 2019- 2020 Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Academic All-State Honorable Mention.
RICKY FLORES (SR.)
District 26-2A 6th Man of the Year.
Recently my gentleman friend and I engaged in some of that late night telephone bantering that we often do. After being gone all day, he got home late and we talked while he unloaded his car. His late arrival had interrupted the schedule of his little dog Jellybean, who is accustomed to an evening dog biscuit, or as he calls it, “a cookie.” Just like everyone else who likes to give a dog a treat, he makes her “perform.”
To lay a fellow service member to rest is the most solemn duty that a veteran or active duty member can experience. Members of the United States military act with selfless service, pride, and respect to the point that it is in our DNA. This is part of what makes a servicemember’s final sendoff so emotionally impactful. We are all in it together.
As we have done for more than a decade, this week’s Examiner will celebrate the amazing seniors who are graduating throughout Grimes County. We put their names and pictures in the paper; we introduce you to their intended majors and high school hobbies. The Examiner celebrates these students as if they are our own—in some cases they are, such as my nephew Mark who is in the top 10 of his class at Navasota and has committed to TAMU. He and all of his fellow graduates make me proud of this community and the things we will achieve in the future. It is because of the students’ hard-fought achievements that we put together this section each year. Yet, this special section is one of the few things that will be “normal” for the 2020 graduates from Navasota, Anderson-Shiro, Iola and Richards.
One of the most contentious and anxiety inducing topics to come out of the COVID-19 crisis is the infected patient’s right to privacy as opposed to the community’s right to know. Since the median age in the United States is 38.3 years (born in 1982), few are left who remember quarantine signs posted on the doors of those with diphtheria, polio, scarlet fever or smallpox, and many of those folks have now died from the virus. To explain how we arrived at this right to privacy would take more space than I have, but all I can say is that after reading some forgotten history, I’m conflicted.
Henry Leon Haferkamp, 94, of Navasota, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Thursday, May 21. The family plans to have a memorial service celebrating his life at a later date. Cremation details have been entrusted to Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Rickey Wehmeyer, 66, was suddenly and unexpectedly called to join the Lord Monday May 18, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson with Reverend Kermit Bostelman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
James Herbert Thigpen of San Angelo, Texas, passed away after a lengthy illness on May 14, 2020.
Mr. Joe Shimshack of Loranger, LA died on May 13, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center. Joe was born on March 19, 1937. He was 1 of 9 children.