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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Blinn College, announces the opening of a temporary driver license office at the Blinn College Student Center in Brenham. Beginning Monday, July 15, Texans may visit this temporary office for full, in-person DL services. Members of the Texas Highway Patrol will also office at this location.

Four Grimes County students receive education funds

Shiro, Texas, June 6, 2024 – Tenaska Frontier Partners, Ltd., owner of the Tenaska Frontier Generating Station near Shiro, has awarded a total of $12,500 in scholarships to five graduating high school seniors in Grimes County. Each student received a $2,500 scholarship as a part of the Tenaska Scholarship Program.

The Grimes County Republican Party swore in the 2024-2026 precinct chairs and officers at their annual organizational meeting July 1. The meeting was held at the Grimes County Justice and Business Center and Grimes County Judge Joe Fauth administered the oath of office.


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Adrian Castillo was selected to the United Soccer Association All–State team. Castillo was a captain for Navasota High School during his junior season and helped lead the Rattlers to the UIL 4A State semifinal game.

Three Anderson-Shiro Lady Owls earned a spot on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State honorable mention team. Jade Buchanan is a junior third baseman. Ally White (sophomore) and Caylee Longoria (freshman) are both pitchers. 

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Grimes County Elite fought their way through the loser’s bracket to earn the 2024 Perfect Game Gulf Coast 9U World Series in Destin, Florida.

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The Texas Rebels basketball team swept the competition Saturday, July 13, at the Big Bang Showcase at The Gym in Humble. They defeated Team TWB Blue in overtime, 60–59; the Houston Prospects, 53–18 and JL3 Elite FUTR, 53–38. Pictured from left: Head coach Donald Wesley, Devin Jackson, Gabe Ramon, Jer’Torious Blair, AJ Delarosa, Cemaurion Smith, Caden Clark and Robert Miller.


I’ve been transcribing local law enforcement reports for The Beat page since 2017 but have noticed a disturbing trend where the ‘fairer sex’ is concerned. While all manner of assaults committed by both sexes increased during the 2020 Covid nightmare, assaults committed by females continue to increase. The last few years, I shared my observations with a few folks but reading about the 54-year grandmother charged with abusing her 4-month granddaughter prompted me to write about what I’m privately thinking – women may not be quite the peace makers some like to think we are.

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The following is a letter that I had intended to send to my mom but I ran out of time.

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported.

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Hopefully by the time you read this, Hurricane Beryl will have come and gone and left our county unscathed. I’m cognizant of the power of hurricanes and the damage they can inflict. We’ve been fortunate in that respect locally; however, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve looked forward to hurricane season because the last few years they provided rainy days for me to indulge in something I don’t get to do very often – quilting. The feel of good quality 100% cotton fabric under my fingertips, the pitter patter of rain on the roof, the rhythmic hum of my Bernina and a good TV mystery or tearjerker DVD is my idea of Heaven on earth. Well, at least until the power goes out!


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Catherine Gibson, 65, of Navasota, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024. No formal services are planned at this time.

Josephine “Jo” was born near Navasota, Texas on February 6, 1938 to Oscar and Aileen Brooks, the second child of what would become nine sisters. She attended Memorial Baptist Church in Navasota and was wed there to Donald Leland Myers in 1956. They had three children: Donald Myers, Jr., Brooks Myers, and Joy Come Johnson. Jo lived, worked in Nebraska, Iowa and several cities in Texas throughout her life, making many friends along the way.

Roy Morales, 60, of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in Grimes County. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2024. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, all services at Christ Our Light Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery of Navasota. Services are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Virginia Juanette Gaydon, 85, left this world to be with her beloved husband and daughter on Tuesday morning July 9th 2024. She was a devoted wife, a devout Christian, and a most cherished Mammaw to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.