On behalf of White Hall Community VFD, I would like to invite community residents to attend business meetings held the first Monday of each month. Meetings help the community know what is going on with the department, they can ask questions and visit with volunteer firefighters and auxiliary members. This is not a means of getting you to join, but a way of supplying information about our department. However, we are always ready for new members. Training for firefighters is planned by our Training Coordinator, Christopher Vickers.Read more
Our neighbors Charlie and KK White and Tug and Regan White held a grand opening Friday for their new wedding venue, Camp Hosea, on their property, 17476 FM 3090 between Anderson and Carlos just off FM 244. The venue is a peaceful and beautiful country setting that will charm all that visit it. Their first wedding is in May. Good luck to the White family on their new venture. Google Camp Hosea to check it out.Read more
Everyone knows I try to support my grandchildren at their school programs. I learned not to be too competitive and do something to embarrass them like I used to do to Jordan. Bean played baseball in Bellville Friday at Faith Academy. Fortunately, there was a father from Somerville who took over the yelling, arguing an out that was called on Bean. He had me laughing. The team does not have strong pitchers and they walked in quite a few runs. The coach started moving boys to the mound. The loud father hollered at Joni that Bean would be pitching. She laughed and said no, but he was placed on the mound. I lost count, but I think he was the seventh boy on the mound and the last! That big boy has never pitched, and you could tell! He threw a couple of strikes, but the other pitches were really wild. I was laughing so hard that I started coughing. Another parent from Somerville came over with a cough drop for me!Read more
Iola Food Pantry distributed food Feb. 18, at Iola Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. It was well attended with several stopping for a variety of canned goods, meat, bread, eggs and desserts. The pantry is open the third Saturday each month for anyone in need of a helping hand.
Glenn and Betty Harmon had family visiting from Lincoln, NE over the weekend. They had 13-inches of snow in Nebraska. I’m sure glad it didn’t snow here.Read more
Spring Break is March 13-17, enjoy and be safe!
City of Plantersville held a special meeting Feb. 27. There were several items discussed including the Plantersville-Stoneham VFD sign, certification of unopposed candidates for the May election, and a survey conducted by GrantWorks. The next meeting is March 20, at 7 p.m. at Plantersville Town Hall.Read more
Campsis radicans, trumpet vine or trumpet creeper, is a perennial Texas native. It is a deciduous woody vine that can get 40 feet high and 10 feet wide using aerial roots. Its opposite leaves have 9 to 11 leaflets with sawed edges. It climbs by wrapping its stem around a support. If a stem touches the ground it will root. The vine is strong enough to bring down some structures. In Latin Campsis means "to curve". Radicans means "stems with roots".Read more
Anderson Food Pantry, 367 Fanthorp St. will be open March 2 from 9 a.m. until noon. All residents of Grimes County in need of food can participate. For more information, contact Renee Fredwood, 936-873-5005.Read more
Last Friday I had the pleasure of a full day with Jackson. Jack is seven months old and was booted out of daycare in College Station because he had a low-grade fever. His mom and Kaleigh both teach at Wellborn Junior High and his mom was an assistant dance instructor at Navasota when Paige was there. Little Jack had to get used to Gingi but I guess I did okay because he did not want to sleep. Kacie says the reason that little ones do not want to sleep here is because they don’t want to miss anything. Little Man was not too sure about the baby.Read more