I went to Oakland Cemetery on Veterans Day to check on my parent’s grave and to put a U.S. Flag on my father’s grave. I have never seen the cemetery look so good with all the graves weed-eated and mowed. Thanks to the city manager and the volunteers for doing such a great job.Read more
Dear Editor, The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) fully supports and asks for your vote “FOR” PROPOSITION 9 on November 7! This Texas Constitutional Amendment is necessary to ensure that eligible Teacher Retirement System (TRS) retirees receive a COLA (cost-of-living adjustment). For MANY long-term retirees, this will be the only COLA increase they have ever received.Read more
Dear Editor, As I draft my thoughts for this letter, I am also preparing my speaker notes for two meetings with Texans Against Hight Speed Rail. Although not alive and well, Texas Central Rail is still alive. That may be a surprise to many folks. When I visited Austin in March for our rally day at the Texas Capitol, about 60 people and myself who support TAHSR, (and I serve on the board of TAHSR), visited every Representative’s and Senator’s office. Over half of those offices were surprised to hear the bullet train was still alive. Not only is it alive, it is receiving mouth to mouth resuscitation from AMTRACK and some in the Federal Government.Read more
Dear Editor, I rarely have written an opinion to the Navasota Examiner and have only done so in the past referencing our border concerns and sometimes with concerns about our local public safety issues. Other than that, I have never had a problem when asked by the media regarding topics, giving my honest and professional answers on topics that the press needed to know as journalists to do their duty to keep the public informed. The press has timelines, deadlines and their respective superiors putting pressure on reporters to get the news timely and factually to report. I can appreciate that and have always felt that my duty is to keep the press honestly informed to keep the public informed.Read more
The Grimes County College Station area is one of the most conservative areas in the state. Our state representatives for Grimes County and College Station should mirror those conservative values. Unfortunately, both the Grimes County and College Station areas are saddled with a couple of the most liberal Republican state representatives in Texas.Read more
My husband and I were enrolled in the City of Navasota's Citizens University (NCU). This eight-week class showcased each department and their staff in detail. We even had some very fun field trips throughout the weeks. It was fun meeting new community members that were enrolled as well.Read more
To the Citizens of Grimes County,
On occasion I will receive a letter addressed to, “County Judge”, or sometimes “Judge Fauth – County Judge.” Either or is fine with me.
These letters are generally regarding things that someone wants me to know and usually something that needs to be taken care of by someone. Sometimes I am that someone and sometimes I am not. If I am not the best person to address the information received, I do pass info on to those that I think can best help solve the problem or help resolve the issue.
Not all letters are anonymous, but most seem to be with the sender not identified.There is where lies the problem.Read more