The local Robert Raines Chapter NSDAR finished the 2022-2023 year with a commemorative event and awards luncheon April 29 at FBC in Navasota. The speaker, Denise Bennett, came dressed as Adrienne, wife of the Marquis de Lafayette, Regent Kathy Cave Wells attended as Martha Washington (her first cousin 7x removed), and SAR member John Thompson attended as the Marquis de Lafayette, in honor of the final farewell tour by the Marquis de Lafayette.Read more
After lengthy discussion about exterior materials, Navasota’s Planning & Zoning Commissioner approved the preliminary site plan application submitted by Wildflyer Mead & Beer Co. for the development of a retail/ bar/restaurant at 221 S. Railroad Street. The motion at the Thursday, May 11, meeting approved the application “as presented” but required a metal sample be provided to P&Z for approval. It also identified the project as a renovation, as opposed to new construction, based on interpretation of City’s Central Business District design standards.Read more
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Grimes County for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.Read more
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation announced that Preservation Texas selected the Courtney School, built in 1913, for a place on its exclusive 2023 list as one of the Most Endangered Places (MEP) in Texas.Read more
A mobile mammogram bus will be available at Navasota Public Library July 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center at Texas Southern University, tsu.edu, in partnership with The Rose, therose.org, will offer free mammograms. Insurance is not required. The bus will be available to the first 27 women, 40 years of age or older. Apply at form.jotform. com/230614713241142. This link has information specific to Navasota and includes Spanish.Read more
Navasota Mayor Bert Miller signed a proclamation May 9, declaring May 7-14 as the 104th celebration of National Music Week in Navasota. The Music Study Club of Navasota is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Texas Federation of Music Clubs. MSCN has been promoting the celebration of music week in the City of Navasota since 1919. Pictured with Mayor Miller are MSCN members, from left to right: Marilyn Bette’s, Cynthia Todd, Joyce Jackson, Laura Purcell and Carol Gessner.Read more
The City of Navasota honored and celebrated various departments during Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13.Read more
Boys Scout Troop 361 hosted a game design and leather craft day May 13, for its members. Navasota Police Officer, Kyle Fritz, and his Dungeons and Dragons Crew members led the game which allowed scouts to work on focused behavior, cooperate with players of all ages and skill sets, practice problem-solving skills, taking leadership roles, practicing risk assessment and applying math and science knowledge. Abigail Mahan helped the scouts design their own leather dice trays they could use in future D&D game quests. They learned to cut leather squares, apply fasteners, use basic leather tools including a hole punch, mallets, grommet application tools and a heat press.