The death of a Leander High School graduate from a fentanyl overdose has prompted state Rep. Terry Wilson, R-Georgetown, to file a bill that would require 10 hours of education annually concerning the dangers of the drug to students in sixth grade and up, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Tucker Roe, 19, bought what he thought was a Percocet pill on Instagram, according to his mother, Stefanie Turner. It turned out to be laced with a deadly amount of fentanyl, a powerful opioid responsible for more than 5,000 deaths in Texas last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The following is part five of an eight-part series based on the U.S. Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The reader should discover that these tenets carry over to all facets of life and are not limited to military service.Read more
I will start this column off with my own personal disclaimer – my views don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Navasota Examiner and I acknowledge a professional conflict of interest as a reporter for this publication.
Two state representatives and our own SD 18 senator Lois Kolkhorst have filed bills related to posting public notices by government entities. In addition, an identical companion bill to Sen. Kolkhorst’s has been filed in the House. All bills were filed by Republicans. I know some of our elected officials are giddy at the prospect of advertising government activities on the cheap. You folks reading this newspaper are seasoned enough to understand there’s more to feel-good legislation than meets the eye.Read more
This past weekend I attended my second grandchild and second grand girl’s engagement party. She is the first of my 10 grandchildren to become engaged. I know many of you grandparents will understand that when I ask, ‘Where did the time go???’ it’s really my heart that’s asking, not my head.
I sat at the opposite end of the table from my sweet Georgia and I remember being there when she went from an infant to a toddler, then from a little girl to teenager but the grown woman she has become just snuck upon me. All I could think about were those weekends she stayed with us in Bedias but talking about it to the degree I was thinking about it wouldn’t be fair to this smart, funny, beautiful accomplished young woman about to start her own family tree with an equally smart, funny, handsome accomplished young man.Read more
At a recent Planning & Zoning meeting, I heard an engineer proclaim that the local convenience store as we know it, will soon to be a thing of the past. Apparently, the “future” is full-blown truck stops. I’m really having a hard time wrapping my mind around these 18-wheeler complexes anywhere but on the interstate.Read more
This is part four in an eight-part series based on the U.S. Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The reader will no doubt discover that these tenets carry over into all facets of life and are not limited to military service.Read more
Grimes County Crime Stoppers had the opportunity to participate in the “Stop the Violence Navasota TX” rally Saturday afternoon at Friendship Baptist Church. It was organized by Terrence Creeks, Sr., the father of a recent shooting victim. Creeks is to be applauded for taking steps to bring A New Direction Ministry here to share their strategy on how Navasotans can diffuse what Rev. Coleman Cox called a “ticking time bomb.”
Given the subject matter, you would have expected a packed house. Not so, but the ability to stream live on Facebook reached the interested who were hesitant to attend. I find it disheartening that many folks in the line of fire, so to speak, won’t read the newspaper with Matt Ybarra’s coverage of the event, and many who will read it may think what’s going on has nothing to do with them. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be sitting on top of a powder keg when it explodes to get burned!Read more
This is part two of an eight-part series based on the U.S. Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The reader will no doubt discover that these tenets carry over into all facets of life and are not limited to military service.Read more