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Blood Drive June 11 and 13

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The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Runoff Election is approaching. June 15 is the final day to register. Early voting begins Monday, June 29.

Navasota Grimes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunchtime webinar Friday, June 12 at noon, titled “Business Finances – Post COVID Options.” Register online at

Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville is hosting the Soleil Wine Club Legendary Pickup Party Saturday, June 27, from noon till 6 p.m. at Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville.

Interested in helping your community get registered to vote? Grimes County Elections Office offers free training to become a Deputy Voter Registrar. Classes will be held Aug. 7 and Sept. 9. Spots are filling up fast so reserve your spot by calling 936-870-4422.

Charlie Diggs is hosting the second annual Classics at the Courthouse event June 21 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Grimes County Courthouse, 100 South Main Street in Anderson and will feature a variety of classic and unique cars. The event includes food trucks, live music and is free to the public. Automobile show entries are $20, and registration is available upon arrival.

Navasota ISD began the Summer Feeding Program June 1 and it runs through July 17. Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. till noon at John C. Webb Elementary School in Navasota. Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be available to all students ages 0-18. Students will need to be present to receive the meals.

First United Methodist Church, 616 Holland Street in Navasota is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive June 11 and 13 from 11:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Gabriel’s Project is sponsoring a June Blessings Babies Collection for diapers of all sizes, infant socks and bottles. Drop off can be made in church foyer or at Gabriel’s Project room by the barn. If you are pregnant or have a newborn and need Gabriel Project assistance call 936-894-2223. Thanks in advance.

The City of Navasota will host the Navasota Freedom Festival Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. till 9:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the Navasota Center and finish in downtown. Plenty of activities for the entire family will be available downtown.

The Grimes County Clerk’s Office has resumed operations with temporary hours from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. You will need to make an appointment for a marriage license. Only two customers will be allowed at a time. Customers are asked to wear face protection and use hand sanitizer when entering the building. Please be patient with them and thanks in advance.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in food benefits through the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program to families with children that temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due to COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19, IRS has extended the filing of federal taxes deadline until July 15, 2020.

Texas Renaissance Festival is accepting applications for 25 new vendors and attractions. Applicants are asked to send a complete business proposal, photos, or samples of their merchandise, art, demonstration piece to or access the vendor application online. Proposals and samples may be sent to: Jennifer Pierce, c/o Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX. 77363.

Prayers and deepest condolences to George Flyod’s family, Breonna Taylor’s family and the Stoneham and Clay families on their loss.

Happy birthday to Melanie Watson, Shelia Berry, Stella Lakey, and Nai’Yani Parker.

Please have all news/birthdays/anniversaries/etc. to me by noon Thursday. Send news to or call me at 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.