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Weeks in Review radio show launches

May 31, 2023 - 00:00
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A new radio show featuring media partners Willy 98.7 FM and The Examiner Newspaper launched May 12. “Weeks in Review” is a monthly discussion with Navasota City Manager Jason Weeks discussing what is happening in town.

In the first episode, Weeks touched on a variety of topics including annexation and growth, street and utilities capital improvements, the new graduate civil engineer and more.

Annexation & Growth Weeks said since early last year the City of Navasota has been working closely with a developer interested in constructing a 400 single-family housing subdivision along Highway 90 E (across from Cow Talk and Navasota Livestock Auction) on approximately 96 acres.

As part of the negotiations, the developer agreed to dedicate acreage within the development to allow for the construction of a new water tower, water plant, and water well which will provide water services to the 400 homes as well as future growth of surrounding properties.

The annexation process is underway and the design for utility line extensions along highway 90 from Navasota High School are nearing completion.

Weeks said to expect the construction of the new water facilities to be completed before the first home is constructed. There are a projected 830 new single-family homes being built over the next 4-5 years with projected population spike of 2,158 people. Two hundred home are planned at Pecan Lakes during phase 4. Hidden Hills (100 homes), Pecan Grove (130 homes) and Altamira (400 homes).

Graduate Civil Engineer “Many cities our size are not fortunate enough to employ an employee with engineering skills and background,” explained Weeks. “Luckily, due to our proximity to one of the leading engineering schools in the country, Texas A&M University, The City has hired a Graduate Civil Engineer, Jon Mackay.”

A Graduate Civil Engineer is a person who has a degree in civil engineering and has received the required engineering in training work experience to allow them to take the professional engineering exam.

Mackay is a 2015 graduate of TAMU College of Engineering where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. He plans to take the PE exam this summer. Jon worked in the oil and gas business for 5 years and spent the last 2 years working for a civil engineering firm in Bryan.

“With the City having an engineer on staff, we will be able to expedite services to our customers and be able to provide a better level of customer service by working with developers to find a winwin solution to their developments,” said Weeks. Mackay will oversee all the city capital improvement projects. He will assume a strategic role in the overall management of The City and acts as an advisor to departmental directors regarding development, engineering and capital improvement projects.

Listen online

Full episodes of “Weeks in Review” are available for listening at https://www.spreaker. com/user/bryanbroadcasting/ weeks-in-review. The next episode will air May 19.

To submit questions to the City Manager, email