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    Summertime reading at High Point

    Suzie (left) and Nicole (right) Burzynski enjoyed their morning hanging out and reading books at High Point Elementary. The High Point Elementary Library is open for summer reading and arts and crafts every Tuesday through July 30, from 9 a.m. until noon. Students can enjoy arts and crafts at 9 a.m., story time at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments to follow. Nicole and Suzie are the daughters of Cole and Jillian Burzynski and granddaughter of Trisha Harris. News

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    P&Z receives comments on Burger King sign

    Connie Clements The Navasota Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission held a Regular Meeting and workshop, Thursday, July 11, to discuss regulating wireless telecommunication facilities but before the workshop, public comments related to the newly approved Burger King sign were received. Addressing commissioners in a “citizen” capacity was city council member Geoff Horn who requested P&Z consider fine-tuning the definitions of monument and pole signs. Based on descriptions found in his research of other Texas city sign ordinances, monument signs are consistently defined as structures connected to the ground with a solid base, no clearance between the base and the ground, and 4 foot in height to 8 foot maximum. In…

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    Grimes County man arrested in Huntsville

    Matthew Ybarra Owens HUNTSVILLE- A man convicted of an aggravated robbery at Dollar General in Bedias has been arrested in a separate incident in Huntsville. Dante Owens, 21, robbed two female employees leaving Dollar General in Bedias, Jan. 13, 2017. He robbed the two ladies at gunpoint wearing dark clothing and a bandanna over his face. No one was injured but Owens made off with the lady’s purses. A warrant was issued for his arrest and Owens was apprehended in San Antonio March 17. He was involved in a minor traffic accident and authorities arrested him on the warrant and returned him to Grimes County. Owens was convicted and was…

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    10th annual gun show this weekend

    The 10th Annual Friends of Grimes County Gun Show will start Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon at the County Expo Center. The only annual gun show in Grimes County will take place this weekend at the fairgrounds as the 10th Annual Friends of Grimes County Gun Show will start Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon at the County Expo Center. Vendors from all over Texas will fill the hall with almost every kind of gun imaginable, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, pistols, women’s guns and antique weapons. The show will have vendors selling knives, ammunition, hunting accessories and self-protection devices. This year there will also be new vendors…

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    NISD board approves faculty raises

    Matthew Ybarra Courtesy photo Navasota ISD board of trustees approved pay scale raises across the board for all NISD employees at a regular scheduled bard meeting Monday, July 15. Navasota Independent School District board of trustees were all smiles after accepting all three proposed salary scale raise recommendations from Navasota ISD Superintendent Dr. Stu Musick. House Bill 3 (HB3) mandated schools to distribute 30 percent of additional revenue toward salary increases. The approximate additional revenue NISD anticipates is $2,756,835. Thirty percent of those funds are approximately $827,051. The remaining 70 percent ($1,929,784) is additional funding that can be used in the district for maintenance and operational needs. Not included in…

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    HAROLD J. URBANOSKY, SR.

    1931 – 2019 URBANOSKY Harold Jerome Urbanosky, Sr., 88, of Plantersville, died Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of family and friends took place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 9677 Hwy 6, in Navasota. A vigil service followed at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass celebrating Harold’s life was celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rev. Edward C. Kucera, Jr., pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Planters-ville, as the celebrant. The rite of committal followed at 3:00 p.m. in the Caldwell Masonic Cemetery…

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    Minor injuries in pool skirmish

    Matthew Ybarra Courtesy photo Police responded to a physical altercation July 11. Only minor injuries were reported. Navasota Police officers were dispatched to a fight in progress at the Navasota Municipal Swimming Pool, July 11, at approximately 6:57 p.m. According to Navasota Police Chief Shawn Myatt, multiple individuals at the pool got into an argument that developed into a physical altercation. When officers arrived, several individuals were in the parking lot and were leaving or fleeing the scene on foot. Myatt said officers spoke with several witnesses and were able to later locate juveniles and adults that were involved in the incident. One individual was treated and released by medics…

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    After-hours mixer at VFW

    plantersville News Ever Johnson Plantersville News Grimes County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an after-hours mixer at the Grimes County Veterans of Foreign War building, 1575 W. Washington Ave in Navasota, Thursday, July 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The city of Plantersville held their monthly meeting June 10 and discussed the State Highway 249 and Farm to Market 1774 project as well as the SH 105 and FM 1774 project. There will be a three-day symposium July 23 through 25, to hear from the leaders in autism research and practice. This year’s keynote speaker Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author and the force behind the Sidekicks…

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    Harold Urbanosky

    View The Obituary For Harold Urbanosky. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Harold Urbanosky on this permanent online memorial presented by Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.

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    Autism Symposium with best-selling author

    Ever Johnson Photograph Image/jpg Plantersville News Plantersville News Ever Johnson There will be a three-day symposium July 23 through July 25, to hear from the leaders in autism research and practice. This year’s keynote speaker Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author and the force behind the Sidekicks mobile app. Suskind’s best-seller, “Life Animated” chronicles his family’s 20-year journey raising and connecting with their autistic son. The Sus-kind’s are also the subject of an award-wining documentary with the same title. Other speakers include Dr. Barry M. Prizent, Dr. Brenda Smith Myles and Cheryl Boucher. Complimentary lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive a copy of Suskind’s…

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    KC Bazaar in Anderson Sunday

    Gail Sowell Photograph Image/jpg Anderson News Anderson News Gail Sowell Stagecoach Days at the Fanthorp Inn in Anderson are Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a trip back to 1850 as you explore what life was like traveling on the Texas frontier. Don’t miss this great opportunity to ride our mule-drawn stagecoach. Also enjoy a tour of Henry Fanthorp’s beautifully preserved inn or sit on the front porch and enjoy the sweet sound of dulcimer music. Texas Parks and Wildlife presents Fanthorp Inn to you without admission fees but with a suggested donation of $4 ($10 with coach ride) for adults and $2 ($5 with coach…

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    Eppler participates in Manning Academy

    Matthew Ybarra Eppler THIBODAUX LA-Northwestern State University and former Navasota quarterback Shelton Eppler was invited to participate in one of the most prestigious passing academies the sport has to offer. Eppler preparing for his senior season for the Demons, participated in the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux La. for three days. The academy has been in existence 20 years and has tutored some of the most accomplished quarterbacks to ever play the game. Instructors include Archie Manning and his sons Peyton and Eli. “The second day I was there we were eating dinner and Archie, Peyton and Eli are sitting at the next table over and I remember thinking I…

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    Christian Movie Night this Sunday

    Dave & Sandra Woodruff Photograph Image/jpg Bedias News Bedias News Dave and Sandra Woodruff Thank you to everyone who joined us Thursday evening for the Bedias Civic Club Independence Day celebration. A great time was had by all. The Grimes County Health Resource Center is hosting a Senior Health and Activity Day at the Bedias Civic Center today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event features bingo, lunch and a guest speaker. If you don’t already have reservations or would like to learn more about Health Resource Center’s services and programs, please call 936-870-4575. We have been offering refreshing and uplifting Christian films at Faith Outreach Christian Center, in…

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    Punica granatum – Inhibits corrosion of steel and other various metals

    Deborah Richardson Photograph Image/jpg Backyard Horticulture Courtesy photo by Bijay chaurasia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Pomegranate flowers have 3 to 7 petals. They are bright red, ruffley and odorless. Courtesy photo by M.t.lifhits (CC BY-SA 3.0) Pomegranate leaves, dark green and glossy, can be up to 3 inches long and almost an inch wide. The fruit is a berry. Courtesy photo by Amnon s (CC BY-SA 2.0) Pomegranate is a tree or large shrub, often with multiple trunks, about 10 to 20 feet high. Courtesy photo by Augustus Binu (CC BY-SA 3.0) Juice and more are made from Punica granatum. It has a hard-outer husk and an inner, spongy mesocarp with…

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    Steamboats on the Brazos

    The book, “Sandbars and Sternwheelers Steam Navigation on the Brazos,” written by Navasotian Pamela Puryear and Nath Winfield, Jr. of Chappell Hill, has become the ‘bible’ of the Brazos River steamer era. A statement in the book’s introduction claims that it is “the story of a river that was by nature never intended for navigation.” But, navigated it was, for better or worse. The Mustang side-wheeler was supposedly the first to venture as far up the Brazos to Washington-on-the-Brazos in December 1842. For the next 30 plus years, steamboats and stern-wheelers plied the Brazos as far up as Port Sullivan about 80 miles below Waco, many having their hulls scattered…

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    Lieutenant governor names members to redistricting panel

    Ed Sterling Photograph Image/jpg Capital Highlights Capital Highlights Ed Sterling AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on June 28 released the names of his appointees to the Texas Legislature’s 2021 Redistricting Committee. Patrick, who presides over the 31-member state Senate, named Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, as chair of the committee, and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, as vice chair. He also named 13 more Senate members to the committee including Sens. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston; Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston; Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway; Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, Pete Flores, R-Pleasanton, Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville; Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, Charles…

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    Harris named to all-star team

    Barbara Boxleitner Harris Eppler Acosta McCraw Garrett Harris has been rewarded for his pitching success. Playing his first year in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, the Anderson-Shiro High School graduate was named to tonight’s All-Star Game against the Frontier League. The right-hander was one of three Trois-Rivieres Aigles, including two pitchers, selected. Harris pitched last year for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League. Pointstreak, official statistician of the league, named Harris the Can-Am League’s pitcher of the month for June. He had a 3-0 record and 2.15 earned run average and struck out 42 in 37.2 innings. In 10 appearances as of June 3, he had a…

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    Navasota Evening Lions Club appoints new officers

    Courtesy photo The Navasota Evening Lions Club announced its newest officers. Pictured, L-R: Brian Colbert – Club Coordinator, Ricky Moreland – Membership Director, Gilbert Druckhammer – 2nd year Club Administrator, Bill Sears – Tail Twister, George Kizer – Secretary, Travis McAlister – President, B.J. Moody – Vice President, Larry Ritchie – Lion Tamer, Scott Byrd – 2nd Vice President and John Dockery – Past President. Not Pictured: Eddie Bosse – Treasurer, Jesse Hocker – 3rd Vice President and Al Meschke – 1st year Administrator. Community