Grimes County, TX


The Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has awarded its Jim Beard Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to Benjamin Trice, a senior at Iola High School. Each year, the Chamber of Commerce scholarship committee reviews applications received from high school seniors throughout Grimes County.


The unemployment rate continues to fall for Washington and surrounding counties. Data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows that Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in March to 3.5 percent in April. A total of 525 residents were unemployed countywide in April, compared to 551 the month...

Grimes County citizen’s invited to attend public meeting and provide input on future strategic plan

If you have any ideas, thoughts, or comments on the future plan for Grimes County, you will get a rare chance to voice your input at a meeting next week. “Next Wednesday, May 25th, we are asking the public to come out, and participate in a Resiliency Meeting, hosted by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG). We will discuss the strengths, and weaknesses, of Grimes County so we can create a strategic plan for upcoming years,” said Commissioner Barbara Walker at Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court.
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Carl D. Dry, 88, of Navasota, TX passed away May 7, 2022. Carl was born February 14, 1934 in Apollo, PA. He served 10 years in the US Air Force before coming to Texas. Carl enjoyed country music and mowing the grass. He loved the Grimes County community and dedicated his life after retirement to serving his fellow veterans. Carl served as Grimes County Veteran Service Officer until 2011. He was a member and past commander of the Grimes County VFW Post 4006.

Car fire at Checkers Gas Station south of Navasota extinguished with help of off-duty firefighters

Off duty fire fighters from Houston helped contain a potentially dangerous situation, after a car caught on fire at a local gas station on Sunday. That happened at the Checkers Gas Station, off Highway 6 at FM 2 in Grimes County. The car’s front end was engulfed in flames near one of the pumps, and two off duty HFD fire fighters assisted in keeping the blaze away from the gas pumps by using fire extinguishers.

Navasota man passed out drunk at College Station apartment arrested on two Grimes County warrants

Reports for a drunk man asleep outside an apartment early Saturday morning eventually lead to the arrest of a Navasota man on numerous Grimes County warrants. College Station PD say they responded around 9 am Friday morning to Sundance Apartments for the man, lying face down on his stomach, wearing no shoes. Upon waking him, the man said “please do not use the yellow gun,” in reference to the officers taser.


The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public regarding a group of burglars. In the past month, Grimes County Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to at least two confirmed burglary locations involving, what appears to be, the same group of thieves. These two locations have been in the south end of Grimes County. Each location was unoccupied at the time of the burglaries but it appears as if all suspects involved are armed. They appear to be wearing all black, each of them has gloves on, and all are wearing masks. There are a total of 5 suspects involved in these incidents and appear to be in the same vehicle. The still shot image posted below depicts three of the suspects standing outside of a targeted location. The surveillance footage shows they ride by this targeted location before parking but the footage is too dark to decipher a vehicle description.

Grimes County burglars targeting vacant, vacation homes

ANDERSON, Texas (KBTX) -The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a group of burglars. Investigators say this spring they have responded to several burglary locations involving the same group of people. The suspects are hitting homes that are vacant during the week, like vacation homes. Investigators tell us as many as five people have been caught on cameras but identifying them is nearly impossible because they wear black clothes, have masks and gloves on.

NewQuest Properties bring a 1,000 acre community to Plantersville

PLANTERSVILLE, Texas — NewQuest Properties out of Houston, Texas have arranged the first major land transaction this year in Grimes County. This transaction is kicking off plans for a 1,080-acre residential community. It's the latest example of the continued expansion of the greater Houston area into the Brazos Valley.
Navasota Examiner

Stagecoach Days, Anderson VFD fund raiser

Winner number 37 of the 2nd Annual St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 52-week gun raffle was drawn Sunday, May 8. The winner of a Sig Saur P365 SAS, 9mm is Alex Kimich of Cypress. The next drawing will take place Sunday, May 15. Grimes County Mobile Food Bank will be...
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Commissioners approve Resolution for vet award

Grimes County Commissioners honored veterans Wednesday, May 4, by approving a Joint Resolution in support of the Grimes County Community Service Award. Nearly a dozen veterans accompanied American Legion McCluskey Post 640 Commander Steven Storey and Grimes County VFW Post 4006 Commander Harold Reed who presented the Resolution. According to...
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Schaper speaks to Keith Civic Club

Several area residents attended the wedding of Jordan Alexis Banta and Michael Cole Johnson Saturday, April 30, at the Ranch House in Caldwell. The young couple will make their home on CR 175 at the old Trant home in the community. The weather was warm, but everything went well. The wedding was performed by Rev. Blane Trant who is well known in the Keith community. Following the wedding a meal was served. May God bless them in their life together.
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A community built on prayer

Examiner photos by Matthew Ybarra: Local ministers, veterans, elected officials, city and school administration, first responders and members of the community gathered Thursday, May 5, at Grimes County VFW Post 4006 for a time of prayer in observance of the 71st National Day of Prayer. One-by-one ministers prayed for the nation, veterans, schools, first responders, leaders etc. Following the prayer session there was fellowship and a free barbecue meal. National Day of Prayer was sponsored by Grimes County Ministers Fellowship and Navasota Kiwanis Club.
Navasota Examiner

Appraising a taxing situation

While the rest of Texas has had weeks to recuperate from the initial shock of their 2022 Notice of Appraised Value, Grimes County residents experienced their seismic event just this past Friday. As one well-known Navasota elected official said, “I nearly fainted!” I would imagine that right now the Grimes Central Appraisal District (GCAD) is about as popular as Harris County Elections Administration upon discovering 10,000 mail ballots weren’t entered into the count on primary election night! I certainly had a lot of thoughts whirling around in my head.
Navasota Examiner

TLC Sanchez, GCRW speaker

Texas Latino Conservative founder Orlando Sanchez is the guest speaker at the Grimes County Republican Women’s May 17 meeting. Orlando Sanchez was elected Harris County Treasurer in November of 2006, the first immigrant to be chosen county-wide by the voters for a non-judicial office. He served in that office until December 2016, overseeing Harris County’s multiple bank accounts, paying the county’s expenses and serving as an independent set of eyes in overseeing spending of county taxpayer dollars.
Navasota Examiner

Exploring additional ESD

With growth imminent in Grimes County, a group of Grimes County community members are exploring the potential of proposing a second Emergency Services District (ESD) be placed on the November 2022 General Election ballot. Grimes County currently has one ESD, Grimes County ESD #1, that was established over 30 years...

PRISON ESCAPEE UPDATE: Visitation suspended at 43 TDCJ Units, including Pack and Luther Units in Grimes County

A manhunt is underway in Leon County for a state prison inmate who escaped Thursday afternoon. Robert Hurst at the Texas department of criminal justice tells Navasota News that 46 year old Gonzalo Lopez was able to take control of a transport bus by stabbing a guard, which crashed on Highway 7 west of Centerville. He was the only one who left the scene. There are no life threatening injuries among the unknown number of inmates and prison guards who were on the bus.