County schools pass TEA ratings
All Grimes County schools have met the current standards for the Texas Education Agency, including those for student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.
Iola ISD and Richards ISD met 100 percent of indicators, while Anderson-Shiro CISD met 95 percent and Navasota ISD met 82 percent.
City proposes to raise taxes
The City of Navasota is proposing to raise taxes.
A .4761 effective tax rate per $100 valuation was recently received from the appraisal district.
City Manager Brad Stafford told council members on Aug. 12, “With the cost of all the projects and all the needs we have in our community, staff has proposed a tax rate of .50 per $100 valuation. That difference is almost $65,000.”
Friends of Grimes County giving away $1,000 to karaoke winner
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a song could be worth $1,000 to one lucky singer.
Karaoke singers will once again have a chance to win $1,000 at this year’s Bubba Can Cook, presented by the non-profit, Friends of Grimes County. Cook-off participants could walk away with even more. Combined cash payouts to cookoff winners have totaled more than $20,000 over the past two years alone.
The event will kick off Friday night, Sept. 20, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota.
Five top finalists for the third annual Bubba Idol Karaoke Contest will be chosen before the overall finalist wins the coveted $1,000 on Saturday night. The runner up receives $500 and third place wins $250.
Casey’s Bar & Grill Restaurant of Plantersville, Little Mike’s Bar of Brenham, The Office Bar of Navasota, The Yellow Retriever of Magnolia, Dobbin Saloon of Dobbin, Dizzy Llama of Navasota, and the Western Club of Navasota will be hosting karaoke contests between now and September.
Karaoke contestants must be 18 and over.