News 3 Network: Navasota Examiner

On the News 3 Network this week, we're letting you know what's happening in the city of Navasota.

A debate over funding firefighting services last year that sparked heated negotiations between the leaders of Navasota and Grimes County appears to be over, for now.

Last year the Navasota Fire department ran 700 calls and almost a quarter of those calls were located outside city limits.
Each year the county reimburses the city with a payment of roughly $45,000 for calls but city leaders say that amount doesn't even come close to the actual cost of $126,000 for county calls.
They raised their concern, hoping to reach some sort of agreement.
And after nearly a year of negotiations the city has accepted the county's final offer of 84,482 dollars.

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Grimes County commissioners continue to wrangle with department heads over the county's proposed $8.3 million dollar budget for personnel and salaries.

Last week, County Judge Betty Shiflett and Auditor Mary Nichols reviewed the proposed budget, in an effort to decrease it by 500 thousand dollars but details of their meeting have not been released.

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The Navasota Rattlers are gearing up for a new season, entering play on a 16 game winning streak from last year.
In December of last year, the Rattlers won the class 3-A Division 2 State Championship in Arlington.
Navasota is now has one of the longest winning streaks in the state heading into Friday's home opener against Willis.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 P-M.


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