Mallett responds, offers to put forth road proposal

By Dave and Sandra Woodruff
Posted 7/14/20

The Bedias Civic Club sponsored a wonderful fireworks show at the civic center on July 4th, thank you to our Mayor Gwen and all the others who worked hard to bring us this successful (and safe) community celebration.

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Mallett responds, offers to put forth road proposal


The Bedias Civic Club sponsored a wonderful fireworks show at the civic center on July 4th, thank you to our Mayor Gwen and all the others who worked hard to bring us this successful (and safe) community celebration.

Grimes County Commissioner Chad Mallett wrote back... "If I am interpreting the code correctly, we need to collect data to determine the cost to bring the roads, in each [Darrell Hall] subdivision, up to county standards. Once the cost is determined, Commissioner's Court will hold a public hearing to discuss the improvements and assessments. A ballot will then be sent to each landowner to vote on the assessment and improvements in each subdivision."

“Sec. 253.003. PROPOSAL FOR COUNTY IMPROVEMENT OF SUBDIVISION ROADS AND ASSESSMENT OF COSTS. If the commissioners court of a county determines that the improvement of a road in a subdivision or of an access road to a subdivision is necessary for the public health, safety, or welfare of the residents of the county, the commissioners court may propose to:

“(1) improve the road to comply with county standards for roads; and

“2) assess all or part of the costs of the improvement pro rata against the record owners of the real property of the subdivision or a defined part of the subdivision.”

If you have an occasion to correspond with Mr. Mallett, please encourage him to press forward with this important action;, (936) 870-5179, and please let us know what you learn.

The July Bedias Civic Club and Women’s Club meetings are canceled, and the next anticipated club meetings will be in August, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Sharon Shiver, our librarian, shares… “The heightened threat continues to impact our lives, including canceling or delaying medical care for other conditions. We have enough free books to do two more giveaways in July. We will probably do one later this week since the books are all packaged and ready to load into my car. We will also refill book tubs on the porch at the library. The Bedias Library will remain closed through Aug 4, and we reevaluate at that time. The last thing we volunteers need is to bring this home to our families.”

It is likely that many Bedias events and gatherings will still be disrupted through much of July, and possibly August, please watch for postings and notices on the Bedias community bulletin board at the Bedias Civic Center and at the Bedias Post Office.

Want to know more about the Bedias Civic Club, Bedias Women’s Club and other civic organizations active in the Bedias area? Please visit the Bedias Civic Club page,, visit the Bedias Women’s Club web site,; visit our Civic Center Events and Activities page,, or visit our Bedias News page,, and please share your thoughts and suggestions.

Another useful tool is the bi-monthly Bedias Community Newsletter (the latest issue is December/January), which goes to every postal address in the Bedias zip code, for more information contact Mackie Bobo-White,

Want to know more about our wonderful Bedias Museum and Library programs? Please go to the library page,, pay us a visit soon, and please consider becoming a library volunteer.

We have been offering refreshing and uplifting Christian films at Navasota’s Faith Outreach Christian Center for more than two years and, for a number of years, through the generous support of David and Rebecca Marlow, at the Miller’s Theatre.

We will be placing our Christian film showings on hiatus for the time being until we feel we have regained the community’s support to begin again. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage,

Please go to our page,, or, for more information on our programs.

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Happy birthday to Linnie Stone, Bob Jones, Jim Prater, Sandra Woodruff and Connie Clements. Happy anniversary to Gary and Glenda Westbrook, Robert and Cassie McBride and Bill and Mae Doyle. Congratulations to everyone else celebrating personal and family occasions. Drop us a note if you want to add someone to our birthday, anniversary, or concerns list.

Please take care when driving near our schools and in sharing the road with school busses, and in road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters and other first responders. Please remember Mackie Bobo-White, Peggy Harrison, Joe and Betty Williamson, MaeDell Younts, Gene Stapleton, Philip Upchurch, Richard Taylor, Lew Gears, George Newton, and Aidan Fedor in your hearts and prayers.

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