Proposal submitted to fix Darrell Hall roads

By Dave and Sandra Woodruff
Posted 6/16/20

Everyone is invited to visit the newly opened White Hawk Gallery, located in the Bedias Museum/Library Annex. The gallery opened to the public June 6. Please go to their Facebook page,, or call 936-395-0100, for more information.

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Proposal submitted to fix Darrell Hall roads


Everyone is invited to visit the newly opened White Hawk Gallery, located in the Bedias Museum/Library Annex. The gallery opened to the public June 6. Please go to their Facebook page,, or call 936-395-0100, for more information.

This month’s Bedias Women’s Club meeting set for 2 p.m., Thursday, June 25, at the Bedias Civic Center, is tentatively planned to be a “Celebration Tea.”

The Bedias Museum and Library is expected to reopen July 2, and a special collection of books remains available on the library steps for Bedias area residents to take home and share with friends and family.

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

Do you live in a Darrell Hall neighborhood? Want to see improvements to these terrible roadway conditions? Please visit our Facebook page, to learn about efforts to address these long-standing issues.

We have corresponded with Grimes County Commissioner Chad Mallet several times about his offer to put forward the following proposal to, finally and properly, address long standing roadway issues in Darrell Hall developments, but have yet to receive a response:

“Chad Mallett, Grimes County Commissioner Pct. 1-- I believe that this is a little more relevant…

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,

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 Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota for nearly two years. Due to health and safety concerns, our next film, “The Jesus Film” will screen at 5 p.m. July 12, pending further instructions from local and state leaders. Please plan to join us and please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend with you and your family. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage,

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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 the Joan Gulling family on the recent passing of her husband, also 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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