Grimes County finally has a new Road and Bridge Engineer. His name is Harry Walker. He and his wife already live near the county seat because of her deep local roots.
Walker tells Navasota News that his wife is a Buffington, and that family has been in the Anderson area for nearly 200 years, and a few years ago when her folks died and we inherited the family home, we decided to move here from Missouri City.
That was eight years ago. And although he says he loves living among Anderson’s gently rolling hills, Walker admits to Navasota News he’s found himself slowly evolving into a Houston Escapee. He says commuting to and from Houston two hours a day each way has just worn him down, and when he saw a chance to get back close to home and continue in civil engineering, he jumped at it.
Not only is he quite familiar with roads in general, he’s also quite familiar with the particular needs of Grimes County’s 600 plus miles of roads, because, in the course of talks with the county about the job, back when we were inundated with flooding rain, he took an up close and personal look at some of them under circumstances that best allowed him see the problems for himself.
His conclusion is that there’s a lot that needs to be done, and soon he’s going to begin dealing it himself, as Harry Walker officially becomes the new head of Grimes County’s Road and Bridge Department on March 20th, the First day of Spring.