Winter weather continues to cause issues for us in Grimes County, even as we approach the weekend.
Power has returned for most. Entergy says they have 54 people without power in Grimes County as of Thursday morning, but they expect it to be fully restored to all their customers across Texas by 8 pm Thursday evening. At last check on the Mid-South Outage map, they had a total of two customers in Grimes County still without power.
But, plenty of roads remain icy in the county, so stay cautious if out on the roads.
As a note, the Progressive Outreach Center in Navasota is opening its doors for anyone out of heat and power still. It is open free of charge, they just ask that you bring pillows and blankets. The number to call for that is 936-825-4846.
Boil water notices remain in effect for Anderson, Roans Prairie, Richards, and Shiro. Outside the county, Brenham and Madisonville also have boil water notices in effect until further notice.
Navasota remains under a boil water notice as well, after the large water main break last week.
The city of Navasota has declared a state of local disaster due to the winter weather, as announced by Mayor Bert Miller today. That will take place the next 7 days.
If you are in need of water, C-Force bottling has cases at their headquarters. As for store hours on Thursday, Arlan’s is open until 6 pm, Brookshire Brothers is open until 6 pm, and Walmart is open until 11 pm. Navasota LP Gas is servicing propane needs until 5 pm. Baylor Lumber is open until 4 pm, and Turner Pierce and Fultz is pen until 4 pm today.
Anyone in need, or just wanting a hot meal can head to KoKo’s Star of Texas in Anderson, where they are offering free chicken and rice soup today and tomorrow, from 11 am until 5 pm. They just ask that you bring your own containers, if able. For more on that, you can call 281-736-0154.
Roads are quite icy around the county still, with black ice and refrozen slush prevalent issues.
Once again, if you have any pictures or video, send them to us on Facebook, or text them to us at 936-825-9007.