Over the last year, Dr. Justin Bullock’s capstone class at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has worked with the City of Navasota to produce an amazing report highlighting the City’s Capital Improvement Projects.
The team, including Crayton Brubaker, Jim Engelke, Lindsey Gonzalez, Julie Koerner, and Alicia Ortman, created a detailed project, showing the last 15 years of infrastructure improvements in Navasota. The report and map show where and what type of projects took place, including road & bridge construction, water & wastewater projects, gas improvements, beautification & revitalization, and drainage and flood mitigation.
Once again, amazing job to the team, and thank you for your incredible work! If you want a copy of the pamphlet or report, please visit Navasota City Hall. #SoMuchSoClose #Navasota #EconDevWeek #EDW2021
In honor of Economic Development Week (May 9-15), Navasota is excited to welcome two new businesses to the community, Nava Nutrition and Blackberry & Honeysuckle. Located in central Navasota, both businesses are set to open later this summer.
Blackberry & Honeysuckle will be located on 102 E. Washington Avenue in Downtown Navasota. The store features custom, curated gift boxes that can be gifted for several occasions such as baby showers, Mother’s Day presents, bridesmaid surprises, and birthday gifts. All gift boxes include a complimentary handwritten note card, sealed with their wax seal. For more information on when Blackberry & Honeysuckle will be opening their new retail space, visit them on Facebook or Instagram.
Nava Nutrition is a new smoothie and juice bar locating at 415 N LaSalle Street. The shop will focus on healthy alternatives such as healthy shakes, energizing drinks and teas, protein coffee and much more. Having a more modern and rustic look, Nava Nutrition will also serve as a local hangout location, providing free WiFi and a comfortable set up for their patrons. For updates on Nava Nutrition’s opening date, you can check them out on Facebook or Instagram.
Stay tuned this week for more exciting announcements and things happening in Navasota! #SoMuchSoClose #EconDevWeek #EDW2021
"Thanks to people of vision and those with jackhammers, cement trucks and electric saws, Navasota’s historic Railroad Street is being reborn. One new occupant who was able to see past the construction rubble to bring another element of charm to Navasota’s quaint downtown is Tanya Ingram. Ingram’s Southern Charm Boutique and Salon at 119 S. Railroad opened in early 2021 and her vision is paying off.
It was in 2019 when Ingram closed her Montgomery salon to relocate to Navasota. The move would allow the Navasota resident more time with her children who are very involved in Navasota school activities, but finding a location was more difficult than anticipated.
Ingram said, “We actually started the process here in December 2019. It seemed like every door would shut. We couldn’t find buildings available that were what we wanted. Then Covid hit. It was kind of a blessing in disguise that we didn’t open the shop back then.”
While Ingram’s husband wasn’t opposed to the idea, he had some reservations which weren’t helped by the image of busted concrete, dirt streets and businesses cordoned off behind barricades and chain link fencing.
Ingram said, “Believe it or not, my husband didn’t see my vision. When he saw the road and the building, he was a little standoffish. I saw it in my heart, my soul, my mind and I knew.”
As Ingram stood there pondering the building’s potential, as if by divine intervention, a stranger started a conversation. Ingram said, “Ana from the Examiner walked by while I was looking at it. She told me all about the Railroad District and what was coming. That was the very moment I knew this was what we were doing and where we were going to be.”
Read the full article on the Navasota Examiner.