WhiteHouse Update

Trump’s Average Unemployment Rate is the Lowest in Recorded History

“President Trump starts off 2020 having presided over a lower average unemployment rate than any president at a comparable point in office in recorded history,” Philip Klein reports in the Washington Examiner.

“Since February 2017, Trump’s first full month in office, the monthly unemployment rate has averaged 3.9%. No prior president has averaged less than 4% over the first 35 months of his presidency. The closest was Dwight Eisenhower.” The unemployment rate for December held steady at a historically low 3.5%, according to Friday’s jobs report.

“The Trump administration on Friday marked the 100th mile of wall construction along the southern border”—the first part of many more miles to come, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says. “Officials have said that there is no comparison between the old Vietnam-era landing mats and the new 30-foot structures—complete with cameras, access roads, lights and other tech,” Adam Shaw reports for Fox News.

“Senate Democrats are breaking with their party leaders over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to hold on to the articles of impeachment, saying it is time to get President Trump’s trial rolling . . . Senate Republicans have remained united behind Mr. McConnell’s demand for a trial process that would mirror the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton,” Alex Swoyer and Gabriella Muñoz report in The Washington Times.

“Naturally, the Obama alums were in perfect sync with the dominant media narrative in the four days between the Soleimani strike and Iran’s feeble retaliation. They helped feed the breathless headlines and feverish speculation that the coming conflagration would rattle the world . . . Instead, they all had egg on their faces for getting the big story wrong. Again,” Michael Goodwin writes in the New York Post.

President Trump’s tweet in Farsi supporting Iranians who are protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has earned more than 350,000 likes, making it the “most liked Persian tweet” ever, Carlin Becker reports for the Washington Examiner.

BALLOT ORDER DRAW – December 19, 2019 – 11AM

We will set our Grimes County Candidate Ballot Order at our NEW Headquarters at 11AM on December 19! The Ballot Order will be set by a random drawing and will include every position that will be voted on in the March REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION! The Headquarters is in Navasota at 114 Farquhar St. across from the Post Office! Please join us for the event and some Christmas Cheer!!

Grimes Candidate Filing Announcement

Interested in running for Elected Office in Grimes County?

The deadline to file an application is Monday, December 9th at 6pm. 

No applications can be accepted after this time. 

To file an application, please contact Chairman of the Grimes County Republican Party, Susan Patrick, at 281-221-0373 for information or an appointment. The Chairman will be at Republican Headquarters (112 Farquhar) in Navasota on Monday, December 9th from 3-6pm.

GRIMES COUNTY ELECTION INFORMATION 2019 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election – November 5, 2019

Your VOTE Counts!


Grimes County Courthouse: 100 Main St. Anderson TX 77830


Navasota Center: 101 Stadium Dr. Navasota TX 77868

MONDAY, October 21 -7:00AM – 7:00PM

TUESDAY, October 22 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

WEDNESDAY, October 23 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

THURSDAY, October 24 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

FRIDAY, October 25 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

MONDAY, October 28 -7:00AM – 7:00PM

TUESDAY, October 29 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

WEDNESDAY, October 30 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

THURSDAY, October 31 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

FRIDAY, November 1 -8:00AM – 4:30PM

Tuesday, November 5 -7:00AM – 7:00PM


Registered Voters in Grimes County may VOTE at ANY of these locations:

Anderson – Courthouse Annex 114 W. Buffington

Bedias – Bedias Civic Center 3652 Main Street

Iola – Iola Community Center 7264 Main St

Iola – Keith Community Center 8808 C.R. 172

Navasota – Navasota Center 101 Stadium Drive

Navasota – Progressive Center 615 W. Virginia St.

Navasota – Grimes County Go-Texan Building 5220 F.M. 3455

Navasota – White Hall Polling Place 5629 Rockin L Lane

Navasota – Courtney Community Center 16162 6th Street

Plantersville – Plantersville Town Hall 11335 Lodge Lane

Plantersville – Todd Mission 21716 F.M. 1774

Richards – Richards Fire Station 1136 F.M. 149 E.

Shiro – Shiro Civic Center 9594 Volunteer Ave

Singleton – Singleton Community Center 13301 Hwy. 90 N.

Notice of May 23 Primary Run-off Vote Canvass

The Grimes County Republican Party will hold the local canvass of the May 23 Republican Primary Run-off on Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 a.m. at the Classic Rock Coffee Cafe, 129 E. Washington Ave., Navasota, TX 77868.

Notice of Republican Primary Run-off

The Grimes County Republican Party will hold a

Republican Primary Run-off Election for State Representative, District No. 13 between Ben Leman and Jill Wolfskill on May 22, 2018.

Grimes County Election Day Polling Places May 22, 2018
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Precinct Number

Precinct Name



Anderson Courthouse Annex

114 W. Buffington Anderson, TX 77830


Iola Community Center

7264 Main St Iola, TX 77861


Plantersville Town Hall

11335 Lodge Lane Plantersville, TX 77363


Courtney Community Center

16162 6th Street Navasota, TX 77868


Navasota Center

101 Stadium Drive Navasota, TX 77868


Bedias Civic Center

3652 Main Street Bedias, TX 77831


Shiro Civic Center

9594 Volunteer Ave Shiro, TX 77876


Keith Community Center

8808 C.R. 172 Iola, TX 77861

Note: Qualified Voters may vote at any polling place on Election Day or any Early Voting location during Early Voting.

Early Voting:

Grimes County Early Voting Places
Hours: Monday May 14, 2018 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm May 15, 2018 thru May 18, 2018

Main Early Voting

Grimes County District Courthouse

100 Main St. Anderson, TX 77830

Branch Early Voting

Navasota Center

101 Stadium Drive Navasota, TX 77868


Notice of Committee Meetings for County Convention

A general planning meeting for the Grimes Co. Convention will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Citizens State Bank in Navasota. The Credentials Committee, Rules Committee, Resolutions Committee, Permanent Organization Committee, and Nominations Committee will also meet at this time. All Committee meetings are open meetings.

Notice of Republican Primary Canvass

The Grimes County Republican Party will hold the local canvass of the Republican Primary on Thursday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Jury room of the Courthouse, 100 Hill St., Anderson, TX.

2018 Primary & Conventions

Congratulations to the Prevailing Candidates of the Primary!

Judge Joe Fauth was elected Grimes County Judge. He is currently serving the remainder of this year’s term as Judge after being appointed by the Commissioners, and there is no Democrat challenger for November. He will continue to serve for 4 more years beginning in January. Congratulations Judge Joe!

David Dobyanski will continue to serve as Commissioner, Precinct 2. There is no Democratic opponent on November’s ballot. Congratulations David!

The only contested race in the November election will be for Justice of the Peace, precinct 3. Mark Laughlin is the Republican running for the position. Please get to know Mark and support him for JP! He is a strong candidate.

CONVENTIONS are coming!! You didn’t miss the precinct convention – they will be held on March 24. Go to Conventions Page HERE. Hope to see you at the convention!


Representative Leighton Schubert Resigns

From KWHI 1280


District 13 State Representative Leighton Schubert has announced that he is resigning from the State House, effective February 4th to take a position with Blinn College.

Leighton Schubert

Schubert will be working in the General Counsel’s Office at Blinn and will also be involved in governmental affairs between the College and the Texas Legislature.  Melvin Waxler is retiring as Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel for Blinn effective January 31st.  Ted Hajovsky will then take over as lead council for Blinn and Leighton Schubert will be working under him.

Schubert previously announced in December that he would not be seeking a third term in the Texas House. Under Texas law, the Governor has to call a special election now to fill Schubert’s seat until the General Election in November.

Schubert says after he announced his retirement, an opportunity arose with Blinn.

Schubert says Blinn College is on the forefront of preparing future generations to meet the job demands of tomorrow’s economy.

Schubert says he and his family, “are excited about having the opportunity to play a part in the future success of Blinn College.”

Schubert was first elected in 2015 and is in his second term representing Texas House District 13 that includes Washington, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, and Lavaca Counties.

Schubert serves on the House Committee on Administration, Energy Resources and Special Purpose Districts.

Schubert is a practicing attorney in Caldwell.