No matter if you are new to town, just visiting, or have lived here for many years, thank you for spending time with us. We have a close, friendly, caring community of people who live and work here with roots that go back well over 160 years when the city was founded by cotton farmers, ranchers and later the arrival of the railroads. You can find us easily, on State Highway 6 between College Station & Houston.
Navasota is the world headquarters of Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI) and CForce Bottling Co. Also, the largest drill stem manufacturer in the world--NOV Grant Prideco. Navasota has a thriving business community, with over 1500 working at major industries alone, with many development sites available, local workforce office, live community theatre, a large number of city owned parks for outdoor entertainment, golfing at Pecan Lakes Country Club, downtown shopping & city hall plaza, live music venues, and a wide variety of dining and entertainment options. You can also view many murals, including one in Blues Alley that is over twenty feet tall and a full block in length. Navasota was awarded Train Town USA designation by Union Pacific Railroad and is certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture as a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community. The Texas legislature also designated us as “The Blues Capital of Texas”, as Navasota is where famed blues songster Mance Lipscomb was born and lived. You can also visit bronze statues of Lipscomb, along with famous French explorer LaSalle and Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who was city marshal here and who led the search and eventual demise of Bonnie & Clyde. You can also visit the historic Horlock House, where our Artists-In-Residency perfect their crafts and drop in the Best Museum behind the house.
Navasota takes pride as a clean, relaxing, safe community and is a growing suburban area where commercial development, along with residential neighborhoods, grow and prosper. Many folks visit to see the beauty of the landscape, including the stately Victorian & Gothic style homes and historic churches. We have an excellent school district, offering collegiate level courses and a wide variety of career & technical options, a regional hospital and close access to metropolitan areas. I also invite you to enjoy our annual festivals like the Texas Birthday Bash, Navasota Freedom Festival or nearby at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Our Six Flags of Texas monument just west of town is the gateway to Washington-On-The-Brazos State Park, where Texas independence was signed, just six miles west of Navasota. We also partner with Grimes County and the Navasota/Grimes County Chamber of Commerce working with existing and new businesses that make this area their home.
We want to be the place you call home.
-Bert Miller, Mayor