A Weekend Getaway in Navasota

February 24, 2022 | By Heather Brand

Newly Reopened P.A. Smith Hotel Recalls the Opulent Railroad Town Days of Navasota’s Past

January 21, 2022 | By Heather Brand

On the last day of 2021, the P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota reopened after being closed to guests more than 130 years ago.

A Tribute to Joe Tex, the Great Soul Singer From East Texas

August 6, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

In Navasota, there’s a bronze statue of a guitar-strumming Mance Lipscomb in a park named after the famous bluesman.

My Hometown: Rooted In the Railroad and Blues Music, Navasota Chugs With Cultural Vibrancy

September 30, 2019 | By Heather Brand

Navasota has long stoked history buffs’ imaginations. It was, after all, the area where historians believe French explorer Sieur de La Salle was murdered in 1687. Then, as a 19th-century railhead on the Navasota River, the town bustled with both commerce and unsavory characters with little regard for the law.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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