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(UNDATED)–ONE MAN WAS KILLED IN A CRASH

ON HIGHWAY 77 NORTH AROUND 9 O’CLOCK MONDAY

NIGHT. CAMERON FIREMEN ASSISTED AT THE SCENE.

65 YEAR OLD JOE NATHAN LEWIS JUNIOR DIED IN THE

CRASH. THE WRECK OCCURRED JUST AFTER 9 PM LESS

THAN A MILE NORTH OF THE CITY LIMITS ON HIGHWAY

77.   LEWIS’ PICKUP CROSSED THE CENTER STRIPE

AND HIT A BOX TRUCK HEAD ON.  LEWIS WAS REMOVED

FROM HIS VEHICLE WITH THE JAWS OF LIFE.  THE

OTHER DRIVER MOPATI MALEPA WAS EVALUATED

AT THE LITTLE RIVER HOSPITAL IN CAMERON.

LEWIS  BODY WAS TAKEN TO MAREK BURNS

LAYWELL FUNERAL HOME IN CAMERON WHERE SERVICES

ARE PENDING.  DPS TROOPER TICE INVESTIGATED.

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE CITY COUNCIL

DECIDED TO WAIT ON A DECISION ON THE PROPOSED

SPLASHPAD AT SUMUEL PARK DURING THE COUNCIL

MEETING MONDAY. THE CITY HAD PUT THE ISSUE ASIDE

AFTER THE CITY’S FINANCIAL RESERVES HAD GONE

DOWN. THE CITY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR A GRANT

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE, BUT THE COUNCIL

DISCUSSED POSSIBLE USES OF THE MATCHING FUNDS

FOR OTHER NEEDS.

(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APPROVED THE TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM FOR BITMAIN

DURING THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING

MONDAY MORNING. THE COURT APPROVED A 10 YEAR

ABATEMENT PROGRAM. THE ABATEMENT WILL BE FOR

80 PERCENT FOR 5 YEARS, WITH THE ABATEMENT

DECLINING EACH YEAR AFTER THAT TO 10 PERCENT IN

THE FINAL YEAR OF THE ABATEMENT. COMMISSIONERS

APPROVED THE REINVESTMENT ZONE NEEDED TO

PROVIDE THE ABATEMENT AS WELL.

(CALDWELL)–THE POST OAK SAVANNAH

GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, WHICH

INCLUDES MILAM AND BURLESON COUNTIES, WILL HOLD

ITS ANNUAL SEMINAR WEDNESDAY. SEVERAL SPEAKERS

ARE SLATED TO SPEAK AND A PANEL WILL ADDRESS

A VARIETY OF ISSUES.

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