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(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY IS SEEING AN UPWARD

SWING IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND MUCH OF THAT IS

DUE TO 2 PROJECTS ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE COUNTY.

VALERO’S OIL PIPELINE IS BEING PUT IN ACROSS THE

WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY WHILE TREADSTONE

OIL HAS DRILLED 50 NEW WELLS ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF

THE COUNTY. WORKERS COMING IN TO WORK ON THOSE

PROJECTS HAVE LED TO A JUMP OF 51 THOUSAND DOLLARS

IN MILAM SALES TAX REBATES IN THE FIRST 2 MONTHS OF

2019, COMPARED TO 2018. COUNTY JUDGE STEVE YOUNG

NOTED THAT TXDOT IS INVESTING 78 MILLION DOLLARS IN

ROAD REPAIR IN THE COUNTY, WHICH WILL AID IN COUNTY

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AS WELL.

(BELL)–A FEDERAL LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST

THE BELL COUNTY JAIL AND ITS CONTRACT MEDICAL

PROVIDERS AFTER AN INMATE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT, ELI GUANA WAS ARRESTED

AND TAKEN TO BELL COUNTY JAIL. GUANA HAD BEEN

TO THE JAIL AND THE JAIL WAS AWARE OF “SEVERE

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES,” AND A NURSE HAD

PLACED GUANA ON SUICIDE WATCH AFTER GUANA

HAD ATTEMPTED SUICIDE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE.

THE SUIT SAYS GUANA USED A BED SHEET IN HIS CELL

TO HANG HIMSELF AND WAS NOT DISCOVERED FOR

10 MINUTES.

(BELTON)–TWO BELL COUNTY CORRECTIONS

OFFICERS FACE CHARGES OF ASSAULT BODILY INJURY

AND VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS OF A BELL COUNTY

INMATE. 34 YEAR OLD KEVIN MILLER AND 28 YEAR

OLD TERRANCE GARDNER, BOTH OF KILLEEN, ARE

ACCUSED OF KICKING AND PUNCHING A HANDCUFFED

INMATE IN A CELL FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES, ACCORDING

TO THE ARREST AFFIDAVITS RELEASED WEDNESDAY.

(ROCKDALE)–IN SPORTS, THE ROCKDALE TIGER

VARSITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM IS ON THEIR WAY TO THE

PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY

AND IN ITS FIRST YEAR IN U-I-L COMPETITION. THE

TIGERS WILL TAKE ON BELLVILLE NEXT THURSDAY AT

TIGER FIELD HERE IN ROCKDALE. THE TIGERS COMPETED

AT THE CLUB LEVEL IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM

A YEAR AGO.

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