Pedestrian dies Monday in Buckholts accident

A 65-year-old Buckholts woman died Monday night as the result of an auto-pedestrian accident on Texas 36 in that town.

Carolina Rodriguez died en route to Scott & White Hospital, where she was being transported by medical helicopter, following the 9:15 p.m. accident.

Buckholts Police Chief James Blackmon said a woman was attempting to cross the highway at Texas 36 and FM 1915 and either misjudged the distance across the road or did not see an oncoming westbound Toyota Tundra.

Blackmon said the intersection was “very dark” and termed the accident “unavoidable.”

He said it appears neither the victim nor the driver saw each other.

Bell County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace G. W. Ivey conducted an inquest.

Buckholts and Cameron Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene.

GMA 12 to hear protests during July 25 meeting

Groundwater Management Area (GMA) 12 directors will hear objections to its long-range waterplansina1p.m.Monday, July 25 meeting in the Milano Community and Civic Center.

Gary Westbrook, general manager of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD), one of five entities which make up the district, said two groups w ill present opposition to GMA-12’s desired future conditions (DFC) plans.

One is Environmental Stewardship, an environmental group, and the other is a group which is selling water to Hutto, Westbrook said.

Tuesday the POSGCD held a public hearing on its management plan and rules but tabled adoption because it has not yet received input from the state, Westbrook said.

Appraisal review board schedules meetings

The appraisal review board of the Milam County Appraisal District continues to hear appraisal protests from area land owners.

Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw said the ARB was to have met in a day-long session Wednesday, July 13, to hear protests concerning 92 parcels.

The board goes back into session at 9 a.m. Thursday to hear protests on 17 parcels.

July heat ‘batting 100’ with no relief in sight

The month of July is “ batting 100” and there’s no relief in sight.

Temperatures have climbed above 100 on every day of July through Tuesday, according to the U. S. Weather Service thermometer at KRXT-FM.

Highest reading was 104 on Friday and there have been four highs of 103.

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