Man indicted following highway death

A Brazoria County grand jury indicted Joshua Schnizer on a second-degree felony assault charge related to the March death of a Canadian man, court records show.

Schnizer, 39, of Lake Jackson is accused of using a knife to threaten 33-year-old Adam Arsenault of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, during a physical confrontation they had in a pickup in which they both were riding, according to court documents. Arsenault was found dead on Highway 332 after 1 a.m. March 7, The Facts previously reported.

The grand jury handed up the indictment Thursday, court records show. Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Schnizer remains at Brazoria County jail in lieu a $100,000 bond, online records show.

Camp Mohawk now under renovation since Harvey

The Camp Mohawk county park near Alvin will be getting a makeover as the parks department works to demolish and rebuild dormitories and other buildings people could rent, county parks director Bryan Frazier said at the commissioners court meeting Tuesday.

“It’s been a loss for us in revenue and loss for us just in not being able to serve the public with a place a lot of people are very fond of,” Frazier said.

Camp Mohawk is a popular place for people to rent out for all kinds of events, including business or church retreats, Frazier said. Most of the park has remained closed since it was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, including the dorms.

Right now, people can access the hiking trails and fishing pond during the day, Frazier said. Construction of brand new facilities should be complete within the next few months, though construction delays are always possible, he said.

West Columbia makes water payment

Water well No. 4 is still not in service but the city has made a partial payment to Mercer Controls for the pump controls and SCADA system, Mayor Laurie Kincannon said.

The council agreed to pay 75 per cent of the $106,000 owed to Mercer Controls and will pay the remaining amount when the well is in service.

The bacteria samples at the site have been tested and have also come back negative.

The council expects the project to be completed and to start service in July, Kincannon said.

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