Today`s Local News2015-03-02
Monday, March 2, 2015      


(TX) Texas is celebrating 179 years of independence from the Mexican Republic today.  A ceremony honoring Elizabeth Crockett, wife of David Crockett, is being held at Acton Cemetery in Granbury at 1 p.m, which will include recognition of surviving Crockett relatives.  There is also going to be a special ceremony at the Alamo in San Antonio at 11:30 a.m.  The Texas State Cemetery in Austin held their own ceremony yesterday, featuring The Texian Legacy Association members firing muskets to remember everyone killed defending the Alamo.  Fifty-nine Texas representatives adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.  David G. Burnet was elected interim Texas President before Sam Houston became the first official one in October of 1836. 


(WACO) A Central Texas Federal Judge is being investigated for inappropriate sexual contact. 

A retired judge and a Dallas attorney have been selected by a special judicial committee to investigate 74-year-old US District Judge Walter Smith. The investigation stems from a judicial complaint filed last September alleging Smith engaged in abusive sexual conduct with a deputy court clerk in 1998. Officials said at least 5 former employees have been contacted as potential witnesses. 


(CAMERON) Anyone summoned for Jury Service in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court for 8:30AM today, you need not report, that matter has been resolved. 


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet today to discuss an Easter service.

During their regular meeting, the Council will hear a request to use the downtown mall for an Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. In other business, the City will consider their annual audit and are expected to convene in executive session to discuss Court Personnel Matters. 

Today`s meeting begins at 5:30PM following a council workshop.


(CAMERON) The City of Cameron has announced a date to draw for places on the election ballot. 

At 10AM Friday, the City will draw to determined the order of candidate names that will appear on the May 9th General Election ballot. The drawing will be held at Cameron City Hall. 


(CAMERON) A Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be coming to Cameron on March 7th.

The event, at 2605 Auction Barn Road, will run from 9AM-2PM, and is open to all residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties. Anyone who participates in the event must provide proof of residency. That could mean a Drivers License or a Water Bill.

Residents will be allowed to drop off everything from paint, car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners and chemicals, flammables, pesticides, corrosives, and other hazardous materials. Tires from passenger cars and trucks will also be accepted for a small fee per tire.

Prohibited items include infectious and medical waste, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammo, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and explosives. If you`d like more information about the event, call 254-770-2376.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe track teams got the season off to a great start by winning the JV and Varsity divisions of the Koppers Relays held in Somerville.  The Lady Yoe Varsity scored 132 points to take first place and the JV scored 156 points to win the JV Division.  


(CENTRAL TX) A pair of area boys basketball teams have advanced in the high school playoffs. 

In the regional quarterfinals, Rockdale matches up with Frankston at 7PM Tuesday in Leon while Franklin faces off against Teague at 7PM Tuesday in Buffalo.


(CENTRAL TX) Just one area girls basketball team remains alive in the high school playoffs. 

Rockdale advances to the state semifinals on Thursday at the Alamo Dome.


(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 5 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Joe Rangel for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 fire call:
--6AM, Gause Fire Dept called to a wreck on FM2095
There were 4 arrests:
--1 arrested for Duty on Striking a Fixture/Highway Landscape
--Ursula Schlemmer, 48 of Rockdale for DWLI
--Cecil Kenneth Gifford, 64 of Rockdale, on 3 local warrants
--25-year-old Saudi Arabia man for Possession of Marijuana

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 arrests:
--Joe Lewis Rangel, 34 of Cameron for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

There were no accidents in rural Milam County.

There are currently 123 prisoners in the Milam County Jail, including 24 housed for Coryell County, 18 housed for Lampasas County, and 2 for Cameron PD.

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