Today`s Local News2014-12-21

Sunday, December 21, 2014     


(TEMPLE) With Christmas around the corner a Temple church raised $10,000 to purchase shoes for kids.

On Saturday, First Baptist Temple provided shoes for over 600 children for free. The church raised $10,000 and more than 1600 shoes, inviting families and their kids to pick out a new pair of shoes. The church brought in 100 volunteers for the event also providing breakfast for the families.


(Fall Co.) A reward is now being offered to find the shooter who shot Patrick Crawford

A reward is being offered by The Falls County Crime Stoppers to help bring in the person who shot KCEN-HD Meteorologist Patrick Crawford. Thanks to an anonymous donation of an additional $5,000, Crime Stoppers is now offering $10,000. Meteorologist Patrick Crawford, suffered multiple gunshot wounds outside KCEN-HD studios. Crawford managed to escape and continues to recover in the hospital. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 254-883-3104 or The Department of Public Safety tip line at 1-800-863-8558.


(THORNDALE) The Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees is set to meet for a special meeting this week.

The Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider and possibly take action to hire high school principal.

Tuesday`s meeting begins at 6PM in the Thorndale ISD Board room.


(MILAM CO.) Commissioners` Court of Milam County is set to meet on Monday to approve utility installations among other approvals.

On Monday the Court will meet to approve E-file contract for the County Clerk’s Office and corticated of appointment for local heath authority Dr. Richardson. Also on the agenda the court will consider or adopt resolution amending the Milam County`s previously approved Fair Housing Action Plan

Monday`s meeting begins at 10AM in the Commissioner`s Courtroom.

(MILANO) The annual central Texas cow/calf clinic will be held Friday, January 9, at the Milano Livestock Exchange on US 79 in Milano. This program is provided by Texas A&M Argillite Extension in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Williamson and Falls Counties. Registration is from 8-9AM with the Presentations starting at 9AM and concluding at 3PM. 2 CEUs will be given for Pesticide applicators license holders. The cost of the Program is $25 payable at the door. Please R.S.V.P. to the Milam County Extension office for a meal count by calling 254-697-7045.


(TEMPLE) Temple Wildcats fall short yesterday losing to Aledo in Class 5A state championship game yesterday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The Wildcats started strong taking the lead 7-0 and trailed going into the half 35-14. Aledo responded scoring with 47 seconds left to take the lead 49-45 and win the state championship. Running Back Marques Hatcher ran for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns. Aledo has captured the state championship 5 times in the last 6 seasons.


(CAMERON) Cameron jumped out to an early lead Thursday before crushing Mineola in the Class 3A, Division 1 state championship game, 70-40.

The Yoemen opened up a 21-0 lead in the 1st quarter then kept on the pressure to stifle Mineola. With the win, Cameron joined a hallowed club by winning its 3rd straight state championship. 

Once again, the Cameron defense forced multiple turnovers while the offense piled up yards and points. QB Reid Nickerson and RB Traion Smith accounted for 5 touchdowns each in the win. The Offensive MVP was Aaron Sims, who caught 3 TD passes, and the Defensive MVP was John Washington, who recorded 2 interceptions for the Yoe defense. Cameron`s 70 points scored tied a state record for most points in a championship game.

Elsewhere, in Class 2A, Bremond edged Albany 28-21. The Tigers stormed back in the 4th quarter after trailing for much of the game.


(CAMERON) A number of Yoemen players were selected for the 2014 Region III Distract 10AAA, Division 1 Teams.

In all district offense 1st team Reid Nickerson, Aaron Sims, Sicory Smith, Eric Sanchez, Jason Anastasiades, and Tomas Salomon were selected. In All District offense 2nd team John Washington, Jordon Wells, Vincent Vargas, Pablo Rodriguez, Cody Eickenhorst and Matthew Schupp were selected. In all district defense 1st team Lance Greene, Jesse Valdez, Darryl Florez, Ryan Cullen, and Jay`Lon Bryant were selected. In all district defense 2nd team Eddie Luna along with Titus Lews, Jacob Smitherman, Trey Lewis, and Johnny Alexander made the team. Individual awards were given to Alex Ibarra for Defensive newcomer of the year. D`Andrew Adams was awarded Defensive MVP while Traion Smith was took District MVP. Cameron head coach Rick Rhoades along with Rockdale head coach Jeff Miller were selected as Coaches of the Year.


(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 2 EMS runs and a fire call
--Buckholts Fire Depart Fm 486 CR258

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS calls, 1 arrest and an accident.
--42-year-old Rockdale man for Invalid Driver`s license

--Accident happened in the intersection of Cameron and Meadow in Rockdale. At 11:19am a 2 vehicle wreck involving Joyce Clark and Robert Vega.

There is also a fire call:
--Rockdale Fire Department called out to Brazos and Highlands avenue for a transformer blew out.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no book ins:

There was 1 accidents reported in rural Milam County. 
--9:12, a accident on Cr 434 off of Hwy 79, 1 vehicle wreck with no injuries

There are 114 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 11 housed for Coryell County, 17 housed for Lampasas County, and 2 for Cameron PD.

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