Today`s Local News2014-04-20

Sunday, April 20, 2014


(CAMERON) A Milam County Grand Jury returned 44 indictments this month, handing a Cameron man multiple felonies in connection to the assault of a Cameron nightclub manager.

According to a press release from Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey, 32-year-old Jesse Garza was handed indictments for the 2nd degree felonies Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 1st degree felony Injury to the Disabled Causing Serious Bodily Injury, and 3rd degree felony Injury to the Disabled.

Garza was apprehended by US Marshals in February 2013 after warrants were issued for his arrest the prior month in connection to an attack on a Cameron bar manager. According to Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, Garza was in an altercation with the female bar manager when he struck the woman in the chest, rupturing her aortic valve. Garza then fled the scene and remained at large for nearly 2 weeks. Dixon said the victim had to undergo major heart surgery after the attack.

Among other indictments last month:

JUAN PEREZ FRAGA, 46, of Bryan, State Jail Felony, DWI with Child Passenger

RHONDA LYNETTE BRYANT, 40, and DANIELLE MONIQUE POWELL, 33, both of Cameron, each for State Jail Felony, Theft with Priors

JOE LEWIS FITZGERALD, 25, of Austin, BRIANNA ELIZABETH GONZALES, 22, of Bee Cave, EDWARD LEE DAVIS, 28, of Austin, and ERNESSIA YVONNE CARO, 23, of Bastrop, each for 2nd Degree Felony, Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

CHRISTOPHER JEROME THOMPSON, 36, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony Possession of  Controlled Substance less than one Gram

LENNIS JAMES DAWSON, 50, of Rockdale, two counts of 2nd Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

ALISAH MARIE SORRELLS, 28, and STEVEN RIVERA, 19, both of Rockdale, each for 3rd Degree Felony Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

PABLO DELAGARZA, JR, 30, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance less than one Gram – Drug Free Zone

NICOLAS PAIZ YOUNG, 19, of Rockdale, and MITCHELL HOLLIS WRIGHT, 20, of Cameron, each for 3rd Degree Felony Assault Family Violence – Impede Breath

RICHARD GABRIEL LICEA, 26, of Caldwell, State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use Motor Vehicle

ROJELIO VIRUEGAS, 25, of Cameron, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance

RONALD ERSKIN MARTIN, 39, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony Assault Family Member with Previous Conviction

SANDRA VARGAS, 38, of Cameron, 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance

JOEL DELANE PAGE, II, 19, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams, and State Jail Felony Theft of Copper

LEOTIS QUIENCE MILLER, 50, of Cameron, 3rd Degree Felony Forgery

RICKY WAYNE DENSON, 24, of Lott, 2nd Degree Felony Burglary of Habitation

DIANA PEREZ JOHNSON, 47, of Cameron, and DUSTIN RAY CREEK, 29, of Rockdale, each for 3rd Degree Felony, Credit Card Abuse Elderly

RENEE E. SERNA, 23, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony Evading Arrest w Motor Vehicle

MICHAEL PAUL HOGAN, 42, of Rockdale, State Jail Felonies Evading Arrest with Priors and Possession of Controlled Substance

PAUL ANTHONY BILLINGSLEY, 37, of Cameron, 3rd Degree Felony Forgery, State Jail Felonies Theft of Firearm and Possession of Controlled Substance

GERRIT SAMPSON WHEELER, 20, of Austin, 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence and State Jail Felony Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information

RONCEL RASHAD CLAY, 26, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony Sex Offender Duty to Register

NATHAN KURT PROCTOR, 27, of Cameron, JESUS VALDEZ, JR., 38, and LEROY RODRIGUEZ, SR., 39, both of Rockdale, each for 3rd Degree Felony Sex Offender Duty to Register

STEPHANIE RAE BOOKER, 32, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony Theft $1,500 to $20,000

And JOE ANTHONY VARGAS, 40, of Cameron, 3rd Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone


(HARKER HEIGHTS) Foot Hood Bomb Squad called after a suspicious device was found in a house in a Harker Heights neighborhood.

The Squad responded to the scene after police officers discovered a device in a house in the 200 block of East valley Road. Officer secured the area by closing traffic and checking the surrounding areas for residents, no evacuations were needed. The device was rendered inactive by the Foot Hood explosive Ordinance Device Team.


(MILAM CO) Easter is this weekend and there are several area events coinciding with it:

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Cameron Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual Easter BBQ chicken meal today. Plates will be to go from 11AM-1PM. Tickets are $8 each and include a half chicken, beans, potato salad, pickles, and bread.

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Easter services at the First Baptist Church of Buckholts will be held on Sunday, at 8AM instead of 10:30AM. Everyone is invited.

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St. Monica Catholic Church will have an Easter Egg Hunt for parish members and children of the Religious Education Program on Sunday after the 10AM Mass.


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet Monday to discuss financing options.

During their regular meeting, the City will consider a resolution that would approve Citizens National Bank for financing of asphalt equipment. In other business, the City will hold a workshop to discuss a Lion`s Club proclamation and hear departmental reports.

Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at City Hall.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD trustees will meet Monday to consider a food service contract.

During their regular meeting, the Board will consider a contract extension for their current food service provider. In other business, trustees will appoint a board member to the Appraisal District budget committee and consider a technology data storage purchase. The Board is also expected to take action on policy updates regarding graduation.

Monday`s meeting begins at 6PM in the Central Admin Office.


(Austin) Wendy Davis is reportedly caught up in an FBI investigation into one of her legal clients.  Travis County prosecutors tell "The Dallas Morning News" the feds are looking into potential conflict of interest charges involving the North Texas Tollway Authority board.  The Democratic governor`s candidate has never been a board member, but her law firm does work for the organization.  Her campaign says the FBI hasn`t talked to Davis and isn`t aware if the investigation is focusing on her.  A former political rival filed a complaint against her in 2012 over her work for the NTTA.  Travis County prosecutors ended their investigation when they couldn`t find anything, but gave the information to the FBI.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe softball team fell to Salado on the road Tuesday, forcing a 3-way tie for the final playoff spot.

The Ladies lost 10-0 to the Lady Eagles to wrap up the regular season. The loss, coupled with wins by Lexington and Florence, created a 3-way tie for the 4th and final playoff spot. The Ladies will now travel to Academy on Monday for a series of tie-breaker games.

Cameron will take on Lexington at 4:30PM in Game 1. The Game 1 winner will then play Florence immediately after.

Meanwhile, the Salado Eagles baseball team made it a sweep of Cameron, defeating the Yoemen 8-1 on Friday. Michael Evan drove in Cameron`s only run on the night and Kylen Harrell picked up the loss in this one. Cameron will take on Rosebud-Lott on Tuesday at Airport Park.


(CAMERON) With the soccer season over, several Yoe players have been handed post season honors.

According to Coach Webb, Jorge Martinez was tabbed 2nd team All District on defense while goalkeeper Eric Sanchez and midfielder Chris Ramirez were both named Honorable Mention. Senior Dakota Lee was picked Academic All District.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS runs, 3 arrests, and 1 fire.
--Maria Martinez, of Cameron, for no driver’s license
--Nathan Procotor, failure register as sex offender
--Kayla Gomez, of Belton, felony of aiding, fails statement to officer, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving while license invalid, and public intoxication

--Cameron Fire Department responded to a truck fire at the 1700 block of west 4th in Cameron.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--2 arrest for license invalid

--2 vehicle no injuries
--2 vehicle no injuries

--Milano fire department responded to a small grass fire south of Milano on HWY 36.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff’s office has 2 booked in:
--Walter Willams Wesley, 37, for Driving while disqualified commercial vehicle
--Nathan Kurt Proctor, 27, for aggravated sexual assault violation of probation, sex offender’s duty to register.

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There were 105 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 17 housed for Coryell County and 3 held for Cameron PD.

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