Today`s Local News2014-09-02
Tuesday, September 2, 2014      


(ROGERS) One person had to be hospitalized after a fiery motorcycle wreck in Rogers. 

The accident happened about 10AM Monday on US190 near Knob Hill Rd. Investigators say an 18-wheeler turning off Knob Hill collided with the westbound motorcycle. The accident caused the bike to burst into flames. The motorcycle driver had to be taken to the hospital, though no update on his condition was available. 


(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners will meet this week to host a tax rate hearing. 

The Court will host the public hearing Wednesday at 9AM to hear citizen comments in regard to a tax increase and the 2015 Milam County budget. Again, that hearing is 9AM Wednesday, in the Milam County Courthouse. 


(Austin) Texas is appealing a decision by a federal judge over the state`s new abortion law.  Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the emergency motion with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Sunday night, asking for a ruling by this Friday.  Judge Lee Yeakel ruled last week the law was unconstitutional because it requires abortion clinics to have the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers.  Yeakel struck down a previous portion of House Bill 2, which was later overturned by the appellate court last year.  


(Austin) New automobile inspection rules in Texas go in effect this week.  They merge vehicle registration and inspection to one date.  That means drivers will have just one sticker.  Officials estimate it will save about two-million dollars.  There`s a grace period until next March.


(CAMERON) Youth soccer registration is underway in Cameron. 

Parents can pick up registration forms at Classic Bank, Cameron branch of Buckholts State Bank, the Cameron Herald, Ben Milam Elementary, and Cameron Elementary and Jr. High. Players ages 4-13 are eligible and the cost is $40, with a discount for families with multiple players. The deadline to register is September 4th. For info, call 482-0680.


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production.

Auditions for Virgil`s Wedding, will be September 10th and 11th from 7-9PM. Auditions will include reading from the script. The production requires 8 men, 12 women, and plenty of extras.

Virgil`s Wedding hits the stage November 1st and 2nd, with encore performances the following weekend. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe Booster Club has reserved two buses for the September 26th football game in Refugio. Seats are $40. Sign up at the Yoe High Kiosk by Noon on September 15th.

The Yoe Booster Club also invites the public to visit the new Yoe Field Wednesday from 6-7PM. This is a chance for the public to come out and actually get on the turf at Yoe Field.  No pets, food, or drinks on the field. 


(CAMERON) The latest Associated Press high school football poll saw plenty of movement this week.

The Cameron Yoemen dropped from #3 to #6 after their shootout loss to 4A Waco Connally. Cisco remains in the top spot, with Wall at #2. Area teams Franklin and Rockdale come in 3rd and 4th, respectively. Corrigan Camden is #5 after being unranked last week. Following the Yoemen is Waskom, Hallettsville, Sonora, and Kirbyville. Among others getting votes were Rogers, Lago Vista, and Jarrell. 

Elsewhere around the state, Temple jumped up from #7 to #3 in the latest 5A poll. While in 2A, Mart holds at #2 as Bremond is up 1 spot to #6. Snook also earned some votes. 


(CAMERON) There has been a change in the Freshmen Football Schedule this week. McGregor was originally scheduled to come to Cameron on Thursday. Due to bus problems at McGregor, that game has now shifted to McGregor with a 5PM start. 

With only 1 sub-varsity game on Thursday at Yoe Field, the JV will now play at 6PM instead of 6:30PM. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS run and 1 fire call: 5:47PM, Buckholts Fire Dept sent to pasture fire on FM1915

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--20-year-old Rockdale woman for Theft $1500-20k
--42-year-old College Station man for Possession of Marijuana and Tampering w/ Evidence
--36-year-old Austin man for Criminal Trespass
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 booked in:
--Zayonna Anishia Coleman, 20 of Rockdale for Theft of Property $1500-20k

There were no accidents in rural Milam County.

There are 124 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 18 housed for Coryell County and 1 held for Cameron PD.

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