Today`s Local News2018-06-19
Tuesday, June 19, 2018


(CENTRAL TX) Despite high rain chances, few droplets fell here in Central Texas on Monday. 

Most of the expected rain stayed south of Central Texas on Monday, mostly centering over the Beaumont area and the Gulf Coast. Some 2-4 inches of rain fell in those areas yesterday as the slow moving system hovered overhead. While there were isolated sprinkles and small showers here in the Ranch listening area, accumulations were minimal. While we may well get wet this week, total weekly accumulation is forecast at roughly an inch, and maybe 2 if lucky. 

Look for today to bring better than average rain chances at a 70% threat. Highs today will only reach the low 80s and winds will be around 7-10 MPH from the east. Overnight rain chances remain at 70% with a low of 73. Those high rain chances should linger into Wednesday and Wednesday night with daytime highs still in the low 80s and overnight lows in the low 70s. Thursday will see only a 40% rain chance while Friday should see temperatures return to above 90 ranges. 


(CAMERON) Cameron Police are warning residents of a mail scam currently making the rounds. 

According to Cameron Police Sgt. Kris Stringer, several residents have reported receiving a letter regarding a Milam Designation of Homestead Request. Officials said the letter appears to seek money and information from residents. Stringer said this is a scam and residents should not return the form or send in money. This is a service that is actually provided for FREE through the Milam County Tax Appraisal Office in Cameron, so if you do receive this letter soliciting money and information, please simply throw it away. 


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council met Monday to consider repairs for a major bridge. 

During their regular meeting, the City Council approved spending $5000-7000 in repairs for Ledbetter Bridge. City crews will conduct the work on the bridge. In other business, the City approved a request to host a Camp Gladiator fitness camp by the tennis courts. According to camp director Rachel Kirk, the camp will be held at 8:15AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July, with the month being free to participants. For info, reach out to Kirk on Facebook. A resolution to approve the Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted. Another resolution to suspend the effective date of an Atmos Energy rate increase was also approved. The Council also learned that fireworks will be held July 4th at Ledbetter Park. A workship is set for June 26th and 27th. Various reports were heard and mosquito spraying will take place June 24th and 25th.  


(ROCKDALE) A group of retirees here in Milam County have elected to keep meeting even without sponsorship. 

Rockdale Alcoa Retirees President Doug Williams said that the Rockdale Alcoa Retirees moved last week to continue on as an organization, despite the fact that the Alcoa facility has closed and they will no longer support or be involved in the organization. The group also lost the use of the Alcoa Lake Training facility as a meeting place. As of now, the group is meeting in the Thorndale VFW Hall. 


(GRANGER) Injuries were unknown after an afternoon crash in the Granger area. 

According to a social media post by the Williamson County Sheriff`s Public Information Officer, deputies and emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 3600 block of CR329 in Granger. A vehicle appeared to run off the road and through a fence, ending up in a field. Injuries were unknown. The roadway was blocked for some time while crews were on scene. 


(TEMPLE) Two people were hurt Monday in a wreck involving a utility pole and a home. 

Temple Police responded to a single-vehicle crash about 2:30PM Monday in the 700 block of S. Main after a 2008 GMC Yukon lost control, ran struck a utility pole, then careened into a home. Officials said the driver and a passenger in the SUV were both taken to the hospital for minor injuries. No one in the home was hurt. South Main and South 2nd were both closed for some time while crews worked the scene. 


(BELTON) Teachers in Belton will be getting a raise for the new school year. 

Belton ISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved a raise for teachers and their superintendent. Teachers, nurses, and librarians were all approved for a $1200 raise. Starting pay for a new teacher will now be over $47,000. In addition, the Board unanimously approved a more than $16,000 raise for Superintendent Susan Kincannon to $215,000. 


(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here`s a look at some area events headed to Central Texas this week:

June 4-July 1
Buckholts ISD will host their Summer Food Program until July 1st. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 8-8:30AM and 11:30AM-Noon, Monday through Friday. For info, call 254-593-4020.

June 4-21
Cameron ISD will host the annual Summer Food Program through this Thursday. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM Monday-Thursday in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria or Yoe High Cafeteria. Meals are 1st come, first served. For info, call 254-697-8371 or 254-627-0636.

June 22-24
Gear up for The 28th Annual Thorndale Fire Department BBQ Cook-Off on Friday-Sunday. Along with Live Concerts, there will be three days of BBQ, Food, Dancing, and Festivities. Among the activities are the annual softball tourney, arts and crafts booths, various tourneys, and the turkey and dressing dinner. Kevin Fowler performs Friday and Josh Ward on Saturday. Presale tickets for the weekend are $30 online. Presale single day tickets are $20 for Friday and $10 for Saturday. Tickets at the gate will be $25 for Friday and $15 for Saturday. 

June 23
Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band will be having a traditional country and western swing concert on Saturday with a start time of 8:30PM at the Cameron VFW. Flores is a 3-time Grammy Award winner. Tickets are $15 BYOB. Beer, food, and set up`s are available. For reservations call 254-295-6222.

June 23
There will be a benefit for Will Ewing starting at 11AM Saturday at Belton VFW. BBQ plates will be served starting at 11AM at $10 per plate. Also scheduled are a raffle, 50-50 drawing, lotto basket, and live auction. Donations and auction items are needed. Ewing was critically injured after he was struck and pinned between another car and his own 18-wheeler. He ended up losing both legs and suffered many other injuries. Proceeds will go toward medical and other expenses. For info, call 254-239-9213, 254-541-1030, or 254-760-4307.

June 23
The United in Christ Christian Ministries will host Faith Fest by the lake at Ledbetter Park starting at 10AM Saturday. Faith Fest is a gathering to praise and worship through singing, dancing, and seeking spiritual guidance. There will also be free food, music, games, a bounce house, and more. Plus the local Food Banks will be at the gate to collect non-perishable items.  For info, 254-482-0024, 254-627-1536, or 254-275-9706.

June 24
SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger presents their annual Chicken Dinner & Battle Dance on Sunday at the Parish Hall in Granger. Plates of fried chicken and all the trimmings will be served starting at 11AM. Adults are $10 and kids are $5. Take out will be available. Sandwiches, chili dogs, and nachos will be available from 2-8PM. Various entertainment and refreshments will also be available. A Battle Dance will take place from 3-9PM with Fritz Hodde and the Ennis Czech Boys. For info, call 512-859-2223.


(THRALL) The annual Stiles Farm Field Day is set for today in Williamson County. 

The 55th annual Stiles Farm Field Day, hosted by Stiles Farm Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will be held today at the Stiles Family Farm in Thrall. There is no registration fee, courtesy of Williamson County Farm Bureau. Lunch will be provided. Those with private pesticide applicators licenses will also earn 2 CEUs. Topics will include hog trapping, cotton innovation, cotton pest management, soybean work, row crop weed management, Farm Bill updates, pecan production, and fence demonstrations. 


(CAMERON) The Milam County Crops Tour will be held later this month in downtown Cameron. 

The 2018 Milam County Row Crop Tour will be Friday, June 29th at the Milam County Extension Office. Cost of the tour is $15 and includes lunch. Those with private pesticide applicators licenses will also earn 3 CEUs. Day of registration runs from 7-7:30AM. Topics will include replicated cotton variety trail, the cotton industry, replicated corn and sorghum varieties, the feed grain industry, Farm Bill updates, market outlook, and laws and regulations. Register for the tour by calling 697-7045. 


(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps. 

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 24th and 25th from 8:30-11:30AM for incoming 9th-12th graders and 1-4PM for incoming 7th and 8th graders. 

Yoe High Cheerleader camp will be July 28th at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-5PM. The camp, for kids aged 4 to entering 5th grade, is $30 per person. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle with their name on it. Early registrants will get a t-shirt. All campers will also get to cheer at a pep rally and football game in the fall. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders. 

The 10th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 30th through August 2nd at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10AM and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30AM-12:30PM. You can register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarship opportunities available for athletes. Campers will need to provide their own towel, wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats, and must leave all jewelry at home. Make checks payable to Yoe Football Camp. 


(GEORGETOWN) A former championship winning baseball coach is set to step away from the game. 

Former Yoe head baseball coach John Broussard is leaving baseball behind, stepping away from the game after 1 highly successful year at the helm of Georgetown Gateway Prep. Broussard took the Gators to the state semifinal this season with a 34-3 record. He also spent roughly a decade guiding the Cameron Yoe baseball program, winning a state championship in 2011. More time with family was cited as his reasoning for leaving the sport. 


(BELTON) Belton ISD has hired a new girls high school soccer coach, and one with local ties. 

Belton ISD announced Monday that they hired Oscar Bersoza as the new head man of the Lady Tiger soccer program. Bersoza was currently serving as an assistant coach for the boys soccer team. He graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where he was a 4-year letterman on the soccer team. Bersoza will bring 17 years of coaching experience to the team, having been head man previously at Harker Heights, Temple, and Frisco Heritage. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS call and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS call and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.

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