Today`s Local News2016-08-27
Saturday, August 27, 2016


(ROCKDALE) The City of Rockdale city council has a special meeting scheduled for Monday, August 29.

On the agenda for Monday`s Special Meeting will be a public hearing on the proposed 2016-2017 budget for the city of Rockdale.  The council will also consider and possibly take action on a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers.


(CAMERON) All persons summoned for jury duty in Judge Youngblood`s 20th District Court for Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1PM need not report.  That case has been resolved.


(BUCKHOLTS) The Town of Buckholts has announced new ways customers can pay their water and utility bills. 

Beginning September 1st, all water bills will be paid at Buckholts Town Hall weekdays from 8AM-5PM. Payments can also be mailed to the Town of Buckholts at Box 117 in Buckholts, 76518. Credit Card payments may be made over the phone for a convenience fee. For questions, call 254-593-3111.


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.

August 27
The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7PM today at the Milano Civic Center.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the country and gospel music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Beginning August 30
The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center in Temple will host live, online Czech language classes offered by the Schulenburg Campus of Blinn College. The beginner level, non-credit classes will be held from 7-9PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the museum beginning August 30th. Partial scholarships are available. To register, call 979-743-5373. The school will also offer intermediate level classes. For info on that class, call 254-899-2935. 

September 11
The Annual Homecoming Picnic at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak will be Sunday, September 11th. Mass is at 10:15AM, with dinner at 11AM. Plates of home fried chicken and sausage with all the trimmings will be $10 each. Drive through and to-go will be available. Games kick off at Noon. The Praha Brothers will play from 12:30-3:30PM and a live auction will follow. 


(CAMERON) Youth wishing to play soccer in Cameron will have to register soon. 

Cameron Youth Soccer registration is underway and the deadline is September 1st. Officials will be at Yoe High Cafeteria that night from 5-7PM for last chance registration. Youth ages 4-13 are eligible to play and the cost is $40 per player with a discount for households with multiple players. You can pick up registration forms at the Cameron Library, Cameron Herald, Classic Bank, Buckholts State Bank, or Elementary and Jr. High offices. For info, call 254-482-0680.


(CAMERON) The Fighting Cameron Yoemen brough the pain to the "Pasture of Pain" Friday night.

Despite a penalty-plagued first half, the Yoemen managed to light up the scoreboard three times, with touchdown receptions by each of the triple threat of Jordan Wells, Sicory Smith, and Iverson Westbrook.In the second half, Smith lit the board two more times, leaving the game with a final score of 33 to 10.  Friday night`s victory marks the first win for Tommy Brashear as athletic director and head coach.  

In subvarsity action, the Yoe Freshman team took down Bellville, 34-20. The JV also opened the year with a win, 25-7.


(CENTRAL TX) Week 1 of Texas high school football wraps up today.

On Thursday, Academy earned their 3rd straight shutout of Rogers, 34-0. Also Thursday, Marlin eased past Blooming Grove, 27-3. Beckville trounced Anderson-Shiro, 55-27. Calvert won a shootout with Houston Emery in 6-man action, 85-65. Snook squeaked past Normangee 28-26. Bremond opened their state title defense with a 29-10 win over Whitewright.

Friday night saw the 2016 season swing into action for most area schools.  In District 10-3A action, Macgregor beat Groesbeck 43-29, Rockdale beat West 33-21, Troy topped Salado 15-3, Franklin upset Navasota 15-6, and Jarrell fell to Johnson City. 

In 6A, Cedar Park defeated Waco Midway 43-13, Temple toppled rival Belton 28-20, Round Rock beat Schertz-Clemens 41-35, Cedar Ridge blew out New Braunfels Canyon 35-0, Round Rock McNeil routed Austin 44-14, Round Rock Westwood dominated Lehman 42-14, and Bowie was edged out by Pflugerville 7-0.  

In 5A, Buda-Hays stopped Georgetown Eastview 26-18, Marble Falls demolished Cedar Creek 41-14, Hutto over Bryan 29-28, Leander Rouse over Manor 44-21, Dripping Springs trounced Bastrop 43-6, Pflugerville Connally over Lockhart 45-34, College Station soundly defeated Houston King 56-7, Waco toppled San Antonio Roosevelt 48-25, and Earl Rudder stopped Del Valle 39-21.  

In 4A, Lampasas beat FRedricksburg 33-12, La Vega defeated Fairfield 34-10, China Spring dominated Lorena 49-12, Waco Connally over Gatesville 45-34, Marion shut out Eastside Memorial 53-0, Canyon lake over Blanco 40-7, Boerne over Devine 55-12, Mexia beat Athens 29-7, Navarro defeated Giddings 37-21, Gonzales topped Orange Grove 23-14, Llano beat Smithville 31-15 and Teague stopped Caldwell 27-14. 

In other 3A action, Florence edged out Rosebud-Lott 22-20, Mart squeaked by Lexington 22-20.  In 2A, Bruceville-Eddy over Moody 32-26, Burton over Holland 28-16, Thrall routed Riesel 42-20, and Thorndale beat Milano 40-27.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 5 EMS runs, 2 arrests, and 1 accident: 
--Christopher Mark Anderson, 19, OOC warrant
--Susan Jones 44 of Tyler, DWLI

--6:00AM Vehicle vs 18 wheeler on highway 36 4 miles south of Milano

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 new bookings:
--Olga Salas, 29 of Rockdale, OOC Warrants
--Christopher Mark Anderson, 19, OOC warrant
--Reco Antonio White, 22 of San Antonio, Aggravated Robery, OOC Warrant
--Tomas Floreneco Vega, 24 of Rockdale, DWLI w/previous
--3 in from Coryell County

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--8:00PM 1 vehicle w/no injuries Highway 79 near Thorndale

There are currently 127 inmates in the county jail, including 49 housed for Coryell County, 1 held for Cameron PD, and 13 housed in Lee County. 

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