Today`s Local News2016-10-24
Monday, October 24, 2016


(CALDWELL) A single-vehicle wreck in Caldwell Saturday left 1 person dead and 1 person hospitalized. 

Caldwell Police said the accident happened early Saturday on TX21 near CR300. A vehicle towing a trailer lost control as it entered the city limits. The passenger died at the scene and the teenage driver was rushed to an area hospital. No names have been released at this time. It was also unclear if the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. Police said both occupants were from North Zulch. 


(MILAM CO) Anyone called for jury service in Buckholts Municipal Court for today, you need not appear. 


(TEXAS) Early voting for the November General Election begins today across Texas. 

Residents in Milam County can cast their vote at 1 of 4 locations across the county. County voters can go to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Buckholts Community Center, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, or Thorndale VFW Hall. Polls at the Clerk`s Office will be open from 8AM-5PM through October 28th, and October 31st through November 4th. The Clerk`s Office will also open from 7AM-7PM on October 29th. In Buckholts, Rockdale, and Thorndale, voters can cast their ballot from 9AM-4PM through October 28th and from October 31st through November 4th.

As a reminder, you will need to bring a valid photo ID in order to vote this year. Approved forms of ID include: Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS, Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS, Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS, U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph, U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph, or a U.S. Passport.


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

October 29
Yoe High Classes of 1990 and 1992: You`re invited to join the Class of 1991 to celebrate their 25th Class Reunion from 5-11PM Saturday at The Hut at Ledbetter Park. A catered BBQ dinner from Circle S Bar-B-Que will be served. The cost is $15/person (adults only). For any question, contact Carmen Limon at  

October 29
Cameron VFW Post 2010 is hosting their annual Hunters Raffle. Up for grabs is a 2016 ODES 4-door, 5-seat Dominator-X ATV. Tickets are $20 each, 17 for $300, or 30 for $500. The drawing will be held at 8PM Saturday at the Cameron VFW. For tickets, call 627-0179, 295-6222, or 697-8646. Prior to the raffle giveaway, the VFW is hosting a community appreciation meal starting at 6PM. Meals are dine-in only. 

October 29
The Rockdale PTO is hosting a Halloween Carnival from 11AM-3PM Saturday at Rockdale Fair Park. There will be a cake walk, games, a costume contest, and more. All proceeds will go to Rockdale ISD schools. For questions or to volunteer, call 979-530-5633.

October 29
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing at 6PM Saturday. The evening will feature congregational singing, solos, and instrumental specials of traditional hymns as well as convention and contemporary gospel music. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the singing. Everyone is invited to participate.  

October 29
Cedar Valley Baptist Church will be hosting Paul`s Journey at 6:30PM Saturday. Cedar Valley Baptist is located at 12237 FM 2843 in Salado. A Love offering will be taken. For more info call 254 947 5100. 

October 29-30
There will be a benefit for Charlie McCartney, a cancer fighter, on Saturday and Sunday. A dance will be held Saturday from 8PM-Midnight at the Ranch in Rockdale. A Halloween costume contest will be held. Admission is $10. Then Sunday, there will be a BBQ chicken meal and live auction. Serving starts at 11AM at the Rockdale KC Hall. Plates of chicken, German potatoes, green beans, dessert, and tea are $10 each. There will also be games throughout the day. T-shirts and raffle tickets will also be sold. For info, call 979-209-4563.

October 30
There will be a Turkey & Dressing Dinner on Sunday at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Parish Hall in Granger. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Serving starts at 11AM, with musical entertainment running from 11AM-12:30PM. This is a meal only event and there will be no activities, other than Bingo at 2PM. This event is sponsored by KJZT St. Helen`s Society #18.


(ROCKDALE) The Milam County Tax Office has announced a change to their Rockdale substation hours. 

Milam County Tax Assessor/Collector Sherry Mueck on Thursday announced that the Rockdale Substation Tax Office will be closed on Fridays beginning October 28th. New hours for the Rockdale substation will be Monday-Thursday from 8AM-Noon and 1-4PM. Mueck said the Cameron Tax Office will remain open from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. The vehicle registration desk will close each day at 4:45PM. In addition, the office may close for lunch. Mueck also announced that the Cameron office will be open for extended hours on November 30th, December 29th, and January 31st. Those days coincide with the peak of tax season and will only be open to accept tax collections. All hours remain subject to change. For information, call the Tax Office at 697-7017.


(CAMERON) The annual Yoe High Flame Pep Rally is coming up this week, with the 2016 Flame King and Queen to be named. 

The annual Flame Pep Rally will be Wednesday at 7:30PM at the track stadium. This year`s nominees include freshmen Mark Borgas and Courtney Muniz, sophomores Katelyn Martinez and Luke Greene, juniors Zack Andress and Terryn Adams, and seniors Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill. 


(OKLAHOMA) A former Yoe football standout continues to shatter records at Oklahoma. 

On Saturday, former Yoeman and current Oklahoma University standout wide receiver Dede Westbrook caught 9 passes for 202 yards and 2 scores. In doing so, Westbook added to an already historic 2016 campaign. Westbrook has been on a tear the last 4 weeks now. After setting an OU record for receiving yards in a game just 3 weeks ago (232 yards), and also setting a record for yards in a 3 game stretch (574 yards), Westbrook has now broken the school record for receiving yards in a 4 game stretch with his most recent outing (776 yards). In addition, Westbrook has also set the OU mark for touchdown catches in a 4-game span with 10. For the year, Dede has 52 catches for 930 yards and 10 scores. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe Varsity football team shut down the visiting Little River-Academy Bees in the final Yoe home game for the season. 

From the start of the first quarter, it was the All Yoemen show, with the Yoe defense shutting down the Academy offense for a 63-0 win. The Yoe offense, led by junior quarterback Zack Andress, scored on each of their first 6 possessions.  WR Jordan Wells had 3 TD receptions, Iverson Westbrook had 1, and Siccory Smith had 2 TD catches and a kickoff return for a TD.  Freshman running back Niko Vargas had a TD run and Andress added an additional scoring run.  


(TEXAS) With just 3 weeks to go before the end of the regular season, teams are starting to jockey for playoff position. 

In 10-3A, Rockdale defeated McGregor 41-34 and Franklin dropped Jarrell 68-7. Troy had the bye this week. On Thursday, the Belton Tigers won huge over Shoemaker 56-7. On Friday, Temple had a bye, Taylor bested Boerne 15-7, Salado topped Mexia 46-8, Caldwell won at Smithville 35-28, Marlin fell to Hearne 56-3, Lexington beat visiting Rogers 67-14, Thorndale lost in Holland 38-27, Rosebud-Lott was routed by Thrall 63-21, Granger destroyed rival Bartlett 38-8, Milano fell to visiting Burton 43-13, and Buckholts opens district with a 102-81 loss to Prairie Lea. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS calls and 1 accident: 9:12AM, 2-vehicle crash at 4th and Bowie. Drivers: Stefan Ward and Qushma Jackson. No injuries. 

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 34-year-old Rockdale man for DWLI
There was also an accident just outside of town: 7:38PM, Rockdale FD sent to vehicle-deer wreck on US79 west of town.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--Joel Cruz Reyes, 35 of Cameron, for Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams and Possession of Dangerous Drug
--Dakota Thompson, 19 of Cameron, for Burglary of a Habitation
There were 4 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--1PM, wreck on FM485 east. 
--4:31PM, wreck on TX36 at CR254.
--7:41PM, wreck on US79 west of Rockdale.
--8:10PM, vehicle vs deer on FM1915.
There are currently 121 inmates in the county jail, including 53 housed for Coryell County, and 14 housed in Lee County.

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