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Today`s Local News2014-07-30
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      
 

DISTRICT COURT

(CAMERON) A Rockdale woman arrested last February in a narcotics raid had probation revoked this week in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court. 

According to a press release from Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey, 24-year-old Florida Mae Williams was sentenced to 5-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after she pled True to motion to revoke probation on an original 3rd degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Torrey said Williams was handed an additional 5 years in TDCJ after entering a guilty plea to the 1st degree felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. 

Williams was 1 of 2 people arrested in a narcotics raid earlier this year at a home in the 5200 block of US77, south of Rockdale. According to Milam County Sheriff David Greene`s office, the raid was executed after a 6-month investigation into cocaine trafficking there. Officers located over 50 grams of cocaine and nearly a pound of marijuana. Cash and vehicles were also seized.

Among other cases disposed of last week: 

MITCHELL HOLLIS WRIGHT, 20, of Cameron, was sentenced by the Court after a PreSentence Investigation and hearing to eighteen (18) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation on an original State Jail Felony Theft more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.  Mr. Wright was also sentenced by the Court to eighteen (18) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to another Motion to Revoke Probation for an original State Jail Felony Theft more than $1,500 but less than $20,000

MORGAN ASHLEY JACKSON, 20, of Conroe, was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation on an original State Jail Felony Theft Less than $1,500 with Priors

DAVID JACOB SIMS, 21, of Lexington, Texas, was sentenced to one hundred eighty days (180) confinement in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass – Habitation

ANGELA CHRISTINE NICHOLS, 33, of Cameron, was placed on two years Deferred Adjudication Probation, with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and any restitution to the victim after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Assault

DEBRA CAMPBELL MCCALL, 47, of Buckholts, was sentenced to two (2) years confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, probated for three (3) years with standard conditions of probation including Theft Aversion Program and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $590.00 restitution to the victim after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Theft $1,500 to $20,000

BRANDY BELL TRAWICK, 38, of Dickinson, Texas, was sentenced to sixteen (16) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance 

BILLY JAMES BROCK, 60, of Cameron, was sentenced to five (5) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of DWI probation, including successful completion of the SAFP, in-patient program, and ordered to have an ignition interlock device or SCRAM alcohol monitoring system, serve 10 days in the Milam County Jail, pay a $1,000 fine and restitution to DPS after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony DWI 3rd or More

CAROL JAN CARRIER, 47, of Channelview, Texas, was sentenced to nine (9) months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original State Jail Felony Credit Card Abuse

OSCAR CARL WEDEMEIER, V, 28, of Rockdale, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Sex Offender Duty to Register

URSULA DAWN SCHLEMMER, 48, of Rockdale, was sentenced to thirty (30) days confinement in the Milam County Jail after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Theft

LINDA GAIL ENGLERT, 39, of Rockdale, was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram and was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to an additional State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

ASHLEY ERICA URBACH, 28, of Kyle, Texas, was sentenced to one hundred twenty (120) days confinement in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram


2 DEAD IN FALLS CO WRECK

(MARLIN) Two Baylor students are dead and two others hurt in a Central Texas crash.  

State troopers say the accident happened about 9:30AM Tuesday morning when a pickup slammed into a tree on State Highway 7 east of Marlin.  Laura Onwudinanti [[ on-wood-dih-NAN-tee ]] of Grand Prairie and John Stewart of Dallas were declared dead at the scene.  Megan Ritzi of Fort Worth is hospitalized in very critical condition.  The driver, Jacob Hale of Fort Worth, is also hospitalized in fair condition.  Troopers aren`t sure what caused the truck to go off the road. 

Officials with Baylor University report that the 4 were traveling to perform at the International Clarinet Association Meeting at LSU. Stewart was a junior Instrumental Studies major and Onwudinanti graduated in May with a degree in Musical Education. Ritzi is an incoming freshman and Hale is a senior Instrumental Music major. 


ABBOTT APPEALS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN

(Austin) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is officially appealing a federal judge`s ruling against the state`s gay marriage ban approved by voters almost a decade ago.  Abbott argues it should be up to state legislatures or the people to decide the issue of same-sex marriage, not the court system.  Abbott also argues the state`s marriage laws are rooted in the idea that "procreation requires a male and a female" and the Equal Protection Clause requires the state`s marriage laws be "rationally related to a legitimate state interest."  


SALES TAX HOLIDAY

(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 8-10.  Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks and other items priced under 100 dollars are exempt from sales tax.  For the full list of exempt items, visit www.windows.state.tax.us.


BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

(CAMERON) Multiple area organizations are gearing up to host a Back to School Bash in Cameron. 

First Baptist Church of Cameron, Communities in Schools, and Twin City Missions will be hosting the event Thursday from 6-8PM at Cameron City Pool. The event is free for Cameron students entering the 6th-12th grade. Families will get information about community resources and services. Plus, students will be given admission to the pool, a meal, and could win door prizes. A 3-on-3 basketball tourney will also take place. The first 50 eligible students will be given basic school supplies. For info, send an email to swilliams@cameronisd.net. 


YOE BAND REGISTRATION

(CAMERON) All incoming freshmen and returning Yoe High band students must register today beginning at 3PM at the Band Hall. Review your packet for registration times, but if you did not receive one, stop by to get one. Parents are urged to attend. Band Booster sign ups will also be available. 


TEMPLE COLLEGE CAMERON OPEN HOUSE

(CAMERON) Temple College will host an open house event Thursday from 4-6PM at the Cameron Education Center. Participating Temple College areas include Admissions, the Texas Bioscience Institute, Financial Aid and Dual Credit among others. For more information about this event, please contact the Temple College Recruiting Office at (254) 298-8327.


MCT PRODUCTION OPENS 

(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will continue its latest production this weekend. 

The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, will play 7PM Saturday and 2PM Sunday, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. 


MEET THE COACHES SCHEDULED

(CAMERON) The Football program at Cameron Yoe High School will be holding a "Meet the Coaches" night on Thursday at 6:30PM in the Yoe High cafeteria. This meeting is mandatory for all incoming high school players and their parents.


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS runs and no other activity.
 
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS calls and 1 accident:
--10:57AM in Walmart parking lot. Involved: 2004 Ford truck driven by Charles Brooks of Lexington and 2001 Buick driven by Sheila Robinson of Lexington. 

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 arrests:
--Joe Moreno, 39 of Rockdale for Injury to a Child and 2 counts of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 118 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 15 housed for Coryell County.


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