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Today`s Local News2015-04-26
Saturday, April 25, 2015      
 
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DALLAS ZOO NAMES NEWBORN GIRAFFE

(DALLAS)  The Dallas Zoo has revealed the name of its newborn baby giraffe whose birth earlier this month was watched live all over the world.

After a week of online voting, zookeepers announced Friday that the giraffe has been named Kipenzi, which means "loved one" in Swahili.  Adia and Kanzi were the other names in the running. More than 50,000 people voted.  Zookeepers say the names chosen for the baby were all in reference to requests by the public to name the giraffe after loved ones -- like missing family members, children lost to cancer, first responders who were killed in the line of duty, as well as former zoo staff members.

Katie gave birth earlier this month to the calf, as millions around the world watched live online thanks to Animal Planet.




BLUE BELL CLOSES PLANTS FOR INTENSIVE CLEANING, TRAINING

(BRENHAM)  Blue Bell Creameries announced Thursday it will begin an intensive cleaning program and a new training program at its three production facilities Monday to prevent contamination in the future.

The company said it will close their creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for cleaning and training of its employees. The program was developed after a review and discussions with a microbiologist.  Blue Bell announced on April 20 it was recalling all of its products after several of its products tested positive for listeria.  The creameries will be closed the week of April 27 and possibly the first week of May. The company will produce ice cream the week of April 27 for testing purposes and will not be sold to the public.




CAMERON ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

(CAMERON)  A special meeting of the Cameron ISD school board will be held Monday, August 27.  On the agenda for the special meeting is the selection of finalists for Cameron ISD superindendent position.

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm in the board conference room.



THORNDALE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

(THORNDALE) A special meeting of the Thorndale ISD school board is scheduled for Monday, April 27.  On the agenda for the open session is public comments and public hearing regarding the superindendent resignation agreement.  During the closed session, the board will deliberate regarding poersonnel, including the superindendent resignation agreement.

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 6:30PM in the Thorndale ISD boardroom.



LIONS CLUB AUCTION IN 2 WEEKS

(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club’s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch in 2 weeks.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM on Monday through Wednesday, May 4-6, from 3-7PM each day. Bidding will be held online. To bid online, click on the Lions Club logo on our homepage at KMIL.com.

Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Again, bidding will begin online, just go to KMIL.com and click on the Lions Club logo. If you would rather bid by phone, bidding that way will begin May 4th, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch Monday through Wednesday, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised almost $20,000 for the organization last year.  Local merchants donate items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Through the more than 40 years that the radio auction has been heard on KMIL, the transition has gone from phone bids kept on index cards to almost complete live internet bidding much like ebay auctions. 





LADY YOE SOFTBALL

(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe Softball team will face the Teague Lady Lions in a Bi-District single game match up at 7PM Friday, May 1st at China Spring High School.

The Lady Yoe will be representing the Home team in the 3rd Base Dugout, and Teague will be the visiting team on the 1st base side.  Gates will open approximately an hour and a half before the game.  Gate prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.  District 19AAA, District 20AAA, THSCA, TGCA, and Senior Passes will be accepted.


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 5 EMS.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 arrest: 
--Jessica Rose Dill, 19 of Bryan, No DL
 
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 arrests:
--William Willie Templin, 40 of Cameron, Criminal Trespass w/deadly weapon, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon
--Stephanie Nicole Ford, 33 of Tomball, DWLI w/ Previous Convictions

There was 1 accident in rural Milam County:
--1 vehicle accident at hwy 36 south of Milano, no injuries

There are currently 123 prisoners in the Milam County Jail, including 23 housed for Coryell County and 16 housed for Lampasas County.


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