Saturday, May 27, 2017
WESTPHALIA/LOTT BOIL NOTICE
(FALLS CO) Due to a water outage in the Westphalia/Lott area, the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality has required Bell-Milam-Falls Water Supply to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption. Customers affected by this are those in the Westphalia and Lott area experiencing no water.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. If you have questions, call 1-800-826-4322.
CHLORINE BURN OUT IN CAMERON
(CAMERON) Cameron city officials have announced a chlorine burnout for their water system.
Beginning this week, the City of Cameron will be using a chlorine only solution to disinfect the water system. Normally, the City said they use a combination of chlorine and ammonia to treat the water. Using chlorine only means the smell, taste, and color of the water may be affected. However, City officials say the water is safe for consumption. The regular combined chlorine-ammonia solution will resume June 30th. Anyone with questions should call City Hall.
MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES
(CAMERON) The annual Memorial Day program in Cameron will be at 10AM on Memorial Day on the Courthouse Square.
KMIL will broadcast that program live that morning. After the ceremony, people may place crosses in front of the War Memorial through June 7th. You are asked to place the name of a military member fallen in any war, the name of a deceased veteran, anyone fallen in the War on Terror, or a fallen law enforcement officer or 1st responder on each cross. Crosses are available at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, public library, or on site. For questions, contact the American Legion or call 254-833-1531.
Over in Williamson County, the Taylor Memorial Day Salute begins at 10AM in the Liberty Garden at Murphy Park. Memorial Day ceremonies in Georgetown will begin at 9:30AM at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza.
ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES TAX FREE SOON
(TEXAS) Texas shoppers looking for energy saving appliances will get a tax break on Memorial Day weekend.
The Texas Comptrollers Office has announced that Texans can get certain appliances with the Energy Star logo tax free through Monday. Officials say shoppers could save an estimated $10.2 million in local and state sales tax. Among the types of water- and energy-efficient items Texas is waiving sales tax on are: showerheads, faucets and accessories, toilets, urinals, irrigation controls, recharging water tables, groundwater retainers, soaker or drip hoses, moisture controls, mulch, plants, trees, grasses, programmable thermostats, air conditioners under $6000, refrigerators under $2000, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and washing machines. For more information, go to the Texas Comptroller`s website.
BROWN SANTA TOURNEY SCHEDULED
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 7th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 15th. The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.
Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club. Mendoza said the tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 1PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For info, call 254-627-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOE SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP
(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps.
Yoe Baseball Camp will be May 30th and 31st at the Yards of Cameron from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $40 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to John Broussard.
Lady Yoe Softball Camp will be May 30th and 31st at Mark Humble Softball Field from 1:30-4:30PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $40 per player. Campers need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Abraham Vargas.
Yoe Boys Basketball Camp will be May 30th through June 1st at Yoe High Gym from 1-4PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Lance Hause.
Lady Yoe Basketball Camp will be May 30th through June 1st at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Corey Cunningham.
Yoe Wrestling Camp will be June 5th and 6th at the Old Gym and Wrestling Room at 5:30PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 4th through 8th graders, is $20 per person. Camp is limited to 40 people. Make checks payable to Yoe Town Harriers Running Club.
Yoe High Cheerleader camp will be July 22nd 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.
Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 26th through 28th at Yoe High Gym from 8:30-11:30AM for 5th-8th graders and 1:30-4:30PM for 9th-12th graders. Cost of camp is $50 per player.
The 9th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 31st through August 3rd 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.
(CENTRAL TX) Just 2 area teams remain alive in the UIL softball playoffs this week.
In 3A, the Academy Lady Bees met Grandview at Waco Midway. The Lady Bees rallied for a Game 1 win, 7-6. Then dominated in Game 2, 15-5, to sweep into the 3A semifinal. And in 1A, Bartlett moves to the state tourney for the 1st time in school history when they meet Dodd City in the state semifinal on June 2nd at UMHB. The state final would be June 3rd at UT`s Red McCombs Field.
(CENTRAL TX) Just 2 area teams remain alive in the UIL baseball playoffs this week.
Franklin plays baseball-powerhouse Nacogdoches Central Heights in Madisonville. The Lions were no hit in game 1 of the series, 4-0. That series continues Saturday at 3pm. And Thorndale draws Refugio in a best-of-3 series in Weimar. The Bulldogs lost in Game 1, 5-1. Game 2 is 2PM Saturday. A 3rd game would follow if needed.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS calls.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS call.
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 13 new bookings:
--Samantra Jwaina Beckwith,40, of Milano for assault family/ member , impede breath/circulation
--Damion Damon Taylor, 23, of Cameron for criminal mischief
--Zachery Lee Norman, 29, from Mason for manual delivery of controlled substance in a drug free zone
--Joe Holland, 22, from Arlington for poss marij
-- 4 in from Coryell Co
There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--4:44pm FM485 4 miles west of Hwy 77 one vehicle
-- 8:39am Vehicle vs a tree on FM 908 Apache Pass
There are currently 135 inmates in the county jail, including 68 housed for Coryell County and 27 housed for Lee County.