Today`s Local News2017-01-21
Saturday, January 21, 2017


(CAMERON) A major phone system issue that crashed the emergency phone services in Milam County has been repaired.

According to Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, 9-1-1 service was restored in the county after the call service crashed sometime early Friday morning. Dixon said the system crashed due to an issue with the Verizon phone system. Callers had been urged to call their law enforcement agencies directly rather than use 9-1-1, though as of 11AM Friday morning, service had been restored. 


(ROCKDALE) The Rockdale Police Department is seeking the public`s help in locating a missing person.

Rockdale Police are concerned for the welfare Emily Hacker.  Ms. Hacker is a white female, has brown hair and brown eyes, and is 34 years old.  She was last seen in the early morning hours of Thursday, wearing  blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ms. Hacker should contact Rockdale Police at 512/446-3436.


(CAMERON) The City of Cameron has its first filing for the upcoming general election. 

Incumbent Robert S. Davis, Jr. has filed for Council Member, Ward 3. Davis, a banker, filed Thursday for the May General Election. The deadline to file for election is February 18th. The filing fee is $10. Friday, Daniel Willie filed to run for Council Member, Ward 1. Willie, a sales manager, looks to fill the seat being vacated by Maurice Goza. Melissa Williams filed to run on Friday as well, seeking the Council Member Ward At Large seat.  Williams is a retired paralegal.


(COLLEGE STATION) On Friday, College Station ISD named former Navasota High School football coach Lee Fedora as the new head football coach and athletic director.

Fedora, a native of College Station, has a win-loss record as Navasota`s head coach of 109-30-0 in 11 years, including a pair of state championships in 2012 and 2014.  Before his stint at the helm of Navasota, Fedora was head coach for 2 years in Robinson and 5 years in Rogers. Overall, Fedora has a record of 167-55-1 as a head coach, and in 18 years he has led his teams to the playoffs 14 times, including 10 trips to at least the state quarterfinals.


(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners will meet Monday in regular session. 

During their meeting, the Court will consider several memos regarding area fire departments. Among those memos of understanding will be memos regarding fire protection and emergency services between Milam County and 9 volunteer fire departments, the use of the Decon Unit Trailer between Milam County and Milano Fire Department, and the use of the Milano Fire Department Building & Shelter between the county and Milano Fire Department. The Court will also take action on a resolution regarding bridges in Milam County and hear various reports. A recommendation to appoint Coryell Commissioner Ray Ashby to the Central Counties Services Board of Directors will also be considers. 

Monday`s meeting begins at 10AM in the Milam County Courthouse. 


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.
January 21
The Local OJ Thomas Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Games Night Out from 6-10PM this evening at the OJ Thomas Band Hall. Admission will be $5. Games will include Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc. Prizes will be awarded. All are invited. Proceeds go to the local organization. 

January 21
The annual Milano Lions Club Pancake Supper will be held at the Milano Senior Center today from 5-7PM. 

Tickets are $3 for kids 12 and under and $5 for all others. This fundraiser will include a silent auction. For more information contact 512-636-9520.

January 21

Milam County Cowboy Church presents a comedy show featuring White Chocolate and Flo tonight at the Church at 2100 US77 near Rockdale. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Bring your favorite snack or dessert and stop in for a night of laughter and fellowship.


(CAMERON) Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado?  As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at free SKYWARN severe weather programs across Central Texas. The event returns to Milam County Monday from 6-8PM at Rockdale Fire Department. The program hits Falls County Wednesday from 6-8PM at Lott Fire Department. And there will be 2 sessions in Bell County on February 11th at the Belton New Tech High School cafeteria. The basic course runs from 9AM-Noon and the advanced course runs from 1-4:30PM. 

The 2017 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe storms, plus review tornado formation and behavior. The presentation is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is necessary.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 83rd Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 27th at Milam Community Theater`s Williams Event Center. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including: Volunteer of the Year; Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year; and Business of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. 

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 27th. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.


(MILANO) A Milano boxer is set to fight on national television next month. 

Boxer Ryan Cowboy Karl will appear February 2nd on the Fox Sports 1 series Premier Boxing Champions. Karl will meet unbeaten Eddie Ramirez of Chicago during the broadcast. Karl is also currently undefeated at 13-0 in his career, including 9 knockouts. The event will broadcast live from Mississippi. His bout will air 1st, with the main event to include Sammy Vasquez against Luis Collazo. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE)  Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:
--Stone Thomas Hairston, 29 of Rockdale, OOC
--Joshua Michael Olivarri, 23 of Cameron, Burglary of Habitation, Criminal Mischief $100-$750
--Terry Dewayne Shaw, 18 of Austin, Burglary of Building
--Joe Franklin King, Jr, 48 of Taylor, DWLI
--Carl Dayton LaForge, 55, OOC
--1 in for District Commitment

There were 4 accidents reported in rural Milam County.
--7:37AM Vehicle vs. deer FM486 south of Thorndale
--10:26AM 1 vehicle accident Hwy79 in Milano
--3:22PM 1 vehicle accident FM487 near Valhalla Farms
--6:28PM Vehicle vs Deer CR217

There are currently 105 inmates in the county jail, including 28 housed for Coryell County.

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