Today`s Local News2017-04-25
Tuesday, April 25, 2017


(BARTLETT) Bartlett voters have a larger than normal pool to pick from in the May 6 election for two seats on the city council.

7 people, including 2 incumbents, have thrown their hats in the ring for two at-large city council seats. The new candidates joining incumbents 72 year-old Dean Roome and 71 year-old mayor pro tem Barbara Sandobal are Robert Smith III, John Landry Pack, Sharon Randig, Mona Burnett, and Jesse Luna.

According to Bartlett City Attorney Elizabeth Elleson, the two candidates getting the most votes will be declared winners.


(KILLEEN) A suspected robber is dead after an exchange of gunfire with Killeen police late Monday afternoon at a local shopping center.

Police responded just before 4:15 p.m. Monday to a report of a robbery at the T-Mobile store in the Killeen Marketplace in the 3200 block of East Central Texas Expressway. Officers confronted the suspect, apparently as he emerged from the store. The suspect ran and shots were exchanged during the chase. The parking lot of the shopping center was locked down because of the incident.

Police have provided no further details at this time.


(CALDWELL) The Caldwell School Board unanimously approved a contract Monday night for canine detection services.The contract will allow dogs to walk through the middle and high school once every couple months in an effort to detect drugs, or any other illegal items on campus.The district says there have been a couple instances which led to the agreement. The contract will cover the 2017-2018 school year. Each dog walk will cost an estimated $200.


(TEMPLE) Sunday around 10PM Temple Police responded to a robbery that occured at a local Cefco at 605 N. Third St. in Temple. Officers searched the area but came up empty handed. No injuries were reported on scene. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with hood over head, jeans, and a white cloth covering his face. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Temple Police at 254-298-5500


(THORNDALE)A special meeting of the board of trustees for Thorndale ISD will be held April 25th at 630PM in the Throrndale ISD Board Room. Subjects to be discussed are Discussion and possible action to approve The District Of Innovation Plan, Discussion and possible action to approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar, and Discussion and possible action to approve teacher contracts.


(MILAM CO) A public hearing will be held on April 28th at 11AM to discuss the VIIVE EVENTS, LLC for a mass gathering permit in accordance to a health and safety code. The hearing will take place at the milam county courthouse on the first floor in the county courtroom.


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

April 28
SPJST Nursing and Rehab in Taylor is having a Masquerade Marketplace $5 jewelry and accessory sale from 10AM-5:30PM Friday, April 28th at the Social Events Center at 1810 Old Granger Road in Taylor. Credit and Debit cards will be accepted. Proceeds benefit Alzheimers Association. 

April 28-29
Texas Czech Genealogical Society presents Tracking Ancestral Footprints: A Genealogy Research Workshop April 28-29 from 10AM-4PM at the Caldwell Civic Center. The workshop is open to anyone and no membership is required. Registration is $10 for 1 or both days. Lunch is on your own. For info, call 972-790-2848.

April 29
Cameron ISD`s annual community Walk For Yoe Life will be saturday April 29th, from 9-11AM at the Cameron ISD Track. There will be a fun run to win prizes, inflatables for the kids, and the Milam County Health Department Standards Home Health and WIC will offer blood pressure readings and more. Cameron Police, Milam County Sheriff`s Office and Cameron Fire Department will also be on hand.

April 29
The Temple Parks & Recreation has announced that hip hop musician Biz Markie, will perform on the CEFCO stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Saturday, April 29. Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of hip hop experience and a huge fan base.

April 30
Rockdale Fair Association will have a baked potato lunch. Pre sale tickets only $8 baked potato with all the trimmings and dessert will be included. The event starts at 11Am until 2PM at the concession stand in the livestock concession stand or call Penny Horelica for pickup in Cameron at the Cameron Fire Station at 254-652-3612 

April 30
The Rockdale Downtown Association is hosting BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at Rockdale Fire Department starting at 11AM Sunday, April 30th. Plates are $9 and include a half chicken, sides, drink, and dessert. Proceeds go toward support and resources for the downtown area. Tickets are available at the door until sold out. To get tickets or more information, call 512-639-9004.

April 30
There will be a benefit for Angela Gail Danek at 11AM Sunday, April 30th, at Moravian Hall in Georgetown. BBQ plates will be available from 11AM-1:30PM for $10 per plate. To-go and dine-in will be available. Desserts are $1 extra. A silent auction and live auction will also be held. T-shirts will be sold. The benefit is also accepting auction items and baked goods. To donate, call 254-760-4546, 512-863-5117, or 512-863-0090. Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer and proceeds will go toward her fight against cancer. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe boys varsity baseball team ended district with an 8-3 win over Academy last week. The Yoemen improve to 10-2 in district and 20-5 on the year.  Playoffs begin in 2 weeks.


(CAMERON) The Yoemen Golf team is in 5th place after day 1 of the Regional Tournament at Brenham Country Club after shooting a 366.  

Nikolas Keratsopoulos lead the charge for the Yoemen shooting a 74, which currently has him tied for 2nd place overall medalist.  Preston McGinty from Bruceville-Eddy is leading the tournament after a low round of 70.  Other scores for the Yoemen were Kobe Young 94, Luke Greene 95, Andrew Ortiz 103, and Stockton Kruse 104. The Yoemen are 5 shots out of 3rd place, and currently 5th overall behind Rockdale 337, Frankston 358, Buffalo 361, and Central Pollock 364.   

The Yoemen will tee off again at 8:15 this morning in hopes of gaining a top 3 spot to qualify for the State Tournament in Austin.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS call and 1 arrest:
--47 year-old Rockdale man on warrants

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Tony Garrett, 31 of Killeen, housed for treatment center
--Amy Williams, 43 of Rockdale, criminal mischief $2500-$30K
--Rosalinda Blinka, 51 of Rockdale, injury to elderly

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 130 inmates in the county jail, including 49 housed for Coryell County.

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