Today`s Local News2016-04-30
Saturday, April 30, 2016


(KILLEEN) KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A 26-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with Killeen police Friday night.

The man barricaded himself inside the home on N W.S. Young near Peebles Drive. Roads in the area had to be barricaded for more than two hours while Killeen police attempted to get inside the house to help the man.

The standoff ended before 10pm. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet Monday in regular session.

During their meeting, the City will host a public hearing regarding a reinvestment zone on Industrial Boulevard for Butler Weldments. In addition, the City is expected to consider a tax abatement for Butler Weldments. The City will also take action on a request to host Family Fun Day in the Park and a request for a free public concert by the Fort Hood 1st Calvary Band. The Council could also decide on a resolution to appoint election judges for the May special election. 

Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.


(CAMERON) Temple College is set to host adult education GED classes in Cameron. 

The free classes will be individualized and open to anyone 18 or older. The next class begins Tuesday at 10AM. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. For questions, call 482-0555 or 482-3235.


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

April 29-30
The annual Cameron FunFest and Cameron PD BBQ Shootout will be today at Wilson-Ledbetter Park. Events scheduled include the BBQ cookoff, pet parade, washer tourney, horseshoe tourney, bounce house, arts & crafts, and food & drink booths. Back this year is the FREE kidfish with the help of Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens. Saturday night at 9PM, catch a free live performance by the Vegas Stars. New this year is also a 5K Beer and Brat Trot. Kids start at 8AM for their own 1K, with the adults starting at 8:30AM. 5K registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Food and drinks will be provided to run/walk participants. For info, call 254-718-7052

April 30
There will be a benefit for Emma Leigh Vaca, an 18-month-old girl who suffers from a rare aggressive cancer of the eye, today at the Belton VFW Post 4008. At Noon, they will be selling BBQ plates for $8. A live auction kicks off at 1PM. Other ways to assist include making a donation to the auction, providing baked goods, help cleaning up, or serving food. Proceeds will go toward surgery and treatment and other medical needs. For info, call 254-290-5064, 254-541-1030, or 254-760-9243.

April 30
Cameron Car Club will host its 8th annual car show today at the Milam County Courthouse square. Registration is 9AM-Noon. The cost to enter is $20. There will also be a silent auction. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club’s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch next week.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM on Monday through Wednesday from 3-7PM each day. Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Bidding will begin online, just go to and click on the Lions Club logo. If you would rather bid by phone, bidding that way will begin May 2nd, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch each day of the auction, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised about $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. 


(CAMERON) Yoe High School and Cameron Junior High will be doing Athletic Physicals for all student athletes on May 6th. 

Cameron ISD requires all student athletes to get new physicals each year to participate in all sports related activities. The cost for each physical will be $20, and checks can be made out to Dr. Jamee Garner.


(TEXAS) The UIL softball playoffs are underway, with several area teams involved. 

In Class 4A, Caldwell thumped Houston Weatley, 20-0. In 3A, Franklin squeaks past Whitney, 1-0; Teague edged Rogers in extra innings, 2-1 in Game 1; and Jarrell takes on Natalia in a best-of-3. Down in 2A, Normangee slammed Hull-Daisetta, 21-0; Snook drops Sabine Pass, 9-7; and Evadale trumps Burton, 15-3. 

In action Wednesday, Milano opened their series with Flatonia with Jenna Lewis tossing a no-hitter to lead the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win. Milano will look to close out the series today. And the #4 Little River-Academy Lady Bees pounded McGregor in Game 1 of their best-of-3 series, 9-1. The Lady Bees look to close out the series today. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe baseball team will open their playoff run next week with a home-and-home series. 

As the 2 seed, Cameron will play Clifton next week. The series opens next Friday at 7PM in Clifton, with games 2 and 3 on Saturday in Cameron. KMIL will have the call. Ticket prices for all games held at the Yards of Cameron will be $3 for Adults and $2 for Students. The Yoemen have also scheduled a playoff warm-up game for 5PM today against Thorndale here in Cameron. 


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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 fire department call-out:
--1:49AM Gause Fire Department was called out to 2066 CR 347 Loop for a lightning strike on a house.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 new bookings:
--Garland Kent Crawford, 47 of Lincoln, Possession Marijuana <2oz, DWLI
--Steven Joshua Cuellar, 19 of Dallas, Bond Surrender, Bond Forfeiture
--3 in from Coryell County 

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are currently 126 inmates in the county jail, including 41 housed for Coryell County.

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