Tuesday, October 5, 2015
SHERIFF GREENE TO SEEK RE-ELECTION
(CAMERON) Two-term Milam County Sheriff David Greene will officially seek a 3rd run as top lawman.
Sheriff David Greene on Monday announced that he will seek re-election in the 2016 elections. In a press release, Greene said he will run again on the Republican ticket. Greene has spent 38 years in law enforcement, including the last 8 as County Sheriff.
CAMERON CITY COUNCIL
(CAMERON) Cameron City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that will regulate golf cart operation in town.
During their regular meeting, the City heard the 2nd and final reading of an ordinance regarding the rules for operating golf carts in the city limits. The ordinance will also set a fine of up to $200 for violations. According to city officials, the ordinance requires that golf carts not be operated on highways that exceed 35MPH and can only be used during daylight hours within 2 miles of the golf course. The new rules also stipulate that the carts are not to be operated on pedestrian walkways and can only be driven by those with a valid driver license or other permit. Carts that are operated on highways must also be equipped with lights, reflectors, and slow moving vehicle emblems.
In other business, the City also approved road closures for the Milam County Crimestoppers Haunted House on October 30th and 31st.
2 HURT IN BURLESON CO WRECK
(BURLESON CO) Two people were hurt in a 2-vehicle crash in Burleson County on Monday.
Department of Public Safety Troopers were called to the accident about 5:30PM Monday along TX36 near CR122. Troopers said a pickup slowing to make a turn was clipped by a following truck, causing the wreck. The first truck was sent spinning into the northbound lanes of the highway while the 2nd truck ended up flipping several times. Amazingly, no one was hurt in the 2nd truck. Both occupants of the 1st truck were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
JARRELL MAN CHARGED WITH DWI, OFFERS BRIBE
(BELL CO) A Jarrell man is in trouble with the law after offering a bribe to his arresting officer.
Department of Public Safety Troopers said Stephen Arthur White was arrested following an investigation of a traffic crash on US190 at Nolanville Hill. Authorities said White appeared intoxicated and then resisted arrest. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, but resisted first aid from hospital employees. In addition, as he was being booked into Bell County Jail on suspicion of DWI, he offered the booking officer a bribe in order to be released from jail. He now faces an additional charge on that count.
18-WHEELER OVERTURNS IN TEMPLE
(TEMPLE) An 18-wheeler that overturned Monday in Temple sent the driver to the hospital.
Temple Police were called about 3PM Monday to the 3900 block of Range Rd. near NW HK Dodgen Loop for reports the big rig had overturned. Officials arrived to find that the 18-wheeler hauling road base material has flipped, spilling its load. The driver was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the wreck.
TRIO ARRESTED AFTER AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
(TEMPLE) Temple Police have arrested 3 men in connection to an aggravated robbery.
Police were called just after midnight Monday to the 100 block of S. Ave. H after a victim called to report he had been robbed. The victim told police that 3 men approached him, pointed a gun at him, and demanded money and other items. After taking several items, the trio fled the scene. The victim gave officers an excellent description of the suspects, who were later located near the 900 block of S. 3rd. Officers arrested Jose Valenzuela, Jose Ramirez, and Nicolas Carbajal there without further incident. Police said they located a handgun and several items belonging to the victim nearby.
WILL CO DEPUTY NO BILLED OVER SEX ASSAULT CHARGE
(WILLIAMSON CO) At least 1 Williamson County Deputy will not face criminal charges in connection to an alleged sexual assault.
A total of 4 Williamson County Sheriff`s Office employees, including 3 Deputies, have been under investigation for months now in connection to the alleged sexual assault case. On Monday, a Grand Jury returned a no bill against 1 of the Deputies involved. The 3 others involved were believed to be witnesses to the incident. All 4 remain on administrative leave pending the internal investigation.
CAMERON GED CLASSES
(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. Prospective students must attend both orientation days, set for today and Wednesday at 10AM. These orientations can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours and are required. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. Class hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 1-6PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5PM. For questions, call 697-8657 or send an email to cameronGED@CameronISD.net
CHRISTINE HOLCOMBE TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL 4-H HALL OF FAME
(CAMERON) A former Cameron 4H and Milam County Extension agent will be inducted into the National 4H Hall of Fame soon.
The 4H Development Program said this week that Christine Holcombe will be posthumously inducted into the National 4H Hall of Fame on Friday in Maryland. Her son, William Holcombe will accept the honor on behalf of the family. Holcombe is 1 of 16 people to be recognized for her career achievements and contributions to the 4H program. Honorees will get a Hall of Fame medallion, plaque, and memory book.
Holcombe spent 35 years as Milam County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences through the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service. Among her career awards are the Superior Service Distinguished Award, Yellow Rose of Texas Award by the Governor, Meritorious Service Award from Volunteer Leaders of Texas, NAE4HA Distinguished Service Award, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Lifetime Membership for scholarship committee contributions. Through her leadership, Milam County 4H`ers received more than $4 million in scholarships. Since her death, a pair of scholarship programs have also been created to carry on that legacy.
YOE BAND TO PERFORM
(CAMERON) The Yoe Marching Band has a major performance coming soon.
The Band will march at UMHB at 2:30PM on October 13th for the Region 8 Marching Contest. On Monday, the Band appeared in the UMHB Invitational and earned Straight 1st Division ratings.
LADY YOE DIG PINK FUNDRAISER BEGINS
(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe Volleyball team will be hosting the 6th Annual Dig Pink Fundraiser. All proceeds from the event are donated to Breast Cancer research.
T-shirts are on sale through today. T-shirts are pre-order and pre-pay only. You can order your shirt from any Lady Yoe Volleyball Player or Coach or the YHS Kiosk.
On October 20th, join the Lady Yoe as they host the Dig Pink game at Yoe Gym against Academy. During the game, there will be a silent auction, a raffle, pink treats, and more. Those that attend are also asked to wear pink. In the past 5 years, the Ladies have raised over $34,000 for Breast Cancer Research.
MILANO BOXER TO APPEAR IN TV FIGHT
(MILANO) A Milano boxer is set to fight on national television this week.
Boxer Ryan Karl will appear today on the Fox Sports 1 series Toe-2-Toe Tuesdays. Karl will meet Alfonso Olvera during the broadcast. Karl is undefeated at 9-0 in his career. The event will broadcast live from San Antonio.
BUCKHOLTS PLAYERS, PARENTS UPSET AFTER PINK EQUIPMENT DENIAL
(BUCKHOLTS) Players and parents in Buckholts are upset after some players were not allowed to wear pink during their last football game.
On Saturday, several Buckholts football players were told to remove all pink-related items from their gear or else they would not be allowed to play. The players had showed up to the game with the gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several players refused to remove the pink gear and were banned from the game. In a letter to parents Monday informing them of the incident, Superintendent Dykstra said the UIL rules allowed only certain items, and that those items must be uniform for the entire team. Dykstra said pink decals have been ordered for the team but they have not yet arrived. At this time, it is not believe that any players have been suspended or kicked off the team over the ordeal.
AP FOOTBALL POLLS
(CAMERON) After most of Class 3A had a bye, there was not much change to the latest Associated Press High School Football Poll.
The Cameron Yoemen, coming off a bye, remain at #4 this week. In fact, all of Class 3A is unchanged. Mineola, Brock, and area team Franklin each sit at 1-3 again. Following Cameron are East Chambers, Waskom, Wall, Pottsboro, Malakoff, and Blanco. Others getting votes included Teague and Jarrell.
Elsewhere, Temple holds strong at #6 in 5A and Navasota continues to be the top team in 4A. In 2A, Bremond remains at #2 with Mart up 1 spot this week to #8. Area team Thrall also received votes.
(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest: Tristan Cehand for PI, Possession of Meth, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 accident:
--wreck at Cameron and Meadow. A 2010 Chevy driven by Stephanie Booker, 33 of Rockdale, struck a 2011 Nissan Cube driven by Marcella McMeans of Rockdale. Booker fled the scene and was later located and arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Accident Involving Another Vehicle
There was 1 other arrest: Bernadino Bahena of Elgin for No DL
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:
--Joel Juan Lopez, 25 of Cameron, on a Bench Warrant
--Jonathan Paul Salazar, 29 of Cameron, for Interfering w/ an Emergency Call and Assault of a Family Member w/ Priors
--4 from Coryell Co
There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--12:53AM, vehicle struck a deer on FM437 near Davilla. No injuries.
There are currently 136 inmates in the county jail, including 51 housed for Coryell County, 11 housed for Lampasas County, 10 housed for Lee County, and 10 housed for Robertson County.