Today`s Local News2014-04-23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

(CENTRAL TX) A Central Texas water supply has issued a boil water notice for customers.

Bell Milam Falls Water Supply Corporation issued the notice Tuesday to customers that because of a water line break, water must be boiled prior to consumption. The notice only affects customers in the Travis area between Lott and Rosebud and Cedar Springs.

To ensure destruction of harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, or ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use. You may also purchase bottled water in lieu of boiling water. For info, call 800-826-4322.


(TEMPLE) A 3-vehicle wreck in Temple on Tuesday morning sent 2 people to the hospital.

The accident happened about 7:30AM on TX317 at FM2483. Officials said 2 people were transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries and 2 others escaped unhurt.

Investigators said traffic was backed up for nearly 2 hours while crews worked to clear the scene. Names of the victims were not released.


(BELTON) An historic truss bridge has been moved to a Belton Park this week.

The 70-foot bridge was set in place Tuesday on Belton`s Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail. The placement was part of a $1.5 million trail expansion project. The historic bridge was built in the early 1900s and had previously spanned Polecat Creek in Falls County.


(Dallas) Federal investigators say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas could have been prevented.  A U.S. Chemical Safety Board report released yesterday said the 2013 West Fertilizer Company blast could have been prevented if plant managers had safely stored the supply of ammonium nitrate.  The report also criticized McLennan County officials for not having an emergency plan and the local community of West for not knowing how dangerous the chemical was.  The board still isn`t sure how flames were started inside the fertilizer plant before it spread to the wood bins where the chemical was housed.  The explosion left 15 people dead and leveled dozens of homes.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club’s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch in 2 weeks.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM on Monday through Wednesday, May 5-7, from 3-7PM each day. Bidding will be held online. To bid online, click on the Lions Club logo on our homepage at

Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Again, 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 5th, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch Monday through Wednesday, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised almost $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. 


(TEMPLE) The Temple Symphony will host their season finale this week.

The season finale performance will be 7:30PM Friday in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Active duty troops and dependents will be admitted free.


(MUMFORD) A state championship winning basketball coach is leaving his post.

Mumford boys basketball coach Chris Sodek announced Tuesday he is leaving to take the head basketball coach and assistant principal post at Flatonia ISD. Sodek was offered a similar position at Mumford, which he turned down.

The coach spent the last 13 years at Mumford and won a state title this past year, including appearing in the state tourney in each of the last 3 years. Sodek and his wife are both from Fayette County. Meanwhile, assistant coach Alvie King has also left Mumford and has accepted a position teaching PE at Milano ISD.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe baseball team scored early and often to earn a run-rule victory Tuesday over Rosebud-Lott.

The Yoemen cruised to a 15-0 win over the Cougars at Airport Park to capture their 20th victory of the season. Cameron scored all 15 runs in the 1st 3 innings before the run-rule ended the affair in the 5th.

Justin Pratt lead the way on offense, going 3-4 on the night with 3 runs scored. Senior Jason Kopriva held the Cougars in check on the mound, pitching 4 innings and allowing just 3 hits while striking out 4 batters.

Elsewhere, the Salado Eagles upended Rogers, 7-0 on Tuesday. The loss kept Rogers from winning the district title outright. Now, the Yoemen take on Rogers this Saturday with a shot at earning a share of the district title.


(BUCKHOLTS) The Buckholts Badgers will be sending four athletes to the Regional Track Meet on Thursday, at Texas A&M – Kingsville.

Kade Cowan won district titles in the 800M and 400M, but has also qualified in the 200M with a second place finish at the Area Meet.  Sara Cowan will be competing in four events after winning the 300M Hurdles, and qualifying in the 800M, 1600M and the triple jump.  Austin Montalbo will be making the trip after qualifying in the triple jump and Megan Lopez qualified in the 100M Hurdles. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--James Crawford for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
--Tiffany Manes for Disorderly Conduct and Assault by Contact
There was 1 fire call: 3AM today, Cameron Fire Dept sent out for a 1-vehicle wreck on FM485

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--Perla Lucera Cisneros, 22 of Jacksonville, for DWLI
--Christopher Jerome Thompson, 36 of Rockdale, for Parole warrants
--Leo Oliver Graham, 54 of CA, for DWLI
There was also 1 other call: 9:12AM, AMR to US79 at Brazos River Bridge for 18-wheeler that lost its load

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff’s office has 5 booked in:
--Mark Allen Talley, 57 of Rockdale, housed for TDCJ
--James Melton Wayne Crawford, 27 of Rockdale for Sex Offenders Duty to Register
--Tiffany Jo Manes, 19 of Cameron for Assault and Disorderly Conduct
--Johnny Paul Wheeler, 64 of Rockdale for Probation Violations
--John Grady OBrien, 51 of Burlington for Non Payment of Child Support

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--3AM, 1-vehicle wreck on FM485 east. No injuries.

There were 105 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 13 housed for Coryell County and 3 held for Cameron PD.

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