Today`s Local News2016-06-25
Saturday, June 25, 2016


(COPPERAS COVE) Copperas Cove Police arrested four suspects after a 20-year old man who was shot was at the hospital to be treated early Tuesday.

Detectives interviewed the man who suffered the gunshot wound, Damontay Devin Holmes. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspects and confirm their intention to commit robbery at a residence located in the 1000 block of Industrial Avenue. Police were told by residents of the home that they were victims of a home invasion and unknown men had forced their way into the residence. One of the residents was able to retrieve a firearm and gunfire exchange started. The suspects fled but none of the occupants of the house were injured. 

Xavier Clifford Arnold, Marcus Anthony Herrera, Warren Darnell Jackson and Marcus Dwayne Robinson face aggravated robbery charges.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council will meet Monday in special session. 

During their special meeting, the Council will discuss potential sites for a new police station. During executive session deliberations, the City could discuss real property. 

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



(CAMERON) Texas Department of Transportation is set to begin modifying the traffic signals in Cameron next week. 

Beginning Monday, TxDOT will begin work to modify the turn signals along US77/TX36 at the intersections of Travis and Fannin. According to TxDOT spokesman Bob Colwell, the group will be installing a new left turn signal that incorporates Flashing Yellow Arrows instead of just the solid green. The new signals will include the Steady Green Arrow for protected turns, a Flashing Yellow Arrow to allow drivers to yield and turn, a Steady Yellow Arrow alerting drivers the signal is changing to red, and a Steady Red Arrow requiring drivers to stop. 


(GAUSE) A press conference date has been set for an upcoming Archaeological Project in Gause. 

The conference will be at 10:30AM Monday at Gause Baptist Church Family Life Center as part of a joint project with the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association and archaeological firm GTI Environment. The conference will provide details on the work the groups are doing on private land. GTI Environment lead Dr. Sergio Iruegas will be on hand to discuss early findings and implications for Milam County with regard to a possible Native American village location. Researchers are also awaiting approval from the Texas Historical Commission for a matching grant to assist in research and result interpretation. 


(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 6th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 16th.  The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.

Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club. Mendoza said the 
tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 1PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For info, call 254-627-1270 or 


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

June 1-30
Cameron ISD continues the annual Summer Food Program through June 30th. All children 18 years and under will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria.

In addition, Buckholts ISD continues the annual Summer Food Service Program through June 30th, and again July 11th until July 15th. Meals will be served to all children on a first come, first serve basis from 8-8:30AM and 11:30-Noon in the Buckholts ISD Cafeteria. 

June 24-25
Join in on the fun at Bremond Polish Festival Days today. Today at 8AM, it will be the 5k Polish Pickle Run, a parade through downtown Bremond follows at 10:30AM. Throughout the day enjoy arts and crafts, food, polski pivo, and fun for all ages. Musical entertainment during the day includes Brian Marshall and friends, Jim Mazurkewiecz and friends, and the Vavel Polish Dancers. The festival ends with a country concert and dance featuring The Gordon Collier Band, plus country stars Doug Stone, and Rick Trevino. There will be a $20 admission for the concert and dance.

June 24-26
The 26th Annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff will continue today through Sunday, rain or shine. The Fireman`s Softball Tourney will be held each day at the City Park ball fields. Come back today for arts, crafts, and food booths, washer pitching, horseshoe pitching, a 42 tourney, turkey and dressing dinner, and more fireworks. BBQ winners will also be announced. For info, call 512-269-3598, 512-760-0669, or 512-228-0249

June 25
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation present their Central Texas Big Game Banquet today at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Doors open at 5PM. This event begins with a social, games, silent auction, and raffles followed by dinner, introductions and welcome, and then on to the main event: a live auction and prizes. Event proceeds benefit elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. For tickets or info, call 254-744-9673 or 254-760-5052 or visit

June 25-26
Members of the Milam Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise today and Sunday, starting at 1PM at 303 San Jacinto Dr. in Rockdale.  Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio.  This event is opened to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  For more information about Field Day, contact Leroy Swift – at - or visit 


(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps. 

Yoe High School Cheerleader Camp will be July 23rd from 9AM-5PM at the Yoe High Gym. The camp, for kids aged 4 to 5th Grade, is $30 per person. Campers will have a chance to cheer during a Yoe High School football game. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders. 

Lady Yoe Summer Volleyball Camp will be July 25th through 27th at Yoe High Gym. Grades 5-8 will meet from 8:30-11:30AM and 9-12th graders will meet from 1:30-4:30PM. You can register on the first day of camp. Cost is $50. Forms can be picked up and turned in at Yoe High Field House or to Coach Hause. 

The 8th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 25th through 28th at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10AM and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30AM-12:30PM. You can register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarship opportunities available for athletes. Campers will need to provide their own towel, wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats, and must leave all jewelry at home. Make checks payable to Yoe Football Camp. 


(SAN ANTONIO) A Milano boxer is set to fight on national television this month. 

Boxer Ryan "Cowboy" Karl will appear tonight as co-main event in San Antonio on NBC SN starting at 9PM. The undefeated Karl will meet Luis Solis during the broadcast. Also on the card are Justin Deloach against Junior Castillo. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs, 1 fire department call-out, and 1 arrest.
--Rodrigo Alvarado Tovar, 20 of Cameron, Burglary of Habitation/OOC

--2:00PM Cameron Fire Department responded to a pasture fire on FM 485 W

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported  1 arrest and no other activity.
--38 year-old Rockdale man for DWI 3rd or more
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 9 new bookings:
--Emilio Flores, 45 of Rockdale, Indecency w/Child Sexual Contact
--Rodrigo Alvarado Tovar, 20 of Cameron, Burglary of Habitation/OOC
--7 in from other counties

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are currently 133 inmates in the county jail, including 56 housed for Coryell County, 2 held for Cameron PD, and 20 housed in Lee County. 

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