Today`s Local News2017-07-23
Sunday, July 23, 2017



(WACO) The Waco Police Department is investigating heavy gunfire reported in a North Waco neighborhood. 

On Friday at around 4:20PM, 911 operators received calls of gunfire in the 2400 block of Grim Ave. Upon arriving on the scene, investigators were able to determine that at least four males suspects pulled up to a home and began shooting. Three cars were struck multiple times by the gunfire. At least 70 ammunition casings were recovered at the scene, including several calibers of pistol and rifle rounds. Police believe no one was injured by the gunfire.

Waco police are asking anyone that has information concerning the case to please contact police at 254-750-7500. 


(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday in regular session. 

During their meeting, the Board will consider recommendations for Special Education Services, teacher stipend and salary scales, and budget amendments. The Board will also hear various reports and could consider various personnel and employment issues. Several handbooks and policies will also be discussed. 

Monday`s meeting begins at 6PM in the Buckholts Elementary library. 


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD will soon host a town hall meeting to discuss an upcoming tax ratification election. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting prior to Tax Ratification Election Day on August 15th. The town hall meeting will be 6PM July 25th at Rockdale City Hall. You are invited to get involved and ask questions. Early voting in the tax ratification election begins July 31st at the Rockdale ISD administration building. 


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will debut their latest production next weekend at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

Gypsy hits the stage July 29th and 30th, with encore performances the next weekend.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 7PM for Saturday showings and 2PM for Sunday showings. Get your tickets at the door. 


(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some events coming to Central Texas this week:

The Mexican Patriotic Committee and Cameron Fiesta Grounds will have their 1st annual school supply drive this year. You can donate pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, binders, and more. Gift cards are also welcome. Donation drop off points include the Fiesta Grounds and the Cameron Public Library. 

Through August 25
Feeders of the Lambs is a Christian group of Cameron-area citizens looking to provide free meals to children after the Cameron ISD summer meals program ends. Meals will be served at the pavilion at the Elementary School and at the Episcopal church from 11:30AM-12:30PM, weekdays through August 25th. The group is still seeking donations and volunteers for the event. For questions, or to donate, call 254-482-0019

July 23
North Orchard Street Church of Christ will have their annual homecoming at 2:45PM today. Guest speaker is Brother Jerry Houston, Minister of Delcrest Church of Christ in San Antonio. 

July 29
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing on Saturday, July 29, beginning at 6 pm.  The evening will feature congregational singing, solos, and instrumental specials of traditional hymns as well as convention and contemporary gospel music.  Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the singing.  Everyone is invited to participate.  

August 3
The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Cameron.  Cheryl Heller will give a program about her Devon Rex cats.  The public is invited to attend.  Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon. 


(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 11-13.  Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks and other items priced under 100 dollars are exempt from sales tax.  For the full list of exempt items, visit


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

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 26th through 28th at Yoe High Gym from 8:30-11:30AM for 5th-8th graders and 1:30-4:30PM for 9th-12th graders. Cost of camp is $50 per player. 

The 9th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 31st through August 3rd 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. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS call and 5 arrests:
--37 year-old Rockdale woman for Failure to Stop and Render Aid
--36 year old Rockdale man for Theft of Property $2500-$30K
--20 year-old Tyler woman for poss of Marij <2oz in Drug free zone
--22 year-old Longview woman for poss of Marij <2oz in Drug free zone
--24 year old Grand Prarie woman for poss CS PG 1 in drug free zone

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 new bookings:
--Cassidy Jolynn Herring, 33 of Rockdale, Criminal Trespass
--Detavion Marquis Hall, 19 of Temple, Poss of Marij <2oz
--Kathleen Marie Shivers, 30 of La Marque, PI
--Monette Michelle Schweitzer, 48 of Rockdale, Fraudulent Poss CS/Prescription and Tamper/Fabricate Evidence
--Harold Joseph Huffman, 42 of Hearne, DWI 3rd or more
--Robert Marin Short, 48 of Dale, Poss CS PG 1<1g

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 129 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.

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