Today`s News2014-10-19

Sunday, October 19, 2014     


(MCGREGOR) McGregor’s SpaceX facility plans a louder-than-usual test that could happen as early as Friday.  The California company tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco.  The upcoming test “will be significantly more noticeable than the typical tests we run daily,” the company said in a brief statement.


(MCLENNAN COUNTY) Matt Cawthon will resign from his position as Chief Deputy of McLennan County on October 31. Mclennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says that they do not plan to release the reason of why Cawthon is resigning.


(MCLENNAN COUNTY) Health Officials try to ease concerns and educate the public about Ebola.

McLennan County local Health officials have been receiving calls about the risks of catching Ebola after learning about the Belton Family who was on the plane with an Ebola patient. A question and answer session was held Friday, according to officials contracting the flu in the next months is a bigger concern than catching Ebola. According to Dr. Farley Verner a McLennan County Local Health Authority and Infectious Disease Specialist said, it is more likely to catch the flu than Ebola and that risk in the area is minimal.


(KILLEEN) Killeen ISD screens prospective students for Ebola.

The Killeen ISD began a questionnaire to screen prospective students for Ebola. On Wednesday, students were asked if they have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, City of Lagos or Kenya in the past month. Part of the questionnaire also requests proof of the arrival, including passport, airline ticket or other documentation. Also on the questionnaire, students are asked if they have been in contact with anyone that has travelled to Ebola outbreak areas. Killeen ISD Interim Superintendent John M. Craft said in a statement, the district is in the process of analyzing and addressing procedures to ensure safety of those on campus.



(CAMERON) Cameron City Council is set to meet this week for a council workshop and regular meeting.

On Monday the Council will meet for a council workshop to discuss Bush`s Chicken Abatement and purchase of Front end loader. Their regular meeting beings following the workshop to have the second and final reading of an ordinance of the city council giving notice of existing reinvestment zone for commerical0industrial Tax abatement in the City.

Workshop begins at 5:30PM followed by the regular meeting, all in the Council Chambers.


(CENTRAL TX) A pair of area meetings will be held on Monday.

Buckholts ISD trustees meet Monday to consider and take action on a Principal and Assistant Principal. The Board will also discuss other personnel openings and will hear an Ag Program update. Trustees will also make a nomination to the Milam Appraisal Board and will consider joining the State Co-Op.

Rockdale ISD trustees will meet Monday to consider approving the 2014 tax roll. The Board will also take action on the Superintendent`s Evaluation Instrument and will make a nomination to the Milam Appraisal Board.

Both meetings are at 6PM Monday.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen football team dominated in all phases to defeat Troy on Friday.

Cameron earned their first district win of the season in Troy, 42-3. Cameron jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead before coasting against the Trojans. Vincent Vargas caught 4 passes for 99 yards and 2 scores to lead the way.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 arrests, 1 fire, and 1 accident:
--Male, 20 of Rockdale, traffic warrants
--Male, 41 of Caldwell, public intoxication

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 booked in:
--Robert Velez III, 23 of Rockdale, Theft of Property greater than $500 less than $1500
--Osvaldo Israel Saucedo, 24 of Burlington, Possession of Marijuana
--Kalen Shey-Wade Revia, 26 of Thorndale, Driving while Intoxicated, possession of Marijuana
--Catherine Lindsey Brown, 32 of Lexington, Driving while Intoxicated w/open alcohol container
--Jose Galvan Vasquez, 58 of Thorndale, Assault by Threat.

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 108 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 5 housed for Coryell County, 14 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 for Cameron PD.

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