Today`s Local News2014-10-25

Saturday, October 25, 2014     


(THORNDALE) A special meeting of the Thorndale ISD Board of Trustee will be held.

On Monday, the Board will meet in closed session for consultation with legal counsel regarding personnel matters and employee grievance. In an open session the bard of take possible action on resolution nominating a candidate for the Milam Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Monday`s meeting begins at 7PM in the Thorndale ISD Board room.


(TEXAS) Early voting for the November election continues today in the Lone Star State.  Early voting ends on October 31st.  People are reminded to bring in photo IDs so they can get a ballot.  Locally, voters can head to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, Buckholts Community Center, and Thorndale Rec Center.

Voters locally will choose between Republican Richard "Opey" Watkins and Democrat Doug Kunkel for Pct. 1 Commissioner; Republican Sam Berry and Democrat Don Schuerman for Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace; and Republican Wanda Hobbs and Democrat Gary Northcott for Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace. There were no other contested races locally.


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

During that meeting, the Council is expected to meet in executive session to deliberate the appointment and employment of a City Manager. Following that closed session, the City could reconvene and name a new City Manager.

Monday`s meeting is at 5:30PM at City Hall.


October 25
The 54th Annual Minerva Homecoming will be held Noon today at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR 232 Loop.  Prior to the Noon meal, the Minerva-Midway Cemetery Board will conduct a brief annual business meeting.  Come fellowship with your neighbors and friends in Minerva. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of visiting along with a covered dish lunch.  Remember to bring old photos and memories.  For more information contact Susan Dean-512.429.1445 or Deborah Dean-512.446.3111.

October 25
“Falls County Go Texan” Trail Ride & Chili Cook-off will be today at Celebration Park in Westphalia. The trail ride departs at 8:30AM. Lunch will be at 1PM at Celebration Park. The cook-off has registration at 8AM, with judging just after Noon. For info on the trail ride, call 721-1460, 721-1219, or 883-0286. For info on the cook-off, call 883-7214, 252-0155, or 366-3511. All proceeds go to Falls County Go Texan Scholarship Fund.

October 26
A raffle to benefit the Ft Hood Nov. 5th, 2009 Memorial is being held Sunday from 4-8PM at Schoepf`s BBQ in Belton. Jenna McDaniel and Whiskey Myers will perform. Tickets are $15 for the concert, and $25 for the concert plus food. Raffle Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10, with the drawing on Sunday. Tickets are available at: Germania Insurance, Main Printing, People`s Finance, and Hollis Lewis Law office or you can call Joleen Cahill at 254-697-8987. The prizes include: 3 different quilts, 8 photographic prints, a Mary Kay basket, soldier wind chimes and plaques, stained glass, paintings, and fishing flies. The funds raised are earmarked for engraving expenses.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen Marching Band brings home first divisions from UIL Marching Contest this past week. The Yoe Band traveled to UMHB in Belton on Wednesday for the UIL Marching Competition. Ratings were given in a non-raking format, one being the highest score. Cameron received a first division from all three judges the highest honor a band can receive.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen earned an important district win over Lago Vista on Friday.

Cameron gave up and early touchdown to the Vikings before reeling off 27 unanswered points in route to a 33-14 win over Lago Vista. The win moves Cameron into a 1st place tie with Rockdale.

Yoe RB Traion Smith ran for nearly 100 yards and scored 4 times to lead the Yoe attack.
In District play: Academy came on top in a 42-35 win to upset number three ranked Rockdale. Troy beat Florence 50-17.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 6 EMS runs and 2 arrests.
--Christina Borgas, Cameron traffic warrants
--Alexis Duarte, robbery of business

--CR 282, pastor on fire

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs, one arrest and an accident.
--Devin Whitehead for possession of marijuana

An accident on, 79 and main street. Morgan Caral and Bret Burington injuries reported

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 8 booked in:
--Joshua William, 30, of Copperas Cove for Burglary of Habitation out of county and non-payment of child support
--Angelina Alcorn, 49, of Rockdale for Theft $50-$500
--Sean Matthew Reed, 23, of Lampasas for Driving While Intoxicated and Delivery of Marijuana in a drug free zone.
--Renewrick Deon Hamilton, 33, of Killeen for Driving while intoxicated out of county.
--Marvin Bernard Denson, 48, of Fort Worth for Organized retail theft.
--Devin Whitehead, 18 of Rockdale for Possession of Marijuana
--Christina Marie Borgas, 23, of Cameron for Expiration of registration and expiration of motor Vehicle license
--Erasto Hernadez Tinajero, 46, of Thorndale for Assault causes bodily injury family violence.

There was 1 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--10:35PM accident on HWY 79 CR 434

There are 111 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 11 housed for Coryell County, 14 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 for Cameron PD.



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