Today`s Local News2016-09-24
Saturday, September 24, 2016

(KILLEEN) Killeen police investigators are looking into a late night incident where a car was crashed into an elementary school.

The call came in around 9:00 p.m. on Friday. When police arrived they said there was no driver or suspect in the vehicle. Police said they tried contacting the vehicle`s owner but have been unsuccessful in reaching that individual so far.

The crash caused a significant amount of damage that left a hole in the school building. 


(MARLIN) The Thomas Connally Marlin Veterans Affairs Hospital in Marlin is for sale.

The facility officially opened in September 1950, but was closed as part of a consolidation of VA services in 2005. Two years later the state purchased the building with plans to convert it into a 200-bed hospital for inmates of womenís prison units in Gatesville, but the plans never materialized, so facility was handed over this summer to the Texas General Land Office to begin appraisals.

Bids for the 203,945-square-foot facility, which occupies an 8-acre site, are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Over the past decade, investors have considered purchasing the facility and converting it into a nursing home or living center for veterans.


(ROCKDALE) A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Rockdale ISD will be held Monday, September 26.

The Board will convene in closed session to discuss and take possible action on personnel matters.

Monday`s special meeting is scheduled for 6PM in the Central Administration Board Room. 


(TEMPLE) Temple Parks and Recreation is preparing to give away trees to residents this year. 

As part of their 9th annual Tree for Me Program, Temple homeowners will be able to take home a free tree as long as they did not get one last year. Homeowners must fill out an application for a tree at or stop by the Parks and Rec Administration Office on N. Main in Temple. Applications are due by September 30th and trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The program is planning to give away about 250 trees this year, including: Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Montezuma Cypress, Lacebark Elm, and Desert Willow. Tree pickup will be October 22nd.


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

September 23-24
The Falls County Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off and Trail Ride will conclude today at Westphalia Celebration Park. Today will bring the BBQ judging, the trail ride, and a thank you lunch. For info, call 254-760-7585 or 254-883-7139. All donations go to the Falls County Go Texan Scholarship Fund.

September 24
The Milam County Area Go Texan Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will be today at the KC Hall in Rockdale. All tickets are presale only. To get tickets, call 979-219-4092 or contact any committee member. Proceeds go to Milam County Go Texan Scholarships.

September 24
The Texas Czech Genealogical Society is hosting a genealogy seminar: Rounding Up Czech Ancestors at the Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center on today from 9AM-4PM. This seminar is open to anyone interested. Registration includes a BBQ buffet lunch. Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. All tickets at the door are $50. For more seminar information, visit or call 972-790-2848.

September 24
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will host a Bake and Sausage Wrap sale today from 9AM until sold out at Arlan`s Market.

September 24
The Milam County Historical Commission and Joan and Dan Ratliff invite you to a Historic Marker dedication ceremony at Rainbow Courts Motel at 1PM today. The motel is being designated a Texas Historic Landmark. A reception will follow the ceremony.
September 25
Little River Baptist Church in Branchville will celebrate their 119th Church Anniversary on Sunday at 3PM. Rev. Willie Whitfield is pastor. The guest speaker will be TD Blackshire of Houston. 

September 25-28
Val Verde Baptist Church near Holland invites you to their Revival meetings Sunday through next Wednesday. Evangelist Herman Cramer will bring the message. Music will be provided by Ernie Overstreet, Myra Wilson, the Fisher Family, and Matt and Mavis Salladay. Refreshments and fellowship are at 6PM nightly, with the service to follow. Sunday meetings are 10:50AM and 6PM. For info, call 254-541-6581.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe Volleyball team will be hosting the 7th Annual Dig Pink Fundraiser this month. All proceeds from the event are donated to Breast Cancer research.

On October 4th, join the Lady Yoe as they host the Dig Pink game at Yoe Gym against Rogers. During the game, there will be a silent auction, a raffle, pink treats, and more. Those that attend are also asked to wear pink. In the past 6 years, the Ladies have raised over $48,000 for Breast Cancer Research. 


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

Boxer Ryan "Cowboy" Karl will appear Tuesday as co-main event in New Mexico on Fox Sports 1 starting at 7PM. The undefeated Karl will meet unbeaten Jose Felix Quezada during the broadcast. Karl last took down Luis Solis in June for his 12th straight win.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team opened district play Friday night. 

Friday, Cameron will hosted McGregor at Yoe Field to open District 10-3A play. The Yoemen started off the first half slow, exchanging a pair of touchdowns with the Bulldogs.  The score was 14-14 going into the second half.  During the second half, the Yoemen came alive, scoring 4 more times, while the Bulldogs came up short, only lighting the scoreboard once more, losing the game 44-20.

In sub-varsity action, the Yoe JV took down McGregor 33-12, while the Freshman team shutout the Anderson-Shiro JV 34-0.

Elsewhere, Belton fell in their district opener at home against Harker Heights 34-28. Temple slaughtered Waco University at home 55-6 to begin district. Rogers fell to Rockdale 48-9. Thorndale lost 55-7 to defending champion Bremond. In 10-3A play, Franklin dominated Troy 42-14 while Jarrell lost on the road to Academy 29-14. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported no activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 3 arrests: 
--Gracie Frank, 39-year-old Rockdale woman for Evading Arrest
--Chasity Lopez, 17 year-old Rockdale woman for False Report to Police Officer
--23 year old Rockdale man for Evading arrest

There were also 2 fire calls:
--5:04PM, Rockdale FD sent to a report of smoke in the distance south of Rockdale. 
--7:01Pm, Rockdale FD responded to smell of gas on MLK Drive.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 new bookings:
--George BArrett Freeland, 51 of Cameron, District Commitment
--Jerry Wayne Cruz, Jr, 29 of Rockdale, District Commitment
--Gracie MArie MAcias-Frank, 39 of Rockdale, Evading Arrest
--Chasity Annette Lopez, 17 of Rockdale, False Report to Police Officer
--Zachary Patrick Brown, 32 of Ennis, Poss CS PG 1 <1g, Poss Marij <2oz
--Darrell Darnell Hardman, 51 of Dallas, Bond Forfeiture
--1 in from Coryell County

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County. 
--9:48PM vehicle in Ditch on S FM 486

There are currently 133 inmates in the county jail, including 44 housed for Coryell County. 

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