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Today`s Local News2015-07-05
Sunday, July 5, 2015      
 
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MILANO ISD SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING

(MILANO) A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Milano Independent School District
will be held Tuesday, July 7.

On the agenda for Tuesday`s special meeting will be the consideration of schematic Designs from Rabe + 

Architects.  Also on the agenda are personnel matters, including considering secondary teacher/coach.

The special meeting is scheduled for 7pm in the High School Library.




TREE LIMB AND BRUSH DROP-OFF

(CAMERON) The City of Cameron is having a Tree limb and brush drop off from 9AM to 5PM on July 18th.  This 

drop off is for residents of Cameron only, and a water bill is needed to prove residency.  If it is not raining, 

the drop-off will be behind the animal shelter on E. Gillis, where signs will direct people to the correct gate.  

If it rains, the drop-off will be at the city yard on 701 E. Main Street.


FATHER OF ABANDONED INFANT IN JAIL

(BELTON) Zachary James Phillips, 25, of Troy, whose 11-month-old son was found abandoned in a field after a 

frantic search, remained in the Bell County Jail Friday facing a charge of endangering a child.

The boy was believed to be abandoned in a field near the intersection of Guyton Road and Franklin Road 

sometime between 5AM and 5:30AM on Thursday.  The child managed to crawl to a barbed wire fence, where 

he got tangled up in the wire.  Searchers found the boy late Thursday morning stuck in barbed wire, and 

covered in bites, scratches and mud, but otherwise well. Phillips was supposed to have taken the infant to a 

daycare facility at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, but never arrived. At around 7:30 a.m., a resident found the 

father’s car with the engine still running alongside the road and called authorities. Firefighters from Troy and 

Moody, Bell County sheriff’s deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers fanned out to search for the 

boy. The boy was found at around 11:30 a.m. Paramedics took the boy to Scott & White Hospital in Temple to 

be checked out, and authorities contacted the youngster’s mother.

Investigators think the father was under the influence of drugs and thought someone was following him, so he 

left the child in a field and ran into a nearby wooded area, Wilson said.


NEW ARRIVAL IN CAMERON PARK ZOO

(WACO) The Cameron Park Zoo has announced another birth and the furry new arrival needs a name.

The zoo’s white-handed gibbons, Spike and Grace, are the parents of the newborn, which is their second. The 

baby gibbon was born on June 13 and this week left the gibbon night house for the first time since her birth. 

Zoo staffers have decided the new gibbon should be named either Lucy or Emma and residents can decide 

between the two by voting with donations to the zoo’s ultrasound campaign. Votes can be cast at the zoo or 

online.



DPS INCREASING PATROLS FOR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

(AUSTIN) If you plan on traveling across Texas for the July 4th holiday, you won`t be alone.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be increasing their patrols this week. Troopers will be at 

"high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent," according to a news release 

from the department.


MCT DEDICATES PERFORMANCE TO LOCAL VETERANS AND ACTIVE SERVICE

(CAMERON)  Milam Community Theater will dedicate its August 1st performance of the comedy M*A*S*H to 

Milam County veterans and active duty service members. 

MCT will conduct a short dedication ceremony prior to that evening`s performance. The American Legion and 

VFW posts will be presented with two American flags which recently flew over the National Capitol.

M*A*S*H opens at the Williams Event Center July 25th and 26th. Doors open at 5:30PM for a reception and 

curtains rise at 7PM. Encore performances will follow the next weekend. Tickets are $15 each or $12 for 

students. 


FEMA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO MILAM RESIDENTS

(MILAM CO) Milam County was officially added to the Federal Disaster Declaration list last month, meaning 

residents are now eligible for individual federal assistance. Residents seeking aid must register online at 

DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA. 

FEMA has opened a mobile center for Milam County residents impacted by the storms. Taylor City Hall on 

Porter Street will be open from 9AM-7PM daily for those seeking federal assistance. The deadline to register 

for federal assistance is July 28th. 


YOE SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP

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

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp is July 20th and 21st at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp is $30 

per player. Make checks payable to Kara Del Bosque.

The 7th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 27th through 30th at Yoe Field. 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. 


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 2 arrests and 1 EMS run.
--Jimmy John Baker, Assault and Illegal Burning
--Richard Huston, DWI

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 4 arrests: 
--Juan Xavier Rivera-Camacho, 39 of Cameron, No DL
--Jimmy Lee MAssey, 56 of Rckdale, Possession of Marijuana <=4oz/ Probation Violation
--Giovanni David Contes of Rockdale, DWLI
--a 26 year-old female of Taylor, DWLI


(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Patrick Dacosta Brown, 32 of Rosebud, Possession of Marijuana <=2oz 
--Jimmy John Baker, 28 of Cameron, Assault and Illegal Burning
--Rene Jay Garza, Jr., 24 of Killeen, DWLI
--Jimmy Lee MAssey, 56 of Rckdale, Possession of Marijuana <=4oz/ Probation Violation
--Michael Tyler Roby, 24 of Sour Lake, Possession of Marijuana <2oz

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.


There are currently 128 inmates in the county jail, including 38 housed for Coryell County, 15 housed for 

Lampasas County, 7 housed for Lee County, and 1 housed for Cameron PD.


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