Today`s Local News2016-08-26
Friday, August 26, 2016

(TEMPLE) A man in custody after a long standoff with authorities on Wednesday has now been identified. 

Authorities said 35-year-old Destiny Gregg Suydam of Temple remains held in Bell County Jail while investigators continue to prepare their findings for prosecutors. Temple Police received a 9-1-1 call about 7:30PM Wednesday in reference to a man telling dispatchers he was going to kill himself. Officers responded to First United Methodist Church in Temple in the 100 block of N. 2nd, arriving to find several people running from the church. Police tried for some time to negotiate with the man, who refused to come out of the church. After about 3 hours, the Temple Police SWAT team entered the building, deployed a non-lethal use of force, and took the man into custody. No one was believed to have been hurt. 


(SALADO) A Temple man killed in a major 2-vehicle collision outside of Salado on Wednesday has been identified. 

Department of Public Safety Troopers said 19-year-old Juan Carlos Enriquez Tovar was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday morning`s 2-vehicle crash on FM2843 near Kuykendahl Branch Rd. outside of Salado. Authorities said Tovar was a passenger in a Ford Expedition that was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder. Troopers say Tovar was not wearing a seatbelt. Seven other people in the Ford suffered undisclosed injuries in the wreck. Their names have not been released by authorities. The driver of the Nissan was not hurt and troopers have not released that person`s identity. Investigators think the Nissan driver crossed into oncoming traffic, causing the wreck. At this time, no charges have been filed. 


(BELL CO) A Temple woman is set to plead guilty today in a 2013 Killeen murder. 

The Bell County District Attorney`s Office said Christian Charlene Bohannon, 27 of Temple, is expected to plead guilty today in 426th District Court. Bohannon is charged with Capital Murder in connection to the October 2013 beating death of 83-year-old Jack Ray. Bell County Sheriff`s Deputies and Texas Rangers had investigated Ray`s murder after he was found dead in the backyard of his home in east Bell County. Investigators had determined Ray died of blunt force trauma, likely from being hit with a golf club. Authorities also found that Ray`s home had been ransacked. Investigators also believe at least 3 other people were involved, 1 of which committed suicide before he could be arrested. 


(CALDWELL) A local landmark institution will be moving out of Caldwell by the end of the year. 

The Kolache Capital Bake Shop has announced they will be closing their Caldwell location and moving to a new location at 105 N. Main in downtown Bryan. The shop expects to make the move sometime in December. The Kolache Capital Bake Shop has been a Central Texas staple since it opened in 1989, but owner Mario Saragosa lives in Bryan, and decided to move the shop closer to home. Caldwell is considered the Kolache Capital of Texas and each year hosts the annual Kolache Festival. This year`s 36th annual festival will be held September 10th.


(SALADO) The Village of Salado has declared a petition for disannexation invalid. 

Salado Village Secretary Mary Ann Ray on Thursday confirmed that a petition seeking to disannex about half the town`s area has been invalidated as it did not meet state requirements. Officials said the petition did not include the printed name of each signer, their birth date, voter registration numbers, or date of signing. The state requires all of those things to certify any petition. The Salado Board of Alderman will next meet on September 1st to get the official news. 


(EL PASO) The trial of a former Temple Police officer set to begin this week in El Paso has been delayed. 

The El Paso County District Attorney`s Office said Thursday that the trial of former Temple PD officer Kenneth Sheka has been delayed for a 3rd time now. Officials said Sheka`s attorneys have sought more time in working out a plea deal for the former police officer. Sheka is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Deadly Conduct-Discharging a Firearm in connection to a September 2015 incident. Sheka was arrested that night at an El Paso hotel while attending the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas convention. According to the arrest affidavit, Sheka was talking to a female server near the hotel bar when that conversation allegedly turned inappropriate. The server tried to walk away from Sheka when he pulled out a pistol and fired one round into a nearby wall. Reports indicate several people who witnessed the event then subdued him until El Paso PD arrived. Temple Police officials said Sheka resigned at the end of last year. 


(BUCKHOLTS) The Town of Buckholts has announced new ways customers can pay their water and utility bills. 

Beginning September 1st, all water bills will be paid at Buckholts Town Hall weekdays from 8AM-5PM. Payments can also be mailed to the Town of Buckholts at Box 117 in Buckholts, 76518. Credit Card payments may be made over the phone for a convenience fee. For questions, call 254-593-3111.


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

August 27
The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7PM Saturday at the Milano Civic Center.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the country and gospel music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Beginning August 30
The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center in Temple will host live, online Czech language classes offered by the Schulenburg Campus of Blinn College. The beginner level, non-credit classes will be held from 7-9PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the museum beginning August 30th. Partial scholarships are available. To register, call 979-743-5373. The school will also offer intermediate level classes. For info on that class, call 254-899-2935. 

September 11
The Annual Homecoming Picnic at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak will be Sunday, September 11th. Mass is at 10:15AM, with dinner at 11AM. Plates of home fried chicken and sausage with all the trimmings will be $10 each. Drive through and to-go will be available. Games kick off at Noon. The Praha Brothers will play from 12:30-3:30PM and a live auction will follow. 


(CAMERON) Youth wishing to play soccer in Cameron will have to register soon. 

Cameron Youth Soccer registration is underway and the deadline is September 1st. Officials will be at Yoe High Cafeteria that night from 5-7PM for last chance registration. Youth ages 4-13 are eligible to play and the cost is $40 per player with a discount for households with multiple players. You can pick up registration forms at the Cameron Library, Cameron Herald, Classic Bank, Buckholts State Bank, or Elementary and Jr. High offices. For info, call 254-482-0680.


(CAMERON) It is finally football Friday here on the Ranch. 

Cameron will begin the regular season today on the road against Bellville. KMIL will have the call. Kick off your football Friday at 9:05AM on the Cameron Autoplex Coach Tommy Brashear Show, live from the dealership. At 5:30PM, the Coufal Prater Countdown to Kickoff will return, bringing you everything you need to know about the coming season and breaking down all the area games. After Yoe football here on the Ranch, stay tuned for Friday Night Finals to get all the area scores.  

In subvarsity action, the Yoe Freshman team took down Bellville, 34-20. The JV also opened the year with a win, 25-7.


(CENTRAL TX) While most area high school football teams kick off today, a handful started their season last night. 

Academy earned their 3rd straight shutout of Rogers, 34-0. Also Thursday, Marlin eased past Blooming Grove, 27-3. Beckville trounced Anderson-Shiro, 55-27. Calvert won a shootout with Houston Emery in 6-man action, 85-65. Snook squeaked past Normangee 28-26. Bremond opened their state title defense with a 29-10 win over Whitewright.

Key games today include the annual rivalry game between Temple and Belton, plus Troy versus Salado, Franklin heading to Navasota, Rockdale hosting West, and will be Milano against Thorndale. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 accident: 4:33PM, 2-vehicle crash at 311 W. 1st. No injuries.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 fire call: 11:46PM, Thorndale FD called to Salty St. for blown transformer. 

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--Timothy Allen Marsh, 53 of Rockdale, for Criminal Trespass and Theft of Property Under $2500 w/ Priors
--Randy Rene Riley, 47 of Thrall, for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County.
--10:56AM, 1-vehicle rollover near Davilla Fire Station.
--12:46AM, wreck at the Alcoa turnoff on US79. No injuries.

There are currently 127 inmates in the county jail, including 46 housed for Coryell County, 1 held for Cameron PD, and 8 housed in Lee County. 

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