Saturday, October 22, 2016
LRA-AREA WRECK LEAVES 1 DEAD, 3 HURT
(LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY) A 2-vehicle crash near Little River-Academy on Thursday left 1 dead and 3 injured.
Department of Public Safety Troopers were called about 7:30AM Thursday to the scene of the crash along Old TX95 just north of the small town of Little River-Academy. Troopers said 23-year-old Miranda Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators determined that Ortiz was headed south in a 2012 Toyota Yaris when she drifted off the road, over-corrected, crossed the center stripe, and collided with a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Jeep, 41-year-old Daniel Bales of Little River-Academy, and his passenger, 27-year-old Heather Bales, both suffered non life threatening injuries. An infant in the car with Ortiz also sustained non-life threatening injuries. All 3 were transported to the hospital. Troopers said it was unclear at this time if the Ortiz is the infant`s mother.
(MILAM CO) Anyone called for jury service in Buckholts Municipal Court for Monday, you need not appear.
EARLY VOTING BEGINS MONDAY
(TEXAS) Early voting for the November General Election begins Monday across Texas.
Residents in Milam County can cast their vote at 1 of 4 locations across the county. County voters can go to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Buckholts Community Center, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, or Thorndale VFW Hall. Polls at the Clerk`s Office will be open from 8AM-5PM through October 28th, and October 31st through November 4th. The Clerk`s Office will also open from 7AM-7PM on October 29th. In Buckholts, Rockdale, and Thorndale, voters can cast their ballot from 9AM-4PM through October 28th and from October 31st through November 4th.
(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.
The Salado Chamber and Tourism Bureau has announced their 2016 Fall Pub Crawl for Saturday from 6-10PM. The event is for anyone 21 and over and tickets are $19.95 each. A ticket gets you 5 stops, a stadium cup, and a taste test at each stop. VIP passes are $59.95 and include an extra stop and a handblown glass from Salado Glassworks. The event starts at the Salado Visitor`s Center. For info, call 254-947-5040 or visit www.salado.com
Everyone is invited to hear a new Southern Gospel Group coming to the Wildwood Baptist Church Friday-Sunday. The Ball Brothers will be in concert at 7PM today, and at 10AM Sunday. A love offering will be taken. Wildwood Baptist Church is at 5195 Cedar Creek Road in Temple. For information call 254-773-3177.
San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 AF&AM in Cameron will be having an Open House from 2-4PM Sunday at the Lodge. During the Open House, the Lodge will present Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica the prestigious Community Builder Award, the highest honor the Masons can award a non-Mason. The public is invited to attend.
The Trinity Full Gospel Church in Belton presents Evangelist/Singer Jeff Southard of North Carolina on Sunday for both the 10AM and 6PM services. The public is invited to the church at 810 East 2nd Street in Belton.
Iglesia Bautista Tierra Santa/Holy Ground Baptist Church will host their 13th annual Pastoral and Church Anniversary at 3PM Sunday. There will be special music and the guest speaker is Pastor Mike and Sister Gloria Zapata of Rockdale.
The Kay Theater in Rockdale presents the Piney Grove Ramblers from 3-5PM on Sunday. Doors open at 2:30PM and tickets are $12. Enjoy exciting bluegrass music in the comfort of an air conditioned and completely restored historic theater.
TAYLOR CITYWIDE CLEANUP
(TAYLOR) The City of Taylor has announced their annual clean up day for today.
Residents of Taylor will be able to haul any unwanted trash and debris to dumpsters at 1200 Welch and 1424 N. Main. Those participating should bring proof of residency. Items NOT accepted include wire, tires, batteries, antifreeze, chemicals, paints, liquids, concrete, dirt, roofing materials and asbestos siding. Unmanageable brush will also be turned away. Refrigerators will be accepted, however, compressors must be removed. Volunteers will also be available to assist in picking up and removing items. At the end of the day, the City will host a community cookout for all volunteers. For info, contact City Hall at 512-352-3675.
DRUG TAKE BACK DAY IN TAYLOR
(TAYLOR) Taylor Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up today to collect unwanted and unused medications.
Taylor Police and the DEA will be collecting at Taylor City Hall at 400 Porter St. today from 10AM-2PM. Medications that will be accepted include: controlled and uncontrolled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Citizens may turn in medications in their original container or place them directly into the disposal box. Officials ask that you place all bottles in sandwich bags to prevent spilling and leaking. The program is free and anonymous.
DRUG TAKE BACK DAY IN CAMERON
(CAMERON) Cameron Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up today to collect unwanted and unused medications.
Cameron Police and the DEA will be collecting at the new Cameron Police Station at 605 W. 4th today from 10AM-2PM. Medications that will be accepted include: controlled and uncontrolled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Citizens may turn in medications in their original container or place them directly into the disposal box. Officials ask that you place all bottles in sandwich bags to prevent spilling and leaking. The program is free and anonymous.
TAX OFFICE ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO BUSINESS HOURS
(ROCKDALE) The Milam County Tax Office has announced a change to their Rockdale substation hours.
Milam County Tax Assessor/Collector Sherry Mueck on Thursday announced that the Rockdale Substation Tax Office will be closed on Fridays beginning October 28th. New hours for the Rockdale substation will be Monday-Thursday from 8AM-Noon and 1-4PM. Mueck said the Cameron Tax Office will remain open from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. The vehicle registration desk will close each day at 4:45PM. In addition, the office may close for lunch. Mueck also announced that the Cameron office will be open for extended hours on November 30th, December 29th, and January 31st. Those days coincide with the peak of tax season and will only be open to accept tax collections. All hours remain subject to change. For information, call the Tax Office at 697-7017.
YOE HIGH FLAME PEP RALLY NEXT WEEK
(CAMERON) The annual Yoe High Flame Pep Rally is coming up next week, with the 2016 Flame King and Queen to be named.
The annual Flame Pep Rally will be next Wednesday at 7:30PM at the track stadium. This year`s nominees include freshmen Mark Borgas and Courtney Muniz, sophomores Katelyn Martinez and Luke Greene, juniors Zack Andress and Terryn Adams, and seniors Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill.
ESPN FILMING DOCUMENTARY IN CALVERT
(CALVERT) A local high school football team is taking part in an ESPN documentary this week.
ESPN confirmed that they are filming a documentary this week in Calvert. The documentary is set to cover Texas high school 6-man football. Calvert head coach John Cherry said the district was contacted in August about appearing in the documentary. As part of the upcoming film, ESPN has already visited Richland Springs and several other locations. ESPN has been in Calvert since Tuesday as part of the production. The feature is expected to debut on ESPN sometime in February.
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe Varsity football team shut down the visiting Little River-Academy Bees in the final Yoe home game for the season.
From the start of the first quarter, it was the All Yoemen show, with the Yoe defense shutting down the Academy offense and the offense, led by junior quarterback Zack Andress, scoring on each of their first 6 possessions. WR Jordan Wells had 3 TD receptions, Iverson Westbrook had 1, Siccory Smith had 2 TD receptions with a TD on a kickoff return. Freshman runningback Niko Vargas had a TD run and Andress added an additional TD run for an ending score of 63-0.
In sub-varsity action on Thursday, the Freshman team dominated Rockdale 60-22 while the JV team edged Academy 14-8.
(TEXAS) With just 3 weeks to go before the end of the regular season, teams are starting to jockey for playoff position.
In 10-3A, Rockdale defeated McGregor 41-34 and Franklin dropped Jarrell 68-7. Troy had the bye this week. On Thursday, the Belton Tigers won huge over Shoemaker 56-7. On Friday, Temple had a bye, Taylor bested Boerne 15-7, Salado topped Mexia 46-8, Caldwell won at Smithville 35-28, Marlin fell to Hearne 56-3, Lexington beat visiting Rogers 67-14, Thorndale lost in Holland 38-27, Rosebud-Lott was routed by Thrall 63-21, Granger destroyed rival Bartlett 38-8, Milano fell to visiting Burton 43-13, and Buckholts opens district with a 102-81 loss to Prairie Lea.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported no activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS runs, 1 arrest and 3 accidents:
--53 year-old Rockdale man for DWI
--4:33PM, 2 vehicle accident w/injuries at Hwy 79 and FM 486 in Thorndale
--10:53PM, Car vs. Fence at Fair park
--11:56PM, 2 vehicle accident w/injuries at the 200 block of S. Wilcox
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 new bookings:
--George Barrett Freeland, 51 of Cameron, District Commitment
--3 in from Coryell Co
There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--4:33PM, 2 vehicle accident w/injuries at Hwy 79 and FM 486 in Thorndale
There are currently 120 inmates in the county jail, including 53 housed for Coryell County.