Today`s Local News2019-06-18

(CAMERON) The Cameron Tourism Advisory Board has a meeting scheduled for today.

On the agenda will be to appoint the Chairperson, Vice Chair, and the Secretary. Also on the agenda will be to approve the previous meeting minutes, the financial report, and discuss the past funded applications and the applications that fulfill goals. Today`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the 3rd floor of City Hall.


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council has advised of a possible Quorum.

Cameron City Council may be attending the Weather on the Road Thursday, at 5PM located in the square in downtown Cameron.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD has a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday. 

On the agenda will be to give a presentation and discuss the school district budget that will determine the tax rate for 2019-2020. Wednesday`s public hearing is scheduled for 5:30PM in the Rockdale High School Library.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees has a regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

On the agenda will be to hear the Superintendent`s report, discuss several business items, and approve the consent agenda. The board will also meet in closed session regarding personnel matters, the Quarterly District Goal Review, and the Superintendent Compensation Plan. If any action is taken on the matter, the board will reconvene into open session and discuss. Wednesday`s regular meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the Rockdale High School Library.


(ROGERS) Early voting continues in the Rogers Mayoral runoff election. 

The final early voting day will be today from 7AM-7PM. Election Day is Saturday from 7AM-7PM at Rogers Civic Center. Voters will decide on incumbent Mayor Tammy Cockrum keeping her job or else handing it to former Mayor and challenger Billy Ray Crow. Both candidates ended the May election with 93 votes. This 2nd election is expected to cost the city about $4000. 


(MILAM CO) The Milam County Sheriff’s Office has officialy launched a new Website.

According to the Milam County Sheriff Chris White, the new website offers residents the ability to get the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as locate area sex offenders. The new Website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts. The responsive design allows site visitors to access the information they want and need from any device with simple, flexible navigation. The new Website,, features press releases, messages from Sheriff White which are updated frequently, pages on the divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and services provided, as well as a link to submit crime tips via email. 


(MILAM CO) The Texas Department of Transportation in cooperation with the City of Rockdale is set to host an open house on June 27th regarding US79.

On the Public Hearing agenda will be to the proposed improvements to US Highway 79 from 0.5 miles west of FM 487 to 0.2 miles east of Highway 77.  The open house is scheduled for June 27th from 4:30PM-6:30PM at the Patterson Civic Center in Rockdale. TxDOT staff, City Staff, and the City’s consultant will display the proposed project layouts and be available to discuss the project.

The resurfacing of US Highway 79 would include the replacement of existing asphalt, curb and gutter, pedestrian facilities, and various drainage improvements.  Modified lane marking would improve safety and provide smooth traffic transitions.  Four lane sections would be converted to a three lane sections one lane in each direction with a center turn lane throughout the limits of work.  The project would also include funding from the Texas Alternatives Set-Aside program awarded to the City of Rockdale to rehabilitate and/or replace the existing sidewalks, handicap ramps, railing, and lighting within the downtown area from Burleson St. to Ackerman St. (FM 487).


(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here`s a look at some area events headed to Central Texas this week:

June 21
Trinity New Life Worship Center is having a BBQ fundraiser on Friday beginning at 11AM in front of the Special Touch auto shop in Cameron. BBQ Meals are $8.

June 22
Cameron VFW presents Hector Alvarado and Samantha Rose on Saturday from 8PM-Midnight. Doors open at 6:30PM. Tickets are $10 per person. The event is BYOB and the kitchen will be available. For info or reservations, call 254-295-6222.

June 22
Market Day at the Yards of Cameron will be Saturday from 9AM-1PM at the Yards of Cameron. Fresh Local Produce, arts and crafts, food trucks, salsa contest, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, kids activities, and more. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 254-697-4979.

June 22-23
Sacred Heart Catholic Church annual Picnic and BBQ Cook-Off is Saturday and Sunday at the Church in Lott. There will be a margarita contest Saturday, with a BBQ cook-off the same day. BBQ plates will be sold from 11AM until sold out on Sunday for $10 per plate. Judging of BBQ begins at 9AM Sunday, with awards to be handed out at 1PM during the live auction. Sunday also includes games, a raffle, and a general store. For info, call 254-697-1834, 512-740-6952, 254-721-9783, 254-541-0094, or 254-584-2011


(CAMERON) The Milam County Crops Tour will be held later this week in downtown Cameron. 

The 2019 Milam County Row Crop Tour will be Friday, at the Milam County Extension Office. Cost of the tour is $10 and includes lunch. Those with private pesticide applicators licenses will also earn 3 CEUs. Day of registration runs from 7-7:30AM. Topics will include grain sorghum, cotton, and corn demonstrations, plant pathology, eminent domain and landowner rights, Farm Bill updates, market outlook, and laws and regulations. Register for the tour by calling 697-7045. 


(CAMERON) Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. 

The scholarship, which memorializes former County Extension Agent Christine Holcombe, will be awarded to applicants who have completed 1 year of college and are former Milam County residents and graduated from Milam County high schools. The deadline to apply is June 30th. To get an application you must email More info can be found on the Chris Holcombe Facebook page.

YOE 7 ON 7

(CAMERON) The Yoemen 7 on 7 teams continue to show improvement.

The Yoemen competed in belton and results are as follows:
--Freshmen beat Hutto 33-24 and lost to Belton 16-12 
--JV beat Hutto 14-13 and beat Belton 38-27 
--Varsity beat Hutto 27-20 and beat Belton 33-0 


(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in a football sport camp. 

The 11th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 29th through August 1st at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. 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. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS call and 2 fire calls:
--6:25AM Cameron FD responded to CR225 N. for a tree on fire.
--10:23AM Cameron FD responded to 305 N. Orchard for an attic on fire.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--35-year-old male from Rockdale, for Milam County Warrant

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in Milam County:

There are currently 150 inmates in the county jail, including 67 housed for Coryell County.