Today`s Local News2016-05-30
Monday May 30, 2016


(MARLIN) A Marlin Police Officer who accidentally shot himself over weekend while making an arrest is recovering. 

Marlin Police said an officer attempting to make an arrest at a large gathering Sunday night at Martin Luther King Park was accidentally shot. Police Chief Damien Eaglin said the officer was attempting to take Johny Butler into custody for outstanding warrants when he reached for his weapon and it went off. The name of the officer, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, is not being released. Eaglin said over 400 people were gathered at the park and Marlin PD was on scene as a precaution. Officers watching the gathering recognized Butler, who was wanted on outstanding warrants and went to make the arrest. After arresting Butler, the crowd began to become unruly and started throwing things at the officers. McLennan County Sheriff`s Office, Falls County Sheriff`s Office, Rosebud Police, Department of Public Safety Troopers, and even Game Wardens all responded for assistance with the large crowd. No other arrests were made. 


(ROSEBUD) A Rosebud man died Sunday while trying to put out a fire. 

The Falls County Sheriff`s Office is investigating after 73-year-old Sammie Jean White was killed fighting a fire. The incident happened about 5:30PM Sunday on CR330 outside Rosebud. Officials said White had started a small fire that soon became out of control. White is believed to have somehow died while trying to put out the fire. No other details have been released. 


(TEMPLE) Temple Police are investigating after a man arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wound to the head. 

Police were called about 9AM Saturday to the Scott & White Hospital after a man arrived at the emergency room suffering from the gunshot wound to the head. The victim, only identified as a 24-year-old Hispanic male, remains in intensive care after undergoing treatment. Investigators are still trying to uncover where and why the shooting occurred. Anyone with information should call Temple Police. 


(BURLESON CO) At least 2 Burleson County towns remain cut off after massive rains and flooding late last week. 

Burleson County Office of Emergency Management confirmed Saturday that the Burleson County towns of Clay and Deer Forest remain cut off from the outside world after torrential rains flooded out all roads leading in and out of the towns. Clay, which sits along TX50, is cut off on both sides. Meanwhile, the fast moving waters destroyed a bridge on FM1361 leading in and out of Deer Forest. Officials on Sunday were still working to figure out how to get food, water, diapers, and supplies in and out of the towns. The Red Cross is assisting.

As of Sunday evening, a handful of roads remain closed in the Ranch listening area. In Burleson County, FM976 from FM60 to TX36 is closed. Also closed are FM1361 and FM50 at Yegua Bridge. Just 1 road is closed in Robertson County: FM2096 at Mineral Creek. There are no closures in Milam County. 


(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 graduates from Milam County high schools. The deadline to apply is June 18th. For info, call 201-403-8185. To get an application, send an email to:


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production.

Auditions for Greater Fatty Bottoms will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-8PM at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. Auditions will include reading from the script. The production requires a cast of 7 women, 6 men, and extras of all ages.

Greater Fatty Bottoms hits the stage July 30th and 31st, with encore performances the following weekend. 


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

May 30
The annual Memorial Day program in Cameron will be at 10AM on Memorial Day on the Courthouse Square. KMIL will broadcast that program. 

May 31-June 5
Join Sparky Thomason and the Community in Concert Band for the 2nd Annual Community Band Camp. Even if you haven`t played in years, you are invited to dust off your instruments and head to the Kay Theater. Rehearsal schedule is Tuesday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30PM each night. A concert will wrap up the series at 3PM Sunday at the Kay. For questions or info, call 512-446-3884.

June 1-30
Cameron ISD will begin the annual Summer Food Program, starting Wednesday and ending on June 30th. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria.

June 3-4
The 29th Annual Buckholts Cotton Festival will be held Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the BBQ cookoff kicks off with 2 jackpot categories of Exotics and Margaritas. A DJ will provide entertainment. On Saturday, events start with a parade at 9:30AM. A live DJ will provide entertainment during the day. The BBQ cookoff will continue with judging of brisket, ribs, chicken, and beans. There will also be a volleyball tourney, washer tourney, bounce house, arts and crafts, souvenirs, baked goods, and food booths.  

June 4
The annual Buckholts School Reunion and Homecoming will be 10AM Saturday at the Buckholts SPJST Hall. This event is for everyone, not just past and present residents of Buckholts. BBQ plates from Circle S BBQ will be available for $9 per plate. 

June 4-5
Hillsboro`s Historic Bond`s Alley Art Festival is returning on Saturday and Sunday to showcase some of the best Artists from across the state. George Boutwell, Official State Artist of Texas in 2006, will be the Featured Artist the festival`s 42nd year. The show kicks off at 10AM Saturday and at Noon on Sunday. In addition to Boutwell, various artists and vendors will be set up inside of Bond`s Alley and Gould Street. New this year is the Hillsboro Star Talent Competition, beginning at 6PM Saturday on the music sage behind the Public Library. The competition is open to anyone. For information, questions, or vendor/artist/food booth forms, visit

June 4
Kristi`s Krusaders will be holding their Pre-Ride Run Benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday at Nat`s in Milano. They will have a Fish Fry and plates will be sold from Noon until sold out for $10. There is NO RIDE FEE but donations will be accepted. First Bike out will be at 12:30PM with Last Bike in at 5:30PM. Following the ride will be a 50/50 drawing and a LIVE AUCTION. All Bikes, Trikes, Cars and Trucks welcome. For info, call 512-760-0143 or 512-540-2561  

June 4
Cameron Area Thrift Shop is having a "Clean Up" Day on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help move shelves and clean. Groups and individuals are to show up at 8:30AM at the Thrift Shop at 300 South Houston in Cameron. For more info go by the Thrift Shop or call 254-482-0307. 


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

Yoe Baseball Camp will be Tuesday through Wednesday at the Yards of Cameron from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to John Broussard. 

Lady Yoe Softball Camp will be Tuesday through Wednesday at Mark Humble Softball Field from 1:30-4:30PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Abraham Vargas. 

Yoe Boys Basketball Camp will be Tuesday through Thursday at Yoe High Gym from 1-4PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Lance Hause. 

Lady Yoe Basketball Camp will be Tuesday through Thursday at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Stephanie Hause. 

Yoe High School Cheerleader Camp will be July 23rd from 9AM-5PM at the Yoe High Gym. The camp, for kids aged 4 to 5th Grade, is $30 per person. Campers will have a chance to cheer during a Yoe High School football game. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders. 

The 8th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 25th through 28th 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. 


(TEXAS) The UIL softball playoffs are underway, with just 1 area team left. 

Top seeded La Grange shutout Caldwell on Friday, 3-0 to move on to the state semifinals. The Lady Leopards will play Brownwood at 9:30AM Thursday in Austin.


(CENTRAL TX) The UIL Baseball playoffs are underway, with just 1 area team left.

Salado swept past Sinton in the regional semifinals, winning 2-1 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. The Eagles advance to meet #3 Sweeney in the regional final.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--Richard Hays for Probation Violation
--Cary Braziel for PI
There was also a minor 2-vehicle crash on W. 4th. No injuries reported.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS runs and 6 arrests:
--5 juveniles arrested for Criminal Trespass
--Rodrigo Mancias, 20 of Rockdale, for Driving Under the Influence
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Richard Brann Hays, 31 of Cameron, for Motion to Revoke
--Steven Lee Gonzales, 36 of Cameron, for DWI-Open Container
--Darnell Benson, Jr., 23 of Rockdale, for DWI-2nd, DWLI w/ Priors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Drive in a Single Lane

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--1-vehicle wreck at 2100 N. US77. Injuries reported but unknown.

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 49 housed for Coryell County and 1 held for Cameron PD. 

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