POST NEWS
Today`s Local News2018-02-25
Sunday, February 25, 2018

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POLICE ARREST FORMER BUCKHOLTS STUDENT

(BUCKHOLTS) An 18 year-old former Buckholts student is in jail after he allegedly made threats against Buckholts ISD.

Christopher Walker, 18, was arrested on Friday by Buckholts Chief of Police Shawn Newsom and placed in Milam County jail on charges of Terroristic Threat and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.


JURY DUTY CANCELLATION CORRECTION

(CAMERON) Anyone summoned for jury duty in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District court for Monday at 10AM you need not report.  That case has been resolved.


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES

(MILAM CO) Early voting for the March 6th primary elections in Milam County and across the state continue today. 

Early voting will run through March 2nd in the primary elections. Winners in the March primary would go to the general election in November. Here in Milam County, voters can cast an early ballot at 1 of 4 locations: The Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, the Milam County Clerk`s Office in Cameron, Thorndale VFW Hall, or Buckholts Community Center. 

It was another light turn out in Milam County for Day 3 of early voting. A total of 707 ballots have now been cast. The GOP has seen the most action so far, with 581 casting votes in that primary. In addition to several local, contested Republican races, voters will also be out to elect various other statewide races. You can get more detailed information at VoteTexas.gov. 






AREA EVENTS

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

February 16-March 23
The Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council #13902 will host a shrimp and fish fry every Friday through March 23rd. Plates are available from 3:30-7:15PM each cooking day or until sold out. All plates are $10 and will be available at the Westphalia Parish Hall Pit. 



February 25
Rising Star Baptist Church is having an appreciation for Pastor Royal Johnson and wife Margaret today.  There will be services at 11AM and 3PM. 

February 25
Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Washpot Stew Dinner today from 11AM until Sold Out. For $9 you get Stew, Cornbread, Crackers, Dessert, & Drink. Carry Out Will Be Available.

February 25
Lights Chapel Baptist Church will host a Fish Fry today from 9AM until sold out at the church in Cameron. Plates are $8 and include catfish, fries, slaw, and bread. Drinks are $1 extra. Call in or walk in only. For info, call 254-482-1336 or 254-447-9972.





BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

(CENTRAL TX) Several area boys basketball teams competed in area playoffs this week. 

Scores from the area round: Caldwell fell to Hillsboro 79-75 in Bremond, Hearne lost against Teague 74-68 at McLennan Community College, Snook destroyed Weimar 80-39 in Brenham, Mumford defeated Center Point 64-29 in Bastrop, Calvert lost to Milford 74-69 in Buffalo, Jarrell beat Malakoff 62-54, Holland fell to Yorktown 65-53, Thorndale dominated Flatonia 64-39, Bartlett fell apart against Laneville 82-29, and Rosebud-Lott lost Larue LaPoynor 66-48.


GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

(CENTRAL TX) Just 2 area girls basketball teams remain alive in the high school playoffs this week.  

In Regional Semifinal action, Marlin beat Hitchcock 69-46 at Waco Midway and  #8 Temple upset #2 Barbers Hill 78-74 in overtime at Delmar Field House in Houston.



YOE SOCCER

The Yoe Boys Varsity soccer team had a rough time in Jarrell, falling to Jarrell 5-1.


LADY YOE SOFTBALL

The Lady Yoe had a tough day in softball on Friday.

The Lady Yoe lost their first game of the day to Jourdanton 12-0 and followed with another shutout loss to Devine 8-0.


YOE BASEBALL

(MARION) The Yoe Baseball team beat Blanco in the Marion tournament 6-5.




SOFTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGE

(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe softball team has made a change to their schedule over the next couple of weeks. 

The softball team has rescheduled their game against Academy next Tuesday for a Monday game instead. KMIL will have the call for that game. In addition, the team has also bumped up their game on March 6th in Jarrell for a Monday, March 5th, start as well.




LADY YOE POWERLIFTERS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS

(CAMERON) All 4 of the Lady Yoe powerlifters have advanced to the Regional Competition.

Selene Vargas, Faith Kistler, Yareli Contreras, and Dajanay Bell all advance to regionals. Regionals will take place at 3PM at the Ralph Wilson Center. The final day for the boys to qualify is tomorrow.


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS call and no other activity.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--27 year-old Bryan man for Poss CS PG 1 <1g, DWLI, and local warrants



(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 new booking:
--1 in from Coryell County

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:


There are currently 138 inmates in the county jail, including 73 housed for Coryell County.