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Today`s Local News2015-07-31
Friday, July 31, 2015      
 




ARREST MADE IN AREA M&M FARM BURGLARIES

(FRANKLIN) Robertson County authorities have identified a man arrested over the weekend suspected of multiple area burglaries. 

Franklin Police and the Robertson County Sheriff`s Office said 45-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Smith of Hearne was arrested early Saturday morning inside the M&M Farm Supply Store in Franklin. Officials said deputies and police were staked out inside the store when Smith allegedly forced his way inside. He was arrested without incident. The same store had been burglarized 3 times since July 7th. 


HUTTO PD INVESTIGATING AFTER BODY FOUND IN DITCH

(HUTTO) Police in Hutto are investigating after finding a body in a drainage ditch Thursday. 

Hutto PD was called about 11AM Thursday to reports of a person in a ditch between Foxglove and Mitchell Drives near Creekbend subdivision. Officers arrived and located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. Investigators believe the man accidentally overdosed. 


THORNDALE PD SEEKING PUBLIC HELP WITH BURGLARY CASE

(THORNDALE) Thorndale Police are asking for the public`s help as they continue to investigate a mid-July burglary. 

Police say a person or persons forced their way into a building in the 100 block of E. Salty in downtown in the early morning hours of July 14th. The suspects cut off a lock to the building and once inside took multiple tools and other items. Police say the value of those items is over $750. Anyone with information about the case should call Thorndale Police at 512-898-2822.


THORNDALE ISD

(THORNDALE) Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees will meet for a special session and tax hearing on Monday. 

During the special meeting portion, the Board will consider personnel and then host a budget workshop. Trustees will also hear reports from the Bond Committee. Also Monday, the Board will conduct a public hearing and proposal regarding the effective tax rate.

Monday`s meetings begin at 7PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room. 


OJ THOMAS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

(CAMERON) OJ Thomas Alumni Community Resource Center will host their Golden Anniversary August 6th-8th. 

The event kicks off with a banquet at 7PM, August 6th at the Williams Event Center. Tickets are $25 each. OJ Thomas Fun Day will be from 10AM-3PM August 7th at the OJ Thomas campus. There will be food, fun, and games. That night at 7PM is the Legacy/Memorial program at Progressive Baptist Church. A parade will start the August 8th activities at 11AM, with a luncheon to follow at Noon at the OJ Thomas cafeteria. After lunch will be the annual business meeting. That night, starting at 9PM is the 50th Anniversary Dance in the OJ Thomas Band Hall. 


MCT PRODUCTION CONTINUES

(CAMERON)  Milam Community Theater continues their summer production of M*A*S*H this weekend.  

Performances are Saturday at 7PM and Sunday at 2PM. Prior to their Saturday performance, MCT will conduct a short dedication ceremony to honor Milam County veterans and active duty personnel. The American Legion and VFW posts will be presented with two American flags which recently flew over the National Capitol.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, and will be available at the door.


BROWN SANTA TOURNEY SCHEDULED

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 5th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Cameron Country Club.  The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.

Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 1PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. All proceeds and 100% of the donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For info, call 254-627-1270 or jmendoza@milamcounty.net. 


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Sam Lopez for Non Payment of Child Support and warrant for Lottery Prize by Fraud

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS runs, 1 fire call, and 1 accident:
--1:15AM, Rockdale FD sent to structure fire at 3rd and Upton. 
--3:13PM, minor accident in Dollar General parking lot. Drivers: Raul Perez and Eric Towns, both of Rockdale. 

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--Sam Joseph Lopez, 57 of Cameron, for Non Payment of Child Support and Out of County Fraudulent Claiming of Lottery Prize
--Aaron Dean Oaks, 32 of Temple, for Parole Violation and 2 Bond Forfeitures

There were 3 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--9:01AM yesterday, 2-vehicle wreck on US77 south of the long bridge. No injuries. 
--4AM today, vehicle struck a deer on FM3242 north of Milano. No injuries. 
--4:53AM today, 1-vehicle wreck on FM487 at US77. No injuries.

There are currently 110 inmates in the county jail, including 13 housed for Coryell County and 18 housed for Lampasas County.


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