Today`s Local News2022-10-01
Saturday, October 1, 2022


ONLINE THREAT TO CAMERON ISD

(CAMERON)  The Milam County Sheriff`s Office investigated an online threat to Cameron ISD.

According to Milam County Sheriff Mike Clore, his department was contacted Friday evening after the FBI received a tip from an individual who had knowledge of an online threat to cause harm to Cameron ISD.  School Resource Deputies with the assistance of the FBI and Patrol Division located the subject`s location and device which was used to send the threatening message.   Deputies interviewed the juvenile suspect, who was subsequently charged with making a Terroristic Threat that placed the public or a substantial group of the pubic in fear of serious bodily injury which is a felony of the third degree.  Sheriff Clore  the importance to continue to stress the consequences of making threats either in person or online.  The Milam Co. Sheriff`s Office and partner agencies will continue to aggressively investigate any threat to our schools or community.


FATALITY ON HWY 79 NEAR MILANO

(MLANO)  A wreck Friday afternoon on US Hwy 79 between CR 346 & 375 east of Milano has claimed one life.  Milam County Sheriff Mike Clore said MCSO, DPS and Milano VFD all worked the scene which had Hwy 79 shut down for several hours.  No other details were available at news time.


GRANGER ISD ON LOCKDOWN FRIDAY DUE TO THREAT

(GRANGER)  Granger ISD was put on secure lockdown Friday morning after a threat was made against the school.  The concern originated from social media where  a student recognized a potentially dangerous situation and reported it to school administration. Extracurricular activities were cancelled Friday and will resume today.  The investigation remains on-going at this time.


FORMER FALLS CO COMMISSIONER DIES

(ROSEBUD) Services will be held this weekend for a former Falls County Commissioner. 

Memorial graveside services will be 11AM Saturday in Union Cemetery in Durango for 73-year-old Clinton Stuart Jacques. Jacques, who was born in Waco, died August 6th in a Temple nursing home. He graduated from Lott High School in 1967 and then Sam Houston State University in 1972, earning a BA in Business Administration. He was a cattle rancher in Falls County and served 2 terms as Falls County Precinct 4 Commissioner. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, sister, and extended family. Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud is in charge of arrangements.


CAMERON CITY COUNCIL

(CAMERON) Cameron City Council have a regular meeting Monday. 

During their meeting, the City will consider a request for a street closure October 29th and 31st for the Milam County Crime Stoppers Haunted House. The awarding of a bid to Palasota Contracting for water distribution improvements will also be discussed. Financial and staff reports will be heard. Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM in Cameron City Hall. 


ROCKDALE ISD BOARD

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees met Wednesday for training. 

The Board training session was presented by the Region 6 Education Service Center. All board members are required annually to participate with the superintendent in a team building session facilitated by the ESC or any registered provider. The hope is that it will enhance effectiveness of the board and superintendent relationship and assess continuing education needs of that team. The Board also reviewed the current Rockdale ISD Board Operating Procedures and discussed changes to each area, developing a final board version. 


ROCKDALE CITY CEMETERY EARNS HISTORICAL MARKER

(ROCKDALE) An historic cemetery in Rockdale will get an historic recognition. 

The Texas Historical Commission will recognize the Old City Cemetery in Rockdale as a significant part of Texas history by awarding a Texas Historical Cemetery marker. The Old City Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the town`s influential citizens, which include entrepreneurs, local politicians, school teachers, Civil War veterans, church leaders, and a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Dedication ceremonies for the marker will be 6PM October 8th at the Old City Cemetery on East 1st Street in Rockdale. Speakers will include Mayor Brett Boren, Milam County Judge Steve Young, and representatives from the Milam County Historical Commission. The public is invited to attend. A tour will take place afterward and those interested should bring a flashlight with them. To qualify for this marker, an applicant must meet 2 criteria: historical significance and age. Texas has the largest marker program in the United States with about 15,000 in total. 


AREA EVENTS

(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here are other events happening this week in Central Texas:



October 1
The Davilla Community annual Fall Festival will be held from 5-9PM today in the Davilla Community Center. Come for fun and games such as ring toss, fish pond and duck pond, cake walk, bean bag toss, hay rides, a bounce house, and petting zoo. They will also have food of all kinds like sausage wraps, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, drinks, and home baked goods. A silent auction will be held and the night ends with a fireworks display, weather permitting. 

October 1
There will be a Communitywide Garage Sale from 8AM-3PM today at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. Indoor booth rental is 1 for $20 and 2 for $30. Outdoor booth rental is $10. There will be a bake sale, photo booth, facepainting, crafts, and entertainment. 

October 1
The 51st annual State Tractor Show will begin at 9AM today at 1717 Eberhardt Road in Temple. There will be a tractor pull and parade, flea market, arts and crafts, food trucks, corn shelling, wheat thrashing, blacksmithing, and a big engine crank. Admission is $10, though kids 12 and under are free. For info, visit Texasedtea.org. 

October 1
Rogers ISD Theatre Department will produce Charlotte`s Web for their first show this year at the Carol Bonds Building Cafeteria in Rogers. The performance date is today with 2 showtimes available: 3PM and 7PM. VIP tickets are $15 and include special marked sections. General admission seats are $8. VIP seating will be marked and reserved first-come-first-serve. Get your tickets soon! VIP tickets are selling fast. For tickets, please visit www.rogerstheatre.ludus.com

October 1
The Rice Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 11AM today at the cemetery. The meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to 2221 CR241. For info, call 512-826-1189.

October 2
The Annual Minerva Homecoming will be held for the first time in three years on Sunday. Please come visit old friends and meet your neighbors for a noon covered dish meal at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR232 Loop.  There will be a very brief Minerva-Midway Cemetery Meeting followed by the meal. Bring photos and memories to share. For more information call 512-429-1440 or 512-429-1445. You can also email dean76567@yahoo.com.  

October 2
There will be a blood drive at St Joseph`s Catholic Church in Cyclone, sponsored by the knights of Columbus. It will be Sunday from 8-11AM in the parish hall. Free breakfast will be provided. It is recommended that donors sign up online, but walk ins are welcome.

October 2
The annual Blessing of the Animals at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron will be Noon-3PM Sunday. An outdoor Pet Mass will begin at Noon, with full service of communion. All denominations and pets are welcome. A fall festival runs from 1-3PM to include pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo, food, giveaways, and individual blessing of pets. Free rabies vaccinations will also take place. 


COVID UPDATE

(CAMERON) COVID-19 continues to be an issue across the globe. Milam County Health Department Director Robert Kirkpatrick said there are 13 active cases in the county. No one is currently hospitalized. A total of 106 residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began. That includes 14 this year. 

 Next week, vaccination clinics will be Monday from 10AM-Noon and 1-4PM at the Milam County Health Department, Friday from 10AM-4PM at the Buckholts Community Center, and Saturday from 10AM-2PM at the Rockdale One Stop. All clinics are open to residents at least 5 years of age and shots are free. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment or sign up for the homebound program, please call 254-697-7000. Free virus testing for Milam County residents will be Mondays from 9AM-2PM at the former Rockdale hospital and Thursdays from 9AM-2PM at the Cameron fire station.


5 DEAD IN MCGREGOR SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

(MCGREGOR) Five people who died after a Thursday shooting spree in McGregor have been identified. 

Texas Department of Public Safety said the suspect, Nicolas Jaimes-Hernandez, is in custody and 5 people are dead.   The five victims were identified as Monica Delgado, 38, Miguel Avila, 15, Natallie Avila, 14, Lorena (Lori) Aviles, 47 and Natalie Aviles, 20.  Officials said the shooting occurred about 7:30AM Thursday in the 800 block of South Monroe Street in McGregor, about 20 miles from Waco. Authorities converged on the area and an armed man shot at them. Law enforcement returned fire, though it remains unclear if the suspect was wounded. Officials said they are also working this incident as an officer-involved shooting. McGregor Police, McLennan County Sheriff`s Office, Crawford Police, McLennan County Constables, and Texas Department of Public Safety all responded. 



LADY YOE VOLLEYBALL / DIG PINK

(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe volleyball team remains unbeaten after a win Friday over McGregor in the final game of the 1st half of district play.  The Lady Yoe won in 4 sets 25-18, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23 to come out with the 3-1 win over McGregor.  The Lady Yoe will face Rockdale Tuesday at home for Dig Pink Night.
The team is also accepting silent auction donations and will take orders for Pink Ribbon yard signs. All proceeds will go toward breast cancer research. This is the 13th annual event at Yoe High and the group has raised over $120,000 in the last 12 years. 


BATTLE OF THE BELL SHIRTS

(CAMERON) The 68th annual Battle of the Bell shirts are on sale as part of a junior and senior class fundraiser. Shirts are $15 for YS-AXL, $16 for 2X, $17 for 3X, and $18 for 4X. Orders are due Monday and must be paid in cash only. See any junior or senior to order. 


YOE FOOTBALL

(CAMERON) The Yoe varsity football team had a bye on Friday.    Cameron returns to action next week for Homecoming against Academy. 

Other scores around the area include:

Rockdale fell to Franklin 63-42
Lorena toppled Academy 40-17
Troy slipped past McGregor 27-24
Thorndale lost to Flatonia 37-13
Bremond beat Windthorst 54-21
Calvert fell to San Marcos Baptist Academy 64-18
Lexington over Caldwell 34-6
Temple beat Weiss 32-19



POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 5 EMS calls and 3 arrests:
--Juan Romo, 49 of Cameron for DWI
--Steven Lewis, 42 of Cameron for Burglary of Vehicle/ Assault Causes Bodily Injury
--Demetria Davis, 29 of Cameron for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon;  Aggravated Assault Date/Family/Household with Weapon; Assault Causes Bodily Injury- Family Member; Duty on striking a fixture >= $200

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 9 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--65-year old Male of Rockdale for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

4 other calls:
--2:13PM Rockdale VFD responded to 1400 block of Hickory for a smoking cable wire.
--8:24PM Thorndale VFD responded to a fire off Hwy 79 at CR 442
--10:58PM 2-vehicle accident at 1500 W. Cameron. Drivers were Christopher Remaley, 20 of Rockdale and Angelica Thompson, 34 of Cameron. No injuries reported.
--3:08AM this morning- Rockdale VFD responded when a vehicle hit a telephone pole for traffic control.  Vehicle left the scene.

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office has 9 new bookings:
--Juan Romo, 49 of Cameron for DWI
--Shanita Yvonne Tindle, 33 of Rockdale for Possession of Marijuana >2oz
--Janet Amber Kruckner, 36 of Devine, for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear/Felony
--Demetria Davis, 29 of Cameron for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon;  Aggravated Assault Date/Family/Household with Weapon; Assault Causes   Bodily Injury- Family Member; Duty on striking a fixture >= $200
--Coleman LLoyd Federle, 34 of Belton, for Evading Arrest of Detention/Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle/ Bond Surrender
--Akeshia Renee Hemphill, 39, of Killeen for Fraudelant Use/Possession of Identifying Info/Enhanced Elderly/ MTR
--Shawna Tnemarie-Louise Evans, 30 of Marlin, for Possession of Marijuana >2oz
--Steven Lewis, 42 of Cameron for Burglary of Vehicle/ Assault Causes Bodily Injury
--One in from Coryell County

There were 4 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--5:48AM-  One-vehicle accident without injuries on FM 845.  Trooper Duncan investigated.
--6:24 AM  Two-vehicle accident at Hwy 77 and FM 908.  No injuries.  Trooper Duncan investigated.
--3:37 PM  2-vehicle accident Hwy 79 East of Milano on with injuries and one fatality.   Trooper Hendricks investigated.
--10:15PM 2-vehicle accident on Michalk in Thorndale.  No injuries reported.  Chief Roberson investigated.

There are currently 117 inmates in the county jail, including 5  housed for Coryell County.




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