Today`s Local News2020-01-23
Thursday, January 23, 2020


(CAMERON) The public is invited to a community meeting regarding health care here in Milam County. 

A community meeting regarding the Moonshot Initiative will be held at 6PM today at the Yards of Cameron. Space is limited and you must RSVP by calling Michelle Morgan at 254-627-9995. Residents are asked to stop by to discuss possible projects to address the future of health care here in Milam County. The Moonshot Initiative seeks to leverage innovation and technology to address access to health care in rural areas. 


(CAMERON) A woman suspected of killing a Cameron man faces a pre-trial hearing today. 

Court records show that a pre-trial hearing is set for today against the now 52-year-old Shira Yvonne Anderson Taylor. She is charged with murder in connection to the death of 52-year-old Leroy Taylor back in 2017. A Milam County Grand Jury handed Taylor an indictment that year on the charge of Manslaughter. According to Cameron Police, Taylor was arrested in May 2017 at a home in the 600 block of E. 6th in Cameron. Officers arrived to find Leroy Taylor unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Shira Taylor was arrested at the scene on the original charge of murder. 


(BELTON) Belton Police are searching for a possible runaway teen.

Belton Police Department is looking for 15-year-old Renee Tristyn Green, who is a possible runaway. Spokesman Paul Romer said in a news release that Renee hasn`t been in contact with her family since January 16th and doesn`t have her prescribed medications with her for a health condition. She is about 5-foot-7 and was last seen in a tan sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white slides. She has brown hair, hazel eyes, and no known piercings or scars. She is not believed to have a cellphone. Anyone with information can contact the Belton Police Department at 254-933-5840.


(TEMPLE) A woman is in custody in connection to a morning stabbing incident. 

Temple Police said 24-year-old Mikayla Wofford was arrested at a home in the 500 block of South 29th Street in Temple. Officers had responded to the location in reference to a stabbing and found a man with a stab wound to the chest. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Wofford was arrested at the scene. No other information was available. 


(BELTON) A Belton man has been sentenced for the sexual assault of a teenager. 

The Bell County District Attorney`s Office said 27-year-old Stephen Jerome Roder was given 6 years in prison on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Roder was indicted last year on the charges. Court records show Roder was arrested in July following an investigation that opened in mid-May in reference to a Lake Belton Middle School 13-year-old who had told a friend she might be pregnant. That friend then told a school counselor, who contacted police. In a forensic interview, the girl identified Roder as the man who sexually assaulted her on 2 difference occasions. Roder later confessed to authorities. 


(TEMPLE) A Temple woman has pleaded guilty in connection to a Killeen stabbing case. 

The Bell County District Attorney`s Office said 26-year-old Roweina Crawford entered a guilty plea to the charge of Aggravated Assault of a Family Member. She remains in Bell County Jail as she awaits sentencing, which is set for March 16th. Killeen Police had responded to a stabbing in the 200 block of Bryce Street last August. Police met with a victim, who told them Crawford had assaulted her, stomped on her, pulled her hair out of her head, then grabbed a knife and cut her on the forehead. Crawford is also facing unrelated charges for Failure to Appear and Failure to Maintain Liability Insurance. 


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

January 23
Gospel singer Chuck Crain from Presleys Branson and RFD-TV will be in concert today at Cooks Point Brethren Church. The concert will run from 6:30-8PM and is free. A love offering will be taken. All are invited for an evening of entertainment, prayer, and praise. 

January 25
The Texas Czech Genealogical Society will host a program entitled Understanding Yesterday, Planning for Tomorrow on Saturday in the Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center. Registration starts at 8AM and the program runs until 4PM. For more info, visit


(CAMERON) Cameron Police are set to offer a FREE course for a license to carry firearms. 

Cameron Police and Chief Lonnie Gosch will offer a free LTC course to Cameron residents at 8AM Saturday, February 22nd, at Cameron Police Department. Classroom work will run until 2PM, followed by a weapon proficiency test. Space is extremely limited. If you are interested in this course, you must stop by Cameron Police Department and sign up. Please bring a government issued ID. The first 40 to sign up will be accepted. An alternate list will also be kept in case anyone backs out or cannot attend. An informational sheet and requirements will be given to you upon signing up. 


(CAMERON) Tickets will soon be on sale for the 8th annual "Mardi Gras" bash to raise funds for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, at Simon George Hall in Cameron. The event starts at 6PM and will include a Cajun food dinner, gun raffle, auctions, and games for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Ticket information is coming soon.

Donations for the auction can be dropped off at Ideal Poultry in Cameron. Over the past 7 years $90,500 in scholarships have been given to current college students from Milam County as a result of the Mardi Gras event. More information can be found on the Facebook page, Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe High basketball teams will return to action Friday at home. 

The Yoe boys and Lady Yoe basketball teams will both play host Friday to Rogers in district play. 


(CAMERON) There will be a Yoe High School Track Parent Meeting on February 5th at 5:30PM in the Field House Meeting Room. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS calls and no other activity. 

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS calls and 2 arrests: 
--John Andrews, 46 of Thorndale, for Possession of Marijuana and DWLI
--Rockdale man for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Milam Co warrant for Theft of Property

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office has 2 new bookings:
--Chelsea Elizabeth Snyder, 28 of Rockdale, for Motion to Proceed and Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled w/ Intent
--John Douglas Andrews, 46 of Thorndale, for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz

There were no accidents in rural Milam County:

There are currently 134 inmates in the county jail, including 36 housed for Coryell County.