Today`s Local News2016-05-03
Tuesday, May 3, 2016


(BELL CO) Authorities are investigating after a body was recovered in a late Sunday shed fire in Bell County. 

Fire crews were called about 8:30PM Sunday to a shed fire behind a duplex in the 3800 block of Eagle Point North. Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey said crews discovered the body of 53-year-old Berdiena Price after putting out the fire. At this time, Casey said an arson unit is looking into the fire, though no cause has been found. 


(TEMPLE) Memorial bikers stopped in Temple on Monday as part of the We Remember Memorial tour. 

The San Antonio Police Department officers have been riding bicycles across Texas this year as part of a Memorial Trek to honor 14 fallen officers across the state. On Monday, the tour stopped in Temple to honor fallen Bell County Precinct 3 Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford. The riders presented the Constable`s Office with a plaque and the family with a memorial flag. A remembrance ceremony was also held to honor the family. Radford was killed in a 2-vehicle crash last October at the intersection of Lucius McCelvey and NE HK Dodgen Loop. Today, the trek is expected to head to Marlin to honor fallen Police Chief Darrell Allen, who died after being shot while working security at a Temple night club last November. 


(BELL CO) Bell and Coryell Counties will both receive a newly created reimbursement due to high disabled veterans tax exemptions. 

On Monday, Bell County Commissioners confirmed they will get $1.1 million back from the state for being disproportionately affected by the disabled veterans tax exemption. According to Judge John Burrows, the County lost about $2.3 million in exempted tax revenues. Bell County tax rolls show over 4000 individuals earning the disabled veterans tax credit. The funds will be reimbursed in 2017 and 2018 and will go back into the General Fund. After 2018, the County would have to reapply for the credit. According to state officials, Bell and Coryell County are the only 2 counties in the state who qualified for the reimbursement program. Coryell County has not said how much they will receive. 


(CAMERON) Voting will resume this week in Cameron over Liquor-by-the-Drink sales. 

Voting resumes today from 7AM-7PM at City Hall. Voting will also be Saturday from 7AM-7PM at Yoe High School. 


(CAMERON) Temple College is set to host adult education GED classes in Cameron. 

The free classes will be individualized and open to anyone 18 or older. The next class begins today at 10AM. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. For questions, call 482-0555 or 482-3235.


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

May 5
The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday at noon at the First United Methodist Family Life Center. The program will be presented by Chris Wilson from the Cameron Public Library who will give information about the library. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon.  The Lunch Bunch will then take a summer break and will meet again in September.

May 7
It is Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. Throughout the week there will be ongoing events nationwide to increase efforts to educate the nation about the importance of prevention and early identification of mental health challenges in children. Central Counties Services Child & Adolescent Services are proud to host a Children’s Mental Health Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk at Pepper Creek Trail in Temple on Saturday from 9AM-noon. There will be booths set up with providers from within the community whom serve children with mental health issues. There will also be fun activities for kids. The fun run/walk and all activities are free for anyone that attends. 

May 7
You`re invited to join Cameron ISD’s annual community Walk for Yoe Life on Saturday from 9-11AM at the Cameron ISD Track. Walk 2 miles to earn a chance to win prizes. There will be a Fun Run to win prizes for CES & CJH students. Face painting and an inflatable will be offered to the kids. The Milam County Health Department, Standards Home Health & WIC will offer blood pressure readings and more. Come walk with representatives from YHS National Honor Society, Cameron Yoemen football team, YHS Cheerleaders, Cameron Police Department, Milam County Sheriff’s Department and Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.

May 8
The Yoe High Class of 2018 will host a Mother`s Day Fundraiser on Sunday from 11AM-2PM at the Yoe High Home Ec Building. Plates of pork loin, sausage, beans, and potato salad will be $10. Plates are pre-sale and drive-through only. There will also be a bake sale on site. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club’s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM today through Wednesday from 3-7PM each day. Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Bidding will begin online, just go to and click on the Lions Club logo. If you would rather bid by phone, bidding that way will begin today, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch each day of the auction, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised about $20,000 for the organization last year.  Local merchants donate items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Through the more than 40 years that the radio auction has been heard on KMIL, the transition has gone from phone bids kept on index cards to almost complete live internet bidding much like ebay auctions. 


(CAMERON)  There is no school in Cameron on May 12th, as the school district recognizes Yoe Day. Ceremonies will be held at 8:30 that morning, with the laying of the flowers in the cemetery.  School and class representatives will participate, and everyone is invited.  


(CAMERON) Yoe High School and Cameron Junior High will be doing Athletic Physicals for all student athletes on Friday. 

Cameron ISD requires all student athletes to get new physicals each year to participate in all sports related activities. The cost for each physical will be $20, and checks can be made out to Dr. Jamee Garner.


(TEXAS) The UIL softball playoffs are underway, with several area teams involved. 

In Class 6A area round action, Belton will play Mesquite at 2PM Saturday in Glen Rose. In 4A, Caldwell now meets Bridge City in a best-of-3. The series begins Friday at 6:30PM in Livingston. Game 2 resumes Saturday. Salado moves on to face Sweeny in a 3-game-set. Game 1 is 7:30PM Friday in Weimar. Game 2 is Saturday. In 3A, Franklin advances to take on White Oak. Game 1 is 7PM Friday in Malakoff. The series resumes Saturday. Academy gets Sabine in a 3-game-series. Game 1 is 7PM Friday in Corsicana, with Game 2 on Saturday. Rogers meets Malakoff in a best-of-3, with Game 1 at 7PM Friday in Hillsboro. The series resumes Saturday. Milano will draw Normangee in a best-of-3. Game 1 is 7PM Thursday in College Station. Game 2 will be Saturday. And Snook matches up with Thrall at 7PM Friday in Rockdale. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe baseball team will open their playoff run this week with a home-and-home series. 

As the 2 seed, Cameron will play Clifton. The series opens Friday at 7PM in Clifton, with games 2 and 3 on Saturday in Cameron. KMIL will have the call. Ticket prices for all games held at the Yards of Cameron will be $3 for Adults and $2 for Students. 


(CENTRAL TX) The UIL Baseball playoffs kick off this week, with several area teams involved. 

In 6A Bi-District action, Belton tackles Garland Lakeview Centennial. Game 1 is 7PM Friday in Centennial. The series continues Saturday in Belton. In 5A, Temple gets Rudder in a best-of-3 series that kicks off at 7:30PM Thursday in Temple. The series resumes Saturday in Rudder. Hutto will draw Bryan in a best-of-3 that starts at 5PM Friday in Hutto in a double header. In 4A action, Caldwell will meet Houston Washington at Noon Saturday in Caldwell. And in 3A, it will be Franklin vs West in a best-of-3. Game 1 is 7PM Friday in Mumford, with the series to continue on Saturday. Rogers draws Bruceville-Eddy in a 3-game-set that begins at 6:30PM Friday at the Franklin Ranch. Game 2 would be Saturday. McGregor and Troy square off at UMHB, with Game 1 at 5PM Friday as part of a double header. In 2A action, Snook takes on Hull-Daisetta at 6PM Friday. Rosebud-Lott will meet Weimar at 7:30PM Friday in Smithville. And Burton matches up with Big Sandy in a series that begins at 7PM Friday in New Waverly and resumes on Saturday. 


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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--Ashley Servantez, 23 of Rockdale, on Parole Warrant from Austin
--60-year-old Rockdale man for PI

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 new bookings:
--Patrick Lee Rivera, 19 of Rockdale, for Terroristic Threat
--Ashley Nicole Servantez, 23 of Rockdale, for Parole Violation
--5 in from Coryell Co

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--wreck on FM2116. No injuries.

There are currently 118 inmates in the county jail, including 39 housed for Coryell County.

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