Friday, November 21, 2014
OBAMA ANNOUNCES SWEEPING IMMIGRATION ORDERS
(Washington, DC) President Obama is unveiling a sweeping executive order on immigration. Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said the U.S. immigration system is broken and must be repaired. The executive order marks the most dramatic shift in U.S. immigration policy in decades. It aims to boost border security while shielding up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. The President said the executive action will focus on deporting felons, not families. He insisted that it will help make the immigration system more fair and just.
The President said the executive order will boost criminal background checks and tax enforcement. He insisted that his action is not amnesty. Obama argued that the real amnesty is leaving a broken system the way it is. He criticized the U.S. House for not considering a bipartisan Senate bill that was passed a year-and-a-half ago. The President called his action temporary and challenged congressional critics to "pass a bill." Meantime, Obama argued that it is unrealistic to consider rounding up and deporting millions of illegal immigrants.
Obama insisted he is "acting within his legal authority." He cited a longstanding precedent for executive actions on immigration, dating back decades. Congressional Republicans are very unhappy about the executive order. GOP House Speaker John Boehner vows to fight it "tooth and nail." In a statement, Boehner said the American people "don`t support unilateral action from a President who is more interested in partisan politics than working with the people`s elected representatives. He added, "That is not how American democracy works."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans are considering a variety of options to counter the President`s moves. McConnell will become Senate Majority Leader in January. He said, "Congress will act" early next year. Republicans regained control of the Senate in the recent midterm elections and boosted their majority in the House.
Texas is going to sue the federal government over President Obama`s immigration announcement. Attorney General Greg Abbott says the President`s decision to circumvent Congress and deliberately bypass the will of the American people erodes the foundation of the Constitution. He also wants people to work together to solve the broken immigration system. Abbott says the lawsuit will secure Texas` sovereignty and guarantee the rule of law. Obama announced Thursday he was using executive orders to fix the immigration system.
ANIMALS FOUND ABANDONED
(MCGREGOR) Nearly 2 dozen cats and dogs have been found in a vacant McGregor home.
The Humane Society removed 19 dogs and 5 cats this week from the home in the 600 block of N. 2nd St. McGregor Police say the home had been foreclosed on about 3 weeks ago. Investigators say there is no way to trace the previous owners, so no charges will be filed. The Humane Society and Waco Animal Shelter are asking those interested in fostering an animal to call them.
(MILAM CO) There will be several fundraisers and other events in Milam County this weekend.
Belton VFW Post 4008 at 2311 S. Pearl is hosting a benefit for Raymond and Vicke McLean on Saturday. BBQ plates are $8 and an auction begins at 1PM. For information call 254-718-8591, 254-368-6939, 254-493-8701.
The Lott Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a spaghetti dinner Saturday at Noon at the Lott Volunteer Fire Department and civic center. Plates are $8. All proceeds will go to the Lott Volunteer Fire Department for upgrades on tools, equipment and trucks. For tickets stop by Red’s Furniture or contact any firefighter.
Feeders of the Lambs will have a benefit BBQ and silent and live auction on Saturday at 6PM at Marlow Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Admission is $10. Get tickets at Cameron Cleaners, Cameron Tire Store, Sissy`s Saddle Shop Cafe, or call 697-6849. Proceeds benefit the Christmas and Summer food programs.
Cameron Area Ministers will host the community wide Thanksgiving Service Sunday night at 6PM. The Service this year will be at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church at the corner of 12th and Jackson. A finger food fellowship will follow and canned goods for the Thrift Shop will be collected. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
YHS FALL PRODUCTION
(CAMERON) Yoe High presents their Fall Production, Reckless, by Craig Lucus, this weekend.
Performances will be Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. The premise: at home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her husband that he has hired a hit man to kill her, and she must flee for her life. She will then meet up with a cast of characters on a wild and crazy ride.
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen will play the Teague Lions in the Area round of the 3A Division 1 Football playoffs.
The game will be played today at 7:30PM at Waco ISD Stadium. The Yoemen will again be the visiting team. Pre-sale tickets will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $6.00. District 10 AAA District passes will be honored as well as 10 AAA Senior passes. Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas Girls Coaches Association membership cards will also be honored.
Elsewhere in the region, Academy will face #10 East Chambers 2PM Saturday at Woodforest Stadium and Rockdale will now face Buna at 7:30PM today at Klein Memorial Stadium.
In other games, The Rogers Eagles advance to the class 3A division 2 Area Round, where they will face Corrigan Camden tonight at Tiger Stadium in College Station.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS runs and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS calls and 1 arrest: 29-year-old Rockdale man for DWI-2nd, DWLI w/ priors, and Criminal Mischief $50-500
There was also 1 fire call: 2PM, Thorndale and Rockdale Fire Depts toned to a trash truck on fire at 2747 FM486 south
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 booked in:
--Simon Alexander Shuman, 59 of Rockdale, housed for treatment center
--Michael Dale Huckabay, Jr., 19 of Thorndale, for Motion to Proceed
--Ethan Tanner Chamberlain, 17 of Cameron, housed for treatment center
--Aaron Dean Oaks, 31 of La Porte, for Possession of a Controlled Substance Under 28 Grams, Accident Involving Damage to a Vehicle Over $200, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
There were 4 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--4:12AM, vehicle struck a deer on FM485.
--3:22PM, hit-and-run accident on TX36.
--8:06PM, vehicle struck a tree on CR240.
--8:08PM, vehicle struck a deer on US77 south.
There are 120 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 19 housed for Coryell County, 2 housed for Lampasas County and 2 for Cameron PD.