Today`s Local News2014-07-23
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      


(HEARNE) A Hearne committee has submitted a petition that could oust a council woman. 

The Hearne Citizens Oversight Committee filed the petition with the city this week that would recall council woman Maxine Vaughn. The petition has received the necessary number of signatures, though city officials are now verifying those signatures. Residents say the petition was started because they have lost confidence in Vaughn, who has been a council member since 2009. 


(MARLIN) A Marlin man has been arrested in Ft. Worth in connection to a Waco armed robbery that led to a Falls County search operation. 

US Marshals arrested 24-year-old Chase Goeke on Tuesday. Goeke is being called a person of interest in the case. He currently remains in Tarrant County Jail on a warrant for evading arrest and parole violations. 

Waco Police have been seeking to question Goeke for his possible role in an armed robbery of a Harbor Freight store on July 12th. Police say 3 men entered the store and pistol whipped an employee during the commission of the crime. All 3 have remained on the run. Following a tip on the suspects possible whereabouts, Falls County Sheriff`s Office searched an area between Chilton and Marlin over the weekend to no avail. 


(Washington, DC) The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing Governor Rick Perry`s decision to send a thousand troops to the Mexican border.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh [[ JAY ]] Johnson told reporters yesterday the review is being done to look at all "appropriate and lawful options."  He also says the Border Patrol will fully cooperate with the National Guard.  Perry announced Monday he was sending the troops to support state troopers fighting human and drug trafficking. 


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will debut its latest production this weekend. 

The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, will open at 7PM Saturday and 2PM Sunday at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. There will be encore performances the following weekend. 


(CAMERON) Milam County AgriLife Extension Service will soon say goodbye to a departing agent.

A farewell reception for Jon Gersbach, the local county extension agent for the past 9 years, will be Friday, August 1st, from 2-5PM at the extension office in Cameron. Gersbach is leaving to take another job in agriculture. Everyone is invited. 


(Cameron) Cameron Yoeman Football camp will be held this month for incoming 3rd-9th graders.

The 6th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 28-31 at Yoe Field. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10am and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30am-12:30pm. To register, stop by the Fieldhouse this week, or register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarships opportunities available for athletes. If you are interested contact Coach Rhoades at 254-697-2675.


(CAMERON) Lady Yoe volleyball camp for incoming 7th-12th graders will be held this month. 

Camp will be at the High School gyms on July 28-30 from 1:30-4:30PM. The cost of the camp is $50 and the instructors are Waco Junior Club coaches as well as some Baylor assistant coaches. You may register on the first day of camp. For more info or to register, call Coach Richter at 254-697-5099.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS runs and 1 accident in town:
--12:05PM at 4th and Travis. Drivers: Christopher Eckout of Mansfield and Clarissa Lloyd of Burlington. No injuries.
There were also 2 arrests:
--Jose Omar Valles for Sexual Assault of a Child
--Paul Adrian Melcer for Terroristic Threat to Family
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--45-year-old Austin man for DWLI
--24-year-old Rockdale man for DWI and Resisting Arrest

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no arrests:
--Jose Omar Valles, 19 of Cameron for Harboring a Runaway and Sexual Assault of a Child
--Justin Garner Stiles, 34 of Thorndale for Duty on Striking a Highway Fixture Under $200
--Karen Castillo, 51 of Rockdale for Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Violence
--Paul Adrian Melcer, 47 of Cameron for Terroristic Threat of a Family Member

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--8:02AM, 1-vehicle wreck on CR451. No injuries.

There are 118 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 22 housed for Coryell County and 1 held for Cameron PD.

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