Tuesday, December 1, 2015
MARLIN DECLARES DISASTER IN WATER CRISIS
(MARLIN) The Mayor of Marlin has now issued a local disaster declaration as the city`s water crisis continues.
Many in the City of Marlin remain without water since Thursday after a filter integrity failure. Mayor Elizabeth Nelson said Monday that crisis continues and officially declared the situation a disaster. City officials have implemented Stage 4 of their Drought Contingency Plan and once water resumes flowing, a boil notice will be in effect. The City said they are awaiting repair parts for the filter issue, but even so, water is flowing, officials just aren`t sure where. A team from Houston is expected to assist in locating possible leaks in the water system. Residents have been protesting since the weekend, and again showed up in force on Monday at Marlin Civic Center. The outage has also affected the 2 prison units, Marlin ISD, and Marlin Fire Department. The Red Cross has been assisting.
FUEL SPILL SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE NEAR SALADO
(SALADO) An 18-wheeler wreck Monday near Salado shut down the interstate for most of the morning.
Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Department of Transportation were called about 7:30AM Monday after a southbound 18-wheeler crashed into a median along Interstate 35 just south of Salado, pushing that barrier into northbound traffic. The wreck shut down all lanes of the interstate while crews worked the scene. Troopers said the accident also caused a fuel spill that complicated matters. All lanes were finally reopened around Noon.
JUVENILE ARRESTED AFTER CAR THEFT, CHASE
(TEMPLE) A Temple juvenile has been arrested after a Monday car theft and police chase.
Temple Police were called to the 9000 block of Single Bend Trail early Monday for reports of a stolen vehicle. The owner told police that a known juvenile took off with the vehicle. Officers located the stolen car on Southeast HK Dodgen Loop and attempted a traffic stop. The driver momentarily stopped before then taking off down the loop. After another officer laid down spike strips, the vehicle came to a stop due to deflated tires. Police took the juvenile into custody without further incident. Charges are pending.
BRAZOS CO COURTHOUSE BOMB THREAT
(BRYAN) The all clear has now been given after a bomb threat at an area courthouse.
The Brazos County Sheriff`s Office said someone phoned in the bomb threat and officials worked to have the building evacuated by about 2PM. Three bomb sniffing dogs from Houston were brought in and swept the building, though nothing was found. A Bomb Squad from Austin was also brought to the scene in case they would be needed. No other details have been released.
BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE NAMES NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
(TEMPLE) The Baylor Scott & White Health System has a new top medical officer.
Officials said Dr. Robert Probe has been named as Chief Medical Officer for the entire system. He replaces the retiring Dr. Robert Pryor. Probe has served as a chairman of orthopedic surgery at Scott & White until 2013, when he was named chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief of Staff for Scott & White Clinic. His new role means he is responsible for safety and quality measures used in hospitals, physician recruitment and ensuring proper protocols are followed.
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
(CAMERON) The Cameron Mayor will host a series of meetings to discuss water and wastewater projects.
Mayor Connie Anderle will host the Coffee and Conversation information meetings so that citizens can address concerns and questions over the city`s water and wastewater improvement projects and other topics. The meetings will be 9AM Thursday at Cameron Housing Authority, and 9AM December 9th at Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
(MILAM CO) Here`s a look at some events coming soon to the Milam County area.
The Milam County Sheriff`s Office will host a Blood Drive today from 8AM-Noon. All donors will receive a gift. For info, call 697-7063.
The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday at Noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Jerry Bethel is in charge of presenting Christmas music for the program to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share.
The Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department is having their Annual Chili Supper in conjunction with the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Christmas Parade on Thursday. Serving starts at 5PM at The First Methodist Fellowship Hall on Main Street in Rosebud. The Christmas Parade starts at 6PM.
Lexington EMS presents the Florida Boys in concert at 7PM Saturday at Lexington Elementary School. For tickets, call 979-773-4018.
Celebrate Christmas in Milam County on Saturday with an array of activities throughout the County. Start out with Breakfast with Santa from 7:30-10AM at the Patterson Center in Rockdale. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Starting at 10:15AM is Painting with Santa at the Patterson Center. Cost of the painting event is $20. From Noon-6PM, shop at Wolf Park. The Rockdale ISD Tigers will host Crafts for Kids from 1-4PM. And Santa and Mrs. Claus will be hosting Christmas at the Depot from 4-6PM. The Rockdale Christmas Parade starts at 6:30PM. The Milano Christmas Parade starts at 10:30AM. In Thorndale, there will be Arts, Crafts, and Food vendors starting at 9AM. Santa Claus makes an appearance at 11AM, and a parade wraps up the day at 1:30PM. In Cameron, Arts, Crafts, and Food vendors will be set up starting at 4:30PM in downtown. The parade starts at 5PM.
The 23rd Annual Ellinger Chamber of Commerce Polka Fest will be Sunday. Mass is at 10AM. Plates of Fried Chicken and Sausage will be available after Mass. Adults and to-go plates are $10 and kids are $4. There will also be a silent auction, all at the Chamber of Commerce Hall in Ellinger. Plus, from 1-6PM, there will be a dance featuring the Dujka Brothers and the Red Ravens. Dance tickets are $10.
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen continue preparations for the quarterfinal playoff round.
The Yoemen will play the Teague Lions in the Quarterfinal round of the State Playoffs this Friday at 7:30PM at Waco ISD. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for Adults and $4 for Students. All tickets at the gate will be $7. District and Senior District Passes, plus coaching association membership cards will also be accepted. The Yoemen will be the visiting team. There is a $5 charge for parking.
AREA PLAYOFF MATCHES
(TEXAS) Only a handful of area teams remain alive after the latest round of football action.
This week: Temple meets Richmond George Ranch at 7:30PM Friday in Waco Midway. La Vega and China Spring get a rematch at 7PM Thursday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Crawford plays Tolar at 7:30PM Friday in Glen Rose. Franklin will square off with Crockett at 7:30PM Friday in Madisonville. And defending champ Bremond tackles Bruni at 7PM Friday in Converse Judson.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS run and 1 accident:
--6:07PM, wreck on W. Cameron by McDonalds. Involved: 1997 Chevy driven by Esparanza Castillo, 25 of Rockdale, and 1999 Ford driven by James Collins, 30 of Rockdale. Castillo was cited for No DL and Collins was arrested for DWLI.
There were 2 other arrests:
--Arturo Andrade, 33 of Lakeway, for DWLI
--Geovanny David Contes, 27 of Rockdale, for DWLI
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:
There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County.
--6:01PM, vehicle struck a deer on FM486 south of Thorndale. No injuries.
--10:47PM, vehicle struck a deer on FM1712. No injuries.
There are currently 121 inmates in the county jail, including 26 housed for Coryell County, 17 housed for Lampasas County, and 11 housed in Lee County.