Today`s Local NEws2015-09-01
Tuesday, September 1, 2015      


(HOLLAND) A 10-year-old Holland girl is recovering after being struck by lightning this weekend. 

Holland Volunteer Fire Department said the incident happened Sunday afternoon while the girl was playing in the backyard of her home in the 11000 block of Landfill Rd. The girl had to be rushed to Scott & White Hospital. No update on her condition was available Monday. The National Weather Service says over 100 lightning strikes occurred in Bell County on Sunday afternoon. 


(MILAM COUNTY) Texas Department of Transportation and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad officials announced a railroad crossing closure for Milam County.

On Thursday, BNSF said they will close the railroad crossing on CR215 at TX36 for repairs. BNSF officials said traffic will have to be detoured around the area. The crossing is expected to be closed from 8AM until 1PM. 


(AUSTIN) The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols through the Labor Day holiday. 

Through September 7th, DPS troopers will focus patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.  


(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. Prospective students must attend both orientation days, set for today and Wednesday at 10AM. These orientations can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours and are required. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. Class hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 1-6PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5PM. For questions, call 697-8657 or send an email to


(CAMERON) Youth wishing to play soccer in Cameron will have to register soon. 

Cameron Youth Soccer registration is underway and the deadline is Thursday. Officials will be at Yoe High Cafeteria that night from 5-7PM for last chance registration. Youth ages 4-13 are eligible to play and the cost is $40 per player with a discount for households with multiple players. For info, call 254-482-0680.


(MILAM CO) Here`s what`s happening across Milam County this weekend:

The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday for its first meeting since the summer break at noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center.  Tom Wiley, Post Commander of VFW Post 2010, will discuss the “Remember Our Fallen” war memorial exhibit that will be on display at VFW Post September 12-15.  The public is invited to attend.  Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon.

The 6th Annual MS Rally for the walk Bike Ride will take place at Nat`s in Milano on Saturday, starting at 9AM. First bike out will be 11AM. Ride fee is $20 per rider and $25 with a passenger. The fee includes a BBQ lunch with all the trimmings. The 100 mile ride will finish back at Nat`s. The rally will also include drawings, prizes, and auctions. A live band will also perform. 

The 2nd annual Rise Up Music Festival will be Saturday at Rockdale Fair Park. Admission is free. The event is presented by Peace 107 and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Headliners this year are Among the Thirsty and For A Season. For info, call 512-446-2030

The 34th Annual Founder`s Day Celebration in Gause will be Saturday at the Gause Community Picnic Tables. There will be a made from scratch cake and pie contest (items need to be at Gause Baptist Church by 8AM), a trail ride and parade starting at 9AM from Gause ISD, plus plenty of food and other booths. A BBQ supper will be served at 11AM, with plates, sandwiches, and sausage wraps all being sold. There will also be a raffle, sno-cones, ring toss, and other games. This event is sponsored by the Gause Community Improvement Program. For info, call 979-279-2472 or 979-279-5707.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen throttled Connally last week and have now earned a unanimous top-ranking in the latest Associated Press High School Football Poll. 

The #1 Yoemen earned the top rank by collecting a unanimous 25 first place votes just 1 week after dismantling Waco Connally, 63-14. Following Cameron is Mineola, Newton, Shallowater, and Brock to round out the top 5. Franklin, Teague, East Chambers, East Bernard, and Cisco round out the top 10. Area teams Rockdale and Jarrell also earned votes. 

Elsewhere, Temple remains at #3 in Class 5A after a close win against Round Rock, Navasota retains their #1 ranking in Class 4A, and Bremond is 2nd in Class 2A. 


(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 3 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--Manuel Borgas on Capias warrants
--Michael Salazar on Capias warrants
--Juan Ibarra on a Theft warrant

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 21-year-old Conroe woman for DWLI
There were also 3 fire calls:
--9:23AM, Gause FD called to CR353 for skid steer on fire.
--3:33PM, Rockdale FD sent to CR306 for small grass fire
--5:54PM, Thorndale FD toned to FM1331 for Williamson Co mutual aid

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:
--Randolph Phillip Mayfield, 29 of Rockdale, for Forgery of a Financial Instrument of the Elderly
--Juan Jose Ibarra, 36 of Cameron, for Class C Theft
--Sarah Monique Willingham, 23 of Rockdale, for Probation Violation
--Manuel Borgas, 46 of Cameron, for Bond Violation and 2 Capias Pro Fines
--Arturo Orestes Boussart, 50 of Rockdale, on a County Commitment
--Michael Anthony Salazar, 31 of Cameron, on 2 Capias Pro Fines

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County. 

There are currently 123 inmates in the county jail, including 24 housed for Coryell County, 16 housed for Lampasas County, 3 housed for Lee County, and 2 for Cameron PD.

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