Today`s Local News2019-08-24

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council will meet Monday to discuss budgets and tax rates.

The Council is scheduled to meet Monday to hold a public hearing regarding the proposed 2019-2020 budget for the City of Rockdale and the 

proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year for the City of Rockdale. The meeting will begin 

at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers.


(CAMERON) The Milam County Commissioners Court will meet Monday in Regular Session.

On the agenda will be to discuss and take any necessary action on the reinvestment zones in Milam County, the possible installation of a 20MPH 

speed limit sign in the Oak Park Subdivision, the abandonment of a platted alley in Gause, and utility installations. Also on the agenda will be 

the submission of a community development block grant disaster recovery application to make the County Judge the County`s executive officer, 

the entering of an agreement between the City of Rockdale and Milam County for the implementation of terms and conditions to the Hurricane 

Harvey Block Grant, and the appointment of 2 new members to the Milam County Historical Commission. Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 10AM 

in the Commissioners Courtroom.


(MARLIN) The Marlin Police Chief committed suicide yesterday morning as Texas Rangers were serving him warrants.

According to reports, Nathan Sodek shot himself in the head after Texas Rangers arrived at his home this morning to serve warrants regarding 

unspecified allegations. Sodek was appointed chief in December after serving as Marlin’s interim chief following the resignation of former Chief 

Mike Pesses. Sodek had been with the Marlin Police Department for about a year when he was appointed. No further details have been made 



(FRANKLIN) At least 1 Central Texas agency was among the targets of a coordinated ransomware attack in Texas this month. 

The Robertson County Sheriff`s Office said theirs was 1 of at least 20 agencies across the state targeted in that ransomware attack. Officials say 

the impact was minimal to operations and no computers were locked out. Earlier this week, the Texas Department of Information Resources 

reported the attack against at least 22 state agencies. At this time, investigators believe all the attacks come from a single source. Few 

departments and agencies have been named, though most of those targeted are said to be operating as normal again. State and federal 

authorities are looking into the matter. 


(BELTON) Services will be this weekend for a longtime Bell County Sheriff`s Office lieutenant. 

Services for 63-year-old Lt. David Potts will be held 10AM Saturday at North Belton Cemetery. Potts died Wednesday after a long battle with 

cancer. In addition to his service in law enforcement, the Potts name is famous in Bell County. He was a relative of the pioneer Potts family of 

dry goods and hardware in the Belton area. Potts graduated from Belton ISD and Temple College before becoming a Belton Police officers. He 

went on to join the Bell County Sheriff`s Office in 1985. Potts was also 1 of the 1st ever Belton Junior Firemen, worked as an ambulance driver, 

and for Belton Fire Department. He is survived by 2 sons, 2 brothers, and 3 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Daniel Potts 

Endowed Scholarship at UMHB. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Tourism Advisory Board will have a regular meeting on Monday.

On the agenda will be to take action regarding the tabled HOT funds application concerning Tourism Director attending Texas Downtown 

Association Conference, the Tourism Director Salary increase, and approve a representative from Tourism Board to review, evaluate and set goals 

for the tourism retail director. Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the City Council Board Room.


(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees will have a special meeting on Wednesday.

On the agenda will be to approve the budget amenments, approve a company to install security measures at the school, and approve the light 

replacements at the stadium. The board will also meet in closed session regarding school security matters and personnel matters. Wednesday`s 

special board meeting is scheduled for 6PM in the Buckholts Independent School Library.


(CENTRAL TEXAS) A central texas county has cut ties with the Live PD TV show

Williamson County officials have decided to cut ties with Big Fish Entertainment, who produces the Live PD, a live show in a similar vain to 

"Cops." Big Fish is set to stop filming in 30 days and footage will be saved by Williamson County as potential evidence. Big Fish Entertainment 

plans to film the Williamson County show segment elsewhere.


(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here`s a look at some area events headed to Central Texas this week:

August 24
Cameron VFW presents Backroads Band tonight from 8PM-Midnight. Doors open at 6:30PM. Tickets are $10 per person. The kitchen will be 

available. For info or reservations, call 254-295-6222.

August 24
The Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a BBQ and Raffle fundraiser today at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Hall in Granger. A social 

hour opens at 5PM, with a meal at 6PM. Brisket plates are $10, dine in or carry out. Baked goods will be available by the slice or whole. Silent 

and live auctions will be held. Donations are accepted. 

August 25
The 69th annual Church Bazaar at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger will be Sunday at the Community Center on Highway 71. Mass kicks off at 

8AM at the Church. There will also be a raffle, silent auction, country store, auction, ice cold refreshments, cake and plant wheel, arts and 

crafts, and kids games. Plates of fried chicken and sausage will be served at 11AM. Plates are $11 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Live music 

will run from 10:30AM-12:30PM featuring the Holub Polka Band.

August 25
The CenTex Elite Jewels volleyball team will host a car wash on Sunday at the Cameron Pizza Hut from 1-4PM. Get your vehicle washed for $10. 

Proceeds go directly to the team. 

August 26
The Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department annual Hamburger Supper, in conjunction with the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture 

Pre-Labor Day Celebration, will be 5PM Monday. Burgers, chips, and drinks will be served until it is gone at the Rosebud Fire Station at North 3rd 

and Ave D.  


(CAMERON)  Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their last productions of the year. 

MCT will host auditions for their youth production A Seussified Christmas Carol on September 3rd and 5th from 5:30-7:30PM in the Williams Event 

Center in Cameron. All parts are open. The fall Main Stage auditions for The Dixie Swim Club will be September 4th and 5th at 6:30PM. To sign 

up for an audition or to get more information visit the MCT website or Facebook page.  


(CAMERON) Youth wishing to play soccer in Cameron can register now. 

Cameron Youth Soccer registration is underway. Youth ages 4-13 are eligible to play and the cost is $50 per player with a discount for households 

with multiple players. You can pick up registration forms at the Classic Bank, Buckholts State Bank, Rockdale Signs & Photography, or the 

Elementary and Jr. High offices. There will be a registration day from 9AM-Noon Saturday at the Cameron Fire Department. For info, call 

254-482-0326 or 254-366-6287.


(CAMERON) The Yoe football team wrapped up their final scrimmage on Thursday as they prepare for the season. 

On Thursday, the Yoemen saw a 3-1 advantage during the controlled portion of their scrimmage with Madisonville. In the ensuing live quarter, 

Cameron outscored the Mustangs in an exciting few minutes, 13-7. Last week, Cameron also held a 3-1 advantage during the controlled portion 

before shutting out Lorena 6-0 in the live quarter. 

Cameron now is set for their home opener against Mexia next Friday. KMIL will once again have all your football programming, kicking off Friday 

mornings at 9:05 with the Cameron Autoplex Coach Tommy Brashear Show. On the heels of that show will be 3 additional coaches shows. The 

Nutrien Ag Solutions Cougar Rundown returns for it`s 2nd year on the air, followed by the Tri Co Propane Rogers Eagles show with Coach Roten 

and the Little River-Academy coach`s show. 

On Friday evenings after the news, you can get all the news and previews for the week on the Countdown to Kickoff with Brett Eberhart and the 

Bleacher Bums. Play-by-play of Fighting Yoe Football then returns, brought to you by our title sponsor, Dominos Pizza. After the game, get 

caught up on all the scores on Friday Night Finals with Alan Wood. 


(ROBINSON) The Lady Yoe volleyball fought hard during a tough opening day at the Robinson tournament on Thursday. 

Cameron opened against the host and lost in a back-and-forth match. Cameron dropped the opener 25-19, bounced back for their own 25-19 

victory, but fell in the deciding set 15-5. Carley had 8 digs and Haley had 9 assists for the match. Haley also added a block, as did Ja`Kerra. 

Kenzee served up a pair of aces and Ja`Kerra picked up 5 kills. 

The Ladies next picked up a victory over Reicher by sweep, winning 25-14 and 25-22. Haley had a huge game with 12 assists and 1 block. Leah 

came up big too, grabbing 2 aces and 9 digs. Ja`Kerra continued her strong play with 9 kills while Makaelyn added a block.  

Cameron rounded out day 1 with a 3-set loss to Waco LaVega. Cameron easily won the opener 25-7, but lost the next 2 sets 25-22 and 15-10. 

Haley added 14 assists in this one, while Leah added 8 kills. Carley picked up 11 digs and Makaelyn had 4 blocks. Kenzee had a nice service going 

with 3 aces. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--15 year old juvenile for assault causing bodily injury

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS calls and 1 arrest: 
--White Female, 33 of Rockdale, for driving while license invalid
--there were also 3 fire calls:
-6:53 PM Thorndale FD responded to sparking rail ties on CR 434 Loop
-5:35 PM Rockdale FD responded to sparking power lines on FM1712
-9:37 PM Milano FD responded to smolering rail ties on CR 360

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 153 inmates in the county jail, including 61 housed for Coryell County.