Today`s Local News2014-04-18

Friday, April 18, 2014

(TEMPLE) A sinkhole in Temple has left a street closed to traffic.

Part of Ira Young Dr. east of interstate 35 had to be closed after a sinkhole opened around a 48-inch storm drain. City of Temple officials said repairs are expected to begin Monday and should take 2-3 weeks to finish.


(WEST) The City of West is promising to move forward as it marks the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion which left 15 dead.  At least two thousand people showed up to last night`s memorial service to honor all those affected by the blast.  Mayor Tommy Muska says there is hope because people are starting to get back to their lives despite a "new normal."  West First Baptist Church Reverend John Crowder urged people to not let the massive explosion define the small Central Texas city.  The service also had a moment of silence, while pictures of the 15 who were killed were shown on a video screen.  Twelve of the people who died in the blast were volunteer firefighters or EMS crews.


(CAMERON) With Good Friday upon us, several holiday-related closings have been announced.

All Milam County Offices in Cameron, Rockdale, Buckholts, and Thorndale, plus the Milam County Courthouse and its departments will be closed today.

Also closed, are the Milam County Appraisal District, Cameron and Rockdale Chambers of Commerce, and city offices. Rockdale, Thorndale, and Milano ISD will all be off today, with Cameron and Gause to have an early release. 


(MILAM CO) Easter is this weekend and there are several area events coinciding with it:

April 18
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center to host a Community Easter Egg Hunt today at 10AM at Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center. Children are asked to bring their Easter Baskets to collect eggs. There will also be hot dogs, chips, and drinks.

April 19
There will be a free community wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 2PM at Grace Church in Cameron. There will be prizes galore and over 7,000 eggs.

April 20
Cameron Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual Easter BBQ chicken meal on Easter Sunday. Plates will be to go from 11AM-1PM. Tickets are $8 each and include a half chicken, beans, potato salad, pickles, and bread.

April 20
Liberty Community Church invites the public to attend Easter Sunrise services at 7AM. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish for breakfast. The church is located on FM3242.

April 20
A Community Sunrise Service will be held Easter morning, starting at 6:45AM on the Downtown Mall in Cameron, sponsored by Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and the Cameron Area Ministerial Alliance (CAMA).  Dress is casual, and there will be chairs available. A light continental breakfast will be served.  Everyone is invited. In case of inclement weather, services will be conducted in Bea’s Kitchen.

April 20
Easter services at the First Baptist Church of Buckholts will be held on Sunday, at 8AM instead of 10:30AM. Everyone is invited.

April 20
St. Monica Catholic Church will have an Easter Egg Hunt for parish members and children of the Religious Education Program on Sunday after the 10AM Mass.


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet Monday to discuss financing options.

During their regular meeting, the City will consider a resolution that would approve Citizens National Bank for financing of asphalt equipment. In other business, the City will hold a workshop to discuss a Lion`s Club proclamation and hear departmental reports.

Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at City Hall.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD trustees will meet Monday to consider a food service contract.

During their regular meeting, the Board will consider a contract extension for their current food service provider. In other business, trustees will appoint a board member to the Appraisal District budget committee and consider a technology data storage purchase. The Board is also expected to take action on policy updates regarding graduation.

Monday`s meeting begins at 6PM in the Central Admin Office.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe softball team will hit the road to wrap up the regular season today.

Cameron will travel to Salado to take on the Lady Eagles in the regular season finale. Cameron continues to hold the 4th and final playoff spot. A Cameron win would earn the ladies a trip to the playoffs. A loss, coupled with wins by Lexington and Florence, could force a 3-way tie for the final postseason birth.

The Yoe baseball team will also play today in Salado.


(CAMERON) The Yoe boys golf team took part in the regional tourney this week, falling just short of advancing to the state tournament.

The Boys ended up just 24 strokes shy of heading to state after the 2-day tourney ended Thursday, taking 6th place among 16 teams. Matt Humble led the way, shooting 181 over the 2 days. Other golfers included Jason Kopriva, Lance Greene, Collin Kostroun, and Adam Charanza. It was the 4th straight year Cameron had been to regionals.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe track team competed at area Thursday in McGregor and have now qualified for the regional meet this month.

The Ladies took part in 12 events and scored in all 12 events to help send multiple girls to the regional meet April 25-26. Qualifiers include: Jazmine Jones in discus, Ta`Shena Tindle in the shot put, Corsica Westbrook in the 100m dash, JaLaura Melton in the 200m dash, Brenna Lanford in the 1600m run, the 400m relay team composed of Sierra Flemings, JaLaura Melton, Shae Shields, and Corsica Westbrook, and the 800m relay team composed of Shae Shields, Nae Nae Shields, JaLaura Melton, and Corsica Westbrook. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Jerry Mueck of Cameron for DWI
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--Rockdale man on an outstanding warrant for Burglary of Habitation
--Rockdale man for DWLI
There was 1 accident: a truck hit a pole on W. Cameron about 9AM. No injuries.
There was also 1 fire call: Rockdale Fire Dept sent out at 3:36AM today to reports of smoke at a home on Allday St. Nothing found when they arrived.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff’s office has 5 booked in:
--Travis Dewayne Hill, 28 of Kerrville for PI
--Jerry Kristopher Mueck, 34 of Cameron for DWI
--3 in from Coryell Co

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There were 101 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 17 housed for Coryell County and 3 held for Cameron PD.

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