Today`s Local News2014-01-23

Thursday, January 23, 2014


(CENTRAL TX) Residents in the Ranch listening area are being urged to prepare for possible wintry weather for the end of this week.

National Weather Service forecasters have already issued a Winter Weather Advisory through Noon Friday for the Central Texas area. The advisory means minor accumulations of ice are expected. Forecasters warn that the advisory could still be upgraded to a watch or warning.

As of now, temperatures are expected to remain in the low-40s for much of today. Wind chills will help make it feel much colder as we near sundown. Lows tonight are expected to be well below freezing, down in the mid-20s. Coupled with the frigid temperatures will be a 50% chance of possible sleet. Residents need to remember to protect their pipes, pets, and plants tonight.

In addition, Ranch-area listeners will wake up Friday to more cold temperatures and possibly icy roads, so commuters will need to be careful Friday morning. Daytime temperatures tomorrow are expected to hover just above freezing, and should fall just below that mark overnight.

As for the weekend, temperatures should begin to steadily rise through Sunday.


(Fort Hood) Army investigators believe the deaths of three people at Fort Hood could be a murder-suicide.  A 49-year-old man and two girls were found dead inside an on-post house on Tuesday.  Yesterday investigators said the three were Army dependents of a female soldier who`d just returned from overseas.  They declined to release any identities, citing the integrity of the investigation.


(TEXAS) A Central Texas bank has agreed to merge with a Mississippi bank this week.

BancorpSouth, Inc. said Wednesday that Central Community Corporation of Temple has agreed to merge into BancorpSouth. Central Community Corp. is also the parent company of First State Bank Central Texas, which is headquartered in Austin.

First State Bank operates 31 full-service banking offices: 11 in Killeen-Temple-Ft. Hood, 11 in Austin-Round Rock, 2 in Marble Falls, and 7 others in Central Texas. At the end of 2013, Central Community Corp. had total assets of $1.3 billion and total deposits of $1.1 billion.

Officials said the merger has been unanimously approved by both Boards of Directors and is expected to be finalized and closed in the 2nd quarter of this year.


(BELTON) A Belton woman already serving as Mayor Pro Tem could soon make history.

Marion Grayson announced Wednesday she will seek election as Mayor of Belton. Grayson currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem and has served on Belton City Council since 2004. As of now, she is the only candidate up for election. Belton has never had a woman serve as mayor.


(CAMERON) Texas Department of Transportation work crews will be in Milam County this week.

According to TxDot spokesman Bob Colwell, work crews will be repairing edges today on FM3061, from FM487 to FM486.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce this week announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 80th Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 24th at the Cameron VFW.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The Chamber is asking the citizens of Cameron to submit their ideas on candidates for the following awards:  Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. When submitting suggestions for awards please describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. A more detailed description of each award will be available online at

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Entries are due Friday. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 24th at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.


(CAMERON) The State Champion Cameron Yoe football team has announced an autograph signing this month.

This Saturday, Yoe football players will be signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans from 5-7PM at the Gym in Cameron. Yoe Nation is invited to wear maroon and show their Yoe Pride. Bring your cameras and footballs or memorabilia to have signed by players and coaches.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 5 EMS runs and 2 fire calls:
--1:48AM, vehicle ran through a fence at 806 San Gabriel, vehicle fled the scene.
--11:10AM, report of smoke on CR352 in Gause. Turned out to be a controlled burn.
There were 2 arrests:
--Brittany Wheeler of Austin for DWLI
--Frank Tibbitts of Rockdale for 2 traffic warrants

(CAMERON) The Milam County sheriff`s office has no one booked in:

There were no accidents reported in the rural Milam County area.

There were 100 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 27 housed for Coryell County and 2 held for Cameron PD.



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