Today`s Local News2018-06-13
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


(BUCKHOLTS) The Buckholts Town Council has a regular meeting scheduled for Thursday.

On the agenda for that meeting will be the discussion, review, and approval of several items, including: the May financial statement, contract renewal for burn site, a resolution adopting the Milam County Hazardous Mitigation Plan, the sale of bulk water, among others.  The council will also hear staff reports for Water/Sewer, Administration, Police Department, Council, and Mayor.

Thursday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the Buckholts Town Hall.


(TAYLOR) A wounded Taylor man found in a hospital parking lot is recovering. 

Taylor Police responded to Baylor Scott & White Hospital on Mallard Lane about 9PM Monday after a man suffering from gunshot wounds was found outside there. Officials said a man came inside and said someone outside had been shot. That man then drove off. Nurses went outside and found the victim, identified as 31-year-old Juan Palacios, with bullet wounds to the chest and arm. Palacios was taken inside and later transferred to Seton Williamson County Hospital. At this time he is said to be in stable condition. Investigators say a car Palacios was in was found in the hospital parking lot. The shooting is believed to have occurred somewhere in Taylor. This is an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Taylor Police. 


(TAYLOR) A hot button issue revolving around open containers will be discussed during the Taylor City Council meeting on Thursday. 

During their regular meeting, Taylor City Council will consider an amendment to their current open container ordinance that would allow people to have open containers on sidewalks adjacent to the business that sold it, provided those businesses have identified themselves and registered that area with the city. If approved, the amendment would go into effect the next day. In other business, the City will discuss possible repair assessments for the 63-year-old Fannie Robinson Park pool. Street maintenance bids, budget discussion, and more are also on the agenda. Thursday`s meeting begins at 6PM at Taylor City Hall. 


(TEMPLE) A Temple woman jailed after a drug raid has been identified. 

Temple Police say 53-year-old Kathryn Nelson was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance on Monday. The Temple PD SWAT team executed a narcotics search warrant Monday at a home in the 1100 block of S. Terrace and once inside located a quantity of methamphetamine in the open. Nelson was arrested at the scene. No other information was available. 


(BELTON) A Belton man remains jailed in connection to a child pornography case. 

The Attorney General`s Child Exploitation Unit said 38-year-old Richard Jay Scott remains in Bell County Jail on 5 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He is held in lieu of $375,000 bonds. According to authorities, investigators linked child porn had been shared by a device of Scott`s. Authorities then raided his home on June 7th and confiscated several digital storage devices to be analyzed by a forensics team.  


(TEMPLE) A Temple man shot and killed in a gun battle with Temple Police has been identified. 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Don Engleking confirmed that 49-year-old Timothy Wayne Owen was killed during a gunfire exchange with Temple Police at the Glen Apartments early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that Owen died of gunshot wounds, though it was unclear how many times he had been shot. Police were originally called to a disturbance about 3:45AM Saturday at the apartments. As officers arrived, they were fired upon and so fired back in self defense, killing a man and wounding another person. Owens was pronounced dead at the scene. An 11-year-old boy was also wounded in the shootout and was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. In the aftermath, both officers were placed on paid leave pending an investigation. Neither officer was hurt and their names have not been released. Officials also indicated that Owen has a criminal history.


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

June 4-July 1
Buckholts ISD will host their Summer Food Program until July 1st. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 8-8:30AM and 11:30AM-Noon, Monday through Friday. For info, call 254-593-4020.

June 4-21
Cameron ISD will host the annual Summer Food Program through Thursday, June 21st. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM Monday-Thursday in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria or Yoe High Cafeteria. Meals are 1st come, first served. For info, call 254-697-8371 or 254-627-0636.

June 14
The next meeting of the Rockdale ALCOA Retirees will be Thursday at the Thorndale VFW Hall. Doors open at 5PM, and a short meeting will start at 5:45PM. Dessert group is last name M-Z. There will be NO silent auction. 

June 15-16
St. Monica`s Religious Education will be having a Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, from 8AM-2PM both days at the Simon and George Hall located at 306 S. Nolan Avenue in Cameron. Everyone is invited. If you would like to donate to this event, call 254-295-6092.

June 16
Calvary Baptist Church in Rockdale welcomes Wild Horse Ministries on Saturday. You`re invited to stop in for music, food, and Wild Horse Ministries, all at the Rockdale Fair Grounds. The event is FREE. A hamburger meal will be served starting at 5PM, with music to follow. Wild Horse Ministries begins at 6PM. For info, call 512-369-2052.

June 17
The American Legion Edwin Hardy Post #9 will host their Father`s Day BBQ Brisket & Sausage Dinner from 11AM-2PM Sunday at the Legion Hut at Wilson-Ledbetter Park. Plates are $8 each and are to-go only. Get tickets at Cam-Tex Hardware, Main Printing, through any Legion member, or at the door.


(CAMERON) Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. 

The scholarship, which memorializes former County Extension Agent Christine Holcombe, will be awarded to applicants who have completed 1 year of college and are former Milam County residents and graduated from Milam County high schools. The deadline to apply is Friday. To get an application you must email More info can be found on the Chris Holcombe Facebook page.


(CAMERON) Students in Cameron will get to learn a little easier with a major grant award this month. 

Cameron ISD has announced that they have been chosen to get grant money from the 2018-19 Technology Lending grant program. The $50,000 grant will provide local education agencies funds to purchase technology devices that can be loaned to students in order to access digital instructional materials off campus. The grant also provides personal student learning devices and internet access for students who would not otherwise have such access. The grant essentially ensures equitable access to high quality digital resources and courses. 


(CAMERON) The Milam County Crops Tour will be held later this month in downtown Cameron. 

The 2018 Milam County Row Crop Tour will be Friday, June 29th at the Milam County Extension Office. Cost of the tour is $15 and includes lunch. Those with private pesticide applicators licenses will also earn 3 CEUs. Day of registration runs from 7-7:30AM. Topics will include replicated cotton variety trail, the cotton industry, replicated corn and sorghum varieties, the feed grain industry, Farm Bill updates, market outlook, and laws and regulations. Register for the tour by calling 697-7045. 


(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps. 

Yoe Wrestling Camp will be Thursday at the Old Gym and Wrestling Room from 2-3:30PM. The camp, for all incoming 3rd through 8th graders, is free. 

Lady Yoe Basketball Camp will continue through Thursday at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon each day. 

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will continue through Thursday at Yoe High Gym from 1:30-3:30PM for 4th-6th graders and from 4-6PM for 7th-9th graders. Another camp will be July 24th and 25th from 8:30-11:30AM for incoming 9th-12th graders and 1-4PM for incoming 7th and 8th graders. 

Yoe High Cheerleader camp will be July 28th at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-5PM. The camp, for kids aged 4 to entering 5th grade, is $30 per person. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle with their name on it. Early registrants will get a t-shirt. All campers will also get to cheer at a pep rally and football game in the fall. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders. 

The 10th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 30th through August 2nd at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10AM and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30AM-12:30PM. You can register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarship opportunities available for athletes. Campers will need to provide their own towel, wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats, and must leave all jewelry at home. Make checks payable to Yoe Football Camp. 


(ROCKDALE) On the heels of a championship year, the Rockdale Tigers are still getting accolades leading into the new season. 

As part of an ongoing series of social media posts offering readers a sneak peek at what is to come in the soon to be released Dave Campbell`s Texas Football magazine, the editors said Tuesday that Rockdale Tiger head football coach and athletic director Jeff Miller has been named their 2017 Class 3A Coach of the Year. Miller helped guide the Tigers to their 1st ever state championship and is currently one of the longest tenured coaches in Central Texas. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 5 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS calls and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Bennett Cornell Moore, 36 of Gause, for Harassment-Repeated Electronic Communication
--Marshall Raymond Delong, 35 of Cameron, for Theft of Property $1500-30k-Enhanced and Bond Forfeiture
--Billy Joe Walker, 31 of Cameron, for PI, Terrorist Threat, and Assault of Family/House Member-Impede Breath

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--wreck at CR453 at CR455. Trooper DelBosque investigated.

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.

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