Today`s Local News2016-12-08
Thursday, December 8, 2016


(ROCKDALE) A Rockdale resident who sustained burn injuries Wednesday had to be airlifted from the scene. 

Rockdale Police said the fire department and AMR were called Wednesday to a location on CR302 after a person sustained burns. That person was airlifted from the scene to the hospital. The condition and name of the victim have not been released at this time. 


(BRUCEVILLE-EDDY) A small fire at a Bruceville-Eddy warehouse Wednesday caused a minor scare. 

Bruceville-Eddy Fire Department went to the Southern Enterprises warehouse Wednesday morning in response to a small fire in the rear of the building. Crews were reportedly worried because the warehouse is used to store several flammable chemicals. The small fire was quickly doused and no damage was reported. Investigators believe the fire started from a cigarette inside a barrel that tipped over. 


(TEMPLE) No charges will be filed in connection to a Temple child`s hot car death. 

The Bell County District Attorney`s Office and Temple Police said Wednesday that a Bell County Grand Jury elected not to indict anyone in connection with the July hot vehicle death of 2-year-old Lela Petrarca. The DA`s Office said after deliberations, the Grand Jury felt that no criminal charges should be filed. Temple Police were called in July to a home in the 1600 block of E. Barton in reference to a missing child. Officers joined in the search and located an unresponsive Petrarca inside a hot van parked at the home. Officials estimate she was in the van for at least an hour before she was found. The girl was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 


(TEMPLE) A Temple ISD school bus was involved in a minor accident on Wednesday afternoon. 

Temple Police responded about 3PM Wednesday after a car struck the school bus at the intersection of 3rd and Nugent. Temple ISD spokesman Matt LeBlanc said 6 students were aboard at the time, though no one was hurt. The bumper of the bus sustained minor damage and Temple ISD sent another district vehicle to pick up the students. LeBlanc said the students were heading from the Gifted & Talented Program at Meridith-Dunbar Elementary back to their home campus at Jefferson Elementary. 


(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts Town Council will meet today in regular session. 

During their meeting, the Council will look to consider amendments to their water and sewer ordinances in regard to sewer and water tap fees. The Town is also expected to move into executive session to discuss an annual salary review for their police department. Various staff reports and discussion on a fireworks event are also scheduled. 

Today`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at Buckholts Town Hall. 


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council will meet Monday in regular session. 

During their meeting, the Council will consider a recommendation on a tax abatement application for Rockdale Senior Care Realty, LLC. The City will also discuss and take action on the City Holiday Schedule for 2017, the purchase of property on Mill Avenue adjacent to the City Yard, a structural engineering assessment, and various water projects and road repairs. The City could also consider a possible partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation division. Various reports are also scheduled. 

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


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.

Through December 10
If you ordered a Poinsettia from the Yoe Band Booster Club, pick up will be Saturday from 8-10AM at Yoe High Band Hall. 

December 7-10
Grace Church is hosting the Christmas Wonderland Trail of Lights through Saturday. The Grace Church Wonderland Trail of Lights is a walking trail with designated parking areas and it will be available for everyone’s enjoyment. The excitement and lights run from 7:30-9:30PM each night with special events Friday beginning at 6:30PM. Friday will include free events such as Horse & Buggy rides through the Trail of Lights, Christmas Cookies and Cocoa to keep you warm, Christmas Carol Karaoke with local country musician Bob Yates,  Santa’s Workshop where children can create & decorate their own Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Cookies, Standing Christmas Yard Art Photos, and a Movie under the Stars at 7:30PM. Families should bring a blanket and chairs for the movie. These events are free.

December 8
The annual Christmas Meeting of the ALCOA Retirees of Rockdale will be today at the Alcoa Lake Training Center. Volunteers are needed for decorating at 3PM. Doors open at 5PM, with a short meeting and meal to follow at 6PM. Everyone is invited to bring a dessert and canned goods for donations. 

December 8
The Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department is having their Annual Chili Supper in conjunction with the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Christmas Parade today.  Serving starts at 5PM at The First Methodist Fellowship Hall located on Main Street in Rosebud. The Christmas Parade starts at 6PM.

December 10
The next meeting of the Milam County Bluegrass Association will be Saturday from 6-9PM at Cameron Public Library. Everyone is invited. 

December 10
Cameron Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade will be held Saturday. This year`s theme is Polar Express. Line-up is at 3:30PM at Orchard Street. Entries will be judged at the corner of Houston and First Street. For more information call the Cameron Chamber of Commerce at 254 697-4979. 

Postponed Events
The Rockdale Christmas Parade, Milano Christmas Parade, and Thorndale Christmas Parade have each been rescheduled for this Saturday. 

December 10
The City of Weir is planning their 30th annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Celebration for Saturday. The parade kicks off at 2PM, with lineup at 12:30PM. Santa will arrive at the end of the parade and will hang out at the Community Center on N. Main to hand out goodies to kids and take pictures. Refreshments will be available. To sign up for the parade, call 863-7984. 

December 10
The 19th annual Santaville event in Somerville will be Saturday. The event opens at 10AM with a tour of homes for just $5. Family fun starts at 2:30PM with a toy walk, barrel train, arts and crafts, cookies, and face painting. Santa will also be on hand. At 6PM, the night ends with a Christmas parade. 

December 10-11
The Erwins will be in concert at Marlow Baptist Church. The concert kicks off at 6:30PM Saturday and they will return at 10:30AM Sunday for worship and music. 

December 11
The 3rd annual Christmas at the Kay Theater in Rockdale will be 7PM Sunday at the Kay. Performances include the Community in Concert Band, the Community Band, and several churches. 

December 11
The Auxiliary to the VFW Post 2010 are currently selling tickets for a Chicken Spaghetti Lunch from 10:30AM-2PM Sunday. Tickets are $8 and plates include chicken spaghetti, corn, side salad, garlic bread and tea. Desserts will be sold separately. A raffle will also be held. For info, call 254-291-3116 or 254-709-9462.

December 11
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will observe their Annual Men`s Day Celebration on Sunday at 2PM. Guest Speaker will be Minister Stafford Thompson of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

December 11
Get your tickets now for a chance to win a 2016 John Deere XUV560 Gator 4X4. The drawing will be held at Simon & George Hall on Sunday as St. Monica Catholic Church holds its Annual Fall Fundraiser. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100. Other prizes include various Gift Cards. Winners need not be present to win and are responsible for applicable taxes. Gator purchased through Coufal-Prater Equipment in Cameron. For tickets, call 697-4735 or 482-1407, or come by the church office weekdays from 9AM-2PM.

December 11
St. Monica Catholic Church Youth Chicken Spaghetti Supper will be Sunday from 11AM-2PM at Simon George Hall. Plates of spaghetti, corn, salad, garlic bread, cookie, and tea are $9 each. Get food dine in or to go. For info or to order in advance, call 254-295-6092.

December 11
St. Matthew`s Catholic Church in Rogers is hosting Our Lady of the Guadalupe Celebration at Rogers High School Cafeteria Sunday from 11:30AM-3PM. An enchilada plate with beans, rice, salad, tea, and dessert will be $8. Posole with tea and dessert will be $6. From 1-3PM will be various entertainment. A bake sale will also be held.  


(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office and the Brown Santa Program will be taking applications this month. 

The 7th annual Brown Santa Program will accept applications from residents beginning this month. Those interested should bring a Medicaid or WIC card with the child(s) name on it, child(s) report card, a current utility bill, and a valid Texas ID. Applications can be picked up at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office. 

If you are interested in donating new, unwrapped toys, please drop them off at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office in Cameron or call 697-7033. Monetary donations can be made to an account at Classic Bank.


(MILANO) The 36th annual central Texas cow/calf clinic will be held Friday, January 6th, at the Milam County Youth Expo Building in Cameron. This program is provided by Texas A&M Argrilife Extension in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Williamson and Falls Counties. Registration is from 7:30-8:30AM with the Presentations running until 3PM. A pair of CEUs will be given for Pesticide applicators license holders. The cost of the Program is $20 payable at the door. Please RSVP to the Milam County Extension office for a meal count by calling 254-697-7045.


(TEXAS) Several area teams continue play this week in the UIL Football Playoffs.

In the State Semifinals, Temple takes on Richmond Foster at 2PM Saturday at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos; College Station matches up with Corpus Christi-Calallen at 7:30PM Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio; and defending champ Bremond moves on to face Burton at 7PM Friday at Bryan`s Merrill Green Stadium. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS runs and a 2-vehicle wreck at 1:50PM in the 400 block of S. Washington. Drivers were identified as Debra Mullens and Carole Jane Monroe, both of Cameron. No injuries.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 fire call: Rockdale FD and AMR sent to CR302 for a person who got burned. That person was airlifted to a hospital in unknown condition. No other details were available.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Rae Lynn Rathcke, 26 of Pointblank, for 2 Bond Surrenders and Out of County Motion to Revoke
--2 in from Coryell Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are currently 131 inmates in the county jail, including 45 housed for Coryell County, and 4 held in Lee County.

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