POST NEWS
Today`s Local News2018-02-18
Sunday, February 18, 2018

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ROCKDALE FIRE

(Rockdale) Rockdale Fire Department responded to a fire call just outside of Rockdale on Saturday afternoon.

At 1:09PM, 2 units from Rockdale Fire Daprtment responded to CR 344 for a controlled burn that had gotten out of control.  It took the Rockdale responders less than an hour to extinguish the blaze, calling the site safe at 1:50PM  No injuries and no damages were reported.


CAMERON CITY COUNCIL

(CAMERON) Another candidtate has thrown their hat into the ring in the Cameron City Council election.

Will Sanders has filed for the Council Member Ward 3 seat in the upcoming election.  Mr. Sanders is a trucking owner/operator.


ROCKDALE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(ROCKDALE) The Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a regular meeting and public hearing for Wednesday, February 21.

On the agenda for the regular meeting will be student recognition for UIL and State Football as well as the superintendent`s report.  There will also be several business items discussed before the board convenes in executive session.  The Public hearing will see the discussion of the Texas Academic Performance Report and the 2016-2017 Annual Report.

Wednesday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the Central Administration Boardroom.



JURY CANCELLATION

(CAMERON) Anyone summoned for Jury Service in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court for 9AM Tuesday need not report, that matter has been resolved. Again, you need not report. 


ROCKDALE P&Z REGULAR MEETING

(ROCKDALE) The Rockdale Planning and Zoning Commission will have a regular meeting Tuesday.

Subjects to be discussed include approving previous meeting minutes as well as reviewing and taking any necessary action on the comprehensive master plan. Tuesday`s meeting begins at 2PM in the City Council Chambers.





BELL CO JAIL TO FEATURE ON COMEDY CENTRAL PROGRAM

(BELL CO) A former inmate is bringing a comedy program to the Bell County Jail, and your television. 

Last September, former inmate Ali Siddiq came to Bell County Jail to film a Comedy Central special. The TV network has now announced that the 1-hour special, Ali Siddiq: It`s Bigger Than These Bars, will air 11PM Eastern Time on February 23rd. The Bell County Jail partnered with Siddiq, who was incarcerated at the age of 19 for dealing drugs. The jail time changed Siddiq, who turned his life around through the use of comedy and mentorship. During the program, Siddiq meets with inmates and jailers and does a stand-up routine. Comedy Central took care of all expenses and no taxpayer money was used. 


AREA EVENTS

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

Undated
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church is now looking for a new pastor after the resignation of Pastor Robert T. Johnson due to health issues. The Church is now conducting a pastor replacement search. If interested, contact the church at 1000 West 6th Street in Cameron. 

February 16-March 23
The Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council #13902 will host a shrimp and fish fry every Friday beginning through March 23rd. Plates are available from 3:30-7:15PM each cooking day or until sold out. All plates are $10 and will be available at the Westphalia Parish Hall Pit. 

February 18
There will be a Williamson County Candidate Forum at 1:30PM Sunday at the Texas Beer Company in downtown Taylor. All county, state, and federal candidates are expected to be on hand. Early voting begins February 20th. 

February 10-24
Final registration for Cameron Boys Baseball Association will be February 24th, from 9AM-1PM at Cameron Volunteer Fire Department. Cost to play is $70, there is a discount if you purchase a ticket to the CBA giveaway dinner. Opening Day is April 7th. 


MILAM CO STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR

(TEXAS) Area students are set to participate in the Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair next week. 

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 100 students from Milam, Bell, Falls, Robertson, and other surrounding counties will all participate in the 2-day regional science and engineering fair at Texas State Technical College. The top 3 category winners for middle school and high school division will advance to the state fair in March. Top finalists from the high school level are also eligible for the international fair in May. 


MILAM TAX OFFICE TO CLOSE FOR TRAINING

(CAMERON) The Milam County Tax Office is set to close this month for a training session.

The Milam County Tax Office will be closed all day on Friday, February 23rd, for software training. The office will also not be taking phone calls on that day. Currently, the Rockdale Tax Office Substation remains closed, though they anticipate re-opening by April 17th. For questions, call 697-7017.


YOE BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SET

(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe basketball team is playoff bound. 

The Boys are set to kick off a playoff run in bi-district action against McGregor next Monday at 6:30PM at Belton High School. The Yoemen enter the playoffs as the #3 seed. Tickets to the game are $4 for adults or $3 for students. District and Senior passes and coaches passes will be accepted. Two people can be admitted at the gate per pass. KMIL is currently looking to find a way to carry the playoff game. Stay tuned for details. 


GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

(CENTRAL TX) The high school basketball playoffs are underway for the ladies and several area teams are in. 

In the area round on Thursday: Temple outshined Georgetown 43-24, Franklin fell to Grandview 51-36, Shiner edged Normangee 58-57 in overtime, and Thorndale knocked off Weimar 45-34. 

Snook lost to Mason 50-41 in Round Rock, Academy put it to Keene 61-41 in Waco, Marlin tackled Malakoff 79-73 at McLennan Community College, and Somerville fell to San Saba 57-30 in Belton. 




POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS call and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS calls, 1 fire call out and 1 minor accident.
--1:09PM Rockdale Fire Department was toned out to CR 344 for a controlled burn out of control.

--7:41PM Minor 2 vehicle accident in Wal-Mart parking lot.  Officer Remaley responded.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 new bookings:
--David Lee Brooks, 58 and homeless, for Criminal Trespass.

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:


There are currently 137 inmates in the county jail, including 58 housed for Coryell County.