Today`s Local News2017-04-26
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


(ROCKDALE) Complaints from neighbors led to a raid Saturday in which an arrest was made, and drugs, cash and vehicles were seized.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies received several complaints from neighbors near the 500 block of College Street. Neighbors believed suspicious activities were ongoing, so deputies obtained a narcotics search warrant for the house and its occupants. After surveillance and evidence gathering, deputies served the warrant. During the search deputies seized 4 grams of methamphetamine, about $1,100 in cash, two vehicles and drug paraphernalia items. Kelly Ryan Wallace, 47 of Rockdale was charged with possession of between 4 grams and 200 grams of a controlled substance. He was held in the Milam County Jail on Tuesday with bond set at $50,000.


(KILLEEN) Killeen police are on the hunt for a passenger who held up a taxi driver at gunpoint early this morning.

According to police, the driver of the taxi was taking the passenger to the 1400 block of North 2nd street at about 1:45AM when the passenger refused to pay the fare and pointed the gun at the driver`s head.

The passenger was still on the run. Police have not released a description. Police did not say if the taxi driver was hurt.


(MARLIN) Marlin police Chief Damien Eaglin has resigned to "reveal the truth and how I was never given a chance due to the... hostile work environment that I`ve been enduring ever since I became the Chief." His resignation is effective Friday. Eaglin took over as Police Chief in 2015 after the previous Chief, Darrell Allen, was shot and killed while working security off-duty.


(MILAM CO) A public hearing will be held on April 28th at 11AM to discuss the VIIVE EVENTS, LLC for a mass gathering permit in accordance to a health and safety code. The hearing will take place at the milam county courthouse on the first floor in the county courtroom.


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

April 28
SPJST Nursing and Rehab in Taylor is having a Masquerade Marketplace $5 jewelry and accessory sale from 10AM-5:30PM Friday, April 28th at the Social Events Center at 1810 Old Granger Road in Taylor. Credit and Debit cards will be accepted. Proceeds benefit Alzheimers Association. 

April 28-29
Texas Czech Genealogical Society presents Tracking Ancestral Footprints: A Genealogy Research Workshop April 28-29 from 10AM-4PM at the Caldwell Civic Center. The workshop is open to anyone and no membership is required. Registration is $10 for 1 or both days. Lunch is on your own. For info, call 972-790-2848.

April 29
Cameron ISD`s annual community Walk For Yoe Life will be saturday April 29th, from 9-11AM at the Cameron ISD Track. There will be a fun run to win prizes, inflatables for the kids, and the Milam County Health Department Standards Home Health and WIC will offer blood pressure readings and more. Cameron Police, Milam County Sheriff`s Office and Cameron Fire Department will also be on hand.

April 29
The Temple Parks & Recreation has announced that hip hop musician Biz Markie, will perform on the CEFCO stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Saturday, April 29. Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of hip hop experience and a huge fan base.

April 30
Rockdale Fair Association will have a baked potato lunch. Pre sale tickets only $8 baked potato with all the trimmings and dessert will be included. The event starts at 11Am until 2PM at the concession stand in the livestock concession stand or call Penny Horelica for pickup in Cameron at the Cameron Fire Station at 254-652-3612 

April 30
The Rockdale Downtown Association is hosting BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at Rockdale Fire Department starting at 11AM Sunday, April 30th. Plates are $9 and include a half chicken, sides, drink, and dessert. Proceeds go toward support and resources for the downtown area. Tickets are available at the door until sold out. To get tickets or more information, call 512-639-9004.

April 30
There will be a benefit for Angela Gail Danek at 11AM Sunday, April 30th, at Moravian Hall in Georgetown. BBQ plates will be available from 11AM-1:30PM for $10 per plate. To-go and dine-in will be available. Desserts are $1 extra. A silent auction and live auction will also be held. T-shirts will be sold. The benefit is also accepting auction items and baked goods. To donate, call 254-760-4546, 512-863-5117, or 512-863-0090. Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer and proceeds will go toward her fight against cancer. 


(BRENHAM) The Yoemen overcame an 8 shot deficit from Monday to shoot a tournament low 351 on day 2 to lead all teams for the day and finishing 2nd place as a team, qualifying for the UIL Sate Tournament.  

Nikolas Keratsopoulos lead the charge finishing the tournament as the Silver individual medalist carding 74 for Day 1 and 78 for Day 2, bringing his total to 152 for the tournament. Other contributing members were Kobe Young, Luke Greene, Stockton Kruse, and Andrew Ortiz.

The Yoemen will compete at the UIL State Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin on May 22 & 23rd.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 11 EMS call and 1 arrest:
--Tristan Cehand, Assault Family Violence

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS call and 1 arrest:
--43 year-old Pflugerville woman for Poss CS PG 2 1-4g, DWLI

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 new booking:
--1 in from other counties

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--10:24PMAccident on FM3242 off of Hwy 79. Trooper McHale investigated.

There are currently 134 inmates in the county jail, including 49 housed for Coryell County.

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