Today`s Local News2015-11-25
Wednesday, November 25, 2015


(CAMERON) A Cameron man landed on DWI probation among cases disposed of this week in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court.

According to Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey, 39-year-old Christopher David Sanchez was handed a 10 year term in Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated 5 years with standard conditions of DWI probation, including a $4000 fine, restitution to DPS, a SCRAM monitoring device, and a year`s suspension of his driver license after he entered a guilty plea to the 3rd degree felony, DWI-3rd or More.

Among other cases from the past week:

TRACEY LYNN LOPEZ, 48, of Rockdale, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $5,000 restitution to the victim, after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Theft $1,500 to $20,000

And FRANCISCO JAVIER ALZALDE, 22, of Rosebud, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of substance abuse probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and restitution to DPS after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram Drug Free Zone


(TEMPLE) Bell County authorities are trying to piece together details after linking a robbery and a car crash.

Department of Public Safety Troopers were on scene Tuesday morning of a single-vehicle rollover on TX95 in Holland when they learned the vehicle matched the description of a suspect vehicle involved in a robbery about 3:30AM earlier that morning at a Cefco store in the 600 block of N. 3rd in Temple. Police responded to the store after a caller told them the place had been robbed. Investigators learned 2 males walked into the store, displayed objects thought to be guns, and demanded money. The pair then fled the scene in the vehicle later found wrecked in Holland. Troopers say the 16-year-old driver was not hurt through authorities are still looking for the 2nd suspect in the robbery.


(HEARNE) An accident in Hearne has left the town`s top cop hurt.

Hearne Police said Chief Thomas Williams was injured in a car accident Tuesday on TX6 in Hearne. According to Police, Williams was responding to reports of another wreck when he ended up in an accident as well. Police are still investigating the cause. Williams had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


(ROBERTSON CO) Robertson County fire fighters were busy Tuesday responding to a rekindled house fire.

Fire crews were first called about 3:30AM Tuesday to a home just east of Hearne along Winding Road at Black Jack Road. After clearing the scene, fire fighters had to return about 9AM for reports of a rekindle. Officials said a man living in the home was able to escape without injury. Investigators believe a space heater is the cause of the fire.


(BELTON) The Public Works Director and City Engineer in Belton has resigned.

Director and Engineer Mike Huber has resigned his posts this week. Huber joined the staff in 2013 and was instrumental in overseeing multiple projects, including the Capital Improvement Plan. Assistant Director of Operations in the Public Works Department, Bryan Sinclair, is expected to become interim director while Assistant Director of Programs in the Public Works Department, Angelli Points, will become interim city engineer.


(CAMERON) All persons summoned for Jury Service in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court for Monday at 1PM, you need not report.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Mayor will host a series of meetings to discuss water and wastewater projects.

Mayor Connie Anderle will host the Coffee and Conversation information meetings at 3 locations so that citizens can address concerns and questions over the city`s water and wastewater improvement projects and other topics. The meetings will be 6PM November 30th at Bea`s Kitchen, 9AM December 3rd at Cameron Housing Authority, and 9AM December 9th at Cameron Chamber of Commerce.


(MILAM CO) Here`s a look at activities coming soon to the Milam County area.

November 25
The annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dance with the Praha Brothers will be today at Sefcik Hall. No reservations are required. Doors open at 8PM, and the Polka Party runs until Midnight. Cover is just $5.

November 25
There will be a Blood Drive today from 8:30AM-Noon at Yoe High Cafeteria. Give blood, earn points, and get rewards for donating. Cameron Student Council has teamed with Carter Blood Care to bring the Blood Drive to Yoe High. For info or to schedule an appointment, call 697-3902.

November 27-28
The Fellowship Galilee Church at 240 E. MLK in Caldwell is having a Men`s and Women`s conference on Friday at 7:30PM and Saturday at 9:30AM. The public invited. For more information, call 979-219-0759.


(MILANO) A local boxer will be back in the ring for a televised fight.

Milano boxer Ryan Karl, who remains unbeaten at 10-0, will fight Ken Alvarez in a light welterweight bout on Saturday in Dallas as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC. Karl will be the undercard to the main event, Charlo vs Campfort.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team will be looking to ditch the theatrics after a scare last week in area round action.

The Yoemen move on to meet the Grandview Zebras in the Regional round this Friday at 1PM at Waco ISD. Pre-sale ticket prices are $6 for Adults and $4 for Students. All tickets at the gate will be $7. District and District Senior Passes, plus coaching association membership cards will also be accepted. The Yoemen will be the visiting team. There is a $5 charge for parking. The winner would play either Teague or West, who meet at 7PM Friday in Midlothian.


(TEXAS) Several area football teams have advanced to the next round of the playoff picture.

Up next, Midway battles Lake Travis in a rematch from earlier this year at 2PM Saturday in Temple. In 5A, Temple draws Richmond Foster at 7:30PM Friday at the Berry Center in Cypress; Bryan will play George Ranch at 4PM Saturday in Houston; A&M Consolidated plays Ridge Point at 5PM Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston; and College Station High takes on Angleton at 7PM Friday at Woodforest Stadium. 4A matches include Navasota and Carthage at 6PM Friday in Beaumont; La Vega against Liberty Hill at 7:30PM Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen; Gatesville versus China Spring at 7:30PM Friday at Waco Midway; Lorena and Atlanta at 7PM Friday in Mesquite; Caldwell against power West Orange Stark at 7PM Friday in New Caney; and unbeaten Giddings takes on rival Bellville at 7:30PM Friday in Bryan. In 3A, Franklin meets Newton at 7PM Friday in Henderson. Down in 2A, Crawford and Goldthwaite will square off at 7:30PM Friday in Copperas Cove; and Bremond tackles Falls City at 7PM Friday in Lago Vista.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs, 1 wreck, and 1 fire call:
--11:30AM, wreck on Houston. Drivers: Sue Tabor and Roy Boutwell. No injuries.
--12:35PM, Cameron FD sent to the 1600 block of N. Houston for a transformer that caught fire.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--25-year-old Rockdale man on 2 traffic warrants
--26-year-old Rockdale woman for DWLI
There was also 1 fire call: 4:51PM, Milano FD called to the Church of Christ for possible smoking vehicle

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 8 new bookings:
--Vincent Rashun Bynaum. 39 of Cameron, for Burglary of a Habitation w/ Intent to Commit Another Felony
--Arturo Vargas, 56 of Cameron, for Parole Violation
--Franklin Joseph Pelzel, 21 of Cameron, for Out of County Bond Forfeiture/Probation Violation
--Sherman Lee Sanchez, 33 of Dallas, on a Bench Warrant and Motion to Revoke
--Gregory Bernard Williams, Jr., 24 of Bryan, for Bond Forfeiture
--Kiran Annaise Amjad, 21 of Crockett, for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
--Kalie Michelle Land, 21 of Crockett, for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
--Enrique Ybarra, 35 of Grand Prairie, for Parole Violation and Non Payment of Child Support

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--6:53AM, vehicle struck a deer on FM486 near FM487. No injuries.

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 29 housed for Coryell County, 17 housed for Lampasas County, 4 housed in Robertson County, and 7 housed in Lee County.

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