Today`s Local News2016-04-29
Friday, April 29, 2016


(BELL CO) Texas Department of Transportation has now installed new signage at a deadly Bell County intersection. 

TxDOT crews on Thursday placed larger stop signs with flashing beacons at the intersection of Old TX95 and FM93. Other traffic control devices installed Thursday include signage that reads Cross Traffic Does Not Stop. That intersection has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of yet another traffic fatality there. Just last month, 25-year-old Travis Mireles was killed when a truck he was riding in collided with another vehicle. Mireles was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends and family of Mireles say they are thankful for the new signage, but they want to see more done. TxDOT spokesman Ken Roberts said the agency will continue to monitor how traffic reacts to the new signs before taking further action. The Mireles family has posted a memorial at the intersection, which TxDOT has asked to be removed. Roberts said the memorial, which included a very large banner, was a distraction to drivers and impeded the right-of-way. The family has agreed to take down the banner, and are trying to work with TxDOT to ensure a memorial can stay. 


(ROCKDALE) Some residents in Rockdale will see a temporary halt to their water today while crews connect a new water line. 

City officials say water service will be suspended from 7-10AM today, affecting an area between Burleson, Ackerman, Bell, and Cameron Streets. Officials say a new water line is being connected, precipitating the temporary shutdown. 


(TEMPLE) Temple Police are investigating after a man was beaten and robbed early Thursday. 

The victim told officers he was walking home around Midnight or 2AM Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Marlandwood Rd. when he turned around and saw a heavyset man behind him. Police learned the suspect struck the victim with an unknown object and knocked him unconscious. When the victim came to, his wallet and cell phone had been stolen. The suspect is described as being about 6-foot-1 and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a skeleton design. Anyone with information should call Police. 


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet Monday in regular session.

During their meeting, the City will host a public hearing regarding a reinvestment zone on Industrial Boulevard for Butler Weldments. In addition, the City is expected to consider a tax abatement for Butler Weldments. The City will also take action on a request to host Family Fun Day in the Park and a request for a free public concert by the Fort Hood 1st Calvary Band. The Council could also decide on a resolution to appoint election judges for the May special election. 

Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.


(MILANO) A brand new rental program has hit the Milam County area, 1 of only 2 affiliates in the state. 

The Rent the Chicken program has been created in Milano, through the Gose family. They have about 100 chickens that can be rented. The egg producing chickens can be rented in up to six months and come with the coop, feed, and supplies. The program strives to help teach people about chickens. For more info, visit


(CAMERON) Temple College is set to host adult education GED classes in Cameron. 

The free classes will be individualized and open to anyone 18 or older. The next class begins next Tuesday at 10AM. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. For questions, call 482-0555 or 482-3235.


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

April 29-30
The annual Cameron FunFest and Cameron PD BBQ Shootout will be today and Saturday at Wilson-Ledbetter Park. Events scheduled include the BBQ cookoff, pet parade, washer tourney, horseshoe tourney, bounce house, arts & crafts, and food & drink booths. Back this year is the FREE kidfish with the help of Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens. On Saturday at 9PM, catch a free live performance by the Vegas Stars. New this year is also a 5K Beer and Brat Trot. Kids start at 8AM for their own 1K, with the adults starting at 8:30AM. 5K registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Food and drinks will be provided to run/walk participants. For info, call 254-718-7052

April 30
There will be a benefit for Emma Leigh Vaca, an 18-month-old girl who suffers from a rare aggressive cancer of the eye, on Saturday at the Belton VFW Post 4008. At Noon, they will be selling BBQ plates for $8. A live auction kicks off at 1PM. Other ways to assist include making a donation to the auction, providing baked goods, help cleaning up, or serving food. Proceeds will go toward surgery and treatment and other medical needs. For info, call 254-290-5064, 254-541-1030, or 254-760-9243.

April 30
Cameron Car Club will host its 8th annual car show on Saturday at the Milam County Courthouse square. Registration is 9AM-Noon. The cost to enter is $20. There will also be a silent auction. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club’s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch next month.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM on Monday through Wednesday, May 2-4, from 3-7PM each day. Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Bidding will begin online, just go to and click on the Lions Club logo. If you would rather bid by phone, bidding that way will begin May 2nd, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch each day of the auction, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised about $20,000 for the organization last year.  Local merchants donate items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Through the more than 40 years that the radio auction has been heard on KMIL, the transition has gone from phone bids kept on index cards to almost complete live internet bidding much like ebay auctions. 


(CAMERON) Yoe High School and Cameron Junior High will be doing Athletic Physicals for all student athletes on May 6th. 

Cameron ISD requires all student athletes to get new physicals each year to participate in all sports related activities. The cost for each physical will be $20, and checks can be made out to Dr. Jamee Garner.


(CAMERON) Several area and Cameron golfers wrapped up competition in the 3A UIL golf tourney on Thursday. 

Cameron Yoe freshman Nikolas Keratsopoulos placed 3rd in the Boys Division after losing a 2-hole playoff tiebreaker for 2nd. As for the girls, the Lady Yoe shot 835 over the 2 day tourney and finished in 9th. The Ladies were led by Keagan Galvan and Alexix Magre, who each shot 195 during the tourney. Other golfers included Tori Kenney, Jazmine Vaculin, and Julia Harwell. Cameron`s girls have made state 6 straight years. 

The Rockdale Lady Tigers fared much better Thursday, taking home a Bronze medal, while Lyndy Laurell stormed past the field to win the individual state title. Sonora repeated as state champions. 


(TEXAS) The UIL softball playoffs are underway, with several area teams involved. 

In Class 4A, Caldwell thumped Houston Weatley, 20-0. In 3A, Franklin squeaks past Whitney, 1-0; Teague edged Rogers in extra innings, 2-1 in Game 1; and Jarrell takes on Natalia in a best-of-3. Down in 2A, Normangee slammed Hull-Daisetta, 21-0; Snook drops Sabine Pass, 9-7; and Evadale trumps Burton, 15-3. 

In action Wednesday, Milano opened their series with Flatonia with Jenna Lewis tossing a no-hitter to lead the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win. Milano will look to close out the series today. And the #4 Little River-Academy Lady Bees pounded McGregor in Game 1 of their best-of-3 series, 9-1. The Lady Bees look to close out the series today. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe baseball team will open their playoff run next week with a home-and-home series. 

As the 2 seed, Cameron will play Clifton next week. The series opens next Friday at 7PM in Clifton, with games 2 and 3 on Saturday in Cameron. KMIL will have the call. Ticket prices for all games held at the Yards of Cameron will be $3 for Adults and $2 for Students. The Yoemen have also scheduled a playoff warm-up game for 5PM today against Thorndale here in Cameron. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Albert Acosta for Brazos Co warrants

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--John Rocco Pascuiti, 55 of Rockdale, on 3 local traffic warrants
--30-year-old Rockdale woman for Theft Under $100
--51-year-old Rockdale man for Criminal Trespass w/ Deadly Weapon 

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--James Patrick Clayton Ashmore, 20 of Rockdale, housed for TDCJ
--Albert Rafael Acosta, 22 of Cameron, for Out of County Bond Forfeiture

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--2-vehicle wreck on US77/US190. No injuries.

There are currently 125 inmates in the county jail, including 43 housed for Coryell County and 1 housed for Cameron PD.

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