Today`s Local News2017-01-16
Monday, January 16, 2017


(WALBURG) It was a busy weekend for the National Weather Service as multiple tornadoes touched down in Central Texas. 

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado Friday morning in Williamson County and several more on Sunday out in Coryell, Bosque, and Hill Counties. Williamson County Sheriff`s Deputies said Friday`s tornado formed about 9:30AM along FM1105 between Walburg and Weir. Several homes sustained minor to moderate roof damage and one local business had a section of roof ripped away, strewing debris for about 1 mile.  There were no injuries reported. Then Sunday, several tornadoes were reported across 3 counties as a strong storm front raced through Central Texas. The hardest hit area is believed to be the Whitney area. Several homes were damaged along FM1713 and FM933. Tornadoes were also have said to be spotted near Clifton and Mosheim. There were no reports of injuries. 


(BRYAN) A Caldwell woman is dead and 3 children were hurt in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Brazos County. 

Department of Public Safety Troopers responded Sunday afternoon to a single-vehicle wreck at the intersection of TX21 and TX47 on the west end of Bryan in Brazos County. According to authorities, a pickup truck hydroplaned on the overpass on TX47, rode the rail, and then fell onto TX21 below. The driver, 53-year-old Renee Garcia, was killed. Three children in the truck with her were extracted from the wreckage and rushed to a Bryan hospital. Troopers said each of the 3 were last listed in stable condition. Officials believe Garcia was the children`s grandmother. Wet road conditions are being considered as a factor in the crash. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday.

During their special meeting, the Council will consider and take action on several items, including a resolution authorizing the submission of a Texas Community Development Program Application, a request for the use of Ledbetter Park for Cameron Funfest to be held in May, and items regarding the May General Election.

Tuesday`s special meeting will follow the council workshop at 5:30PM in the Council Chambers.


(THORNDALE) Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting for today.

On the agenda will be the discussion and possible action on both the approval of a contract with TASB for school insurance and the analysis of Construction Manager-At-Risk proposals.

Today`s meeting is scheduled for 6PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room.


(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a regular meeting for today.

On the consent agenda will be several items, including storage payments for tables and desks, changes to Grading Guidelines in the student`s Handbook, budget amendments, and posting/openings/salaries. During a closed session, the Board will consult with a lawyer concerning prospective litigation as well as possible personnel recommendations.

Today`s meeting is scheduled for 6PM in Buckholts Elementary School Library.  


(TEMPLE) A Temple house fire early Sunday destroyed the home and left 1 person displaced. 

Temple Fire & Rescue responded about 4:30AM Sunday to a house fire in the 4500 block of Calle Robles. Crews arrived to find visible flames coming from the front door and back of the home. Officials also discovered a downed power line in the back yard. The home sustained extensive damage and is being considered a total loss. Only 1 person was living in the home and escaped without injury. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 


(CAMERON) Anyone summoned for Jury Service in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court for 1PM Tuesday, you need not appear. That matter has been resolved.

Anyone with a white jury notice in Judge Dave Barkemeyer`s County Court for 1:30PM Tuesday, you need not appear. That matter has been resolved. 


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.
January 21
The Local OJ Thomas Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Games Night Out from 6-10PM Saturday at the OJ Thomas Band Hall. Admission will be $5. Games will include Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc. Prizes will be awarded. All are invited. Proceeds go to the local organization. 

January 21
The annual Milano Lions Club Pancake Supper will be held at the Milano Senior Center on Saturday from 5-7PM. Tickets are $3 for kids 12 and under and $5 for all others. This fundraiser will include a silent auction. For more information contact 512-636-9520.

January 21
Milam County Cowboy Church presents a comedy show featuring White Chocolate and Flo on Saturday at the Church at 2100 US77 near Rockdale. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Bring your favorite snack or dessert and stop in for a night of laughter and fellowship.


(CAMERON) Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado?  As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at free SKYWARN severe weather programs across Central Texas. The event comes to Franklin in Robertson County today from 7-9PM at Franklin Fire Station #2. The event returns to Milam County January 23rd from 6-8PM at Rockdale Fire Department. The program hits Falls County January 25th from 6-8PM at Lott Fire Department. And there will be 2 sessions in Bell County on February 11th at the Belton New Tech High School cafeteria. The basic course runs from 9AM-Noon and the advanced course runs from 1-4:30PM. 

The 2017 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe storms, plus review tornado formation and behavior. The presentation is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is necessary.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 83rd Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 27th at Milam Community Theater`s Williams Event Center. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including: Volunteer of the Year; Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year; and Business of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. 

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 27th. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.


(CAMERON) The Yoe boys and girls basketball teams earned a split Friday with archrival Rockdale. 

The Boys easily coasted past the Tigers with a 55-32 victory. The Ladies meanwhile, fell in a tight contest, 50-42.


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

(ROCKDALE)  Rockdale PD reported no EMS runs and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 new booking:
--Michael Burden Cunningham, 49 of Lexington, for Possession of Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram

There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County.
--10:14AM, 1-vehicle wreck on FM486 at Gabriel Crossing. No injuries.
--11:29AM, 1-vehicle wreck on FM486 at Gabriel Crossing. No injuries.

There are currently 103 inmates in the county jail, including 34 housed for Coryell County.

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