Friday, December 6, 2013
WICKED COLD FRONT ARRIVES
(CAMERON) Area residents are in for quite the winter cold front over the next several days.
A winter weather advisory has now been issued until 6PM today for Milam, Burleson, Robertson, Coryell, Bell, Lee, and Falls Counties. Freezing rain and sleet is expected, with accumulations up to a tenth of an inch likely. Officials warn of possible icy roads, especially on bridges and overpasses.
The National Weather Service says the Ranch listening area can expect more sleet and freezing rain into the early afternoon before tapering off into the evening. Highs will not get above the mid-30s and gusting north winds will make it feel much colder. Tonight, forecasters warn temperatures will plunge into the low 20s.
By the weekend, freezing rain and sleet chances return, as high temperatures will again be in the 30s. Overnight lows are expected below freezing through the weekend.
HIGH SPEED CHASE
(BELTON) Two people are in custody after leading Bell County authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday.
According to Temple Police, officers were working a narcotics case at the Barrington Apartments in the 400 block of SW HK Dodgen Loop when a suspect left in an SUV. Officers attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle, which instead sped off around the Temple Mall at speeds in excess of 80-MPH. Because the chase went through a school zone, officers elected to back off and request assistance from multiple jurisdictions.
DPS Troopers then spotted the suspect SUV on TX93 east of Temple. Troopers attempted a traffic stop, but he driver again sped off. Troopers, Nolanville, Killeen, and Belton Police, and Bell County Sheriff`s Deputies became involved in the pursuit, with speeds exceeding 100-MPH at times. The chase ended when authorities deployed spike strips near FM439 in Nolanville. Two men in the vehicle were arrested. Their names were not released at this time.
THURSDAY TEMPLE FIRE
(TEMPLE) A Thursday mobile home fire in Temple has left a family homeless.
The fire broke out just after 9AM at the home in the 4900 block of Hernandez Drive. Multiple fire crews responded and remained on scene until 1PM. The home is being termed a total loss.
Two adults and 2 teens living at the home were able to escape, though 2 people were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Investigators believe an incorrectly used extension cord caused the fire.
PAUKEN ENDS GUBERNATORIAL BID
(Austin) Tom Pauken says he`s ended his bid for Texas governor. The Republican announced yesterday his team was nowhere near where it needed to be financially to be effective in the March primary and there was no clear path to victory. Pauken also took a shot at both parties in his announcement, saying he was concerned about the cancer of insider cronyism which infects both parties. The ex-Texas GOP head was having a tough time making headway against GOP frontrunner, Attorney General Greg Abbott. The winner of the GOP primary will face state Senator Wendy Davis in next November`s election.
CHRISTMAS EVENTS POSTPONED
(CAMERON) With Thanksgiving now behind us, time to get caught up in the spirit of Christmas. There are several Milam County events coming up soon to help get you in the spirit.
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their Christmas Parade scheduled for December 5th has been postponed. A new date will be announced.
Christmas in the City in Downtown Rockdale originally scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until December 14th.
The City of Milano has announced that due to the possibility of inclement weather, they have postponed their Christmas Parade and Dinner scheduled for this Saturday until December 14th.
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen dominated the Troy Trojans for the 2nd time this year, advancing to the regional final this week.
The Yoemen advance to meet Hallettsville today at 7:30PM at Texas State University. The Yoemen will be the home team. Pre-sale ticket prices are $4.00 for students, $6.00 for adults. All tickets sold at the game will be $7.00. District 13 AA and 14 AA (Football) District Passes and Senior Citizen Passes will be honored at the gate as well as Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas High School Girls Coaches Association Membership cards.
The Yoe Booster Club has sponsored a charter bus to the game today. Sign up at the Yoe High kiosk with Mrs. Ellison. Seats are $25. The bus will leave at 4:30PM. Deadline to sign up is Noon today. School officials also are advising fans that there will be a $5 per car parking fee at the stadium.
(MILANO) Several other area teams remain alive in the high school football playoffs.
The Rockdale Tigers draw state-ranked Fairfield at 7:30PM today at Waco ISD. Franklin will play White Oak at 7:30PM today in Palestine. Thorndale gets Shiner at 7:30PM today in Buda. Mart meets Bosqueville at 7:30PM today at Waco LaVega. And Bremond will match up with Tenaha at 7PM today in Athens.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS runs and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS runs and 4 arrests:
--19-year-old Rockdale man for Disorderly Conduct
--37-year-old Rockdale man for Disorderly Conduct
--41-year-old Rockdale man for DWLI
--30-year-old Rockdale man for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
There was also 1 fire call:
--10:10AM, Rockdale Fire to 18-wheeler blocking roadway on US77 in front of Best Western
(CAMERON) The Milam County sheriff`s office has 3 booked in:
--Morgan Ashley Jackson, 20 of Spring for Motion to Revoke
--Brenda Diane Jimenez, 55 of Cameron for Theft
--Mark Steven Wilkinson, 55 of Taylor for DWI-3rd or More and Speeding
There were no accidents reported in Rural Milam County.
There were 104 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 31 housed for Coryell County.