(TEMPLE) A man changing a tire along Interstate 35 in Temple died Thursday morning after being struck by a truck.
William Craig Holland, 69 of Roanoke, was struck Thursday morning on the northbound access road of I35. Police said Holland had pulled off to the side of the service road to change his tire when a pickup truck struck him. The driver of the truck told police he did not see the vehicle stopped on the side of the road.
Witnesses rushed to help Holland until fire crews and EMS arrived, however, he died at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
TEMPLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER CRIME SPREE
(TEMPLE) A man has been jailed Thursday after a bizarre crime spree that included multiple burglaries.
Martin Hernandez remains in Bell County jail in lieu of bond, charged with Burglary of a Building, Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Felony, and Criminal Mischief. He was also held on a blue warrant.
According to Temple Police, officers were called regarding burglaries at homes in the 1100 block of S. 47th and 900 block of S. 45th. Responding officers learned that during one break-in, the victim was grabbed by the suspect and lead to a car. When the victim fought back, police said the burglar took off.
Shortly after the burglary reports, officers were called to a report of criminal mischief at the Westside Drug Store on S. 31st. The description of the suspect in that report matched the suspected burglar. On their way to the drug store, officers also learned that a man with the same description was at Pecan Plaza and had jumped into a car and ordered the driver to keep driving. The victim told police the suspect rummaged through the car before jumping out and running off. Police said the man then ran into Stratford House Inn, jumped over a counter and ran out another door toward Scott & White Hospital. Security officers at the hospital detained the man until police arrived.
GAS PRICES RISE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
(TEXAS) Most Texans will be paying more to fill up their gas tank this Memorial Day holiday weekend. The statewide average is up two-cents this week to three-43 a gallon. That`s not the case for San Antonio, though, where the average price for a gallon of gas stayed at three-38. Austin`s average is up a penny to three-40. Dallas` average is up two-cents to three-49. Houston drivers are also paying two-cents more per gallon at three-43. Amarillo has the highest gas price average at three-74, up 14-cents this week. Corpus Christi has the lowest at three-33, up a penny.
Triple-A Texas reports the demand for fuel is expected to continue to rise, so drivers should be fuel efficient. Maintain your vehicle and drive the speed limit to conserve fuel. The national average jumped six-cents to three-66 a gallon this week.
MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL UP IN TEXAS
(AUSTIN) More Texans will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year. That`s according to Triple-A Texas, which projects two-point-nine-million Texans, or just over one-percent more, will take a trip. Most Texans will drive to their destinations at about two-and-a-half-million, so pack your patience and obey traffic laws. Air travel is up about four-percent, but alternative transportation like cruises, buses and trains is down about 15-percent.
CLICK IT OR TICKET UNDERWAY
(TEXAS) Drivers and passengers are reminded to buckle up as the Memorial Day weekend nears. Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are looking for seatbelt violators as the Click It or Ticket campaign gets underway this week. People traveling in vehicles who are not wearing their seatbelts could get a ticket and face fines up to 300-dollars plus court costs. Click It or Ticket runs through June 2nd.
ENERGY STAR SALES TAX HOLIDAY THIS WEEKEND
(TEXAS) Texans can save a few bucks on energy efficient appliances this Memorial Day weekend. Products with the ENERGY STAR label on them will be tax free this Saturday through Monday. The sales tax break applies to most ENERGY STAR qualified air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators.
YOE SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS NIGHT
(CAMERON) The Senior Scholarship & Awards Night will be this Sunday, May 26th in the Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center. The evening will kick off with a reception at 6pm followed by the program starting at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
AWESOME THREESOME ON MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY
(CAMERON) KMIL`s Awesome Threesome Polka Party will be held Monday afternoon from 1-5 here on 105.1 The Ranch, with your hosts Alfred Vrazel, Porter Young and Gene Mitchan. Tune in, show up, or call in all afternoon.
H.S. BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
(TEXAS) After each dropping game 1 of their previous 2A regional playoff series, a pair of Central Texas teams will look for better starts in this week`s Region 3 Semifinal series.
#2 Salado will take on Elkhart in a 3-game series in Franklin. Game 1 is today at 7PM, with Game 2 at 2PM Saturday. A 3rd Game would follow if needed.
And the Troy Trojans will face off against Nacogdoches Central Heights in a 3-game set at College Station A&M Consolidated. Game 1 is 7:30PM today, with Game 2 at 2PM Saturday. A 3rd Game will follow if needed.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 arrest: --Cary Braziel of Cameron for DWI
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 arrests: --54-yr-old of Rockdale for DWLI --28-yr-old of Rockdale for DWLI --28-yr-old of Franklin for No DL --32-yr-old of Rockdale for No DL There was also a minor wreck in front of the elementary school about 3:17PM. Drivers: Bryan Robinson, 26 of Cameron and Gabriel Rangel, 34 of Rockdale. There were no injuries.
(MILAM CO) The Milam County Sheriff`s Department reported 4 arrests: --Rocky Flores, 34 of Seguin for DWI, Theft of Property $20-500 by Check, and Probation Violation --Bily Don Norman, Jr., 29 of Rockdale for Sex Offenders Duty to Register --Jesse Ray Pollard, 29 of Cameron for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon on 2 counts --Arthur Diamond Doss, 26 of Rockdale for Possession of Marijuana 4 oz-5 lbs
There was 1 accident in rural Milam County: --1-vehicle wreck on FM485 at CR218. No injuries reported.
There were 102 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, with 1 housed for Cameron police, and 25 for Coryell County.
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