Today`s Local News2016-09-26
Monday, September 26, 2016


(CAMERON) A Cameron woman missing since Friday has been found. 

Cameron Police on Sunday had asked for the public`s help in locating 37-year-old Carrie Denise Maldonado, who had last been seen early Friday morning in the 1700 block of N. Fannin in town. Late Sunday evening, Police said Maldonado was located safe and sound. Police were told that Maldonado suffered from a medical condition and required medication. 


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees will meet today in special session. 

The Board will convene in closed session to discuss and take possible action on personnel matters.

Today`s special meeting is scheduled for 6PM in the Central Administration Board Room. 


(NORTH CAROLINA) After days of rioting and intense political pressure, Charlotte, North Carolina Police have released body camera footage from the police shooting of an African American man. 

On Sunday, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney bowed to intense political pressure and released body cam footage of the police shooting of African American man Keith Lamont Scott. Police have contended that Scott posed a threat and had a gun at the time of the shooting. African American police officer Brentley Vinson is believed to have fired the shots that killed Scott. In the dramatic video, Scott can be seen, though the video does not make clear if he was holding a weapon. Chief Putney also released photos of the purported handgun found in Scott`s possession, as well as photos of a marijuana cigarette found in his possession. 

While Putney said DNA evidence on the marijuana and handgun link the items to Scott, the Scott family said the photos and video only provide more questions than answers and continue to contend that he was unarmed when he was shot. Meanwhile, Charlotte has been on edge in the days following the shooting on Monday. Protests last Tuesday and Wednesday turned violent, leading to 1 death, thousands of dollars in damage, dozens of people hospitalized, and nearly 50 people arrested. By Thursday, the protests finally took a peaceful turn, and continued to do so through the weekend and after the evidence was made public. 


(PITTSBURGH) A golfing legend and superstar has died this weekend. 

Alastair Johnston, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed this weekend that golfing superstar Arnold Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer had been admitted to the hospital Thursday for heart issues and was scheduled to have heart surgery in the next few days. Palmer was among the giants of his sport, winning 7 majors and 62 other PGA events. He was known for his charisma and approachability, helping to bring a sport of so-called elites into the mainstream. 


(WASHINGTON) After months of verbal sparring, the 2 major party nominees will meet to debate tonight. 

The nationally televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place tonight, as the 2 candidates will lay out their plans for America`s future. It is the 1st of 3 scheduled debates. The 90-minute debate is expected to draw a record audience. 


(TEMPLE) Temple Parks and Recreation is preparing to give away trees to residents this year. 

As part of their 9th annual Tree for Me Program, Temple homeowners will be able to take home a free tree as long as they did not get one last year. Homeowners must fill out an application for a tree at or stop by the Parks and Rec Administration Office on N. Main in Temple. Applications are due by Friday and trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The program is planning to give away about 250 trees this year, including: Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Montezuma Cypress, Lacebark Elm, and Desert Willow. Tree pickup will be October 22nd.


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

September 25-28
Val Verde Baptist Church near Holland invites you to their Revival meetings through Wednesday. Evangelist Herman Cramer will bring the message. Music will be provided by Ernie Overstreet, Myra Wilson, the Fisher Family, and Matt and Mavis Salladay. Refreshments and fellowship are at 6PM nightly, with the service to follow. For info, call 254-541-6581.

September 30
Dinner Tonight! a Healthy Cooking School Lunch and Learn Experience will be Friday at Bea`s Kitchen from Noon-1PM. Cost for the class is $15. Students will learn to prepare easy, nutritious, cost efficient meals. Each student also gets to take home recipe cards and sample various dishes. For more info, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 697-7045.

October 1
Grace Church at 808 W. 16th in Cameron will host a Family Fun Festival Saturday from 9AM-5PM with Live music, BBQ plates, Craft and Vendor Booths, and Carnival Games for the kids! Make plans to bring your family and friends and enjoy the day! If you`re interested in renting a $25 booth space for your crafts, food, or specialty item, call 254-482-0855 or visit

October 1
The 2nd annual Hot Rods for Hospice, presented by Harper-Talasek Funeral Homes, will be Saturday from 11AM-3PM at Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Temple. This event benefits Scott & White Hospice. Entry fee is $30. Enter your ride for a chance to win in any of 6 categories. For info, call 254-773-4564 or email

October 1
The 1st annual Davilla Community Center Fall Fest will be Saturday from 6-10PM at the Davilla Community Center. There will be games such as ring-toss, a fish pond, cake walk, apple bobbing, face painting, hay rides, pony rides, and a bounce house. Food will include sausage wraps, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drinks, and desserts. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. A fireworks display will also be included, weather permitting. For info, go to DavillaTX on Facebook.

October 2
The 55th Annual Minerva Meet Your Neighbor & Homecoming will be held on Sunday at Noon at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR 232 Loop.  Prior to the Noon meal, the Minerva-Midway Cemetery Board will conduct a brief annual business meeting. Bring your family and friends and enjoy visiting along with a covered dish lunch. Remember to bring photos and memories. For more information call 512-429-1445 or 512-429-1440.

October 2
All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron is hosting their annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday from 1-4PM. An outdoor Pet Mass will be at 1PM, with a Fall Festival, Exotic Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Kids and Pets Activities. Food and snow cones will be provided. Each pet will be blessed and get a certificate. Vaccinations will be done by Dr. Amy Walzel, DVM. In case of rain, the event will move to the Fellowship Hall. For info, call 697-2167.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe Volleyball team will be hosting the 7th Annual Dig Pink Fundraiser this month. All proceeds from the event are donated to Breast Cancer research.

On October 4th, join the Lady Yoe as they host the Dig Pink game at Yoe Gym against Rogers. During the game, there will be a silent auction, a raffle, pink treats, and more. Those that attend are also asked to wear pink. In the past 6 years, the Ladies have raised over $48,000 for Breast Cancer Research. 


(SAN ANTONIO) A Milano boxer is set to fight on national television this month. 

Boxer Ryan "Cowboy" Karl will appear Tuesday as co-main event in New Mexico on Fox Sports 1 starting at 7PM. The undefeated Karl will meet unbeaten Jose Felix Quezada during the broadcast. Karl last took down Luis Solis in June for his 12th straight win.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team joined elite company in opening district play with a rousing win. 

The Yoemen started slow, entering halftime in a tie, before running away from the McGregor Bulldogs in their District 10-3A opener, 44-20. With the win, Cameron joined the elite 700 all time wins club. The Yoemen join only Highland Park, Amarillo, Plano, Temple, Mart, and Brownwood, as the only programs to win as many as 700 games. Corsicana, Tyler, and Cuero are also on the cusp of that elite company. 

Elsewhere, Belton fell in their district opener at home against Harker Heights 34-28. Temple slaughtered Waco University at home 55-6 to begin district. Rogers fell to Rockdale 48-9. Thorndale lost 55-7 to defending champion Bremond. In 10-3A play, Franklin dominated Troy 42-14 while Jarrell lost on the road to Academy 29-14. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS calls and 1 fire call: 1:20PM, Cameron FD sent to possible funnel cloud on CR142. 

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 49-year-old Rockdale man for DWLI
There was also 1 fire call: 9:42PM, Milano FD sent to 2-vehicle crash to US79 at FM3242 

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 new bookings:
--Darryl Lynn Hill, 33 of Rockdale, for Assault of Family Member-Impede Breath/Circulation

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County. 
--9:40PM, 2-vehicle crash on US79 near Milano. No injuries.

There are currently 136 inmates in the county jail, including 48 housed for Coryell County. 

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