Today`s Local News2024-06-24
  Monday June 24, 2024

(MILAM) Milam County Sheriffs Office had 4 new bookings: Total inmates 115

Saturday -2:16pm HWY 36 & CR 205, 2 vehicle accident w/18 wheeler, no injuries reported.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale Municipal Development District Meeting will be Monday at 5:30pm at Rockdale MDD Building 134 N Main Street.

(THORNDALE) A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Thorndale Independent School District will be held  Monday June 24, 2024, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room, 300 N Main St, Thorndale.

(CAMERON) **Monday June 24th at the HS Cafeteria from 5:00pm-7:00pm Help Session/SR Pass Night Anyone needing help with the change of online tickets, email address or just plain help are encouraged to come

 2024 SENIOR DISTRICT PASSES for District 11 and District 19 are ready for distribution.  You must be present, 62 years young and have a valid ID with a Cameron address. Senior District passes are good for 2years 

2024 Reserve Football seats will go on sale during the month of July. Ticket Spicket  is now owned by HOMETOWN TICKETING.  The transition is complete and everyone will need to download the apps from either the Apps Store (iphone) or Google play (android) instructions attached or on the schools website.


(CAMERON)  The 2nd annual Summer Art Show will be held in downtown Cameron Saturday June 29, 2024 from 1-9pm.  Local and new artist welcome. Come and have a chance to see and own artistic creations by local artists. 
For questions or entries email

 (MILAM)  Milam County Row Crop Tour Friday, June 28, 2024 Registration opens at 7:30am 6993 N. FM 486 – Thorndale, Texas Cost is $15.00 per person Lunch provided and 2 CEU’s Call Agrilife Extension office to RSVP – 254-697-7045

(SAN GABRIEL) Saturday, June 29, San Gabriel Baptist church will host a gospel singing. 

The evening will feature congregational singing as well as solos and other special music.  Singing will begin at 6 pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.   Every one who likes to sing or listen to singing is invited to join us. We’ll use hymnals and old favorites such as  “Heavenly Hiways” for songs. 
Located at 163 CR 421A just off FM 486 about 6 miles north of Thorndale.

(ROCKDALE)   2024 July 4th Celebration will be held in Rockdale, Texas this year! Car Show,  Parade, Gala Dinner and Dance with Kenny Orts (Tickets on sale now) and the Birthday picnic and  They will be having a Drone Show in lieu of Fireworks.
Cameron Chamber of Commerce will host the odd year July 4th  and Fireworks Celebration in 2025.
However, Cameron Country Club will be hosting a Jul 4th Bash this year at the Cameron Country Club. Visit their FB page Cameron Country Club

(BELTON)  Belton’s Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo will be out of the chute on Independence Day, and this year marks the 100th consecutive year for the event. 7pm nightly
July 4th Military Appreciation Night, July 5th Hometown Heros Night, July 6th Family Night

Belton Parade  Attention all participants of the Belton 4th of July Parade  9am ! 

Join us for the Festival on Nolan Creek!  New Location: Liberty Park - Off IH-35 by BCYC
July 4th: 10AM-3PM  Enjoy a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family!  Food & Craft Vendors - Satisfy your cravings and explore unique crafts. Games - Fun activities for all ages. Pony Rides - Static Displays - Check out military and first responder equipment. Car Show - Live Entertainment - Enjoy performances at the centrally located gazebo.

Save the date for a rockin good time on July 4th at the Backyard Party at Schoepf`s BBQ 
There will be live music performed by Sprung and a live firework show following the concert!

(MEXIA) — Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Annual "Cindy Walker Days" festival in Mexia, Texas on Saturday, July 20.

This year`s event will be held at The Cowboy Western Club in town and the lineup includes Gary P. Nunn, Lee Roy Parnell, a Cindy Walker Tribute, Kelly Willis, Theo Lawrence, Erin Enderlin, Katie Shore, Georgia Parker, Billy Mata, a Texas Songwriter U Showcase with Morgan Lee Powers, Natalie Price and John Dempsy, plus bands including Diamondback and Hot Club of Cowtown.

The event is held surrounding the birthday of Country Music Hall of Fame Songwriter Cindy Walker, who lived in Mexia for more than 5 decades and wrote her biggest hits in her home there. The home was purchased by the Cindy Walker Foundation in 2022 and is being restored to become a museum, community arts and music center and a place for songwriter retreats and residency program.

All proceeds from the concert go to benefit the work of the Cindy Walker Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the legacy of Cindy Walker.

FEMA Open Disaster Recovery Center2024-06-12
BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is planning to open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bell County.

According to Bell County, this will be done to provide one-on-one help to anyone affected by the tornado and severe weather from May 22. The DRC will be hosted out of Tarver Elementary School in Temple, located at 7949 Stonehollow.

The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Its regular hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day afterwards. The center is expected to remain open every day for the next three to four weeks.

Bell County says DRCs are accessible facilities and mobile offices established in disaster-affected areas to support survivors. They offer a wide range of services to help individuals and families recover. At the Tarver location, residents will be able to:

Learn about various disaster assistance programs available through FEMA
Apply for disaster assistance and/or receive guidance on the application process
Check the status of their FEMA application
Get help understanding FEMA notices or letters
Access information on housing and rental assistance
Obtain referrals to other agencies for additional support
More counties added to FEMA storm disaster list
Anyone unable to visit the DRC during its hours of operation can still apply for FEMA assistance through any of the following:

The FEMA app
The website
The FEMA helpline 800-621-3362 (available from 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

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