Today`s Local News2015-08-31
Monday, August 31, 2015      


(BELL CO) The Bell County Sheriff`s Office has now identified the victim and the suspect in Thursday night`s fatal stabbing.

Officials said 46-year-old Stanley Polk of Nevada remains in Bell County Jail today on a charge of murder in connection to the stabbing death of 62-year-old Ronald Ruiz of Indiana. Bond for Polk is set at $1 million. According to authorities, deputies were called about 7PM Thursday to a rest stop along Interstate 35 near Salado for reports of a stabbing. Deputies arrived to find Ruiz having suffered multiple stab wounds. Ruiz was airlifted to a Temple hospital, but later died. After an overnight search of the surrounding area, deputies were tipped off to a man matching the suspect description at the Holiday Inn in Salado. Deputies arrived early Friday and took Polk into custody without incident. Both Polk and Ruiz were truck drivers and it is believed an argument led to the stabbing. 


(DAVILLA) Bartlett volunteer firefighters joined the Davilla community to dedicate a new fire station. 

Community members and the fire department over the weekend pushed a fire engine into place to celebrate the opening of Station #2. The new place will house 1 engine and 1 brush truck. The structure was built for just $50,000 after the community worked for free to help erect it. Multiple donations also helped complete the $100,000 building. 


(MILAM CO) Texas Department of Transportation has awarded the Bryan District and Milam County with road work money this weekend. 

According to Bob Colwell, spokesman for the Bryan District, TxDOT is sending $11.1 million to the district, of which about $5.5 million will be earmarked for Milam County. That funding is expected to be used to widen a stretch of FM487 from CR402 to north of CR235. The project is expected to start in 2016 and should take 6-10 months to complete. 


(CENTRAL TX) Blue Bell Ice Cream is set to return to Central Texas store shelves today. 

According to the Blue Bell company website, among the first stores to get their product will be the Brenham, Bryan/College Station, Houston, and Austin areas in Texas, plus parts of Alabama where the product is currently being made. Due to limited production, only Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, and Cookies and Cream will be available. And, HEB stores have now announced that they will be restricting customers to no more than 4 Blue Bell products per day. 


(TX) SpaceX`s holdings in Texas are growing. The company, which owns and operates land in McGregor, now own around 140 acres near Brownsville as part of their plan to develop the world`s first commercial space platform.  Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. tells "The Brownsville Herald" the newest purchases are going to be used for parking.  Construction on the 100-million-dollar facility is expected to start in the next couple months. 


(CAMERON) Temple College is set to host adult education GED classes in Cameron. 

The free classes will be individualized and open to anyone 18 or older. Prospective students must attend both orientation days, set for Tuesday and Wednesday at 10AM. These orientations can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours and are required. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. Class hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 1-6PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5PM. For questions, call 697-8657 or send an email to


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team opened their state title defense in style with a huge win Friday at home. 

The #1 Yoemen picked up where they left off last year, with an impressive opening win against Waco Connally, 63-14. Traion Smith accounted for nearly 300 yards of total offense and scored 6 times while QB Jacob Smitherman was efficient, tossing as many incompletions as touchdowns, 4. Meanwhile, the Yoe defense was as stifling as ever, forcing a pair of turnovers and harassing the Connally offense all night. Next up for Cameron will be the Lexington Eagles, who dropped their opener Thursday to Teague. 


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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS runs, 1 fire call, and 1 accident:
--8:25PM, Thorndale FD and Thrall FD looking for a grass fire near CR449, unable to locate.
--1:50PM, wreck in Walmart parking lot. Drivers: Cathy Nieto, 56 of Rockdale, and Ashley Smith, 27 of Splendora. Nieto was arrested for No DL and PI.
There were 2 other arrests:
--Randy Mayfield, 29 of Rockdale, for DWLI, DWLI, and Forgery of Financial Instrument
--Jospeh Garcia, 33 of Rockdale, for Burglary of a Habitation

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County. 

There are currently 123 inmates in the county jail, including 20 housed for Coryell County, 16 housed for Lampasas County, 3 housed for Lee County, and 2 for Cameron PD.

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