Today`s Local News2014-07-28
Monday, July 28, 2014      


(CAMERON) A notoriously dangerous intersection in Milam County will see changes today. 

Texas Department of Transportation announced that the FM485/US77 intersection just north of Cameron will become a 4-way stop today. TxDOT will be installing red flashing beacons on US77 and blinking stop signs. Signage will also include All-Way Stop and Stop Ahead. Officials said message boards will be out warning motorists of the new upcoming stop. 

The $10,000 project came about after a traffic improvement study. The intersection has been one of the County`s deadliest over the past few years. 


(BRYAN) A teenager arrested Friday in connection to a Burleson County auto theft has been identified. 

Bryan Police, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and a Texas Ranger arrested 18-year-old Michael Bradley late Friday night. Authorities were on the lookout for a stolen Toyota Corolla out of Burleson County when they located the vehicle. Officers pulled in behind the Toyota at a gas station on Briarcrest Ave. and asked the 3 people inside to exit the vehicle. Officials said that`s when Bradley became combative. Troopers and a Ranger arrived to assist police in the arrests. Names of the other 2 people involved have not been released. Bradley remains held on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, No Driver License, No Insurance, and Disorderly Conduct. He was also sought on a warrant for Injury to a Child. 


(CAMERON) Cameron ISD trustees will discuss the budget and tax rate today. 

During a special meeting, the Board will discuss and take action on setting adoption dates for the proposed budget and tax rate. Trustees are also expected to discuss the employment of professional personnel. Following their special meeting, the Board will host a workshop meeting. 

Today`s meeting and workshop get underway at 6PM in the board conference room. 


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD trustees will hear a grievance today. 

During their regular meeting, the Board will hear and deliberate on a Level III grievance from a parent. In other business, trustees will take action on a district compensation plan and a legal services retainer. The Board will also discuss bids for athletic equipment purchases and take action on a memorandum of understanding with Cameron ISD for Temple College in-district tuition.

Today`s meeting begins at 6PM in the board conference room. 


(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts ISD trustees will meet today to take action on student handbooks and student code of conduct. Also on the agenda is the superintendent`s report and the setting of budget workshop dates.

Today`s meeting begins at 6:00PM.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale city council will meet Tuesday thru Thursday for a series of special meetings to take action on the proposed amended budgets.

The Council will consider and take action on the proposed 2012-13 amended budget and the proposed 2014-15 budget. The Council will also take action on the increased tax revenues for the 2014-15 fiscal year. In other business, they will call a public hearing during August on the proposed 2014-15 budget.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday`s meetings begin at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers.


(Washington, DC) Time is running short for any sort of plan to deal with the southwest border crisis.  President Obama`s request for emergency funding for border operations is still pending as lawmakers prepare to head out on their annual August recess at week`s end.  Last week, GOP House Speaker John Boehner [[ BAY-nur ]] said the President needs to get more engaged.  He said Obama is "AWOL."  

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it has been three weeks since the President asked Congress for nearly four-billion dollars to better-deal with the ongoing surge of Central American migrants.  Many of the migrants are unaccompanied minors.  Earnest said there are "basic humanitarian needs" at play.  He said border operations also need to be boosted to ensure that U.S. laws continue to be enforced.  

Meantime, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi accused congressional Republicans of holding the migrant children "hostage" in a discussion about border policies.  Republicans are insisting on an infusion of National Guard troops to beef up border security.  Republicans also want expedited deportations.  


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will continue its latest production this weekend. 

The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, will play 7PM Saturday and 2PM Sunday, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. 


(Cameron) Cameron Yoeman Football camp will be held this week for incoming 3rd-9th graders.

The 6th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for today through Thursday at Yoe Field. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10am and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30am-12:30pm. You can register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarships opportunities available for athletes. If you are interested contact Coach Rhoades at 254-697-2675.


(CAMERON) Lady Yoe volleyball camp for incoming 7th-12th graders will be held this week. 

Camp will be at the High School gyms on today through Wednesday from 1:30-4:30PM. The cost of the camp is $50 and the instructors are Waco Junior Club coaches as well as some Baylor assistant coaches. You may register on the first day of camp. For more info, call Coach Richter at 254-697-5099.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS runs and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--49-year-old Rockdale woman for Theft Under $1500 w/ Previous Convictions

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 arrests:
--Gonsalo Cordero, III, 30 of Temple for Out of County Possession of Controlled Substance

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 116 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 18 housed for Coryell County.

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