Today`s Local News2014-10-22
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      


(CALDWELL) At least 2 people were hurt Tuesday in a multi-vehicle wreck involving a school bus.

Caldwell Police and emergency crews responded about 7AM to the 4-vehicle wreck at the intersection of TX21 and TX36 in Caldwell. The driver of a pickup involved had to be taken to the hospital for undisclosed injuries. Caldwell ISD officials said there were 35 students on board the bus when the accident happened and at least 1 was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. It is not believed anyone else was seriously hurt.  


(TEMPLE) A Temple man has been arrested this week in connection to a West Texas murder case.

Temple Police and US Marshals arrested 22-year-old Venshard Monte Douglas on Odessa PD warrants. Douglas was sought in connection to a March shooting incident in which 2 people were shot and 1 person died. Authorities said 22-year-old Treon Majors was already in custody on murder charges. Douglas is expected to be transferred to Odessa. 


(Houston) Texans should have nothing to fear from Tropical Depression Nine that is swirling around in the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico.   With just over a month left in the Atlantic Hurricane Season, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say the storm system will not threaten our area.  It`s expected to be pushed to the east across the Yucatan Peninsula and away from the United States. 


(TEXAS) Early voting for the November election continues today in the Lone Star State.  Early voting ends on October 31st.  People are reminded to bring in photo IDs so they can get a ballot.  Locally, voters can head to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, Buckholts Community Center, and Thorndale Rec Center.

Voters locally will choose between Republican Richard "Opey" Watkins and Democrat Doug Kunkel for Pct. 1 Commissioner; Republican Sam Berry and Democrat Don Schuerman for Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace; and Republican Wanda Hobbs and Democrat Gary Northcott for Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace. There were no other contested races locally. 


(CAMERON) Services have been set for a longtime local fireman and pastor. 

Funeral services for James "Jim" Lafferty, 64 of Cameron, will be 11AM Thursday at Green Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Family visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services. 

Mr. Lafferty died Monday in a Temple hospital. He was born in Houston and graduated from Yoe High School. He attended Baylor University, where he was a walk-on athlete, and later graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor. He worked as a Farm Bureau agent before owning and operating Jim`s Electric. He was also known as Pastor of multiple local churches, including: Battetown, Pleasant Grove, Buckholts Brethren, and Meadowbrook. Jim also spent many years with the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chaplain. He also served on the Cameron School Board, Cameron Housing Authority Board, and Child Protective Services Board. 

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, and brother. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.  


(BELTON) The Cameron Yoe High Band invites everyone to come out and support the band as they perform at the UIL Marching Contest today at 11:30AM at UMHB Crusader Stadium in Belton. 


(CAMEORN) The Lady Yoe Varsity Volleyball team is playoff bound once again as they clinched one of the playoff spots in District 20AAA with a win over Academy on Tuesday night.  

The Lady Yoe defeated Academy in three straight sets 25-18, 25-17, and 25-12.  The outcome of their two remaining District games with Rogers and Lexington will determine their seed for the playoffs.  

Academy won the JV game 25-21 and 25-21; and also won the Freshmen game 25-20 and 25-21.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 accident:
--7:38AM at 8th and Austin. Drivers: Nelda Marek and Martha Fuentes, both of Cameron. 

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 3 fire calls:
--2:03PM, Milano Fire Dept called to hay field fire at Holmes Ranch
--3:36PM, Rockdale Fire Dept sent for small grass fire at Post Oak
--5:35PM, Thorndale Fire Dept called to 5746 CR455 for pasture fire
There was 1 accident in town:
--2-vehicle wreck in town at 5:50PM in front of 1471 W. Cameron. Drivers: Julio Guzman of Rockdale and Travis Daniel Moltz of Pflugerville. 
There were also 3 arrests:
--Gabriel Ray Vargas, 36 of Rockdale for Public Lewdness
--Melissa Marie Golleher, 30 of Rockdale for DWLI
--22-year-old Rockdale woman for No DL

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 booked in:
--Gabriel Ray Vargas, 36 of Cameron for Public Lewdness
--Carlos Vicente Olivarez, 27 of Rockdale for Out of County Assault of a Public Servant
--Daniel Wayne Tovar, 31 of Rockdale for Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams
--Bradley James Vaughn, 41 of Georgetown for DWLI and 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance Under 28 Grams
--2 in from Lampasas Co

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 97 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 2 housed for Coryell County, 15 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 for Cameron PD.

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