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Today`s Local News2017-06-23
WEDDNG WILL GO ON DESPITE HOUSE FIRE

(BELTON) A fire that destroyed a local coupleís home of 30 years just more than a week before a daughterís wedding didnít destroy what canít be replaced.†

Bishop and her husband were gone when the fire broke out at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in their house in the 900 block of Benchmark Trail in Belton where they reared their three daughters. A UPS worker noticed reported the fire, and was able to save the familyís dog, Roofie from inside the burning home. Bishop said some items, including her motherís wedding ring and some family photos were saved from the wreckage. But most everything else, including items for the July 1 wedding, was destroyed. Neighbors have rallied to help. The fire rekindled twice early Thursday morning. Firefighters returned to the scene at around 2:45 a.m. and again at around 7 a.m. to douse the smoldering ruins of the house. The cause is under investigation.


EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN TEMPLE

(TEMPLE)A home is destroyed in a fire early Friday morning in Temple. Firefighters arrived around 2:30AM this morning to the 300 Block of N. 14th Street. The home was already engulfed. No one was on scene so it`s unclear if anyone was living in the home. No one was injured.


BAIL DENIED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT

(BELTON) A Bell County district judge denied a motion Thursday to reduce the bail for Justin Walkers Cory, charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a child.†

District Judge Martha Trudo denied the motion, and Cory was still in the Bell County Jail on Thursday, held in lieu of a $250,000 bail. Cory, 39, of Temple allegedly started touching a girl when she was in the sixth grade, and the victim said the assaults continued through her eighth-grade year, according to an arrest affidavit. The assaults reportedly occurred in Coryís Temple home. The victim talked to a Temple Independent School District counselor on April 25, and the counselor alerted the Temple School Resource Officer that the student claimed a man she knew very well had raped her. The alleged victim, a 14-year-old girl, was placed in custody by Child Protective Services. Cory was formerly employed by Scott & White Medical Center-Temple. If convicted of the first-degree felony charge, Cory could be sentenced to life in prison or to not less than five years or more than 99 years, according to the Texas Penal Code.


TOXICOLOGY REPORT REVEALS ALCHOHOL WAS A FACTOR IN CAR ACCIDENT

(SALADO) A toxicology report revealed that Victoria Dekay, the Salado High School senior that died in a car accident in April, had drugs and alcohol in her system at the time of the crash. She had a blood alchohol content level of .14. Police said Dekay was in the car with another teen†
when the single-vehicle accident happened in Cedar Park. A witness to the accident said the vehicle drifted to the right for some unknown reason, hit a barrier and rolled over. The autopsy revealed that Dekay died of blunt trauma. Dekay was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The other teen was transported to St. Davidís Round Rock Medical Center with serious injuries. He is now in good condition. Investigators believe that Dekay was driving during the accident. They also added that the teens were not wearing seatbelts.


SPECIAL MEETING FOR BUCKHOLTS ISD BOARD F TRUSTEES

(BUCKHOLTS) A special meeting has been announced for Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees. The meeting is scheduled for Monday starting at 6PM at the Buckholts Elementary School Library. Subjects to be discussed are aproving various risk management funds, and ok intoudge amendments. Again Moday meeting will be held at 6PM in the Buckholts Elementary School Library.


ROCKDALE ISD TAX RATIFICATION DETAILS

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD will soon host a town hall meeting to discuss an upcoming tax ratification election.†

Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting prior to Tax Ratification Election Day on August 15th. The town hall meeting will be 6PM July 25th. You are invited to get involved and ask questions. The town hall meeting will be held in the Rockdale City Council meeting room at City Hall. Early voting in the tax ratification election begins July 31st at the Rockdale ISD administration building.†


CHLORINE BURN OUT IN CAMERON

(CAMERON) Cameron city officials have announced a chlorine burnout for their water system.†

Continuing this week, the City of Cameron will be using a chlorine only solution to disinfect the water system. Normally, the City said they use a combination of chlorine and ammonia to treat the water. Using chlorine only means the smell, taste, and color of the water may be affected. However, City officials say the water is safe for consumption. The regular combined chlorine-ammonia solution will resume June 30th. Anyone with questions should call City Hall. †


AREA EVENTS

(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some events coming to Central Texas this week:

June 5-30
Cameron ISD`s annual Summer Food Program continues weekdays through June 30th. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria. Meals are 1st come, first served.†

June 26
Come welcome Bob Terry the new business owner of 50`s Cafe in Cameron. Ribbon Cutting will be June 26th from 1030-11AM at 50`s cafe here in Cameron.

June 28
Come welcome Terry Rogers the new manager of The Sonic Drive-In with the re-opening of Sonic and as a new Chamber Members. June 28th from 530PM-630PM at Sonic here in Cameron.


BROWN SANTA TOURNEY SCHEDULED

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 7th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 15th. †The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.

Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club. Mendoza said the tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 1PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For info, call 254-627-1270 or jmendoza@milamcounty.net.†


YOE SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP

(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps.†

Yoe High Cheerleader camp will be July 22nd at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-5PM. The camp, for kids aged 4 to entering 5th grade, is $30 per person. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle with their name on it. Early registrants will get a t-shirt. All campers will also get to cheer at a pep rally and football game in the fall. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders.†

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 26th through 28th at Yoe High Gym from 8:30-11:30AM for 5th-8th graders and 1:30-4:30PM for 9th-12th graders. Cost of camp is $50 per player.†

The 9th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 31st through August 3rd at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. 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 scholarship opportunities available for athletes. Campers will need to provide their own towel, wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats, and must leave all jewelry at home. Make checks payable to Yoe Football Camp.†


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported no EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS calls and 1 arrest.
Autumn Pierce driving without license


(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 133 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.

SPECIAL MEETING FOR BUCKHOLTS ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES2017-06-23

(BUCKHOLTS) A special meeting has been announced for Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees. The meeting is scheduled for Monday starting at 6PM at the Buckholts Elementary School Library. Subjects to be discussed are approving various risk management funds, and approve budget amendments. Again Mondays meeting will be held at 6PM in the Buckholts Elementary School Library.

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