Today`s Local News2017-09-25
Monday, September 25, 2017


(BELL COUNTY) The investigation continues after 2 freight trains collided Friday morning between Rogers and Heidenheimer. 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials say a southbound train collided with the rear of another train hauling grain and stopped on the same tracks about 11:30AM Friday. Officials said the train was traveling at about 15MPH when the collision happened. One car of that moving train did derail, though officials say no one was hurt and no hazardous materials were spilled. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. 


(CALDWELL) A Caldwell High School teacher is free on bond after being jailed on charges of an improper relationship with students. 

The Burleson County Sheriff`s Office said 24-year-old Aracely Sauceda of Bryan turned herself in to Burleson County Jail on the Improper Relationship charge and was released on $50,000 bond. Caldwell High School notified deputies on September 12th of the possible issue, and the investigation prompted authorities to charge Sauceda, who has since resigned her post. Authorities allege she had a relationship with at least 1 student. More charges are pending at this time.


(MOODY) There were no injuries after an 18-wheeler rollover in Moody on Friday night. 

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said a Coca-Cola big rig ended up rolling into a pasture about 6PM Friday at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and Joy Lynn Road in Moody. Officials said the truck was trying to slow down as it approached the intersection when the brakes locked up, leading to it then tumping over and rolling into the pasture. The driver somehow escaped unscathed. No other vehicles were involved and nothing was spilled. Moody Police and Moody Fire Department also responded. 


(ROCKDALE) There will be a special meeting for the Rockdale Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

Subjects to be discussed include approving previous meeting minutes as well as reviewing and taking any necessary action regarding the Comprehensive Master Plan. Tuesday`s meeting is scheduled for 2PM in the City Council Chambers.


(MILAM CO) There will be a regular meeting for the Milam Appraisal District Office on Wednesday.

Subjects to be discussed include hearing the administrative report, considering supplemental appraisal records, applications for late protests and or reschedules, and consider and make possible determination for invalid protests. Also on the agenda will be to consider motion to dismiss those that did not appear or file an affidavit as no shows. Wednesday`s meeting is scheduled for 9AM in the Milam Appraisal District Office in Cameron. 


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

September 12-October 16
Cameron ISD is hosting Cameron Connection meetings to get community and parent input regarding how best to reach Cameron youth. Staff from all Cameron ISD campuses will be on hand. All meetings begin at 6PM. They will meet October 10th at Bea`s Kitchen, and October 16th at the Cameron Elementary/Junior High Library.

September 30
Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) is hosting Genealogy and Googling: Back to the Future with Google expert and international speaker Lisa Louise Cooke on Saturday from 8AM–4PM at the Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center. This program is open to anyone interested. Membership in TCGS is not required to attend. Register online at or mail registration to BOX 45, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Registration fee includes a catered lunch. For more information call 361-798-6588.
September 30
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing on Saturday beginning at 6PM.  The evening will feature congregational singing, solos, and instrumental specials of traditional hymns as well as conventional and contemporary gospel music.  Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the singing.  Everyone is invited to participate.  

October 1
The 56th Annual Minerva Meet Your Neighbor & Homecoming will be held on Sunday at Noon at the Minerva Community Center.  Prior to the noon meal, the Minerva-Midway Cemetery Board will conduct a brief annual business meeting. Come fellowship with your neighbors and friends in Minerva. Bring your family and friends and enjoy visiting along with a covered dish lunch.  Remember to bring photos and memories. For more information call 512-429-1445 or 512-429-1440.

October 1
The annual Blessing of the Animals at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron will be from 1-4PM Sunday. An outdoor Pet Mass Service will begin at 1PM with a Fall Festival from 2-4PM. Activities include an exotic petting zoo, pony rides, snow cones, food, and more. Every pet that attends will be individually blessed and get a certificate. Vaccinations will also be performed. The event will move into the Fellowship Hall in case of rain. 


(TEMPLE) The Czech Heritage Museum has announced a new class this month focusing on Czech grammar and usage. 

The Museum will host the class Thursday at 7PM at the museum at 119 West French in Temple. Doors will open at 6:30PM and the classes will be taught by West Point graduate and US Army 1st Lt. Ethan Gleue. The Museum is asking for a $7 donation for those that attend. You can sign up or get more information by calling 254-899-2935.


(CAMERON) Yoe football went on the road for their final pre-district game on the Gulf Coast.

The Yoemen made the 3-plus hour road trip to Bay City to take on the Black Cats Friday. The Yoemen played a hard-nosed game but were plagued by turnovers against a bigger, but equally determined Bay City.  The Black Cats jumped to an early 2 touchdown lead off of two Yoe fumbles in the initial two Cameron possessions.  After Bay City hit a field goal, Cameron lit the board once in the second quarter making the score 17-7 going into the second half.  Bay City scored early in the third quarter before Cameron responded with a pair of TDs and 2 point conversions, tying the score at 23-23.  In overtime, the Blackcats scored and made their point after attempt.  Cameron responded with a touchdown of their own, but couldn`t punch in the 2 point conversion, leaving the score 30-29 in the Yoemen`s third straight loss to a larger school.

Cameron starts district action Friday against McGregor in McGregor.  KMIL will have the call. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest: Jorge Luis Gonzales for DWI

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS calls and 1 arrest: 25-year-old Rockdale man for Burglary of Habitation
There was also a 2-car collision at 8:50AM at Meadow and Cameron. Involved: a 2017 Chevy Impala driven by Jennifer Lehmann, 24 of Rockdale, and a 2007 Hyundai driven by Bonnie Holub, 55 of Rockdale. EMS responded but there was no report of anyone being transported.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--Jorge Luis Gonzales, 40 of Cameron, for DWI-2nd
--Christopher Jose Carrion, 21 of Temple, for Possession of Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County: 

There are currently 130 inmates in the county jail, including 59 housed for Coryell County.

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