Today`s Local News2016-10-25
Tuesday, October 25, 2016


(TEXAS) Early voting for the November General Election continues across Texas. 

Voting was quite brisk in Milam County on the 1st day of Early Voting. Over 1000 voters cast a ballot on Monday, with the County Clerk`s Office and Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center seeing the most action. In addition, there were 365 mail-in ballots and 14 military ballots. Residents in Milam County can cast their vote at 1 of 4 locations. County voters can go to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Buckholts Community Center, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, or Thorndale VFW Hall. Polls at the Clerk`s Office will be open weekdays from 8AM-5PM through November 4th. The Clerk`s Office will also open this Saturday from 7AM-7PM. In Buckholts, Rockdale, and Thorndale, voters can cast their ballot weekdays from 9AM-4PM through November 4th. As a reminder, you will need to bring a valid photo ID in order to vote this year. 


(MOODY) The Department of Public Safety has now identified 3 people killed in a Friday wreck near Moody. 

Department of Public Safety Troopers on Monday said 41-year-old Michael Brenager of McGregor died Saturday at a Temple Hospital. James Corliss, Jr., 30, and Samantha Hall, 29, both of Belton, were pronounced dead at the scene of Friday`s wreck. Troopers were called about 3:15PM Friday to the 2-vehicle crash on FM107 between Moody and Bruceville-Eddy. Investigators said all 3 were wearing seatbelts. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  


(TEMPLE) Temple Police are investigating after a man allegedly exposed himself to a Temple High School girl Monday. 

Police are investigating the Monday morning incident, which occurred at a school bus stop near West Avenue L and 23rd Street near the Travis Science Academy. Temple ISD said the student reported the incident to them and they in turn told police. Officials sent letters home to parents to inform them of the situation and investigation. According to Police, an older man in a white SUV asked the girl to get in his vehicle, but when she refused, he parked, got out, and exposed himself to her. No other details were available. 


(MOFFAT) One person was hurt and 1 person was under arrest after an early Monday wreck in Moffat. 

Department of Public Safety Troopers responded about 4AM Monday for a single-vehicle accident on Moffat Road. Emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to extract the woman from the wreckage. Officials said a car headed south veered off the road and slammed into a tree. A man found walking nearby was questioned and taken into custody, though DPS did not say if any charges were filed. The name and condition of the victim were not available this morning. 


(FLORIDA) A Bell County attorney and his 2 accomplices have been found guilty on federal charges this week in Florida. 

The US Department of Justice on Monday said Perry Don Cortese of Little River-Academy, Bell County woman Priscilla Ann Ellis, and Kansas man Kenietta Rayshawn Johnson were each found guilty in a Florida federal court on federal mail and wire fraud and money laundering charges. Cortese and Ellis were both indicted and arrested last August by US Marshals on the federal charges. The indictment indicates they conspired with multiple other people to commit wire fraud through wire communications across state lines and thus obtained funds under false and fraudulent pretense. The duo also allegedly used shell companies and fake names to open bank accounts at various federal financial institutions.


(GRANGER) Williamson County deputies are investigating after a brazen robbery at the oldest bank in Granger.

The Williamson County Sheriff`s Office responded after 10:30AM Monday in reference to a robbery at Granger National Bank. Deputies said a man walked into the bank, handed a sack to the teller, and demanded money. The man then fled the scene in what is described as a tan, 2-door pickup truck. Authorities said no weapon was ever displayed. The suspect is described as a white man wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, and jeans. Granger Police are assisting in the investigation. 


(HOLLAND) A Holland man will spend 10 years on probation after sentencing this week in 264th District Court. 

According to the Bell County Attorney`s Office, on Monday 20-year-old George Andrew Karns, Jr. was handed 10 years deferred adjudication probation and 120 days in Bell County Jail. Karns will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The sentence comes after Karns previously entered a guilty plea in September. The DA`s Office said there was no plea agreement in place. The Bell County Sheriff`s Office began investigating in July 2014 when a then 13-year-old girl told her mother Karns sexually assaulted her when they lived in Holland. Karns was indicted in January 2015 and arrested in November 2015. 


(WASHINGTON) The price for health insurance is set to skyrocket into the new year. 

The Obama administration admitted Monday that insurance premiums through the Obamacare initiative are set to see sharp increases in the next year. Before subsidies, premiums are expected to increase an average of at least 25% across the nation. In addition, the White House announced that the number of insurers participating is set to drop by nearly 30%. Still, administration officials say that subsidies should help offset some of the price hikes. 


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.

October 28-30
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church is proud to honor Pastor and Mrs. Frances Washington`s 6th anniversary. Thursday and Friday will be pre-anniversary services at 7PM. Saturday will include services and an anniversary hour at 11AM and 3PM. Dinner will be served at Bea`s Kitchen.
October 29
Yoe High Classes of 1990 and 1992: You`re invited to join the Class of 1991 to celebrate their 25th Class Reunion from 5-11PM Saturday at The Hut at Ledbetter Park. A catered BBQ dinner from Circle S Bar-B-Que will be served. The cost is $15/person (adults only). For any question, contact Carmen Limon at  

October 29
Cameron VFW Post 2010 is hosting their annual Hunters Raffle. Up for grabs is a 2016 ODES 4-door, 5-seat Dominator-X ATV. Tickets are $20 each, 17 for $300, or 30 for $500. The drawing will be held at 8PM Saturday at the Cameron VFW. For tickets, call 627-0179, 295-6222, or 697-8646. Prior to the raffle giveaway, the VFW is hosting a community appreciation meal starting at 6PM. Meals are dine-in only. 

October 29
The Rockdale PTO is hosting a Halloween Carnival from 11AM-3PM Saturday at Rockdale Fair Park. There will be a cake walk, games, a costume contest, and more. All proceeds will go to Rockdale ISD schools. For questions or to volunteer, call 979-530-5633.

October 29
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing at 6PM Saturday. The evening will feature congregational singing, solos, and instrumental specials of traditional hymns as well as convention and contemporary gospel music. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the singing. Everyone is invited to participate.  

October 29
Cedar Valley Baptist Church will be hosting Paul`s Journey at 6:30PM Saturday. Cedar Valley Baptist is located at 12237 FM 2843 in Salado. A Love offering will be taken. For more info call 254 947 5100. 

October 29
There will be a Trunk-or-Treat at Rising Star Baptist Church in Rockdale from 5:30-8PM Saturday. There will be free hot dogs, games, prizes, candy, and fun. In case of rain, the event will be in the fellowship hall. 

October 29-30
There will be a benefit for Charlie McCartney, a cancer fighter, on Saturday and Sunday. A dance will be held Saturday from 8PM-Midnight at the Ranch in Rockdale. A Halloween costume contest will be held. Admission is $10. Then Sunday, there will be a BBQ chicken meal and live auction. Serving starts at 11AM at the Rockdale KC Hall. Plates of chicken, German potatoes, green beans, dessert, and tea are $10 each. There will also be games throughout the day. T-shirts and raffle tickets will also be sold. For info, call 979-209-4563.

October 30
The KJZT Society #21 of Marak is sponsoring a Polka Mass at 10:15AM Sunday at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. Set to perform will be Alfred and Anton Vrazel, and Mike, Janice, and James Marek. Refreshments will be served after. Everyone is invited. 

October 30
There will be a Turkey & Dressing Dinner on Sunday at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Parish Hall in Granger. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Serving starts at 11AM, with musical entertainment running from 11AM-12:30PM. This is a meal only event and there will be no activities, other than Bingo at 2PM. This event is sponsored by KJZT St. Helen`s Society #18.

October 30
There will be a free Community and Citywide Hallelujah Festival from 3-5PM Sunday at New Jerusalem Church in Rockdale. The festival is a time for everyone to come together and share in fellowship, games, and food. For info, call 512-446-4910 or 512-446-5152.

October 31
Buckholts Fire Department will host a Trunk-Or-Treat October 31st from 5:30PM until the candy runs out at the fire station in Buckholts. Costumes are welcome, but no clown costumes will be allowed.

November 1
Cameron ISD will host a Community-wide Cook Out from 5:30-7PM November 1st behind the Sonic and next to Little River Healthcare. There will be free food and drinks, including hot dogs for all! 


(CAMERON) The annual Yoe High Flame Pep Rally is coming up this week, with the 2016 Flame King and Queen to be named. 

The annual Flame Pep Rally will be Wednesday at 7:30PM at the track stadium. This year`s nominees include freshmen Mark Borgas and Courtney Muniz, sophomores Katelyn Martinez and Luke Greene, juniors Zack Andress and Terryn Adams, and seniors Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill. 


(TEXAS) Despite a dominant victory over Academy last week, the latest Associated Press High School poll shows Cameron on the outside looking in. 

The Yoemen actually lost ground in this week`s poll despite their recent 63-0 win. The Top 10 this week in 3A is largely unchanged as the top 7 remain the same: Brock, Newton, Malakoff, Sunnyvale, White Oak, Franklin, and Hallettsville. Cisco and Canadian swapped spots at 8 and 9, while Rockdale remains 10th. The Yoemen dropped from 11th to 12th in this weeks poll. 

Elsewhere in Texas, the top teams in each class are Allen in 6A, Aledo in 5A, West Orange Stark in 4A, and Bremond in 2A. Area teams in the rankings include College Station High at #7 in 5A, Waco La Vega at #3 and China Spring at #6 in 4A, and Mart at #4 in 2A. 


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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--37-year-old Rockdale man for DWLI
--28-year-old Rockdale man for 7 Class C warrants
--44-year-old Milano woman for DWI and 2 local warrants

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:
--Trachelle Peach Lott, 25, for Motion to Revoke
--5 in from Coryell Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are currently 118 inmates in the county jail, including 48 housed for Coryell County.

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