Today`s Local News2015-01-31
Saturday, January 31, 2015      


(AUSTIN) Former Governor Rick Perry is seeking for dismissal on the felony abuse-of-power charges against him.

Perry`s legal team is raising potentially key legal issues about the case. The motion was filed on Friday; coming three days after Judge Bert Richardson refused to void the matter of constitutional grounds. Richardson has previously refused to toss the case on technicalities and ruled a second time that it was premature to determine constitutionally. Perry plans to announce as soon as May an expected run for president.


(BELL CO) Bell County authorities are looking for a missing teenager. 

Authorities said 15-year-old Mykaila Muniz was last seen leaving Belton High School. Muniz is described as being 5-foot-9, weighing 150 pounds, with short brown hair, blue eyes, and glasses. Officials believe she may be in the Temple-Belton area, though she is not believed to be in any danger. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts should call 254-933-5412.


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council is set to meet on Monday for a council workshop and regular meeting.

During Monday`s meeting the council will hold a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding variance request to place a HUD code manufactured home at 909 South College Avenue. Also on the agenda the Council will consider and take action regarding request to use Ledbetter Park for BBQ Cook-off. In other business a second and final read of an ordinance making it unlawful to smoke in a hotel or motel.

Monday`s meeting beings at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce this week announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 81st Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 23rd at the Cameron VFW. 

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including:  Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. A more detailed description of each award will be available online at

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Entries are due Monday. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 23rd at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office. 


(CAMERON) Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual "Mardi Gras” bash to raise funds for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund.  

The event will be held today at Simon George Hall in Cameron. The event starts at 6PM and will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions and games for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, the Rockdale Reporter, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale.

Over the past two years $31,000 in scholarships have been given to current college students from Milam County as a result of the Mardi Gras event.


(CAMERON) The State Champion Cameron Yoe football team has announced an autograph signing this weekend.

The Yoe Booster Club is sponsoring the event today. Yoe football players will be signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans from 4:30-5:30PM at the Gym in Cameron. Yoe Nation is invited to wear maroon and show their Yoe Pride. Bring your cameras and footballs or memorabilia to have signed by players and coaches.


(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 1 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--Michael Gonzales, of Cameron for criminal trespass

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 6 arrests.
--Karen Yvette Braziel, warrant assault
--Isaigh Thompson warrant no driver`s license
--John David Johnson, for License invalid
--Maria Guadalupe Reyes 23 no drivers license
--Allia Masin, 18, of Austin license invalid
--Rockdale man arrested for public intoxication other than alcohol

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 arrests:
--Isaiah Thompson, 25, of Rockdale for assault causes bodily injury.
--Damian Paul Spencer Hafley, 35, of Flatonia for violation of parole, criminal non support, assault family household member with previous conviction, criminal mischief less than $1,500, and terroristic threat of family/household.
--Michael Angelo Gonzales, 23, of Cameron for Criminal Trespass.
--Karen Yvette Braziel, 37, of Cameron for assault causes bodily injury.

There were no accidents in Rural Milam County.

There are 127 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 20 housed for Coryell County, 10 housed for Lampasas County, and 2 for Cameron PD.

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