Today`s Local News2016-07-30
Saturday, July 30, 2016


(KILLEEN)  Killeen police arrested 19 men and women during a two-day citywide prostitution sting last Friday and Saturday based upon advertisements found on the website

Arrest affidavits showed police used online ads for sex throughout the Killeen and Fort Hood area to generate contact with both men and women and arrange meetings with them at a local hotel with the intent of exchanging money for sexual activity. Once a meeting took place and arrangements were made, officers used a take-down signal so waiting police could swoop in and make an arrest.


(BASTROP) Police say last weekend`s fatal shooting of four people at a Central Texas apartment complex began with an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend.

Police say Alejandro Martinez on Saturday night shot and killed Erica Rodriguez after a verbal disturbance over an unknown dispute.  Martinez then shot Rodriguez`s friend Paula Nino and his 3-year-old son, who was being carried by Nino. Nino`s 2-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries. Police say Martinez then fatally shot himself.

Authorities did not immediately release further details on the youngsters.


(THORNDALE) Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday in special session. 

During their meeting, the Board will host a public hearing regarding the 2016-17 tax rate. The Board could also set the tax rate after the hearing. Monday`s meeting will begin at 6:30PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room. 


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

The City of Cameron started 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 August 8th. Anyone with questions should call City Hall.  


(CAMERON) Feeders of the Lambs is a Christian group of Cameron-area citizens looking to provide free meals to children after the Cameron ISD summer meals program ends. Meals will be served at the playground at the Elementary School and at the Episcopal church from 11:30AM-12:30PM, weekdays through August 19th.The group is still seeking donations and volunteers for the event. For questions, or to donate, call 254-482-0019


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

July 28-30
Families for Christ wraps up at 7PM today at Rosebud Church of Christ. David Hall will share God`s word on families. A nursery room and kids lessons will also be available. There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be served.

July 30
The Brazos Valley Chapter of Czech Heritage Society of Texas will host the Summer State Meeting and Genealogy Conference today at St. Joseph Parish Activity Center in Bryan. Registration starts at 8:30AM, with speakers to begin at 9:30AM. A meal will be served at Noon, with a business meeting to follow. There will also be vendor booths, displays, a silent auction, and genealogy library. The event is free and open to the public. The meal is $12. 

July 30
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing at 6PM today.  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 afterward.  Everyone is invited to participate.  

July 30-31
New Beginnings Full Gospel Tabernacle presents Christmas in July, a celebration of Jesus Christ.  Praise and Worship lead by The Beacons, along with special music and messages from Karen Troxel, Labridget Lewis, and Deneice Vestal.  Plus great giveaways!  Services are 2PM today and 10AM Sunday. The guest speaker is Betty Wenzel. Everyone is invited!  For information call 254-627-1250. 

July 31
There will be a Fried Chicken Dinner and Battle Dance on Sunday at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Parish Hall in Granger. Plates of fried chicken and all the trimmings will be served at 11AM. Adults are $9 and kids are $5. Take out will be available. Sandwiches, chilidogs, and nachos will be available from 2-8PM. A Battle Dance kicks off at 3PM and runs until 9PM, with Fritz Hodde and the Ennis Czech Boys. The Dance is $10 per person. 

July 31
The OJ Thomas Homecoming Queen Spaghetti Dinner and Sausage Wrap Fundraiser benefitting S`Naya Diggs will be Sunday from 11AM until sold out at 602 W. 7th in Cameron. Plates of spaghetti, salad, corn, bread, dessert, and drink are $7. Sausage wraps, chips, and a drink will be $5. For info, call 254-760-1565 or 254-718-9747.


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will debut their latest production this weekend at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

Greater Fatty Bottoms hits the stage today and Sunday, with encore performances the next weekend.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 7PM for Saturday showings and 2PM for Sunday showings. Get your tickets at the door. 


(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 5-7.  Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks and other items priced under 100 dollars are exempt from sales tax.  For the full list of exempt items, visit


(CAMERON) Yoe Band uniform fittings and registration will be this weekend.

Fittings for those set to participate in Yoe Band will be held today. Juniors and Seniors should report from 8AM-Noon, while Freshmen and Sophomores should report from 1-5PM. Students will be fitting for both marching and concert season uniforms and need to bring their registration forms and t-shirt money when they arrive. Registration forms can be printed out from the Yoe Band section of the Cameron ISD website. Rehearsals begin 8AM Monday. 


(CAMERON) Lady Yoe Volleyball tryouts and practice will begin on Monday.  All volleyball athletes need to report to Yoe Gym at 7:15AM.


(CAMERON) As football season nears, here are some important dates to know. 

Yoe Football two-a-days start Monday. Cameron`s 1st scrimmage will be held August 12th. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS calls, 1 fire department call-out, and 1 arrest:
--Santos Adrian Dominguez, 21 of Cameron, PI

--4:19PM Cameron FD to 2304 N. Madison grass fire

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest: 
--Donnie Earl Jones, 58 of Rockdale, DWLI

There was also a fire call:
--10:49AM Rockdale FD to N FM 908 for a barn fire

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 new bookings:
--Charlotte Michelle Tabor, 40 of Cameron, housed for TDCJ
--Clara Renae Rutherford, 56 of Rockdale, Poss CS PG 1 >=1g<4g
--Santos Adrian Dominguez, 21 of Cameron, Proh Substance/Item in Correctional Facility, Liquor Violation Class C
--Demetrius Nicole Randle, 33 of Killeen, OOC Warrant

There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County.
--5:08PM 1 vehicle w/no injuries Hwy 77 S
--7:44PM 1 vehicle w/no injuries CR 230

There are currently 125 inmates in the county jail, including 40 housed for Coryell County, 3 housed for Cameron PD, and 11 held in Lee County. 

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