Today`s Local News2022-05-28
Saturday, May 28, 2022





MILAM CO ROAD WORK

(CAMERON) Road crews will be working on a couple of Milam County roads next week. 

Milam County Precinct 1 Commissioner Henry Hubnik said crews will begin treating subgrade on CR215 and CR202A beginning Monday. Work should last through Thursday. Hubnik said CR215 will be closed at CR206 and at CR214 as well as CR202A. Drivers are urged to find alternate routes. 



CAMERON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

(CAMERON)  The Cameron City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday.  In executive session, the council will conduct City Manager interviews.  The council will then reconvene in open session to consider the appointment of a City Manager and to approve a City Manager employment agreement.  Tuesday`s meeting begins at 5:30 PM at Cameron City Hall.



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION TO MEET

(CAMERON) The Cameron Planning and Zoning Commission will have a meeting on Friday.  During the meeting, a Public Hearing will be held to receive public comments on an application for a Special Use Permit to Allow Specified Livestock at 305 Columbus Avenue;  receive public comments on an application for a Special Use Permit to Place a HUD Code Manufactured Home at R24566 on South Bowie Ave.; receive public comments on an Application for a Special Use Permit to Allow Specified Livestock at 605 Pecan; receive public comments on an Application for a Special Use Permit to Place a HUD Code Manufactured Home at 806 & 808 West 3rd  Street;  receive public comments on an Application for a 
Special Use Permit to Place a HUD Code Manufactured Home at 1000 West 12th  Street.  The commission will consider and possibly take action on all applications.  Friday`s meeting will begin at Noon in Cameron City Hall.



AREA EVENTS

(CAMERON) Here`s a look at events around Central Texas this week:

May 27-30
The Kay Theater is showing movies throughout Memorial Day weekend to kick off the Summer Movie Series at the Kay. The film schedule includes Midway at 4PM today; Battleship at 7PM today and 4PM Sunday; and Wonder Woman at 7PM Sunday and 4PM Monday. Additional movie dates and times can be found at TheKayTheater.com or through Facebook. Admission is $5 and popcorn will be free. Drinks and candy will also be sold. 

May 28
The San Andres Lodge 28 Fish Fry will be 10:30AM-1PM today at the First Baptist Church Hall in Cameron. Tickets are $10 and plates will include catfish, beans, hush puppies, slaw, tea, and dessert. All plates are dine in or to go. Get tickets in advance at CamTex Hardware or through any Mason. There will also be a silent auction and multi-gun raffle. Raffle tickets are $20 per chance. Proceeds go to the Lodge for scholarships. For info, call 254-605-0380.

May 29
Powers Chapel Memorial Day Celebration will be 10AM Sunday. For meal tickets or info, call 254-740-9494.

May 29
Everyone is invited to attend the 7th Annual Friends and Family Day at Trinity New Life Worship Center in Cameron at 3PM Sunday. Guest speaker will be Michael Thomas from Progressive Missionary Baptist Church along with the church family.  


COVID UPDATE

(CAMERON) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to see minimal cases locally. 

Milam County Judge Steve Young said there are 6 active cases of the virus here. There have been 102 deaths since the pandemic began, including 10 this year. No one is currently hospitalized. 

 Next week, clinics will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 9AM-Noon and 1-3PM at the Rockdale One Stop and Friday from Noon-4PM at Milano Fire Station. All clinics are open to residents at least 5 years of age and shots are free. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 254-697-7000. If you would like to sign up for the homebound program, please call 254-627-0311 or 254-627-9436. Free virus testing for Milam County residents will be Mondays from 9AM-2PM at the former Rockdale hospital and Thursdays from 9AM-2PM at the Cameron fire station.








GRADUATION NOTES

(CENTRAL TEXAS) 
Granger has graduation 10AM today at the Taylor ISD Event Center. Temple High will graduate at 10AM today at the Bell County Expo Center.


SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAMS

(CENTRAL TEXAS) Buckholts ISD will serve free lunch to children 18 and under this summer from June 1st through June 30th on a first come first serve basis. Lunch will be served from 11AM to Noon. For more information, please call the Buckholts ISD office at 254-593-2744. 

Cameron ISD will serve free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under this summer from June 1st to June 30th on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Breakfast will be from 7:30-8AM and lunch will be from 11:30AM-Noon, all at Ben Milam Cafeteria. Meals will be dine-in only. 


MILAM CO CROPS TOUR COMING UP

(CAMERON) The Milam County Row Crops Tour will be held next month in Milam County. 

The 2022 Milam County Row Crop Tour will be June 17th at multiple outdoor locations. Cost of the tour is $15, with lunch provided by Thorndale Meat Market. Registration will begin at 7:30AM at the Johnson Corn Plot on CR427 in Thorndale. Demonstrations for corn variety, integrated weed management, grain sorghum, replicated agronomic cotton, market updates, laws and regulations, and other evaluations will be held. With commodity markets up, input costs at an all-time high, and inflation continuing to rise, this extension program will hopefully answer questions while providing insights to area farmers. A trio of CEUs will be offered. For info or to RSVP, call 254-605-0226.


UIL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

(CENTRAL TEXAS) Several area teams are taking part in the UIL softball playoffs. 

REGIONAL FINALS

Franklin vs Lorena
Game 1: Franklin 8, Lorena 0
Game 2: Lorena 4, Franklin 3
Game 3: 7PM Saturday at Getterman Stadium, Waco 

Lake Belton vs Liberty
Game 1: Liberty 3, Lake Belton 1
Game 2: 2PM Saturday in Navasota
Game 3: 30 minutes after Game 2 (if necessary)

Thorndale vs Weimar
Game 1: Weimar 2, Thorndale 0
Game 2: Weimar 2, Thorndale 1


YOEMEN BASEBALL

(CAMERON) The Yoe baseball team dropped their 1st playoff game of the year Thursday in Cypress. 

The Cameron baseball team found themselves playing catchup from the get go during their regional final opener at Cy Ranch, falling 7-5 to the Diboll Lumberjacks. Diboll opened the scoring with 3 runs to kick off the game and eventually took a 5-3 lead through 2 innings as Cameron worked to get back into it. The Yoemen tied it up with a pair of runs in the 5th but coughed the lead right back up in the 6th before faltering in the 7th and ending with a loss. A trio of baserunning mistakes and a pair of fielding errors helped doom the Yoemen in game 1. Brannon McCall went 6 innings and gave up all 7 runs, only 5 of those earned. He also walked 2 and hit 3 batters. Tracer Lopez wrapped things up in the 7th with a scoreless frame. Gabe Smith started for Diboll and did a little of everything, tossing 6 innings and allowing 3 runs while picking up 3 RBI on a couple of hits to lead the Lumberjacks. The Yoemen will now need to sweep a pair of games today to advance. Game 2 is set for 4PM in Cy Ranch and KMIL will bring you all the action. 


UIL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

(CENTRAL TEXAS) Several area teams are taking part in the UIL baseball playoffs. 

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS

Franklin vs Central Heights
Game 1: Franklin 2, Central Heights 0
Game 2: Noon Saturday at Madisonville High School
Game 3: 30 min following Game 2 (if necessary)

Mumford vs Refugio
7:30PM Saturday at La Grange (one-game playoff)




YOE ATHLETICS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CAMPS

(CAMERON) Student athletes will have a chance to better themselves this summer. 

Yoe High Athletic Director Rick Rhoades and the Yoe Athletics Department announced their 2022 Summer Athletics Strength and Conditioning Camps. This is a special break where student athletes get to focus on improving as an athlete. The Coaching Staff will host the camp from June 6th to July 28th, Monday through Thursday. High school boys appear from 8-10AM and all females and junior high boys go from 9-11AM. There will be a built in rest week from July 4th to 8th. This camp is highly recommended for all incoming 7-12th grade student athletes. For questions, contact the Yoe High athletic department. 


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6  EMS calls and 2 arrests:
--62-year old male of Rockdale for Public Intoxication
--17-year old of Rockdale for Continuous Violence Against Family
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There were also 2 fire calls:
--7:10 PM Thorndale VFD responded to 3486 CR 486 for a Controlled burn that re-kindled
--4:31 AM Rockdale VFD responded to 1-vehicle rollover at Hwy 79/Western Hills Rd.

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office has 4 new bookings:
--Chrystal Rivison, 43 of Thrall for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Marijuana
--Phillip Martin Pounder, 44 of Rockdale for  Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Marijuana
--Jennifer Suzanne Merkle, 48 of Rockdale for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear ; Injury to the Elderly
--Davin Odell Shriver, 17 of Rockdale, for Possession of Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--A 1-vehicle rollover at Hwy 79 / Western Hills Rd. Minor injuries reported. Trooper Duncan investigated.

There are currently 140 inmates in the county jail, including 7 housed for Coryell County.




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