Today`s Local News2024-04-16
   Tuesday  April 16, 2024

(ROCKDALE)  County Road 342 will be closed Wednesday, April 24th from 9 am to 3 pm.  This is to replace a culvert.

(ROCKDALE)  ROCKDALE PARKS BOARD MEETING  Thursday, April 18, at the City Council Chambers 505 West Cameron Avenue,  Rockdale at 5:30 p.m

(GUASE)  Gause ISD will be holding a bond election. Early voting will take place April 22-26, April 29 & 30 and Election Day will be Saturday, May 4th. Proposed projects are: additional classrooms, storage areas, renovating/ updating current facilities, and new school buses. 

There will be a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, April 16th @ 6:00 to discuss the $3M bond proposal and an opportunity to answer any questions. 

(CAMERON) The regular Cameron City Council meeting  The next regular meeting scheduled for Monday May 6th will be moved to  Tuesday May 7th at 5:30pm

(LEXINGTON) Lexington VFD  planning a Movie Night, Completely FREE Family Movie Night Saturday April 20th at the Fire Department  doors open at 5:30 Movie starts at 6pm
popcorn and drinks will be provided. The Movie Kung Fu Panda 4 
 for info or to RSVP 979-716-9759

(GRANGER)  Granger having a City Wide Garage Sale Saturday April 20th , Rain or Shine 

(MILAM) Milam County Aggie Moms Scholarship Golf Tournament Fundraiser is Saturday April 27th at the Rockdale Country Club.  Its a 4 Person Scramble shotgun start 10am, Open to All Golfers, singles are welcome, Lunch and Carts provided Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams , closest to the pin and longest drive. For more information contact John Mendoza 254-482-0659 or any Milam County Aggie Mom .

(MILAM)  If You Received a Green Jury Summons card for Monday April 22nd for  the Milam County   20th District Court - Judge Youngblood You Need Not Report.

Sports :    STAAR English I EOC  4:30pm
                 Yoemen Baseball @ McGregor 5:00pm
                  Lady Yoe Softball @ McGregor

Wednesday, April 17  STAAR English II EOC

Thursday, April 18  Yoe Tennis JV @ Cameron 5:30pm
                 US History STAAR Review6:00pm
                 Lady Yoe Softball vs McGregor

Friday, April 19Yoe Tennis @ Cameron
                          Yoe Track @ Regionals 4:30pm
                          Yoemen Baseball vs McGregor

Saturday, April 20 Yoe Track @ Regionals10:00am
                                Alg I and Bio STAAR Review

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale Planning and Zoning Commission will have a regular meeting Tuesday April 16, 2024 beginning at 1:30pm at the Rockdale City Council Chambers.


Milam County Sheriff`s office had 3 new booking: 
Molly Kay Berger,  Bryan Morely Freeman and Jaun Daniel Prado-Sanchez

 total in the Jail 124 , 1 in Bell County

ROCKDALE) Rockdale Police officers report for the week, responded to 218 Calls 69 were 911 calls


(MINERVA) Minerva Volunteer Fire Department having a Fundraiser its a 4 Gun Raffle, Tickets on sale at Majic Fire Arms and Whitley Feed and Seed in Rockdale. 
Drawing will be at Noon on Saturday April 20th. Tickets are $10, Must be 21 to Win.

(ROCKDALE) Stash Your Trash at Fair Park, Saturday, April 20th 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Or until bins are full CITY RESIDENTS ONLY  Residence will be verified at the site or City residents may bring a driver ’ s license and water bill to verify they live within the city limits.
CONTAINERS will be at the FAIR PARK for FREE disposal of miscellaneous household items (old furniture, mattresses, etc.).  Items may also be placed at the curb throughout the year on your regular pick up day or by scheduling a special pick up with BVR/BIG. 
• :FAIR PARK on Mill Street. Enter Main Gate at Mill Street. Look for signs. Exit Gate 5 at Roberts Street.
• Please trim your tree limbs, especially those close to curbs. Take brush ONLY to 290 Beverly Drive. (MUST be      from truck or trailer).  Dirt is available at 290 Beverly Drive. (Self serve only).
• NO MOTOR OIL will be accepted. • NO TIRES will be accepted.
• Fair Park gates will be locked throughout the weekend.
• Please separate metal from regular trash for easier disposal.
• We are unable to accept batteries and any items which contain refrigerant, hazardous chemicals or paint (in liquid form).  If you need help getting your trash to the Fair Park, call the
City Hall Office at 512 - 446 - 2511

(CAMERON) New Vision Ministry Church will be having a Churches United Service on April 27th beginning at 2pm. Come for a spirit filled service and a meal will be provided after service. 
Location: 411 W Main St. in  Cameron.

(TEMPLE) Texas Barbeque Association the Salvation Army and the American Legion post 133 The Texas Barbecue Foundation is hosting a food drive to restock the Salvation Army pantry.  On Saturday, April 27th from 11 - 2 pm, the Texas Barbecue Foundation will be giving away BBQ Sandwiches, chips and a drink if you will donate 10 non perishable food items.  You can eat it there or pick it up in the drive thru.  The location of the drive will be 1300 S. 25th the American Legion Post #133 parking lot.

(BARCLAY) Barclay Community Center Fundraiser will be held Sunday April 28th from 11am-TBD.  There will be bar-b-que with trimmings available for dine in or take out. There will also be a silent auction.

(BELL COUNTY)  Bell County Small Grains Field Day   2 CEU Credits Available
The Bell County Extension Office will host a small grains field day on Friday, April 26th , at the Blackland Research & Extension Center 720 E. Blackland Rd. Temple, TX 76502. Registration takes place at7:30am in the field with breakfast provided by Capital Farm Credit.

The program will begin promptly at 8:00am with a tour of the varieties planted in the 2024 wheat & oatstrip trials led by Dr. Brandon Gerrish Extension State Small Grains this year’s trials we have10 wheat and 3 oat varieties on display.  Following that the group will reconvene inside the Blackland Research Centers conference room where a short industry update will be given by the Texas Wheat Producers Association as well as Capital Farm Credit. Dr. Gerrish will give an update on statewide small grain production and issues facing producers this year. A Commodity Market Report for the 2024growing season will be presented by Extension Economist, Dr. Mark Welch. Tyler Mays, IPM Agent in Hill County, will speak on local research he has done on Hessian Fly Impact with this and previous years wheat crop as well as IPM updates in small grain production. Lunch will be served around 11:30am and Dr. Jake Mowrer will close out the program discussing Carbon Sequestration and Soil Management Practices. This program will offer 2 TDA CEU’s 1-IPM & 1-General for licensed applicators and 2 Certified Crop
Advisor Credits. Please RSVP by calling the Bell County Extension Office at (254) 933-5305.

(HOLLAND)   Holland Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser May 4th with "Two Tons of Steel" 
12141 FM2268 Holland.   Doors open at 6pm Band from 7-11pm $25 per Ticket, Burger and chips $10. 
Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are available. check out the Reserve Table Packages and Burgers available for more information contact a Holland Fire Department member or on Facebook.  They are now accepting cash app. $HollandVFD.

(BUCKHOLTS) 2024 Souther Blackland Cotton Scout School will be May 9th at the Buckholts Community Center 110 W Main, Buckholts $10 per person  2 CEUs. Registration 8:30a Program 9am-12pm
TOPICS  Cotton Growth and Development — Cotton Insect Pest Management Common Weeds of Cotton
— RSVP BY May 6, 2024 — Milam County Extension Office • 254-697-7045

(TEMPLE)   An action-packed event featuring breathtaking aerial displays and static displays of vintage and modern aircraft is coming to Temple!
The City of Temple has announced the Central Texas Air Fest is coming Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will also be a concert and drone show on Friday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will take place at the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, located at 7720 Airport Road.
Event organizers say this aerial show will feature exciting performances, including aerobatics, formation flying, and military aircraft demonstrations. Attendees can also enjoy food trucks, vendor booths and a kid zone.
Tickets for the event are now on sale! Advanced online admission is $15 for General, $10 for children ages 6-17, and children five and under are free. Tickets purchased online must be exchanged for a wristband at the pre-sale ticket booth on the day of the event.
For more information about the Central Texas Air Fest, you can visit

(MILAM)   Milam County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa 14th annual Golf Tournement July 20th at the Cameron Country Club Founded: Dec 2010 by Sheriff David Greene and is run by the dedicated employees of the Milam County Sheriff`s Office. 
Our mission:  To improve the lives of children in Milam County by providing toys and books during the holiday season.
The Golf Tournament is our fundraiser to raise money for the cost of such toys , books and more
Tournament Chairman Chief Deputy John Mendoza will be the point of contact for this event, he can be contacted at 254-627-1270 or

(CAMERON) Bake sale at the VFW Post 2010 in Cameron on May 4, 2024 from 9am-sold out. The money will benifit the VFW building remodeling, and adding a dance floor.

(CAMERON)   May 8th UIL Physicals at the Cameron High School Gym $20 Cash Only, Consent Form due by May 1st, Last check in will be in at 4:45. Forms will be passed out during athletics or can be picked up  in Coach Camp`s Office, Forms must be signed by Guardian.

(CAMERON)  The 2nd annual Summer Art Show will be held in downtown Cameron Saturday June 29, 2024 from 1-9pm.  Local and new artist welcome. Come and have a chance to see and own artistic creations by local artists. 
For questions or entries email

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