Today`s Local News2017-11-22
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


(HALLSBURG) A Cameron man is dead after a Tuesday morning rollover wreck in McLennan County. 

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said a 1996 Chevy Silverado was westbound on TX6 north of Waco near Hallsburg when the truck drifted off the road and into a ditch, struck a culvert, and then rolled several times. The 60-year-old driver, only identified as a Cameron man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released pending notification of family. 


(HEARNE) New details are being released after a Hearne ISD administrator was arrested and indicted this past week. 

The Robertson County District Attorney`s Office said Dr. Ronny Welborn turned himself into Robertson County authorities last Friday after he was indicted for Injury to a Child. He was released the same day on bond. Dr. Welborn is currently the Director of Human Resources and Student Services for Hearne ISD and is also the Junior High Principal. According to investigators, Dr. Welborn gave a 12-year-old 3 swats from a wooden paddle on October 2nd, leading to the charges. Hearne ISD Superintendent Dr. Adrain Johnson said corporal punishment is allowed in Hearne ISD as long as permission is given and witnesses are present. The DA`s office said this is thought to be a case of corporal punishment that went too far. Attorneys for Dr. Welborn say he will plead not guilty. He is currently on paid leave as the investigation continues. 


(SALADO) An 18-wheeler carrying a concrete barrier tipped over Tuesday, causing traffic delays along the interstate. 

Texas Department of Transportation said the 18-wheeler tumped over along the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Salado. The incident left the right northbound lane blocked and backed up traffic for some time. All lanes are cleared as of this morning. There were no reports of injuries.


(TAYLOR) As the march toward opening day for a new Taylor football stadium continues, the project is now over budget. 

Taylor ISD project manager Casey Sledge said the new football stadium and athletic complex at Taylor High School is just 1 month from completion, but is currently nearly $4 million over the original projected cost. Back in 2015, Taylor voters approved a $21 million bond to build 3 athletic fields, an agriculture facility, and expansions to various campuses. As the project nears completion, the final price tag is also rounding into form, and Sledge said is looks to be $24.7 million. The football stadium is also behind schedule, as school officials had hoped to have it open this fall. Instead, the football stadium will see its first action in the spring for soccer. 


(FLORIDA) A 1970s teen idol has died this week. 

Representatives for the family say David Cassidy died Tuesday at the age of 67. The Cassidy family said he died of organ failure. Cassidy became a teen sensation in the 1970s with his portrayal of Keith Partridge on the Partridge Family television show. He parlayed that success into a singing career. He spent over 50 years in the spotlight. 


(CAMERON) There will be a regular meeting for the Cameron Planning and Zoning Ordinance Review Committee on November 29th.

Subjects to be discussed include visitor`s comments, approving previous meeting minutes, and to plan the next meeting. Also on the agenda will be to have a workshop to review and discuss the residential districts as well as taking action to alter, add, or delete sections of the Planning and Zoning proposed ordinance. November 29th`s meeting is scheduled for 8AM in the City Council Board Room. 


(ROGERS) A portion of a major highway through a small Bell County town is being considered for relocation. 

Texas Department of Transportation is set to host a town hall public meeting November 30th to get input on possibly moving a portion of US190/TX36 in Rogers. Officials say they are looking at moving the section of highway between FM1670 and the Rogers Relief Route. That town hall meeting is set for November 30th from 5-7:30PM at the Bell County Expo Center Assembly Hall. TxDOT officials are seeking community input on proposed improvements to US190 in Bell County, which could include moving the highway location and other upgrades. The meeting is come and go as you please and questions will be taken from the audience. 


(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some events coming to Central Texas this week:

November 22
Make plans to attend the Sefcik Hall annual Thanksgiving Eve Polka Party with the Praha Brothers from 8PM-Midnight today. Doors open at 7PM. There is a $5 cover and no reservations will be taken. 


(TEXAS) A major hit television show is making their rounds here in Texas over the next couple months. 

In a press release, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the hit show American Pickers announced they would be filming episodes of their History Channel series here in Texas this December and January. American Pickers is a documentary-styled show that explores antique picking. The pair and their show are looking for unique collections and the stories that go with them. If you have a lead on a hidden treasure or know of an accumulation or collection of unseen, extraordinary items and antiques, send you name, number, location, description, and photos to or call 1-855-OLD-RUST.


(CAMERON) Several area teams remain alive in the Texas High School Football playoffs.

Midway will take on Byron Nelson at 8PM Friday at AT&T Stadium, Temple draws Magnolia West at 6PM Friday at McLane Stadium, College Station meets Georgetown at 2PM Saturday at Waco ISD, A&M Consolidated tackles Hutto at 7:30PM Friday at Waller ISD, Lorena gets Madisonville at 6:30PM Friday in Bryan, Waco LaVega will play King at 2PM Friday in San Antonio, China Spring meets up with Somerset at 7PM Friday in Buda, Salado will take on Liberty at 7PM Saturday in Bryan, Rockdale matches up with Woodville at 7PM Friday at Pridgeon Stadium, Franklin tackles La Marque at 1PM Saturday at Waller ISD, Hearne draws Waskom at 2PM Friday in Forney, Lexington will play Odem at 7:30PM Friday in El Campo, Bremond meets Timpson at 7PM Friday in Palestine-Westwood, Burton tackles Louise at 7PM Friday in Missouri City, Milano gets Woodsboro at 7PM Friday in Marion, and Mart meets up with Windthorst at 2PM Friday in Bedford. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS call and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 10 new bookings:
--Clifton Corey Knight, 44 of Caldwell, for Aggravated Perjury
--Thomas Lopez, 23 of Rockdale, for Burglary of Habitation and Assault of a Family/House Member-Impede Breath/Circulation
--Ernan Orduna Guiterrez, 19 of Cameron, for Motion to Proceed
--Karl Jasper Bradley, 27 of Temple, for 2 counts of Burglary of Habitation
--Christopher Wayne Woodall, 46 of Hubbard, for Motion to Revoke
--Corey Daniel Lee, 43 of Grandview, for Motion to Revoke
--Kennedy Hardway, of Rockdale, for Aggravated Kidnapping
--Antonio Vargas, Jr., of Cameron, for Motion to Proceed
--2 in from Coryell Co

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 138 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.