Today`s Local News2018-05-19
Saturday, May 19, 2018



(CAMERON) Cameron FD was busy tonight with a major one vehicle accident with injuries in Cameron.

Cameron FD, EMS, and Milam County Sheriff`s deputies all responded to a major one vehicle accident on CR244 about 7:30PM Friday evening in Cameron. According to Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica, upon arrival the truck was fully engulfed. The driver of the vehicle was reported to have injuries, but those injuries were undisclosed. The passenger in the vehicle was`nt on scene upon arrival. The truck attempted to swerve in an effort to miss a deer, but in doing so went into the ditch, where his truck caught fire. Cameron FD put out the fire in under 30 minutes and were on scene putting out hot spots about 20 minutes. No further details were available at this time.


(CAMERON) Another Yoe High Varsity Coach has left for greener pastures.

Yoe High Varsity Girls Basketball coach Corey Cunningham has accepted the same position with 5A Bastrop.  This makes two head coach positions open in Cameron ISD along with the vacancy in the Varsity girls Softball coaching position.


(CAMERON) Anyone who received a white jury notice for Jury Service in Judge Dave Barkemeyer`s County Court for 1:30PM Monday you need not report, that matter is resolved. Again, you need not report. 

Also, all persons summoned for jury service in Judge Youngblood`s 20th district Court for Monday at 10AM need not report.  That matter has also been resolved.


(CAMERON) Services are now set for a longtime Cameron pastor killed in a wreck. 

Services for 70-year-old Rev. Earnest Taylor will be 1PM today at First Baptist Church of Cameron, with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Taylor was killed in a major 2-vehicle collision on May 2nd at the intersection of US190 and Orchard St. in Cameron. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dave Roberts said Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. A Milam County Sheriff`s Office patrol unit driven by Deputy Michael Heath struck the Taylor pickup as it pulled onto the highway. Taylor`s wife, 75-year-old Shirley Taylor, was a passenger in the truck and was rushed to the hospital with what was called incapacitating injuries. Deputy Heath suffered non-life threatening injuries and was last reported to still be in the hospital. 

Rev. Taylor was born in Tracy Community and worked at Alcoa in Rockdale. He was a minister for Cameron Grove Baptist Church for many years and served in the US Army. He is survived by his wife, children, mother, siblings, and many more family and friends. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements. 


(CAMERON) Cameron City Council will meet Monday to swear in new members. 

During their regular meeting, the City will give the Oath of Office to newly elected council members. Following that, the City will then elect a member to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem. In other business, the City will consider a request to use the downtown square for the annual Steaktoberfest and another request to plant a tree at Wilson Ledbetter Park. A barricade request for Memorial Day services will also be considered. The City could also decide on an Eagle Scout project and will hear the 2nd reading of an ordinance for a tax abatement for Charlotte Pipe. Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at Cameron City Hall. 


(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here`s a look at some area events headed to Central Texas this week:

Now-May 31
Milam County 4-H members are collecting children`s books to help fill bookshelves around Milam County. Bring your books to the Milam County Extension Office located at 100 East 1st Street in Cameron. If you would like to donate to a specific town, write it on your box. The books will be distributed in June. The deadline to get your books in is May 31st.

May 15-24
The Milam County Historical Museum and the Stitch Witches of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church will present a spring quilt show through May 24th. This Saturday, Emily Dossman, a quilt expert, will give quilt assessments for $10. Two classes will be offered this Saturday at 10AM and 1PM. Quilts need to be tagged with name and phone number. Any background info should be listed as well. Quilts can be picked up through May 24th. For more information Call 254-697-8963 or 254-697-4770

May 19
The Little River-Wilson Valley Cemetery Association will hold a luncheon and meeting at 11AM today at Bliss Hall Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Plates, utensil and drinks will be provided.

May 19
There will be a benefit for Tim "Catfish" Kelley starting at 1PM today at Belton VFW. BBQ plates will be served from 1-6PM for $10 per plate. A cake auction and live auction kick off at 4PM and a raffle will take place at 5:30PM. Kelley is a lifelong Bell County resident and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. All proceeds will go toward his medical expenses. For info, call 254-493-2772 or 254-258-1307.
May 20
Mt. Zion Baptist Church will host a community fellowship service at 3PM Sunday. Guest Preacher is Rev. Jim Troxel of Battetown Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. 

May 20
The 2nd annual Car Show in memory of Mary Lara will be Sunday from Noon-5PM in downtown Cameron. All proceeds will go to a memorial scholarship fund. All entries are welcome. For more information or to get a booth, call 254-721-0279 or go online at


(CAMERON) Yoe High School and the Ministerial Volunteer Program will host Baccalaureate Services Sunday at 6PM in the Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the Seniors of 2018. 


(CAMERON)  Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production. 

MCT will host auditions for their summer production Shrek: The Musical on Sunday and Monday at 6:30PM in the Williams Event Center in Cameron. All parts are open to men and women aged 13-100. Those interested should be prepared to sing at auditions. Call backs will be next Tuesday. Shrek: The Musical will hit the stage this summer. For more info, check their website and Facebook page.  


(CAMERON) Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. 

The scholarship, which memorializes former County Extension Agent Christine Holcombe, will be awarded to applicants who have completed 1 year of college and are former Milam County residents and graduated from Milam County high schools. The deadline to apply is June 15th. To get an application you must email More info can be found on the Chris Holcombe Facebook page.


(CAMERON) There will be ribbon cuttings this month for 2 new Cameron businesses. 

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce announced ribbon cutting ceremonies for Livestock Nutrition Center and 1st Aesthetics and Massage. The ceremony for Livestock Nutrition Center will be 11AM-3PM May 22nd at 1713 Industrial Blvd. and KMIL will be on hand, broadcasting live. The ceremony for 1st Aesthetics and Massage will be 4-5:30PM May 23rd at 110 E. 1st. Everyone is invited. 


(CAMERON) The award winning Yoe High Band will get to perform the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game this month. 

The Yoe High Band is set to perform the National Anthem at the Texas Rangers game at the Ballpark in Arlington on May 26th. The band will perform about 2:45PM or so, with first pitch around 3PM. Upper deck tickets are available near the band by going online at


(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps. 

Yoe Baseball Camp will be June 4th and 5th at the Yards of Cameron from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Hector Delgadillo. 

Lady Yoe Softball Camp will be June 4th through 6th at Mark Humble Softball Field from 9-11:30AM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $40 per player. Campers need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Stephanie Hause. 

Yoe Boys Basketball Camp will be June 5th through 7th at Yoe High Gym from 1-4PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Nick Burns. 

Lady Yoe Basketball Camp will be June 12 through 14th at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 5th-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register early will get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Corey Cunningham. 


(CENTRAL TX) A number of area teams have set playoff matchups in baseball and softball. 

In softball action, Rogers lost their opener to Buna 7-2 on Thursday. The series concludes Saturday at Sam Houston State.

In regional quarterfinal baseball this week, Lexington won their opener over Clifton 3-0 in Belton. The series resumes today. Salado faces Lorena in a best of 3 at Mary Hardin Baylor. The series begins 7PM today, with game 2 on Saturday. And Bartlett draws Fayetteville in a 3-game set in Cameron. Game 1 is 6PM today, with game 2 on Saturday. 


(COLLEGE STATION) The UIL Class 3A state tennis tournament opened Thursday, with Milam County well represented. 

Yoe High senior Houston Harris opened the tournament Thursday, though she lost against the defending state champion Sara Humpal of Corpus Christi London by scores of 6-0, 6-1. The Rockdale mixed doubles team of Devon Whitsel and Reyna Gonzalez also competed, taking down Kenzie Bonam and Austin Fairchild of Ingram Moore 6-2, 6-0. They then advanced to the state title match by upending Alexis Busby and Dacotah Killian of Lone Oak 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. They then took on Brian VanWinkle and Peyton Matthews of Sonora and won to the tune of 6-1 and 6-0 claiming the state title.
Robertson County also sent several players to the state tourney, all of them from Franklin High. The boys doubles team of Braden Baade and William Deal took down Scott Gautier and Caleb McCoy of Whitesboro in 3 sets before falling to Brock`s team of Rayce Mitchell and Zach Kursteiner. Franklin`s Ali May had a chance to play for a state title today in girls singles. On Thursday, she beat Marike Dielweit of Florence 6-0, 6-1, then took down Kenna Kelley of Leonard 6-0, 6-0 to advance. She lost to defending state champion, Sara Humpal today, 6-1, 6-1. Thorndale also sent a player all the way, Landry Laywell cruised through the opening round against Joaquin 6-0 6-0, then beat olton in the semifinals 6-1 6-4, and finally beat 6-0 6-3 to capture the 2A girls singles championship title.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS call and 1 fire call:
--7:34PM Cameron FD, EMS and Milam Caounty Sheriff Deputies responded to a 1 vehicle accident on CR 244 to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.  

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 7 EMS calls, 1 accident, and 1 arrest:
--39 year-old Rockdale man for Possession of Marijuana <2oz and No DL
--9:11PM There was a hit and run in the parking lot of the Chicken Express.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 new bookings:
--Jody Mack Wood, 39 of Leander, Intoxicated Manslaughter, DWI 2nd
--Brian James Sandridge, 49 of Copperas Cove, OOC Warrants
--Jerry Dee Herzog, 57 of Thorndale, Terristic Threat
--4 in from Coryell

There were 2 accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 60 housed for Coryell County.

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