Today`s Local News2017-01-20
Friday, January 20, 2017


(CAMERON) The City of Cameron has its first filing for the upcoming general election. 

Incumbent Robert S. Davis, Jr. has filed for Council Member, Ward 3. Davis, a banker, filed Thursday for the May General Election. The deadline to file for election is February 18th. The filing fee is $10. 


(BELTON) A Belton teenager has been arrested in connection to the sexual assault of a younger teenage girl. 

The Bell County Sheriff`s Office on Thursday arrested 18-year-old Alejandro Ramirez Ralierz on the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. He remains in Bell County Jail in lieu of bond. According to authorities, the investigation began back in March when a 13-year-old girl filed a complaint with the Bell County Special Crime Unit, alleging that Ramirez Ralirez had sex with her multiple times. Investigators learned the paid had sex multiple times at an abandoned structure near the girl`s home and that the pair had also run away together back in November. Both were reported as runaways that same month. Following the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Ramirez Ralierz. 


(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners will meet Monday in regular session. 

During their meeting, the Court will consider several memos regarding area fire departments. Among those memos of understanding will be memos regarding fire protection and emergency services between Milam County and 9 volunteer fire departments, the use of the Decon Unit Trailer between Milam County and Milano Fire Department, and the use of the Milano Fire Department Building & Shelter between the county and Milano Fire Department. The Court will also take action on a resolution regarding bridges in Milam County and hear various reports. A recommendation to appoint Coryell Commissioner Ray Ashby to the Central Counties Services Board of Directors will also be considers. 

Monday`s meeting begins at 10AM in the Milam County Courthouse. 


(WASHINGTON, DC) America`s newest president in 8 years is set to take office today. 

Inauguration festivities and ceremonies commence at 10:30AM today as Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington, DC to become the nation`s 45th president. Rain is in the forecast there, but it isn`t expected to dampen any of the activities scheduled, except maybe the parade. Trump shocked the political world last November when the upstart with no political experience bested Hillary Clinton to win the presidency. Inauguration chairman Tom Barrack said the theme of the event will be the same as Trump`s campaign, Make America Great Again. While many will celebrate the transfer of power, many are also set to protest around the country. In addition, at least 70 Democrats in Congress have decided to boycott the inauguration, many calling Trump an illegitimate president. Nearly 1 million people are also expected to march to the White House this weekend as well in protest of his election, not to mention the widespread demonstrations also expected across the country. 


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.
January 21
The Local OJ Thomas Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Games Night Out from 6-10PM Saturday at the OJ Thomas Band Hall. Admission will be $5. Games will include Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc. Prizes will be awarded. All are invited. Proceeds go to the local organization. 

January 21
The annual Milano Lions Club Pancake Supper will be held at the Milano Senior Center on Saturday from 5-7PM. Tickets are $3 for kids 12 and under and $5 for all others. This fundraiser will include a silent auction. For more information contact 512-636-9520.

January 21
Milam County Cowboy Church presents a comedy show featuring White Chocolate and Flo on Saturday at the Church at 2100 US77 near Rockdale. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Bring your favorite snack or dessert and stop in for a night of laughter and fellowship.


(CAMERON) Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado?  As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at free SKYWARN severe weather programs across Central Texas. The event returns to Milam County Monday from 6-8PM at Rockdale Fire Department. The program hits Falls County Wednesday from 6-8PM at Lott Fire Department. And there will be 2 sessions in Bell County on February 11th at the Belton New Tech High School cafeteria. The basic course runs from 9AM-Noon and the advanced course runs from 1-4:30PM. 

The 2017 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe storms, plus review tornado formation and behavior. The presentation is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is necessary.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 83rd Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 27th at Milam Community Theater`s Williams Event Center. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including: Volunteer of the Year; Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year; and Business of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. 

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 27th. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.


(MILANO) A Milano boxer is set to fight on national television next month. 

Boxer Ryan Cowboy Karl will appear February 2nd on the Fox Sports 1 series Premier Boxing Champions. Karl will meet unbeaten Eddie Ramirez of Chicago during the broadcast. Karl is also currently undefeated at 13-0 in his career, including 9 knockouts. The event will broadcast live from Mississippi. His bout will air 1st, with the main event to include Sammy Vasquez against Luis Collazo. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE)  Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 9 new bookings:
--Nathaniel Lee Allemang, 22 of Silsbee, for Out of County Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
--Jimmy Wayne Risher, Jr., 46 of Copperas Cove, for Out of County Theft of Property $100-750 and Out of County Failure to Appear
--Nicole Marie Hopkins, 25 of Rockdale, for Criminal Mischief $750-2500
--Jack Kennedy Marcotte, 47 of Cypress, for Motion to Revoke
--Christina Ann Schluter, 38 of Crandall, for Out of County Motion to Proceed
--Ronnie Dale Walker, 50, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
--3 in from Coryell Co

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are currently 102 inmates in the county jail, including 25 housed for Coryell County.

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