Today`s Local News2017-03-25
Saturday, March 25, 2017


(TEMPLE) New details are out in the arrest of a Cameron man last year. 

Temple Police say 39-year-old Sherman Tate Freeman was arrested during a traffic stop in January of last year. According to police, an officer on patrol spotted a car in the 400 block of Martin Luther King driving with a headlight out. The officer conducted a routine traffic stop and identified the driver as Freeman. During the stop, the officer searched Freeman and found a bottle of liquid in his sock. After taking Freeman into custody on drug possession charges, a search of his car turned up a Ruger 9mm handgun under the driver seat. Officials say Freeman was already a convicted felon and police added a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. On Thursday, Police said the substance found on Freeman was PCP. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200 Grams, a 2nd degree felony. He remains held in Bell County Jail. 


(TEMPLE) The 3rd Court of Appeals in Texas upheld a prior ruling in a local gun rights case. 

On Thursday, the 3rd Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against Army Master Sgt. Christopher "CJ" Grisham, who was convicted of the misdemeanor crime of interfering with a peace officer`s duties. Temple Police arrested Grisham in March 2013 and originally charged him with Assaulting a Peace Officer, though that was later changed to interfering with public duties. Officers had responded after reports of a man carrying a rifle along Airport Road in Temple. When officers approached Grisham, who was walking with his 15-year-old son, they confiscated his rifle and arrested him. The boy captured cell phone video of the arrest, which soon went viral. Grisham stood trial twice, the 1st ended in a mistrial, leading to the lesser charge, for which he was convicted and fined. According to Grisham, who went on to found Open Carry Texas, his attorneys are now reviewing the case to decide on appealing to the Texas Supreme Court. 


(TEMPLE) Temple PD officers were called to investigate a strange appearance in downtown Temple.

At about 4PM today, Temple PD received calls about a cow that was loose near the area of S 31st street and W Ave H.  An Officer observed the cow and followed it as it moved through the neighborhoods.  The Officer attempted to corral the bewildering bovine in a fenced area at Wilson Park but the cow turned back towards the officer, ran at him and out of the fenced area.  Further efforts were made to locate heck-raising heifer, including riders on horseback but were unsuccessful.  The Cow was last seen around 8:30pm outside the city limits hoofing it east.


(CAMERON) The 1st ever Milam Regional Farmers Market is officially scheduled. 

Cameron Economic Development Executive Director Ginger Watkins said that the Milam Regional Farmers Market will launch its inaugural season this Saturday. After seeking input from growers, vendors, and consumers, the Milam Regional Farmers Market was able to set its Market Days as the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 9AM-2PM. Markets will run through November, all at the Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market Pavilion. Officials also are excited to announce that in addition to farmers and producers, artists and crafters will also be allowed to participate. Anyone interested in taking part in the Milam Regional Farmers Market should call 254-697-4970 or email Vendor and market information will also be available soon at 


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

During their meeting, the Court will look to accept the resignation of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Rick Gommert. The Court will also consider approving bids for CR421 and will look to open and review bids for the CR442 bridge. In other business, Commissioners will take action on a tax abatement for Rockdale Senior Care Realty and for Livestock Nutrition Centers. The public sale of abandoned property and the approval of 2 new members to the Milam County Historical Commission and 1 new member fo the Certified Local Government Committee will also be discussed. There could also be potential action on a proposed solid waste ordinance and a notice of a hearing regarding that ordinance. Various updates and other reports will also be heard. 

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


(CAMERON) Cameron ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday in special session. 

During their meeting, the Board will consider a local board policy update and the 18+ program. Billboard options and budget considerations are also on the agenda. Trustees could also consider and take action on personnel and will hear reports on upcoming events. 

Monday`s special meeting begins at 6PM in the Board Conference Room. 


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday for a meeting and hearing. 

Prior to a regular meeting, the Board will host a public hearing to discuss a District of Innovation plan. Upon convening their regular meeting, the Board will consider that District of Innovation Plan. In other business, the Board will discuss and could take action on the district calendar and will decide on purchasing school buses. During closed session, Trustees are expected to consider employment of personnel, including athletic director, band director, and others. A district boundary agreement with Lexington ISD could also be discussed. 

Monday`s hearing and meeting begin at 5:30PM in the Central Administration Board Room. 


(CAMERON) Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is set to flush the fire hydrants in town next week. 

According to Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica, the department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday evening, beginning on the south end of town. Horelica advised that if you see water around the hydrants, it is due to this reason. 


(WILLIAMSON CO) Williamson County residents will soon get help claiming their unclaimed property. 

The Texas Comptroller`s Office and Williamson County Clerk`s Office will host an event from 9:30AM-4PM next Thursday in the Georgetown Public Library to assist Williamson County residents in searching for and filing for unclaimed property. According to the State Comptroller`s Office, Texas has $4 billion in unclaimed property, including over $158 million in Williamson County alone. Unclaimed property typically includes forgotten utility deposits, refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interests, royalty payments, dormant accounts, or abandoned safe deposit boxes. For more info, call 800-321-CASH or go to


(CAMERON) The City of Cameron has announced their annual spring clean up day for Saturday, April 8th from 8AM-3PM at the City Yard.  

Residents of Cameron will be able to haul any unwanted trash and debris to the yard during those hours.  Those participating should bring a current water bill to verify residency.  Items NOT accepted include wire, tires, batteries, antifreeze, chemicals, paints, liquids, concrete, dirt, roofing materials and asbestos siding.  Refrigerators will be accepted, however, compressors must be removed.  Items will need to be separated by category when you arrive.  The city yard is located at 701 E. Main. For info, call 697-6646.


(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.

March 25
The annual station review and fundraiser for Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department will be 10AM-2PM today at Station #2 in Davilla. There will be sausage wraps, chips, and drinks for sale. In addition, there will be a bounce house and cotton candy for the kids. Everyone is invited. For info, call 254-627-0058.

March 26
Salem Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans combine their resources to host a BBQ fundraiser and silent auction from 11AM-2PM Sunday at Seaton Star Hall. Plates off BBQ beef, sausage, beans, potato salad, slaw, dessert, and tea are just $10. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. 

March 27
The Yoe Athletic Booster Club is seeking volunteers to host the Yoemen 44 Farms Relays and Junior High Invitational Track Meet. Those interested in assisting should attend an Organizational Meeting at 7PM Monday in the Yoe High Cafeteria. A meal will be provided at this meeting. Both track events will be held March 30th and 31st. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe Varsity Baseball took out cross-river rival Rockdale Tigers in action at the Yards of Cameron on Friday night.

The Yoemen were in fine form all night, capitalizing on some hot batting and several Rockdale errors to cruise to a 7-2 victory in the showdown. 


(LEXINGTON) The Yoe boys track team showed well during the Lexington track meet this week. 

The Yoemen placed 3rd overall among 20 teams competing. First place finishers included Davion Bynaum in the 100m and 200m dash, Jordan Wells in triple jump, and the 4x100 relay team of Sicory Smith, Tydrick Williams, Davion Bynaum, and DJ Daniels. Other top 3 finishes included Noah Kostroun 3rd in the 400m run and the 4x200 relay of Sicory Smith, Tydrick Williams, KeKe Moore, and Pat England placed 3rd. On the JV side, Damon Smith finished as runner up in pole vault. 


(LEXINGTON) The Lady Yoe track team showed promise at the Lexington track meet this week. 

The Ladies placed 6th among 19 teams competing. The Ladies 4x100 relay of Ashantia Brooks, Ashlee Balch, Destiny Anderson, and Zee Bryson placed 1st. High jumper Makennah Shuffield finished 2nd. On the JV side, T`maja Oges was 3rd in long jump and Ebonique House finished 2nd in the 100m dash.


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS call and 1 fire call-out:
--11:37AM Cameron FD called to 800 S Rusk for an oven fire

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 arrest:
--30-year-old Kyle Jones of Rockdale for Class C assault

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Jesse Cimmino, 39 of Kempner, DWI 3rd or more
--2 in from Coryell Co

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--6:13PM 1 vehicle w/no injuries on FM 485E 

There are currently 127 inmates in the county jail, including 43 housed for Coryell County.

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