Sunday, February 7, 2016
COPPERAS COVE POLICE SEARCH FOR BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
(COPPERAS COVE) Copperas Cove Police responded to a reference of a robbery in process Friday afternoon at the First National Bank Texas on 107 W. Business Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a possible Hispanic male with dark hair. No one was injured during the course of the robbery.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Copperas Cove Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. If you have any information concerning the incident, please contact the Copperas Cove Police Department at 254-547-8222, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can submit a tip through Crime Stoppers at 254-547-1111.
ROCKDALE CITY COUNCIL
(ROCKDALE) The City of Rockdale City Council will have a regular meeting on Monday, February 8.
On the agenda for that meeting will be several public hearings, including a hearing on providing a tax freeze or exemption amount for residents who are over 65 years of age and/or disabled. The council will also consider and take necessary action on a pair of ordinances concerning elections.
Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers.
CAMERON ISD BOARD MEETING
(CAMERON) The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting followed by a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 8.
On the agenda for the Special Meeting will be a discussion on Appraisal Values. After the Special Meeting, the agenda for the Regular Meeting will cover the Superintendent`s reports as well as various contracts for employees of the school district.
Monday`s Special Meeting begins at 5:30PM in the Board Conference Room.
ROCKDALE ISD BOARD MEETING
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday in regular session.
During their meeting, the Board is expected to consider school district boundaries and a State Comptroller`s Property Value Study. In other business, the Board will take action on financial reports, property insurance, and investment reports. During closed session matters, Trustees will deliberate on contracts for the Assistant Superintendent, Principals, and Assistant Principals. Any action would be taken in open session.
Monday`s meeting is at 6PM in the Central Administration Office.
THORNDALE ISD BOARD MEETING
(THORNDALE) A Regular Meeting of the Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, Feburary 8.
On the agenda for that regular meeting will be consideration of adopting a resolution to order the May 7, 2016 General Election as well as other election matters.
Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 6:30PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room.
There is also a Special Meeting scheduled for 6:30PM on Wednesday, February 10. On the agenda for that meeting will be consideration/action on naming a lone finalist in the superintendent search.
UPCOMING AREA EVENTS
(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some upcoming event for the Central Texas area.
The Buckholts Betterment Association will hold their annual Super Bowl of Chili on today from 11AM-2PM or until sold out at the Buckholts Community Center. Homemade chili with dessert and a drink will be $7. A chili dog deal will be $4. To go plates are $6.
FOSTER PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
(CAMERON) Milam County is seeking foster parents.
There is an informational meeting February 15th at 6PM at Bea`s Kitchen in Cameron. If you were thinking about becoming a licensed foster parent, the informational meeting is your first step. If you need more information, visit www.adoptchildren.org
MCT AUDITIONS THIS MONTH
(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production.
MCT will host auditions for Agatha Christie`s The Unexpected Guest on February 15th and 16th from 6:30-8:30PM each night at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. The cast will consist of 3 women and 7 men. Those that audition will need to read from the script. The Unexpected Guest will hit the stage this April. For info, send an email to Randy Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMERON CHAMBER ANNOUNCES BANQUET
(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.
The 82nd Annual Chamber Banquet will take place March 8th at the Cameron VFW. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including: 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 email@example.com or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, March 8th at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.
TEMPLE HIGH SCHOOL IS SET TO NAME A LONE FINALIST FOR FOOTBALL COACH
(TEMPLE) Temple High School has selected their lone finalist to become head football coach and athletic director.
The school district confirmed Friday that current Temple High defensive coordinator Scott Stewart is the lone finalist for the post. Stewart is expected to be recommended to the school board on Monday. He will replace former coach Mike Spradlin who left to take an administrative position at Magnolia ISD. Stewart has over 15 years coaching experience. He graduated from Troy High School in 1972 and then graduated from Sam Houston State and is currently working towards his Masters through Texas A&M Commerce. Stewart beat out 3 other finalists, including Cameron Yoe football coach and athletic director Rick Rhoades. The Yoe head coach was runner up to Spradlin back in 2011.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS run and no other activity:
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 5 arrests:
--18 year-old male of Austin, Burglary of Habitation
--17 year-old male of Austin, Burglary of Habitation
--45 year-old male of Bartlett, Evading Arrest w/vehicle, Evading Arrest/Detention, Theft $100-$750
--23 year-old male of Austin, DWLI
--29 year-old male of Conroe, Possession of Controlled Substance PG1
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 new bookings:
--Carlos Ocampo, 17 of Austin, Burglary of Habitation
--Juan Pedro Cruz, 18 of Austin, Burglary of Habitation
--Robert Alan Fischman, 19 of Killeen, Possession Marijuana <=2oz, Burglary of Habitation/MTR
--Elwin Anthony Cook, Jr., 20 of Killeen, Possession Marijuana <=2oz
--Julian Djuan Chambers, 18 of Killeen, Possession of MArijuana <=2oz, Theft of Firearm
--3 in from other counties
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are currently 137 inmates in the county jail, including 53 housed for Coryell County, 10 held for Lampasas County, 1 held for Cameron PD, 4 housed in Robertson County, and 17 housed in Lee County.