Today`s Local News2017-04-29
Saturday, April 29, 2017


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lions Club`s Annual Radio Auction is returning to the Ranch next month.

The auction will be heard live on 105.1FM on Monday through Wednesday, May 1-3, from 3-7PM each day. Bidding will be held online. To bid online, click on the Lions Club logo on our homepage at

Once again, several hundred items are being auctioned off to the highest bidder over those 3 days. Again, bidding will begin online, just go to and click on the Lions Club logo. If you would rather bid by phone, bidding that way will begin Monday, just listen to 105.1 the Ranch each day of the auction, where phone numbers will be given out during the broadcasts.

The annual Lions Club Radio Auction raised about $20,000 for the organization last year.  Local merchants donate items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Through the more than 40 years that the radio auction has been heard on KMIL, the transition has gone from phone bids kept on index cards to almost complete live internet bidding much like ebay auctions. 


(BELTON)Police are in the process of investigating an unattended death in Belton. The incident happened on Hilltop and 13th Street in Belton. No other details have been released at this time.


(CAMERON) The City of Cameron City Council has a regular meeting scheduled for Monday, May 1.

On the agenda for Monday`s regular meeting will be the consideration and possible action on upcoming tournaments for the Cameron Horseshoe Club and a second and final reading of an ordinance adopting provision related to mobile food establishments.  The council will then convene into executive session for a fomral interview with a candidate for chief of police before reconvening into open session to take action, if necessary, regarding police chief position.

Monday`s meeting is scheduled to immediately follow the council workshop in the city council chambers. 


(CAMERON) All persons summoned for Jury Service in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court for Monday, May 1st at 1PM, you need not report.  That case has been resolved.


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

April 28-29
Texas Czech Genealogical Society presents Tracking Ancestral Footprints: A Genealogy Research Workshop today from 10AM-4PM at the Caldwell Civic Center. The workshop is open to anyone and no membership is required. Registration is $10. Lunch is on your own. For info, call 972-790-2848.

April 29
Cameron ISD`s annual Community Walk For Yoe Life will be today from 9-11AM at the Cameron ISD Track. There will be a fun run to win prizes, inflatables for the kids, and the Milam County Health Department Standards Home Health and WIC will offer blood pressure readings and more. Cameron Police, Milam County Sheriff`s Office and Cameron Fire Department will also be on hand.

April 29
The Temple Parks & Recreation has announced that hip hop musician Biz Markie will perform on the CEFCO stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin` Temple Festival on today. Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of hip hop experience and a huge fan base.

April 29
Feeders of the Lambs will host a BBQ and benefit auction at 5PM today at Marlow Baptist Church fellowship hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. The auction will be hosted by auctioneer John Fisher and music will be provided by Jerry Bethel. Auction items include firearms and gift baskets. Get tickets at Sissy`s Saddle Shop Cafe, Cameron Tire, KT Cleaners, or at the door. For info, call 254-780-6855, 254-654-1598, or 254-697-1989.

April 30
Rockdale Fair Association will have a baked potato lunch on Sunday. Tickets are pre sale only. The $8 ticket gets you a baked potato with all the trimmings and dessert will be included. The event runs from 11AM until 2PM at the concession stand in the livestock concession stand or call Penny Horelica for pickup in Cameron at the Cameron Fire Station at 254-652-3612 

April 30
The Rockdale Downtown Association is hosting a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at Rockdale Fire Department starting at 11AM Sunday. Plates are $9 and include a half chicken, sides, drink, and dessert. Proceeds go toward support and resources for the downtown area. Tickets are available at the door until sold out. To get tickets or more information, call 512-639-9004.

April 30
There will be a benefit for Angela Gail Danek at 11AM Sunday at Moravian Hall in Georgetown. BBQ plates will be available from 11AM-1:30PM for $10 per plate. To-go and dine-in will be available. Desserts are $1 extra. A silent auction and live auction will also be held. T-shirts will be sold. The benefit is also accepting auction items and baked goods. To donate, call 254-760-4546, 512-863-5117, or 512-863-0090. Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer and proceeds will go toward her fight against cancer. 

April 30
St. Mary`s Parish Festival will be 10:30AM-4PM Sunday at the Knight of Columbus Hall in Temple. There will be a raffle with a chance to win $5000. Chicken and sausage plates catered by the KOC will be available from 10:30AM-1PM. Drive-through will be available. A live and silent auction kicks off at 1PM and game and bingo will continue throughout the day. The Billy Holt Band will provide entertainment from 10:30AM-1PM. Gourmet desserts will also be available and a general store will be open. 


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

Yoe Baseball Camp will be May 30th and 31st at the Yards of Cameron from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $40 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to John Broussard. 

Lady Yoe Softball Camp will be May 30th and 31st at Mark Humble Softball Field from 1:30-4:30PM 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 Abraham Vargas. 

Yoe Boys Basketball Camp will be May 30th through June 1st 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 Lance Hause. 

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 26th through 28th at Yoe High Gym from 8:30-11:30AM for 5th-8th graders and 1:30-4:30PM for 9th-12th graders. Cost of camp is $50 per player. 


(CAMERON) The Texas Catholic Athletic League (TCAL) is set to host the state track & field championships in Cameron. 

The events will unfold May 5th and 6th at the Oxsheer Smith Track Complex in Cameron. Boys and Girls will compete in 2 divisions of large and small schools. Roughly 25 schools and over 500 athletes will compete. Field events start at 10:30AM, with running prelims to follow. Finals will be that Saturday. For questions, call 254-624-4963.


(CENTRAL TX) Several area teams continue play in the UIL softball playoffs this week. 

The Rogers Lady Eagles have advanced to the area round after fashioning a 2-1 win over Troy in bi-district on Thursday. Rogers won despite being outhit by Troy 10-3. The Lady Eagles move on to face either Grandview or Frankston. 

The 10th ranked Academy Lady Bees pounded out 15 hits to run-rule Groesbeck in Game 1 of the best of 3 bi-district playoff series, followed by a 12-4 win over Groesbeck Friday.  The Lady Bees will meet either Mildred or Teague. 

The Salado Lady Eagles faltered in their opener to Caldwell, falling 8-3 in Game 1 of their best of 3 bi-district series. Game 2 will be 2PM today in Whitney, with a 3rd game to follow if needed. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls, 1 accident and 1 arrest:
--Pedro Rodriguez, 53 of Cameron, DWI 3rd or more, Fleeing the scene of an accident

--9:37PM 2 vehicle accident at 400 W Main.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS calls and 2 accidents:
--10:26PM Rockdale FD sent to 617 North Ave for downed powerlines
--8:36PM 129 Cordova vehicle hit 3 parked cars

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 8 new bookings:
--Jonathon Jones, 56 of Cameron, DWI 3rd or more
--Stephanie Rangel, 24 of Cameron, Poss of Marijuana
--Justin Spiller, 20 of Hearne, Poss of Marijuana
--5 in from Coryell

There were 3 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--11:00AM CR 227 west of CR 229
--9:58PM E Highway 190
--1:54AM 1 vehicle rollover on FM 486 and FM3061

There are currently 139 inmates in the county jail, including 50 housed for Coryell County.

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