Today`s Local News2015-11-27
Friday, November 27, 2015      


(TEMPLE) One Temple family got a surprise guest on Thanksgiving morning when an SUV crashed into their home. 

Temple Police and Temple Fire & Rescue were called about 8:30AM to a home in the 5300 block of Bentwood Dr. after a Chevy Tahoe crashed through the side of the 2-story house. Crews arrived to find the front of the SUV had run through a brick wall. The driver is thought to have passed out just prior to the wreck. The extent of the damage was not fully known, but amazingly, no one was hurt. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 


(TEXAS) Black Friday is officially underway, but if youíre heading to the stores this morning youíre already behind.  Retailers all around the country, Texas included, opened their doors yesterday to start the Christmas shopping madness.  Some bargain-hunters have been camped out in front of stores like Best Buy since as far back as Monday, sleeping in tents and surviving on fast food.  Police were called to stand guard at some locations to protect shoppers from the crazy rush.  Retailers have been getting heat for opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day, but shoppers donít seem to mind.


(MARLIN) The son of a slain area police chief has honored his father with a touching tribute. 

Andrew Allen, quarterback at New Mexico State University and the son of late Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen, honored his father last week by throwing 4 touchdowns in a win against Louisiana-Lafayette. Andrew had just hours before the game attended his father`s funeral. The quarterback`s heroics helped his team earn the win. Chief Allen died November 10th after being shot in the head while working uniformed off-duty security at a Temple night club. One man remains in custody in the shooting. 


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


(CAMERON) The Cameron Mayor will host a series of meetings to discuss water and wastewater projects. 

Mayor Connie Anderle will host the Coffee and Conversation information meetings at 3 locations so that citizens can address concerns and questions over the city`s water and wastewater improvement projects and other topics. The meetings will be 6PM Monday at Bea`s Kitchen, 9AM December 3rd at Cameron Housing Authority, and 9AM December 9th at Cameron Chamber of Commerce.  


(MILAM CO) Here`s a look at activities coming soon to the Milam County area.

November 27-28
The Fellowship Galilee Church at 240 E. MLK in Caldwell is having a Men`s and Women`s conference on today at 7:30PM and Saturday at 9:30AM. The public invited. For more information, call 979-219-0759.


(MILANO) A local boxer will be back in the ring for a televised fight. 

Milano boxer Ryan Karl, who remains unbeaten at 10-0, will fight Ken Alvarez in a light welterweight bout on Saturday in Dallas as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC. Karl will be the undercard to the main event, Charlo vs Campfort.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team held off a determined Grandview team to win their regional matchup, 42-28.

The Yoemen were unable to do more than stay a step ahead or even of a tough Zebra offense, who responded to each Yoe TD with one of their own, until the fourth quarter.  In the fourth, the Yoemen pulled to a 2 TD lead after a timely fumble recovery by defensive standout Deandre Adams.  RB Traion Smith put up his usual top notch performance, giving the Yoemen offense 4 scores, with QB Jacob Smitherman contributing another 2 touchdowns. 

 Next week, the Yoemen will play either Teague or West, who meet at 7PM today in Midlothian. 


(TEXAS) Several area football teams have advanced to the next round of the playoff picture. 

Up next, Midway battles Lake Travis in a rematch from earlier this year at 2PM Saturday in Temple. In 5A, Temple draws Richmond Foster at 7:30PM today at the Berry Center in Cypress; Bryan will play George Ranch at 4PM Saturday in Houston; A&M Consolidated plays Ridge Point at 5PM Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston; and College Station High takes on Angleton at 7PM today at Woodforest Stadium. 4A matches include Navasota and Carthage at 6PM today in Beaumont; La Vega against Liberty Hill at 7:30PM today at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen; Gatesville versus China Spring at 7:30PM today at Waco Midway; Lorena and Atlanta at 7PM today in Mesquite; Caldwell against power West Orange Stark at 7PM today in New Caney; and unbeaten Giddings takes on rival Bellville at 7:30PM today in Bryan. In 3A, Franklin meets Newton at 7PM today in Henderson. Down in 2A, Crawford and Goldthwaite will square off at 7:30PM today in Copperas Cove; and Bremond tackles Falls City at 7PM today in Lago Vista. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County.
--11:33AM, 2-vehicle wreck with unknown injuries.

There are currently 123 inmates in the county jail, including 29 housed for Coryell County, 17 housed for Lampasas County, 4 housed in Robertson County, and 11 housed in Lee County.

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