Today`s Local News2021-12-04
Today`s Local News 2021-12-04
Saturday, December 4, 2021


(ROCKDALE) The Rockdale Planning and Zoning Commission have a meeting Tuesday. 

During their meeting, the Commission will consider a rezone request for property located in the Rockdale Senior Care Addition from residential to commercial. The Commission will also discuss a request for a side setback variance at 508 San Jacinto Drive. Tuesday`s meeting begins at 2PM in City Council Chambers. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron City Council have a meeting Monday.

During their meeting, they will discuss and consider on the TWDB Grant Agreement, consider the agreement with the county for the Emergency Operations Center regarding disasters, & also discuss a 2022 routine airport maintenance program grant through TxDot. Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at the City Hall. 


(MILAM CO) Here`s a list of vaccination days and locations:

Tues- Thorndale Chamber of Commerce 9-3
Fri-Gause United Methodist Church 9-3

The outpatient monoclonal antibody infusion clinic is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM at the former Rockdale medical clinic. It is safe, free, and effective. Those infected by the virus need a referral to get the infusion. If you do not have a medical provider, call 512-853-0208 and the clinic could possibly have their provider write the referral for you. 

The Health Department is now providing booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Boosters are available to anyone. The immunocompromised are also eligible for additional shots, which are not the same as boosters. Those that are immune compromised and are interested in that additional shot, should contact the Health Department for an appointment. Remember, these shots may not keep you from getting the virus but they are very efficient at protecting you from hospitalization and death. 

The nurses administered 123 shots yesterday. The next public vaccination clinics in Milam County will be next week. Robertson County will host a booster clinic from 9AM-4PM Saturday at Calvert Fire Station. Walk-ins are welcome, though only a limited supply of shots is available. For questions, call 979-828-5911. Clinics are open to residents at least 12 years of age and shots are free to the public. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 254-697-7000. If you would like to sign up for the homebound program, please call 254-627-0311 or 254-627-9436. Free virus testing takes place Mondays from 9AM-2PM at the former Rockdale clinic and Thursdays from 9AM-2PM at Cameron Fire Station. 


(CALDWELL) Friday morning accident involving an 18-wheeler leaves Caldwell coach dead.

The accident was at the intersection of Texas 21 & OSR in Bryan, when an 18-wheeler failed to yeild while making a left turn from Texas 21 to OSR. The Bryan police identified the man as Ryan Hooper, 29, of Bryan, &  Caldwell coach. 


(CAMERON) A wonderful turnout for the downtown parade in Cameron this past Tuesday, and here`s a list of your winners:

Winners are:
1st Place Float:  Classic Bank
2nd Place Float: Citizens National Bank
3rd Place Float:  Cameron Yoe High FFA Students

1st Place Decorated Vehicle:  Ken and Kathryn Janicek
2nd Place Decorated Vehicle:  Don Pylant
3rd Place Decorated Vehicle:  Caliber Metals, LLC

1st Place Miscellaneous Category:  Milam County Sheriff`s Office
2nd Place Miscellaneous Category: Yoe High School Marching Band
3rd Place Miscellaneous Category: Robert Acosta-St. Monica`s Knights of Columbus Council 12061


(CAMERON) Here`s a look at events around Central Texas this week: 

November 25-December 15
Winnie L Nursing presents their 3rd annual Angel Tree through December 15th. Pick a name off the tree and help ensure every resident gets a Christmas Gift this year. Those that participate are encouraged to bring a wrapped gift with the Angel name tag attached to the tree no later than December 15th. The tree is located on the front porch of the facility. 

December 2-21
The Cameron Thrift Store will have their annual Christmas food distribution event on Tuesday, December 21st, at the Thrift Store from 9AM-2PM. To be eligible to receive food on that day, prospective recipients must first pick up a ticket from the thrift store manager before December 16th. The Thrift Store is located at 300 South Houston in Cameron and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM-3PM.

December 4
The Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball will be Saturday at the Bell County Expo Garth Arena. Dress in your Sunday Western Chic attire to include boots, bling, denim, and diamonds to celebrate at this fundraiser event. Tickets are only available in advance. Doors open at 6PM, with dinner to follow. Dance the night away to the country sounds of Rick Trevino. There will also be a silent auction, live auction, dancing, and cash bar. For reservations, call 254-933-5309. 

December 4
The 16th annual Buddy Oney Toy Run, brought to you by the Bad to the Bone Riders of Rockdale, will take place Saturday. The annual ride benefits needy children of Milam County with proceeds going to the Milam County CPS Board, Milam County Sheriff`s Office Brown Santa Program, Thorndale Cares, and the Rockdale Christmas Roundup. The ride kicks off at the Ranch in Rockdale with registration at 9AM and 1st bike out at 11AM. The ride fee is $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. You can also make a donation of a $25 toy to cover your ride fee. The fee includes food. Short-sleeve shirts will be available the day of the ride for $20. Last bike in is 4PM at the Ranch in Rockdale. After the meal will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, and more. For info, call 512-540-2561 or 512-299-7446. In the past, the ride has raised over $94,000. 


(CAMERON) The next production from Milam Community Theater hits the stage next weekend. 

The MCT Children`s Theater production of Wicked Christmas Carol will be performed at the Williams Event Center in Cameron December 10th-12th. Curtain rises at 7PM Friday, 2PM and 7PM Saturday, and 2PM Sunday. Doors open 1 hour prior to the shows. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at and are $5 each. There are 2 different casts taking part. Sunday is already sold out. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe High Athletics Department has scheduled their annual fall sports banquet. 

The Yoe High Fall Sports Banquet will be January 24th. A meal will be served at 6PM with the awards ceremony at 7PM. Meal tickets are $10 each. 


(CAMERON) Basketball players can sign up for a youth league. 

Registration is now open for the Cameron Youth Basketball League. The league is open to players in grades K through 6 and will cost $60 per player, though there is a discount for households with multiple players. The registration deadline is today. Players must be Cameron students or live in a Cameron ISD zone. Registration and payments must be submitted to your child`s school office. Each player will get a uniform and games will begin in January. The late registration deadline is December 10th, and that fee will be $70 (with no sibling discount for late registrations).


(CAMERON) The Yoe High basketball team is back to their winning ways in tourney action. 

West Kolache Classis update: Yoe 101, Troy 47. All Yoemen on the roster scored: J.W. Hollas (21), Javoun Goldsby (16), Kason Goolsby (16),Phaibian Bynum (11), Nolan Brashear (10), Pharrell Hemphill (6) Trayjen Wilcox (6), Charlie Mayer(4), Colby Wilson (4), Braylan Drake (3), Tate Stroud (2), and Cody Webb (2).
Semi-Final VS West  today @ 1:30PM


(TEXAS) Several area football teams remain alive in the playoffs.

Mart (13-0) vs Chilton (11-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Hewitt’s Panther Stadium 56-10 Mart
Marlin (10-3) vs Crawford (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Belton’s Tiger Field 26-6 Marlin
Franklin (13-0) vs Poth (11-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Pflugerville’s The Pfield 66-0 Franklin
Diboll (10-3) vs Lorena (11-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Bryan’s Green Stadium 63-28 Lorena


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS calls and 0 arrests:

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 5 EMS calls and 2 arrests:
--45-year-old Rockdale man for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building
--25year old Buckholts man for DWI

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

There are currently 125 inmates in the county jail, including 8 housed for Coryell County.

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