Wednesday, May 25, 2016
CAMERON PD OFFICERS HELP RESCUE GIRL FROM CAR
(CAMERON) Two Cameron Police Officers are being hailed heroes after rescuing a girl from being swept down the Little River on Monday.
In a press release late Tuesday, Police Chief Randy Dixon praised the work of Officers Luis Alejo and John Torres. Dixon said Police were alerted by a 9-1-1 call about 9AM Monday in regards to a 17-year-old female who threatened to drive her car into the Little River near Cameron. With the Little River at flood stage due to recent heavy rains, officers quickly went out to the local bridges spanning the river. Shortly after officers were sent out, the girl called back and told dispatchers she had wrecked out while going into the water. Dixon said an officer then spotted the girl`s vehicle partially obscured in the mud and brush under the long bridges outside of Cameron and in danger of falling into the swiftly moving river. It was at this time that Officers Alejo and Torres acted quickly in shedding their bulletproof vests in order to make their way down the banks to the car. Once there, the 2 officers were unable to open the car door and instead busted out the driver window and extracted the young girl inside. A 3rd responding officer, Clay Domel, arrived and used an extended pole to help pull the officers and the girl back up from the river banks. According to Dixon, the girl was rushed to the hospital to be checked out. Milam County Sheriff`s Office and Cameron Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
BELL CO INMATE DIES
(BELTON) An investigation is underway after a man died in Bell County Jail on Monday.
Bell County Sheriff`s Office and the Texas Attorney General`s office are investigating after jailers found a man dead in his jail cell on Monday. The name and age of the inmate have not been released. It remains unclear how the man died, though an autopsy has been ordered.
HEARNE ISD ISSUES CONTINUE
(HEARNE) The Texas Education Agency is again investigating Hearne ISD.
The TEA notified Hearne ISD School Board and the Superintendent this month they have received multiple complaints regarding a systemic breakdown of the school board`s ability to govern and oversee the district as required by the Texas Education Code and will investigate the matters. The allegations accuse the District of lacking internal controls in the Public Education Information Management System and Business Office, and are non-compliant with criminal history reviews. The TEA has elected to keep those complaints anonymous at this time.
Meanwhile, Region 6 Education Service Center of Huntsville has now provided an update on the District`s financial situation. Hearne ISD contracted the Region 5 ESC in March to help reconcile 3 years worth of bank statement reconciliations. In an update this week, ESC representatives said they have completed reconciliations from September 2015 through March 2016. The group is also currently working to present a budget for the coming school year. An external audit earlier this year found that Hearne ISD often manually prepared checks, failed to record financial transactions, and uncovered inaccuracies on statements and checks. The audit also claimed that business employees frequently fell behind on standard financial practices each month.
GAUSE BOIL ORDER LIFTED
(GAUSE) A boil notice for an area water supply has now been rescinded.
Customers with Gause Water Supply have had to boil their water since last Tuesday due to an equipment failure at their water system plant. As of today, officials say the issue has been corrected and testing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shows the water is safe to drink. The boil notice for customers has now been lifted. Again, it is no longer necessary for Gause Water Supply customers to boil their water.
E. COLI FOUND IN BARTLETT WATER, BOIL ORDER ISSUED
(BARTLETT) A boil order continues for the entire town of Bartlett after E. Coli bacteria was found in the water supply.
The City of Bartlett on Friday issued the boil notice for all residents using the City Water System. An isolated sample test came back positive for the E. Coli bacteria. At this time, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled for 2 minutes prior to consumption. The City said a contaminated faucet is the likely cause of the issue and crews have replaced the faucet and are currently running extra testing. E. Coli bacteria can sometimes cause short term illness such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and headache. People at increased risk to contract E. Coli include the young, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. For more info, call 254-527-3219.
BELL CO ELECTION RUNOFF
(BELL CO) While Milam County voters had no local runoff races, it was a different story in Bell County on Tuesday.
Voters in Bell County returned to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election for Bell County Commissioner-Precinct 1 and State Senate Seat 24. According to County officials, former Temple Mayor Pro Tem Russell Schneider unseated incumbent Richard Cortese for Pct. 1 Commissioner by just 49 votes, 1302-1253. Cortese said Tuesday he will not seek a recount. In addition, Bell County voters had to choose the Republican nominee for State Senate District 24, with voters selecting Dawn Buckingham over Susan King. Buckingham would take the place of veteran Republican Senator Troy Fraser, who is retiring.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CHRISTINE HOLCOMBE SCHOLARSHIP NEARS
(CAMERON) Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship, which memorializes former County Extension Agent Christine Holcombe, will be awarded to applicants who have completed 1 year of college and are former Milam County residents and graduates from Milam County high schools. The deadline to apply is June 18th. For info, call 201-403-8185. To get an application, send an email to: email@example.com
(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production.
Auditions for Greater Fatty Bottoms will be May 31st through June 1st from 6-8PM at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. Auditions will include reading from the script. The production requires a cast of 7 women, 6 men, and extras of all ages.
Greater Fatty Bottoms hits the stage July 30th and 31st, with encore performances the following weekend.
(MILAM CO) Here are some events coming to Central Texas.
There will be a food handlers class today from 1-3PM at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, presented by the AgriLife Extension Office. This class is accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services and is required for all food service employees. Space is limited so call and reserve a spot at 254-697-7045. The class is $20 per person. Future class dates will be June 30th, July 19th, August 30th, and September 8th.
The annual Memorial Day program in Cameron will be at 10AM on Memorial Day on the Courthouse Square. KMIL will broadcast that program.
YOE HIGH GRADUATION CEREMONIES SCHEDULED
(CAMERON) Graduation for the Cameron Yoe High class of 2016 is set for 8PM Friday on Yoe Field.
The Valedictorian is Kayleigh Lara and the Salutatorian is Rocio Saucedo.
YOE SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP
(CAMERON) Cameron athletes will soon have a chance to participate in various sports camps.
Yoe Baseball Camp will be May 31st through June 1st at the Yards of Cameron from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 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 31st through June 1st at Mark Humble Softball Field from 1:30-4:30PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3rd-9th graders, is $30 per player. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Abraham Vargas.
Yoe Boys Basketball Camp will be May 31st through June 2nd 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 Basketball Camp will May 31st through June 2nd at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon. 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 Stephanie Hause.
Yoe High School Cheerleader Camp will be July 23rd from 9AM-5PM at the Yoe High Gym. The camp, for kids aged 4 to 5th Grade, is $30 per person. Campers will have a chance to cheer during a Yoe High School football game. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders.
The 8th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 25th through 28th at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. Grades 3rd through 6th will meet from 8-10AM and 7th-9th graders will meet from 10:30AM-12:30PM. You can register the first day of camp. The cost is $45. There are scholarship opportunities available for athletes. Campers will need to provide their own towel, wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats, and must leave all jewelry at home. Make checks payable to Yoe Football Camp.
AREA SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS
(TEXAS) The UIL softball playoffs are underway, with just 2 area teams left.
Caldwell will now meet La Grange in the regional finals in a 1-game playoff. The teams meet at 7:30PM Friday in Liberty Hill.
AREA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
(CENTRAL TX) The UIL Baseball playoffs are underway, with just 1 area team left.
Salado takes on Sinton in the regional semifinals in a best-of-3 series in San Marcos. Game 1 is 6PM Friday, with Game 2 on Saturday.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Amy Young for Assault Family Violence and Interfering with 911 Call
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 22-year-old Rockdale woman for Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Member
There was also 1 fire call: 2:47PM, Rockdale FD sent to 708 Riley St. for downed power line
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 10 new bookings:
--John Fitzgerald Page, Jr., 27 of Temple, for Murder, Robbery, and 4 Out of County warrants
--Darral Gene Walker, 76 of Rockdale, for Indecency w/ a Child Sexual Contact
--Erica Geddings, 27 of Rockdale, for Contempt of Court-Parent Contributing to Attendance
--Xavier Deanta Anderson, 22 of Thorndale, for Out of County Motion to Revoke
--Charlotte Ann Horelica, 38 of Rockdale, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Performance of a Child Under 14
--Amy Lynn Young, 32 of Cameron, for Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Member and Interfering w/ Emergency Call
--John Rocco Pasciuti, 56 of Rockdale, for Out of County Bond Surrender
--Zek Nakshiqi, 52 of Roanoke, for Out of County Writ of Attachment
--2 in from Coryell Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are currently 139 inmates in the county jail, including 52 housed for Coryell County.