Today`s Local News2018-07-19

(ROCKDALE) A regular meeting for the Rockdale Park Board has been scheduled for Today.

On the agenda will be to review and approve the previous meeting minutes as well as the recieve updates involving the Splash Pad Grant, the Veteran`s Park Update, the Rockdale Skate Park, the girl`s Softball fields, and the Bridge Park. Today`s meeting is scheduled for 6PM at the City Council Chambers.


(TEMPLE) A Temple store was robbed for thousands by a gunman, according to police.

Temple Police responded to the Adams Food Mart in the 3200 block of West Adams Avenue on Friday where a gunman allegedly robbed the store and escaped with about $4,000. The suspect was described as a black man who wore a black mask, black shirt and black pants. The victim said he was in the process of closing the store and counting the money when the man came into the store through the open door and pointed a gun at him. The male demanded all of the money. Anyone with information can call the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.


(TEMPLE) A temple man who fell victim to an alleged attempted robbery is refusing to press charges.

The robbery was reported just before 930PM in the 400 block of South 2nd St. at Jupe Feeds in downtown Temple. The victim said he was going to his truck when two men he didn’t know ran up to him in all black clothing and had on black masks and black gloves. One man pointed a black handgun at the victim and the other punched him in the mouth before the two men started attacking the victim. The victim said he pushed the two men off him and they ran away. The case is inactive because the victim refused to file charges and the department has no known suspects. No further details have been made available.


(CAMERON) Salem Elm Ridge Customers are now under a boil water order, at least for now.

Due to a problem at the plant site, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required Salem Elm Ridge WSC to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply Company officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption.


(CENTRAL TX) The Texas Czech Genealogical Society has announced their summer conference and guest speaker. 

The TCGS will host their annual summer conference Saturday at the Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center. The event begins with registration at 8AM and should wrap up about 4PM. The guest speaker is Peter Vodenka, an acclaimed author. A silent auction will also be held. For questions or to register, visit or call 214-577-0029. Vodenka will also be speaking at 4 other locations in Central Texas: 1-3PM July 22nd at Taylor Brethren Church; 6:30-8:30PM July 23rd at Taiton Community Center in El Campo; 6:30-8:30PM July 24th at Temple SPJST Home Office; and 6:30-8:30PM July 25th at West VFW Post 4819. For info on the remaining events, call 512-218-1559.


(CENTRAL TEXAS) Here`s a look at some area events headed to Central Texas this week:

July 16-August 2
Ben Milam Elementary will offer a free lunch to anyone 18 years and younger, continuing today and ends on August 2nd from 11AM-12:30PM, Monday through Thursday. For info, call 254-697-8371 or 254-627-0636.

July 20
Knights of Columbus Council #12601, St. Monica Catholic Church, will hold its 17th Annual Gun Raffle on Friday. Tickets are $20 and includes a delicious, home cooked stew dinner with drinks. Adult beverages are included. A mini-raffle will also take place  during the evening. Doors open at 6, raffle starts at 7. Contact any member for tickets. All are welcomed.

July 20
San Gabriel Baptist Church will Host an old-fashioned family night on Saturday.  The movie, God Is Not Dead, Part 2 will be shown.  A light supper will be provided at 7pm with the movie following.  Everyone is invited.  Weather permitting the movie will be shown outdoors.  Dress comfortably and bring your lawn chairs. There is no charge for the supper and movie and no offering will be taken.

July 21
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Casino Night will be from 7-11PM Saturday at the Ranch in Rockdale. First prize is $1500, 2nd prize is $750, and 3rd prize is $500. Other prizes will also be available. There will also be a live auction and a chance to win a gun. Admission is $50. To participate or be a sponsor, call 512-446-2030

July 21
Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition will be having a western swing concert at the Cameron VFW Post 2010 Saturday, from 8:30PM-Midnight. BYOB and the kitchen will be available. For reservations or more information, call 254-295-6222.

July 21-22
The 6th Annual CHRISTMAS IN JULY will be held at New Beginnings Full Gospel Tablernacle in Cameron on Saturday, from 1-5PM and Sunday, at 10AM.  Come be anointed through music and speakers.  Door prizes and refreshments will be given at Saturday`s event.  This is a free event and the public is invited.


(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 8th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 28th.  The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.

Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club. Mendoza said the tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 2PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For info, call 254-627-1270 or 


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

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be July 24th and 25th from 8:30-11:30AM for incoming 9th-12th graders and 1-4PM for incoming 7th and 8th graders. 

Yoe High Cheerleader camp will be July 28th at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-5PM. The camp, for kids aged 4 to entering 5th grade, is $30 per person. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle with their name on it. Early registrants will get a t-shirt. All campers will also get to cheer at a pep rally and football game in the fall. Make checks payable to Yoe High Cheerleaders. 

The 10th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 30th through August 2nd 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. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS call and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS calls and no other activity.

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 new bookings:
--Jessica Ann Nieto-Ramos, 35 of Rockdale, for Public Intoxication
--Ruben Vega Jr, 47, for theft of property
--Casey David Hopson, 31 of Rockdale, for Theft of Property
-- Emily Leticia Ibarra, 26 of Cameron, for Non payment of child support
--Leah Lisa Stewart-Sakewitz, 39 of Rockdale, for Credit/debit card abuse
--Don Craig, 50 of Rockdale, for aggravated sexual assault of a child

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--10:21PM Vehicle vs. pedestrian on HWY77 S. of Rockdale. Troopers hendricks and Delbosque innvestigated

There are currently 131 inmates in the county jail, including 91 housed for Coryell County.

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