Today`s Local News2017-08-20
Sunday, August 20, 2017



(CAMERON) The Cameron Fire Department was on the scene in time to contain an early morning house fire.

At about 2:25AM Saturday morning, 3 units from the Cameron Fire Department responded to a call at 404 N Bowie for a reported residence on fire.  Firefighters worked for almost 2 hours to contain the flames, keeping the fire restricted to just the back of the house. No injuries were reported.


(CAMERON) A Cameron woman arrested in May in the death of a Cameron man has now been indicted. 

According to District Attorney Bill Torrey, a Milam County Grand Jury this month handed 50-year-old Shira Yvonne Anderson Taylor an indictment for the 2nd Degree Felony, Manslaughter. According to Cameron Police, Taylor was arrested in May in connection to the death of 52-year-old Leroy Taylor at a home in the 600 block of E. 6th in Cameron. Officers arrived to find the man unresponsive. The elder Taylor was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Shira Taylor was arrested at the scene on the charge of murder. 

A total of 30 other indictments were handed down this month, including 1 no bill:

ADELAIDE GAIL YANES, 38, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony, Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury

KIMBERLY KINTRELLE ROGERS, 25, of Grand Prairie, 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone

KRISTIE LAVON HENSHAW, 38, of Lincoln, 3rd Degree Felony, DWI 3rd or More

QUINTON JAMAAL JACOBS, 28, of Killeen, State Jail Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

RAUL AVILA, 36, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Theft $2,500 - $30K

REBA AGUIRRE, 56, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony, Theft <$2,500 with Priors – Elderly Enhancement

SEAN-MIKAL WOODS, 24, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony, Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle and 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering with Evidence

LEON AUGUSTA, 38, Austin,  3rd Degree Felony, Theft $2,500 - $30K – Elderly

BRANDI NICOLE HERNANDEZ, 30, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

TAVARIUS DEYON WASHINGTON, 27, of Houston, 1st Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance more than 400 Grams and 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering with Evidence

GEORGE HAROLD GRAYSON, 66, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering with Evidence

ROBERT MARIN SHORT, 49, of Dale, Texas, 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering, and State Jail Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

BROSHON RENARD LEWIS, 37, of Temple, State Jail Felony, Theft <$2,500 with Priors

CARLOS DANIEL DOMINGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ, 18, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Burglary of Building

HAROLD JOSEPH HUFFMAN, 43, of Hearne, 3rd Degree Felony, DWI 3rd or More

NICHOLAS CHARLES ROWAN, 22, of Milano, 2nd Degree Felony, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

TRISTON GARRETT RAMOS, 19, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Criminal Mischief $2,500 - $30K

SAMUEL MOLINA, II, 17, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Criminal Mischief $2,500 to $30K

ADAM SCOTT ROBERTSON, 18, of Rockdale, State Jail Felony, Criminal Mischief $2,500 - $30K

JAMAILL DARAY GIBBS, 26, of Houston, 1st Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance more than 400 Grams, 3rd Degree Felony, Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle, and 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering with Evidence

RODNEY WAYNE FRANKLIN, 50, of Rockdale, 3rd Degree Felony, Sex Offender Duty to Register

LLOYD EUGENE LONDON, 69, of Rockdale, 2nd Degree Felony, Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping and 2nd Degree Felony, Criminal Instrument – Aggravated Kidnapping

ROCKIE JOSHUA BALBOA, 23, of Cameron, 2nd Degree Felony, Sexual Assault of Child

NATHAN ANDREW WILLINGHAM, 31, of Bryan, 3rd Degree Felony, Bail Jumping – Failure to Appear 


(CAMERON) All those summoned for jury in County court on Monday still need to appear. David Barkemeyer`s court, first floor of the courthouse, 1:30PM.


(THORNDALE) A regular meeting for the Board of Trustees for Thorndale ISD will be held Monday. 

Subjects to be discussed include Administrative reports for Thorndale Elementary, Middle, and HIgh Schools as well as the Boys and Girls Athletics programs. 

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 630PM in the Thorndale ISD Board Room.


(ROCKDALE)  There will be a special meeting for the Rockdale ISD Board Of Trustees on Thursday. 

Subjects to be discussed include discipline of a public school child as well as complaint or charge against personnel.  Also on the agenda will be to consider the standards, guidelines, terms or conditions the Board will follow in consultation with representatives of employee groups. 

Thursday`s meeting is scheduled for 7:45AM in the Central Administration Office Board Room.


(ROCKDALE) There will be a Regular Meeting for the Board of Trustees for Rockdale ISD on Monday.

On the agenda for Monday`s meeting are the discussion and possible action on approval of 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct as well as the 2017-2018 Teacher Salary Schedule and District Compensation Plan. In closed session will be discussion regarding personnel matters and possible action on Board of Trustees vacancy process. 

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30 PM in the Central Administration Office Board Room.


(CAMERON) There will be a meeting for the Cameron Tourism Advisory Board on Tuesday.

Subjects to be discussed include reviewing and approving the minutes of the June 6th meeting as well as approving the financial report. Also on the agenda will be to present and take action regarding grant applications. 

Tuesday`s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM in the City Council Board Room.


(BUCKHOLTS) There will be a special meeting for the Town of Buckholts City Council on Monday.

Subjects scheduled on the agenda include the discussion, review, or approval the purchase of new patrol car as well as a resolution authorizing the opening of a bank account or escrow account as required by the Texas Water Development Board to deposit and hold funds received from the Texas Water Development Board. 

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 3PM at Buckholts Town Hall.


(BUCKHOLTS) There will be a regular meeting for the Buckholts ISD Board of Trustees Monday.

Subjects to be discussed include student agendas, student schedules, and the amount of students currently enrolled. 

Monday`s meeting is scheduled for 6PM in the Buckholts Elementary School Library. 


(ROCKDALE) The City of Rockdale is moving forward with a possible tax rate increase for the coming year. 

The Rockdale City Council this month approved the proposed 91.1 cent tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which would represent an almost 8% hike in the tax rate, up from 86.3 cents. With the proposed tax rate hike, the City has now scheduled a pair of public hearings to get citizen comments on the matter. The meetings will be held August 21st and August 28th at 5:30PM each day in Rockdale City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to attend those hearings and ask questions and give feedback. 


(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some events coming to Central Texas this week:

Through August 25
Feeders of the Lambs is a Christian group of Cameron-area citizens looking to provide free meals to children after the Cameron ISD summer meals program ends. Meals will be served at the pavilion at the Elementary School and at the Episcopal church from 11:30AM-12:30PM, weekdays through August 25th. The group is still seeking donations and volunteers for the event. For questions, or to donate, call 254-482-0019

August 20
St. Monica`s Catholic Church invites everyone to the Annual Homecoming Festival today. A Spanish Mass will be celebrated at 7AM and a Polka Mass with the Taylor Czech Chorus starts at 10AM. BBQ beef and sausage plates will be served starting at 10:30AM, with to go plates available. All plates are $10. Also homemade tamales, hamburgers, nachos and other food will be available during the day. A horseshoe tournament starts at 1PM with registration at 11:30AM. There will be games and entertainment for all ages throughout the day. The Majeks of Corpus will perform inside Simon & George Hall starting at 11:30AM. A Country Auction starts at 3:30PM in the hall. A raffle concludes the day with a $1000 Visa Card as top  prize. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5.

August 20
Jerusalem Baptist Church invites everyone to join them for Youth Day today at 3PM. The address is 800 North Orchard street in Cameron.


(CAMERON) As the first day of school nears, here are some dates to remember. 

Parents of students who will need bus transportation this year are encouraged to go to the District`s website and complete Bus Registration prior to the start of school. Go to the "Transportation" tab on the District`s website at to complete the form online. Once complete and approved, parents will be notified when bus passes are ready for pick up. All students must register for the bus in order to be eligible to ride. Transportation will be provided to students who live 2 miles or more from their campus or for those living in the designated hazardous route areas (4th Street to Batte Street between Glade Avenue and S. Columbus; the triangular area between Adams, Raleigh, E. 1st Street, and the railroad tracks; and the Cameron Associates Apartments). For more info, call 254-697-6737.


(CAMERON) Youth wishing to play soccer in Cameron will have to register soon. 

Cameron Youth Soccer registration is underway and the deadline is August 31st. Officials will be at Yoe High Cafeteria that night from 5-7PM for last chance registration. Youth ages 4-13 are eligible to play and the cost is $40 per player with a discount for households with multiple players. You can pick up registration forms at the Cameron Library, Classic Bank, Buckholts State Bank, or Elementary and Jr. High offices. For info, call 254-482-0680 or 254-482-0326.


(CAMERON) As football season nears, here are some important dates to know.  

Yoe Cards are now on sale through any Yoe High volleyball or football player. All coupons on this year`s card are to businesses here in town. Each card is $20. All proceeds go to the Yoe Athletic Boosters. 

Yoe Football reserve season tickets are on sale now for current ticket holders only. Tickets are available in the Cameron ISD Administration Building from 9AM-4PM. No tickets will be sold in the field house. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public August 22nd. Only a limited number of Senior Passes are available and are first come first served. 

Cameron`s final scrimmage of the pre-season will be held Friday against Madisonville. The regular season starts September 1st at home against Bellville. KMIL`s coverage of Cameron Yoe football will kick off with the Yoemen. Start your season right at 9:05AM with the Cameron Autoplex Coach Tommy Brashear Show, live from the dealership. At 5:30PM that evening, we`ll get you squared away for the start of football with the Coufal Prater Countdown to Kickoff. After the game, we`ll cap off the night with Friday Night Finals. 


(JACKSONVILLE) A former Yoe football standout was among the bright spots in a preseason NFL loss on Thursday. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost in preseason week 2 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, 12-8, despite the heroics of former Cameron Yoeman Dede Westbrook. A week after making just 1 catch for a touchdown, Westbrook broke free on Thursday night for 6 catches and 131 yards. Despite failing to catch a touchdown this week, Westbrook outpaced the rest of the Jaguars receiving corps, who combined for just 18 catches and 122 yards on the night. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest:
--Warrick Whitfield for DWI 

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

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 2 new bookings:
--Cary Lavon Braziel, 47 of Cameron, PI
--Laurence Scott Gonzales, 35 of Rockdale, Poss CS PG 1 <1g

There were 3 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--1:17AM 1 vehicle w/no injuries on south Highway 77
--10:56AM motorcycle accident w/injuries on FM 437
--12:28PM hit and run w/no injuries at intersection of Highway 79 and 36

There are currently 132 inmates in the county jail, including 63 housed for Coryell County.

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