Today`s Local News2015-05-29
Friday, May 29, 2015      

(MILAM CO) At this time, Milam County is collecting damage assessments due to the storms. If the Governor and President Obama sign off on the disaster declaration, residents here could be eligible for FEMA assistance. To file for such relief, homeowners and businesses must submit a letter to their County Commissioner that includes date of loss or damage and location, detailed loss/damage description, estimated cost of repair or replacement, and contact information. 

In Cameron, City Crews will be making a sweep through the City for downed tree limbs. City officials ask that residents place downed limbs at the curb. Crews will begin picking them up on Monday. There will only be 1 pass made, so officials ask that residents be sure to place all debris and limbs at the curb. For info, call 697-6646.

Texas Department of Transportation reminds motorists that a handful of roads remain closed in the Bryan District. As of midnight, Milam County road FM487 at San Gabriel remain shut down. In Burleson County, FM3058 is washed out and remains closed. 


(TEMPLE) A woman involved in an attempted kidnapping and high speed chase on Wednesday has been identified. 

Temple and Belton Police said 44-year-old Anjanette Moore remains jailed on a charge of Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle. Police said Moore was arrested after a high speed chase that began Wednesday afternoon when she attempted to pickup a student from Lake Belton Middle School. Moore, who is the child`s biological mother but does not have custody, sped off when she saw a Temple Police Officer who was working at the school as a resource officer. Belton PD gave chase at speeds up to 70MPH, finally arresting Moore when she pulled over at a Cefco convenience store in the 600 block of E. 6th. 


(TEMPLE) Williamson County authorities have discovered the body of a Temple man who went missing May 21st. 

Williamson County Sheriff`s Office said flood damage surveyors found the body of 55-year-old Jerry Booth on Tuesday. A medical examiner positively identified the body Wednesday and notified the family. Booth`s pickup was located while crews were surveying flood damage along the low-water crossing at TX95 and CR143 in Williamson County. Booth`s body was found nearly 1 mile downstream from the truck. 

Meanwhile, the death toll is still going up from flooding earlier this week in Central Texas.  A man`s body was found yesterday on the banks of the Blanco River near San Marcos.  It would make him the eighth person to die in rushing waters in the region.  Authorities aren`t saying if the man is one of eight people reported missing in the floods.  They`re hoping  to identify him later today.  A boy, whose body was found Wednesday on the Blanco River, also hasn`t been identified. 


(BELTON) A Killeen man who pled guilty to murder in March has now been sentenced. 

Karl Lee Wiggins, 61, was handed life in prison Thursday for his role in the June 2014 shooting death of 41-year-old Charles Hermann. Belton Police were called to the Hermann home off FM2410 in Belton after reports of a shooting. Officers arrived and located Hermann, who suffered from a gunshot wound. While Police were on scene, they were confronted by Wiggins, who was carrying a handgun. When Wiggins refused to put down his weapon, police opened fire. All 3 officers involved in the shooting were later cleared. Meanwhile, Hermann died 10 days later in the hospital. 


(BREMOND) A convenience store caught fire on Thursday in the Robertson County town of Bremond. 

Fire fighters were called about 7:30AM to the Shell convenience store in the 300 block of W. Titus. Officials said the fire began in the kitchen of the store and quickly spread. The building suffered heavy fire and smoke damage but no one was hurt. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to any of the gas pumps or tanks. The store is expected to be closed for some time. 


(WILLIAMSON CO) Williamson County Court at Law Judge Tim Wright, who was suspended without pay last month, has now plead guilty this week to the charges against him. He was indicted last month after federal prosecutors say he acted as a straw purchaser for felons and lied to investigators.  The government has also seized 51 guns from Wright`s home, along with cash and a pickup. Wright could face as many as 5 years in prison. Sentencing is expected later this year. 


(MILAM CO) A pair of boil water notices for certain customers in Milam County have now been rescinded. 

Officials with North Milam Water Supply and Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply said it is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water prior to consumption. Due to recent flooding and other severe weather damage, the systems had notified customers to boil their water this week. Again that is no longer necessary. 


(CAMERON) Cameron City officials said this week that the city of Cameron is engaging in a process, which, temporarily, may affect the taste or color of it`s drinking water.  Cameron currently treats it`s drinking water with a solution of combined chlorine.

For a 30-day period beginning this week, Cameron will be using a solution of chlorine, without ammonia, to treat water.  This may affect the taste and color.  Officials said the City is performing the treatment with the permission of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


(TX) A conference committee is making sure open carry is getting closer to being reality in Texas.  Negotiators in the Texas House and Senate agreed to the bill yesterday, which allows concealed handgun permit holders to openly carry weapons.  The committee stripped out language limiting the circumstances for when police could ask someone open carrying for their license.  Dallas Republican Senator Don Huffines says he`s disappointed his amendment didn`t pass because it`s a civil rights issue.  Houston Democrat Representative Harold Dutton agreed because he thinks it would have made racial profiling harder.  Opponents say it would have put officers are risk.  Both chambers still have to approve the open carry bill by Saturday at midnight. 


(TX) Texas is not going to become the latest state to ban texting while driving.  Midland Republican Representative Tom Craddick says the Senate didn`t take up his bill this week.  He also says it`s disappointing to have good legislation not get enacted because he thinks it will keep more people safe.  The Texas Legislature passed a ban in 2011, but former governor Rick Perry vetoed it.  The House passed a similar ban in 2013, but it failed to get out of the Senate. 


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

Yoe Baseball Camp will be June 1st and 2nd at Airport Park from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Make checks payable to Yoe Booster Club. 

Yoe Basketball Camp is coming June 2nd through 4th at Yoe High Gym from 1-4PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3-9th graders, is $30 per player. Make checks payable to Yoe Basketball. 

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp is July 20th and 21st at Yoe High Gym from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp is $30 per player. Make checks payable to Kara Del Bosque.

The 7th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 27th through 30th at Yoe Field. 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 Police reported 3 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Richard Vargas on Parole Violations

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 accident:
--5:22PM, 2-vehicle wreck in Brookshire Bros. parking lot. Involved: a 1998 Oldsmobile van driven by Johnnie Matl of Rockdale and a 1999 Chevy driven by Pamela Perkins of Cedar Park. No injuries.
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 booked in:
--Charlotte Jean McClure, 51 of Rockdale, for Out of County Theft-Enhanced
--4 from Lampasas Co

There were no accidents in rural Milam County.

There are currently 107 prisoners in the Milam County Jail, including 26 housed for Coryell County, 12 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 held for Cameron PD.

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