Thursday, July 31, 2014
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE CHOSEN FOR PCT 1 COMMISSIONER
(CAMERON) Milam County Democrats have selected a candidate to run for Precinct 1 Commissioner.
Officials announced that Doug Kunkel of Cameron, an investigator in the Milam County Prosecutor`s Office, will appear on the ballot as the nominee for Commissioner. Kunkel was selected after a meeting of the party`s executive committee this week.
A special election has been called to fill the post of Pct. 1 Commissioner after the resignation of former Commissioner Tank Balch. Opie Watkins has been serving on an interim basis. Balch had to resign earlier this year amid allegations he used county equipment and personnel to aid a local church.
EDDY MAN JAILED ON METH POSSESSION CHARGE
(WACO) An Eddy man remains held on federal drug charges this week.
US Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske ordered Henry David Walker held without bond on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. According to court records, federal agents executed a search warrant at a home in Eddy, and as they were inside, a man drove up to the home and parked. Agents searched that truck and discovered a substance that was determined to be meth. Officials also confiscated various drug paraphernalia.
TX CONGRESSMAN EXPECTS QUICK ACTION IN OBAMA SUIT
(Washington, DC) House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas expects Speaker John Boehner [[ BAY-nur ]] to move quickly on a lawsuit that`s been authorized against President Obama. Sessions says he and other Republicans accuse the President of overreach through his increased use of executive actions. The focus of the lawsuit will be on actions Obama has taken to implement and enforce the Affordable Care Act. Sessions says Americans must find out if the President has "the ability to waive the healthcare laws as he has done."
SURVEY SHOWS TX LOVES DOVE HUNTING
(Houston) It appears that dove hunters have a thing for Texas. According to a survey, Texas leads the nation with more than a quarter-of-a-million dove hunters and harvesters. Texas Parks and Wildlife says that amounts to about five-million mourning doves a year. The 2013 survey was conducted using 30-thousand dove hunters in 40 states.
SALES TAX HOLIDAY
(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 8-10. Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks and other items priced under 100 dollars are exempt from sales tax. For the full list of exempt items, visit www.windows.state.tax.us.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
(CAMERON) Multiple area organizations are gearing up to host a Back to School Bash in Cameron.
First Baptist Church of Cameron, Communities in Schools, and Twin City Missions will be hosting the event today from 6-8PM at Cameron City Pool. The event is free for Cameron students entering the 6th-12th grade. Families will get information about community resources and services. Plus, students will be given admission to the pool, a meal, and could win door prizes. A 3-on-3 basketball tourney will also take place. The first 50 eligible students will be given basic school supplies. For info, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEMPLE COLLEGE CAMERON OPEN HOUSE
(CAMERON) Temple College will host an open house event today from 4-6PM at the Cameron Education Center. Participating Temple College areas include Admissions, the Texas Bioscience Institute, Financial Aid and Dual Credit among others. For more information about this event, please contact the Temple College Recruiting Office at (254) 298-8327.
MCT PRODUCTION OPENS
(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will continue its latest production this weekend.
The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, will play 7PM Saturday and 2PM Sunday, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.
MEET THE COACHES SCHEDULED
(CAMERON) The Football program at Cameron Yoe High School will be holding a "Meet the Coaches" night today at 6:30PM in the Yoe High cafeteria. This meeting is mandatory for all incoming high school players and their parents.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 5 EMS runs and 1 accident: 7:52PM, accident on long bridge. No other details were available this morning.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS calls and no other activity.
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 arrests:
--James Bryan Goodwin, 37 of Cameron for Possession of Marijuana
--Johnny Mack Baggerly, 52 of Navasota for Motion to Proceed
--Alisha Ann Olivarri, 25 of Temple on a County Commitment
--Leo May, 46 of Cameron on a County Commitment
--Bonnie Blue Twinkles Sullivan, 24 of Thorndale for Interfering with Child Custody
--James Edward Turman, 43 of Del Valle housed for Treatment Center
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are 120 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 15 housed for Coryell County.