Today`s Local News2019-10-22
Tuesday, October 22, 2019


(CAMERON) Street closures and sewer line issues were hot topics Monday for Cameron City Council. 

During their regular meeting, the Council approved street closures for the annual Car Bash Pep Rally for Cameron ISD and for a church anniversary at Holy Ground Baptist Church. The Council also heard comments from residents Craig Kistler and Matthew Montelongo regarding sewer issues. Kistler indicated sewage was backing up onto his personal property due to failures of the US77 lift station. The City said a plan had previously been submitted to the water development board for pending approval for financing to work on that station. Montelongo also asked the Council to address replacement of his sewer lines after it was determined they had been improperly installed years ago. The city said they would remove the asphalt in the street at no cost to him so that a plumber that he hires can come in and repair his sewer line. The City also approved a special use permit to place a horse on property along Colfax Street. In other business, the Council approved the reports of the departments, expenditures, and the report from the Cameron Economic Development Corporation presented by Ginger Watkins. The council approved a construction contract to Fuquay Inc. out of New Braunfels for the amount of $49,640, for the rehabilitation of 7 manholes, utilizing remaining grant funds.


(CAMERON) The Milam Appraisal District Board will meet Thursday in regular session.

During their meeting, the Board will take action on the September Budget Reports, as well as the Appraisal Review Board Quarter Change Report. The Board will also discuss the 3rd Quarter Investment Report, receive the 2020 Reappraisal Plan Report, Board Calendar Review, and a Litigation Report. Thursday`s meeting begins at 8:30AM in the Milam Appraisal District Office.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale Fair officials are calling the 2019 event a huge success. 

The Rockdale Fair premium livestock sale and auction totaled nearly $700,000 so far. Total sales as of today include: $433,000 for Youth; $238,000 for Commercial Heifer; $22,000 in the baked category; and $6,700 in Ag Mechanics. Books will not close until Wednesday, so added money is still coming in at this time. The total sales so far exceeds last year`s total. 


(TEMPLE) New details are emerging regarding a home where 2 children were found dead and the mother unresponsive. 

Authorities said the home where 2-year-old Terric Boyd and 1-year-old Janea Boyd were found dead last month was in deplorable condition. According to Temple Police reports, officers observed there was no electricity or running water at the home. Police also found no food or fluids in the home for consumption. Investigators also learned the home had no electricity since September 3rd. The mother of the 2 children, 36-year-old Terrikah Haynes remains jailed on 2 counts of child abandonment or endangering a child with imminent danger of death or bodily injury. 

Autopsy results on the 2 children remain pending. Services for the Boyds will be 1PM Friday at Brandford Dawson Funeral Home. Temple Police had been called for a welfare check September 30th at a home in the 1500 block of South 35th. Upon arrival, officers made entry into the home and found the 2 kids dead and Haynes unresponsive. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. Two other children, ages 4 and 6, were found in the home and have since been placed with Child Protective Services.


(TEMPLE) A missing Temple man has been found safe and sound. 

Temple Police said Monday morning they were looking for 40-year-old Daniel Montalbo, who had last been seen in the 2800 block of Cottonwood Lane. Police said Monday afternoon that Montalbo, who was described as suffering from memory loss, had been found safe. No other information was available. 


(TEMPLE) A Killeen man is behind bars in connection to a Temple road rage shooting earlier this year. 

The Bell County Sheriff`s Office said deputies arrested 28-year-old Ethan Rice on Monday on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He remains in Bell County Jail. The charge stems from the April 17th shooting of another man in the 2500 block of North General Bruce. Investigators said the 2 men were involved in a road rage incident along Interstate 35 when the pair eventually pulled off the highway to confront each other. After an argument ensued, Rice allegedly pulled a firearm, shot at the victim, and then fled. The wounded victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. The name of the victim was not released. 


(BELL COUNTY) A homeless man has been sentenced for failing to comply with sex offender registration. 

Court records show 68-year-old Kenneth Wayne Newman was handed 3 years deferred adjudication probation during court action Monday in Bell County 426th District Court. Newman was originally convicted in 1978 for sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman. After serving a 4 year prison term, he was required to register annually as a sex offender. According to Temple Police, Newman never registered with them and was never jailed or registered in any other databases. His last known address was thought to be the Veteran`s Administration in either Temple or Waco, though he was not found at either location. 


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

October 22
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas will have a hiring event today from 10AM-2PM. The Hawkins Personnel Group will be in Cameron at the Workforce Center at 103 S. Fannin for on the spot interviews. They are seeking production workers. Apply online today at 

October 26
Milam County Cowboy Church will host their annual Men`s Gathering at 6:30PM Saturday at the church in Rockdale. The evening will be full of music, food, and fellowship. Special guest is Jeff Gore, a West Texas cowboy, musician, author, and actor. He also ministers to churches and ranching and rural communities. Enjoy the dinner, music, and fellowship at no cost. All men and young men are invited. For info, call 512-630-1607.

October 27
The 16th Pastoral and Church Anniversary at Holy Ground Baptist Church in Cameron will be 3PM Sunday. Fellowship will follow the service. 

October 27
There will be a Turkey and Dressing Dinner at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish Hall in Granger on Sunday. Serving starts at 11AM. Take out plates will be available. Music is provided by Ronnie Steffek on his accordion. This is a meal only and there will be no activities other than KC Bingo. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Bingo starts at 2PM. This event is sponsored by the KJZT St. Helen Society #18 in Granger. 

October 27
A memorial bullriding to benefit the Jacob Euers family will be Sunday at 4 Oaks Arena near Cameron. Gates open at 11AM with bullriding at 2PM. Tickets are $5 per person at the gate. Rider entry fee is $100. Buckles will be awarded. BBQ plates will be sold for $10 per plate. There will also be a silent auction. No dogs allowed. Coolers are welcome. For info, call 254-718-8168, 512-942-9354, or 512-760-6270


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe volleyball team returns to action on the road today. 

The Ladies travel to Franklin to take on the Lady Lions. Games start at 5PM. Cameron has just 3 games remaining on the year.  


(ROCKDALE) Tickets to the annual Battle of the Bell football game are now on sale. 

The Yoe High Athletic Department said tickets to Friday`s game between Rockdale and Cameron are now available at the Yoe High kiosk. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Sales end 1PM Friday. District and senior passes will be accepted. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS calls and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 0 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--49-year-old Rockdale man for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
--33-year-old Rockdale man for Assault by Contact
--30-year-old Rockdale man for Assault by Contact

(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office has 5 new bookings:
--Margaret Ann Bennett, 50 of Lewisville, for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz
--Jackie Sanchez, 35 of Taylor, for Public Intoxication and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
--3 in from Coryell County

There was no accident reported in Milam County:

There are currently 149 inmates in the county jail, including 56 housed for Coryell County.