Today`s Local News2014-09-01
Monday, September 1, 2014      


(BURLESON CO) Authorities have identified a man killed in a Friday night motorcycle wreck. 

Burleson County Sheriff`s Office said 66-year-old William "Stoney" Burkes of Burleson County was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash late Friday. The accident happened about 9PM at the intersection of Park Rd. 4 near Big Creek Marina outside Lyons. Investigators say a witness found Burkes unresponsive after he had lost control of his motorcycle. Funeral services are pending. 


(ROGERS) Two people arrested in connection to a Rogers break-in have been identified. 

Authorities said 20-year-old Lerenzo Mungia and 27-year-old Roland Velasquez were arrested over the weekend and remain in Bell County Jail. Deputies were dispatched Friday afternoon to a home on Possum Creek Rd. after a homeowner returned to find 3 men inside his home. Reports indicate 2 of the burglars fled the scene in a vehicle, leaving behind Mungia, who was arrested there. The 2 men who fled raced back to Rogers, where they abandoned their vehicle and hitched a ride to Temple. Investigators were able to track the men to a residence in Temple where they arrested Velasquez. A 3rd suspect remains at large. During the search for the suspects, Rogers ISD was placed on lockdown. 


(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners will meet this week to host a tax rate hearing. 

The Court will host the public hearing Wednesday at 9AM to hear citizen comments in regard to a tax increase and the 2015 Milam County budget. Again, that hearing is 9AM Wednesday, in the Milam County Courthouse. 


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater is set to host auditions for their latest production.

Auditions for Virgil`s Wedding, will be September 10th and 11th from 7-9PM. Auditions will include reading from the script. The production requires 8 men, 12 women, and plenty of extras.

Virgil`s Wedding hits the stage November 1st and 2nd, with encore performances the following weekend. 


(CAMERON) The Yoe Booster Club has reserved two buses for the September 26th football game in Refugio. Seats are $40. Sign up at the Yoe High Kiosk by Noon on September 15th.

The Yoe Booster Club also invites the public to visit the new Yoe Field Wednesday from 6-7PM. This is a chance for the public to come out and actually get on the turf at Yoe Field.  No pets, food, or drinks on the field. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen opened the 2014 season on the road, falling in a shootout. 

The Connally Cadets gashed the Yoe defense with 3 runners each nabbing 100 yards to lead Connally to a 63-49 win. Cameron fell despite a standout performance from QB Reid Nickerson, who kept the Yoe hopes alive with over 300 yards passing and 4 TDs. 


(CAMERON) There has been a change in the Freshmen Football Schedule this week. McGregor was originally scheduled to come to Cameron on Thursday. Due to bus problems at McGregor, that game has now shifted to McGregor with a 5PM start. 

With only 1 sub-varsity game on Thursday at Yoe Field, the JV will now play at 6PM instead of 6:30PM. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS run and 1 fire call:
--3:30PM, Cameron Fire Dept sent to brush fire on CR241. 
There were also 2 arrests:
--Oscar Rodriguez of Cameron on warrants 
--Michael Borgas of Cameron on warrants

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS run and 2 arrests:
--32-year-old Rockdale man for Assault of a Family Member w/ Previous Convictions
--30-year-old Rockdale man Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Tampering with Evidence
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 booked in:
--Michael Borgas, 40 of Cameron for No DL, Failure to Yield Right of Way, and a Blue Warrant
--Oscar Rodriguez, 33 of Cameron for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz, DWLI w/ Previous Convictions, DWLI, and 2 counts of Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
--Edwin Henriquez-Cuellar, 26 of Houston for No DL
--Tomas Salomon, 19 of Cameron for Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Oz

There were 2 accidents in rural Milam County:
--11:26PM, vehicle struck a deer on TX6 north of FM486. 
--2:47AM, vehicle struck a deer on FM436. 

There are 123 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 18 housed for Coryell County and 1 held for Cameron PD.

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