Today`s Local News2014-11-27
Thursday, November 27, 2014      


(CAMERON) A pair of juveniles have been arrested in connection to the arson of an historic Cameron home. 

Cameron Police Investigator Doug Smith said Wednesday the 2 juveniles were in custody at the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center. The pair are in custody on the heels of an investigation into the November 19th fire that destroyed the historic Yoe House in Cameron. 

Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica said investigators were able to determine the 2 juveniles were inside the home with incendiary devices prior to the fire occurring. The names of the juveniles will not be released because of their ages. 

Cameron Fire Department responded to the historic Yoe House in the 300 block of N. Travis November 19th. Crews arrived to find the 2-story home fully engulfed. Rockdale Fire Department was called in to help fight the fire. However, crews were unable to save the home. 

The house had been vacant for several years and no power was going to the house. Yoe House, which belonged to CH Yoe, the namesake of Cameron Yoe High School, was believed to have been built in the early 1900s. 


(BRUCEVILLE-EDDY) One man was hurt and a dog died after a vehicle-train accident Wednesday. 

Emergency crews were called just before 2PM Wednesday to a train crossing along Interstate 35 in Bruceville-Eddy. Officials arrived to find a pickup that had been struck by a freight train. Crews had to extract the driver from the wreckage before transporting him to the hospital for injuries. The name of the victim was not released. Investigators say the truck was towing a trailer full of dogs. One of the dogs died in the wreck and another had to be taken to the Veterinarian for treatment of injuries. 


(BARTLETT) A man killed Tuesday afternoon in a collision between a train and a truck in Bartlett has been identified by authorities. 

Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that Donald Patrick Turner, 54 of Corpus Christi, died at the scene of Tuesday`s accident. Troopers had been called to the crossing near TX95 and CR387 in Bartlett after the Amtrak Texas Eagle struck a pickup truck. 

An Amtrak spokesman said the train was carrying 239 people when the accident happened. None of the passengers were hurt in the incident. Officials said the train did not derail but passengers were bussed to Granger High School while crews worked the scene. First responders from both Bell and Williamson Counties responded. Amtrak officials confirmed the train was bound for Chicago with stops in Temple and McGregor. 


(ROBERTSON CO) A grass fire in Robertson County Wednesday consumed nearly 300 acres. 

Fire crews responded about 2PM Wednesday to the huge grass fire near FM46 and Morgan Ln. Officials said the fire likely began when embers from burning trash spread to 3 nearby hay producing properties. Wheelock, Franklin, and Black Jack Fire Departments all responded. No one was hurt. 


(LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY) Little River-Academy honored their fallen police chief on Wednesday. 

During a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, the town dedicated a special flag pole outside City Hall to honor former Police Chief Lee Dixon who was shot and killed in the line of duty in June. Following the dedication, residents released balloons in Dixon`s honor. The newly dedicated flagpole bears Dixon`s name and end of watch date.  


(Austin) Drawing blood from a DWI suspect without a warrant is unconstitutional.  So says the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  The court ruled 5-4 yesterday the warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  No refusal weekends are expected to still exist, but police will have to get a judge`s approval before drawing blood. 


(AUSTIN) If you plan on traveling across Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday, you won`t be alone.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be increasing their patrols this week. Troopers will be at "high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent," according to a news release from the department.

AAA Texas predicts 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. 


(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office and the Brown Santa Program will be taking program applications next month. 

The 5th annual Brown Santa Program will accept applications from residents beginning December 1st. Those interested should bring a Medicaid or WIC card with the child(s) name on it, a current utility bill, and a valid Texas ID. Applications can be picked up at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office. 

If you are interested in donating new, unwrapped toys, please drop them off at the Milam County Sheriff`s Office in Cameron or call 697-7033. Monetary donations can be made to an account at Classic Bank. 


(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen will play the East Chambers Buccaneers at 7PM Friday at Texan Stadium in New Caney ISD. 

The Yoemen will be the home team. Pre-sale ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets sold at the gate will be $7. District Passes and Senior Citizen Passes from District 10 AAA will be honored as well as Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas Girls Coaches Association membership cards. The Booster Club is sponsoring a Fan bus to the game. Seats are $30 each and there is only 1 seat left. The bus will leave at 3PM Friday from downtown Cameron. 

Elsewhere, Rockdale moves on to face Kirbyville at 7:30PM Friday in Shenandoah.

In other games, The Rogers Eagles advance in class 3A division 2 and will meet Crockett at 7:30PM Friday in College Station. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS run and 1 arrest: Horatio Holmes for Open Container

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 6 fire calls:
--11:30AM, Rockdale Fire Dept sent to 501 CR324 for grass fire
--12:24AM, Milano, Rockdale, and Gause Fire Depts toned to pasture fire at Holmes Ranch
--2:14PM, Rockdale Fire Dept called to CR314 for unattended controlled burn 
--5:41PM, Thorndale Fire Dept sent to a 2-vehicle wreck at east city limits
--5:40PM, Rockdale Fire Dept sent out to FM1712 for grass fire, unable to locate
--12:18AM, Rockdale Fire Dept toned for an oven fire at 902 Miller
There were a pair of accidents:
--10:34am, in front of Wal-Mart. Involved: 2001 Acura driven by Allison Weaver of Milano and 2010 Toyota driven by Mariah Wells of Lago Vista.
--11:42PM, parking lot of the Ranch restaurant. Involved: 2007 Dodge truck driven by Joseph Hartley of Rockdale and an unoccupied 2014 Chevy owned by Amy Cathey of Rockdale. Hartley was arrested for DWI and Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle
There were 2 other arrests:
--Colby Martinez for Assault Causing Bodily Injury
--John Alonzo for DWLI

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 booked in:
--Colby Alexander Martinez, 27 of Rockdale for Assault of a Family Member w/ Priors
--Herratio Dekontee Holmes, 30 of Cameron for Open Container
--Steven Hundle, 32 of Teague on a Bench Warrant

There was 1 accidents reported in rural Milam County:
--5:38PM, 2-vehicle wreck on US79 near the Cefco in Thorndale. No injuries. 

There are 111 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 20 housed for Coryell County, 2 housed for Lampasas County and 1 for Cameron PD.

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