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Today`s Local News2017-07-26
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CAMERON UTILITIES ASKING RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER 

(CAMERON) A water line break overnight has the City of Cameron asking residents to conserve their water. 

Cameron Utilities Director Jerald Brunson told KMIL this morning that city crews have been working since last night and continue this morning to repair a water line break on Karnes in town. Brunson said that while there is no boil water notice currently, crews are doing their best to avoid such a notice. If residents will conserve water usage this morning, Brunson said it would assist in avoiding having to boil your water. Stay tuned to KMIL for the latest. 


DISTRICT COURT

(CAMERON) Two people had probation revoked this week in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court. 

According to Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey, 40-year-old Berthrum Donnell Everage of Rockdale and 50-year-old Phillip Joe Lopez of Cameron both had probation revoked. Torrey said Everage was sentenced to 5 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after entering a plea of True to the Motion to Revoke Probation on the original 1st degree felony, Aggravated Assault of a Family Member with a Deadly Weapon. Torrey added that Lopez was sentenced to 3 years in TDCJ after entering a plea of True to the Motion to Revoke Probation on the original 3rd degree felony, Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or More.

Among other cases this past week:

JUAN RUBIO, JR., 47, of Rockdale, was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Hindering Secured Creditor and additionally was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Theft of Less than $2,500 with Priors

CLEMENT DAVID, SR, 51, of Rockdale, was sentenced to two (2) years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, probated for three (3) years with standard conditions of felony substance abuse probation including successful completion of drug education and substance abuse evaluation and any treatment recommended thereby along with eighty (80) days in the Milam County Jail as a condition of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $180.00 restitution to the DPS lab after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

DYLAN KEITH WOODS, 23, of Rockdale, was sentenced to ten (10) years confinement in TDCJ probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of probation including the successful completion of Batterer’s Intervention Program and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony, Assault Family Violence – Impede Breathing and Circulation

HANK MARSHALL BORING, 22, of Temple, was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation including the successful completion of SAFP and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Evading Arrest with Previous Conviction

MARION ROSE GARCIA, 20, of Rockdale, was sentenced to five (5) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for three (3) years with standard conditions of probation including the successful completion of drug education and substance abuse evaluation and the successful completion of any recommended treatment thereby and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and restitution of $180 to DPS lab after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance More than 28 Grams but less than 200 Grams and was sentenced to eleven (11) days in the Milam County Jail after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original Class B Misdemeanor, Racing on Highway

RODNEY JOE BUNTON, 54, of Dallas, was sentenced to ten (10) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for four (4) years with standard conditions of probation including the successful completion of anger management and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence with Previous Convictions

ASHLEE LYNN ADAIR, 18, of Rockdale, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $2,510 in restitution to the victims after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Graffiti: Worship/Burial/Public Monument

DANNY ELMER KRICK, 37, of Lubbock, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probations including the successful completion of Theft Aversion Course and sixty-three (63) days in the Milam County Jail as a condition of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony, Forgery of Government Instrument

CHRISTIAN LEWILLIAMS BARLOW, 18, of Killeen, was sentenced to six (6) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle


ROGERS MAN ARRESTED IN CHILD SEX ASSAULT

(ROGERS) A Rogers man remains behind bars following his arrest for sexually assaulting a child. 

Bell County authorities said 22-year-old Matthew Oliver Freshour is held in lieu of bond on the charge of Sexual Assault of a Child and 2 other warrants. Rogers Police began investigating May 2nd when a 17-year-old girl went to the police station and told officers she was sexually assaulted. No other details have been released. 


TEMPLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RUNNING OVER OFFICER

(TEMPLE) A Garland man has been sentenced this week in connection to an accident that left a Temple Police officer injured. 

According to the Bell County Attorney`s Office, 23-year-old Christopher Hernandez was found guilty on Tuesday and sentenced to 150 days in County Jail. Hernandez had pleaded guilty to a charge of Intoxication Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury to a Police Officer. Court records indicate that Temple Police Officer Carmelita Davila was working an accident last November on Interstate 35 when a car came barreling toward her and her patrol car. Officials said the car struck the patrol car and then struck Davila, knocking her down and pinning her underneath. Davila suffered injuries to the arms, pelvis, and legs and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the car, Hernandez, smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested at the scene. 


BENEFIT SET FOR VICTIM OF FIERY MILAM CO WRECK

(BRYAN) Co-workers of a Milano woman killed in an Independence Day accident have set up several benefit events in her honor. 

Employees of the Cotton Patch Cafe on TX6 in Bryan said they will host family and friends of Melodie Jones this Sunday at the restaurant. Donation boxes will be set up for the family and all employees that day will donate their tips to assist the family with funeral expenses for Jones. Organizers said they will also be hosting a bake sale on Saturday at 11AM at the Kroger grocery store off Boonville Road in Bryan. The 20-year-old Jones was killed July 4th in a late night 2-vehicle crash on US79 between Milano and Gause. The driver of the other car, 21-year-old Brian Bullock of Burnet, was also killed. Rockdale Police said both vehicles caught fire after the accident. Jones, who would have turned 21 this Sunday, was working toward her nursing degree at Blinn College and had worked at the Cotton Patch Cafe where the benefit will take place. 


LATEST MCT PRODUCTION NEARS

(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will debut their latest production this weekend at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

Gypsy hits the stage Saturday and Sunday, with encore performances the next weekend.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 7PM for Saturday showings and 2PM for Sunday showings. Get your tickets at the door. 


AREA EVENTS

(CENTRAL TX) Here`s a look at some events coming to Central Texas this week:

Ongoing
The Mexican Patriotic Committee and Cameron Fiesta Grounds will have their 1st annual school supply drive this year. You can donate pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, binders, and more. Gift cards are also welcome. Donation drop off points include the Fiesta Grounds and the Cameron Public Library. 

Through August 25
Feeders of the Lambs is a Christian group of Cameron-area citizens looking to provide free meals to children after the Cameron ISD summer meals program ends. Meals will be served at the pavilion at the Elementary School and at the Episcopal church from 11:30AM-12:30PM, weekdays through August 25th. The group is still seeking donations and volunteers for the event. For questions, or to donate, call 254-482-0019

July 24-26
North Orchard Church of Christ will host a Gospel Meeting series through today at 7:30PM.

July 27
Area veterans looking for work can attend the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Vocational Rehabilitation Job Fair this Thursday from 9AM-Noon in the recreation room of the VA campus dormitory in Temple. The job fair is free and open to all veterans. 

July 29
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing on Saturday beginning at 6PM. The evening will feature congregational singing, solos, and instrumental specials of traditional hymns as well as conventional and contemporary gospel music. Refreshments will be served after. Everyone is invited.
 
July 29
Cameron Thrift Shop will hold a Yard Sale from 9AM-noon on Saturday. You will find clothing, kitchen items, household items, and much more. Most items will be under $1.  The Yard Sale will be held in the courtyard next door to the Thrift Shop, which is located at 300 South Houston Street in Cameron. For additional help, call 254-697-2283.

July 30
The Community Choir is having a Christmas in July workshop at 3PM Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. They will cover music for Christmas at the Kay. 

July 30
Holly Tucker will be performing at 10AM Sunday at Milam County Cowboy Church in Rockdale. 


SALES TAX HOLIDAY

(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 11-13.  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.


YOE SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP

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

Lady Yoe Volleyball Camp will be today through Friday at Yoe High Gym from 8:30-11:30AM for 5th-8th graders and 1:30-4:30PM for 9th-12th graders. Cost of camp is $50 per player. 

The 9th annual Yoeman Football Camp is set for July 31st through August 3rd at the Lester & Beatrice Williams Strength and Conditioning Center. 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. 


POLICE REPORT

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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS call and 1 fire:
--12:41PM RFD responded to a grass fire behind Wiley Auction. It is clear at this time.
There was also 1 arrest: 52-year-old Taylor man on Travis Co warrant, Bell Co warrant, and Failure to ID as Fugitive From Justice-Intent to Give False Info

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 3 new bookings:
--Travis Clayton Dick, 36 of Temple, for 2 Bond Surrenders, 2 Bench Warrants, Out of County Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, and Out of County Criminal Mischief $100-750
--Tyler McLarn Phillips, 22 of Rockdale, for Criminal Trespass
--Ronald Burnett England, 19 of Harker Heights, for Motion to Proceed

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County:

There are currently 130 inmates in the county jail, including 55 housed for Coryell County.


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