The following felony cases were disposed of in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th Judicial District Court, for the period of January 2, 2013 through January 18, 2013:
Christy Luann Bruno,32, of Rockdale was sentenced to two years` confinement in the State Jail probated for four years with standard conditions of probation; including substance abuse treatment facility and was ordered to pay $140 restitution after she plead guilty to Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram.
Timothy Lee Wright,29, of Barlett was placed on three years deferred adjudication probation with standard condition of probation, payment of $500 fine and $500 restitution to victim after pleading no contest to a 3rd Degree felony offense, Attempted Burglary of Habitation.
Dwight Bowyer,43, of Leander was sentenced to four months in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a Class A Misdemeanor Assault.
Clyde Huff,38, of Cameron was sentenced to ten months in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a state felony Possession of Controlled Substance less than One Gram.
Butch Brisco Carlton Janes,36, of Rockdale was sentenced to eight months in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a State Jail felony, Unauthorized Absence from Correctional Facility.
Marvin Kenneth Keith,32, of Cameron was sentenced to six months confinement in the Milam County Jail, after pleading guilty to a state jail felony offense, Theft of Less Than $1,500 with Priors.
Jennifer Montelongo,29, o Rockdale was sentenced to one year confinement in the Milam County Jail probated for two years with standard conditions of probation, including substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay $140 restitution, $1,500 fine, after pleading guilty to the class A misdemenor offense of, Possession of Marijuana 2oz to 4oz.
Special Prosecutor, John Paschall handles the following felony cases in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th Judicial District Court:
Benny Green,36, of Rockdale was sentenced to six months in the State Jail after pleading guilty to a state jail offense of Evading Arrest with Priors.
Albert Martinez,27, of Bartlett was sentenced to four years in TDCJ for the 1st Degree felony offense of Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.
(CAMERON) 20 people 24 counts
A Milam County Grand Jury returned 24 indictments against 20 people over the last week.
Drug-related offenses dominated the indictments, with 5 total cases brought before the jury. Among them:
Darryl Lynn Hill, 29, Tyler Phillips, 17, and Diamond Anthony Ramos, 25, all of Rockdale, each indicted on State Jail Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram.
Bobby Davis, 25 of Austin, was indicted on 1st Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-400 Grams with Intent to Deliver. And Samuel Martin Wesson, 28 of Lexington, was handed 2 separate indictments: 3rd Degree Felony Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle and 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200 Grams.
Other indictments included:
Mark Allen Talley, 56 of Rockdale, for 2nd Degree Felony Intoxication Manslaughter and 3rd Degree Felony, Intoxication Assault.
Equalae Len Davis, 38 of Rockdale, Richard Higgins, 48 of Buckholts, and Sandra Vargas, 37 of Cameron, each for 2nd Degree Felony, Burglary of a Habitation.
Devorio Divester Dunn, 29 of Hearne, State Jail Felony, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Dustin Creek, 28 of Rockdale, 1st Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Family Violence.
Armando Reyna, 29 of Holland, 2nd Degree Felony, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Reid Taylor Faulkner, 22 of Alvin, and John Ethan Furnance, 19 of Rockdale, both for State Jail Felony, Theft $1500-20K.
Charles Henry Ellison, III, 32 of Cameron, State Jail Felony Theft $1500-20K and 1st Degree Felony, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Damian Paul Spencer Hafley, 33 of West Point, on a 3rd Degree Felony, Assault Causing Bodily Injury Family Violence.
Marvin Charles Williams, 44 of Cameron, indicted for 3rd Degree Felony, Tampering With Evidence and State Jail Felony, Attempting to Take Weapon from an Officer.
And Simon DeLaCruz, 67 of Holland, and Phillip Joe Lopez, 46 of Cameron, both on 3rd Degree Felony, Driving While Intoxicated.
1 DEAD IN TEMPLE HOUSE FIRE
(TEMPLE) Fire crews called to a house fire early Friday morning were in for a gruesome surprise.
Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire at 813 E. Avenue N just before 1AM Friday. On arriving, firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from the wood-framed home. As crews were sweeping the area, they say they discovered a body. No information has been released regarding the victim at this time.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing and is focusing on the cause of the fire and the cause of death.
TEMPLE MAYOR TO STEP DOWN EARLY
(TEMPLE) Temple`s Mayor announced Thursday that he will step down from his post a year early.
Mayor Bill Jones, III said Thursday he will leave in May, after 11 years in office, and a year before his current term expires. In a press release, Jones said he is leaving to spend time on business interests. Jones added he has already submitted his resignation to the City Secretary and City Council.
The announcement means the Temple City Council will have to call a special election on May 11, concurrent with the regular city election. Filing for both elections begins on January 30.
CAMERON CITY COUNCIL TO MEET
(CAMERON) The Cameron City Council will meet in a special meeting at 5:30pm on January 22 in the Council Chambers. The Council will Review and take action on September 30th, 2012 Annual Audit. The Council will also discuss The City Manager and Police Chief.
Again the special meeting is at 5:30pm on January 22 in the Council Chambers.
ROCKDALE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET
(ROCKDALE) The Rockdale Board of Trustees will meet in a special meeting on January 21st at 5:15pm in the board room. The Board will conduct a public hearing on the 2011-12 Academic Excellence Indicator System. A regular Board meeting will follow the hearing.
Again the special meetin is on January 21st at 5:15pm in the board room.
TAYLOR ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR FINANCIAL REPORT
(TAYLOR) The City of Taylor has announced they have been honored for the 4th straight year for their annual financial reporting.
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the the City the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
City Manager Jim Dunaway said the achievement is the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. Dunaway thanked the City`s finance department and the leadership of Finance Director Rosemarie Dennis.
The City has also received 4 straight Distinguished Budget Awards from the same Association and a 2nd Gold Award from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle for its financial transparency.
GAS PRICES DOWN SLIGHTLY
(Dallas) Gas prices are down slightly in Texas. Triple-A Texas spokesperson Sarah Schimmer says the statewide average dropped one-penny to three-17 a gallon this week. She says Texas drives are paying about five-cents less per gallon than they were this time last year. Dallas drivers are paying the most on average at three-20, down two-cents this week. El Paso`s average is the lowest at two-96, down three-cents. Austin`s average stayed the same this week at three-17 a gallon. San Antonio drivers are paying a penny less at three-14, while Houston motorists are paying three-19 a gallon, down a penny. The national average is down two-cents to three-29.
CAMERON CHAMBER ANNOUNCES CHAMBER BANQUET
(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce last week announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.
The 79th Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 28th at the Cameron VFW. Social hour starts at 5:30PM, with Dinner to be held at 6:30PM.
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The Chamber is asking the citizens of Cameron to submit their ideas on candidates for the following awards: Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. When submitting suggestions for awards please describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. A more detailed description of each award will be available online at KMIL.com.
HOLCOMBE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
(CAMERON) Tickets went on sale Friday for a “Mardi Gras” event to raise money for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund that has been set up in honor of the late Christine Holcombe, an extension agent in Milam County for over 30 years and a volunteer in many area civic organizations whose life long mission was to help young people get a college education.
The “Mardi Gras” event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Simon George Hall, 401 S. Karnes, in Cameron and will start at 6 p.m. It will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions, door prizes and games for the kids.
Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, The Rockdale Reporter and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale. Some of the items donated include a Willie Nelson autographed Telecaster Guitar, rare coins, an “Ultimate Yoemen basket” and much more. If you can’t attend the event you can still give a donation no matter how big or small online through the facebook page. Just go to facebook and search for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information check out the facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YOE STUDENT AWARDED FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES AWARD
(CAMERON) A Milam County farmer and Yoe High student has been recognized as part of America`s Farmers Grow Communities program.
Milam County farmer Michelle Kostroun was announced as this year`s winner, and has chosen to distribute her donations to the Cameron Yoe FFA and the Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation. An awards presentation will take place January 30th at 2:30PM in the Yoe High PAC.
The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, highlights the important contributions farmers make to society every day. Each eligible county across the country has 1 winning farmer, who is then able to direct a $2500 donation to a non-profit of their choice in their home county. Counties declared a natural disaster by the USDA will be awarded a double donation.
FALL SPORTS BANQUET
(CAMERON) The Yoe Athletic Department announced they will host their Annual Fall Sports Banquet later this month.
The Banquet is set for January 28th. The meal will be served at 6PM, with the awards ceremony to follow at 7PM. Tickets are $10.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
(CAMERON) Cameron ISD is set to host Yoe Championship Night later this month at the Performing Arts Center.
The District and Yoe Athletics invite all of Yoe Nation to celebrate the team`s state championship and first 15-0 season on Saturday, January 26th. The evening will begin at 4PM with a photo and autograph session with players and coaches at Yoe Gym. At 5PM there will be a Yoe Resolution Presentation at the PAC, followed by a showing of the Yoe State Championship Game Win. The evening will close with the school song and a reception.
Yoe Nation is invited to wear maroon and show their Yoe Pride. Fans should bring footballs or other memorabilia to be signed by players and coaches. Fans are also encouraged to bring their cameras for pictures with the Yoemen. The Yoe Booster Club will also be on hand selling State Championship items, such as stadium seats, caps, key chains, t-shirts, posters, and iPhone covers.
YOEMEN POST HOOPS WIN
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoemen finally got their first win of the year in basketball, knocking off the Rogers Eagles in District 22-2A hoops action Friday, 47-39. Sr. Edgar Luna led the Yoemen with 14 points, while Jr. Jason Kopriva hit 10. The Yoemen jumped out to a 9-0 run early on the night and built a 17-point lead in the 2nd half, before the Eagles climbed back into the game. But the Yoemen held on for the first district win of the year.
Meanwhile, the Lady Yoe lost their 5th straight, falling to Rogers, 52-47. The Lady Yoe also jumped out to an early lead, going on a 9-0 run before Rogers answered with a 12-2 run of their own. Rogers built a 15 point lead, before the Lady Yoe came back to cut the lead to 5 in final 3 minutes. Sierra Flemmings led the Lady Yoe with 15 points on the night. Jamecia Smith also scored in double figures, with 14 and Kausion Wells had 12 in the losing effort.
Both teams will be back in action at Yoe Gym Tuesday, with district leading Jarrell comes to town. KMIL will air those games live starting at around 6:15.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 arrest: --Pedro Canizales, 56 of Cameron for Public Intoxication.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 5 arrestes: --Patrick Vega, 34 of Rockdale for DWLI. --Domingo LLanas, 27 of Rockdale for Disorderly Conduct. --Aja Bolivia Brooks, 21 of Rockdale for no Drivers License. --Zachary Lee Norman, 25 of Rockdale for Traffice Warrants. --19 yr old female of Rockdale for Public Intoxication.
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 18 arrests: --Ivy Marie Alvarado, 26 of Buckholts for Injury to a child. --Jose Sanchez, 36 of Taylor for DWI with a child under 15 YOA. --Pedro Canizales, 56 of Cameron for Public Intoxication. --Marvin Kenneth Keith III, 32 of Cameron for Theft of Property less than $1500, Failure to Identify Fugitive from Justice, and Criminal Tresspassing. --Jerry Dean Lucero, 42 of Rockdale for Assault causing Bodily injury. --Kevin Dewayne Brumfield, 24 of Copperas Cove for Attempted Assault of a Public Servant and Resisting Arrest. --Kenley Seaton Crowe, 24 of Milano for Sexual Assault of a Child. --Michael Anthony Martinez, 48 of College Station for Cockfighting. --Eriberto Benavidez, 27 of Houston for Cockfighting. --Brandon Lee Lunsford, 21 of Killeen for Fraud Possession of a Controlled Substance and Theft of Property between $1500 and $20,000. --Blake Dayne Gardner, 19 of Gatesville for Assault of a Family. --Shelby Chase Forshee, 21 of Copperas Cove for Criminal Tresspassing and Theft of Property between $50 and $500. --James Lee Anderson, 26 of Gatesville for Evading Arrests, Failure to Appear for a Child Support hearing, and Violation of Parole. --Christopher Kyle Grimes, 24 of The Colony for Accident involving damage to a Vehicle around $200. --Jovan Xavier Henderson, 24 for Assualt of a Family. --Kristopher Duane Barnett, 27 of Buffalo for Reckless Driving. --Brian Scott Leeth, 28 of Bellmead for Failure to Appear and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. --Joe Soto, 34 of Eddy for Robbery.
There were no Accidents in Rural Milam County.
There were 91 Prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, 19 from Coryell County and 2 from Cameron PD.
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