Saturday, March 23, 2013
MILAM ACCIDENTS FRIDAY
(MILAM CO) Milam County Officials were busy Friday, investigating 3 separate accidents, including 1 that sent a victim to Bryan by helicopter.
The 1st of those accidents was early Friday morning, at 7 a.m. when an 18-wheeler ran off the road on Highway 79, 5 miles east of Milano. Rockdale Police said AMR and Milano firemen responded, when the driver of the big rig was reported pinned behind the wheel.
Then just after Noon, authorities investigated a 1-vehicle accident rollover on FM 487 near the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center. The driver was initially transported to Richards Memorial Hospital, and was then transported to a Bryan hospital by Medical Transport Helicopter. Rockdale firement and AMR both responded as well.
And at 8:30 Friday night, another 1-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 79, near Western Hills Road in Rockdale. No one was injured, DPS Trooper Donald Delukie investigated.
TEMPLE PD INVESTIGATING SHOOTING
(TEMPLE) Temple Police are investigating a shooting victim that was discovered dead in his home Friday afternoon. Officials are describing the death as suspicious, but have not released any additional details on the incident, but are investigating it as a homicide.
Police found 50-year-old, Russell Hamby dead in his home in the 3100 block of Monroe Avenue at around 5:30 in the evening, after receiving a call about a death.
Hamby`s body was sent to the Southwester Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas, which sent a preliminary report to police Friday night.
Police think the weapon used in the shooting was a handgun, but are not saying whether a weapon was recovered on the scene. Hamby had lived alone in the house for about 10 years.
Investigators are asking that anyone with information about the shooting to call Temple Police.
HUSBAND CHARGED IN WIFE DEATH
(GEORGETOWN) A 51 year old Georgetown man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his estranged wife in a 1991 case. Rex Allen Nisbett was reported in the Williamson County Jail Friday, in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
Vicki Nisbett, of Cedar Park was last seen in December of `91 at her apartment.
District Attorney Jana Duty, who took office in January, reviewd the case including blood evidence at the request of a friend of the missing woman. Duty said the Nisbetts were divorcing, but the wife let her spouse stay at her apartment during the holidays. Duty also said in a statement that it`s a strong circumstantial case, despite not having a body.
(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss possible costs of a murder trial.
The Court will have their regular meeting Monday morning, with the cost of the upcoming murder trial on the agenda. In other business, the Court will take action on an election contract with the City of Milano and appoint Don Culp to the MCAD Board.
Monday`s meeting is at 10AM in the Milam County Courthouse.
ROCKDALE ISD TRUSTEES MEET
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale School Board will meet Monday to possibly cancel their upcoming election.
During Monday`s regular meeting, trustees will take action on canceling the May election as all candidates are unopposed. In other business, the board will take action on cafeteria prices and consider an interlocal transportation agreement with Taylor ISD.
Monday`s regular meeting is at 5:30PM at the Central Administration Board Room.
ROCKDALE CITY COUNCIL
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council will meet in special session Monday to conduct a public hearing.
The City will hear requests for proposals for advertising and promotion of tourism and the lodging industry in Rockdale, including at least 1 firm`s presentation.
Monday`s meeting is at 5:30PM in the George Hill Patterson Community Center.
CAMERON SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET
(CAMERON) The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday for a budget workshop and discussion of construction bids at several campuses.
Trustees will meet at 6PM Monday to host their budget workshop before convening into regular session at 7PM to hold their regular meeting. On the agenda, trustees will consider flooring bids for Cameron Junior High and Ben Milam Elementary, plus parking lot and painting bids for Cameron Junior High, Cameron Elementary, and Ben Milam Elementary. In other business, the Board will discuss the 2013-14 school year calendar and the CSCOPE report.
Monday`s meetings begin at 6PM in the Board Conference Room.
INCREASED FUNDING FOR TEXAS SCHOOLS GETS OKAY
(AUSTIN) A lot more money will be flowing into the coffers of Texas schools if the state`s House Appropriations Committee has anything to say about it. The "Chronicle" says the panel this week voted to increase public school funding over the next two budget years by two-point-five-billion-dollars. It was just two years ago that school funding was slashed by more than five-billion-dollars due to projections of a severe revenue shortfall.
POWERBALL JACKPOT $320 MILLION
(U.S.) Someone could end up $320 million richer when Powerball numbers are drawn tonight. No one took home the jackpot on Wednesday so the prize jumped up 60-million. The odds of winning the jackpot are more than one-in-175 million.
GAS PRICES UP
(San Antonio) Gas prices are up and down in Texas cities surveyed by Triple-A. Spokesman Doug Shupe says the statewide average stands at three-57, which is three-cents more a gallon compared to this time last week. He adds gas prices will fluctuate this spring, so drivers are encouraged to maximize their vehicle`s fuel efficiency. They can maintain their vehicles according to manufacture recommendations and drive the speed limit.
Drivers in Fort Worth are paying the highest average at three-68, up 12-cents. Drivers in Beaumont are paying the least at three-44, down two-cents this week. San Antonio`s average dropped a penny this week to three-48. Austin`s average dropped two-cents to three-52 a gallon. And, Houston`s average is up three-cents to three-56 a gallon. The national average is down a penny to three-69 this week.
MILAM JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW CONCLUDES
(CAMERON) The 2013 Milam County Jr. Livestock Show wrapped up it`s portion of the showing and judging Friday evening at the Youth Expo building in downtown Cameron, and today will put thefinishing touches on this year`s show. A buyer`s dinner will be hosted at Bea`s Kitchen, starting at 4:30, with the Premium Sale getting underway at 6 p.m. at the Expo Building.
(CAMERON) The Yoemen improved to a 3-1 district record Friday night, trouncing the Lexington Eagles at Airport park 9-0. Michael Evan was the winning pitcher. The Yoemen improve to 3-1 in District 22-2A play, and they face Top 10 ranked Salado this afternoon on the road at 1 p.m. Salado is also 3-1 in 22-2A, after pounding Little River Academy Friday, 15-2.
LADY YOE SOFTBALL
(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe carried the lead through out their district matchup with the Lexington Lady Eagles Friday, that is until an RBI double and a wild pitch accounted for 3 more runs for the Lexington Lady Eagles. Those 3 runs would be all the Lady Eagles would need as they come from behind to beat the Lady Yoe 5-3.
The loss gives Cameron a 4-2 District mark, and they`ll be on the road today to face Salado.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 1 EMS run, and 1 arrest; James Earl Johnson, on 2 Temple warrants for theft and burlgary of a vehicle, and Cameron charges of tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana, no driver`s license and evading arrest.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 arrest: 21 year old Batrop man for possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces. 7 EMS calls. 3 accidents were reported:
7 a.m. 1-vehcile accident, 18 wheeler went off roadway, pinned driver, highway 79, just outside of Gause.
--12:11 p.m., Rockdale AMR, FM 487, North of Juvenile center. Transported to Richards Memorial, then on the Bryan by helicopter.
--8:09 p.m., AMR, fire department, 1-vehicle accident, 79 at Western Hills Road.
(MILAM CO) The Milam County Sheriff`s Department reported 1 arrest:
--Kyle Sebastian Killingsworth, 19, of Copperas Cove for Coryell County for theft of property
--Amber Jozlyn Maria Harris, 30, of Copperas Cove for Coryell County for assault family member
--Ricky Edward Alvarado, 20, of Cameron for assault causes bodily injury
--Jessica Raine Blechinger, 26, of Fort Hood for Coryell County for aggravated robbery
--Steven Ray Wilson, 28, of Copperas Cove for Coryell County for possession of marijuana, assault causes bodily injury, theft, and unlawfully carrying a weapon
--Chad Bone, 40, of Killeen for Coryell County for assault family member
--James Earl Johnson, 23, of Cameron for possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, evading arrest, burglary of a vehicle, theft of property and driving without a license
--Aareneeka Keyana Bernard, 33, of Houston for striking an unattended vehicle and warrants
There were 3 accidents reported: 6:59 a.m. Highway 79, 5 miles east of Milano, 18-wheeler ran off road. Milano firemen, AMR and DPS & Milam Co. Deputies investigated. 12:17 p.m., 1 vehicle accident rollover on FM 487, north of the Juvenile Justice Center. Rockdale firemen, AMR and DPS responded. 8:09 p.m., 1-vehicle accident on Hwy 79 at Western Hills Road. DPS investigated.
There are 108 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 31 housed for Coryell County.