(TEMPLE) A Temple man ended up with Federal Prison time this week after pleading
guilty to drug charges in Waco`s US District Court.
US District Judge Walter Smith sentenced Kevin Bradell Mackey to 5-years in
Federal Prison, followed by 3-years supervised release. Mackey was also ordered
to pay a $1000 fine and special assessments to the court.
Court records indicate that Temple Police saw a narcotics transaction occur
between Mackey and a woman on August 17th of 2012. Following the deal, officers
stopped Mackey`s vehicle. One of the officers saw a "cookie" of crack cocaine
fall out of Mackey`s pants during the stop. As the officer bent to pick up the
drug, Mackey attempted to flee the scene on foot. He was caught after a short
SCOTT & WHITE TO MERGE WITH WALGREENS
(TEMPLE) A major hospital is set to merge with a major pharmacy chain in a deal
to aid Medicare patients.
Scott & White healthcare announced Thursday they will soon be working with the
Walgreens Well Network.
According to officials, the merger would allow Medicare patients higher quality
and more coordinated care. Scott & White and Walgreens would become an
Accountable Care Organization, or ACO. The deal allows Scott & White doctors all
across Central Texas to work with Walgreens pharmacists, which will allow them
all to be more accessible to patients and will hopefully create high quality
care while boosting preventive efforts and avoiding duplicate services.
CAMERON CHAMBER ANNOUNCES CHAMBER BANQUET
(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce this 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.
Organization of the Year--
This award is given to an organization that demonstrated involvement and
enthusiasm by giving time and service to a variety of events in support of the
A nonprofit organization Shows commitment and volunteerism in community projects Demonstrates compassion, humility and nondiscrimination
Citizen of the Year--
This award is given to an individual who has made significant civic
contributions to the development and quality of life of this community through
his or her personal effort. Their actions, by their very nature, serve as a
model to those presently involved in community affairs and inspire others to
bring about a better business climate and quality of life Cameron.
Must have his or her principal place of employment in Cameron. Must presently reside in the community, having lived here for a minimum of five
years. Must have exercised leadership in a number and variety of organizations and
community activities over multiple years. Must be of high moral character. Must have a record of stability.
Persons excluded from consideration:
Current Chamber Board Member Chamber staff
Business of the Year--
This award is given to a business that demonstrates significant commitment to
the economic prosperity and quality of life of this community.
Chamber member in good standing Activity supports community and chamber activities Demonstrates excellence through product or service quality Demonstrates initiative in addressing community concerns Demonstrates concern for community betterment Demonstrates the ability to positively respond to business adversity Involved in improving the local business climate Shows community commitment through job growth and support of employee
involvement in community activities
Volunteer of the Year--
This award is given to an individual who had demonstrated involvement and
enthusiasm by giving time and service to a variety of events in support of the
Shows commitment and volunteerism in community projects Is a role model and mentor to others Demonstrates compassion, humility and nondiscrimination
Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to
mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 28th,
2013 at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce
CAMERON CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
(CAMERON) The Cameron City Coucil will have a special meeting on Monday at
5:30pm in the Council Chambers. In this special meeting the Council will Review
and possibly take action on bids on Water Filter Plant and Surface Water Storage
Again the special meeting will be on Monday at 5:30pm in the City Council
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN TEXAS CHANGING
(Austin) Changes are coming to the state`s unemployment benefits. Texas
Workforce Commission officials say due to the state`s improving unemployment
rate, currently under seven-percent, Texas is no longer eligible for Tier three
of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The total maximum weeks of
unemployment benefits is now at 54 in Texas, down from 63.
TEXANS PAYING MORE AT THE PUMP
(Austin) The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up a
nickel this week to three-18. Triple-A Texas projects lower demand and
increased oil production could keep this year`s gas prices lower than in 2012.
Whether prices are up or down, drivers should keep their vehicles maintained to
get the best fuel efficiency.
Drivers in El Paso are paying the lowest average in Texas at two-99 a gallon,
actually down four-cents. Dallas has the highest average in the state at three
-22 a gallon, up eight-cents this week. Austin`s average jumped six-cents to
three-17 a gallon. San Antonio drivers are paying six-cents more for a gallon
of gasoline this week at three-15. Houston`s average is up six-cents to three-
20. The national average is at three-31, up two-cents.
LONESTAR CUP STANDINGS
(AUSTIN) As the 2nd part of the 2012-2013 school year begins, Yoe High School
is once again in the running for the UIL`s annual Lone Star Cup competition.
The Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to 5 high schools, one in each of the 5
UIL classifications, 1A thru 5A, based on their team performance in district and
state championships. The winning schools in each class receive the UIL Lone
Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.
Yoe High School won the 2A Cup in 2010-2011, and once again is atop the 2A
standings, tied with Bushland and White Oak, with 26 points accumulated so far.
SKYWARN TRAINING DATE SET
(ROCKDALE) The 2013 SKYWARN Severe Weather program has been set for Monday,
January 14th in Rockdale from 7-9 p.m. at the Rockdale Fire Department Meeting
room in partnership with Milam County Emergency Management.
The program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients and features
associated with severe storms. The presentation will also review tornado
formation and behavior. The program will run for two hours.
Mark Fox, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Fort Worth National Weather
Service Office said the program is free and open to the public. No advanced
registration is necessary. The Milam County meeting is one of over 60 training
sessions that the office will conduct between January and March.
YOE AND LADY YOE FALL TO SALADO
(CAMERON) The Yoeman lost to Salado yesterday 68-35 and the Lady Yoe also fell
to Salado 58-42.
Our next broadcast will be January 18th against Rogers.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 1 accident: --2 vehicle accident at 9:57pm on 4th street in Cameron, One of the drivers was
Jonathan Galvan, 29 and Fransisco Rodriguez Juarez, 31 both of Cameron.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 5 EMS runs and 1 arrest: --32 yr-old male of Rockdale for DWLI.
Rockdale PD also reported 2 accidents: --2 vehicle accident across from the Ranch in Rockdale at 5:21pm, One driver was
Cody Penny, 25 and Ester Rubio, 56 both of Rockdale. --1 vehicle accident at 3:09am East of Milano on Hwy 79.
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 arrest: --Donald Glen Cavil, 54 of Cameron for DWI 3rd or more.
There were no accidents in Rural Milam County.
There were 78 Prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, 15 from Coryell
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