Thursday, October 31, 2013
RAINS CAUSE HIGH WATER, ROAD CLOSURES
(MILAM CO) Heavy rains that have inundated the area in the last 24 hours have caused delays and multiple road closures this morning.
According to the Milam County Sheriff`s Office, roads that have been closed as of this morning include: FM485 west at Elm Creek; US77 north at the Falls-Milam County line; FM437 at CR101; FM2268 at the creek; and FM1915 at Big Elm Creek.
In addition, the Sheriff`s Office noted that there is water over multiple area roads and motorists should proceed with caution. Among those roads: FM485 east at Walker`s Creek; FM486 at CR428 at Alligator Creek; and FM908 from the airport to CR318.
In addition, because of the road closures and high waters, Cameron ISD Superintendent Collin Clark announced this morning that 4 bus routes that run along on the north end of town will be running late. Clark added that though those bus routes are running behind, Cameron ISD will not be delayed in starting this morning.
COUNTERFEIT BILLS FOUND AROUND TOWN
(CAMERON) Cameron Police are warning residents and merchants about counterfeit money making the rounds in town.
According to a press release from Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, authorities are investigating 2 incidents that occurred in Thorndale and Bastrop. Dixon said in both instances 3 suspects passed fake $50 bills to pay for items and services. The suspects are described as 2 black males and 1 black female. Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a black Chrysler 300 with Texas license plate CGM4748.
Anyone with information should call Cameron Police or local law enforcement.
MURDER-SUICIDE SUSPECTED AFTER BODIES FOUND IN FIRE
(MORGAN’S POINT) The bodies of a man and woman found in a fire damaged home Wednesday were also discovered to have been shot.
Bell County authorities say the bodies of Brian John Cecil, 41, and Tabitha Sazama, 41, were found about 3:30AM Wednesday after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call.
Deputies were called by Cecil`s ex-wife who told dispatchers that Cecil had called her and told her he had shot his girlfriend after she had tried to stab him. Deputies went out to Sazama`s house at 13 Buttercup Loop in Morgan`s Point and found a fire and smoke damaged home with both bodies inside. A Justice of the Peace pronounced both dead at the scene. Autopsies have been ordered.
At this time, investigators believe Cecil shot the woman, set fire to the home, then shot himself. Fire crews said they also found several dead pets inside the home which they believe died of smoke inhalation.
TEMPLE FIRE DISPLACES 5
(TEMPLE) A fire in the back of a Temple home has left a family of five homeless.
Temple Fire & Rescue were called Wednesday night to the 2-bedroom home in the 1300 block of S. 4th St. First responders arrived to find flames coming from a single room, though the house was determined to have significant smoke and heat damage. No one was home at the time of the fire. Investigators say the blaze began due to the improper use of an extension cord.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
(Milam CO.) Daylight savings is coming to an end this weekend.
Coming up Sunday, November 3rd, Texans are being reminded to "Fall Back" at 2AM as Daylight Saving time will end. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep as the time shifts backwards by 1 hour from 2AM to 1AM that morning.
MILAM COUNTY ROAD WORK
(Cameron) Texas Department of Transportation has announced the road work schedule for this week.
Bob Colwell, spokesman for TxDOT, announced that crews will work level up operations this week. Operations will be today on FM 1915 from US 190 to FM 437. There will be no lane closures on Friday.
MCT PRODUCTION TO OPEN SOON
(CAMERON) The latest production from Milam Community Theater will hit the stage in November.
Nuncrackers, the nunsense Christmas musical, will open with a members reception at 7PM November 2nd. Additional performances will be 2PM November 3rd, 8PM November 9th, and 2PM November 10th.
The shows are being staged at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. Tickets are $15 or $12 for students. Tickets will be available at the door.
LADY YOE VOLLEYBALL
(CAMERON) After dispatching Academy Tuesday, the Lady Yoe volleyball team will have a 1 game playoff to determine district seeding this weekend.
Cameron moved into a tie for 2nd place and will play Lexington to determine seeding at 5PM this Saturday at Rockdale High School. The Ladies wrapped up their impressive regular season at 20-13 and 10-4 in district.
The opening round bi-district playoff game for Cameron will be at Belton High School against either Troy or Bruceville-Eddy on Tuesday at 8PM.
(CAMERON) The Cameron Yoe football team will once again take to the road this week to meet a possible playoff squad.
Cameron will travel to Marlin Friday to take on the Bulldogs. Both teams remain in the playoff chase with just 2 weeks to go. Get more on the game as part of the Coach Rick Rhoades Show Friday morning.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 2 EMS runs and 3 fire calls:
--11:32PM, Buckholts to CR404 Loop for truck washed off road.
--3:16PM, Cameron and Buckholts to FM485 off US77 for car washed off road.
--4:23AM, Cameron to US77 for 18-wheeler washed off road.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--Anthony Dwayne Jones, 36 of Giddings for traffic warrant
--42-year-old Odessa man for No DL
There was also 1 fire call:
--7:22PM, Milano called for vehicle that struck a deer in Burleson Co.
(CAMERON) The Milam County sheriff`s office has 3 booked in:
--Matthew Lee Vargas, 27 of Cameron for No DL and Speeding
--Enrique Ybarra, 33 of Grand Prairie for Non Payment of Child Support
--Bennie Moreno Salazar, 47 of Cameron for Criminal Trespass
There was 1 accident reported in Rural Milam County:
--3:08AM, 18-wheeler ran off the road on US77 at the Milam-Falls Co line.
There were 99 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 18 housed for Coryell County and 4 held for Cameron PD.