MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO UNBORN CHILD`S DEATH
(ROCKDALE) A Rockdale man landed in jail this week on charges of Intoxication Manslaughter in connection to the death of an unborn child.
Mark Allen Talley, 56, posted bond Tuesday after his Monday arrest. According to Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris, Talley was originally arrested last October at the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident on Mill Street in Rockdale.
Investigators determined that a woman was walking along the street after attending the Rockdale Fair and was pushing her twin infants in a stroller when she was struck by a pickup truck. The woman was injured, though the twins escaped harm. Chief Harris said Talley was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter when officers learned that the woman was pregnant and lost the baby as a result of the accident.
TEMPLE ISD PUTS OFF GUN DECISION
(TEMPLE) Temple Board of Trustees decided Tuesday to put off a discussion regarding a policy to allow teachers to carry firearms in class.
The School Board decided to put off the discussion pending action taken by the Texas Legislature on the issue. School officials said they will wait to see what the current legislative session does before they make a decision. School resource officers on Temple ISD campuses already carry guns.
YMCA CAN`T HELP PAY FOR TAYLOR REC CENTER
(TAYLOR) The proposed recreation center for Taylor took a giant step backwards this week thanks to a lack of funding.
The YMCA of Greater Williamson County notified the City of Taylor that they cannot provide the $288,000 in pre-paid rent as requested. The City Council in December asked the YMCA for the money to cover some of the costs of the $3.6 million facility.
The original facility was planned to be built on donated land next to the Taylor Regional Sports Complex. The YMCA is now asking to meet with city officials to propose building a smaller facility in a more central location in town. According to YMCA officials, the agency felt that they might end up paying more in hidden construction costs and other fees.
The City has already spent $300,000 in engineering and architectural pre-construction costs for the facility. The Council had voted in November to spend unused funds for the proposed facility, but found bids for the project came in well over their budget.
PRE-TRIAL HEARING TODAY IN FT HOOD SHOOTING CASE
(Fort Hood) The Army psychiatrist accused in the mass shooting at Fort Hood will be back in court today. The new military judge overseeing Major Nidal Hasan`s case will hold a pre-trial hearing to reconsider five issues. Those include whether the death penalty should be set aside, so he could possibly plead guilty in the case. Hasan is accused of murdering 13 and injuring 32 others at the Texas Army post in November 2009. The pre-trial hearing is expected to continue through Friday.
HOLCOMBE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
(CAMERON) Tickets remain on sale 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 in Cameron at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, Anderle Lumber Company and at Denio`s, in Rockdale at 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
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA NEXT WEEKEND
(CAMERON) The Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center is set to present the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra in 2 weeks.
The Orchestra will present their Great American Jazz Band program on Sunday, February 10th, starting at 3PM. The Association of Texas Small Schools Band Region 8 All-Region Jazz Band will open the evening. Tickets are available at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Yoe High School. They are $15 each.
ACADEMY HOOPS SWEEP YOE
(CAMERON) Both the Academy Bumblebees and Lady Bees stayed in the playoff hunt in District 22-2A basketball with wins over the Cameron Yoemen and Lady Yoe on Tuesday.
The Lady Bees improved to 8-4 on the year, while the Lady Yoe dropped to 4-8 in district play. Academy`s Lady Bees won big, 48-22, paced by Kelsey Sprinkles, who lead all scorers, with 16 points on the night. Kausion Wells led the Lady Yoe in the losing effort, with 8 points on the night.
Meanwhile in boys basketball, Academy stayed in control of 3rd place in the district, with a 52-38 win over the Yoemen. Caleb Hill led the way for the Bees with a 23 point night, while Edgar Luna led a balanced offensive output for the Yoemen, with 8 points.
Both the Yoemen and Lady Yoe will be on the road to Lexington Friday to continue their seasons.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 arrest: Billy Brock, 59 of Cameron for PI
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 6 EMS runs and 1 arrest: 29-year-old Rockdale man for Criminal Trespass and Possession of Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram in a Drug Free Zone There was also 1 fire call: --at 7:46PM, toned Gause Fire Department to a 1-vehicle rollover on FM485 at CR262. Minor injuries were reported, but the driver refused treatment.
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 arrests: --Billy James Brock, 59 of Cameron for PI w/ Priors --Waynette Dorain York, 48 of Temple for Probation Violation --Daphanie Nicole Spiers, 21 of Cameron for Theft of Property w/ Priors and Criminal Trespass --Eric William Clovis, 45 of Rockdale for Possession of a Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram
There was 1 Accident in Rural Milam County: --Just before 8PM, 1-vehicle rollover on FM485 at CR262. Minor injuries reported.
There were 89 Prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, 17 from Coryell County and 1 from Cameron PD.
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