Today`s Local News2021-05-08
Today`s Local News 2021-05-08
Saturday, May 8, 2021


(CAMERON) Milam County Commissioners have a regular meeting Monday. 

During their meeting, the Court will take action on Milam County cleanup activities concerning dumping of trash on properties. The Court will also consider a presentation on a 2020 financial audit of the Adult Probation Office. In other business, the County will take action on postage machines, an interlocal agreement with the City of Rockdale for road maintenance, and a contract for past due taxes. 
Monday`s meeting begins at 10AM at the Milam County Courthours and on Facebook Live at Moving Milam Forward.


(ROCKDALE) Rockdale City Council has a regular meeting Monday. 

During their meeting, the Council will recognize outgoing councilmembers Jason Barcak and Richard Coppedge. Following that recognition, the City will swear in newly elected councilmembers Brett Boren and Scott Starnes. The Council is also expected to recognize the recently retired longtime Rockdale Volunteer Fire Chief Ward Roddam, and appointments to the Park Board and subdivision requests will also be considered.
Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM at Rockdale City Hall. 


(CAMERON) Milam County continues to have issues finding people to vaccinate. 

Judge Young said plans are being finalized to host walk-in clinics at different locations around the county, to include Buckholts, Gause, Milano, Davilla, and other locations. Shots are still being offered at schools. Children 16 and older can get vaccinated with the Pfizer version. Parents should contact their school administration for information. The county is also taking sign-ups for their homebound vaccination program. If you know someone homebound and unable to get a shot, call for them or have them call to get on that list at 254-697-7000. 


(CAMERON) Cameron Police Department will be conducting and participating in a Warrant Round-Up this month.  

If an individual has an active warrant, no matter how old the warrant may be, he or she will be tracked down and arrested. Individuals that believe they have warrants for their arrest can go to the city website to check at Residents with outstanding warrants are encouraged to pay in person at Cameron Municipal Court or call 866-955-5455 to make payment arrangements. For more information, call 697-2372.


(CAMERON) A new business is set to break ground next week in Cameron. 

The Cameron Industrial Foundation and Cameron Economic Development Corporation announced that NorCal Ovenworks is set to hold groundbreaking ceremonies Friday, May 14th, at their new site in the Cameron Business Park. Ceremonies will take place at 10AM at 302 Lafferty Avenue. 


(CAMERON) Here`s a look at events around Central Texas this week: 

May 6-8
The Milano Ladies Auxiliary will be having their annual Spring Garage Sale through Saturday at Milano Fire Station. The sale will be held 8AM-5PM today and 8AM-Noon on Saturday. 

May 7-8
Cameron`s 8th annual Funfest & BBQ cook-off located at Wilson Ledbetter Park. Arts & craft booths, music, food, corn hole tournament, kid fish contest, and more.

May 8
The Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, along with Douglass Subaru, presents A Night With Holly Tucker benefit concert on Saturday at 7PM at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum in Waco. The KCD Band out of Cameron will open the concert. Doors open at 5:30PM and concessions and a cash bar will be open. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $25. Get tickets at or 254-754-3942. 

May 8
The Carolina Lodge #330 in Lott will host a pulled pork fundraiser at 11AM Saturday at the Lodge in Lott. Pulled pork sandwich meals with onions, pickles, chips, and a drink are $8. This is a drive through event and runs until sold out. 


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will mark their return this month at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

The 2021 season will open with Steel Magnolias, beginning this weekend. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 7PM today and 2PM Sunday. Get your tickets at the door or online at Doors will open one hour prior to each performance. The opening night performance is *already sold out. 


(WACO) Mental health negligence in Hill County jail leads to major lawsuit.

The family of Inmate David Braddock has filed a federal lawsuit against Hill Co. Jail on April 22, 2021. Due to David`s early warning signs from the jails health screening findings, the jails medical workers should have taken some sort of action to prevent his death, and this is a strict violation of David`s constitutional rights. Results of the inmates mental screenings showed major signs and warnings that told the workers he was nearing suicide.


(CAMERON) The Cameron Lady Yoe track team has taken the state by storm. 

The Ladies dominated yet again at another track meet, this time winning a state championship for their team effort. It marks the 2nd time in a decade that the Cameron girls track team has won a state title, last winning exactly 10 years ago in 2011. Cameron was fronted by the 4x100 relay yet again as Brittani Drake, Brandi Drake, Lauren Harris, and Yierra Flemings blazed their way to a gold medal. Flemings added to the tally with a gold medal finish by crushing the competition in the 400m dash. Flemings big day continued with a silver medal in the 100 hurdles, a 4th place finish in triple jump, and bronze medal in long jump. Brandi Drake took bronze in the 200m and came in 5th in the 100m. Ja`Kerra Holt nabbed 9th in pole vault and Logan Pevehouse finished 8th in the 3200. Cameron scored 56 total points to finish 10 ahead of 2nd place Goliad. The Yoe boys sent just 1 runner to state: Tracer Lopez, who finished 8th in the 300 hurdles. 


Yoe boys had a big win over Elkhart yesterday, with a final score of 9-0.
The series then resumes in Cameron at 1PM Today, with a 3rd game to follow if needed. 
KMIL will bring you all the action each game. 


(CAMERON) Sports physicals for next year are $15 each and will take place May 11th from 1-3PM at the Yoe High competition gym. For questions, call the Yoe Athletics office at 254-697-3902.


(ROCKDALE) Milam County Sheriff`s Dept. responded to a shooting south of Rockdale today at 1:09AM between 3 males over a property dispute. The victim that was pronounced deceased was, Dalton Shaw. The other 2 victims where transported by air & and by EMS. The male being charged for the incident is Isreaal Ballester. He`s being charged with:
--1 count Murder
--2 counts of aggravated assault causing bodily injury

The Sheriff`s Dept. was assisting Rockdale PD, Rockdale Fire Dept., Precinct 4 JP, & AMR Medical Response.


(CAMERON) 1 EMS call and 2 arrest:

--Michelle Bales, Cameron, arrested for possession of a controlled substance class 1.
--Sahira Kayani, Temple, arrested for possession of a controlled substance class 2.

There are currently 144 inmates in the county jail, including 57 housed for Coryell County.

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