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MAR 31

(CAMERON)–THE SUSPECT IN AN ALLEGED

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AT YOE HIGH SCHOOL IN CAMERON

IS IN CUSTODY. 17 YEAR OLD JACOB RAY AYERS TURNED

HIMSELF IN TO THE MILAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

WITHOUT INCIDENT. YOE HIGH SCHOOL IN CAMERON WENT

INTO LOCKDOWN JUST BEFORE NOON ON MONDAY AFTER

A STABBING INCIDENT. POLICE FOUND A 17 YEAR OLD BOY

WHO HAD BEEN STABBED IN THE LOWER ABDOMEN,

APPARENTLY BY A PENCIL. POLICE SAY AYERS AND THE

VICTIM GOT INTO AN ALTERCATION IN THE CLASSROOM

AND IT ESCALATED, LEADING TO THE STABBING. AYERS’

VEHICLE WAS FOUND OFF COUNTY ROAD 221 NEAR CAMERON,

AND AYERS TURNED HIMSELF IN LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

(CAMERON)–A ROCKDALE MAN SUSPECTED OF

KILLING A BUCKHOLTS MAN AND WOUNDING 2 OTHER

PEOPLE HAS PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS FOR MURDER ON

HIS RECORD. 53 YEAR OLD RICARDO CRUZ MUNOZ IS

ACCUSED OF MURDER IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF

41 YEAR OLD FRANCISCO AVILA OF BUCKHOLTS. 38 YEAR

OLD GABRIEL RANGEL AND AN 8 YEAR OLD BOY WERE

ALSO WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTING. MUNOZ WAS ARRESTED

IN JANUARY 1986 IN STARR COUNTY AND CHARGED WITH

THE MURDERS OF 2 PEOPLE. HE WAS CONVICTED AND

SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON. HE WAS PAROLED IN

1989, AND WAS ARRESTED IN MAY 2007 BY ROCKDALE

POLICE ON CHARGES OF POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY A

FELON.

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE SCHOOL BOARD

DISCUSSED FINANCIAL CHALLENGES DURING THE BOARD

MEETING MONDAY. THE DISTRICT HAS SOUGHT TO CUT

ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE BUDGET FOR

THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO CUTBACKS IN STATE

FUNDING AS WELL AS A DECLINING TAX BASE.

SUPERINTENDENT DENISE MONZINGO NOTED THAT

THE DISTRICT HAS WORKED TO SAVE 900 THOUSAND

DOLLARS DUE TO EXPECTED BUDGET SHORTFALLS.

RECORDS SHOW THAT THE STATE OWES THE DISTRICT

1.9 MILLION DOLLARS, BUT THE DISTRICT NOW KNOWS

THAT RATHER THAN BEING EXTRA MONEY, THOSE

FUNDS WERE ALREADY COMMITTED TO THE BUDGET,

SO IT WON’T BE AN IMMEDIATE FIX TO THE DISTRICT’S

FINANCIAL SHORTFALL.

(BUCKHOLTS)–THE TEMPLE MAN ACCUSED OF

KILLING A BUCKHOLTS MAN IN A VEHICLE-PEDESTRIAN

ACCIDENT EARLIER THIS MONTH HAD PREVIOUS BRUSHES

WITH THE LAW. 25 YEAR OLD JOHN FITZGERALD PAGE

JUNIOR IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AND EVADING

ARREST IN A VEHICLE CAUSING DEATH IN CONNECTION

WITH THE MARCH 15TH DEATH OF GUADALUPE “WALLY”

RODRIGUEZ OF BUCKHOLTS. PAGE WAS PREVIOUSLY

ARRESTED IN 2012 ON CHARGES OF DRIVING WHILE

LICENSE INVALID BECAUSE IT WAS PREVIOUSLY

SUSPENDED ON A DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED CHARGE.

(ROCKDALE)–THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ROCKDALE

FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ELECTED TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

AND REVIEWED THE 2014 YEAR AT THE CREDIT UNION DURING

LAST NIGHT’S (MON) ANNUAL MEETING. THE CREDIT UNION IS

BEGINNING ITS 45TH YEAR OF SERVICE TO ROCKDALE AND

MILAM COUNTY. MEMBERS ELECTED DEBRA JACKSON AND

JIM RITCHER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

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GREAT YEAR FOR LIVESTOCK SHOW!

(CAMERON)–IT WAS ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR FOUR “H”
AND F-F-A STUDENTS AT THE MILAM COUNTY JUNIOR
LIVESTOCK SHOW WITH A PRELIMINARY FIGURE OF $211,126.00 PAID FOR WINNING ENTRIES AT THE PREMIUM SALE SATURDAY NITE.
. ACCORDING TO SHOW SECRETARY SANDRA
WAISER A FINAL FIGURE WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER ADDED
MONEY IS TALLIED.
THE GRAND CHAMPION STEER WAS SHOWN BY KAYDEN
TANNER OF THORNDALE F-F-A AND BROUGHT $10,750.
THE GRAND CHAMPION SWINE SHOWN BY KYLIE SHEFFIELD
BROUGHT $3.500.00.
THE GRAND CHAMPION LAMB BROUGHT $3,500 AND WAS
SHOWN BY KINLEY MEADORS OF THORNDALE 4-H.
HEATH HOLLAS HAD THE GRAND CHAMPION PEN
OF BROILERS THAT BROUGHT $2,400. HE IS A MEMBER
OF THE CAMERON 4-H CLUB.
ROCKDALE F-F-A MEMBER KATELYN TARVER HAD THE
GRAND CHAMPION PEN OF RABBITS AND THEY BROUGHT
#2,000.
SHOWING THE GRAND CHAMPION TURKEY WAS BLAISE
SAMFORD OF ROCKDALE F-F-A. THE TURKEY SOLD FOR
$2,200.
ALSO IN THE LIVESTOCK SHOW, THE GRAND CHAMPION
GOAT WAS SHOWN BY KYRENE JACKSON OF THORNDALE
4-H AND BROUGHT $3,000.
AT THE HOME ECONOMICS SHOW THE GRAND CHAMPION
IN THE PREMIUM BAKED GOODS DIVISION CAMERON
4-H MEMBER CADE PATTERSON’S
CAKE IF BROUGHT $800…IN THE PIE DIVISION THE GRAND
CHAMPION BROUGHT $1,000 AND WAS BAKED BY JOHN
HANKE OF ROCKDALE F-F-A, AND THE GRAND
CHAMPION BATCH OF COOKIES WAS BAKED BY
RAILYN YOUREE OF THE CAMERON 4-H AND BROUGHT
$950.00.
THE RESERVE CHAMPIONS AT THE SHOW …STEER, OWNED
BY LANE NIEMTSCK OF THORNDALE F-F-A BRINGING
$6,000..SWINE, JAYTON BENAVIDEZ OF CAMERON
4-H BRINGING IN $2,000…THE RESERVE CHAMPION
LAMB WAS SHOWN BY LOGAN FISHER OF THE THORNDALE
F-F-A AND BROUGHT $2,000… RESERVE.BROILERS WERE SHOWN BY ROCKALE 4-H
MEMBER GABRIEL RAMTHUM $1,500…DARCI DENIO OF
CAMERON F-F-A HAD THE RESERVE PEN OF RABBITS ,,,
THEY BROUGHT $1,500 AT THE SALE…THE RESERVE CHAMPION TURKEY WAS SHOW BY MILANO 4-H MEMBER KEATON POPHAM AND BROUGHT
$1,600 AT THE SALE AND KAYLEE JACKSON HAD
THE RESERVE CHAMPION GOAT …KAYLEE IS FROM THE THORNDALE 4-H CLUB AND HERE GOAT BROUGHT $2,200.
IN THE HOME ECONOMICS DIVISION HANNAH HUX HAD THE
RESERVE CHAMPION CAKE BRINGING $600.00..SHE IS FROM
THE CAMERON 4-H AND ANOTHER CAMERON F-H MEMBER EMILY GRAHAM OF THE RESERVE CHAMPION PIE BRINGING $1,000 AT THE SALE.

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