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(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE COMMUNITY IS IN

MOURNING TODAY AFTER A ROCKDALE MAN WAS KILLED

IN AN EXPLOSION OVER THE WEEKEND. FRIENDS HAVE

PAID TRIBUTE TO 36 YEAR OLD JOE ROBERT REYES AFTER

HE DIED IN AN EXPLOSION AT THE CALPINE ENERGY PLANT

PLANT IN CORPUS CHRISTI AROUND 6:30 PM FRIDAY.

(TAYLOR)–A SHOOTING IN TAYLOR THAT LEFT A

MAN DEAD AND A WOMAN CRITICALLY WOUNDED HAS

NOW BECOME A MURDER-SUICIDE. THE VICTIM, 54 YEAR

OLD CARMEN VELASQUEZ OF TAYLOR, DIED AS A RESULT

OF HER GUNSHOT WOUNDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT

SETON WILLIAMSON COUNTY HOSPITAL. POLICE SAY

THE SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING, 55 YEAR OLD MARCUS

RODRIGUEZ OF TAYLOR, WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE

DRIVER’S SEAT OF HIS VEHICLE WITH AN APPARENT

SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND AROUND 1 O’CLOCK

LAST MONDAY MORNING.

(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE FIREMEN RESPONDED

WHEN HEAVY SMOKE WAS SEEN COMING FROM THE

ELECTRICAL WEATHERHEAD AT HARVEST BIBLE CHURCH

ON EAST CAMERON AVENUE NEXT TO THE K-C HALL

AT 9 O’CLOCK SUNDAY MORNING. THE CHURCH

REPORTEDLY LOST POWER. FIREMEN WERE ON THE SCENE

FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

(GAUSE)–A HOUSE IN THE GAUSE AREA WAS DESTROYED

BY FIRE JUST AFTER 2 O’CLOCK SATURDAY MORNING. GAUSE

AND MILANO FIREMEN WERE SUMMONED TO 382 COUNTY

ROAD 350 IN THE GAUSE AREA. REPORTS FROM THE SCENE

SAID ALL RESIDENTS WERE OUT OF THE HOUSE, BUT THE

HOUSE WAS DESTROYED.

(CAMERON)–THE MILAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HAS HONORED A FORMER DEPUTY WHO WAS KILLED IN THE

LINE OF DUTY WHILE SERVING AS POLICE CHIEF OF

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAMED THE

TRAINING ROOM AFTER LEE DIXON. DIXON SERVED AS

A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY FROM 2001 TO 2004, AND AGAIN FROM

2008 TO 2014. AFTER LEAVING MILAM COUNTY, HE SERVED

AS LITTLE RIVER ACADEMY POLICE CHIEF FOR 2 MONTHS

UNTIL HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A SUSPECT ON

JUNE 19TH, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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