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Thu
14
Mar

Budget Host named Business of the Month

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce named Budget Host its Business of the Month for March. They have been in business in Cameron since 2007, and have been a huge part of the community over the years. Each December, they play a vital role in the Chamber Christmas Classic Basketball tournament. During this past year’s event, they hosted teams from Australia and made sure that they were fed and taken care of, and helped with the welcoming meal. In February they also loaned chairs for the Chamber Banquet. They hosted the 44 Farms Spring Sale buyers, and provided them a meeting space. They also host the Lions Club Zone meetings, Republican Women meetings, and 4-H Plant ID practices free of charge! The Budget Host has been a behind the scenes business helping the community of Cameron. Neal and Yamini Bhakta are the owners of Budget Host.

Thu
14
Mar

Magical March

The Yoe High Band marches down Main Street at Walt Disney World on Tuesday. The award-winning band had the opportunity during a trip to Florida this week over Spring Break. The band hosted its yearly Concert and Sightreading Competition on March 6 and 7. Twenty-six bands from around the area participated. YHS had two bands participating. Both bands received straight 1’s from the judges. The band would like to thank the community for all of its support throughout the year.

Thu
14
Mar

City approves new avenue for business property owners to finance improvements

In a recent move, the Cameron City Council adopted resolutions which makes businesses and nonprofit property owners in Cameron eligible to participate in a 100 percent financing program for property improvements which address energy efficiencies. 

In 2013, Texas passed legislation giving property owners access to a new form of financing for building energy and water upgrades. Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) is a new public/private partnership program that allows Texas building owners to finance energy and water efficiency upgrades. 

TX-PACE allows property owners to access financing to undertake qualifying energy and water efficiency and clean energy improvements on their buildings and repay the investment through an assessment on their property. Like a sidewalk or sewer assessment, capital provided under TX-PACE financing is secured by a lien on the owner’s property and paid back over time. 

Fri
08
Mar

Kitchen Witches opens this weekend

Milam Community Theater will premier its 2019 season with its spring production “The Kitchen Witches.” A comedy about two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” the insults are flung harder than the food. Performance dates are Friday, March 8, as a dinner theater, reservations only. Weekend performances are at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11; and 7 p.m. on March 15, 16 and 17. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Get your tickets at the door or online at Milamcommunitytheater.com. Pictured are Martha Lee, left, and Mona Butala as the Kitchen Witches. Milam Community Theater is continuing their fun with auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” on March 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. All parts open, more information can be found on the website. 

Wed
06
Mar

Commissioners honor Historical Commission for work

Milam County Commissioners honored several members of the Milam County Historical Commission and heard an annual report from the group during a meeting Feb. 25.

Lynn Young with the Milam County Historical Commission spoke to the commissioners about the accomplishments of the group. The commissioners then honored Jeri Burnett as the recipient of the Jon Ben Sheppard Leadership Award from the Texas Historical Commission and honored Jack Brooks for his service to the group. Brooks presented the commissioners with maps of historic Milam County cemeteries.

The commissioners also recognized Delores Mode for over 25 years of service to the Milam County Historical Commission.

Milam County Judge Steve Young updated the commissioners on economic development during the meeting.

Fri
01
Mar

Mardi Gras Celebration

Everyone enjoyed Mardi Gras at the annual Mardi Gras Bash at the Simon George Hall on Feb. 23. The event featured a meal of Cajun food and live and silent auctions to raise funds for the Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship fund. Over the past seven years a total of $77,500 in scholarships has been given to college students from Milam County as as result of the Mardi Gras event.

Fri
01
Mar

City to begin next phase of water work in March

With the new year comes the start of one new project and phase II of another for the City of Cameron.

The 2017 Community Development Block Grant has been approved and work will begin by March 1. 

“The purpose of the project is to repair and/or replace several sewer collection mains south of Highway 190/36 and recondition several manholes,” Jerald Brunson, Utility Director for the City of Cameron said.  “The City of Cameron has partnered with TCEQ to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce both sewer spills and groundwater infiltration into our system. The lines and manholes selected have been identified as major contributors to one or both of these issues. The largest of these repairs is for a sewer collection main that runs from Main Street to Batte Street between South Orchard and South Colfax.   This line goes through several pastures and a creek. The repair of this pipe will be done by inserting a flexible fiber lining that is heated and cured in place.” 

Tue
26
Feb

Repairs set for Highway 36 at Highway 77 tomorrow

The City of Cameron will be making repairs to an underground broken utility line on Highway 36/190 in front of Milam Auto/Carquest beginning at approximately 9 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 27.

Traffic will be detoured south down FM 1600 and Houston. Signs and flaggers will be in place for this construction work. 

It is recommended that local traffic avoid the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 36/190. The construction is anticipated to last from 6 to 10 hours.

Tue
26
Feb

Cameron Elementary UIL students honored at board meeting

Cameron Elementary students were honored for their successes at competition during the Cameron ISD Board meeting on Feb. 11.

Cameron Elementary UIL participants brought home gold from district competition in December. The following students were winners.

 

FIFTH GRADE

Kelton Driska placed sixth in Chess Puzzles.

The Music Memory Team coached by Lori Eldridge placed third. Team members were Lorena Gil, Merci Kistler, Rigoberto Merino, Yahtziry Saucedo, Dylan Stowe, Shaleigh Adindu, and Kamile Cartwright.

In Music Memory Dylan Stowe placed third and Yahtziry Saucedo placed sixth.

The Number Sense Team coached by Jana Beckhusen placed third. Team members were Jabe Conorly, Cesar Najera, Logan Akin and Kelton Driska. Jabe Conorly was first place, Cesar Najera was third place, and Logan Akin was fifth place.

Tue
26
Feb

Cameron ISD to hold active shooter drill

Cameron ISD will hold an active shooter drill on Feb. 26 at C.H. Yoe High School in an effort to prepare the students and staff in the event that CISD is ever faced with an active shooter on campus.

“The purpose of this drill is to prepare students in the event CISD is ever faced with an active shooter on campus, and to allow administrators and staff to identify areas of strength and weakness when responding to such an event,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said.  

Sapp said community members may notice an increase in law enforcement on the high school campus the day of the drill. Law enforcement officers will be present during the drill to observe the response by CISD staff and students as the drill is taking place.

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