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Fri
17
Mar

Regional Farmers Market to open March 25 at The Yards

Milam County residents will have a new place to get their fresh produce and local art beginning March 25.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will launch its first season with a market that weekend. Markets will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning with the first market day on March 25 through November.  

The market will take place at The Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

“We are excited to be launching the Milam Regional Farmers Market this growing season,” Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle said. “We have many small and large farms as well as backyard gardens in the area. A farmers market is an ideal way to connect consumers with fresh produce grown in the region.” 

Fri
17
Mar

New Cameron police officers

Sergeant Tony Maskunas administers the oath of office to two new patrol officers to join the Cameron Police Department. John Donahoo a native of Bryan comes from Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth.  He has served with the Grandview PD; Brazos and Milam Sheriff office; and Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission. Mario Vargas comes from Carrizo Springs in West Texas.  He was formally a deputy with the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office. He has also served with the Dilley Police Department and Dimmit County Sheriff Office.

Thu
16
Mar

Celebrating Dr. Suess

Cameron ISD Pre-K students and their families enjoyed time together doing projects that related to Dr. Suess during Ben Milam Elementary’s Pre-K Family Night on March 9. Students made Cat in the Hat art, played with slime and learned from other educational play.

Thu
16
Mar

Commissioners approve county pay raises 3-2

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

County employees will see a bit more in their paychecks after the Milam County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to approve a 2 percent across the board pay increase based on the terms of settlement of the Luminant law suit against the Milam County Appraisal District on March 13.

Commissioners held a workshop meeting on March 9 to discuss the raises.

Mon
13
Mar

Food pantry looking for a few blessings

Volunteers at The Blessings From God Food Pantry give fresh produce to their clients. The pantry serves 800 people a month in Cameron. The food pantry provides fresh produce to its clients on Monday and Thursday of every week.

 

 

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Blessings From God Food Bank is looking for a small blessing from the community to help them continue their work in Cameron.

The pantry, which originated in 2006 serving 13 families per month has experienced rapid growth in the numbers of people served and now serves 800 people a month.

Pastor Ernest Taylor said the pantry could use donations from the community.

The food bank is open the first and third Tuesday of the month. They also give out fresh fruits and vegetables on Monday and Thursday.

Taylor said the food pantry used to do homebound delivery but had to discontinue it, but they do have food available for pick up for homebound clients in the handicap lane on delivery day.

Fri
10
Mar

City hears plans for new Ledbetter Park pavilion

Julie Sulak talks to City Council about plans for a pavilion to be built at Ledbetter Park in the future.

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Ledbetter Park may soon have a new feature for everyone to enjoy.

During the March 6 Cameron City Council meeting, Working For Cameron Foundation directors Julie Sulak and Daniel Willie told council about plans to build a pavilion and the park.

“Daniel, myself and Sam Berry have created a foundation called Working for Cameron,” Sulak said. “We have obtained private funding to build a pavilion at Ledbetter Park. The City owns Ledbetter Park so we need you to grant us permission to move forward.”

Sulak said the structure would be a 40-foot by 60-foot cement slab with I-beams and a roof with a 4-foot walkway all the way around it. It will also have rigging for lighting and sound and an elevated stage.

Thu
09
Mar

City working on leak

The City of Cameron water department will be repairing a 6-inch main water line break at the corner of Bowie street and State Highway 190. 

Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on the north side of the hwy until the leak is fixed. Bowie Street at hwy 190 is closed.  

The city asks that you please try to detour the area if possible to reduce congested traffic flow. Repairs will begin at 1 p.m. today, March 9. 

Thu
09
Mar

Ashworth commended, promoted

The Cameron Police Department commended Officer Christopher Ashworth, right, on his performance and conduct over the past several months during the Cameron City  Council meeting on March 6. Sgt. Antony Maskunas, pictured at left, said that Ashworth exemplifies himself. Ashworth was also promoted to Corporal during the meeting.

The Cameron Police Department commended Officer Christopher Ashworth on his performance and conduct over the past several months during the Cameron City  Council meeting on March 6. Sgt. Antony Maskunas, pictured at left, said that Ashworth exemplifies himself regularly citing his recent work locating and apprehending Aaron Rodriguez, a fugitive from Justice. Ashworth acts as the primary evidence officer for the department and due to his diligence the CPD has a 100 percent on-time submission and retrieval rate which greatly aids not only open investigations, but prosecutions as well. Further, in a recent conversation with District and County Attorney Bill Torrey, Ashworth was specifically named as a valuable asset to the community and noted how crucial his role has been in the recent prosecution efforts in the Christopher Johnson sexual assault case. Ashworth was also promoted to Corporal during the meeting.

Thu
09
Mar

City says residents shouldn’t be alarmed by water letter

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

City residents received a letter in the mail this week regarding water violations that happened in late 2012 and early 2013 and City Manager Rhett Parker wants residents to know that they shouldn’t be alarmed.

Cameron resident Clementine Ray spoke to council during the citizen’s comments portion of the Cameron City Council meeting on March 6 about her concerns about the letter.

“We continuously receive these violations and we never really learn if they have improved or if you are still working on them,” she said.

“TCEQ said we have to send this out to our customers,” Parker said. “To be honest this isn’t fair to send out to our citizens about an incident that happened four years ago. Our current water system has been more than adequate it has been superior.”

Mon
06
Mar

Burn Ban lifted

The Milam County Burn Ban is lifted until further notice according to the county. 

Anyone that is planning to undertake a significant burn of brush piles, pastureland, or other outdoor burn is to contact the appropriate volunteer fire department for instructions on how to properly conduct the burn so as not to endanger surrounding properties before commencing.

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