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Thu
17
May

Mondrik honored

The City of Cameron honored outgoing council member Rose Mondrik for her 28 years of service on the council with a reception on May 14. Mondrik said she has enjoyed her years on the city council. Mayor Connie Anderle, at right, said Mondrik has served the city with fairness over her years on the council always being a voice for the residents of Cameron.

Thu
17
May

Memorial Day events planned

Milam County residents are invited to place a cross on the Milam County Courthouse lawn in memory of their loved ones this Memorial Day.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post will have crosses available for pick-up at the Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce office. Everyone is invited to decorate a cross in memory of veterans, police officers and first responders who have passed away.

American Legion Auxiliary member Jolene Cahill said that last year’s crosses were damaged by rain and everyone will need to do a new cross from this year.

The crosses will be placed on the lawn during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28. The crosses will stay on display until June 10.

You can also contact any Legion member for a cross.

Tue
15
May

Buckholts VFD uses $99,000 grant to add firefighting power to fleet

A new 2017 Ford F550 is now housed at the Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department. The brush truck has a 400-gallon water tank and foam capability, giving the department greater capacity to protect the farming community.

“Buckholts is a rural community with limited water sources, so having extra water at the scene helps generate a faster knock down of a fire,” said Buckholts VFD Fire Chief Robert Rodriguez. “The brush truck can also draft from a pond or creek and has 4-wheel-drive that enables firefighters to get in and out of plowed fields where the ground can be soft or difficult to maneuver.”

The dual function apparatus will be used for wildland, structure and car fires, and traffic control, adding value when providing aid on State Highway 36, the main road through Buckholts. 

Tue
15
May

Council approves abatement for local business expansion

Charlotte Pipe will soon be expanding its Cameron operations.

The Cameron City Council will approve a tax abatement agreement with the company for expansion during its meeting on May 21. The first readings of the agreements and a public hearing were held at the council’s meeting on May 7.

“This is really exciting,” Cameron Industrial Foundation Executive Director Ginger Watkins said. “One of our existing businesses is looking to expand. Charlotte Pipe is looking to expand and do an investment in excess of $2 million of equipment over three years. They are ready to start working as soon as this is approved.”

Watkins said the first investment will be this year at $2 million and there will be slightly over $1 million in investment for 2019 and 2020.

Thu
10
May

Newcomers win spots on Cameron City Council

There will be new faces joining Cameron City Council after Saturday’s election. 

Newcomer Kyle Deal will take the Ward 3 place on the council after beating Will Sanders and Kyle Nuttal. In Ward 4, newcomer LeKethia “KeKe” Sims beat longtime councilmember Rose Mondrik.

Unopposed candidates winning re-election were Mayor Connie Anderle and Ward 2 Councilman Robert Schiller. 

Thu
10
May

Yoe Nation Reads to kick off push for literacy

Cameron ISD will soon launch a new push to promote literacy in the community in hopes to better prepare students for their futures – Yoe Nation Reads.

Yoe Nation Reads will stress the importance of literacy and reading to students’ futures.

The push is the result of the Cameron Connection’s discussion of issues facing the district’s students. The Cameron Connection, a group of community members and school district employees, has been meeting monthly since this fall to discuss issues facing the school district and find ways to promote academics in the district.

CISD parents can expect their children to come home with fliers explaining the emphasis as well as books for their children to read this summer. Each student in Pre-K through eighth grade will receive four free books of their choice to take home this summer.

Cameron Connection was formed to support academic success of Cameron ISD’s students. 

Fri
04
May

YHS top graduates

Yoe High School has announced its top ten percent graduates for 2018. Valedictorian is Chandler Barton and salutatorian is Olivia Duffy. The top ten percent graduates are, from left, Diego Martinez, Zack Andress, Eric Rojas Moreno, Bryce Brasher, Duffy, Barton, Faith Kistler, Neeraj Bhakta, Rebekah Ferguson and Crystal Martinez. Graduation is set for June 1 at Yoe Field.

Thu
03
May

Yoe High Band to perform anthem at Rangers game

The award winning Yoe High Band will get to perform the National Anthem at the Texas Rangers game next month. 

The Yoe High Band is set to perform the National Anthem at the Rangers game at the Ballpark in Arlington on May 26. The band will perform around 2:45 p.m. with first pitch around 3 p.m. 

Upper deck tickets are available near the band by going online at groupmatics.events/chyoe

 

Thu
03
May

Former county treasurer sentenced

Former Milam County Treasurer Donna Orsag was sentenced to five years deferred adjudication probation for tampering with evidence on May 1 in 20th Judicial District Court.

Orsag, 57, of Cameron, had pled guilty to the court on March 13, 2018, to a third degree felony for tampering with evidence. She resigned her position in September after allegations of theft in her office by the Milam County Sheriff’s Office.

Orsag was placed on five years deferred adjudication probation with standard conditions of probation, was ordered to complete 600 hours of community service and to pay a $10,000 fine. Orsag paid $12,088.20 - $9,703.20 for restitution of the cash taken from Bea’s Kitchen and $2,385.00 to Milam County for the expense of the audit.

Mon
30
Apr

Cameron City Council candidates talk issues, why they are running

Cameron residents will decide several races for city council on May 5.

A special election for the Ward 3 council spot will see a three-way race between Kyle Deal, Kyle Nuttall and Will Sanders. The spot has been vacant since Robert Davis left the council in September of 2017.

Lekethia “Keke” Sims will face incumbent councilwoman Rose Mondrik for the Ward 4 seat.

Incumbents Mayor Connie Anderle and Ward 2 councilman Robert Schiller have no opponents and will reclaim their spots on the council

Early voting began this week at City Hall and will continue today and tomorrow between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will continue on Monday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day May 5.

The Cameron Herald asked the candidates in contested races to let us know a little more about themselves in a question and answer format.

 

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