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Fri
13
Oct

Luminant plans to close Sandow Plant

Central Texas suffered a major blow this morning when Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, announced that it will close two coal-fueled power plants in Central Texas: its two-unit Sandow Power Plant in Milam County and its two-unit Big Brown Power Plant in Freestone County.

In total, approximately 2,300 MW of nameplate power will be taken offline in early 2018.

Thu
12
Oct

Relay Survivor Dinner set for Oct. 29

Relay for Life of Milam County invites all cancer survivors to the Survivor Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, 303 Meadows Drive.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Survivors and a caregiver are invited to attend the free reception to honor them. There will be a Halloween costume contest. 

RSVP by Oct. 14 to Kim Jeter at milamcountyrealy@gmail.com or (512) 760-7194. Please register as a survivor for 2017 at RelayForLife.org/milamtx

The Survivor Dinner is presented by TXU Energy, Little River Healthcare and Abiding Choice Inc. Dinner sponsors are Rotary Club of Cameron Park and Rotary Club of Rockdale City.

Thu
12
Oct

SteakTober Fest set for downtown Cameron Saturday

Get your tastebuds ready for a new tradition in Cameron.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron will host SteakTober Fest this Saturday in historic downtown Cameron.

The event will feature a steak cookoff competition, historical tours of downtown museums and the courthouse, a steak dinner and artisans to shop with. The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. and go until 8 p.m.

The Steak Cookoff Association competition will feature 44 Farms ribeyes.  Fifty cookers will compete for a chance to move on to another competition. Working for Cameron is sanctioned by the SCA and the winner will win an invitation to compete in the Fort Worth Championship Cookoff at Billy Bob’s.  

Mon
09
Oct

CISD Cameron Connection continues Oct. 10

Cameron Independent School District will continue its series of community meetings as part of Cameron Connection on Oct. 10 at Bea’s Kitchen.

CISD invites all parents and community members to give input to help them better understand and reach youth in the community to help them achieve the Cameron ISD mission.

CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said he hopes the initiative will give parents a chance to tell the district what their son or daughter needs to be successful academically.

“We want to build on the great community we have here in Cameron,” he said. “We hope everyone can make one meeting.”

He said the meetings will be held out in the community in efforts for a relaxed sense and that all community members are invited, not just parents.

Sapp along with staff from each campus and school board members will be on hand for the discussions.

Sapp said the first two meetings went well and he invites everyone to come out for the last two.

Mon
09
Oct

2017 Homecoming Queen

Yoe High Senior Terryn Adamss was named Homecoming Queen during halftime of the game against Franklin on Friday night. Other nominees were Marquazia Workman, NaQuiria Gibbons, Cailynne Hoelscher and Amy Guillen.

Thu
05
Oct

Former county treasurer facing charges

Former Milam County Treasurer Donna Orsag faces a felony charge for allegedly taking money from Bea’s Kitchen deposits and destroying e-mails and records on her county computer’s hard drive to cover it up.

Orsag, 56, resigned from her position on Sept. 25 following allegations of theft made by the Milam County Sheriff’s office. She is charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third-degree felony. She also may be charged with theft by a public official after a forensic audit is completed.

Orsag was arrested and taken to the Milam County Jail on Oct. 3. She is out on bail.

According to the probable cause statement from the Milam County District Attorney’s Office, Milam County Chief Deputy Chris White was contacted on Sept. 13 by Milam County auditor Danica Lara who said Orsag was “floating” money from the weekly receipts and deposits from Bea’s Kitchen.

Thu
05
Oct

Two arrested in shooting death

A Cameron man is dead following an altercation on Sept. 27.

Cameron Police officers responded to the 400 block of South Jefferson in reference to a shooting last Wednesday afternoon.  Upon arrival, Courtney Latrell Williams, 32, was found dead at the scene with a shotgun wound to the head.  

According to the Cameron Police Department, the suspect, Alvin Melton, 35, was reported to be arguing with his brother John Melton, 46. John Melton threatened his brother Alvin Melton with a knife. Alvin went to his bedroom and retrieved a shotgun.  Alvin advised that the shotgun went off and struck the victim Williams in the head.  

Alvin and John Melton were located next door and taken into custody to the Milam County Jail.  

Alvin Melton is charged with murder, a first degree felony; and John Melton is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.  

Thu
05
Oct

Grace Church Fun Fest offers family fun

Grace Church in Cameron will host its annual Family Fun Fest on Oct. 7.

“We would like to invite everyone out to our festival,” Melissa Boyer with Grace Church said.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events are planned for the whole family. 

Boyer said there will be activities for everyone and Grace Church is excited to host.

Activities include craft, specialty items and food booths as well as live music, auction, a petting zoo, bounce houses, train rides and horse drawn buggy rides. 

The church is located at 808 W. 16th Street in Cameron.

For more information, contact Melissa Boyer at (254) 291-3116 or Lonnie Yates at (254) 482-0855.

Thu
05
Oct

Acosta sworn in as treasurer

Linda Acosta was sworn in as Milam County Treasurer on Thursday, Sept. 28, by District Judge John Youngblood. Acosta will fill the position vacated by Donna Orsag, who is under investigation for theft of public funds. Orsag, of Cameron, resigned from her post on Sept. 25 after she was confronted by Milam County Sheriff`s deputies in connection to an investigation of theft of funds from her office. Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey said criminal charges of theft by a public servant will be filed and are pending at this time. Acosta previously was appointed to a two-year term as County Treasurer in 2010 when Danica Lara left to become County Auditor.

Mon
02
Oct

2017 Homecoming Court

The 2017 Homecoming Court for Yoe High School has been announced. The Homecoming Queen will be named at half time of Friday’s game against Franklin. Court members are, from left, Sophomore Duchess Karen Cervantes, Junior Duchess Katelyn Martinez, Senior candidate Marquazia Workman, Senior candidate NaQuiria Gibbons, Senior candidate Cailynne Hoelscher, Senior candidate Terryn Adams, Senior candidate Amy Guillen, and Freshmen Duchess Kayla Whitmire.

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