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Sun
11
Nov

Milam County voters elect Young for judge

Milam County’s new judge will be Steve Young.

Young, a Republican, will replace current County Judge David Barkemeyer who will retire at the end of this term. Young received 5,418 votes. Challenger Jared Melde received 2,513 votes. 

“I was pleased to get that much of the vote,” Young said. “That support is important moving forward and will help to get things done.”

Young said he spoke with Melde and thanked him for running a clean, positive campaign.

“The number one thing I am ready to work on is economic growth and jobs and growing a tax base for Milam County,” Young said. “We have gotten that started with the economic development committee and I hope to grow that. We want business to know that Milam County wants you to come here.”

Sun
11
Nov

Residents voice concerns over city’s proposed zoning ordinance

The Cameron Planning and Zoning Commission heard several thoughts on its proposed new zoning ordinances from the community during and public hearing Tuesday night at City Hall.

This was the first step in the update of a new zoning ordinance for the City of Cameron. The last time the city passed a zoning ordinance was in 1986.

About 60 residents were at the meeting to voice concerns over parts of the ordinance, which is available for residents to look at on the city’s website at camerontexas.net. There are also copies of available at City Hall and the Cameron Public Library.

City Councilmember Melissa Williams said planning and zoning has been working on the proposed changes for almost three years. She said the changes are needed because at this time there are several land uses in the city that don’t match up to what the current zoning map has that land zoned for.

Thu
08
Nov

Trunk or Treat

Oveer 400 trick-or-treaters filled Bea’s Kitchen on Halloween night as part of Cameron Chamber of Commerce’s Trunk or Treat. Cameron businesses and organizations handed out candy and treats. For results from the costume contest can be found on Page 3.

Tue
06
Nov

Election results

Early voting results from Milam County are:

County Judge
Steve Young - 3,789
Jared Melde - 1,543

Proposition 
For - 1,528
Against - 3,210

Tue
06
Nov

Bell Brigade a tradition for families

From left, Gracen Dach, Emily Graham, John Graham, Sam Berry and Presley Berry with the bell after the game against Rockdale. Two generations of each of their families have served on the Bell Brigade over the last two decades.

The Bell Brigade has become a tradition for several Cameron families.

Sam Berry and John Graham served on the first Bell Brigade in 1990 and now their daughters Presley Berry and Emily Graham are serving on the Bell Brigade. James Parker also served on the Bell Brigade in 1990 and his niece Gracen Dach is now a member. 

Sam Berry said the original Bell Brigade began in 1990 when a group of them decided to take the bell to games during the season. 

“Back at that time the student council was in charge of ringing the bell,” he said. “Our junior year we had it and we were in charge.”

He said that during their senior year the group - Jerry Kostroun, Chad Burnett, Sam Berry, John Graham, James Parker and Matt Stone - got together and wore camo during pep rallies and rang the bell. They then decided to wear black shirts and maroon berets and take the bell to games with them.

Mon
29
Oct

Bell Returns To Cameron

 

Yoe players Kadrian Hammond, Jasper England and Anthony Layne ring the bell following the Yoemen's  33-14 over Rockdale on Friday night. The win to put the Yoemen on top of the district. The will finish out the year with Manor New Tech and Lago Vista over the next few weeks.

Fri
26
Oct

Early voting continues through next week

Milam County voters went to the polls at a brisk during the first week of early voting for the Nov. 6 election.

Over 2,800 people voted over the first week of early voting.

The race for county judge is the only contested race for a county office. Democrat Jared Melde will take on Republican Steve Young to replace County Judge David Barkemeyer.

A county proposition to adopt a flood control tax and farm-to-market and lateral roads tax not exceeding a combined 30 cents on each $100 valuation is also on the ballot.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to put the adoption of a Farm-to-Market and Flood Control Property Tax rate on the November ballot in June. County Judge David Barkemeyer abstained from voting.

Fri
26
Oct

Murder's in the Heir

Milam Community Theater opened its fall production of “Murder’s In The Heir” last weekend at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. This who done it “Clue-sque” play let’s the audience decide the fate of one of the cast members as our killer, and with three weekends’ worth of entertainment, feel free to attend more than once and accuse someone else the next time ‘round. Seating is limited. Tickets available at the door or online at www.milamcommunitytheater.com. Showtimes are Saturday Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Follow MCT on Facebook for more information, to meet the cast and for behind the scenes fun.

Mon
22
Oct

Early voting begins today for 2018 election

Milam County voters will elect a new county judge this November along with voting for several statewide offices.

The race for county judge is the only contested race for a county office. Democrat Jared Melde will take on Republican Steve Young to replace County Judge David Barkemeyer.

A county proposition to adopt a flood control tax and farm-to-market and lateral roads tax not exceeding a combined 30 cents on each $100 valuation is also on the ballot.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to put the adoption of a Farm-to-Market and Flood Control Property Tax rate on the November ballot in June. County Judge David Barkemeyer abstained from voting.

The RFM election will give the county authority to levy a tax of up to 30 cents for use on county roads or for flood control issues. This would be in addition to the 80-cent maximum the county can already levy. Meaning if the measure passes the tax rate could go up to $1.10.

Mon
15
Oct

Homecoming Queen

Rosa Valles was named 2018 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Jarrell game on Friday night. 

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