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Thu
15
Jun

New CISD board members

Cameron Independent School District board members Roy Martinez and James Burks were sworn in during CISD’s Monday night meeting. Both were elected in May. The board also honored outgoing board member Daniel Willie for his three years of service to the school district. Pictured from left, Greg Hoelscher, Roy Martinez, James Burks, Daniel Willie, Superintendent Allan Sapp, Jason Dohnalik, Franci Denio and James Thompson. The board also named officers during the meeting. Officers are James Burks, president; James Thompson, vice president; and Franci Denio, secretary.

Thu
15
Jun

County commissioners table voting machine decision

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners tabled a vote on the purchase of new voting equipment for the county to allow the cities and school districts time to present the option to their councils and boards during its meeting June 12.

Rockdale City Manager Chris Whitaker, Thorndale City Secretary Staci Irwin and Thorndale ISD’s LouAnn Rubio spoke during citizen’s comments about the projected cost of the equipment and the strain that would put on their budgets.

“We would like some time to adjust to the cost and we would like some time to digest the impact to our small city,” Irwin said. 

County Judge David Barkemeyer said that in order to get the voting machines in time for the November election an order needs to be placed soon. 

Thu
08
Jun

County discusses replacing aging voting equipment

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County held a special meeting to discuss its aging elections equipment on June 6.

According to Milam County Clerk Barbara Vansa, the equipment the county currently uses is 12 years old.

“We had a couple of issues a few elections ago,” Vansa said.  “The machines in Rockdale had some issues. We have had little minor issues. All of our votes have been counted.”

County commissioners, school district representatives, city representatives and elections judges heard a presentation from Hart Intercivic, the current provider of the county’s election machines, on its new model.

Vansa said the new Hart system is a simpler way of voting that is easier for voters and election judges.

The new units feature a tablet and touch-screen voting. They will streamline the process. They are also lighter and easier to store and move around.

Thu
08
Jun

CISD Humanitarians of the Year

Cameron ISD Humanitarians of the Year were, from left, Ben Milam - Cecilia McAtee, Cameron Elementary - Kathy Winkler, and Yoe High - Vickie Kopriva. Cameron Junior High Humanitarian of the Year was Mary Ann Lara, who passed away earlier this year. Her family received the award in her memory, 

 

Thu
08
Jun

Teachers of the Year

 

 

Cameron Independent School District honored its outstanding teachers on May 27 during a ceremony. Teachers of the Year, from left, were Ben Milam - Tammy Zarosky, Yoe High - Brian Kopriva, Cameron Junior High - Laci Rasberry, and Cameron Elementary - Abigail Garcia. 

 

Tue
06
Jun

Annual Brown Santa Golf Tourney set

Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Department`s Brown Santa Program will host the 7th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 15.  

The program was established in 2010 to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam County.

“We had our biggest golf tournament ever last year,” Milam County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Mendoza said. “We raised enough to provide for over 300 kids in Milam County.”

The tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club. The tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole. Cost to play is $50. Tee times will be at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided. 

All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For information, call (254) 627-1270 or e-mail jmendoza@milamcounty.net.

Thu
01
Jun

Moving on

Yoe High Class of 2017 graduates walk onto the field before Friday night's commencement ceremony.

Thu
01
Jun

City initiates chlorine burn

A water distribution system free chlorine refresh was initiated for Cameron on May 22. 

According to Public Works Director Gerald Brunson, this process is accomplished by running only chlorine as the disinfectant. The LAS (liquid ammonium sulfate) that is normally used in the disinfection process at the treatment plant will be turned off for one month. 

This change produces a free chlorine residual that will remove nitrification that can build up in the distribution system pipes. 

Brunson said residents may experience a chlorine smell and/or discolored water during this refresh. 

The LAS will be turned back on in four week’s time  on Friday, June 30.  

This refresh process is a standard procedure for water systems that use chloramines as a disinfectant. 

If you have any questions or concerns contact city hall at (254) 697-6646.

Thu
01
Jun

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen soldiers

American Legion Edwin Hardy Post 9 Commander O.C. Dunsmoor receives a proclamation from American Legion 11st District Commander Steve Cook for the Post’s 100th Anniversary. 

 

 

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron community gathered to honor those lost in defense of our freedom on Monday at the Milam County Courthouse for the annual Memorial Day ceremony.

The ceremony event was sponsored by the American Legion Edwin Hardy Post 9 and the Post Auxiliary.

American Legion Division 2 Commander Steve Cook spoke about honoring our heroes during the ceremony.

Fri
26
May

Cameron man tops grilling competition

Cameron’s Daniel Willie took home Grand Champion honors from the World Steak Cook-off in Magnolia, Ark. last weekend. Willie won the Governor’s Cup and a $4,000 prize and qualified for the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala.

A Cameron chef has a new title this week.

Daniel Willie grilled his way to top honors at the World Steak Cook-off in Magnolia, Ark., last weekend.

A hundred teams from all over the country took part in the steak grilling contest.

Willie  won the Governor’s Cup and a $4,000 prize for his steak. 

He also qualified for the World Food Championships in the World Invitational Steak Championship that will be held Nov. 8-14 in Orange Beach, Ala. There is a $100,000 prize for winning that contest.

Willie said The Food Network shot a segment with him that will air on the network Labor Day weekend. He doesn’t know which show it will be on .

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