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Fri
25
Aug

Hurricane Harvey will bring rain to Milam County

Photo courtesy of the National Hurricane Center

 

 

 

Hurricane Harvey, which strengthened into a Category 3 storm Friday afternoon, could drop between 3 and 7 inches of rain on Milam County this weekend.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday that the storm "is going to be a very major disaster."

At 2 p.m. Friday, Harvey had maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and was moving to the northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Thu
24
Aug

City proposes tax rate for coming year

n By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Cameron City Council proposed a $0.764 tax rate for the coming year during its meeting Aug. 21.

“We set our budget according to setting it just below the rollback rate,” City Manager J. Rhett Parker said. “That will bring in additional revenue of just under $10,000. It’s not much, but it is a little bit more general fund revenue.”

Parker said the budget will see general fund revenue of $1,408,012.78 with the proposed tax rate.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the city last year was $65,326. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.759 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $495.82.

Thu
24
Aug

Meet The Yoemem

A capacity crowd filled the Cameron ISD performing arts center last Thursday to meet the Yoemen. Fans also had their first chance to purchase the athletic booster clubs official gear for the new season.

Mon
21
Aug

County plans budget presentations

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners Court set dates and times for presentations of the county budget as well as approved a tax rate of 70 cents during its meeting on Aug. 14.

Judge David Barkemeyer will once again do detailed presentations with time to discuss and allow public comments about the county budget. These sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. as follows: Cameron, Aug. 21, at the Courthouse; Thorndale, Aug. 22, at the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room; Buckholts, Aug. 23, at the Community Center; Rockdale, Aug. 24 at the One Stop Center; and Milano, Aug. 29 at the Fire Station.

Thu
17
Aug

Memorial Ruck and Ride to honor Andrews, Price

Cameron residents are invited to remember and honor the lives of Major Sergeant Charles Price III and Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, who were both killed in action in Afghanistan, on Aug. 19. 

A Memorial Ruck, Ride, and Service are planned through out the morning and into the afternoon.

The Memorial Ruck will gather at 8 a.m. at the Cameron City Park, across from the Public Library. 

“Everyone is invited to attend that is physically capable to hike eight miles in the Texas elements,” organizer Bobbie Wiesman said. “Typically, a rucksack or backpack is worn and maybe weighted or packed with supplies. Supplies suggested for an enjoyable ruck are sun protection, water, and comfortable footwear. A backpack is not a requirement.”

Wiesman said the public is invited to be as patriotic as possible and is encouraged, if not participating in the ruck, to gather along the route to show support for the Price and Andrews families. 

Thu
17
Aug

O.J. Thomas Alumni celebrate

The 52nd annual O.J. Thomas Alumni Homecoming Reunion drew crowds to this year’s events, including the annual parade on Saturday morning. Other events included an awards ceremony, tours of O.J. Thomas School and a dance on Saturday night.

Tue
15
Aug

Yoe House donation

John Johnson, center, recently donated a replica of the Crawford-Yoe Home to Cameron Independent School District. The replica will be displayed at Yoe High School. T.M. Sapp built the home in 1895 at 908 N. Houston Avenue. Johnson and his wife Frances constructed the replica. He said it took three to four months and he thought the school would be the proper place for it to be displayed. Pictured from left are Yoe High Principal Joe Oliver, Johnson and Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp.

 

Tue
15
Aug

Cameron residents warned of car burglars

Cameron residents are reminded to keep valuables out of site and lock their vehicles following a rash of car burglaries this week.

According to the Cameron Police Department, on Aug. 14 they began receiving reports of numerous burglary of motor vehicle calls that occurred in the overnight hours between Aug. 13 and Aug. 14.

The unknown suspects in this case found open vehicles and began taking items from those vehicles. The crimes have all occurred primarily on the east side of the city.

Cameron police are reminding citizens to keep valuables out of view while in their vehicles, also citizens should lock their vehicles at all times, and to be vigilant for any suspicious activity and report it immediately to Cameron police.

At this time the suspects have not been identified and anyone with information is asked to Cameron Police Department at (254) 697-6574. 

Mon
14
Aug

Former coach charged with indecency with a child

A former Cameron ISD teacher and coach was taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 10.

According to a release from the Cameron Police Department, Timothy James Lohr, 39 of Temple, was taken into custody without incident at his place of business in Temple.  

He is charged with Indecency With A Child, a second degree felony, stemming from an incident when Lohr was employed as a teacher and coach with Cameron ISD.

Lohr taught 7th grade math and was a volleyball and basketball coach.

No other details have been made available.

Requests for further information on this case should be directed to the City of Cameron Public Release of Information.

Fri
11
Aug

Cameron ISD to offer All Day Pre-K for 3 year olds

Three-year-olds in Cameron ISD will have the opportunity to start school this coming year.

The district will offer full day Pre-K classes for qualifying 3 year olds beginning Aug. 28.

Parents who are interested in enrolling their children can call the school district at (254) 697-3512 or Ben Milam at (254) 697-3641.

Classes will be open to 40 students. Students must qualify for free and reduced lunch standards. There will be an opportunity for non-qualifying students to pay a tuition.

Ben Milam will host Kindergarten and Pre-K Roundup on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents can register then, but are urged to register ahead of time.

The district also offers full day Pre-K classes for qualifying 4 year olds.

“We are really excited about being able to offer this to our students,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “This will be valuable as it prepares our students to be ready for Kindergarten.”

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