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Mon
23
Oct

Marching On

The Yoe High Band performs during the football game on Oct. 6. The band received straight 1's at the UIL Region Marching Competition in Groesbeck on Saturday, Oct. 21. They will compete in the Area Marching Contest at Midway High School at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, for the prelims. The finals for area begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. Twenty-four bands are competing for four spots to the State Marching Contest.

Mon
23
Oct

Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa ready to kick off for 2017

It is that time of the year again. The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is getting ready to host its 8th Annual Brown Santa Program starting Nov. 1.  

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for those Milam County residences that would like to take advantage of the Brown Santa program. Please bring a Medicaid card or a WIC card with the child(s) name on it, a current utility bill, and a birth certificate or kid’s that are in school must present a current report card. A parent/guardian must have a valid Texas ID. Applications can be picked up at the Milam County Sheriff’s Office starting Nov. 1. 

Pick up and delivery will be on Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Anyone interested in donating new, unwrapped toys can bring them to the Sheriff’s office. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to say thank you to Milam County for taking time to support our county during these difficult times, your love and support is greatly appreciated.

Tue
17
Oct

County hopes to land new Amazon headquarters

Milam County Judge Barkemeyer speaks to a standing room only crowd at the courthouse on Tuesday morning to announce that Milam County is throwing its name into the hat in the race to win the new Amazon headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

Milam County is throwing its name in the hat to become the next headquarters of online retail giant Amazon.

The county along with economic development groups from Cameron and Rockdale took a bold step forward on Tuesday morning announcing at a press conference that it they are submitting a proposal to Amazon in response to their Request for Proposals for its second corporate headquarters - HQ2. 

“This small but determined team has been working for six weeks to put together a big proposal for arguably the biggest single project in the history of Milam County and the nation, for that matter,” Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer told the crowd gathered at the courthouse for the announcement. “Milam County is proposing the opportunity to create a boundless new HQ2 on all, or part, of the property currently for sale by Alcoa, marketed as Sandow Ranch.”

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.  

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