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Thu
30
Nov

Tree of Angels ceremony to honor crime victims, family

The Milam County and District Attorney’s Office will sponsor the Tree of Angels ceremony Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Milam County Museum located at 112 West First Street in downtown Cameron.  

The Tree of Angels program is celebrated each year across Texas and enables survivors of violent crime and victims’ families to place an angel ornament on a special Christmas tree in support of or in memory of their loved one.  This tradition was started in 1991 in hopes that the blessings of the holiday season would comfort the victims and their families during this difficult time.

Members of the armed services and law enforcement will also be remembered and honored. All military and law enforcement families are invited to attend and place an angel on the tree in honor of or in remembrance of their loved one.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony to show their support.  

Thu
30
Nov

Train Museum, Old Town Cameron open for holidays

The Cameron Historic Railroad Museum and Old Town Cameron will be open this holiday season for your enjoyment. Santa will even drop by for a visit on Dec. 7 after the Cameron Christmas Parade.

Christmas lights, music, stories, model railroads, and Christmas fantasy can be enjoyed this holiday season at the new Cameron Historic Railroad Museum and Old Town Cameron, 101 West Main on the square in Cameron.

Volunteers have been working like elves to transform the museum and the iconic Old Town Cameron Model Railroad for families and children of all ages to enjoy.  A 15-foot tall Christmas tree, lights, garland, bows and a storefront window like you might see on 5th Avenue in New York City along with a dazzling re-creation of a Cameron Christmas in the 1940’s is being displayed.  Period appropriate steam engines will be puffing around the massive train layout along with the Polar Express complete with bells, whistles and lighted passenger cars.  

Wed
22
Nov

Distracted driving course set for Dec. 5

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2013, the number of Texas crashes involving distracted driving totaled 94,943, up four percent from the previous year. The message is simple: if you’re on the road, stay off the phone. 

The Texas Municipal Police Association has teamed up with the Texas Department of Transportation to present a free, two-hour Distracted Driving course to Texas drivers. Please join us and thousands of other Texas drivers who have already taken the course as we make an effort to save lives. In order to truly combat the problem, we must change attitudes! 

A Distracted Driving Course for Adult Drivers will be held Dec. 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cameron Police Department, 605 W. Fourth Street in Cameron. 

To register contact Sgt. Anthony Maskunas at (254) 697-6574 or email amaskunas@camerontexas.net.

Wed
22
Nov

Yoe Band Beau and Sweetheart

Seniors Karla Martinez and Rick Fuentes were named Yoe High Band Sweetheart and Beau during halftime of the last home game against Troy on Nov. 3.

 

Wed
22
Nov

Filings continue for 2018 races

Another candidate has thrown their hat into the ring in the Milam County Judges race in 2018.

Jared Melde of Thorndale filed in the Democratic primary late last week to run for County Judge.

Frank Summers and Steve Young filed for the Republican primary earlier last week.

Others filing for a place on the Republican primary ballot are: County Clerk - Jodi Morgan; District Clerk - Karen Berry (Incumbent); County Treasurer - Linda Acosta; County Commissioner, Precinct 2 - Doug Baker, James Condry and Donald Shuffield (Incumbent); Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 - Greg Hoelscher and Robert Hollas; Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 - Sam Berry (Incumbent) and Don Schuerman; Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 - Andy Issacs; and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 - Gary Northcott.

Jeff Muegge filed for Milam County Commissioner Precinct 4 on the Democratic primary ballot. He is the incumbent.

Thu
16
Nov

County calls for candidates for Post Oak Savannah Board of Directors

The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District was created by the Texas Legislature in 2001 to manage and conserve the groundwater beneath Milam and Burleson counties. 

The Commissioners Court of each county appoints five citizens from their county to serve on a Board of Directors that governs the District. The positions are appointed to alternating four year terms, three of the Milam County positions are up for new four year terms beginning in January 2018. 

The law specifies that each position is to represent a specific interest; one is to represent municipal interests, another agricultural interests and the third industrial interests. These are very important assignments. 

The Commissioners Court of Milam County has asked the city councils of Buckholts, Cameron, Milano, Rockdale and Thorndale to each submit one candidate to be considered for selection to the municipal representative seat.

Thu
16
Nov

Chamber preparing for a Candyland Christmas Dec. 7

Its a Candyland Christmas in historic downtown Cameron for the Cameron Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade. 

The event is set for Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. A tree lighting will be held at the conclusion of the parade on the downtown square.

The deadline for parade entries in Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. If you would like to participate contact the Chamber office at (254) 697-4979 or get an application on their website at http://www.cameron-tx.com/pages/cameron-christmas-parade

The event will also feature food trucks and booths, live music with carolers singing favorite Christmas Songs, and shopping at artist and vendors booths.

Everything kicks off at 6 p.m. in downtown Cameron with the parade at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will start at Orchard and Main and run around the downtown square.

Thu
16
Nov

Veterans Day Breakfast

The community came together last week to make sure the American Legion’s annual Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast went on as usual. American Legion Adjutant for the Edwin Hardy Post Mike McCue said the event was going to be cancelled in the middle of last week due to injuries to organizers but members of the community stepped up and volunteered to serve pancakes and bacon for the event and it went on as scheduled. The post would like to thank all the volunteers including Brian Price, Bill Torrey, Charlotte Wyatt and Kyle Nuttall with the Milam County DA’s Office, Susan Jolly and Davon with DutchTowne Deli, Milam County District Clerk Karen Berry, Daniel Willie with Standards, Erskin and Lana McDermott, Melissa and Mark Boyer and Donelle Keen-Tomascik.

Thu
16
Nov

Letters to Santa

It’s almost time for a visit from Santa! All girls and boys are invited to drop off their letters to Santa at the Milam County Railroad Museum in the North Pole Mailbox for special delivery to the North Pole with a stop at the Cameron Herald for our Santa Letters section in December. The museum is located at 101 W. Main in Cameron. They are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Be sure to get yours in early to be included in our Santa Letters section, at least by Dec. 8.

Thu
09
Nov

Flame royalty

Yoe High students Victoria Williams and Levi May were named 2017 Yoe High Flame Queen and King during the annual Flame Pep Rally on Nov. 1.

 

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