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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. 

Fri
12
Oct

County approves agreement for Cameron ISD resource officer

Milam County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with Cameron Independent School District to place one of its sheriff’s deputies on the district’s campuses during a meeting on Sept. 27.

Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said the district will begin interviews this week and hopefully fill the school resource officer position in the near future.

The agreement consists of the school district paying the salary, insurance, school related training, gas and basic maintenance of the care for the officer. With the county providing the vehicle and liability insurance.

CISD began looking into a school resource officer this summer originally talking with the City of Cameron, but that fell threw.

Fri
12
Oct

Pie the Principal

Students at Ben Milam Elementary got a special treat on Oct. 5. The winners of the BME PTO sales got the chance to pie their principals and a special guest. The top three sellers were: first place, Shelby Renaud; second place Taylor Chudej; and third place, Luke Holcombe. Above, Luke Holcombe pies BME Prinicipal Terry Dawson as teacher Lindy Wagner looks on.

Tue
09
Oct

Steaktober Fest returns to downtown Oct. 12-13

A weekend of steak, music and fun will return to downtown Cameron on Oct. 12-13 when the 5th annual Steaktober Fest kicks off.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron will host the event. A steak cookoff and steak dinner on Saturday will feature local beef producer, 44 Farms, with ribeye steaks and all the trimmings. Tickets for the steak dinner cost $35 and can be purchased from any Chamber Board Member or by calling the Chamber office at (254) 697-4979. There will be inside and outside seating under a lighted tent in front of Bea’s Kitchen 101 E Main for two times 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

This year’s event will kick off on Oct. 12 with events in downtown following the Yoe Homecoming game.  Friday night will feature music, food, beer, wine and artists at Bagley Pecans and the Mercantile Bistro in downtown Cameron.

Fri
05
Oct

YHS Homecoming Court

Yoe High has announced the Homecoming Court for 2018. Members of the court are, from left, Sophomore Duchess Emily Torres; senior nominees Mariah Delao-Vargas, Rosa Valles, Morgan Shuffield, Savannah Bynaum and Jazmin Vaculin; Junior Duchess Lyric Epperson; and Freshman Duchess Ciani Wilkerson. The 2018 Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of the Homecoming game against Jarrell on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Thu
04
Oct

National Night Out events set

Milam County Sheriff Chris White demonstrates the county’s new drone for those in attendance at National Night Out at the Cameron Police Department on Oct. 4. The event featured law enforcement and first responders as well as community groups in an effort to gather the community together. 

 

Tue
02
Oct

Arrest made in September shooting

A man is in custody in connection with the shooting of a Calvert man in early September.

Cameron Police Department and Bell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Atorious Marquis Williams, also known as Lil Man, 21, from Temple in Bell County on Oct. 1. He was arrested on a felony arrest warrant for aggravated robbery.

According to the Cameron Police Department, on Sept. 21 Sr. Sgt. Kris Stringer investigated and obtained felony arrest warrants from Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Greg Hoelscher for Atorious Marquis Williams, also known as Lil Man, and James Roy Whitfield, also known as Snoopy, 24, of Temple, for aggravated robbery.

The warrants were issued in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sept. 13 in Cameron.

Fri
28
Sep

Go Yoe Go

Participants in the Yoe Cheer Mini Camp from this past summer cheered on the Yoemen in the first quarter of the game against Giddings on Sept. 21. 

 

Fri
28
Sep

Community invited to National Night Out events Oct. 2

Neighborhoods throughout Cameron and surrounding areas are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out on Oct. 2 from 5-9 p.m.

Neighbors throughout Cameron are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

The Cameron Police Department will host a community event for National Night Out at the station to promote police- community partnerships and make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The event will feature games and giveaways and food for all. Several organizations will be on hand for the event including Cameron Municipal Court, Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, Milam County Health Department, Standards, Winnie L. Nursing Home, AMR, Milam County Crime Stoppers, Cameron PD, Milam County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife and DPS.

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