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Thu
30
Aug

County to hold hearings on budget, tax rate

Milam County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on the proposed budget and tax rate.

The hearings will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 at the Milam County Courthouse. The two sessions are for public feedback only there will be no explanations of the budget.

The Commissioner’s Court has proposed a three-cent increase in the 2018-19 county tax rate to 73 cents per $100 of valuation.

County Judge David Barkemeyer said there was considerable debate among the court this time on whether to raise the tax rate at all or to leave it at 70 cents, and they were almost equally divided on the issue in a column earlier this month.

He said he would accept all the blame for the proposed 2019 budget containing the three-cent increase. 

Wed
22
Aug

Anderle's named Business of the Month

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce named Anderle Lumber Company as its Business of the Month for August. Anderle’s celebrates 71 years doing business in Cameron this year. Established in 1947 by Anton Anderle in the  Dutchtown area of Cameron, the business is currently into it’s third generation owned and operated by his son James Anderle, wife Connie, and grandson John Anderle, with David Bolivar as the store manager. The Anderle’s attribute their success to knowledgeable experienced employees offering personal customer service and to continued customer loyalty.

Wed
22
Aug

Cameron firefighters honored at awards banquet

The annual award banquet and ladies appreciation for the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department was held at the Yards of Cameron on Aug. 10. 

During the awards ceremony outstanding firemen were honored for their service and along with service pins were given out. 

Richard Mueck was recognized for Lifetime Achievement. Joey Sumrall was named Firefighter of the Year. James Pratt was named Officer of the Year. Dustin Thomas earned The Chief’s Award. Laurie Green received her 20 Year Service Axe Award. 

The Department also recognized the Kelby Jasinski family. Jasinski, a15-year-old Burton resident and 2014-2015 Mascot for the Texas State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association, was killed in an early morning car wreck in July of this year.

Wed
22
Aug

Cameron ISD moving in right direction with accountability

State accountability ratings were released on Aug. 15 and Cameron Independent School District is headed in the right direction.

The district as a whole received a score of 77 or a C rating. That is a step up from last January’s preliminary rating of F.

“We are excited about the progress that the district has made,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “But we are not done yet. We will continue to work.”

Cameron ISD did received three distinctions this year that show progress is being made. Cameron Elementary received a distinction for comparative academic growth and Cameron Junior High received distinctions for comparative academic growth and postsecondary readiness on their campus.

The report does not give an overall grade to a school district or specific campus. Instead, it gives four grades on the areas of student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. 

Fri
17
Aug

Mexia game moved to Alvarado

The Aug. 31 football game against Mexia will be played at Alvarado High School in Alvarado.

Game Time: 7:30

Cameron Yoe will be the Visitor.

Admission will be $6 adult and student.

Accepted passes: District 10 3AAA Football Pass, District 10 3AAA 

Senior Pass

Stadium Address: 1301 S Pkwy Dr., Alvarado, Tx 76009

Tue
14
Aug

Back To School

Parents and students at Ben Milam Elementary got ready to kick off a new school year during Meet the Teacher Night on Aug. 7 at the school. Cameron ISD will begin a new year on Aug. 15. Meet the Teacher events are set for tonight, Aug. 9, at Cameron Junior High and Cameron Elementary and Aug. 20 at Yoe High School. 

Tue
14
Aug

City, CISD looking into school resource officer position

The Cameron City Council took a step towards an agreement with Cameron ISD to provide a resource officer for the district during its meeting Aug. 6.

The council voted to move forward with looking into a possible interlocal agreement with CISD for the officer.

CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp and Police Chief Lonnie Gosch have been talking about the possibility of the officer over the past few weeks as the school district has been working on the topic of school safety after last spring’s school shooting in Santa Fe.

The CISD school board directed Sapp to look into a school resource officer at its meeting in July. 

Sapp was on hand along with Gosch to explain how the position would work between the city and school district.

Sapp said the resource officer’s salary and benefits would be paid for by the school district, with the city providing a car. The officer would still be a Cameron Police Officer, they would just work on CISD campuses.

Thu
02
Aug

Go Yoe Go

Future Yoe cheerleaders honed their cheer and gymnastics skills at the Yoe Cheerleader Mini Camp on July 28 at the YHS gym. The camp included a performance at the end of the day for all Yoe fans.

 

Thu
02
Aug

Cameron ISD to offer free lunch for all students

Cameron ISD will provide breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students during the 2018-19 school year.

The district made the announcement on July 30 saying that students at Ben Milam Elementary, Cameron Elementary, Cameron Junior High and Yoe High School under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2018-19 school year will be provided lunch and breakfast for no charge.

Cameron ISD qualified to operate under the Community Eligibility Provision provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

Thu
02
Aug

New Sheriff

Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer, left, swears in Chris White as Milam County Sheriff on July 31. Barkemeyer called the day a sad and happy event due to the loss of Sheriff David Greene, saying the county will look to the future under the leadership of White, who formerly served as Chief Deputy in the county. White thanked everyone for their support and help during the past few weeks and said he will do his best to fill Greene’s shoes. White will serve as sheriff until the election in November.

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