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Tue
06
Dec

Westbrook finalist for Heisman

University of Oklahoma wide receiver and former Yoe standout Dede Westbrook is one of five finalists for the prestigious Heisman. Westbrook joins teammate OU quarterback Baker Mayfield, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson finalists for college football's most prestigious individual award. The winner will be announced Saturday during a 7 p.m. CT ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square that will air live on ESPN.

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Cameron has a Heisman hopeful.

Former Yoemen standout and current wide receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners Dede Westbrook is one of the five finalists for the Heisman.

Westbrook joins teammate OU quarterback Baker Mayfield, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson finalists for college football's most prestigious individual award. The winner will be announced Saturday during a 7 p.m. CT ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square that will air live on ESPN.

Thu
01
Dec

Cameron Christmas Parade set for Dec. 10

The holiday season will officially kick off in Cameron on Dec. 10 with the Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade.

Anyone who wants to participate still has time to sign up. The deadline is Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

Line-up will be at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Orchard Street and Main Street. The parade will begin at 5 p.m.

Entries will be judged on the corner of Houston and First Street. No candy, gum or treats will be thrown during the parade.

The theme of this year’s parade is Polar Express.

You can pick up entry forms at the Chamber office at 102 East First Street in Cameron. For more information, call the Chamber at (254) 697-4979.

Thu
01
Dec

Milano and Thorndale Christmas Parades moved to Dec. 10

The high chance of rain on Saturday has forced area towns to move their Christmas Parades to Dec. 10.

Per the Milano City Secretary, due to the high chance of wet weather, the Milano Christmas Parade will be moved to Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. The free community meal is still on for THIS Saturday (Dec. 3) at 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Center. There will be plenty and all are welcome. Serving will go on for a while, as lots of food is being prepared.

The Thorndale Chamber of Commerce will also delay its parade until Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Tue
29
Nov

Tree of Angels honors victims of violent crime

The Milam County and District Attorney’s Office will sponsor the Tree of Angels ceremony on Tuesday,  Dec.  6,   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.

Tue
29
Nov

Grace Church event looks to light up new holiday tradition

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

The holidays are upon us and Grace Church in Cameron will light up a new tradition.

Grace Church will host the Grace Christmas Wonderland Trail of Lights is set for Dec. 7-10 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. each night.

“We want to give families and friends an event they can enjoy completely free of charge, no strings attached,” Melissa Boyer with Grace Church said. “Our hope is that families and friends from surrounding communities are able to enjoy the experience and beautiful light displays.”

Mon
21
Nov

Cameron ISD begins search for new principal

Cameron ISD is on the search for a new high school principal after current Yoe High Principal Kenneth Driska accepted a new position last week.

Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said Driska accepted a district level post as Transportation and Career and Technology Director last week. Driska replaces current Transportation Director Donald Sheppard, who is retiring. 

Assistant Superintendent Susan Pommerening has been named interim principal while the district begins the search for a permanent replacement. 

Sapp said Pommerening will be allowed final say on all campus decisions.

“All campus level decisions will be given final approval by Susan,” Sapp said. “We continue to encourage all parents to be involved in their child’s education as we strive for academic excellence for all students.”

Thu
17
Nov

Celebrating veterans

Cameron Elementary third grade students honored local veterans with a program on Nov. 11 in celebration of Veterans Day. The students sang several patriotic songs and spoke about patriotism. The program ended with a video honoring area veterans for their service. Several local veterans were in attendance.

Thu
17
Nov

Cameron PD looking for tips in Bush's robbery

The Cameron Police Department is looking for tips in the robbery of a local restaurant last week.

Police were called to the Bush’s Chicken in the 800 block of West 4th in reference to an armed robbery on Nov. 10 at 10:27 p.m.

According to the Cameron PD, three employees were in the restaurant at the time.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s with a thin build and tattoos on his hands. He was wearing a mask during the robbery.

Investigators were told a black man entered the store just after closing, displayed a gun to the three employees, and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount, but police say no one was hurt during the robbery. 

Anyone with information should call Cameron Police at (254) 697-6574 or the Milam County Crimestoppers at (888) 697-8477. A $1,000 reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

Fri
11
Nov

MCSO to kick off annual Brown Santa

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office will host its Seventh Annual Brown Santa Program this holiday season. The program kicked off Nov. 7.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for those Milam County residents that would like to participate in the Brown Santa program. Please bring a Medicaid card or a WIC card with your child’s name on it, a current utility bill, a birth certificate or children that are in school must present a current report card. A parent or guardian must have a valid Texas ID.

Applications can be picked up at the Milam Count y Sheriff’s Office beginning Nov. 7.  

Anyone interested in donating new, unwrapped toys can bring them to the Sheriff’s Office at 512 N. Jefferson in Cameron and ask for Wynema Adams or Captain Douglas. The Sheriff’s Office will be the only drop off location.

Thu
10
Nov

Police Station, Municipal Court officially open

The Cameron Police Department and Municipal Court building officially opened with a ribbon cutting and open house on Nov. 7. The community was invited to tour the new building after a short presentation from Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon and a ribbon cutting. The department and court moved into the new building earlier this year.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron Police Department and Municipal Court officially opened to the community on Nov. 7 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.

“We are extremely proud of what we have here,” Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said. “We are tickled to be in this building. This structure will last many, many years for this organization and city.”

Dixon commended his officers and everyone that works in the department for their hard work in making the building a reality.

“The building that we were in was built in the 1900s,” he said. “It was built as a fire station and after the fire department built a new structure the city turned it into City Hall and it became the maintenance department and police department.”

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