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Fri
04
Nov

2016 election to be decided Nov. 8

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 

 

The 2016 election will be decided on Nov. 8.

Already 4,494 Milam County residents have cast their ballot in early voting.

Milam County residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the following locations: Milam County Courthouse, 102 South Fannin in Cameron; Buckholts Community Center, 110 W. Main in Buckholts; Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 N. FM 487 in Rockdale; Cameron Community Center, 704 West 6th in Cameron; Gause Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Main Street in Gause; Milano Volunteer Fire Department, 305 East Main (Highway 79) in Milano; Rockdale George Hill Patterson Center, 609 Mill Street in Rockdale; and Thorndale VFW, 302 Moerbe Street in Thorndale.

Thu
03
Nov

Grand opening set for police station, municipal court building

The City of Cameron will officially open its new Police Department and Municipal Court Building with a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.

The Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th in Cameron.  

The public is invited to join with the city in celebrating this milestone in the history of Cameron. 

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will include the ribbon cutting and a short program to include the history of how this building came to fruition, awards to officers who put sweat equity into the building, self guided tours and refreshments.  

The new structure, including the Police Department and the Municipal Court Services, was constructed by the City of Cameron and staff, producing a modern, state of the art facility. 

The police and municipal court moved into the building earlier this year.

Fri
28
Oct

Early voting numbers strong in Milam County

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election began Monday, Oct. 24, and has been brisk in Milam County.

Over the first four days of voting 2,774 people placed their vote.

Milam County residents have four options for early voting: Milam County Clerk’s office, 107 W. Main in Cameron; Buckholts Community Center, 110 W. Main Street in Buckholts; Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 North FM 487 in Rockdale; and Thorndale VFW, 304 East Moerbe in Thorndale.

The Milam County Clerk’s Office will be open Oct. 24-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Buckholts Community Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thu
27
Oct

Flame King and Queen crowned

Yoe High students Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill were named Flame King and Queen during the annual Flame Pep Rally on Wednesday night, Oct. 26.

Yoe High students Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill were named Flame King and Queen during the annual Flame Pep Rally on Wednesday night, Oct. 26.

Thu
27
Oct

Cameron kids successful at Rockdale Fair

Cameron 4-H member Heath Hollas had the Grand Champion pen of broilers at this year’s Rockdale Fair held last weekend. Hollas’s broilers were bought Classic Bank for $2,670. Reserve Champion went to Gabriel Ramthun of Thorndale.

Cameron 4-H member Kenan Mingus had the Grand Champion pig at this year’s Rockdale Fair, held last weekend. Mingus’s pig was bought by Kyle Office Products for $5,700. Reserve Champion was Jayton Benavidez of Cameron FFA. His buyer was Citizens National Bank.

Cameron exhibitors did very well at the Rockdale Fair last weekend bringing home several Grand and Reserve Champion projects.

The sale set a record with $312,182 in sales. The commercial heifer sale brought in $256,722.

Kenan Mingus of the Cameron 4-H had the Grand Champion swine. The Reserve Champion swine was shown by Jayton Benavidez of Cameron FFA. 

Brady Havens of Cameron Junior FFA had the Reserve Champion goat. 

Heath Hollas of Cameron 4-H had the Grand Champion pen of broilers. 

Reserve Champion rabbits went to Colby Barton of Cameron 4-H.

Grand Champion Commerical Heifers went to Shawn Leifeste of Cameron 4-H and Reserve Champion went to Chase Hubnik of Cameron Junior FFA.

Sale results are as follows (all totals include added money):

 

STEERS

Grand champion, Amber Dee, Thorndale 4-H, buyer Perry & Perry Builders, $10,000.

Tue
25
Oct

Warehouse of Horrors returning for 18th year

The First Street Warehouse of Horrors will return to welcome the Halloween weekend in Cameron on Oct. 28-29.

The warehouse is located on First Street at the intersection with N. Lamar. The popular event draws crowds every year and closing a few blocks to through traffic gives patrons a place to walk and congregate safely around the building.

Security is tight as law enforcement officers make up a good percentage of the volunteers putting on the event - both as scary characters and on patrol in the area.

The annual event provides a safe outlet for Halloween fun and scares. 

“We are looking to make it a little scarier this year,” Dustin Thomas said. “Don’t be afraid to get dirty. We hope to see a lot of people out.”

The Warehouse will open at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, and run as long as patrons are willing to risk the ‘dangers” inside. Admission is $10.

This year the event will also offer speed passes

Mon
24
Oct

Milam Community Theater sets performances of 'Seven Year Itch'

Helen Sherman (Brenda Sanders) extracts her revenge on husband Richard (Kyle Deal) in MCT’s production of “The Seven Year Itch.” Performances are set for Nov. 5-6 and 12-13 at the Williams Event Center.

With slightly over two weeks left before opening night, actors are polishing their lines for the Milam Community Theater’s performance of George Axlerod’s “The Seven Year Itch.”

Performances are set for Nov. 5-6 and 12-13.

“We are fortunate to have a well seasoned cast in this production,” said Randy Leo, producer of “The Seven Year Itch.” “Practically everyone on stage has been in multiple shows and that sort of experience brings a truly natural element to the acting.”

 “Plus, Richard Stone, who is no stranger to either the Cameron stage or the director’s chair, is directing MCT’s ‘The Seven Year Itch.’ Richard is giving this show a completely different perspective from the version that most people are familiar with, the popular 1955 movie starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. I am excited about what he’s doing to make it fresh and interesting,” Leo said. 

Thu
20
Oct

Drug Take-Back Day planned for Oct. 22

The Cameron Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Cameron Police, DEA and its partner agencies will hold the 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at sites nationwide. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

“Cameron PD is very pleased to take part in this event in that it will hopefully stem the tide of abuse which happens daily with left over medications or could prevent a young child from accidently ingesting unused drugs,” Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said. 

The collection site for this year’s event will be the new Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th.  

Thu
20
Oct

Cameron ISD sets community cookout

Cameron ISD invites everyone to a Community Cookout on Nov. 1.

The event will be held in the area to the right of Little River Healthcare from 5:30-7 p.m. Near the Professional Building.

“We want to have a chance to visit with the community without asking them to necessarily come to school,” Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “The community is all welcome to come out.”

CISD staff will be grilling for the event. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be served.

“We just want to meet people and get to know them a little better,” Sapp said.

Local businesses who are interested in donating can call the CISD Administration office at (254) 697-3512.

Mon
17
Oct

CJH students compete in Region X Rodeo

Cameron Junior High students have been competing at the Region X Texas Junior High Rodeos this school year.  Those students are: from left, Brooklyn Balch, Jistol Walzel, Connor Barton, Mason Vaculin and Ann Warrick.

Five Cameron Junior High students have been competing at the Region X Texas Junior High Rodeos this school year.  

Brooklyn Balch, Jistol Walzel, Connor Barton, Mason Vaculin and Ann Warrick have been competing.

Brooklyn competes in the pole bending, goat tying, breakaway calf roping, ribbon running, and barrel racing.

Jistol competes in the tiedown calf roping, boys goat tying and ribbon roping.

Connor competes in the boys breakaway roping, boys goat tying, and ribbon roping

Mason competes in the tiedown calf roping, boys breakaway, boys goat tying, ribbon roping, and team roping

Ann competes in the ribbon running and barrel racing.

The Texas Junior High Rodeo Association was developed through the Junior High Division of the National High School Rodeo Association and operates under the guidelines under the Texas High School Rodeo Association.

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