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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.

Fri
14
Oct

CISD principals share improvement plans

The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees honored the district’s principals and assistant principals in recognition of Principal’s Month during its board meeting on Oct. 10. Pictured are: front row, from left, Yoe High Principal Kenny Driska, Ben Milam Assistant Principal Todd Durham, Cameron Elementary Principal Louis Mandanici, Cameron Junior High Principal Wendy Mahan, Ben Milam Principal Rod Allen, Yoe High Assistant Principal Brian Stork and Cameron Elementary and Junior High Assistant Principal Matt Fitzsimmons; back row, from left, board members Daniel Willie, Greg Hoelscher, Alan Patterson, James Burks, Jason Dohnalik, James Thompson, Superintendent Allan Sapp and Franci Denio.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees heard from district principals about plans to improve their campus’s test scores at its meeting on Oct. 10.

Each principal shared the campus improvement plan for his or her campus.  Assistant Superintendent Susan Pommerening shared the district’s improvement plan. Most of those plans focused on improving writing skills across the district.

“Each campus will share their improvement plan highlights with you,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “We have heard about some areas where we have some concern, so this is so you can see the plans to attack those areas.”

Ben Milam Elementary Principal Rod Allen said the first thing his campus will address is improving writing instruction. He said that part of that is writing every day through academic journaling for each student.

Thu
13
Oct

Early voting begins Oct. 24

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 

 

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election will begin Oct. 24 across Milam County.

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.

Fri
07
Oct

Lady Yoe Dig Pink

The Lady Yoe Volleyball team began its annual Dig Pink event during the Oct. 4 game against Rogers. There are still several ways to participate in the fundraiser for Breast Cancer research. Dig Pink will be at the Yoe football games on Oct. 7 and 21 with a balloon walk and pass the bucket.

The Lady Yoe Volleyball team began its annual Dig Pink event during the Oct. 4 game against Rogers. There are still several ways to participate in the fundraiser for Breast Cancer research. Dig Pink will be at the Yoe football games on Oct. 7 and 21 with a balloon walk and pass the bucket.

Thu
06
Oct

Cameron resident raising funds for MDA

Cameron  resident Cody Schoppe and his mustang Ugly Betty are raising funds and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 

A young Cameron man isn’t letting anything get in his way and hopes to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

You may have seen Cody Schoppe and his 1993 Ford Mustang Ugly Betty out around town. Schoppe is raising funds through Project Maynardstang to help find a cure and for future studies of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Schoppe graduated from C.H. Yoe High in 2015 and is beginning his journey in college by working towards a degree in graphic design at Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton.

Wed
05
Oct

Milam County celebrates National Night Out

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon hands out stickers to children at National Night Out in Cameron.

Thorndale residents had the opportunity to explore a helicopter at National Night Out activities in Thorndale.

Milam County residents took part in National Night Out activities on Oct. 4.

Celebrations were held at the Cameron Police Department and Thorndale City Park.

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch. This year was the thirty-third anniversary of this event with over 38 million people across the country expected to participate.

 

Fri
30
Sep

Former Tax Assessor to pay audit costs

Former Milam County Tax Assessor/Collector Kolette Morgan has been ordered by Judge John Youngblood to pay additional restitution in the amount of $16,103.96 to reimburse Milam County for the costs of the external audit which Commissioner’s Court requested to ensure that all missing funds were identified in connection with this matter.

Youngblood ordered the restitution be paid after a hearing on Sept. 16.

Morgan, 48, of Cameron, plead no contest to a Attempted Theft $1,500 to $20k by Public Servant in the 20th Judicial District Court of Milam County on Dec. 9, 2015. Youngblood placed Morgan on three years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation, and she was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, court costs and restitution in an amount yet to be determined.  

 The restitution to Milam County was determined to be $7,500 and Judge Youngblood signed an order on Aug. 10, 2016, ordering that amount to be repaid as restitution.

Thu
29
Sep

National Night Out set for Oct. 4

Cameron will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the new Cameron Police Department at 605 West 4th.

According to Police Chief Randy Dixon, as in years past there will be food, fun, giveaways, and booths about health, safety and welfare. 

“This year, we will have musical entertainment provided by Rocking Rick which is a Central Texas entertainer that has played all over Texas,” he said. “There will be cotton candy, a bounce house, a food truck giving away brownie bites and hopefully hot dogs as we did last year.”  

There will also be displays of emergency vehicles and McGruff the Crime Dog will be prowling the area.

The location of the event this year will be adjacent to the new Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th in Cameron.  

Standards Home Health and Winnie L. Nursing Center will be the 2016 sponsors of this event.  

Fri
23
Sep

Ceremony dedicates Historical Marker at Wilson-Ledbetter Park

Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle, front right, reads the text of the new Historical Marker at Wilson-Ledbetter Park on Saturday morning, Sept. 17, during a ceremony dedicating the new marker. Pictured looking on are, from left, Dolores Mode, Monica Schiller, Melissa Williams and Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

A piece of history was recognized Saturday morning, Sept. 17, when an official Texas Historical Marker was dedicated at Wilson-Ledbetter Park.

“What a bright future this park has,” Jackie Thornton with the Milam County Historical Commission said. “Many of you, like me, have a long acquaintance with this park. But, you don’t really know the history of it.”

Thornton said the Ledbetters came to the area in 1853 with their 10 children to settle. In less than 10 years, both parents died of consumption and the oldest daughter, Lizzie, took in her brothers and sisters.

“Lizzie lived on Bell Bayou,” she said. “She was a very caring, generous person. She raised more than 20 foster children.”

Sun
18
Sep

Milam County 4-Hers honored at annual banquet

Milam County 4-Hers Hannah Hux, bottom right, and Patrick Dean, bottom left, took home the Gold Star award at the 4-H Banquet held Sept. 11 in Thorndale. Hux is the daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Hux of Cameron. Dean is the son of James and Susan Dean of Rockdale. Hux and Dean are pictured with, from left, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, Durwood Tucker with Milam County Farm Bureau and Daniel Willie with the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.

By Micah Holcombe

Special to the Herald

 

The 2016 Milam County 4-H Banquet was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.  

The afternoon program gave recognition to businesses and individuals for supporting the 4-H program and to 4-Hers achieving success in their projects and contests.

The most recognized and highest award for 4-H is the Gold Star Award. This award was presented to two desiring 4-H members. Patrick Dean and Hannah Hux received this award for 2016. 

The first Gold Star recipient is Hannah Hux. Hux is the daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Hux. She has been a member of the Cameron 4-H Club for the past 10 years. Her main projects include consumer decision making, leadership, clothing and textiles, and health. 

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