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Fri
31
Mar

Classic Car Show comes to Cameron this Saturday

Car enthusiasts can enjoy a wonderful display of new and old cars at the Cameron Car Club’s Classic Car Show on April 1 at the downtown mall.

“This is our ninth year for our car show,” Cameron Car Show organizer Tom Kelly said. “We began as a part of our old Dewberry Festival.  When that was canceled we carried on as the Cameron Car Club Classic Car Show.”  

Kelly said this year’s show will feature a food vendor from Thorndale and several arts and crafts vendors.  

There will also be a silent auction, door prizes for participants, a 50/50 jar, goodie bags and they are giving away a Cameron Car Club six-pack cooler bags to the first 75 cars that register. 

Kelly said that cars from Austin and Bryan and all points between are expected to come.  

The show will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  

Fri
31
Mar

Commissioners accept Pct. 1 JP’s resignation

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners approved abatements for two new businesses and accepted the resignation of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Rick Gommert during its meeting on March 27.

Gommert resigned his post in a letter to the court. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Sam Berry will cover Gommert’s duties until the March 2018 election. The magistrate duties and on call duties will be split among the remaining three JPs.

Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer said that depending on March’s primary election the court may make an appointment at that time.

Barkemeyer said that if there is no Democratic challenger in the primary the court will probably appoint the winner of the Republican primary to the position until January’s election. If there is a challenger, they will look at leaving Berry with those duties or finding another resolution.

Thu
30
Mar

Milam County Junior Livestock Show kicks off today

After months of work behind the scenes, the 2017 Milam County Junior Livestock Show is ready to roll.

Hundreds of FFA and 4-H Club youth are participating in the show at the Youth Exposition Building off downtown Cameron.

Events get under way today starting with the home economics baking divisions at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s baking events will be held in the dining room at the Youth Expo building, Extension Agent Micah Holcombe said. 

Livestock events start at 5:30 p.m. today with the poultry shows, followed by judging for the market rabbits 

Activities start early Friday with the market swine show at 9 a.m. and continue with goats at 12:30 p.m., lambs at 3 p.m., breeding beef heifers at 5 p.m. and steers at 6 p.m. 

The premium sale at 6 p.m. Saturday concludes the show.

 

Schedule of events

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

7:30 A.M. - Begin Check-in of Baked Goods.

Fri
24
Mar

Milano ISD dedicates new schools

Milano ISD Superintendent Robert Westbrook addressed a crowd of almost 70 at the brief ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new facilities on Monday night. He thanked the community for supporting the district through the entire bond and construction process. From left, Milano Elementary principal Courtney Todd, MISD board of trustees president Jay Willingham, MISD Superintendent Robert Westbrook, and MISD secondary principal Tracy Brewer cut the ribbon. The schools have opened at staggered times this school year.

 

Fri
24
Mar

City Council hears updates on water projects, police chief search

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron City Council heard an update on water projects and the hiring of a new police chief during its meeting March 20.

Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker told the council that the city is still taking applications for the police chief position and will begin the interviewing process today, March 23. He said the CPD sergeants are doing a great job of keeping up with things until a new chief is hired.

Public Utility Director Gerald Brunson told council that things are moving along with the city’s water projects

Brunson said he has a pre-bid meeting set for this week for clarifier project. 

“They will have their bids in by March 30,” he said. “Once we pick a contractor, those bids go to Texas Water Development Board for certification.”

Fri
17
Mar

Regional Farmers Market to open March 25 at The Yards

Milam County residents will have a new place to get their fresh produce and local art beginning March 25.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will launch its first season with a market that weekend. Markets will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning with the first market day on March 25 through November.  

The market will take place at The Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

“We are excited to be launching the Milam Regional Farmers Market this growing season,” Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle said. “We have many small and large farms as well as backyard gardens in the area. A farmers market is an ideal way to connect consumers with fresh produce grown in the region.” 

Fri
17
Mar

New Cameron police officers

Sergeant Tony Maskunas administers the oath of office to two new patrol officers to join the Cameron Police Department. John Donahoo a native of Bryan comes from Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth.  He has served with the Grandview PD; Brazos and Milam Sheriff office; and Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission. Mario Vargas comes from Carrizo Springs in West Texas.  He was formally a deputy with the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office. He has also served with the Dilley Police Department and Dimmit County Sheriff Office.

Thu
16
Mar

Celebrating Dr. Suess

Cameron ISD Pre-K students and their families enjoyed time together doing projects that related to Dr. Suess during Ben Milam Elementary’s Pre-K Family Night on March 9. Students made Cat in the Hat art, played with slime and learned from other educational play.

Thu
16
Mar

Commissioners approve county pay raises 3-2

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

County employees will see a bit more in their paychecks after the Milam County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to approve a 2 percent across the board pay increase based on the terms of settlement of the Luminant law suit against the Milam County Appraisal District on March 13.

Commissioners held a workshop meeting on March 9 to discuss the raises.

Mon
13
Mar

Food pantry looking for a few blessings

Volunteers at The Blessings From God Food Pantry give fresh produce to their clients. The pantry serves 800 people a month in Cameron. The food pantry provides fresh produce to its clients on Monday and Thursday of every week.

 

 

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Blessings From God Food Bank is looking for a small blessing from the community to help them continue their work in Cameron.

The pantry, which originated in 2006 serving 13 families per month has experienced rapid growth in the numbers of people served and now serves 800 people a month.

Pastor Ernest Taylor said the pantry could use donations from the community.

The food bank is open the first and third Tuesday of the month. They also give out fresh fruits and vegetables on Monday and Thursday.

Taylor said the food pantry used to do homebound delivery but had to discontinue it, but they do have food available for pick up for homebound clients in the handicap lane on delivery day.

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