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Thu
27
Apr

YHS Prom Royalty

C.H. Yoe High held its prom on April 22 at the Simon George Hall in Cameron. YHS seniors George Welch and Destiny Anderson were named Prom King and Queen. YHS juniors Bryce Brashear and Karla Martinez were named Prom Duke and Duchess. Pictured from left are: Karla Martinez, Destiny Anderson, George Welch and Bryce Brashear.

Fri
21
Apr

City begins interviews for new police chief

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

The search for a new police chief for the City of Cameron is moving forward. 

Cameron City Council interviewed two candidates in closed session during its meeting on April 17. According to City Manager Rhett Parker no action was taken to hire anyone.

The City terminated former police chief Randy Dixon’s contract earlier this year to move in a new direction. 

Council also approved hiring Matous Construction, Ltd., for the first phase of the city’s Texas Water Development Board project to rehabilitate the city’s clarifier. Matous was the low bidder for the project with a bid of $1.28 million.  

Construction should begin on the clarifier in about two months after the fabrication is done.

Council also approved a request from Raymond Lara to host a Memorial Car Show on the downtown square on May 21. 

Thu
20
Apr

MCJLS nets over $300,000 for exhibitors

Reserve Champion Broilers - Chase Hubnik, Cameron FFA - buyer Ideal Poultry, $2,229.60.

 

 

 

Final figures from the 2017 Milam County Junior Livestock Show showed an impressive sale total of $300,779.60.  

That means more than $100,000 in “added money” was distributed among the 109 animals, and baked goods, selected for the sale. Preliminary sale totals were $202,100 after the April 1 sale.

Sale totals are as follows:

 

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Grand Champion - Mason Leifeste, Cameron 4-H - buyers Little River Youth Supporters, Kenny and Heather Mingus, Little River Materials, Stoney Liquor, Direct Propane, Milam County Livestock, Brookshire Brothers, Johnson Brothers Ford, 44 Farms, Thigpen Cattle Co., $11,474.60.

Reserve Champion - Carlee Clark, Thorndale FFA - buyers Little River Youth Supporters, Rockdale Country Ford, $6,535.

Thu
20
Apr

Farmers Market to celebrate Earth Day

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will celebrate Earth Day with special events and vendor featured upcycling and recycled goodies on Earth Day, April 22. Falls County Recycling will be available to take goods for recycling. The Cardinal Oak Hill Farm will demonstrate the preparation of a shiitake mushroom log at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. a children’s story time and reading will take place. Visit the Milam Regional Farmers Market Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/milamregionalfarmersmarket/ for more information on the vendors and products coming. All events are rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is at The Yards of Cameron, 301 Adams in Cameron, under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion.

Thu
20
Apr

Early voting begins April 24 for city, school elections

Early voting for city and school elections will begin on April 24.

Early voting will be conducted for both elections at City Hall, 100 South Houston in Cameron, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28.

Election Day voting will be at C.H. Yoe High School, 303 East 12th Street in Cameron, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6.

Five people have filed to run for two spots on the Cameron ISD school board. 

Positions held by James Burks and Daniel Willie are up for election. 

Incumbent James Burks has filed for re-election.  

Robert Welsh, Roy Martinez, Melanie Shuffield Romine and Jenny Gebhart have also filed to run.

Six people have filed for Cameron City Council.

Mon
17
Apr

Cameron residents urged to watch out for counterfeit money

Over the last 24 hours, the Cameron Police Department has received numerous reports involving counterfeit US money being passed at local businesses as well as other citizens.

The bills so far passed have been counterfeit $5 and $100 bills.

Cameron Police are advising local business owners as well as citizens to check currency being passed and to alert the Cameron Police Department if you believe that any money could be counterfeit. Cameron police are actively investigating these incidents.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Cameron Police at (254) 697-6574 

Thu
13
Apr

Commissioners approve health insurance move for county

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners approved stipend pay for Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace and OK’d a health insurance move during its meeting on April 10.

Commissioners appointed Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Sam Berry to act as temporary JP for Precinct 1 until further notice and to compensate him at the rate of $800 per pay period. Berry will take over former JP Rick Gommert’s duties. Gommert resigned during the Commissioner’s March 27 meeting.

The court also approved moving the county from Scott and White Health Insurance to the Texas Association of Counties Health Benefits Pool for health insurance. The county will save a projected $120,518 of the cost of health insurance with the move.

All county employees will be able to keep their current Scott and White providers under the new plan. The process of moving everyone over to the new insurance plan will start immediately.

Thu
13
Apr

Don't Dress For Dinner

Milam Community Theater will present its last weekend of “Don’t Dress For Dinner” on April 15 and 16 at the Williams Event Center, 408 S. Columbus. The British classic is set for performances Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Get your tickets at the door. Pictured above in a scene from the play are,  Brenda Sanders, Marissa Hunt, Bill Whitmire, Kyle Deal and Debbie Cable Brown.

Fri
07
Apr

Citywide cleanup set for Saturday

The City of Cameron will host a citywide cleanup on April 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents can bring their water bill to any drop off site for disposal free of charge.

Regular trash items must be separate from brush and limbs. You will be turned away if your brush and limbs are not separate.

Disposal collection will be at the City Yard, 701 E. Main Street and the lot behind the sewer plant or brush and limbs only.

Items that will be accepted are: unbundled brush, furniture, yard waste, appliances that don’t contain Freon. Please make sure items are separated by categories above to make disposal faster.

Items that will not be accepted are: paints and thinners, anti-freeze, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, other automotive products, used motor oil and oil filters, no items containing Freon, and tires.

For more information, contact Cameron City Hall at (254) 697-6646.

Fri
07
Apr

City Council OKs mapping software for water department

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron City Council moved forward with its work to update the city’s water and wastewater systems with the purchase of Inframap software during its meeting on April 3.

The software, purchased from HD Supply Waterworks, will allow the city to map out water and sewer lines, valves, fire hydrants, meters, etc. on a tablet and computer. The software will allow the city to keep better track of those things for future employees. Employees will be able to do work orders on site.

The council heard a presentation about Inframap during the meeting.

Public Utility Director Gerald Brunson said the system would be a big help to his department with keeping track of where infrastructure is in the ground and what type of material was used in that spot.

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