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Fri
10
Mar

City hears plans for new Ledbetter Park pavilion

Julie Sulak talks to City Council about plans for a pavilion to be built at Ledbetter Park in the future.

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Ledbetter Park may soon have a new feature for everyone to enjoy.

During the March 6 Cameron City Council meeting, Working For Cameron Foundation directors Julie Sulak and Daniel Willie told council about plans to build a pavilion and the park.

“Daniel, myself and Sam Berry have created a foundation called Working for Cameron,” Sulak said. “We have obtained private funding to build a pavilion at Ledbetter Park. The City owns Ledbetter Park so we need you to grant us permission to move forward.”

Sulak said the structure would be a 40-foot by 60-foot cement slab with I-beams and a roof with a 4-foot walkway all the way around it. It will also have rigging for lighting and sound and an elevated stage.

Thu
09
Mar

City working on leak

The City of Cameron water department will be repairing a 6-inch main water line break at the corner of Bowie street and State Highway 190. 

Traffic will be reduced to two lanes on the north side of the hwy until the leak is fixed. Bowie Street at hwy 190 is closed.  

The city asks that you please try to detour the area if possible to reduce congested traffic flow. Repairs will begin at 1 p.m. today, March 9. 

Thu
09
Mar

Ashworth commended, promoted

The Cameron Police Department commended Officer Christopher Ashworth, right, on his performance and conduct over the past several months during the Cameron City  Council meeting on March 6. Sgt. Antony Maskunas, pictured at left, said that Ashworth exemplifies himself. Ashworth was also promoted to Corporal during the meeting.

The Cameron Police Department commended Officer Christopher Ashworth on his performance and conduct over the past several months during the Cameron City  Council meeting on March 6. Sgt. Antony Maskunas, pictured at left, said that Ashworth exemplifies himself regularly citing his recent work locating and apprehending Aaron Rodriguez, a fugitive from Justice. Ashworth acts as the primary evidence officer for the department and due to his diligence the CPD has a 100 percent on-time submission and retrieval rate which greatly aids not only open investigations, but prosecutions as well. Further, in a recent conversation with District and County Attorney Bill Torrey, Ashworth was specifically named as a valuable asset to the community and noted how crucial his role has been in the recent prosecution efforts in the Christopher Johnson sexual assault case. Ashworth was also promoted to Corporal during the meeting.

Thu
09
Mar

City says residents shouldn’t be alarmed by water letter

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

City residents received a letter in the mail this week regarding water violations that happened in late 2012 and early 2013 and City Manager Rhett Parker wants residents to know that they shouldn’t be alarmed.

Cameron resident Clementine Ray spoke to council during the citizen’s comments portion of the Cameron City Council meeting on March 6 about her concerns about the letter.

“We continuously receive these violations and we never really learn if they have improved or if you are still working on them,” she said.

“TCEQ said we have to send this out to our customers,” Parker said. “To be honest this isn’t fair to send out to our citizens about an incident that happened four years ago. Our current water system has been more than adequate it has been superior.”

Mon
06
Mar

Burn Ban lifted

The Milam County Burn Ban is lifted until further notice according to the county. 

Anyone that is planning to undertake a significant burn of brush piles, pastureland, or other outdoor burn is to contact the appropriate volunteer fire department for instructions on how to properly conduct the burn so as not to endanger surrounding properties before commencing.

Fri
03
Mar

Commissioners approve resolution for closure of FM 485 for upcoming bridge work

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

A major road will soon be closed in the northern part of Milam County.

Commissioners Court approved a resolution in support of closing FM 485 from Highway 77 to FM 2269 to replace the bridge at Cow Creek in Precinct 1 during its meeting on Feb. 27. 

The Texas Department of Transportation will replace the structurally deficient bridge at Cow Creek and plans to close FM 485 to through traffic during the removal and construction of the new bridge. There isn’t a set timeline for the project, but it should begin soon.

Traffic will be rerouted from FM 485 down state Highway 77 to Highway 36 and back to FM 2269 where it will rejoin FM 485 on the other side of the bridge. Local traffic will still be allowed to use FM 485.

Thu
02
Mar

Chamber celebrates Cameron’s past, future at banquet

C&W Auto Repair and Cryer Collision were honored as Business of the Year by the Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber’s annual banquet on Feb. 27. Pictured, from left, are C&W owner Cliff Cryer, Chamber President Daniel Willie, and Cryer Collision owner Wendell Cryer. 

 

 

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate Cameron’s past and future at its 83rd annual banquet on Feb. 27.

Those gathered heard from Liz McDermott, who spoke on Cameron’s past, and Bob McClaren, who looked to the future, at the annual event. The Chamber also honored outstanding business and community leaders.

C&W Auto Repair and Cryer Collision were recognized as Business of the Year. Monica Schiller was named Outstanding Chamber Member and Volunteer of the Year. Matt Parker was recognized as Citizen of the Year. Little River Youth Supporters was named Organization of the Year.

The Chamber also recognized the late Ernest Moore with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service to the community. Outgoing Chamber President Daniel Willie presented the award to Moore’s family.

Wed
01
Mar

Yoe High student to represent region at International Science Fair

Yoe High students, from left, Neeraj Bhatka, Chandler Barton, Faith Kistler and Rebecca Kostroun brought home several awards from the Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair in Waco on Feb. 22. Bhatka won first place in the plant science division and will represent the region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in California in May.

Yoe High School junior Neeraj Bhatka will represent the region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Los Angeles after winning the Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas State Technical College in Waco on Feb. 22.

Bhatka won first place in the plant science division.

Yoe High freshman Rebecca Kostroun was named an alternate to the international event. She placed first in biomedical and health sciences.

Two other Yoe High students also placed at the event. Chandler Barton placed first in Mathematics and Faith Kistler placed third in behavior and social sciences.

All 4 qualified for the State Science and Engineering Fair to be held March 31 in San Antonio.

Bhakta, who wants to attend Texas A&M University, said his project, “The Reaction of Vegetation to Cultivation after Remaining Undisturbed for 15 Years,” was tied to his longtime appreciation for nature.

Mon
27
Feb

City begins search for police chief

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The City of Cameron took its first steps in hiring a new police chief during its meeting Feb. 21 naming a committee to begin the search.

Mayor Connie Anderle, Councilmember Robert Davis and City Manager Rhett Parker will serve on the committee, which will read over applications and submit finalists to the whole council.

Parker told council that the police department is currently running smoothly under the direction of himself and three sergeants – Chris Stringer, Tony Maskunas and Jerry Muhamet. 

He said each of the sergeants is taking on a different administrative role. The department has also moved Officer Clay Domel from animal control to being a full-time police officer and hired on a new officer last week. He said the department is currently conducting interviews to hire one additional officer. 

Fri
24
Feb

Opening Day

Everyone enjoyed sunshine and baseball at Opening Day at The Yards of Cameron on Feb. 18. Young and old alike took part in activities throughout the day including a Wiffle Ball Tournament, Yoe Alumni game, Home Run Derby and Farmers Market.

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