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Tue
18
Sep

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Cameron ISD School Board member Franci Denio reads a book to Tammy Balch’s second grade class during the CISD board meeting Sept. 10. CISD kicks off its Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader campaign each year by inviting a class from Ben Milam Elementary to participate by reading a book at the board meeting.

 

Tue
18
Sep

National Night Out events set

Neighborhoods throughout Cameron and surrounding areas are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out on Oct. 2 from 5-9 p.m.

Neighbors throughout Cameron are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

The Cameron Police Department will host a community event for National Night Out at the station to promote police- community partnerships and make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The event will feature games and giveaways and food for all. Several organizations will be on hand for the event including Cameron Municipal Court, Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, Milam County Health Department, Standards, Winnie L. Nursing Home, AMR, Milam County Crime Stoppers, Cameron PD, Milam County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife and DPS.

Tue
18
Sep

Commissioners approve budget, tax rate for upcoming year

Milam County Commissioners approved the budget and tax rate for 2018-19 during a meeting Sept. 10.

Commissioners approved the $19.8 million budget for the county by a vote of 4-1 with Precinct 2 Commissioner Donald Shuffield voting against it because of the tax rate going up. Shuffield also voted against the tax rate, which will move to 73 cents per $100 of valuation. The tax rate was approved by a vote of 4-1.

The budget will raise less revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $701,966, which is a six percent decrease from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be added from new property on the tax roll this year is $165,118.

County Judge David Barkemeyer said there was considerable debate among the court this time on whether to raise the tax rate at all or to leave it at 70 cents, and they were almost equally divided on the issue in a column earlier this month.

Thu
06
Sep

Burn ban lifted

The Milam County Burn Ban has been lifted, Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer announced today.

Fire Chiefs request that you notify your local fire department before undertaking any significant outdoor burn of any kind and refrain from outdoor burning during periods of high winds.

Wed
05
Sep

Tax office to close for hardware update

The Milam County Tax Office will be closed for tax collections, Monday, Sept. 10, while new hardware is being installed. 

On that day the Vehicle Registration and Titles Department will be open normal hours - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for title transfers.

Wed
05
Sep

Cameron ISD approves tax rate, budget for 2018-19

The Cameron Independent School District approved the tax rate and budget for 2018-19 during a special meeting on Aug. 27.

The board adopted a tax rate of $1.37, the same rate as last year, with $1.04 for maintenance and operations and $.33 for interest and sinking/debt service.

CISD Director of Administrative Services Missi Giesenschlag the district adopted a budget of $18,688,678, with $15,998,490 in the general fund, $958,763 in the food service fund and $1,731,425 in the debt service fund. 

During the meeting the board also held a discussion about moving forward with the hiring of a school resource officer for the district.

Superintendent Allan Sapp told the board that Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker and the city’s attorney have come up with and agreement stating the city will be liable for the office and provide a car. The school district would cover salary and benefits for the officer and gas and repairs on the car.

Fri
31
Aug

CISD mobile library on the move

Cameron ISD students have a new way to foster their love of reading. CISD’s new mobile library will soon be popping up around the community to offer free books to students to take home. The mobile library is an initiative of CISD and Cameron Connection in hopes of fostering a love of reading in all students to help to improve reading skills across the district. The mobile library will make its first community appearance at CISD’s annual community-wide cook-out on Sept. 6. The event will offer free food and drinks and will be held in the open field beside Little River Health Care across from Sonic.

Thu
30
Aug

Band Booster Backpacks

The Yoe Band Booster Club had an opportunity to give back to the Cameron community and school district on Monday, Aug. 20. The group donated enough Yoe backpacks to give one to all kindergarten students at Ben Milam. “Sometimes it’s the little things in life that can create memories for students, or even change their look on life,” Band Booster President Juan Ramirez said. “I know that was a little deep into emotions but we hope our donation has that effect on these kindergarten students. I know I am starting early but these are hopefully future Yoe Band students.” The students thanked the boosters with a handwritten sign that they will hang in the Yoe High Band Hall. Pictured from left are: Yoe Band Booster President Juan Ramirez, and kindergarten teachers Kathy Barrett, Darla Martinez, Amy Tobias, Janet Hundle, Brandi Toups, Lindy Wagner, and Joni Hoyle. 

 

Thu
30
Aug

County to hold hearings on budget, tax rate

Milam County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on the proposed budget and tax rate.

The hearings will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 at the Milam County Courthouse. The two sessions are for public feedback only there will be no explanations of the budget.

The Commissioner’s Court has proposed a three-cent increase in the 2018-19 county tax rate to 73 cents per $100 of valuation.

County Judge David Barkemeyer said there was considerable debate among the court this time on whether to raise the tax rate at all or to leave it at 70 cents, and they were almost equally divided on the issue in a column earlier this month.

He said he would accept all the blame for the proposed 2019 budget containing the three-cent increase. 

Wed
22
Aug

Anderle's named Business of the Month

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce named Anderle Lumber Company as its Business of the Month for August. Anderle’s celebrates 71 years doing business in Cameron this year. Established in 1947 by Anton Anderle in the  Dutchtown area of Cameron, the business is currently into it’s third generation owned and operated by his son James Anderle, wife Connie, and grandson John Anderle, with David Bolivar as the store manager. The Anderle’s attribute their success to knowledgeable experienced employees offering personal customer service and to continued customer loyalty.

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