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Wed
10
Feb

County facing budget issues as Luminant trial set to begin Feb. 22

By Curtis Chubb, Special to the Herald

Wed
10
Feb

Successful Mardi Gras event supports scholarships

Auctioneers watch for bids on a guitar signed by James Taylor during the Mardi Gras Bash Saturday night.

Organizers report the fourth annual Mardi Gras Bash was a success with about 225 people attending to support the Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship fund.
The event held at George Simon Hall in Cameron raised more than $13,000 which will be used for college scholarships for Milam County students. The big ticket items whicah brought the most money in the live auction were a James Taylor autographed acoustic guitar bought by Tommy Standard and a prime rib dinner for 20 people purchased by Bill Torrey. A new event was a deck of cards gun raffle was added. Winners of the gun raffle were Mary Mowdy, Kevin Harmon and Carl Hughes. Over the past three years, $41,000 has donated for scholarships to current college students from Milam County.

Wed
03
Feb

The Yards of Cameron will celebrate 'Opening Day' Feb. 20

The community is invited to participate in Opening Day activities at the Yards of Cameron Feb. 20.

Community leaders in Cameron will host Opening Day at The Yards of Cameron on Saturday, Feb. 20.
The day-long event is the first opportunity for residents in central Texas to see, tour and enjoy the $18 million project that is well on its way to completion.
Activities include Family Fun and Fitness in the morning, a Yoemen alumni baseball game, a sneak peak opening for 44 Farms Farmers Market, the official Yards dedication ceremony and a doubleheader between Temple College and Angelina College in the afternoon. In addition, public tours of the facilities will be available throughout the day, as well as kite flying and drone demonstrations.
Yoe alumni will scrimmage on Field No. 1 of The Yards at 9 a.m. on Opening Day, and Temple College will play Angelina College in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. 

For all the details, check out this week's print or digital edition of The Cameron Herald.

Tue
02
Feb

Rhoades among four finalists for Temple job

Temple ISD has announced publicly the four finalists for their head football coach and athletic director position - Cameron Yoe HC/AD Rick Rhoades, Galena Park North Shore HC Jon Kay, current Temple defensive coordinator Scott Stewart, and current Temple assistant head coach/strength and conditioning coordinator JD Berna.

Mon
01
Feb

Four arrested in local drug bust

Four people were arrested on drug charges Friday during an anti-drug trafficking operation Friday evening.
Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said after investigating illegal drug activity at a local residence, police obtained a warrant issued by District Judge John Youngblood on a house in the 700 block of North Scott.
“Members of the Cameron Police Department Strategic Response Unit along with the Texas Highway Patrol, served the warrant at approximately 7 p.m. last Friday (Jan. 29),” Dixon said in a written statement released today.
During the arrests, a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, promethazine, ecstasy, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia were seized, Dixon said. Also seized were a car and cash.
Dixon said the following Cameron residents were arrested and taken to the Milam County Jail for arraignment:

Wed
27
Jan

Yoe alumni baseball game planned on ‘opening day’

The new Yoe High School baseball field is ready for the spring season.

The Yoemen baseball alumni game is returning, scheduled Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the new high school baseball field. The event is part of a full day of activities celebrating ‘opening day’ at Cameron’s new Eastside multiplex tourism event center and youth sports complex. The alumni game will be formatted with two alumni teams taking on each other in at least a seven-inning ball game. Each participant will receive a shirt along with food. The cost is $10 per player. For more information, alumni should contact Yoemen head coach John Broussard or Phillip Dohnalik. 

Wed
27
Jan

Jobless rate drops to new low

Milam County unemployment rate dipped to under 5 percent for the first time in more than five years while the state unemployment rate continued rising.
For the fourth consecutive month, the Texas unemployment rate rose in December to reach 4.7 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported last week.
The nationwide jobless rate for December held steady at 5 percent, according to the TWC statement. The Texas jobless rate was 4.6 percent in November.
According to the TWC report, Milam County’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, the lowest rate reported in 2015 and the lowest reported in the past five years.
The TWC estimated the total Milam County labor force at 9,931 workers in December, with 490 currently looking for work.
TWC officials noted that even with the four-month rise, the state finished 2015 on a strong note in December, with employers adding 166,900 jobs over the year across a diverse range of industries.

Wed
27
Jan

Commissioners learn tax office audit won't be made public

By Curtis Chubb, Special to the Herald

Wed
20
Jan

Candidate filing opens for city, school elections

Two positions on the Cameron ISD school board and three positions on the Cameron City Council will be up for election May 7.
The seats subject to the school board election are currently held by trustees Alan Patterson and Jason Dohnalik. The trustee terms are for three years.
Current board President Patterson and former president Dohnalik are both C.H. Yoe High School graduates. Dohnalik was first elected to the board in 2007 and Patterson has served since 2010.
Positions up for the city council election this year are mayor and council representatives for Wards 2 and 4.
By law, the elections are held jointly the first Saturday in May.
Connie Anderle has served as mayor since 2009 and current representatives are Bobby Schiller, who has served three terms in Ward 2, and Roselee Mondrik, who is completing her 13th term as Ward 4 representative, serving since 1990.

Wed
20
Jan

Chamber seeks input on award nominations

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Tuesday, March 8.
In preparation for the annual event, chamber officials are asking the community for input on candidates for several of the annual awards. The awards are Organization of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
According to a press release, nominations - including brief descriptions of how the nominees meets the criteria for the awards - should be submitted by Feb. 22.
The Volunteer of the Year award is given to an individual who has demonstrated involvement and enthusiasm by giving time and service to a variety of events in support of the community.
The Organization of the Year award is given to a non-profit community organization that shows commitment and volunteerism in community projects and demonstrates compassion, humility and nondiscrimination.

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