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Thu
15
Sep

Commissioners approve budget

By Curtis Chubb

Special to the Herald

 

The 2017 budget for Milam County is signed, sealed, and delivered.   

The Milam County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the 2017 budget as it is presented on Milam County’s website.

According to Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer, the income shortfall for this year may be only $500,000 instead of the previously forecasted $1.8 million. The county is now determining how it can use property taxes that have been collected for next year to cover the shortfall for this year. If this financial maneuver is successful, the county will not need to consider short-term loans from banks.

Thu
15
Sep

CISD seeing enrollment increase

Cameron ISD Board member Franci Denio reads the book “September 12” to Susan Dohnalik’s second grade class during CISD’s board meeting Sept. 12 to kick off Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.

By Lindsey vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron Independent School District continues to see an enrollment increase, and with that comes growing pains.

The CISD Board of Trustees discussed options to handle that increase during its regular meeting on Sept. 12.

“We continue to grow,” CISD Superintendent Alan Sapp said. “We are at 1,666 students, which is 86 more students then we ended with last year. Twenty-five are additional as a result of Pre-K program.”

Sapp said the district has seen pretty significant growth over the last two years. He said the high school, elementary and junior high campuses are continuing to grow and that Ben Milam is the only campus that hasn’t seen an increase in enrollment.

How to handle that growth was the topic during a discussion of long-range facility planning.

Tue
13
Sep

Go Yoe Go

Participants in this summer's Cheerleader Mini Camp hosted by the Yoe High cheerleaders cheered the Yoemen on during the first quarter of Friday night's game against China Spring.

Fri
09
Sep

Council OKs new stop signs at Ben Milam

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron City Council discussed what to do with the old police station, approved new stop signs at Ben Milam and took the first steps toward allowing a remodel to the Cameron Pizza Hut at its meeting Sept. 6.

City Manager J. Rhett Parker suggested to council the police station building be used for city storage as he doesn’t see the city needing it for office space in the future.

Council also approved putting two stop signs at 21st Street and Cleveland Avenue to help alleviate traffic issues coming in and out of Ben Milam Elementary School.

Council also heard the first reading for an ordinance to create a reinvestment zone and offer a tax abatement for Brazos Pizza, Inc. 

Thu
08
Sep

Homecoming Court announced

C.H. Yoe High has announced its Homecoming Court for 2016. Court members are, from left, Junior Princess Naquiria Gibbons, Senior Duchess Karina Gonzalez, Senior Duchess Destiny Anderson, Senior Duchess Carrie Pommerening, Senior Duchess Amber Leal, Senior Duchess Susy Cardona, Freshman Princess Nayeli Galvan and Sophomore Princess Katelyn Martinez. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned on Sept. 16 at halftime of the game against Bay City.

C.H. Yoe High has announced its Homecoming Court for 2016. Court members are, from left, Junior Princess Naquiria Gibbons, Senior Duchess Karina Gonzalez, Senior Duchess Destiny Anderson, Senior Duchess Carrie Pommerening, Senior Duchess Amber Leal, Senior Duchess Susy Cardona, Freshman Princess Nayeli Galvan and Sophomore Princess Katelyn Martinez. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned on Sept. 16 at halftime of the game against Bay City.

Thu
08
Sep

Wilson Ledbetter Park to dedicate Historical Marker

The Texas Historical Commission has awarded Wilson Ledbetter Park in Cameron an Official Texas Historical Marker. A dedication ceremony will be held Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Wilson Ledbetter Park as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors Wilson Ledbetter Park as an important and educational part of local history.

A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Ledbetter Park.  

Speakers for the afternoon will include Mayor Connie Anderle and Jackie Thornton. The Milam County Historical Commission, the City of Cameron and the Cameron History Club welcomes the public to share in and witness this historical event.

Thu
08
Sep

Cameron man dead after police chase

A Cameron man is dead after a high-speed chase that began in Cameron and ended in Temple on Saturday.

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said the police were called to a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon. He said the gentleman was holding his in-laws at gunpoint and demanding their vehicle. He then left the residence.

Police received a 911 call and got behind the vehicle and tried to stop it for at least 20 minutes. 

The vehicle headed toward Temple where the DPS troopers joined the chase.

Dixon said the driver called 911 and told officers he wasn’t going to stop. The driver alluded officers and crashed into a Cameron police vehicle.

“We understand that he shot into a vehicle and shots were exchanged,” Dixon said.

Dixon said Texas Rangers are still investigating the incident and that names have not been released at this time.

Thu
08
Sep

Cameron man dead after police chase

A Cameron man is dead after a high-speed chase that began in Cameron and ended in Temple on Saturday.

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said the police were called to a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon. He said the gentleman was holding his in-laws at gunpoint and demanding their vehicle. He then left the residence.

Police received a 911 call and got behind the vehicle and tried to stop it for at least 20 minutes. 

The vehicle headed toward Temple where the DPS troopers joined the chase.

Dixon said the driver called 911 and told officers he wasn’t going to stop. The driver alluded officers and crashed into a Cameron police vehicle.

“We understand that he shot into a vehicle and shots were exchanged,” Dixon said.

Dixon said Texas Rangers are still investigating the incident and that names have not been released at this time.

Thu
01
Sep

CISD enrollment up; year off to good start

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The 2016-17 school year is off to a great start in Cameron Independent School District and exciting things are happening.

CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said enrollment is on the rise. The district started the year with 1,833 students, which is 50 more students than the end of the 2015-16 school year.

That number included 20 students in CISD’s new 3-year-old Pre-K program.

The new half-day program gives additional academic and social interaction to a group of students who may not get that at home, Sapp said. There are currently 125 students in the 4-year-old Pre-K program at Cameron ISD.

Sapp said enrollment has picked up over the last few years, with a growth rate around three percent per year.

Eight new staff members have been added across the district to help with that growth. 

Thu
25
Aug

Vaculin returns home to take post as General Manager at The Herald

Lindsey Vaculin

Cameron’s own Lindsey Vaculin started work this Monday as the new General Manager of The Cameron Herald. 

Vaculin replaces Candace Velvin who has accepted the position of Publications Editor for the Texas Press Association in Austin.

“I am so excited to get to come home to Cameron to do the job I love in the community I grew up in,” Vaculin said. “I’m looking forward to putting my Yoemen gear back on and getting reacquainted with old friends and new.”

Vaculin returns to Cameron after working for Houston Community Newspapers in the Tomball and Magnolia area for the last five years. She also previously worked in Huntsville, Liberty, Sealy and Madisonville.

“I am excited to return to a true community newspaper,” Vaculin said. “I am really looking forward to getting to cover all the wonderful things going on in Cameron ISD and the community.”

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