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Sun
18
Sep

Milam County 4-Hers honored at annual banquet

Milam County 4-Hers Hannah Hux, bottom right, and Patrick Dean, bottom left, took home the Gold Star award at the 4-H Banquet held Sept. 11 in Thorndale. Hux is the daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Hux of Cameron. Dean is the son of James and Susan Dean of Rockdale. Hux and Dean are pictured with, from left, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, Durwood Tucker with Milam County Farm Bureau and Daniel Willie with the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.

By Micah Holcombe

Special to the Herald

 

The 2016 Milam County 4-H Banquet was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.  

The afternoon program gave recognition to businesses and individuals for supporting the 4-H program and to 4-Hers achieving success in their projects and contests.

The most recognized and highest award for 4-H is the Gold Star Award. This award was presented to two desiring 4-H members. Patrick Dean and Hannah Hux received this award for 2016. 

The first Gold Star recipient is Hannah Hux. Hux is the daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Hux. She has been a member of the Cameron 4-H Club for the past 10 years. Her main projects include consumer decision making, leadership, clothing and textiles, and health. 

Fri
16
Sep

Homecoming Pep Rally

A district-wide pep rally was held this afternoon in celebration of Homecoming. The Yoemen will take on Bay City tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Yoe Field. Check out Yoemen Sports Network for more pics.

Thu
15
Sep

Community Calendar

Youth Football Registration

Registration is now open for Cameron Youth Flag Football The League is now seeking players for the Fall. Players in 1st through 6th grades are eligible. Cost is $25 and deadline to sign-up is Sept. 16. Practices start Sept. 22. Games will be Sunday afternoons. Pick up registration forms from your PE teacher or at the Fieldhouse.

 

San Andres Masonic Lodge

The San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 meets every second Thursday of the month at the San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 at 106 W. 6th St. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Cameron Rotary Club Spaghetti Supper

The Annual Cameron Rotary Club Spaghetti Supper will take place Friday, Sept. 16, from 5-7 p.m. This is the night of the Cameron Yoe Homecoming game. Tickets are $8. The meal includes the spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink (dine-in only for drink).

 

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.

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