Cameron PD looking for tips in Bush's robbery

The Cameron Police Department is looking for tips in the robbery of a local restaurant last week.

Police were called to the Bush’s Chicken in the 800 block of West 4th in reference to an armed robbery on Nov. 10 at 10:27 p.m.

According to the Cameron PD, three employees were in the restaurant at the time.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s with a thin build and tattoos on his hands. He was wearing a mask during the robbery.

Investigators were told a black man entered the store just after closing, displayed a gun to the three employees, and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount, but police say no one was hurt during the robbery. 

Anyone with information should call Cameron Police at (254) 697-6574 or the Milam County Crimestoppers at (888) 697-8477. A $1,000 reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.


MCSO to kick off annual Brown Santa

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office will host its Seventh Annual Brown Santa Program this holiday season. The program kicked off Nov. 7.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for those Milam County residents that would like to participate in the Brown Santa program. Please bring a Medicaid card or a WIC card with your child’s name on it, a current utility bill, a birth certificate or children that are in school must present a current report card. A parent or guardian must have a valid Texas ID.

Applications can be picked up at the Milam Count y Sheriff’s Office beginning Nov. 7.  

Anyone interested in donating new, unwrapped toys can bring them to the Sheriff’s Office at 512 N. Jefferson in Cameron and ask for Wynema Adams or Captain Douglas. The Sheriff’s Office will be the only drop off location.


Police Station, Municipal Court officially open

The Cameron Police Department and Municipal Court building officially opened with a ribbon cutting and open house on Nov. 7. The community was invited to tour the new building after a short presentation from Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon and a ribbon cutting. The department and court moved into the new building earlier this year.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager


The Cameron Police Department and Municipal Court officially opened to the community on Nov. 7 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.

“We are extremely proud of what we have here,” Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said. “We are tickled to be in this building. This structure will last many, many years for this organization and city.”

Dixon commended his officers and everyone that works in the department for their hard work in making the building a reality.

“The building that we were in was built in the 1900s,” he said. “It was built as a fire station and after the fire department built a new structure the city turned it into City Hall and it became the maintenance department and police department.”


Trump elected 45th President

Donald J. Trump was elected America’s 45th President on Tuesday night, defeating Hillary Clinton.

Milam County voters followed suit with Texas as a whole, overwhelmingly voting for Trump and Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence.

Unofficial results from the Milam County Clerk’s Office saw 6,340 votes for Trump overall with 4,371 of those coming in early voting. Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine got 2,042 votes overall, 1,309 in early voting. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson garnered 176 votes and Green Party candidate Jill Stein took 49 voted in the county.

Across Texas Trump received 52 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 43 percent.

In other races Bill Flores was easily reelected as U.S. Representative from District 17 receiving over 60 percent of the vote. Flores got 6,327 votes in Milam County. Democratic challenger William Matta received 1,919 votes and Libertarian Clark Patterson received 253 votes.


2016 election to be decided Nov. 8

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 


The 2016 election will be decided on Nov. 8.

Already 4,494 Milam County residents have cast their ballot in early voting.

Milam County residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the following locations: Milam County Courthouse, 102 South Fannin in Cameron; Buckholts Community Center, 110 W. Main in Buckholts; Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 N. FM 487 in Rockdale; Cameron Community Center, 704 West 6th in Cameron; Gause Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Main Street in Gause; Milano Volunteer Fire Department, 305 East Main (Highway 79) in Milano; Rockdale George Hill Patterson Center, 609 Mill Street in Rockdale; and Thorndale VFW, 302 Moerbe Street in Thorndale.


Grand opening set for police station, municipal court building

The City of Cameron will officially open its new Police Department and Municipal Court Building with a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.

The Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th in Cameron.  

The public is invited to join with the city in celebrating this milestone in the history of Cameron. 

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will include the ribbon cutting and a short program to include the history of how this building came to fruition, awards to officers who put sweat equity into the building, self guided tours and refreshments.  

The new structure, including the Police Department and the Municipal Court Services, was constructed by the City of Cameron and staff, producing a modern, state of the art facility. 

The police and municipal court moved into the building earlier this year.


Early voting numbers strong in Milam County

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election began Monday, Oct. 24, and has been brisk in Milam County.

Over the first four days of voting 2,774 people placed their vote.

Milam County residents have four options for early voting: Milam County Clerk’s office, 107 W. Main in Cameron; Buckholts Community Center, 110 W. Main Street in Buckholts; Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 North FM 487 in Rockdale; and Thorndale VFW, 304 East Moerbe in Thorndale.

The Milam County Clerk’s Office will be open Oct. 24-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Buckholts Community Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Flame King and Queen crowned

Yoe High students Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill were named Flame King and Queen during the annual Flame Pep Rally on Wednesday night, Oct. 26.

Yoe High students Xavier Torres and Daniella Hill were named Flame King and Queen during the annual Flame Pep Rally on Wednesday night, Oct. 26.


Cameron kids successful at Rockdale Fair

Cameron 4-H member Heath Hollas had the Grand Champion pen of broilers at this year’s Rockdale Fair held last weekend. Hollas’s broilers were bought Classic Bank for $2,670. Reserve Champion went to Gabriel Ramthun of Thorndale.

Cameron 4-H member Kenan Mingus had the Grand Champion pig at this year’s Rockdale Fair, held last weekend. Mingus’s pig was bought by Kyle Office Products for $5,700. Reserve Champion was Jayton Benavidez of Cameron FFA. His buyer was Citizens National Bank.

Cameron exhibitors did very well at the Rockdale Fair last weekend bringing home several Grand and Reserve Champion projects.

The sale set a record with $312,182 in sales. The commercial heifer sale brought in $256,722.

Kenan Mingus of the Cameron 4-H had the Grand Champion swine. The Reserve Champion swine was shown by Jayton Benavidez of Cameron FFA. 

Brady Havens of Cameron Junior FFA had the Reserve Champion goat. 

Heath Hollas of Cameron 4-H had the Grand Champion pen of broilers. 

Reserve Champion rabbits went to Colby Barton of Cameron 4-H.

Grand Champion Commerical Heifers went to Shawn Leifeste of Cameron 4-H and Reserve Champion went to Chase Hubnik of Cameron Junior FFA.

Sale results are as follows (all totals include added money):



Grand champion, Amber Dee, Thorndale 4-H, buyer Perry & Perry Builders, $10,000.


Warehouse of Horrors returning for 18th year

The First Street Warehouse of Horrors will return to welcome the Halloween weekend in Cameron on Oct. 28-29.

The warehouse is located on First Street at the intersection with N. Lamar. The popular event draws crowds every year and closing a few blocks to through traffic gives patrons a place to walk and congregate safely around the building.

Security is tight as law enforcement officers make up a good percentage of the volunteers putting on the event - both as scary characters and on patrol in the area.

The annual event provides a safe outlet for Halloween fun and scares. 

“We are looking to make it a little scarier this year,” Dustin Thomas said. “Don’t be afraid to get dirty. We hope to see a lot of people out.”

The Warehouse will open at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, and run as long as patrons are willing to risk the ‘dangers” inside. Admission is $10.

This year the event will also offer speed passes


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