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Thu
24
Dec

Holiday closings noted

Milam County offices and Cameron City Hall are closed for the Christmas holidays. Trash collection this week will be delayed one day.
For the New Year’s Day holiday next week, local government offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, only.
While many state and federal offices and agencies may also be observing two days off at Christmas, the U.S. Post Office is closed on Christmas Day only with no mail delivery. Delivery service will resume on Saturday. The same schedule will be in effect next week.
Many stores and shopping venues will be open Saturday for “after Christmas” sales.
Central Texas Newspapers, LP, is also closed this afternoon and Friday, along with many other private businesses.
Deadlines for the Dec. 31 edition of The Cameron Herald are not affected by the holiday next week. Normal deadlines for classifieds and retail advertising at 5 p.m. Monday and news copy at 2 p.m. Tuesday will be in effect next week.

Thu
17
Dec

Everyone is here!

View from the press box at halftime.

Thousands of Yoe fans are packing the seats at NRG Stadium in Houston where at halftime, the score is Yoe 20, Brock 6.

One Yoe player was hurt and taken from the field by EMS.

 

Wed
16
Dec

State championship day

Mothers of Yoe players gather for the grand entrance at last week's semifinal game at DKR Stadium.

The population of Cameron will drop this afternoon as hundreds head to Houston for the Class 3A Division 1 UIL state foootball championship when the Yomen will face the Brock Eagles at NRG Stadium.

A send off pep rally for the football team wil be held at 10:30 a.m. at the highs school as players load buses for the trip tp Houston.

Cameron ISD will have early dismissal at noon today to allow students and parents to travel to the game. A teacher work day originally scheduled Jan. 4 has been rescheduled this Friday and students will start the Christmas holiday early. However, students will report for classes one day earlier, on Jan. 4.

Cameron City Hall, other government agencies and many local business are also closing at noon today to allow employees time to travel to the game.

For a game preview, playoff statistics and other highlights, check out this week's print or digital edition.

Wed
16
Dec

CISD in market for assistant superintendent

Stephen F. Austin State University, known for its programs in education since its founding in 1924 as a “state teachers college” has tapped CISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. George Willey for its Department of Educational Leadership faculty.
Willey announced earlier this month that he had accepted the position with the university serving some 12,000 students located in Nacogdoches, in East Texas. In his new position, as a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, he will work primarily with aspiring principals.
Having taught in Carthage, also in East Texas, and being from Shreveport, La., Willey said he is familiar with Nacogdoches and looks forward to moving his family there.
Hired in 2009 when Rodney Fausett was superintendent, Willey was appointed acting superintendent just one year later when Fausett left. Willey handled both his own duties and those of superintendent for eight months until Collin Clark took over in the spring of 2011.

Wed
16
Dec

Remembering loved ones

Angel tree program

Grace Price (center) and other family members coming to honor lost loved ones  gathered around the Tree of Angels Tuesday evening at the annual program held at the Milam County Museum. The District Attorney’s office annually sponsors the event in memory and in honor of victims of crime and in honor of members of the military killed in action. Price placed an angel on the tree in honor of her son, Master Sgt. Charles L. Price, III, a decorated career soldier and Yoe graduate who was killed in action Aug. 12, 2011 while serving with the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

 

Wed
16
Dec

Commissioners consider open carry issues

By Curtis Chubb

Thu
10
Dec

Contested races in GOP primary

As the final week of candidate filing approaches, Milam County Sheriff David Greene has drawn a primary opponent.
Former Constable Herbie Vaughan, who challenged Greene in 2012, filed as a candidate again in the March 1 Republican Primrary, according to county party chairman Bill Whitmire.
In 2012, Greene was also opposed in the primary by former Greg Kouba, a former chief deputy. With Greene garnering just under 50 percent of the vote in the three-way 2012 primary, the race went into a runoff between Greene and Kouba with Greene ultimately winning with 57 percent.
Candidate filing for the March 1 party primaries ends Monday, Dec. 14.
Another potentially contested race was the race for tax assessor-collector. Incumbent Kolette Morgan had announced she would seek reelection and drew a primary opponent the first weekend of filing. However she resigned from office effective Friday following a district court hearing. (See related story.)

Thu
10
Dec

City plans $21 million water system overhaul

The City of Cameron is applying for $21 million to fund a major capital improvement over haul of the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure facilities.
Low interest loans are being sought through TWDB, Texas Water Development Board Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs.
In the past two years engineers have worked with the city council and staff to develop five-year plans for infrastructure improvements. “Everything dealing with water and wastewater infrastructure was put on the table for evaluation,” said City Manager Rhett Parker. “The projects were then prioritized according to demand and need, then packaged into a large capital improvement plan that the city can afford.”
The City Council approved the application plans at Monday’s council meeting.

Wed
09
Dec

County official resigns following court plea

Milam County Tax Assessor-Collector, Kolette Morgan pleaded “no contest” to a state jail felony attempted theft $1,500 to $20,000 by a public servant in the 20th Judicial District Court of Milam County Wednesday morning, according to a statement released by District Attorney Bill Torrey.
Judge John W. Youngblood placed Ms. Morgan on three years deferred adjudication probation with standard conditions of probation, and she was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, court costs and restitution in an amount yet to be determined. 
According to Torrey’s statement, Morgan will be required to cooperate with law enforcement and agree to consent to a polygraph, if requested. As part of the plea bargain agreement, Morgan has tendered her resignation to Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer, effective Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. 
Torrey said the The Texas Attorney General’s law enforcement division headed the investigation.

Sat
05
Dec

Parades, events celebrate Christmas

Santa Claus will return to downtown Cameron this evening with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.

Get into the Christmas Spirit! The Milam County cities of Milano, Thorndale, Cameron and Rockdale are hosting downtown Christmas parades and events today.
Milano’s event starts with line-up at 9:15 a.m. at the Milano football field with the first vehicle rolling out at 10:30 a.m. Parade categories include: best overall, small animals, floats, bicycle/walking/marching, vehicles/tractors, small motorized/battery operated (go-carts, four-wheelers, lawnmowers, etc.) and horses/wagons.
Theme for the Milano parade is “Jingle All the Way” and winners will be announced following the parade during the annual free Christmas meal held at the Milano Civic Center - where Santa will be on hand. All the events are sponsored by the City of Milano.

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