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Tue
12
Jun

Fourth of July Celebration returns to Cameron

Fourth of July events will return to Cameron this year.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 4th of July Celebration on July 4 at Ledbetter Park from 6-8:30 p.m. The annual event switches back and forth between Cameron and Rockdale.

There will be fun and games for all ages, activities, and food trucks including Hecho En Texas and snowcones. Pay $5 for a wristband to play all games and attend the magic show presented by David G. Wonder.

The event will also feature an apple pie eating contest (open to the first 15 people who sign up), watermelon spitting contest, and July 4th themed singing contest.

Live music by the Communities in Concert band will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last until the fireworks begin. The band will play the “1812 Overture” during the fireworks show.

Fri
08
Jun

Class of 2018

Yoe High’s Class of 2018 bid farewell to one chapter of their lives and moved on to the next at commencement ceremonies June 1 at Yoe Field. Above, classmates sing “On Yoe High.” 

Fri
08
Jun

Two headed to National Junior High Rodeo Finals

Cameron Junior High’s cowgirls and cowboys came out on top at the Texas Junior High Rodeo State Finals in Gonzales the week of May 27 through June 2.  

Cameron was very blessed this year to have seven junior high competitors qualify for the Texas Junior High Rodeo State Finals.  These competitors were Mason Vaculin, Brooklyn Balch, Ann Warrick, Curtis Todd, Connor Barton, Corley Callahan and Macie Vaculin.  

The most coveted awards are an event state championship and an all around championship.  Two of these competitors achieved this.

Brooklyn Balch won the goat tying state championship, third place pole bending champion, and second place ribbon running champion.  She also won the most sought after award, the Texas Junior High Rodeo State Champion All Around Cowgirl. She will be representing Texas at the National Finals in three events.  

Tue
05
Jun

Commissioners vote to dissolve elected county treasurer

n By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners are taking steps to prevent future money situations in the county during a meeting on May 29.

Milam County Commissioners approved a resolution requesting a constitutional amendment to dissolve the position of treasurer in Milam County. The motion passed 3-2 with County Judge David Barkemeyer and John Fisher voting against and Donald Shuffield, Richard “Opey” Watkins and Jeff Muegge voting for.

Barkemeyer said the resolution will go to state elected officials and be placed on the ballot for a statewide constitutional amendment in November 2019. The amendment will have to be approved by a majority of Milam County voters. 

Tue
05
Jun

Legacy Conservancy Program to protect aquifers in Burleson and Milam Counties

A new water conservancy program aims to help landowners with the conservation of groundwater in Milam and Burleson counties.

The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District announced May 25 it is forming the Post Oak Savannah Aquifer Conservancy Program to create a legacy of stewardship for landowners. This will enable landowners in the District to commit their groundwater resources into a long-term conservation program. POSGCD is empowered by the State of Texas to preserve, conserve, and protect groundwater resources in Burleson and Milam Counties. The conservation program will allow most landowners in the two counties to partner with the district in its mission to conserve the aquifers in this area. 

Fri
25
May

FM 485 reopened

The Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor opened FM 485 at the Cow Creek Bridge on Friday, May 25.  The Cow Creek Bridge is located approximately 0.3 miles east of the intersection of FM 485 and FM 2269

This $669,000 project was to replace the existing bridge structure on FM 485 at Cow Creek.  This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation, out of Waco, Texas.  This project began on January of 2018.

TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this bridge work.

Thu
24
May

Seniors Honor Teachers

The top seniors from the graduating class of Yoe High School honored teachers that have impacted their education during a senior breakfast on May 22 at The Yards of Cameron. The top 10 percent invited their favorite teachers to the breakfast and awarded them with a golden apple and a short passage written about the impact they have had on their lives. Pictured from left are: Krista Jones honored by Zack Andress; Susan Dohnalik honored by Bryce Brashear;  Johnathan McHaney honored by Eric Rojas Moreno; Laura Dickson honored by Faith Kistler; Kevin Webb honored by Chandler Barton; Craig George honored by Olivia Duffy and Rebekah Ferguson; Toni Lafferty honored by Neeraj Bhakta; Keri Harris honored by Diego Martinez; and William Yuengel honored by Crystal Martinez.

Thu
24
May

Cameron City Council swears in new council members

Cameron City Council swore in new members during Monday night’s meeting along with approving several community events and an Eagle Scout project.

City Secretary Amy Harris administered the oath of office to new council members LeKethia Sims and Kyle Deal and re-elected members Mayor Connie Anderle and Robert Schiller. Council appointed Schiller to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem and Melissa Williams to review weekly accounts payables.

Council also approved the use of the downtown area for October’s Steaktober Fest.

Director of Retail Tourism Melanie Reed said the event is set for Oct. 12-13, which is also Homecoming weekend in Cameron.

She said there will be events on Friday evening this year to draw those who may be home for Homecoming events downtown for some fun.

Council also approved a request for barricades for Monday’s Memorial Day events at the courthouse. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on the Milam County Courthouse lawn.

Thu
24
May

CISD emergency plans addressed in wake of shooting

Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp addressed the school shooting in Santa Fe last week to reassure parents that the district has plans in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

In a letter sent to parents last week Sapp said, “My heart goes out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Santa Fe, Texas.  I know you will join CISD in continuing to pray for all the students, staff, and community of Santa Fe.  I want to assure our families that our district and schools have an updated emergency operation plan that has been created and reviewed in collaboration with local law enforcement.”

He said that CISD’s schools have specific protocols for entry and the district appreciates the understanding of parents as they enforce these protocols for the safety of our children.  

“The safety of CISD students and staff will always remain our top priority,” he said.    

Thu
17
May

Mondrik honored

The City of Cameron honored outgoing council member Rose Mondrik for her 28 years of service on the council with a reception on May 14. Mondrik said she has enjoyed her years on the city council. Mayor Connie Anderle, at right, said Mondrik has served the city with fairness over her years on the council always being a voice for the residents of Cameron.

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