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Thu
19
Apr

Cameron FunFest and BBQ Shootout returns May 4-5

A growing tradition in Cameron will return to Ledbetter Park on May 4 and 5.

The Cameron FunFest and BBQ Shootout will offer the community a weekend of fun events.

The event is in its fourth year and this year will feature more than 60 cook-off teams from as far away as Waller and the Austin area. 

Cook-off events will begin Friday night with events for margaritas, salsa, and chili. There will be live music throughout the cook-off areas and a bounce house area with inflatables for the kids to enjoy, along with arts and crafts.

Saturday morning will kick off with the Beer and Brat Trot 5K at 8 a.m. You can register at www.beer-brat-trot-2018.eventbright.com or register the morning of the event. A Root Beer and Hot Dog Trot 1K will be offered for the kids. Prizes for largest group, wildest costumes and overall winners will be awarded.

Thu
12
Apr

Milam County Junior Livestock Show sale totals over $302,000

One hundred and nine 4-H and FFA exhibitors qualified for this year’s premium sale at the Milam County Junior Livestock Show on March 24. Sale proceeds for the 2018 show were $302,752.

Thorndale 4-Her Trayle Schroeder won Grand Champion in the steer show with his medium weight steer, while Cameron 4-Her Shawn Leifeste took Reserve Champion honors with his medium weight steer. 

Cameron 4-Her Kenan Mingus won Grand Champion honors in the swine show with her heavy weight swine. Thorndale 4-Her Hadley Meadors won Reserve Grand with her medium weight swine.

Thorndale 4-Her Hadley Meadors won Grand Champion in the lamb show with her light weight lamb. Thorndale 4-Her Kinley Meadors won Reserve Champion with her heavy weight lamb.

J.W. Hollas of the Cameron 4-H won Grand Champion in the poultry show with his broilers. Reserve Champion went to Alfred McDaniel of the Thorndale 4-H with his broilers.

Thu
12
Apr

Business of the Month

EBCO General Contractors was selected as the Cameron Chamber’s first Business of the Month in launching the new program to promote Cameron businesses. EBCO is one of the top general contractor firms in Texas. This past year EBCO renovated an existing structure in Cameron to locate its updated headquarters on 804 E 1st St. John Egger started this business in Cameron in 1984 and has had opportunities to move his headquarters to larger cities, but has kept his roots here in Cameron. The Chamber is proud to announce EBCO General Contractors as April Business of the Month.

Thu
12
Apr

Veterans invited to Legion Ladies Auxiliary event on April 22

A new event will honor area veterans.

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the first Veterans Appreciation Day Luncheon on April 22 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion Huts at Wilson Ledbetter Park. 

Organizer Joleen Cahill said the event is meant to honor our veterans and their families. Festivities are for veterans and their families, active duty military, and gold star families. 

There will be a ham meal provided free of charge beginning at 1 p.m. A short program will begin at 2 p.m. with speaker Troy Kelly.

Kelly is a retired Army veteran of the Vietnam War and Tet Offensive. He is a sculptor. He created the Fifth of November Memorial at Fort Hood and the Vietnam Memorial at Killeen Central Veterans Center.

Mon
09
Apr

Former inmate files suit against county

A former Milam County Jail inmate filed a federal lawsuit against several Milam County officials and jail employees on April 2.

The lawsuit filed by John L. Robertson, a Milam County resident, sues Sheriff David Greene, District Attorney William Torrey, Chief Deputy Chris White, former captain and jail supervisor Katrina Douglas, Jailer Jonathan Mendoza, Jailer Cindy McBee, Jailer Joshua Hughes, Jail Nurse Stephanie Vargas, Dr. Stuart J. Yoffe and Capt. Ryan Blankenmeyer.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division.

The lawsuit seeks actual and punitive damages against all of the defendants, though no amount is specified. 

Mon
09
Apr

Funfest and BBQ Shootout gets approval, set for May 4-6

The Annual Cameron Funfest and BBQ Shootout will return to Ledbetter Park on May 4-6.

The Cameron City Council approved the use of the park for event organizers Working for Cameron during its meeting on April 2.

Julie Sulak with Working for Cameron said the event will once again feature the BBQ Shootout and popular events like Kid Fish, and the 5K Brat Trot Fun Run. She said this year they are partnering with the Cameron Chamber of Commerce for the arts and crafts part of the event and that 75 cookers have already registered for the cook-off.

For information about the event, to register for the cook-off or any other event, visit http://www.cameron-tx.com/pages/cameron-funfest--bbq-shootout.

The council also approved a request for Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch to designate the Cameron Police Department as a “Safe Exchange Zone.”

Mon
02
Apr

Cameron residents should avoid West Main

The City of Cameron is repairing a storm drain on West Main Street at the South Burleson intersection. 

Per City Manager Rhett Parker at this time the street is closed, please avoid this area.

Street Superintendant Craig Arnold estimates that storm drain and street will be back in operation by Friday afternoon, April 6. 

Thu
29
Mar

Generator Donated to Fire Department

The family of Steele and Marion Cooley recently purchased and installed a generator at the Cameron Fire Station. This generator will supply the entire building in case the power goes out. This is the first time the first station will have back up power since the first station was built in 1981. The Cooley family donated a little over $12,000 for this project. The generator is powered by propane. Fire Chief Henry Horelica said the CVFD is very grateful for the Cooley’s donation.

Thu
29
Mar

MCJLS sale tops $206,000 in 2018

While the books are still closing on the 2018 Milam County Livestock Show, organizers are happy with another successful event.

One hundred and nine 4-H and FFA exhibitors qualified for this year’s premium sale concluding the show Saturday night. Sale proceeds have already topped $206,000 while tallying continues through this week with added money and donations still being accepted.  

Thorndale 4-Her Trayle Schroeder won Grand Champion in the steer show with his medium weight steer, while Cameron 4-Her Shawn Leifeste took Reserve Champion honors with his medium weight steer. 

Cameron 4-Her Kenan Mingus won Grand Champion honors in the swine show with her heavy weight swine. Thorndale 4-Her Hadley Meadors won Reserve Grand with her medium weight swine.

Thorndale 4-Her Hadley Meadors won Grand Champion in the lamb show with her light weight lamb. Thorndale 4-Her Kinley Meadors won Reserve Champion with her heavy weight lamb.

Wed
28
Mar

City approves Veterans Appreciation, hears updates on water line projects

The American Legion Auxiliary Post #9 is hoping to begin a new tradition of honoring veterans in Milam County.

The Cameron City Council approved a request from the Auxiliary for the use of Ledbetter Park on April 22 for a Veterans Appreciation Day at the Legion Hut during its meeting March 19.

Ladies Auxiliary member Joleen Cahill said the event is open to all veterans and active duty military in the county. It will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Legion Hut with games, food and fun for everyone.

The council also heard departmental reports during the meeting.

Water and sewer director Gerald Brunson told council his department is busy with fixing pipes. He said all the pipe is under ground on Country Club for the first phase of the replacement project and plans are to kill the old line by Friday for the section of Country Club that runs to Reenie Drive and over to Wallace. He said it should be an easy change over.

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