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Thu
13
Aug

ERCOT reserves drop; conservation urged

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, has announced an Conservation Alert and is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours today.

“Although we set new peak demand records without needing to issue a conservation alert during the past week, the high temperatures statewide continue to drive high levels of electricity use,” said Dan Woodfin, ERCOT director of System Operations.

“Generation units on the system have been working hard to keep up with recent demands,” Woodfin said. “Some of them have experienced outages today, contributing to tighter conditions.”

Thu
13
Aug

Welcome to our new home(page)

The Cameron Herald's new website premieres today as a work in progress with more content being added over the next few days and weeks.

We are thankful for our readers' patience while we work through the process of changing over. While our staff represents 83 years of newspaper experience, we're still getting used to this new-fangled digital stuff.

The Herald's first website debuted in 2002 with the premise that it "won't replace your newspaper" and that still stands. The site is a means of providing up-to-the minute news and sports updates, obituaries, upcoming event notices, alerts and announcements, but full features will be found only in the print and digital newspaper editions.

Speaking of the digital edition, we think you'll like the new Cameron Herald eEdition - it even comes with sound effects.

We know you'll let us hear what you think and we'll keep fine tuning.

Thu
13
Aug

Drug raid nets three arrests

Three people are facing multiple drug and child endangerment charges following a police raid on a house in the 1100 block of Main Street Tuesday night.
Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said officers executed a warrant at the house following a several month-long investigation into complaints from neighbors reporting unusual activity possible related to the sale of drugs.
Dixon said when officers executed the “no knock” warrant, in addition to three adults and a small child, they found “deplorable health conditions and a variety of illegal substances.”
“Child Protective Services was called and took control of the three year-old female child,” Dixon said.
Arrested on felony charges of endangering a child and possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana were Cynthia Denise Barnett, 58, Patrick Ryan Felts, 30, and Destiny Leigh Adams, 33. In addition, Barnett had city warrants for theft, Dixon said.

Wed
12
Aug

Showing off Cameron's new multi-event complex, CISD ball field

Media day

Economic Development Director Ginger Watkins and Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp speak to city and school officials at a media day and final walk-through event at the new CISD baseball field and Cameron multi-event center complex, a joint project between the city, the Cameron Economic Development Corporation and Cameron ISD.

City of Cameron and Cameron Independent School District officials joined CEDC directors for a final walk through and media day at the new C.H. Yoe High School Baseball Field and the EDC/city’s multiplex tourism event center Tuesday.
The project combines efforts of the three groups in the creation of a unique facility designed to capitalize on non-professional sports tourism.

Wed
12
Aug

County bans outdoor burning

Most Central Texas counties are under a burn ban, thanks to hot temperatures and the lack of rain.

On Monday, Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica, president of the Milam County Fire Chiefs Association, requested that the Milam County Commissioners Court approve a county-wide burn ban to take effect immediately.

Wed
29
Jul

Campers learn fundamentals

Youngsters from elementary through junior high participated in sports camps this week at Yoe High School. Athletic Director Rick Rhoades (above) directs Yoe football camp participants on Yoe field while young volleyball players took a break during Lady Yoe volleyball camp inside the high school gym.

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Wed
29
Jul

Flying like a ‘Super Hero’

In a photo effect courtesy of children’s librarian Kim Wise, reader Abigail Alvarado captures her Super Hero alter-ego during the Cameron Public Library’s summer reading program. A record number of children signed up for this year’s program, ‘Every Hero Has a Story,’ which ends Friday.

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Wed
29
Jul

El Niño will bring another wet winter, experts predict

■ By ROBERT BURNS
Texas A&M University
A super-strong El Niño now brewing in the tropical Pacific will likely bring another rain-drenched winter to large parts of Texas, said Dr. John Nielsen- Gammon, state climatologist, College Station. But the climate scientist said he doesn’t expect a repeat of the 2015 wet spring will necessarily follow. The El Niño of 2014-2015 was only moderately strong, but the rain it brought, followed by a very wet spring, effectively ended the Texas drought. Meanwhile, the 2015-2016 El Niño is shaping up to be a record breaker, said Nielsen- Gammon, who is also a Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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Wed
29
Jul

Employment picture brightens

While the current jobless rate is higher than last month, Milam County’s overall employment picture is still brighter than last year, according to Texas Workforce Commission monthly figures. Milam County’s June employment rate of 5.3 percent is slightly higher than May’s 4.8 percent, but it is significantly better than last year when the unemployment rate was 6.8 percent. The TWC estimates the Milam County labor force at 10,199 workers with 9,662 currently employed and 537 looking for work.

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Fri
24
Jul

County crop tour

Milam County AgrLife Extension hosted the annual crops tour this week, taking participants to see plots of corn, milo and cotton on farms in Buckholts, San Gabriel and Thorndale. At a cotton fi eld in Buckholts, Texas A&M cotton specialist Dr. Gaylon Morgan discussed yields and weather factors for this year’s crop. The event also featured a luncheon and an economic update and market outlook.
 

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