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Fri
09
Feb

Chamber banquet to feature Day Tripper

Chet Garner from The Day Tripper TV series will serve as guest speaker at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce's banquet on Feb. 22.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet will feature a Texas TV personality as speaker.

Chet Garner from The Day Tripper TV series will serve as guest speaker.

“We are all excited about Chet Garner from The Day Tripper coming to our town as guest speaker for the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Banquet,” Cameron Tourism Director Melanie Reed said. “The Chamber’s direction this year is a revitalization of downtown, we feel like Chet is an energetic and dynamic speaker to kick start this direction.”

Reed said Garner will visit Cameron prior to the banquet and bring some energy and uplifting ideas for the Chamber’s direction.

“We have a great town, great historical museum district to promote, many assets and resources to capitalize upon,” Reed said. “Please come join us and enjoy Chet Garner, you will be entertained.”

Thu
08
Feb

Filing continues for city, school elections

Filing continues for the May 5 city and school elections. Four city council places and three school board positions are up for grabs.

There is now a race for Cameron’s Ward 4 seat.   Lekethia “Keke” Sims filed on Feb. 2 to face incumbent Ward 4 councilwoman Rose Mondrik. 

Kyle Nuttall and Kyle Deal will face off for the Ward 3 spot, which has been vacant since Robert Davis left the council in September of 2017.

Three incumbents have also filed to run - Mayor Connie Anderle and Ward 2 council member Robert Schiller.

Places open on the council are mayor, Ward 2, Ward 3 and Ward 4. 

Cameron ISD has three open spots on the CISD Board of Trustees. 

Incumbents Franci Denio and Greg Hoelscher have both filed for re-election.

The deadline to file for the May election is Feb. 16. Early voting begins in April. 

Thu
08
Feb

Opening Day

The baseball season kicked off on Feb. 3 at Cameron’s Annual Opening Day event at The Yards of Cameron. Top, Yoemen junior baseball player Alex Alonso signs a ball for a young Yoe fan during the autograph session during the day’s events. 

Mon
05
Feb

Council race now competitive for Ward 3 spot

Filing continues for the May 5 city and school elections. Four city council places and three school board positions are up for grabs.

There is now a race for Cameron’s Ward 3 seat. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Nuttall filed on Jan. 29. He will run against Cameron ISD technology director Kyle Deal for the spot, which has been vacant since Robert Davis left the council in September of 2017.

Three incumbents have also filed to run - Mayor Connie Anderle, Ward 4 council member Rose Mondrik, and Ward 2 council member Robert Schiller.

Places open on the council are mayor, Ward 2, Ward 3 and Ward 4. 

Cameron ISD has three open spots on the CISD Board of Trustees. 

Incumbents Franci Denio and Greg Hoelscher have both filed for re-election.

The deadline to file for the May election is Feb. 16. Early voting begins in April. 

Fri
02
Feb

Mardi Gras fundraiser tonight

The 6th annual Mardi Gras Bash will be held Friday, Feb. 2, at Simon George Hall, 401 S. Karnes, in Cameron. 

The event raises scholarship funds for the Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship.

The event, which will start at 6:30 p.m., will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions including a gun raffle and activities for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Milam County Extension Office in Cameron, the Rockdale Reporter, and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale.

Fri
02
Feb

Cameron police make arrest in Jan. 26 shooting incident

A man is in custody following a shooting incident on Jan. 26 in Cameron.

According to the Cameron Police Department, at around 12 p.m. last Friday they received a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of North Fannin. CPD Chief Lonnie Gosch, Senior Sargeant Kris Stringer and Officer Bruce Johnson responded. 

Cameron dispatch received multiple 911 calls that a black male driving a white Cadillac fled the area. Johnson arrived on scene and spoke with witnesses while Gosch and Stringer located the vehicle in the area of 1500 block of North Jackson. 

Cameron dispatch stated that the alleged suspect was Quentel Westbrook, 24, of Cameron. Gosch and Stringer observed Westbrook and detained him for investigative purposes. During the investigation Westbrook was questioned and read his rights.  

Tue
30
Jan

City to begin work on new water lines soon

The City of Cameron will begin construction on new water lines in mid-February.  

According to Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker, Bell Contractors will upgrade multiple water lines from one inch to six inch with new four-inch and six-inch lines on Davis, Wallace, Country Club Drive, Cleveland and Harding streets stretching from 10th to 21st Street.  

The project is estimated to cost $972,150.  This is the first phase of the water line distribution project.  This northeast section of town was selected as the first neighborhood to be rehabilitated due to the numerous water leaks and low water pressure issues.  The original two and a quarter inch waterlines were most likely installed in the 1940’s and no longer meet the demands of the heavily populated neighborhood.  New fire hydrants and cutoff valves will also be installed on all new lines that are replaced.  The existing fire hydrants will be refurbished for later use throughout the city.

Tue
30
Jan

Burn ban in effect for Milam County

County Commissioners approved a burn ban for Milam County on Monday.

Even with a significant amount of rain here in the county, there is an extensive amount of dry grass in Milam County. Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica requested that the court approve the ban until further notice.

Agriculture and property clearing bruns are permissable upon contacting and approval of the local fire department.

Outdoor burning of trash is permitted in appropriate covered containers.

Fri
26
Jan

Opening Day Set

Cameron will celebrate Opening Day 2018 at The Yards of Cameron on Feb. 3. The community is invited to come out for baseball, food and fun at The Yards of Cameron. The day kicks off with a Farmers Market featuring the music of Jerry Bethell. Everyone can join the Yoemen on the C.H. Yoe High School Baseball field for the National Anthem and First Pitch Ceremony at 10 a.m. and then follow the Yoemen to Founders Hall at 10:30 a.m. for an autograph signing and a chance to purchase Yoe gear from the Booster Club.  At 11:30 a.m. the media is invited to join the players on the field for interviews and photos. Pitch, hit and run for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 begins at 12 p.m. on the Field. The Yoe Alumni game begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Kite Fly event at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.theyardsofcameron.com.

Fri
26
Jan

El Camino Real lands $50,000 grant from Park Service

The Rancheria Grande landowners, Steven Gonzales, and board members of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association, Sergio and Melinda Iruegas of GTI Environmental, and members of the Milam County Historical Commission during a visit to the Rancheria Grande sites in early 2017.

The National Park Service recently announced $500,000 in grants to help fund 13 projects across the country to increase the number of listings associated with communities that are underrepresented on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Milam County has been awarded $50,000. The project consists of the El Camino Real de los Tejas Rancheria Grande National Register nomination. The project will enhance the Milam County Certified Local Government by recognizing the Spanish Colonial Historic Native Village Sites and Historic Road and Trail Segments of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail that comprise a portion of Rancheria Grande. In particular, the Underrepresented Communities grant will prepare National Register nominations for The Connor Swales Site, the Baumann Village Site, the Bird Point Heaven Village Site, and the Wise Village Site. 

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