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Fri
27
Apr

Commissioners name Morgan County Clerk

Milam County Commissioners accepted the resignation of County Clerk Barbara Vansa and named Jodi Morgan to the position during their meeting April 23.

Vansa is retiring after 33 years with the County Clerk’s office. There will be a reception to honor Vansa on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office.

Morgan will take over the office effective May 1. She was elected to the position in March, but due to there being no contested race for the position in November will take over now.

Commissioners also decided to cover Dr. Stuart Yoffee in the case John Robertson filed against the county earlier this month. Yoffee will be covered by the Allison Bass Law firm with the retainer deal, the county will have to cover out of pocket the fees to cover Mr. Yoffee. 

Fri
27
Apr

CISD names Teachers of the Year

Four outstanding educators were surprised on Tuesday morning by being named Teachers of the Year for Cameron ISD.

CISD administrators and family members of the teachers surprised each one in their classrooms throughout the morning.

Ben Milam first grade teacher Lindy Wagner was honored as Teacher of the Year for her campus. Wagner is completing her second year at Cameron ISD.  She has been teaching for 18 years.

Cameron Elementary fourth grade teacher Angela McAnulty was honored as Teacher of the Year for her campus.

McAnulty is completing her fourth year at Cameron ISD. She has been teaching for 14 years.

Cameron Junior High sixth grade teacher Amy Morgan was honored as Teacher of the Year for her campus. Morgan is completing her 27th year at Cameron ISD.  She has been teaching for 34 years.

Wed
25
Apr

County to test active shooter scenario tomorrow

Milam County residents may hear a few extra sirens and flashing lights tomorrow, April 26, as the county takes part in an active shooter scenario at Ledbetter Park tomorrow.

According to County Emergency Management Coordinator Susan Reinders area hospitals are needing to test several of their capabilities as well as procedures in emergency management.  

She said a CodeRED alert message was sent out Wednesdy morning advising the community of this event and that additional sirens and flashing lights would be in action tomorrow morning as the first responders would be testing equipment, response and resources during the morning exercise.

Thu
19
Apr

Workforce program puts CTE programs in spotlight

Business leaders and school personnel got together to build school to industry pathways on April 6 in Rockdale during a workforce preparation program aimed at giving businesses the chance to see what area school district’s offer through their Career and Technical Education or CTE programs.

The program, put on by the Rockdale Municipal Development District and Cameron Industrial Foundation with the Milam County Economic Development Partnership, offered area business owners the chance to hear about the CTE programs in Cameron, Rockdale, Milano and Thorndale ISDs.

“We are hoping to start a process of change here in Milam County,” Dr. John Weed with the Milam County Economic Development Partnership said. “We wanted to tell you that. Some time this year there will be an announcement about new industry coming to the county.”

Weed said that just because industry comes, business and people might not come.

Thu
19
Apr

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Area mayors and county officials along with Child Protective Services proclaimed April Child Abuse Awareness Month with proclamations. Pictured from left are District Judge John Youngblood, Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle, Sonia Vega-Perez with CPS, County Judge David Barkemeyer, Buckholts Mayor Terrie Eaton, Jeanie Weed with CPS and District Attorney Bill Torrey.

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. 

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