JUDGE: Milam County news and updates
Burn Ban Still Off
Recently we lifted the burn ban in Milam County and therefore outdoor burning is currently permitted. However, remember it is still dangerous and before burning contact your local police and let them know the time and location of the burn, so our fine volunteer firemen don’t make an unnecessary call.
We are hoping to get Bea’s kitchen open by mid-October 2022. The plan is to install a new vent hood the latter part of September and then open as soon as possible thereafter.
Rene Mueck will again run Bea’s Kitchen as she has done for many years. Rene does an outstanding job. In fact, she has already opened the kitchen for a couple of Bingo sessions. We are thankful to have the assistance of Hill County Community Action and the Central Texas Council of Government to help pay for the food and some of the equipment costs associated with the operation.
Home Delivered Meals
If you are a homebound senior or disabled and would like to receive free homebound meals, please let us know. You can contact the County Judge’s office or Carolyn Cooper at (512) 446-2666.
Moot Court Coming in
Our moot court competition is set for Nov. 1 and 2, 2022, at the Milam County Courthouse. This is open to any high school student in Milam County. Anyone interested should contact their local school administration to sign up or contact the County Judge’s office. This year’s hypothetical problem deals with free speech in public schools. There are a lot of interesting issues to present.
Tune into the County Judge radio show this Wednesday at 9:05 a.m. on KMIL and/or KRXT to hear from last year’s Moot Court winner and Attorney Craig Brown, who will again be a tutor for Cameron ISD.
Mental Health Symposium
We are planning our first ever Milam County Mental Health Symposium on Nov. 10, 2022. The event will be held at the Yards of Cameron, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by noon.
The purpose is to draw attention to the mental health issues we face in Milam County and what can be done to assist. Currently we have great assistance from Central County Services, which runs clinics in Cameron and Rockdale (One Stop). Central County and Scott & White will help coordinate the upcoming symposium. If you have any interest in attending, please let us know and we will gladly send an invitation.
Booster Shots Coming
The Milam County Health Department will begin administering the latest COVID-19 booster shot very soon. The updated boosters are bivalent vaccines, meaning they target both the most recent Omicron subvariants, known as BA.4 and BA.5, as well as the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older. The vaccine has been ordered and as soon as it arrives, we will begin offering the booster.