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Fri
07
Dec

We Love Books

Ben Milam Elementary students had a chance to meet their favorite book characters and get free books during the annual Book-a-Palooza event on Nov. 29. 

Thu
06
Dec

Little River Healthcare closes

Little River Healthcare will close its facilities in Milam County on Dec. 7.

Employees of Little River Healthcare received a communication on Friday, Nov. 30, stating that services would be discontinued because the deadline of Friday, Nov. 30, passed without a strategic partner to help facilitate a smooth transition in ownership.

LRHC had essentially been on life support since early November when it was rumored that they were changing their bankruptcy status from Chapter 11 (reorganize) to Chapter 7 (liquidate).

The hospital board had been involved in efforts to find a strategic partner to keep the facilities open but the letter stated one had not been found by the afternoon of Nov. 30, triggering the closings.

Thu
29
Nov

City working on water leak at Jackson and 9th

The City of Cameron Water Department is currently working on the water leak at North Jackson and East 9th Street.

The city said at this time the road is completely blocked and will be until later tonight, which will only be opened to one lane of traffic. Customers in this area may experience low water volume during this repair. 

Also Lamar Avenue between East 6th and East 7th Street will be completely closed for a sewer line repair.

At this time there are barracaides up at 16th and Hoover for a sewer line repair also. The city hopes to have that complete by the end of next week.

Repairs in the area of West 8th and Nolan are completed, but the road is still rough. The city said it should be re-paved within the next week or so.

Thu
29
Nov

Brown Santa collecting toys

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office has kicked off its 9th Annual Brown Santa Program and they are collecting toys for the annual charity until Dec. 17. You can drop off donations of new, unwrapped toys at the MCSO at 512 North Jefferson in Cameron. Applications for residents who would like to take advantage of the Brown Santa program are available until Dec. 12 at the MCSO. Pickup and delivery will be on Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Brown Santa account has been set up for monetary donations at Classic Bank. You can also mail in monetary donations to: Attention: Brown Santa/Wynema Adams, 512 North Jefferson Suite A, Cameron, TX 76520.

Thu
29
Nov

Cameron ISD to release early for Yoe football game

Cameron ISD will release students this Friday, Nov. 30, at 2:30 p.m. All buses will run their routes an hour earlier than normal. If your student is a car rider, please pick them up at 2:30 p.m.

Superintendent Alan Sapp said, CISD is releasing students and staff early to allow enough time to attend the Yoemen football game in Shenandoah Friday night.

The Yoemen will take on East Chambers in the regional quarterfinals. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Booster Club will be sponsoring a fan bus to the game this Friday. Cost is $25 per seat. You can sign up at the Yoe High School Kiosk during regular school hours. You can also purchase your presale tickets for the game at the YHS Kiosk.

Tue
27
Nov

Tree of Angels planned for Dec. 10

The Milam County & District Attorney’s Office will sponsor the 20th Annual Tree of Angels ceremony Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., at the Milam County Museum located at 112 West First Street, downtown Cameron.  

The Tree of Angels program is celebrated each year across Texas and enables survivors of violent crime and victims’ families to place an angel ornament on a special Christmas tree in support of or in memory of their loved one.  This tradition was started in 1991 in hopes that the blessings of the holiday season would comfort the victims and their families during this difficult time.

Members of the armed services will also be remembered and honored. All military families are invited to attend and place an angel on the tree in honor of or in remembrance of their loved one.

Tue
27
Nov

Cameron Christmas Parade will have a Texan twist

Cameron’s holiday tradition will have a Texan flair this year.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade is set for Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Cameron. This year’s theme is “Merry Texas Christmas Ya’ll.”

Activities downtown will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a great line-up of arts and crafts vendors, jewelry, jams and jellies, vegetables and more, along with food and snacks provided by area organizations. The Yoe  FFA will have hot coco and s’mores.

Downtown merchants The Bling Box and The Mini Pearl, along with others, will be open before and after the parade with some Christmas specials and treats. There is still room for arts and crafts, food and other vendors to participate in our Christmas Parade downtown activities. You can call the Chamber office at (254) 697-4979 for more information.

Wed
21
Nov

Band names Beau and Sweetheart

The Yoe High Band named its Band Beau and Band Sweetheart during pre-game activities Friday night. Seniors Nikolas Keratsopoulos and Ny’ely Yglecias received these honors.

Wed
21
Nov

Commissioners approve updates to Bitmain tax abatement agreement

Milam County Commissioners approved updates to a tax abatement agreement with Bitmain Technologies during at meeting Nov. 13.

Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer said the company requested changes be considered in the wording of the agreement. 

“We had a workshop session on this and did the revisions to the original proposal,” Barkemeyer said. “What we decided in our workshop was that we were going to approve this revised agreement in court today and present this to Bitmain as approved by the commissioners. This is our tax abatement agreement to them. We are not negotiating with them on this. They came to us and asked for a tax abatement and we are presenting it to them.”

Mon
12
Nov

Flame Royalty Named

Yoe High held its annual Flame Pep Rally on Nov. 7. Flame King and Queen for 2018 were Junior Tiffany Bolivar and Senior Anthony Layne. Other nominees were freshmen Jesse Martinez and Brandi Drake; sophomores Randy Flores and Halle Berry; junior Billy Collier; and senior Emily Graham.

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