Today`s Local News 2021-04-17
Saturday, April 17, 2021
VACCINE CLINICS CONTINUE
(CAMERON) A 3rd vaccination clinic in Milam County.
Judge Young announced that the Health Department is now accepting vaccine requests for homebound residents. If you know someone that is homebound and is unable to get a shot, you can call for them or have them call to get on the homebound list. In the opening phase of this endeavor, some 30 homebound residents in Rockdale were vaccinated Monday. To get on this list, call 254-697-7000. Shots are now also being offered at schools. If your child is 16 or older, they can be vaccinated with the Pfizer version. Contact your school administration for consent forms and dates.
For the rest of the county, the waiting list to get vaccinated is nearly depleted. That means there are almost no delays in getting the vaccine here. Anyone over 18 is eligible. You can sign up to get a shot by calling 254-697-7000. Once placed on the list, you will be called for an appointment and they will call you from the same number so make sure you answer the phone. Vaccine consent forms are available at milamcounty.net. Once contacted for a vaccine, you are encouraged to fill out those forms and bring them with you to speed up the process.
MILAM CO WOMAN ADVANCES TO MISS TX PAGEANT
(MILANO) A Milam County graduate will compete later this year at the annual Miss Texas pageant.
Born and raised in Milano, 27-year-old Brittany Barnett placed in the top 15 of the Miss Houston pageant earlier this month and took home the People`s Choice Award. Based on her placing and as a fan favorite, Barnett will advance to the Miss Texas Pageant on September 3rd and 4th in Houston. Barnett graduated from Milano High School and Texas A&M University. She is currently teaching at Waller Junior High and her parents both work at Waller ISD. Anyone that would like to sponsor Brittany can contact Shannon Kornegay at 830-928-8486. Sponsors will be mentioned in the Pageant Program.
CAMERON CITY COUNCIL
(CAMERON) Cameron City Council has a regular meeting Monday.
During their meeting, the Council will consider a request from Cameron Police Department to host a crawfish boil. In other business, the City will look to make appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission and will hear a 2nd reading of an ordinance amending fees and charges for special use permits, rentals, and other filings. A resolution finding that an Oncor Electric application to amend distribution cost recovery and increase distribution rates will be discussed. Monday`s meeting begins at 5:30PM in Cameron City Hall.
MILAM ROAD WORK
(CAMERON) Drivers are being urged to avoid a road near the Cameron ballparks.
Milam County Precinct 2 announced that crews will be working on CR240 near the baseball fields for the next several days. Work will take place from the Cameron city limits to the fields. Drivers are urged to find alternate routes. The road will not be closed, but by finding other routes, work can move along faster and end sooner. Again, avoid the area if possible.
Milam County Commissioner Henry Hubnik announced that beginning Monday, CR101 will have heavy truck traffic hauling base material. Drivers are urged to avoid driving through the area if at all possible. This work should last for a couple of weeks.
CORONOAVIRUS UPDATE 4-17
(TEXAS) Here are the latest updates on the ongoing pandemic sweeping the globe:
1402 total PCR no change
8 active PCR cases down 1
0 open PCR cases
1082 antigen cases- no change
2 active antigen cases down3
0 open antigen cases
Total active cases in Milam County 10 down 1
3 hospitalized no change
Total hospitalized since the pandemic began -196 no change
1 on a ventilator no change
46 fatalities- no change
501 individuals were vaccinated in Rockdale today: 50 first round and 541 second round Moderna shots. This brings the total shots given by Milam County to 7,838. Pretty good! More to come next week.
FREE LTC COURSES
(CAMERON) Cameron Police are set to offer FREE courses for a license to carry firearms.
Cameron Police and Chief Lonnie Gosch will offer free License to Carry firearms courses to Cameron residents at 8AM TODAY at Cameron Police Department. Classroom work will run until 12:30PM, followed by a weapon proficiency test. Space is extremely limited due to COVID-19. Masks will be required and temperature checks will be performed. If you are interested in this course, you must stop by Cameron Police Department and sign up. An alternate list will also be kept in case anyone backs out or cannot attend. An informational sheet and requirements will be given to you upon signing up.
CAMERON CHAMBER RAFFLE
(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is raffling off a week`s worth of dinners for two.
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will host a Dinner for Two for a Week raffle on April 30th. Tickets are $15 each. The grand prize is dinner for 2 to all 7 participating restaurants, plus wine from En Gedi Vineyards. Participating locations include 44 Farms, Central Avenue Bistro, Bob`s Steakhouse, Hot Corner, Hecho en Texas, Juanes, and Circle S BBQ. Tickets are available at KMIL, the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, or through any Chamber Board Member.
MILAM CRIME STOPPERS RAFFLE
(CAMERON) Milam County Crime Stoppers will host a raffle drawing this month.
The raffle drawing will be heard live on KMIL during the Breakfast Club on April 30th. Eight total prizes will be given away, including: a fishing trip for 2, tailgate parties, carpet cleaning, gift cards and more. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Contact Milam County Crime Stoppers for tickets.
MCT PRODUCTION CONTINUES
(CAMERON) A children`s production from Milam Community Theater continues with encore performances.
Milam Community Theater will present their Children`s production of Aladdin Junior again this weekend. Curtain will rise today at 3PM, and on Sunday for a matinee. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at MilamCommunityTheater.com. Kids under 3 are free. Seating will be limited. Doors open 1 hour before each performance.
LADY YOE TRACK
(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe track team once again dominated in competition at the area meet this week.
The Ladies took home the overall team championship and will be sending multiple athletes to the regional meet next week. The 4x100 relay squad with Brittani Drake, Brandi Drake, Lauren Harris, and Yierra Flemings ended the day as the area champions and will advance. The 4x200 relay with Seally Smith, Camryn Ward, Harris, and Ja`Kerra Holt finished in 4th and qualified for regionals. Brandi Drake took home gold medals in the 100m and 200m dashes. Yierra Flemings also had a huge day, grabbing gold in the 100m hurdles, the 400m dash, long jump, and triple jump. Logan Pevehouse outran the field to win 1st in the 3200 and 1600 and Amelia Wimmer took bronze in the shot put. Ja`Kerra Holt added to her day with a 1st place finish in pole vault and a 2nd place finish in high jump.
YOE BASEBALL/LADY YOE SOFTBALL
(CAMERON) Both Yoe and Lady Yoe ball games where unfortunatly cancelled due to rain this Friday, and for today.
Yoe baseballs game against Lexington is rescheduled for Monday at 7pm
Lady Yoe girls game rescheduled for Monday at 5pm in Lexington.
(CAMERON) Cameron Yoemen Jordan Wells & Seth Perez both get to return to wrestle again today.
Wells went 2-1 and Perez was seeded and won his opener.
(CAMERON) 3 EMS calls and 1 arrest.
--Briaunna Foster, 17 of Cameron, arrested for possession of Marijuana.
(ROCKDALE) 2 EMS calls and 1 arrest.
--White male, 20 of Rockdale, arrested for burglary of habitation. Name not released at this time
(CAMERON) Milam County Sheriff`s Office had 1 arrest:
--Amanda Lee Fisher, 43 of Rockdale, arrested for assault of a family member.
There are currently 139 inmates in the county jail, including 57 housed for Coryell County.