Columns/Opinions

Tue
09
Jun

Yorktown Chamber thanks sponsors

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we would like to thank the following sponsor’s for their contribution to the 3rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament.   Without your support, this year’s tournament wouldn’t have been the success it was.

Tue
02
Jun

CHS thanks community for 'Shattered Dreams' support

 

Tue
02
Jun

Lynn reflects and sends his best wishes

I review with satisfaction our accomplishments. Yorktown High School’s state accountability report for the 2014-2015 school year will not be out until the fall semester. I can anticipate for you the high school will receive distinction designations for our passing rates in four STAAR end-of-course tested subjects: U.S. History, taught by Shirley Moczygemba, 100%; Biology, taught by Dustin Nessel, 95%; Algebra 1, taught by Barbara Bryand, 87%; and English 1, taught by Lara Robinson, 86%. In addition, English 2, taught by Lara Robinson, had 81% passing.

The ACT was administered this fall to all thirty one juniors. Previously, students had to travel to Victoria College or Coastal Bend College in Beeville to take the ACT. It took some doing but we received approval to administer the test at the high school.

Wed
27
May

All-American York Fest July 4

Yorktown Western Days Association will be hosting the All-American York Fest on Saturday, July 4. There will be a Men’s and Women’s Horseshoe tournament, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Children’s Activities and More. Del Papa Distributing, Inc. is a partnering sponsor of this Yorktown Community event.

Patriot Oilfield Services is sponsoring The Captain Legendary Band out of Houston who will perform a Live Street Dance in the evening.

Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to dress up in their red, white and blue and be part of the Patriotic Kiddie Parade. They are encouraged to decorate their rides such as bikes, trikes, scooters and wagons and display their patriotic spirit as our kick-off to the day’s event. Each participant will receive a participation package with 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes awarded with a best over-all.

Wed
27
May

Wolf supports TPA bills

DeWitt County Farm Bureau president Wanye Wolf encourages DeWitt County farmers and ranchers to support legislation that expands international trade for farmers and ranchers.

Wolf said the Trade Promotion Authority bills would greatly benefit Texas farmers and ranchers. TPA streamlines negotiations and strengthens the United States’ position at the bargaining table. It is central to completing key trade negotiations already under way, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“U.S. agriculture will not grow unless our farmers and ranchers can compete in the international marketplace,” Wolf said. “We lose potential markers if we cannot negotiate and ratify trade agreements through TPA.”

The U.S. is the world’s leader in agricultural exports, coming off a record year of $152 billion in exports last year.
“TPA will keep that trend moving forward,” Wolf said.

Tue
26
May

"Whose mistake are we paying for?"

 

Tue
26
May

Mother thankful for town's support

 

Dear Editor,
 
On behalf of my son Nick Castaneda, I would like to thank everyone for showing us your love and support while he has been sick. Thank you all for showing our family how truly blessed we are to have ya’ll.
 
We had so many volunteers and contributions to Nick’s benefit May 17 that words can’t begin to describe how we feel.
 
Thank you and God bless.
 
Stephanie Castaneda
 
Arneckeville
Tue
19
May

Thanks for bank's help

Dear Editor,

I would like to apologize for leaving Citizens Bank of Yorktown from the "Thank You" letter to the editor for those assisting with our Shattered Dreams program presented to the Yorktown High School Students in March. Citizens is a big supporter of Yorktown Western Days and the Yorktown Chamber efforts. I apologize for any inconvenience.

The Shattered Dreams program would not be possible without the assistance from dozens of volunteers and many organizations. We wish to recognize those that took their time to make this event a success and I regret any unintentional omissions.

Sincerely,
Tammy Bitterly, Executive Director
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

 

Tue
12
May

Mayor expresses appreciation

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Yorktown for exercising their right to vote. I appreciate your confidence and I am honored to serve as your mayor once again.

I look forward to working with everyone to continue progressing forward.

Please feel free to call me if I can assist you or if you have questions or concerns.

God bless each and everyone.

Rene Hernandez
Mayor, Yorktown

Tue
12
May

Market Days a success

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown Market Days was quite a success on Saturday, May 2. We were pleased with the Community Wide garage sale support, also. Having been blessed with such beautiful weather it was a great day for shopping and supporting these Yorktown Chamber activities.

We look forward to the next Shop the 4 Seasons Yorktown Market Days on August 1 at the Yorktown City Park.

Many thanks,
Tammy Bitterly, Executive Director
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

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