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Tue
25
Aug

City cleaning up

Yorktown city council heard the deficiency report of eight properties, including the old Dollar General Store, that Yorktown police and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin gave on the night of Aug. 17, during a special called city meeting.

Yorktown resident Frank Burney spoke the week before with a complaint that the home on East Main Street needed tending. He said, “The house between us and Aunt Di’s restaurant is caving in. It is just a mess. It is bad for the restaurant too. It is a place that invites rodents.”

Officer Serbin gave a detailed report with photos of the structures showing many hazards including ceiling falling in, walls leaning, mold, excessive water damage, live electrical wiring dangling from mid-air to supply electricity to another structure, holes in the roof, holes on the floor substructure, etc.

None of the property owners attended the meeting.

Tue
25
Aug

Museum heralds research center

By Beverly Bruns
Yorktown Historical Museum

The Yorktown Historical Society has a research center. Docents of the Yorktown Historical Society have placed into binders information as manuscripts, documents and photographs related to the history of Yorktown.
The binders are titled such as Klegberg’s History of Yorktown, City Park, Businesses of Yorktown, Western Days Royalty etc.  The binders are indexed by surnames of individuals. Researchers can now come into the museum in search of a given name and find, rather quickly, if one of the binders has that name or possibly a picture of the individual. These binders are now housed in the front office of the museum so that researchers can browse.

If the researcher wants copies a docent is there to make copies for them. The Society encourages residents and visitors to stop in and see if an ancestor is recorded in one of the binders.

Tue
25
Aug

My New Teacher

The Yorktown Elementary School hallways were filled with students excited to meet their new school teachers during the ‘Meet the Teacher’ on Aug. 20. Kindergarten student Devon Campbell jumped up in excitement when he met his teacher Mrs. Sullivan. Parents were given instructions about registration and pick-up/drop-off procedures.

Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
25
Aug

Ribbon cutting at Alexander Park

Keep Cuero Beautiful and the Cuero Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Alexander Park on Monday, Aug. 17. KCB, Union Pacific and the City of Cuero had a playscape cover installed at the park, so kids can now play in the shade. Dr. Summer Laake was also at the event to talk about skin cancer awareness. Pictured from left is Dr. Laake with her daughter, KCB chairman Linda Henderson and KCB committee members, Judy Fischer and Sherry Henderson. Cuero youth football players also took part in the ribbon cutting.
 
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Tue
25
Aug

Burn ban in effect in DeWitt County

By Glenn Rea
Publisher
 
DeWitt County is now under a burn ban. It became effective today (Wednesday) and will continue for 90 days.
 
Commissioners court agreed to the burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county at their Monday meeting.
 
A drought and heat conditions report given by county judge Daryl Fowler indicated a majority of the county is in danger of brush fires.
 
All outdoor burning is prohibited except in screen-covered containers.
 
Fowler or the court can lift the burn ban as weather conditions improve.
 
At the recommendation of County Extension Agent Denise Goebel (Family and Consumer Sciences), the county will celebrate ‘Family Mealtime’ throughout the month of September.
 
Tue
25
Aug

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi grads

CORPUS CHRISTI – The following students from the area graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi during the 2015 Summer Commencement on Saturday, Aug. 8: Bachelor of Business Administration: Ruben Brady Cardenas of Cuero; Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Amber Kaye Jewel Wyble of Cuero; Bachelor of Arts: Brittney Rachelle Weise of Yorktown.

Tue
25
Aug

Cuero ISD Back to School Bash

Cuero ISD held their 3rd Annual Gobbler Back to School Bash on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Cuero City Park. The evening included games, food and fun for the whole family. Cuero High School cheerleaders are pictured with H-E-Buddy at the park pavilion.

The Cuero Record

Tue
25
Aug

Senator Kolkhorst to visit Yoakum on Sept. 2

Senator Lois Kolkhorst will speak to the Republican Women of Yoakum Area at the Yoakum Community Center, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 11:30 a.m. Senator Kolkhorst will speak on Legislative issues and then take questions. Women and men visitors are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served for free with donations accepted.
 
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Tue
25
Aug

Cuero Knights of Columbus holds gun raffle fundraiser on Aug. 10

The Cuero Knights of Columbus recently raffled off 10 guns for one of their annual fundraising events.  The drawing was held on Monday, Aug. 10. The gun raffle fundraising event is held to help build funds for the Cuero Knights of Columbus scholarship program and special projects for St. Michael’s Catholic Church and School. The Cuero Knights of Columbus want to thank all of the folks who purchased gun raffle tickets, as the fundraising event was a huge success. The Knights especially want to thank the gun raffle donors, as their financial sponsorship enabled the committee to purchase 9 of the 10 guns. The following individuals and businesses were gun sponsors: Bill Braden and Ken Klimitchek, David and Patsy Warzecha, Dustin Braden and Father David Berger, O&G Rocks, Dr. Sage and Mike Manning, Johnny and Laurie Pokluda, Crain & Sheppard Attorneys, Partners Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Dennis and Dawn Jemelka.

Tue
25
Aug

Pet Adoptions of Cuero volunteers

Do you love animals? Do you love meeting new people? Do you love feeling appreciated? Then Pet Adoptions of Cuero would love to have you join their volunteer team. Pet helpers are welcome to pitch in at this full time animal shelter any day of the week – located at 407 US Highway 183 South, just past McMahan Welding. If you love cats or dogs, just sign up for one or two morning or late afternoon sessions a week. Most sessions take only one or two hours. The shelter pets need to be fed, cleaned up after, socialized and exercised every day. It’s a stress free,  fun job that anyone can do – no experience needed and anyone from 16 to 96 is invited to experience Pet Adoptions of Cuero’s goal of giving  abandoned or orphaned pets a second chance. Call 361-243-8550 for more info.

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