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Wed
04
Mar

Fundraiser in memory of Pat Dolan scheduled March 14 at city park

 

A Relay for Life fundraiser in memory of Pat Dolan, who passed away from leukemia in November, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Cuero Municipal Park pavilion. Relay for Life teams will participate with booths. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
 
Fundraisers include an antique auto show, bike show, bake sale, silent auction, events for children, and sale of the Relay for Life Lumaries for loved ones.
 
A Zumba-thon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is a $20 donation. The Crossroads Country Cloggers will entertain at 1:30 p.m.
 
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Wed
04
Mar

County dedicates 2nd courthouse marker at Monday ceremony

 

There was more to celebrate Monday than Texas Independence Day.
 
While most Texans were flying the Texas flag in honor of the state’s 179th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Mexico, DeWitt County residents gathered at the courthouse for their own celebration.
 
A Texas Historical Commission marker for DeWitt County Courthouse was dedicated, for the second time.
 
A ceremony held inside the courthouse saw DeWitt County Historical Commission recognize many of the original settlers in this county and their descendants represented in the audience.
 
The historical marker recognizes DeWitt County was organized in 1846. However, patriots were settling in colonies that became this county as early as 1827.
 
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Wed
04
Mar

Ally Lott chosen for summer Australia trip

 

Wed
04
Mar

CDC to host UHV's Morgan on Friday

 

The Cuero Development Corporation March Community Leaders’ Meeting will be held at Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 6.
 
Speaker will be Dr. R. Vic Morgan, interim president of the University of Houston-Victoria.
 
 
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Wed
04
Mar

City plans sales tax vote in May for street work

The offices of mayor, three council positions and Proposition 1 (the adoption of local sales tax use in Yorktown) was approved for ballot in the general election to be held on May 9 during the regular city council meeting held on Feb. 23.

Last year Yorktown voters voted in favor of the proposition to allow the reauthorization of local sales and use tax in Yorktown at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The proposition, last year, passed with 115 votes in favor and 15 against.

Yorktown city manager Robert Mendez said, “The proposition was never put into effect. The state comptroller was in disagreement in the process. Our attorney said we did everything right. We are following the procedures to meet the criteria set by the state comptroller.”

Tue
03
Mar

Portable public, police protection

With the new implementation of body cameras in the DeWitt County, for Yorktown it is nearly old hat.

Yorktown officer Joshua Serbin said, “We did not say anything but we were the first agency in DeWitt County to wear the body cameras. We have been wearing these since Dec. 29, 2014.”

The department was not looking to be the first in the county to have the body cameras. It was mainly to keep the city protected.

Lt. Vicente Flores said, “Chief Paul Campos started to look outside the mocks. He saw that other communities were having problems with the officers and community regarding the issues of officer’s behavior. After he did all the research he said, ‘It is a liability for the city not to have cameras.’ There are a lot of malicious complaints but not here, not in this community. Not yet.”

Lt. Flores has been in the police force since 1986. One of the major changes he has seen in his career was the word of an officer.
 

Tue
03
Mar

Police chief examines Cuero's livability score

 

Tue
03
Mar

Contested race develops in school board election

 

City and school elections will be held locally on May 9. Friday, Feb. 27, was the final day to file the following elections.
 
Cuero ISD trustees
 
Three places on the Cuero School District board of trustees will face election on May 9. They include District 5 representative and two at-large representatives.
 
Currently holding those positions are Linda Nemec, District 5; Johnny Blackwell, At-Large; and Shelley Pena, At-Large.
Two people have filed in this election. Bill Hamilton has filed for District 5 and Mary Sheppard, incumbent Shelley Pena, Donnie Garrison, Angie Cuellar and Marcellus Wesley have filed as  At-Large candidates.
 
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Tue
03
Mar

Czech research is topic of March 9 meeting

 

The Victoria County Genealogical Society met on Feb. 9 with president Doris Obsta calling the meeting to order. The minutes from the last meeting was read with several corrections made before being approved. The treasurer's report was given and approved. A report on the audit which was done had some recommendations for the treasure to follow in the future. Budgets for the year were discussed with no action taken at this time but will further discuss at the next meeting. Membership dues need to be paid as soon as possible.
 
The next meeting will at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St. in Victoria. The program for March will be “Czech Research” by Milicent Bryarly.
Tue
03
Mar

Over $46M in Prop 1 funds approved for Yoakum District

 

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