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Tue
21
Apr

Well problems may not delay project

 The City of Yorktown and Layne Christensen Company have hit a bump in the road in the completion of the town’s new water well. On Wednesday, April 1, a large amount of sand was discovered while completing the aquifer test.

The goal and anticipation from the city was to have the well finished by March 19. Following completion, a new pump would be installed and the entire development of the well was to be wrapped up by April 5.

Only days prior to scheduled completion sand was found in the water while conducting tests.

Layne Christensen worker Jeff Pennell noted how he was beginning to load equipment when initial tests were showing good, clean water.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

Tue
21
Apr

Order favors fewer fowl

The common theme at the Yorktown city council meeting held on April 13 was safety of the community and “foul play.”

Since officer Joshua Serbin’s induction as code enforcement officer in July 2014, he has been hard at work insuring that safety of the community is priority. That safety includes identifying certain health and housing standards, promote the public health, safety, and general welfare within the city through the regulation of substandard buildings.

Serbin said, “There were 26 open cases when I took over as code enforcement officer. Twelve cases had been open nine months or less and the others had been open 12 plus months. I have been able to close nine of the 26 cases.”

Tue
21
Apr

YHS sending 10 to UIL region

The UIL District 30-AA Academic Meet was held at Three Rivers High School on March 28. Students from Yorktown High School competed successfully in a variety of events. 

The spelling and vocabulary team came out on top with Paige Milson winning the gold medal and Courtney Ludwick winning the silver. Completing the first place spelling team is Lesly Peralta. 

In the current issues and events contest, Claire Robinson placed first and Kaylee Dueser placed second. Their team, which includes Annie Ochoa and Jayden Webb, received first place honors.

Courtney Ludwick was the first place medalist in ready writing with Stephen Wagner placing fourth and Wyatt Koricanek placing fifth.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.

 

Tue
21
Apr

Gala benefits Learning Garden

Excitement and fun filled the air at The Learning Garden’s first Blessings in Full Bloom Gala.

Over 100 people, including individuals and business sponsors, packed Gruenau Hall outside of Yorktown. The night began with a social hour before dinner, an auction and raffle, and a dance to conclude the evening. The gala was to support the childcare center located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, which has around 56 children in the program. Many prizes were auctioned off and won throughout the evening, as The Learning Garden raised a lot of money, thanks to support from the community.

Major goals of the fundraiser included: improving learning methods, adding educational games and books to help the teachers and children, and licensing.

 

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

Fri
17
Apr

Flooding, road closures possible as heavy rains move through district

 

Thu
16
Apr

"A Walk for DS" scheduled May 23

 

The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas will host “A Walk for DS” on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Cuero Municipal Park, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive.
 
Registration fee is $15. Participants who register before Thursday, April 30, receive a T-shirt. Deadline to register is Friday, May 22. To register, call 210-349-4372 or mail Down Syndrome Association of South Texas, 2800 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78230.
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Hunt Elementary groundbreaking scheduled Thursday

 

On Thursday, April 16, at 5:15 pm, school district officials and the citizens will celebrate the beginning of construction for the new Hunt Elementary School at a groundbreaking ceremony.
 
Superintendent Jim Haley will welcome visitors and recognize special guests. Board of Trustees president Johnny Blackwell will offer remarks from the board and thank citizens for supporting Cuero students by investing in facility improvements. 
 
Cuero ISD voters passed the bond to improve and expand the campus in a November 2013 election.
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Graffiti at park charges filed

The burglary at the Yorktown High School tied with two other crimes in Yorktown has been concluded after some of the members that were involved surrendered to officers.

On March 28 one of the storage units behind the bleachers of Yorktown High School was burglarized. Someone kicked the door open and stole cans of black spray paint. The next day, employees from the water well drilling site discovered graffiti at the city park and contacted the Yorktown Police Department.

Lt. Vicente Flores of Yorktown Police Department did the investigation. He said, “We found cans of spray paint on location. It was the same paint that was stolen from the storage unit at the high school. It is a paint only used by the school to paint the field.”

On March 30, another citizen contacted Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos to report graffiti under the bridge near the park.

 

Tue
14
Apr

Road safety leads talk at county meeting

 

Tue
14
Apr

12 to be recognized at Relay for Life event

 

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