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Sat
31
Aug

Wharton edges Cuero 23-22 in opener

 

   Wharton vs. Cuero has become a unique contest in the last five years. A total of only eight points has separated the winners and losers in the last five games.
   This year’s match-up was no different.
   The Gobblers battled back from a 16-9 deficit going into the final half needing an extra point kick to tie the game with 30 seconds left in the game.
   That PAT try hit the goal post giving the Tigers a 23-22 win over the Gobblers in their first contest of the season.
For more on the game see The Cuero Record.
Wed
28
Aug

OLG Jamaica to feature youth train

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s 87th annual Jamaica will include a new attraction this year. A five-barrel John Deer locomotive will make its debut for the youth of the parish.
 
The late Raymond Navarro’s vision for the project led to its construction this year by his grandson, Russell Oritz. Navarro was an active parishioner who expressed his wish to construct a locomotive for the youth of the Jamaica to his grandson before his passing. As a tribute to Navarro’s memory, Ortiz decided to carry his grandfather’s vision and named the locomotive, “Popo Loco,” after his grandfather. 
 
This year’s OLG Jamaica will be held Sunday, Sept. 1.
Wed
28
Aug

Hopkins chosen for top award

 

Paula Hopkins was elected Professional of the Year in the area of religion/nursing by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry and Global Network for Executives and Professionals. 
 
Hopkins spent 27 years as a licensed vocational nurse, she is also a licensed wound specialist and has been a pastor for eight years. She serves as full time pastor at My Father’s House Church of Cuero. Hopkins also partners with local and international ministries, including the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Barefoot Sundays and the Jerusalem Prayer Team. She started Manifest Meal, a service that provides the elderly with meals. 
 
She is married to Ricky R. Hopkins and is the mother of three sons: Treven, Michael, and Jamar, who is deceased.
Wed
28
Aug

CAMAL designates senior hours, volunteers needed

 

Tue
27
Aug

YHS open house Sept. 4

 

Students will have already filled the halls and classrooms of the new high school building on Aug. 26.
 
Yorktown’s new high school principal David Lynn announced to the Victoria Advocate, “It’s a beautiful facility. We are blessed to have this beautiful school.”
 
Lynn was a former principle of the Career and Technology Institute and former assistant principle at Howell Middle School in Victoria.
 
Friday morning, Aug 23 at 9 a.m. the football team pitched in to haul books to the new library to fill the new empty shelves.
 
Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View
Tue
27
Aug

Chamber fundraiser raises $40,000

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce has wrapped up their annual fundraiser, the Texas Hold’em tournament and Wine Run, both events held together Aug. 24 at The Venue on Church Street.

 
Bob La Bonte, of Victoria, was this year’s first place winner. He said he has participated in the tournament the past three or four years. First place prize was bracelet donated by Torin Bales Fine Jewelry.
 
Kris Arnold of Missouri City, Texas took the second place prize of a belt buckle, donated by Fielding Hickey of Texas Rig Tracker. Arnold said he had participated in the event last year. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
27
Aug

Trustees hear campus updates, purchase houses

 

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
The Yorktown ISD trustees approved a plan at their Aug. 19 meeting to assist senior citizens in the event that an evacuation is needed.  
 
Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as one of the agenda items. In the event that an evacuation is necessary the board approved a plan with the use of Yorktown ISD buses.
 
Other agenda items included the status of Wade Zimmer of JSA Architects Phase 1 of the 2012 Bond Project and the progress on the 2012 Bond Project and Capital Project Phase II.
 
Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
27
Aug

Unemployment rate keeps dropping

 

The unemployment rate has improved in DeWitt County from a year ago according to the State Comptroller’s office.
 
At the end of July the unemployment rate here was at 5.2% compared to a year ago when it was 5.6%. Those figures represent a labor force of 10,591 people with 10,036 employed and 555 unemployed.
 
The Texas unemployment rate was 6.5 percent for July 2013 down from 6.9 percent in July 2012.
 
Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View
Tue
27
Aug

German Society met Aug. 8

 

The Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society met Aug. 8 at the Hochheim Prairie Schoolhouse. Thirty members and guests were in attendance. Before the buffet, Gladys Eckhardt offered the grace in English and in German. President Charles Soehnge led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and then welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. He read a thank you note from Braden Kropp for the financial gift to help in his college expenses. After the minutes were read and approved, the treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit. 
 
The first issue of business was where to celebrate Oktoberfest on Oct. 10. Joyce Manning made the suggestion of Sengelmann Hall. The motion was made and carried. Members will coordinate carpools for transportation and each member will pay for their own meal.
 
Read more in theis week's issue of Yorktown News-View
Tue
27
Aug

Yorktown area lodge contributes to first responders fund

 

A donation from Nordheim Hermann Sons Lodge No. 108 will be helping the West Volunteer Fire Department replace equipment lost when a fertilizer plant in West exploded in April.
 
Hermann Sons grand president/CEO Buddy Preuss and grand vice president-fraternal Kim Krueger presented donations totaling $12,286 to West Fire Chief George Nors.
 
Operating in Texas as a fraternal benefit life insurance society since 1861, Hermann Sons is organized into 137 lodges across the state of Texas. Nordheim Lodge was one of 79 lodges contributing to the effort. Donations also came from 16 individual donors and the Grand Lodge itself.
 
Read more on this week's issue of Yorktown News-View

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