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Thu
30
May

Yorktown Memorial Day ceremonies held a VVA memorial

At the opening of the Memorial Day ceremony, held at the DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bill Robinson opens with a prayer. Sitting on his left is guest speaker, Retired U.S. Army Larry Castangeto, Pastor Martin L. Newmann, Bill Menn and Mayor Rene Hernandez.

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Tue
28
May

Pioneer donates to Yorktown Little League

Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources senior public affairs specialist, presented Yorktown city administrator Robert Mendez with a contribution for the city’s Little League program.

Tue
28
May

NSDAR names McKinney outstanding citizen

 

   Yorktown Bicentennial Chapter, NSDAR held their last meeting of the summer, May 16 at the Yorktown Public Library. Frank and Pam Eberly Gonzales of Smiley presented a special program about the Texas Camel Corps relating how camels came to be a part of Texas history. 
   This DAR chapter chooses an outstanding citizen for recognition each year.  This person is one who actively cares about his/her community and strives to improve local conditions or promotes those features which make the area special. The criteria are not rigid, because the love of one's home place can take many forms.  
   This year's recipient is Bea Buzard McKinney, a well known member of the Yorktown community. She is an educator, an artist, a lover of history and she shares her enthusiasm with her considerable circle of friends.
 
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Thu
23
May

Warriors Weekend participants pass through town

Cuero residents gathered at Memorial Park on U.S. Highway 87 May 17 and 18 to observe Warriors Weekend participants passing through town on the way to a weekend of bay fishing, fellowship and food in Port O'Connor. A parade of veterans on motorcycles followed behind the four tour buses. Warriors Weekend in a non-profit organization in Victoria.

Thu
23
May

Nordheim Mayfeast pulls in crowds

 

   The Nordheim Shooting Club held their Nordheim Mayfeast on May 17-18. The main feature was their annual tractor pull through the Texas Truck Tractor Pull Association.
 
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Thu
23
May

Yorktown EDC launches strategic plan

 

The Yorktown Economic Development Corporation and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce welcomed Alejandra Bueno from the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism South Texas Region on May 16 during a luncheon at the Yorktown Historical Museum. The luncheon launched the Yorktown Strategic Planning Program. Shown from left, Alan Rasco, executive director, Yorktown Economic Development Corporation and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce; Bueno; Amy Lamprecht, president, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce; and Mark Weischwill, president, Yorktown Economic Development Corporation.
Thu
23
May

Castangeto speaking at Yorktown Memorial Day service

 

   The annual Memorial Day service will be conducted at the DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Yorktown beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Monday, May 27. This ceremony will be conducted by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veitnam Veterans of America 1029. 
   The guest speaker is Larry Castangeto Ret. U. S. Army, who has spoken at a previous ceremony. Limited seating will be available but lawn chairs are welcomed. The annual gun raffle drawing will be held following the ceremony. All the tickets for that drawing have been sold.
 
Tue
21
May

Cuero PD responds to three vehicle wreck on Esplanade

 

The Cuero Police Department responded to a call regarding a wreck on the 1500 block of North Esplanade at 4:30 p.m. May 20. A maroon 2003 Dodge truck driven by James Nettles, 20, of Livingston, was traveling southbound when the driver lost control and veered into northbound traffic. His vehicle struck a trailer being towed by a 2008 Ford truck driven by William Eggert, 52, of Yoakum. After striking the trailer, Nettle’s vehicle continued southbound in the northbound lane and collided head on with a 2004 Cadillac Escalade driven by Juan Torres Jr., 38, of Cuero. Cuero EMS transported Torres and Nettles to Cuero Community Hospital. Torres was treated and released, Nettle’s condition is not known.
Tue
21
May

DeWitt unemployment drops

 

   AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment expanded by 33,100 jobs in April. Texas added 326,100 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013. The state’s annual growth rate in April stood at 3.0 percent, and has been above 2.5 percent since the beginning of 2012. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 6.4 percent. It remains well below the nation’s April unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.
   In the Golden Crescent area, DeWitt County showed a .2 percent improvement from its unemployment rate the previous year. The county’s unemployment rate is 4.5 percent compared to 4.7 percent last year. These figures represent a labor force of 10,252 people with 9,786 employed and 466 unemployed.
 
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Tue
21
May

Yorktown city council considers lower truck weight limit

 

   Yorktown city council had their regularly scheduled meeting on May 13.
   The council approved the request of Roxanne Rios, shop owner of Trendy Treasures,  to sell exotic wines because they were within city ordinance perimeters to sell alcohol.
   The city is looking to change the vehicle weight limit within city limits from 35,000 pounds to 12,500 pounds. 
   The city has no ordinance for oversized loads. The city will be drafting an ordinance for police to escort oversized loads through town.
   An amendment has been made to the amusement tax ordinance.
   The city council meeting, originally scheduled for May 27 has been changed to May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday.
   Council meetings are the second and fourth Mondays held at the library at 7 p.m.

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