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Tue
09
Jul

Light rains stall county burn ban

 

   A couple of short rains over the weekend was enough to postpone a burn ban in DeWitt County for the meantime.
In their meeting Monday morning, county commissioners reviewed the drought index and noted the area continues to qualify for a burn ban, however small, recent rains were enough to postpone the ban.
   Although four members of the court agreed to postpone a ban and considered it at the next meeting, Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach disagreed and voted against the motion. 
   He said there were parts of the county that did not get rain and a recent brush fire had threatened a rural residence.
 
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Tue
09
Jul

Fuqua plans Daule meeting Thursday

 

   The Cuero city council met for the first time in the new council chambers on 212 E. Main St. June 25. Council members Brad Hedrick and John Fuqua were out of town and did not attend the meeting, but there was a quorum.
   The agenda included several reports, including a Turkeyfest report from representative Kristie Tieken; an electric department transmission line construction report from electric superintendent Cliff Bothe; and a wastewater department construction report from water/wastewater superintendent Wayne Berger. 
   It was noted at the meeting that District 1 council  member John Fuqua is planning a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Daule park clubhouse. The meeting will address street work, a street sign program, fire hydrant flushing, overgrown lots, dilapidated structures and citizen concerns.
 
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Wed
03
Jul

Metting, Hahn farms toured June 25

Approximately 130 people attended the DeWitt County Row Crop Tour on June 25. During the tour, the first stop was the Tracy Metting farm to view and discuss the cotton variety test plot. The tour then proceeded to the Fred and Chad Hahn farm to view and discuss the corn hybrid test plot. Shown are attendees at the Metting farm.

Wed
03
Jul

Yorktown ISD names YHS principal, athletic director

 

Wed
03
Jul

New trustees attend leadership training

 

The newly elected board of trustees attended the Texas Association of School Boards’ Summer Leadership Institute June 6-8 in San Antonio. Approximately 1,800 new and veteran education leaders received in-depth training on critical issues facing local districts and discussed best practices for effective board governance and cost-efficient programs. Attendees from the left were Patty Harbers, Barry Watson and Nelda Sertuche.
Wed
03
Jul

News-View first in TPA advertising

 

   Yorktown News-View took a first place in advertising at the 2013 Texas Better Newspaper Contest held recently in Houston. The contest drew entries from 148 newspapers and the News-View advertising entries were judged against Texas weekly newspapers in its division.
   About the News-View entries, the judges (from Arkansas Press Association) said, “Gets the information across. Clean, easy to read. Comfortable use of white space. Thank you for limiting the font types you used. Readable and attention grabbing.”
Wed
03
Jul

Cuero sales tax rebate drops to 1.22% growth from previous year

 

Wed
03
Jul

City of Cuero offering paddle boat rental

 

   Those looking for something to do this summer can stop by the city park for a new activity. The City of Cuero recently purchased paddle boats for use on the Cuero lake.
   “We’re trying to bring people to our park,” said David Danish, parks superintendent. “Not too many cities have paddle boats, so I think it’s intriguing to people and hopefully they come enjoy the park and see more of it.”
   Danish said the interest in the paddle boats has slowly piqued.
   “More rentals are being made during the weekends. Last weekend it was rented six different times, which is good because the most it had been rented was three different times. So I think it’s doing better and better.”
 
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Wed
03
Jul

Record awarded at Better Newspaper Contest

 

   The Cuero Record earned several awards at the Texas Press Association’s annual Texas Better Newspaper Contest held recently in Houston.
   With 148 newspapers submitting 1,505 entries, The Cuero Record received five awards and took a third place in overall sweepstakes in its division.
   Receiving a first place plaque for sports coverage, the judges said The Record presented, “Creative layouts, emotional photos, engaging reporting.”
   A second place certificate was received for feature writing. The judges said of The Record, “Well-structured human-interest stories. Both really engage the reader.”
 
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Wed
03
Jul

STAAR test results presented to board

 

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