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Thu
13
Feb

Timpone promoted

 

The Cuero Record is announcing the promotion of Sonya Timpone to the position of general manager along with her duties as advertising director.
Now in her fifth year with The Record, Mrs. Timpone started with the newspaper as an advertising representative.
According to publisher Glenn Rea, “Sonya has proven her abilities in all aspects of our operations in Cuero and Yorktown. She has also provided the leadership and understanding we need to expand with our on-line editions and specialty products.”
Along with her duties at the newspapers, Mrs. Timpone also serves as president of the Pilot Club of Cuero and as promotions chair on the board of the Cuero Main Street Project.
She is married to J. Timpone, the lieutenant with Cuero Police Department. Together they have five children.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Yorktown mayor speaks out on stroke

 

Thu
13
Feb

Bull escapes, injures one

Around 8 a.m. this morning a lone bull escaped its pasture and was on FM 236. Passersby attempted to corral the bull and one person was charged and injured. The bull was corralled but later escaped. The Sheriff’s Office, Cuero Police Department and contract cowboys worked together to confine the bull. At approximately 9:30 a.m. the bull was lead back to its pasture by its owner. 

Thu
13
Feb

Turkeyfest Association announces race team

Cuero Turkeyfest Association announces the 2014 Ruby Begonia Race Team. Shown from left, the team includes, captain Clint Clark, handler Bill Matthys, coach Kristie Tieken and handler Michael Ruschhaupt. Contributed photo.

Tue
11
Feb

Film crew looking locally

 

Yorktown may make the map with the movie industry in the very near future.
 
Francois Larosa, CEO of Starfield Productions brought a small cast and crew along with art director/filmmaker and co-producer Francisco Ruiz Velasco to the Yorktown Memorial Hospital. 
 
Larosa said, “We came to find an office setting and to set up blocking and camera angles at the Yorktown Memorial Hospital.”
 
Starfield Productions filmed a trailer for their new movie called The Graveyard Shift 2014. It is an adaption based on the Stephen King novel, Night Shift.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
11
Feb

Yorktown FFA Stock Show Friday, Saturday

 

The stage is all set for the 2014 Yorktown FFA Stock Show.  And according to Yorktown FFA Advisor Brad Metting, the students are excited.
 
This year’s show will be held Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 in the new Yorktown School Show Barn.  Judging will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the auction scheduled to kick-off on Saurday at 1 p.m.
 
Auctioneer Joe Adams will return to the microphone, doing what he does best -- bringing in top dollar for the students while keeping the audience in stitches.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
11
Feb

Nordheim asks county for resolution

 

About 20 residents of the Nordheim area met with DeWitt County Commissioners Court Monday morning asking for support to stop the construction of waste disposal facilities.
 
Speaking for the group was former county commissioner Gilbert Pargramm of Nordheim. He said Pyote Reclamation Systems has requested permits from Texas Railroad Commission to build oil and gas waste disposal and land treatment facilities near Nordheim.
 
Residents in that community have asked RRC to not grant the permits. They are now asking the county to issue a resolution for RRC to deny the permits.
 
Pargmann said one of the waste disposal facilities would be within a quarter-mile of Nordheim’s only water well. He said
they would also be located near Smith Creek.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
11
Feb

Primary early voting

 

Tue
11
Feb

Alan Umholtz contract extended through 2017

 

Yorktown Independent School District superintendent Alan Umholtz had his contract renewed at the regular Jan. 27 board of trustees meeting. His contract was extended three years through 2017. The vote was unanimous, 7-0. 
 
The board of trustees are discussing the possibility that the DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Coop use Yorktown ISD facilities for the southern part of the coop (Norhiem, Westoff, Meyersville...etc).
 
Umholtz said, “The students could attend our campus instead of driving to Yoakum next year and the Yoakum ISD/Co-op would still be in charge of the program (Life Skills Students).”
 
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Employee Survey is almost complete. According to Umholtz the board should have the results by the next board meeting.
Tue
11
Feb

Bryan Gonzales chosen as art finalist

Students from the DeWitt–Lavaca Special Education Co-Op participated in the local Houston Livestock Show School Art Contest, held in Victoria Jan. 11. Winning artwork received a blue, red or white ribbon. If a piece received a blue ribbon, it was judged a second time for an opportunity to enter the Houston Livestock Show School Art Contest in March. These pieces also received a black ribbon. Five finalists were chosen. Shown from left, Javaghan Mayberry of Yoakum ISD received a red ribbon; Bryan Gonzales of Yorktown ISD received a black ribbon; and Emmanuel Galvan of Yoakum ISD received a blue ribbon. Contributed photo.

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