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Tue
24
Feb

Historical Commission to celebrate Texas Independence Day on Monday

 

The DeWitt County Historical Commission will hold a ceremony in recognition of Texas Independence Day and dedicate the new historical marker for the DeWitt County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 2. 
 
The public is invited to attend the ceremony on the courthouse lawn.
 
Recognition of some of the individuals who received grants from Empresario Green DeWitt in what is presently known as DeWitt County will be given. The landowners of this county played an active part in seeking Texas Independence. The Texas History Honors Class will be attending the ceremony.
 
For more information contact Peggy Ledbetter at 361-277-3706.
 
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Tue
24
Feb

Friday is final day to file for election

City and school elections will be held locally on May 9. Friday, Feb. 27, is the final day to file the following elections.
 
Cuero ISD trustees
 
Three places on the Cuero School District board of trustees will face election on May 9. They include District 5 representative and two at-large representatives.
 
Currently holding those positions are Linda Nemec, District 5; Johnny Blackwell, At-Large; and Shelley Pena, At-Large.
Two people have filed in this election. Bill Hamilton has filed for District 5 and Mary Sheppard, incumbent Shelley Pena, and Donnie Garrison have filed as  At-Large candidates.
 
Candidates interested in seeking one of these position may file with CISD board secretary Kathy Stanfill at the CISD administration building at 405 Park Heights Drive. Filing applications are available through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue
24
Feb

Trustees discuss future projects, renew contracts

The Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees may embark on a new but familiar venture as they consider and discuss aspects of future construction projects with Singleton, Zimmer & Halliburton Architects.

The board held their regular meeting Feb. 16 in the Junior High School Library.

Wade Zimmer discussed three proposals ranging anywhere from $4.8 to $9.8 million. The proposals for consideration are from remodelling existing buildings, additions to existing buildings, or to build a new facility and demo the elementary building. One of the key considerations is an effort to reduce heavy traffic around the campus.

Board president Mark Weischwill said, “There is a lot to discuss and decide on. We need to be good stewards.”
 

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Tue
24
Feb

Over $152,000 raised at Yorktown FFA show

The predicted rains held off during Yorktown FFA Stock Show and Sale held this weekend that raised $152,766.25 overall. The auction was well attended and the show was well supported with generous buyers. Auctioneer Joe Adams kept the crowd entertained as he rattled off numbers to for the highest bidder. This year’s 76th Stock Show was dedicated to the memory of Joyce Eichhorn.

Yorktown High School Evan Krause won Grand Champion steer with Jessica Garcia taking Reserve Champion steer.

Krause’s 1,149-pound Grand Champion steer auctioned for $6,000 by Devon Energy. Add on buyers were JP Cattle Co., Russell Farrow (7YL Ranch), Citizens bank and Manna’s Pre-cast Concrete, INC.

Garcia’s Reserve Champion steer weighed in at 1,445 and was auctioned for $5,999 by LeRoy and Dolly Ruppert, R Double Bar Cattle, Carl Clyne, Laura Sanders and Melissa Alcarzar. Add on buyers were TrustTexas Bank, and Manna’s Pre-cast Concrete, INC.

Tue
24
Feb

Wildflowers vs weeds for county leaders

The title “Wildflower Capital of Texas” has taken on new significance again in DeWitt County.

Two key elements bringing the unique title back into prominence are 1) rain and 2) oil.

At Monday’s county commissioners meeting, several representatives of Keep Cuero Beautiful and DeWitt County Alliance were asking commissioners to spare the wildflowers from herbicide spraying along road right-of-ways.

After several years of drought, recent rains have given hope that the wildflowers will return to the county’s lanes and byways this spring.

However, some of the precincts have been spraying road right-of-ways in an effort to control Johnson grass and other weeds for safety purposes. Also major road repairs and truck traffic have taken a toll on many of the county roads that were previously best known for their wildflower abundance.

Tue
24
Feb

Filing deadline on local elections Friday

Four members of Yorktown City Council will face election on May 9th. Filing is underway now at city hall and will end on Friday, Feb. 27.

Facing election this year will be Mayor Rene Hernandez and Councilmembers Blaine Denbo, Shawna Lamprecht and Jerry Alvarez.

These positions are elected at-large. To date, Alvarez has filed for re-election.

Three positions on the Nordheim ISD board of trustees will face election on May 9. Filing is underway at the school administration office through Friday.
 

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Tue
24
Feb

Chamber to celebrate its 97th banquet

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will celebrate its 97th annual banquet Tuesday, March 3, at Yorktown Community Hall. The banquet will start at 6 p.m.

Along with a number of awards the guest speakers will be Carl Sneider and Morgan Jedlicka.

Carl Schneider, MAMFC, MACE, community relations/chaplain at the Hospice of South Texas, will speak at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce banquet on March 3.

Schneider is a local pastor and an Eagle Scout. He and his wife Angi have been married 23 years and have six children (four sons and two daughters) and one grandchild.
 

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Thu
19
Feb

Cuero celebrates its new H-E-B store with groundbreaking ceremony

 

City of Cuero officials, community leaders, neighbors and customers joined H-E-B leadership today with shovels and hard hats to officially celebrate the much-anticipated new Cuero H-E-B store, at 909 E. Broadway. The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by mayor Sara Post Meyer and H-E-B regional leadership. The event also include the unveiling of the new store design which is expected to open in late August. Read more in next week's edition of The Record.
 
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Wed
18
Feb

Motorists pause for Ashes to Go

Valdemar Galvan of San Antonio stops by in his vehicle to get ashes on Ash Wednesday by the Rev. Michael Mumme of the First United Methodist Church. Mumme, along with several other area spiritual leaders, participated in Ashes to Go, a nationwide initiative to bring ashes outside the church and into everyday places. In Cuero, Ashes to Go was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations on Esplanade. Read more in next week's edition of The Record.

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Tue
17
Feb

Main Street Program recognized by THC

 

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