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Tue
04
Nov

CDC gives $10,000 check to funeral home

 

Eric Draper, left, and Dawn Draper, center, owners of Freund Funeral Home, are seen receiving a check for $10,000 from Dennis Jemelka of the Cuero Development Corporation. The grant is from the CDC Business Retention and Expansion Program. The grant was used to complete interior renovations of the funeral home. Contributed photo
Tue
04
Nov

Ice skating rink to return to Christmas in Downtown

Cuero Main Street proudly announces that the Ice Skating Rink will return as the main event at this year’s Christmas in Downtown. The committee has once again contracted with Artificial Ice Events to have the artificial ice skating rink where kids of all ages can skate on the synthetic material but with actual ice skates. This year’s rink will once again be in the 100 block of East Main Street, but will be much larger thanks to Weaver-Jacobs Constructors, GVEC, HEB, Cuero Development Corporation and Board Members of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. 
 
Weaver & Jacobs is providing a new subfloor for the rink so the size can be wider and longer just like an actual skating rink and a new white vinyl fence strung with garland, lights and bows will surround the rink. 
 
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Tue
04
Nov

CCH honors service of Mike Wheat

Cuero Community Hospital honored the past service of Mike Wheat on the CCH Board of Directors by awarding his wife, Sue Wheat, with a bronze plaque in his memory. This plaque will be placed at CCH to honor his dedication and commitment to the community’s healthcare. Mike Wheat passed away April 2013 and was a member of the Cuero Hospital Board for 27 years, where he served as past president. Shown from left, CCH board chairman Richard Wheeler, Sue Wheat and CCH CEO Skip Gjolberg. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Tue
04
Nov

Garrett named tractor restoration champion

 

Tue
04
Nov

Wreck near Victoria claims Yorktown man

 

A Yorktown man died in a single-vehicle wreck on Nov. 1.
 
Marion Smith, 35, was traveling south on business U.S. Highway 59, four miles south of Victoria, when his vehicle crossed over the center lane, crossed the northbound lane, and struck a railroad crossing standard, said Department of Public Safety spokesman trooper Gerald Bryant.
 
The 2005 GMC Yukon Smith was driving caught on fire, and Smith was killed instantly. Smith was pronounced dead by Victoria County Precinct No. 2 Justice of the Peace Stuart Posey at 2:54 a.m. His body was identified on Sunday.
 
The wreck is being investigated by DPS trooper Mario Gonzales.
 
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Tue
04
Nov

Cancer Awareness walk draws 500

 

Yorktown Independent School District held the third annual Cancer Awareness Day on Oct. 31 with nearly 500 participants.
 
Students, faculty and staff were joined by community members on the track in Wildcat Stadium to walk against cancer and honor the memory of the lives that have been lost and celebrate the lives of those who have survived. Many of the participants wore pink in support of cancer awareness. 
 
The first laps were walked in silence as names of loved ones were read over the loud speaker who lost their battle against cancer. The last laps were walked in joyful celebration as the names of survivors were called.
 
Pink beads and leis were handed out as the survivors’ names were called. A special tribute was given to the survivors who were present.
 
 
Tue
04
Nov

Council hears minor change in KYB park plans

 

Tue
04
Nov

Veterans Day features Maj. Gen. Valenzuela

 

Yorktown ISD will hold the annual Veterans’ Day Celebration in honor of all veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. in the Wildcat gym. Speaker will be Major General Freddie Valenzuela. Reseption will follow immediately after for the veterans and their guest in the gym.
 
Major General Valenzuela served 33 years in the US Army and was highly decorated for heroism and valor. He served in three Combat Corps and six Infantry Divisions all over the world including Peru, Korea, Colombia, Turkey, Haiti, Kuwait, Grenada, Panama, Germany, El Salvador Puerto Rico and Somalia, not to mention numerous years in Interagency assignments.  He commanded in the Cold War and Gulf War eras, and was awarded the two highest peace time awards upon retirement, the Defense and Army Distinguished Service Medals. 
 
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Wed
29
Oct

Yorktown EMS celebrates 25 years

The Yorktown Emergency Medical Service had an awards presentation on Oct. 26 recognizing members for their years of service. Those celebrating 25 years of continued service, pictured from the left are Bobby Hranicky, service driver and mechanical recovery; Irene Wulf, treasurer and original founder; Bill Robinson, chairman coordinator, EMT, and original founder; and Dr. Gordon Barth, medical director and original founder. Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View 

Wed
29
Oct

Streets, water keep city staff busy

 

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