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Tue
03
Jun

Little local interest in state runoff elections

 

Tue
03
Jun

Yorktown represented at state level for UIL

Competing at this year’s University Interscholastic League State meet on May 20 on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, was the Yorktown High School accounting team made up of seniors Danielle Penn, Abigail Lodeweges, and Victoria Pena. The accounting team placed first at both the district and regional levels of competition. Pictured from the left are Victoria Pena, Abigail Lodeweges, Danielle Penn, and UIL State Spelling and Vocabulary Contest silver medalist junior Paige Milson. Contributed photo.

Tue
03
Jun

1960 opinion cost DeWitt County $8.8 million

 

An obscure Texas Attorney General opinion issued in 1960 has cost DeWitt County about $8.8 million since the Eagle Ford Shale drilling began three years ago.
 
That is the argument presented by County Judge Daryl Fowler and Dewitt County Commissioners Court.
 
About 54 years ago Kleburg County asked the state if it could lease some of its right-of-way for oil and gas exploration. An attorney general’s opinion said any money realized from a lease belongs to the state.
 
Judge Fowler is asking other counties in the shale-play to support new legislation to get that lease money to the counties that own the land.
 
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Tue
03
Jun

Milson wins silver at State UIL meet

Competing against a roomful of hopeful spellers, junior Paige Milson was awarded the silver medal at the University Interscholastic League State Spelling and Vocabulary Contest on May 20 on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. Contributed photo.

Tue
03
Jun

Rural burn ban tabled at county meeting

 

With anywhere from 3” to 5” of rain recorded throughout DeWitt County from Sunday to Tuesday, it did not take commissioners court long to table a rural burn ban. 
 
The drought index over the past month has indicated this county should considered a burn ban because of a lack of rain. So a burn ban has been discussed by the county.
 
However, prior to the last two discussions, the county has received some rain and the ban was tabled.
 
“It looks like it’s worked again,” said Judge Daryl Fowler, referring to a rain before the court met.
 
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Tue
03
Jun

Kittykat of the Year named

Yorktown High School had their athletic banquet on May 27 and announced the Kittykat of the Year. The Kittykat was Sam Niemeier. Contributed photos.

Tue
03
Jun

Wildcat of the Year named

Yorktown High School had their athletic banquet on May 27 and announced the Wildcat of the Year. The Wildcat was Grant Allman and Caleb Schendel. Contributed photos.

Tue
03
Jun

May declared National Nurses Week

Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center administrator, Trista Winkenwerder and director of nursing services and registered nurse Mary Orosco, along with mayor Rene Hernandez proclaim National Nurses Week in May. Mayor Hernandez attended a 5-Star Steak Dinner with the nurses at Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center earlier in the month of May.  Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 5-star rated CMS facility who employs 5-Star Nursing staff. Contributed photo.

Tue
03
Jun

Memorial Day storm rips through Yorktown area

 

Tue
03
Jun

Keep Yorktown Beautiful makes plans for park

 

It is the biggest project she has ever tackled but one that president of Keep Yorktown Beautiful, Donna Roeder said, “The people in Yorktown really deserve to have this.”
 
KYB has made it their focus to refurbish the Yorktown city park for young and old to enjoy. 
 
Roeder said, “We wanted to update the park especially [for the kids to] have  playground equipment.”  
 
The plan is to have playground equipment for 2-5 year old, playground equipment for 5-12 year old, and exercise equipment for adults. They also want a full size basketball court and a sidewalk/track around the park.
 
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