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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

 

Wed
29
Oct

People rally in support of KYB park improvements

 

Tue
28
Oct

Gaming raids net cash, slot machines

Two gaming businesses were closed in Yorktown last week following raids involving local law enforcement.
 
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and Yorktown Police Department confiscated about $17,800 in cash and 71 slot machine gaming devices as a result two raids Saturday afternoon.
 
The businesses closed included Lucky Game Room at 116 South Fourth St. and Match Play Amusement at 110 East Main.
 
Sheriff Jode Zavesky said the month long investigation determined the two gaming businesses were paying cash prizes to patrons. He said paying cash prizes is illegal and considered a Class A misdemeanor.
 
Information on the two businesses will be given to the county attorney’s office and that office will determine what charges to file on owners/managers.
 
Tue
28
Oct

Special election Dec. 16 to decide how to share wealth

 

Cuero School District residents will be asked to help the district decide a revenue question in the near future.
 
The district will have a special election on December 16. There will be two items on the ballot for voters to decide.
 
Both deal with Texas Education Code Chapter 41 better known as the ‘Robin Hood’ plan.
 
Some years ago the Cuero school district was considered a low wealth district. As a result, this district received considerable state revenue to help educate the students.
 
With the discovery of Eagle Ford Shale oil play in the last four years, now the district is considered ‘property wealthy’ and no longer needs state revenue assistance.
 
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