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Tue
19
May

Emergency management coordinator issues warning

 

Tue
19
May

Jerusalem Baptist Church to honor 13 soldiers

Jerusalem Baptist Church will recognize and honor the names of 13 soldiers from DeWitt County in a Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. on May 24.

In addition, the service is in memory of the 58,479 men and women of the United States Armed Forces who never returned from Vietnam from 1962-1975.

Pete Guajardo, Vietnam veteran and member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church said, “It is the one day, for a few hours, that everybody is one. May we never forget those who died for our country.”

Tue
19
May

Appraisal district sees big jump in rural values

If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.

DeWitt Appraisal District has completed a reappraisal of rural residences.  Some may see their house triple in value.

Letters reflecting those new appraised values will be mailed to homeowners Friday. These appraised values are used to determine property taxes.

According to District Chief Appraiser Beverly Malone, the method of determining rural housing values has not been updated for many years. The Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has notified the appraisal district and school districts it has to be updated.

She said the Comptroller’s office reviews the policies and procedures of every appraisal district. Their latest findings show the local method needed updating.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.
 

Mon
18
May

2 men seriously injured in Saturday wreck

 

Fri
15
May

Credit by Examination registration applications due May 20

 

Wed
13
May

'Maybe these people can help...'

It is a sad state of affairs for a teenager to live in an environment without hope or even dreams. Take that and mix it with a deeper level of hopelessness when someone close is taken away forever.

Quenten White, 17 years old, was born and raised in Cuero. When he was about to enter seventh grade he moved to Houston.

White said, “While I was in fifth ward (a community known as “Bloody Nickel” for it’s high crime, poverty, and gang warfare) I had no morals. I had no values. I had no dreams. No one graduates there at Kashmere High School. Nothing but drop outs.”

White had the opportunity to return to Cuero during his tenth grade year.

“I came down here to be with Momma (Autumn White) and my step daddy. My step daddy passed away. I was going through some things, lashing out at people. I was real angry.”

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.
 

Tue
12
May

Milson returns to UIL state meet

Paige Milson, a senior at Yorktown High School, has been very active during her time in school, but there is one more big competition for her before she graduates, as she will be participating for the second straight year at the UIL state meet for spelling and vocabulary.

Last year, Milson placed second and is in prime position to take the title this year.

The spelling and vocabulary contest involves much preparation with 1500 words and 300 definitions to study. Also, 20 percent of the words they may be tested on are not even listed to study.

Milson practices each week with her coach, Mrs. Lori Kneese, a part from a great deal of time studying on her own.

Spelling is not at all a new field of success for Milson. In elementary school she competed in the spelling bee and advanced to regionals in Victoria.

Tue
12
May

Green DeWitt had open house May 2

It only took two years for members of the Green DeWitt community to have their schoolhouse restored but more importantly it brought them closer together.

Sonja Wolf of Green DeWitt said, “We wanted to preserve the schoolhouse. It is the only building in the community as the center of activities.”

Wayne Wolf said, “It brought everybody together. Everybody was working together again.”

The big push to completion was when GBRA gave them more what they had expected.

Sonja said, “We were so excited. GBRA gave us central heating and air, fixed all of the electric, new ceiling lights, new stove and fridge, donated flowers outside and the volunteers who painted. This allowed us to use the GVEC grant to finish the bathrooms. We had a lot of private donations and a lot of people volunteered.”

By the end of March the Green DeWitt schoolhouse has nearly seen it’s completion of restoration. All that remains are the wood floors.

Tue
12
May

Pargmanns celebrate 60th

As one saying goes, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman. But behind a real woman, there is God.” That does not mean that there were no trails of determination, a path of overcoming failures and disappointments, and several rest stops along the way.

Gilbert and Mary Pargmann celebrated 60 years of marriage a little early on May 9 at the Nordheim Shooting Club. The house was packed with family and friends.

It all started when Gilbert attended a dance at the Nordheim Shooting Hall.

Gilbert said, “She (Mary Louise Pfeifer) was dancing with another girl. At that time the guys stood in the middle and my classmate dared me to clap in with the girl she was dancing with. I clapped in and danced with Mary instead.”

Mary lived in Victoria working as a telephone operator while Gilbert attended Texas State College in San Marcos.

 

Tue
12
May

City OKs $1M intersection

 

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