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Tue
23
Dec

CASA volunteers needed for new year

 

Last year in Texas, 47,508 children were living in the foster care system and only half of these children had a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers are trained to help children in foster care through this difficult time. This year 97 CASA volunteers, men and women, from the Golden Crescent communities assisted 435 children navigate the foster care system and establish connections with distant siblings, and they secured permanent homes for over 100 children where they will spend the holidays, every year, with people who care about them.
 
This coming New Year, consider making a resolution to make a difference in a child’s life and become a CASA volunteer. Volunteer training sessions will be held in January. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.goldencrescentcasa.org or call 361-573-3734.
 
Tue
23
Dec

Enhancements planned

The Yorktown Economic Development Corporation held a public hearing on Dec. 16 at the City Hall. The hearing was on the proposal to renovate the building that was purchased early in 2014. Yorktown EDC, along with the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Yorktown Western Days Association have resided in that building for the past several years. Tammy Bitterly, the executive director of the Yorktown EDC presided over the hearing. No one appeared for comment.

The plans include two additional office spaces, updated restroom facilities and a kitchen. Improvements include provisions to make it energy efficient and install an HVAC system.

Bitterly said, “These modern conveniences are intended to make the building more suitable for community activities, educational opportunities and provide additional office space.”

The building was owned by the Koopman family and was originally a showroom and mechanic shop for Ford products and services.
 

Tue
23
Dec

Trustees hear favorable audit

The Yorktown School District is sitting very well financially, perhaps the best it has ever had.

Yorktown Independent School District trustees held their regular meeting on Dec. 18. The first item of business was the financial audit report given by Cameron L. Gulley, certified public accountant of Eastland.

The audit showed the district saw $28.3 million in revenues in the last school year. Almost $400,000 of that was from state sources and about $375,000 was from federal sources.

Total expenses during that year was $17.5 million. The district spent almost $2.6 million on instruction and $535,000 on maintenance and operations. General administration totalled about $319,000 and extracurricular activities was $277,000. Food services cost $254,000 and student transportation was $222,000.
 

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Tue
16
Dec

Vets take on fog with Holiday Kayaking

A heavy fog did not stop adventurists from kayak fishing on the Guadalupe River at State Highway 72.

 Q-Rare-O Market and Heroes on the Water hosted a Holiday Kayak Fishing Outing on Dec. 13 inviting the community to join veterans for a morning of fun, fishing and paddling but more so, to thank the veterans for their service.

Just over a two dozen participants started early with all the gear to catch bass from the river but that would not have been so easy if it had not been for the preparations before hand.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach had his crew out to provide a good clearing for people to bring their kayaks. Not long after Terry Brown, pastor of Fresh Start Fellowship, came with his bobcat tractor to widen the path and lay mulch to make it a little easier to walk on.
 

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Fri
12
Dec

Choir takes stage at Christmas in Downtown

The second annual Christmas in Downtown event, hosted by Cuero Main Street, kicked off yesterday. The Hunt Elementary School Singers, shown, took the entertainment stage at 6:30 p.m.

Wed
10
Dec

Leak reported in Nordheim

 

A leak was reported by a Nordheim resident at approximately 8:30 p.m. yesterday.
 
Kinder Morgan director of corporate communication and public affairs Richard Wheatley supplied the following written statement: “At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 9, Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline personnel responded to a natural gas and liquids leak on a lateral pipeline near Nordheim. There was no fire or injuries, and the line was isolated. Regulatory agency notifications were made. Cleanup operations are underway, to be followed by repairs. It’s estimated that the spill will be cleaned up within 24 hours. There are no customer impacts. An investigation into the incident will be conducted.”
Wed
10
Dec

Plans for new library approved at council meeting

 

Wed
10
Dec

Cuero ISD election is Tuesday

 

Wed
10
Dec

2nd annual Christmas in Downtown begins Thursday

 

Wed
10
Dec

Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County raises over $100,000

 

It may not have been $500,000, but $100,000 is nothing to sneeze at. The Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County raised $47,000 on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 2). And donations continue to trickle in. As of Dec. 5, the club raised over $50,000.
 
An anonymous donor had agreed to match donations dollar to dollar. With matching donations, the club has raised over $100,000.
 
Although Giving Tuesday has passed, club leadership continues to eye their half a million dollar goal.
 
“The anonymous donor is going to keep matching until we reach our goal,” said executive director Kelvin Washington.
The club’s goal for Giving Tuesday was $250,000 before matching donations.
 
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