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Tue
03
Dec

4-H Food Show winners

The DeWitt County 4-H Food Show was held on Oct. 26. The following participants displayed their dish and discussed the nutrient value and serving information during the food show interview. Shown from row from left, Kensly Ley, Intermediate Grains; Lisa Seidenberger, Intermediate Protein; back row, Sheela Webb, Junior Fruits and Vegetables; Kaci Herman, Intermediate Fruits and Vegetables; Brooke Wendel, Junior Dairy. The girls also participated in a mini foods and nutrition workshop held by extension agent, Denise Goebel and 4-H foods and nutrition leader, Michelle Wendel.  They will all be advancing to the District 11 4-H Food Show which will be held in Wharton Monday, Dec. 9. Contributed photo

Tue
03
Dec

County Historical reps visit

Dorothy Mayfield, Treasurer and Beverly Bruns, President of of the Yorktown Historical Society welcomed Barbara and Larry Nuckels to the Yorktown Historical Museum, Friday, November 15, 2013.  Barbara and Larry, pictured the center are members of the DeWitt County Historical Commission and the DeWitt County Historical Museum. Contributed photo

Tue
03
Dec

Old high school slowly turning to a pile of rubble

Demolition is well underway as contractors tear down the old Yorktown High School. The old school library is completely torn down. Cuts are being made to separate the old high school building from the auditorium before demolition goes forward. Pictured is a view looking into where the old high school joined to the auditorium. Yorktown News-View photo

Tue
03
Dec

New Valero being built

At the corner of Highway 72 and 87 there is a new Valero convenience store - gas station being constructed. Underground plumbing is complete to start framing of the building. Yorktown News-View photo

Tue
03
Dec

People gathered and Santa Claus came to town

The Friends of Nordheim sponsored “Santa Clause Coming to Town” on Dec. 1 at the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department building. The Nordheim Pirate Band, under the direction of Mrs. Anna Marie Garcia, performed Christmas songs for the public to enjoy. At 6 p.m.Santa Clause paid a visit greeting all the towns-people and taking requests from the children. Photo by  Mari Gohlke/Yorktown News-View

 

More pictures in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View

Tue
03
Dec

New fire truck depends on land sell

 

Yorktown City Council could possibly make just over a half a million dollars if the property owned by the city on Lee Alves Road sells for the asking price.
 
The city approved plans to sell the 137.9 acres where the city dump site used to be located. During deliberation in the executive session the council came to terms that the land must bring in a minimum of $4,500 dollars per acre and that the city reserved the right to reject any and all bids that came any lower than $620,550.
 
“The city is looking to buy the fire department a new fire truck. That cost is anywhere from $250,000-$300,000 and the rest of the monies will go into the enterprise fund,” said Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Wed
27
Nov

Driver killed after truck catches fire

 

Wed
27
Nov

Arrest made in drive-by shooting

 

Tue
26
Nov

Thanksgiving meal offered Thursday at OLG Parish Hall

 

Carolina “Carrie” Liendo Ruiz and her sister Felomena “Felia” Nava used to help people by providing whatever they had in their pantry until 1994 when they started cooking Thanksgiving dinners to the needy or to those who did not want to spend Thanksgiving alone.
 
Carrie’s son, David Ruiz, said, “My mom organized it and I coordinated it. [Nearly] the whole family is involved – brothers, sisters, and cousins. People who knew my family started to get involved such as close friends.”
 
Carrie died in 2007 and Felia died in 2012 but the spirit of giving continued on. David’s niece Isabel Patton has been operating “Let’s Stand Together” since 2007.
Tue
26
Nov

Public invited to Texas Swedish Christmas exhibit

 

The DeWitt County Historical Museum will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2 until 4 p.m. featuring Swedish Christmas customs. 
 
Betty Rathkamp of Yoakum has donated costumes for display. The museum will also feature a Swedish Christmas tree and cooking traditions of a Texas Swedish Christmas. 
 
The museum invites the public to come by and learn more about the rich heritage and enjoy a Swedish cookie and punch. In addition the exhibiton “Media Influence on Western Culture” will remain displayed on the enclosed porch of the museum. The museum is on 312 Broadway St. in Cuero. There is no admission fee.

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