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Tue
10
Mar

County asks support from Austin leaders

DeWitt County is seeking support in Austin and approved a new leader for the city-county health department at their meeting Monday at the courthouse.

A letter to State Senator Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham and State Representative Geanie Morrison of Victoria is asking for their support on a proposed bill to help fund local road reconstruction and repairs.

Written by Judge Daryl Fowler and approved by commissioners court, the letter refers to an ‘old Attorney General opinion’ that allows the state to keep lease money from county owned and maintained right-of-ways.

The letter explains when county owned right-of-ways are leased for oil and gas exploration, that revenue goes to the general fund of the state.

Sen. Carlos Uresti has introduced a bill that will allow that right-of-way lease revenue to go to the county of origin. That money could then be used to make repairs to roads damaged during oil exploration efforts.

Tue
10
Mar

"It will never happen to me." - Shattered Dreams

It was only a mock of a head on collision with another vehicle that resulted in two deaths. The whole scene was staged but the impact was no less real.

Wesley Clayton, president of the Western Days Association said, “You can’t imagine, even in this scenario with the parents and students going through it, the emotions that come out. We know that it is not real. We try to make it as real as possible. It is very traumatic.”

The Yorktown Western Days Association worked together with emergency responders and related businesses to bring “Shattered Dreams” to Yorktown on March 4 and 5.

Maddie Bryand and Raegan Cunningham were selected to be part of the staged wreck.

Before the event, while being prepped, Bryand said, “I am kind of nervous. Shaking. I just want to get to it and see what it will be like.”

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Tue
10
Mar

'Lights Shine Bright' on Yorktown Chamber

The 2015 Yorktown Chamber of Commerce banquet was held on March 3 at Community Hall. The theme for evening was “Eagle Ford Lights Shine Bright over Yorktown.”

Mayor Rene Hernandez welcomed guests to the event. Members of the American Legion Post #272 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post #8136 presented the colors.  

Matt Thigpen sang the Star Spangled Banner and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Lane Johnson gave the invocation. Speakers were Carl Schenider of Hospice of South Texas and Miss Texas High School America Morgan Jedlicka. Sharon

Massey gave a presentation from the Lions Club.
Highlights of the evening included the naming of Paige Milson as outstanding student and Mary Lee Kozielski as outstanding citizen. Additionally, Larry Gohmert was presented with the Shining Star plaque.

Paige Milson is the daughter of Heather Menn, Bill Menn and Mike Milson.

Mon
09
Mar

Single-vehicle wreck at State Highway 72

 

Law enforcement responded to a single-vehicle wreck at approximately 10 a.m. today on State Highway 72. The Cuero Fire Department used the Jaws of Life at the scene. The cause of the wreck is not yet known. Driver’s injuries are not yet known. The Record will update this article as more information becomes available.
 
The Cuero Record
Wed
04
Mar

Fundraiser in memory of Pat Dolan scheduled March 14 at city park

 

A Relay for Life fundraiser in memory of Pat Dolan, who passed away from leukemia in November, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Cuero Municipal Park pavilion. Relay for Life teams will participate with booths. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
 
Fundraisers include an antique auto show, bike show, bake sale, silent auction, events for children, and sale of the Relay for Life Lumaries for loved ones.
 
A Zumba-thon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is a $20 donation. The Crossroads Country Cloggers will entertain at 1:30 p.m.
 
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Wed
04
Mar

County dedicates 2nd courthouse marker at Monday ceremony

 

There was more to celebrate Monday than Texas Independence Day.
 
While most Texans were flying the Texas flag in honor of the state’s 179th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Mexico, DeWitt County residents gathered at the courthouse for their own celebration.
 
A Texas Historical Commission marker for DeWitt County Courthouse was dedicated, for the second time.
 
A ceremony held inside the courthouse saw DeWitt County Historical Commission recognize many of the original settlers in this county and their descendants represented in the audience.
 
The historical marker recognizes DeWitt County was organized in 1846. However, patriots were settling in colonies that became this county as early as 1827.
 
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Wed
04
Mar

Ally Lott chosen for summer Australia trip

 

Wed
04
Mar

CDC to host UHV's Morgan on Friday

 

The Cuero Development Corporation March Community Leaders’ Meeting will be held at Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 6.
 
Speaker will be Dr. R. Vic Morgan, interim president of the University of Houston-Victoria.
 
 
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Wed
04
Mar

City plans sales tax vote in May for street work

The offices of mayor, three council positions and Proposition 1 (the adoption of local sales tax use in Yorktown) was approved for ballot in the general election to be held on May 9 during the regular city council meeting held on Feb. 23.

Last year Yorktown voters voted in favor of the proposition to allow the reauthorization of local sales and use tax in Yorktown at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The proposition, last year, passed with 115 votes in favor and 15 against.

Yorktown city manager Robert Mendez said, “The proposition was never put into effect. The state comptroller was in disagreement in the process. Our attorney said we did everything right. We are following the procedures to meet the criteria set by the state comptroller.”

Tue
03
Mar

Portable public, police protection

With the new implementation of body cameras in the DeWitt County, for Yorktown it is nearly old hat.

Yorktown officer Joshua Serbin said, “We did not say anything but we were the first agency in DeWitt County to wear the body cameras. We have been wearing these since Dec. 29, 2014.”

The department was not looking to be the first in the county to have the body cameras. It was mainly to keep the city protected.

Lt. Vicente Flores said, “Chief Paul Campos started to look outside the mocks. He saw that other communities were having problems with the officers and community regarding the issues of officer’s behavior. After he did all the research he said, ‘It is a liability for the city not to have cameras.’ There are a lot of malicious complaints but not here, not in this community. Not yet.”

Lt. Flores has been in the police force since 1986. One of the major changes he has seen in his career was the word of an officer.
 

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