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Tue
26
Nov

Yorktown NSDAR welcomed Inge Godfrey

 

Yorktown Bicentennial Chapter, NSDAR, welcomed San Antonio Fisher House official, Inge K. Godfrey, as guest speaker Nov. 14 at the Wells Fargo Bank in Cuero. A native of East Germany, Godfrey received her education in nursing and management in Germany and was engaged by the U. S. Military Intelligence Division as a German language instructor, among other duties related to the U. S. Military.
 
In 1985 she and her husband arrived in San Antonio, where he finished his military career. Then, in 1992 the first Fisher House was built at Fort Sam Houston and Godfrey was asked to manage it. In 1995 the second Fisher House was dedicated and in 2007 the third and fourth Fisher homes were built. The four houses can support 57 families. 2013 marks the 21st year Godfrey has overseen the needs of military families seeking the comfort of Fisher House.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

Chasing Angels and Other Things exhibit at Second Street Gallery

 

An opening reception for Frank Klein’s photo exhibit “Chasing Angels and Other Things” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The reception will be at Second Street Gallery on 122 S. Second St. in Kenedy. Regular business hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
 
The photo exhibit includes angel sculptures from Victoria, Cuero, Yorktown, Shiner, Gonzales, Luling and other cemeteries in Texas. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase. For more info, visit www.2barservicesllc.com.
Tue
26
Nov

Yorktown makes plans for Habitat house

 

The citizens of Yorktown may have a  special opportunity to take part in something that has been needed for quite some time. The community is in the beginning stages of building a home for Habitat for Humanity.
 
“We have a long standing reputation in the county. I have wanted to see homes built outside of Cuero for some time now,” said Frank Ybara, president of Dewitt County Habitat for Humanity. “Yorktown is still in the planning stages. They need volunteers and to get organized.”
 
Mike Stern and Kalvin Bruns, local residents, have built homes in Victoria and Goliad for Habitat for Humanity. Stern is now heading a sub committee for the Yorktown branch. He said, “What is needed at this time is for Yorktown area residents to volunteer their ideas and suggestions for the Habitat.”
 
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Tue
26
Nov

Crop deadline Dec. 2

 

DeWitt County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Grady Kelley urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 2. The sales closing date is actually Dec. 1 producers have until Monday, Dec. 2 to purchase coverage this year because Dec. 1 falls on a Sunday.
 
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes. 
 
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 2, grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, and grapes.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

County makes plans for zones to assist with roads

 

It will take about a month but DeWitt County should have it’s plans in place by the end of December to create a request for grants to repair and replace damaged county roads.
 
At Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting, Judge Daryl Fowler presented the steps the county will take in the next 30 days that will allow it to establish County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone(s).
 
These CETRZ boundaries are necessary for the county (and any Texas county involved with shale oil discovery or production) to apply for part of $225 million set aside by the state to help with roads.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

VC holding information session

 

Victoria College will hold nursing information night sessions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Both sessions will be held at VC’s Health Sciences Center, room 132.
 
Information on the application process, requirements of the VN Program and financial aid will be offered at the sessions.
 
“The information sessions serve as an opportunity for interested individuals wanting to learn details about the nursing profession,” said Darla Guajardo, VC’s director of nursing. “Additionally, they can have an opportunity to meet faculty and staff and learn significant aspects of the program.”
 
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Tue
26
Nov

Blue Santa and Deputy Santa going strong for 13 years

 

Tue
26
Nov

Yorktown Historiacl Society having open house

 

The Yorktown Historical Society will host an open house and reception to show appreciation for the generous gifts received this year. The reception will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
 
The society thanks the following businesses and individuals for contributing to the climate control project, stairs renovation, electricity donation, and estate donation.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

DeWitt County Historical Museum open house on Dec. 1

 

“God Jul!” Merry Christmas from the DeWitt County Historical Museum. 
 
Texas traditions come from many of the world’s cultures. One of these is the Swedish culture, which, according to the Texas Handbook online, began when Swante M. 
 
Swenson came to Texas in 1836. He prospered and was encouraged by Sam Houston to bring other Swedes to this great land. They began coming in 1848 and by 1880, there were 364 Swedes in Texas. Most were farmers and ranchers. Their influence is reflected in such place names as Govalle, Lund, Manda, Hutto, Swensondale, and Bergstrom Air Force Base. By 2000, 160,000 Texans claimed Swedish ancestry. Along with these people came their Christmas celebration, which in the Swedish custom, begins with Santa Lucia Day on December 13.
 
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Mon
25
Nov

Cuero Gobblers advance to third round playoffs

The Cuero Gobblers (8-3) will face the Sinton Pirates (10-2) for round three at regional playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in San Antonio at the Farris Stadium. The stadium is located on 8400 N. Loop 1604th W.

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