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Tue
15
Apr

DeWitt County unemployment rate improves

 

DeWitt County’s unemployment rate continues to improve and is still better than the state average. With a labor force of 10,086 people reported in February, 9,635 were employed and 451 were unemployed. That results in an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent. A year ago at this time the rate was 4.9 percent.
 
In comparison to area counties, the rates were: Lavaca, 4.1 percent; Karnes, 5.1 percent; Goliad, 4.4 percent; Gonzales, 4.2 percent; and Victoria, 4.6 percent.
 
 Texas employers added 37,600 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in February. Those additions, coupled with a revised gain of 43,000 jobs in January, boosted annual growth to 314,200 jobs in Texas.
 
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent in February. It was down from 6.5 percent in February 2013, and was a full percentage point below the nation’s February unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.
Tue
15
Apr

Grave decoration service planned April 27 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

 

Tue
15
Apr

Conservation District honors area farmers

Outstanding youth and adults from DeWitt County were recently honored at the annual DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation annual Awards Banquet.

Tue
15
Apr

Torrez last run in the ring finishing 6th

Doss Torrez, a senior at Yorktown High School, exhibited his Main Anjou steer at the Houston Livestock Show on March 19. Doss qualified for the auction placing sixth in his class of 37 steers. His earnings from 2004-2014 will go towards his education. Doss plans on attending Blinn College in Bryan in the Fall of 2014. Doss is the son of Steven and Maggie Torrez of Nordheim. Contributed photo. 

Tue
15
Apr

Elementary Schools received free prevent tooth decay kits

 

All first graders at Yorktown Elementary School and Nordheim Elementary School received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. John Oliver led members of Cameron Masonic Lodge in assembling and delivering kits to the schools.
 
The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas, strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment.
 
Prevent tooth decay kits contain: a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, healthy teeth sticker, two-minute timer (optimal brushing time), Tips for Healthy Teeth educational info for parents in both Spanish and English, and a summary of MHS services.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
15
Apr

Yorktown Elementary students collect $1,175.48 for Pennies for Patients program

 

Yorktown Elementary School students collected spare change and other donations to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
 
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grades collected a grand total of $996.88.  Miss Martenson’s class turned in the largest amount of money.  Her students collected $178.60.  Each student in the winning class received a t-shirt from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
 
Mrs. Sylvia Hernandez, YES Principal, and Mrs. Lori Potcinske, Pennies for Patients organizer, thank students and parents for their help in making this event a success.
Tue
15
Apr

Early voting set for local elections

 

Wed
09
Apr

DeWitt County Shutterbugs announce contest winners

 

Wed
09
Apr

Shoppers flock downtown, city park for weekend sales

 

More shopping than usual took place Saturday in Cuero. Two events, the Keep Cuero Beautiful City-Wide Garage Sale and the Main Street Program Shop the Blocks event, brought Cuero residents outside and to the park and downtown for a shopping fix. Thirty-eight booth spaces were reserved at the park pavilion and 13 stores downtown participated in the event.
 
Linda Smith, a vendor at the park, said she used the sale as an opportunity to clean out her home.
 
“My husband and I spent all week clearing out our garage and attic and we just made a small dent,” Smith said. “We have everything that can come out of household – kitchen items to clothing, Christmas, seasonal decorations, just everything.”
 
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Wed
09
Apr

Lockhart Cemetery descendants asked to volunteer April 26

 

Descendants of those buried in Lockhart Cemetery in Cuero are asked to volunteer to beautify the cemetery at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26. Volunteers are asked to bring landscaping equipment/material/plastic flowers. Volunteers are also needed to identify the names and locations of those buried. Contact Willie Mae Fryer-McNary or George McNary by phone at 281-743-4158 or by email at mcnaryg@gmail.com.
 

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