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Feb

Trustees extend admin. contracts

 

After the Yorktown Independent School District trustees had a closed session to discuss administrative contracts for Shannon Franke, Sylvia Hernandez,  Ty Robinson, and David Lynn, the board extended each of them through 2016. The action was taken at the trustee meeting last week at YJHS.
 
Contracts for Franke and Hernandez, already into their two year contracts, were extended another year.
 
Lynn and Robinson, now in their probationary terms, were given a two year contract.
 
Board president Mark Weischwell said, “We are happy with the results.”
 
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Tue
25
Feb

DeWitt County earns high marks

DeWitt County has again been recognized for its financial reporting, fees are going up on vaccines, and the elections administrator submits her resignation. Those were some of the items covered in Monday’s commissioners court meeting at the courthouse.

 
Dennis Cihal of the accounting firm Harrison, Waldrop and Uherek met with the court to present his findings following an audit of the county’s finances.
 
He gave the county a “clean” report indicating there were no substantial issues with the audit or finances. The audit was for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2013.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

Light as a feather - not, bird knocks out power

 

It was “lights out” for Yorktown and area residents last Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, when a high voltage transmission line providing electricity to the city lost power.    Residents and businesses were without power for approximately 2-2.5 hours before power was restored.  
 
Also during the evening, a major water main break occurred at the intersection of Highway 72 and 119.  According to Yorktown City Secretary Robert Mendez, Quest Utilities of San Antonio, contracted with AT&T, hit a water line while drilling for a new post.
 
Yorktown Police Department and TxDOT officials monitored the intersections during the outage, since the traffic lights were not operating.  Several of the local business closed temporarily during the outage.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

YISD survey report

 

Ronda Bauman, human resource consultant for the Texas Association of School Boards, presented the Yorktown Independent School District Employee Opinion Survey 2013 to the Yorktown ISD board meeting on Feb. 17 with some  positive feedback.
 
Yorktown ISD participated in a survey that was limited to YISD employees conducted by HR services of the TASB. All employees with computer access were invited to participate responding to statements using a Likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree and the option for no opinion or not applicable.
 
The opinion questions centered around views if the work was meaningful; if they felt they had opportunities to use their skill and abilities; compensation and benefits; relationships with co-workers, relationships with supervisors, and if they received adequate learning opportunities.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

Building for future, YAM seeks grant

 

If the directors of Yorktown Assistance Ministry (YAM) get their wishes, Yorktown may realize a new distribution center for the needy in the very near future.  
 
YAM recently submitted a grant request for $80,000 to Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) for the purpose of building a new facility on the corner of North Church and Fifth Street.  The estimated total project cost is $262,200.
 
“And we have about 43% collected,” said YAM Project Manager Bill Tapp.  “Once we get the $80,000, we can start working on the building.”
 
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Tue
25
Feb

Women of Faith break bread

 

Tue
25
Feb

UTSA assisting with economic growth

 

Additional benefits of being in the most productive part of the Eagle Ford Shale were spelled out Tuesday here.
 
Four representatives of Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program were in Cuero describing potential grants for variety of projects.
 
A part University of Texas at  San Antonio Institute for Economic Development, the team was meeting with community leaders throughout the shale-play discussing the assistance their can provide for economic growth.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

1 arrested after stabbing

A stabbing in Cuero Saturday resulted in one arrest and one man sent to the hospital for treatment. Warrants have been issued for others believed to be involved.

According to Police Chief Jay Lewis, four people were apparently involved in the incident Saturday at a residence on Weldon Street. 
 
The victim was Charles Wayne Saul, 35, of Yorktown. Saul and three others reportedly had been taking drugs at the Cuero residence when he was attacked and stabbed in the leg.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

Barbara and Larry Nuckles making history in their life

 

Barbara and Larry Nuckels aren’t a couple native to Cuero, but by getting involved in numerous local organizations, they have made it their home the last 35 years. The couple, married in 1972, volunteers at several museums in Cuero, including the DeWitt County Historical Museum and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. Last year, they were appointed by DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler to be on the county’s Historical Commission. Larry was appointed to the city’s library board this year. They are also members of the University Book Club, which meets at the Cuero Heritage Museum.
 
The couple has three adult children (Lydia, Larry David and Lisa) and six grandchildren. They are members of the Church of Christ in Yoakum. Read on for a profile of the couple.
 
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Tue
25
Feb

Boys and Girls Club expected to be in full swing before summer

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Dewitt County is hosting a National Boys & Girls Club Festival on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the pavilion in the Cuero park.  
 
The BGCDC’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 
 
Adam Arroyo said, “We are asking organizations and businesses in Dewitt County to offer their time and talent by sponsoring a family friendly festival booth.”
 
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