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Wed
06
May

DeWitt County SWCD recognizes Outstanding Conversationists

The 2015 Outstanding Conservationists, recognized at the DeWitt County SWCD awards banquet are shown, from left, Conservation Farmer, Steven and Lonnie J. “L.J.” Chumchal; Conservation Teacher, Greg Nemec; Friend of Conseration, Josh Turner; Conservation Rancher, Mark and Marilyn Hamilton; next generation rancher Melanie and James Janak; and the Wildlife Conservationist Tom and Wilma Piwetz.

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Wed
06
May

DeWitt County SWCD student winners recognized at awards banquet

 

Wed
06
May

Aging conference offers information, health screening

 

Wed
06
May

Cheyenne Bermudagrass tour scheduled May 13

 

Tue
05
May

Cinco de Mayo at John C. French

Mrs. Cynthia Aleman’s kindergarten class presented a Cinco de Mayo program today at John C. French Elementary. Students wore costumes as they sang and danced for their classmates and teachers.

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Tue
05
May

Cuero Main Street manager announces resignation

 

Tue
05
May

Yorktown Market Days growing

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce continues to churn out exciting new events for the public. Market Days only began last August and is steadily growing with support from the community.

Yorktown Market Days is an opportunity for local businesses to set up tables in a 12 by 12 space at the city park, promoting their business and the city of Yorktown.

The plan is to have the event the first Saturday in February, May, August, and November. The most recent Market Day, May 2, showed an increase in participation with now 20 vendors taking part. The goal is to eventually fill the park with vendors.

There were plenty of fun items to purchase, including: handcrafted items, canned goods, candles, clothing, jewelry, fashion, shoes, and more.

There is even tremendous opportunity for non-profits to take part and get involved in this community-wide event.

There was also face painting for the kids, giving the children something fun to do as well.

Tue
05
May

State working on road bills

Judge Daryl Fowler reported at commissioner’s court meeting recently of his efforts in Austin following a number of Legislative bills.

Fowler said he testified in committee meetings supporting bills that could result in more funds to repair county roads.

Speaking in front of the Senate Finance Committee, he offered information in support of Senate Bill 951 which would provide mineral lease royalties to be returned to the counties.

Currently, lease royalties from land owned by counties (county road right-of-ways, etc.) are captured by the state and used to support the state’s general budget.

SB 951, if approved by the Legislature, would require mineral leases and royalties from county ROW’s to be sent back to the counties.

Fowler said the Senate Finance Committee voted in support of the bill 13-0.

A similar bill reviewed by House Finance Committee was supported 9-0.

Tue
05
May

Too many absences, see the judge

The laws regarding a child attending school all day are not taken lightly in the Yorktown Independent School District. Parents who are suffering from the repercussions may have misunderstandings. It is a long process before parents and children find themselves before DeWitt County’s justice of the peace Bill Robinson’s court room.

Robinson said, “Before the school can file they have to send two notifications out to the parent/s showing original days missed. Then they can file to the court and only for days missed. They get two warnings.”

Yorktown High School principal David Lynn said, “To my knowledge, the year before I got here they (YISD) did not take anyone to court. Last year I filed 20 cases. This year I filed 20 cases and am filing a couple more.”

“We had no cases from the elementary or junior high until [recently]. We got one from junior high,” Robinson said.

Tue
05
May

Saturday election to decide mayor, 2 council seats, street sales tax

Election day is Saturday, May 9, for the General Election. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Yorktown City Council election will be held at Yorktown City Hall, 102 W. Main in Yorktown.

Candidates on the Yorktown City Council ballot are:

•Mayor - Rene Hernandez, incumbent; Jeff Andersen, Harold Tiemann.

•City Council At-Large - 2 to be selected: Jerry Alvarez and Shawna Lamprecht, incumbents; and Manuel Serrano.

•Precinct 1 - unexpired term, Blaine Denbo.

•Proposition - The re-issue of 1/4 of a percent of local sales and use tax to fund maintenance and repair of city streets.

A photo ID will be necessary to vote. Acceptable forms of identification are:

1. Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2. Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

3. Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

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