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Thu
12
Sep

City, CDC gauge airport needs

 

Future plans for the Cuero Municipal Airport are still in the air. The City of Cuero and Cuero Development Corporation hope to have a greater understand of the community’s needs for an airport following a study mainly funded by the TxDOT Aviation division.
 
“We’re going into this pretty open-minded,” said Randall Malik, CDC executive director. “It will be interesting to see what is recommended.”
 
The City of Cuero and CDC received a 90/10 grant to conduct the study. Ninety percent of funds will be paid for by TxDOT aviation and the city will match 10 percent. TxDOT contracted QED Aviation to carry out the study.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
10
Sep

New era for Yorktown

Yorktown school officials were on hand Wednesday for an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new high school classroom building. Supt. Alan Umholtz is shown cutting the ribbon with district board members, past and present, in the back ground. Also attending was State Representative Geanie Morrison and former Supt. Debbie Kneese. The new building was part of a $5.8 million bond issue passed in 2012. (News-View Photo by Mari Gohlke)

Tue
10
Sep

Apply for mail ballots through Oct. 25

 

Tue
10
Sep

Public hearings set

 

The DeWitt County proposed rate of $0.49637 per $100 of appraised value is $.03266 (3.266 cents) per $100 less than last year’s rate which equates to a 6.5 percent rate reduction from the previous year.
 
The truth and taxation ads are being rerun and new public hearings held due to a clerical error on the original ad.
 
There are no changes to the original proposed tax rate.
 
Contact the DeWitt County Tax Assessor Collector for any questions regarding the corrections.
Tue
10
Sep

DeWitt sets two more tax hearings

 

It will be about two weeks before DeWitt County Commissioners Court can adopt a tax rate and budget following action taken at Monday’s meeting.
 
The court had scheduled the approval of budget and tax rate at Monday’s meeting but a “glitch” resulted in a delay for both.
 
Judge Daryl Fowler opened the session explaining a glitch had been found in the tax rate calculation that slightly changes the effective tax and roll back rate for the coming fiscal year.
 
“We are required to be...
 
To read more go to www.YorktownNews-View.com
Tue
10
Sep

Pioneer donates to Western Days

 

 Contributed Photo 
 
Rhonda Fotiades,  senior public affairs specialist at Pioneer Natural Resources, presents Tammy Bitterly, Yorktown Western Days executive director, with a contribution as a sponsor the Yorktown Western Days Children’s Parade. Children's Parade forms can be found online at www.yorktowntx.com. First 50 entries submitted before Friday, Sept. 20, receive a free t-shirt. The "Childhood Fantasy" parades rolls down Main Street on Friday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. The parade is the official launch of  the 2013 Yorktown Western Days weekend. 
Tue
10
Sep

Court accepts plea in murder case

A plea by the defendant Tuesday afternoon means there will be no need for a murder trial here after all.

Tue
10
Sep

Yorktown Lions Club provide visual screening

 

Contributed Photo
 
Lions Club District Governor Ronnie Martin, left, with Yorktown Lions Carrol Bluntzer, Shannon Massey, Kathy Frels, Harvey Kainer, and Pat Kainer at the Visual Screening held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at YAM.  Kathy Frels, RN with Methodist Healthcare Ministries performed some 50 screenings through the day. Those screened were provided with a sheet of test results that can be presented to their doctor for more evaluation. Johnny Simpson is not pictured.
 
Tue
10
Sep

Retirement, investment planning seminar Sept. 26

 

Tue
10
Sep

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

 Members of the Yorktown Bicentennial Chapter, NSDAR, met with Cuero Mayor, Sara Post Meyer, as she signed the Constitution Week Proclamation, observing the 226th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

The weeklong commemoration of America's most important document is one of our country's least known official observances.
 
The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. 
 
The resolution was later adopted by....
 
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