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Wed
30
Apr

Gruenau Hall sausage feast scheduled Sunday

Gruenau Hall invites the community to their sausage feast to be held on Sunday, May 4. Old style German cooking will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fresh smoked sausage will also be for sale. Drive-thru and dine-in will be $10 per plate. Gruneau Hall is at 1012 Gruenau Road in Yorktown.

Read more DeWitt County briefs in this week's edition of the Record and the News-View.

Tue
29
Apr

Salinas - "I'm no hero"

 

Tue
29
Apr

San Luis Jamaica

Near triple-digit heat prevailed over the annual Jamaica held at San Luis Catholic Church grounds on Sunday afternoon.  Music, food, booths and games were enjoyed all day by a good crowd in attendance.  A big raffle an silent auction were held as a conclusion to the event.  Mari Gohlke Photo/Yorktown News-View

Tue
29
Apr

Early voting continues through Tuesday

 

Early voting for the May 10 city and school elections will be held through May 6. Those planning to cast ballots during early voting are reminded to have proof of identification.
 
In the Yorktown City election, incumbents Larry Mueller and Ruben “BB” Garcia have filed for re-election on the council.  City Councilwoman Frances Villa did not file for re-election, which will result in an opening on the council.
 
According to City Secretary Robert Mendez, an election will still be held concerning the sales maintenance tax.  City Council will address the council vacancy at an upcoming council meeting. 
 
Early voting will be conducted at Yorktown City Hall at 102 W. Main St. in Yorktown. From Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 6, early voting will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
Tue
29
Apr

Trustees hear update on construction

 

Tue
29
Apr

PVGCD developing new water testing program

 

Tue
29
Apr

Sutton-Taylor author speaks at library

 

The Cuero Public Library sponsored Chuck Parsons, author of “The Sutton–Taylor Feud: The Deadliest Blood Feud in Texas” on April 22 for their annual speaker night.
 
With standing room only, Parsons gave a presentation of the characters in the Sutton-Taylor feud to the 85 plus people that attended. Some of the audience identified themselves as family members of the Suttons or the Taylors peaceably and with some laughter.
 
Parsons briefly covered the time span of the feud, 30 years; the distance that the feud covered, as far north as Denton to the coast of Indianola, west into New Mexico and as far east starting in Georgia. He also covered the multiple families affected and had identified 83 men killed that were recorded.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.
Tue
29
Apr

DeWitt County judge recognized

 

DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler has been honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge.
 
Judge Fowler was inducted as a Fellow in the Texas Judicial Academy March 20 at a reception in Lubbock, Overton Hotel, during the 2014 Spring Judicial Education Session. 
 
The academy, a partnership between the Texas Tech University School of Law and the Texas Association of Counties, names as Fellows each year those judges who attain significant judicial education above that required by state law. 
 
The educational program of the Texas Judicial Academy is overseen by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and includes instruction by higher court judges, law school faculty as well as representatives of the Texas Probate College and the National Judicial College.
Tue
29
Apr

DeWitt County law enforcement alerted to 10 different scams

 

Recently two people were arrested and charged with stealing lease checks from rural mailboxes in DeWitt County.
 
With today’s sophisticated computer applications, stolen checks can be reproduced in various forms and cashed rapidly before law enforcement is alerted to the crime.
 
While mail theft is not a new crime, a look at the number of ‘scams’ under investigation locally is alarming.
 
In less than a week recently, law enforcement officers in DeWitt and its incorporated cities were alerted to 10 different scams reported by citizens.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.
Tue
29
Apr

Info of those buried at Clinton is requested

It is not about restoring what can’t be restored but to keep in memory of those who lived and died at the first county seat of DeWitt County, Clinton.

In 1985 the DeWitt County Historical Commission took it upon themselves to identify as many of the gravesides at the old Clinton cemetery. Most of the gravesides were identified. However, since then very few headstones exist. Many have disappeared or were destroyed. Iron fences, that surrounded the graveside, some are no longer present. Others have been disassembled, some with gates missing. 
 
Peggy Ledbetter, DCHC representative said, “There are many cemeteries like this but this was a city cemetery [that generated funds to maintain the cemetery].”
 
Since the city of Clinton no longer exists there are no funds to maintain the old cemetery.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.

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