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27
Aug

Unemployment rate keeps dropping

 

The unemployment rate has improved in DeWitt County from a year ago according to the State Comptroller’s office.
 
At the end of July the unemployment rate here was at 5.2% compared to a year ago when it was 5.6%. Those figures represent a labor force of 10,591 people with 10,036 employed and 555 unemployed.
 
The Texas unemployment rate was 6.5 percent for July 2013 down from 6.9 percent in July 2012.
 
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Tue
27
Aug

German Society met Aug. 8

 

The Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society met Aug. 8 at the Hochheim Prairie Schoolhouse. Thirty members and guests were in attendance. Before the buffet, Gladys Eckhardt offered the grace in English and in German. President Charles Soehnge led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and then welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. He read a thank you note from Braden Kropp for the financial gift to help in his college expenses. After the minutes were read and approved, the treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit. 
 
The first issue of business was where to celebrate Oktoberfest on Oct. 10. Joyce Manning made the suggestion of Sengelmann Hall. The motion was made and carried. Members will coordinate carpools for transportation and each member will pay for their own meal.
 
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Tue
27
Aug

Yorktown area lodge contributes to first responders fund

 

A donation from Nordheim Hermann Sons Lodge No. 108 will be helping the West Volunteer Fire Department replace equipment lost when a fertilizer plant in West exploded in April.
 
Hermann Sons grand president/CEO Buddy Preuss and grand vice president-fraternal Kim Krueger presented donations totaling $12,286 to West Fire Chief George Nors.
 
Operating in Texas as a fraternal benefit life insurance society since 1861, Hermann Sons is organized into 137 lodges across the state of Texas. Nordheim Lodge was one of 79 lodges contributing to the effort. Donations also came from 16 individual donors and the Grand Lodge itself.
 
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Tue
27
Aug

Keep Yorktown Beautiful

The bright crepe myrtles along Main Street infront of the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department Station is the lastest update in the Keep Yorktown Beautiful campaign.

Tue
27
Aug

From the Past: Yorktown Hospital study from 1984 recalled

 

July 18, 1984 - At the Annual Meeting of the Yorktown Memorial Hospital(YMH), Mother Mary Mercedia, President of the Hospital and Provincial Superior of the Felician Sisters of the New Mexico Province, suggested that a good look to be taken as to the needs of the hospital, where it was going, what is has accomplished in its 33 years of existence, and can it continue in the same way in the 80’s.  Because of this M.M. Mercidia advised that a Feasibility Study be done to see what direction YMH should take.  The study would include an assessment of the services being rendered, evaluation of the physical facilities, and an attitude evaluation of the hospital.
 
Work has begun during the latter part of April, 1984 and had been conducted until the second week in June.
 
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Tue
27
Aug

Election Office notes photo ID now required

   Texas Secretary of State John Steen announced on June 25 that photo identification will now be required when voting in Texas elections. His announcement followed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that cleared the way for photo ID requirements in Texas, originally passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, to take effect.
   A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:
   •Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) 
   •Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS 
   •Texas personal identification card issued by DPS 
   •Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS 
   •United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph 
   •United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph 
Tue
27
Aug

DeWitt unemployment rate at 5.2%

 

The unemployment rate has improved in DeWitt County from a year ago according to the State Comptroller’s office.
 
At the end of July the unemployment rate here was at 5.2% compared to a year ago when it was 5.6%. Those figures represent a labor force of 10,591 people with 10,036 employed and 555 unemployed.
 
The Texas unemployment rate was 6.5 percent for July 2013 down from 6.9 percent in July 2012.
 
Read more in this week's editions of the Record and News-View.
Tue
27
Aug

Medical District plans to hold tax rate level

 

Tue
27
Aug

County holds proposed budget, tax hearings

 

Tue
27
Aug

Case re-opened, trial next month

 

   The television show is “Cold Justice.” Its new season starts Tuesday, Sept. 3, on the TNT network.
   The case the reality show has chosen as its lead deals with the death of women in DeWitt County in 2001.
   It was in January 12 years ago when first responders were called to a residence near Westhoff on Jackson Road. A woman was dying from a gun shot wound. She eventually died in spite of emergency medical treatment.
The sheriff’s office investigated the shooting. 
   Pam Shelley and her two children had been living with Ronnie Joe Hendricks, 42, at that residence. 
   According to the indictment, the couple had been arguing and Shelley was gathering her belongings preparing to move back to her home in Arkansas.
 
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