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06
Aug

Yorktown Class of 1949 celebrate 64 years

 

The Class of 1949 of Yorktown celebrated at the Ander-Weser Fire Department Building on July 13.
 
A total of 13 classmates attended. They were:  Gladys Ruth (Brandt) Stauss, James Campbell, Deloris (Carruthers) Sievers, Jane Allen (Carruthers) Jenkins, Patsy (Goehring) Ideus Green, Carol (Griffin) Schroller, Daniel John, Rose Marie (Jablonski) Knobles, Irma (Marmelejo) Wilson, Bobby Roeder, Wilbert Sauermilch, A.C. Schroeder, and Joe Villa.
 
 
 
 
Tue
06
Aug

Kymber Blaschke graduates from Texas A&M with Cum Laude honors

Kymber Michelle Blaschke, daughter of Michael and Kim Blaschke of Yorktown, graduated on Friday, May l0, 2013 from Texas A&M University in College Station. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology with Cum Laude honors. She is the granddaughter of James and Neva Autrey of Yorktown, Billie Blaschke of Shiner and the late Lamar Blaschke. In addition to her parents and grandparents, those in attendance included Brandon, Maegan, Mylah, Grayslin, Emmry and Jennifer Blaschke, and Sam Arevalo. Kymber has been accepted to the University of Houston's College of Optometry and will begin her studies in Houston this Fall.

Tue
06
Aug

Claire Schendel graduates from Baylor University

Claire Arlene Schendel, daughter of Robert and Norma (Schroeder) Schendel  of Yorktown, graduated from the Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, May 17, 2013 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.  She graduated with a GPA of 3.72. Claire is the granddaughter of Justyne (Mixon) Cox of San Marcos and Clydelle (Jacob) Schroeder of Yorktown. Claire is currently attending graduate school at Baylor.

Tue
06
Aug

City utility offices moved to new location

 

Tue
06
Aug

Community says goodbye to Heard

A memorial service honoring Andrew heard was held at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Cuero Junior High School competition gym. Worship music was led by Curtis Hampton, Heard's friend and colleague from Dallas. A sermond was given by the Rev. Eric Moore, Heard's brother-in-law from Paris, Texas. Later that day, fireworks were set off in Heard's honor at the Cuero Lake.

Tue
06
Aug

Warwas named clerk of the year

Bonnie Warwas, chief clerk for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Peggy Mayer, was awarded clerk of the year by the Texas Justice Court Judge’s Association’s president Greg Magee. The annual Education and Technology Conference was held July 16-19 in Austin. This year’s conference focused on the new civil rules that take effect Aug. 31 in all justice courts.

Tue
06
Aug

3 places up for election on Pecan Valley board

 

Pecan Valley Groundwater Conservation District announces three places on the board of directors up for election in November 2013. Positions representing commissioner’s Pct. 2, Pct. 4, and at-large are set to expire. 
 
Qualified candidates for the at-large position must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of DeWitt County, and a registered voter in DeWitt County. 
 
Qualified candidates for a county commissioner’s precinct position must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of that precinct, and a registered voter in that precinct.
 
Filing deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the district’s office on 107 N. Gonzales in Cuero. For more info, call 361-275-8188.
 
Tue
06
Aug

Pioneer donates $2,500 to Turkeyfest race team

Pioneer Natural Resources contributed $2,500 to sponsor the 2013 Turkeyfest Race Team. Shown from left, handler Clint Clark; Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources senior public affairs specialist; Ward Belanger, Pioneer Natural Resources senior operations manager South Texas asset team; Ruby Begonia;  Clayton Lantz; Joe Delmonico, Pioneer Natural Resources operations superintendent South Texas asset team; and handler Mary Beth Finney.

Tue
06
Aug

Yoakum Community Hospital named to Becker's list

 

Yoakum Community Hospital in Yoakum, was among the “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2013 named recently by Becker’s Hospital Review. This list recognizes community hospitals dedicated to high-quality care and service to the community.
 
“At Yoakum Community Hospital, patients are our top priority,” said Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital. “We focus every day on serving neighbors in Yoakum and the surrounding area, as we have for over 90 years. I congratulate our leadership, physicians and entire staff for working together to serve the community.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
06
Aug

County wants to hold tax at current level

 

DeWitt County Commissioners Court had their first look at what the property tax rate may be for the new budget year at a meeting Monday morning.
 
Dramatic increases in the mineral values from Eagle Ford Shale discovery and production continues to drive total values upward. The newest numbers indicate total taxable values will be about $5.5 billion. That is up over $3 billion from the current budget year.
 
As County Judge Daryl Fowler explained to court members, this year oil and gas values provided 72% of the county’s tax revenue. In the coming year, it will provide 87%. He said that is almost 9¢ of every tax dollar received.
 
Read more in the issue of Cuero Record or Yorktown News-View dated 8-7-13
 

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