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Tue
10
Dec

Citizens Bank donates gift baskets

Citizens Bank - Yorktown recently presented several gift baskets to Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (YNRC). The gift baskets contained gift items for the residents at the facility,  as well as colorful balloons for the residents to enjoy. Citizens Bank employees as well as YNRC staff are pictured with the baskets, from left: Jeanette Willis, Jennifer Guinn, Shara Hecox, Lisa Scott, Connies Imes, Operations Supervisor, Assistant Vice President; Mary Orosco (YRNC); David Styra, Yorktown Banking Center CEO; Monica Soliz (YRNC), and Grethen Horny (YRNC).  News-View Photo by Mari Gohlke

Tue
10
Dec

NEF donates $5,000 to Nordheim ISD

 

The Nordheim Education Foundation gave $5,000 to Nordheim ISD for it’s Charting the Course Program and attendance awards. Charting the Course is a program that explores colleges and career choices.
 
Graduating students may apply for the $1,000 scholarship meeting certain criteria. This year the scholarship will extend to alumni students.
 
Seventy students received a prize for having perfect attendance for one six week period during the school year. Prizes ranged from board games to IPads and laptops.
 
Fourteen students received perfect attendance for either 1st or 2nd semester.
 
Two students received All Year Perfect attendance, Jackson Tam and Patrick Rohan.
Thu
05
Dec

Band, choirs perform at Christmas Tree Lighting

The 27th annual Christmas Tree Lighting was held Dec. 4 on the corner of Courthouse and Esplanade streets. Holiday entertainment was provided by the Cuero High School band and area choirs. The event began in 1986 as the primary fundraiser for the Cuero–DeWitt Community Center Development Corporation. The organization dedicated the star on the community Christmas tree to Frederick “Freddy” William Fischer, who donated $1 million to the Cuero ISD Education Foundation toward the building of a performing arts center. Photo by Elizabeth Rodriguez/CueroRecord.

Wed
04
Dec

$1 million donation made toward fine arts auditorium

 

Wed
04
Dec

CHS students make all-region band

Cuero High School band students competed in the Region 12 All-Region band auditions at Navarro High School Dec. 2. The following students made the bands. Front row from left, Brianna Banda, Lauren Galindo, Yesenia Davila, Desirae Garcia, Imani Davis. Back row, Hunter Lemke, Elias Alcazar, Luke Stevenson, Bradley Pierce, Hector Torres, Jeremiah Anzaldua. These students will perform at the region band concert Monday, Dec. 9 at Canyon Lake High School. Galindo, Torres, Davilia, Lemke, Alcazar and Stevenson qualified for the all-area band and will audition for the all-state band in January. Alcazar, Davis and Stevenson made the all-region jazz band in September. 

Tue
03
Dec

60 Thanksgiving plates delivered

About 25 volunteers prepared Thanksgiving plates at the 19th annual Let’s Stand Together event Nov. 28 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall. Shown are Mary Varela, Sylvia Liendo, Anna Garfield and Chuck Clifton preparing to-go plates. About 60 plates were delivered. Dining in at the event started at noon.

Tue
03
Dec

Contested race emerges in 2014 primary

 

Monday is the final day for candidates to file for the March 4, 2014 primary elections in DeWitt County. Some candidates have already announced their plans for the primaries.
 
The following have filed indicating they will seek their party nominations.
 
Republicans that have filed include Daryl Fowler, 57, re-election, county judge; Tabeth Gardner, 47, re-election, district clerk; Natalie Carson, 47, re-election, county clerk; Carol Martin, 54, county treasurer.
 
Also filing were, James Pilchiek, 56, Commission Precinct 2; Peggy Mayer, 56, Justice of Peace Precinct 1; and Bill Robinson, Justice of Peace Precinct 2.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
03
Dec

4-H Food Show winners

The DeWitt County 4-H Food Show was held on Oct. 26. The following participants displayed their dish and discussed the nutrient value and serving information during the food show interview. Shown from row from left, Kensly Ley, Intermediate Grains; Lisa Seidenberger, Intermediate Protein; back row, Sheela Webb, Junior Fruits and Vegetables; Kaci Herman, Intermediate Fruits and Vegetables; Brooke Wendel, Junior Dairy. The girls also participated in a mini foods and nutrition workshop held by extension agent, Denise Goebel and 4-H foods and nutrition leader, Michelle Wendel.  They will all be advancing to the District 11 4-H Food Show which will be held in Wharton Monday, Dec. 9. Contributed photo

Tue
03
Dec

County Historical reps visit

Dorothy Mayfield, Treasurer and Beverly Bruns, President of of the Yorktown Historical Society welcomed Barbara and Larry Nuckels to the Yorktown Historical Museum, Friday, November 15, 2013.  Barbara and Larry, pictured the center are members of the DeWitt County Historical Commission and the DeWitt County Historical Museum. Contributed photo

Tue
03
Dec

Old high school slowly turning to a pile of rubble

Demolition is well underway as contractors tear down the old Yorktown High School. The old school library is completely torn down. Cuts are being made to separate the old high school building from the auditorium before demolition goes forward. Pictured is a view looking into where the old high school joined to the auditorium. Yorktown News-View photo

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