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Tue
04
Mar

Rayce joins family at home

Matthew and Gina Allman of Yorktown are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rayce Kincaid Allman. Rayce Kincaid was born at DeTar North Hospital in Victoria on Jan. 17, 2014 at 8:36 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 1/4 inches long. Rayce is being welcomed at home by his big brother, Grant, and big sisters, Grehsen, Brittan, Brycen and Brielle. Rayce’s proud grandparents are Bobby and Beth Nelson and Bill and Alberta Allman, all of Nordheim. Contributed photo

Tue
04
Mar

3 area congregations sponsoring Ash Wednesday service

A joint Ash Wednesday service sponsored by three area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville.

The Ash Wednesday service is sponsored jointly by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Schroeder, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Ander, and Zion.
 
Members of the community are invited to attend the service, which will begin at 7 p.m. Zion is located at 509 Zion Cemetery Road in Arneckeville.
 
Read more in this week's editions of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record.
Tue
04
Mar

Simecek files for YISD board

 

Ray Simecek has announced his candidacy for a position on the board of trustees of the Yorktown Independent School District in the upcoming election.
 
“I was born and raised here in Yorktown.  I graduated from Yorktown High School in 1961 and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, 1961-1964.  I entered University of Texas Dental School in 1964 and graduated in 1968 with a DDS degree,” Simecek said.
 
“I enlisted in the US Air Force in July 1968 as a dental officer.  I was stationed at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, from 1968-1971. I was discharged from active duty in Sept. 1971.  I then joined the Texas Air National Guard in Sept 1972.  I am now fully retired.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
04
Mar

Copper theft new problem for area

 

The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office meet with over 30 individuals around the state each Thursday to discuss crimes that are developing patterns or moving from one county to another.
 
“What started two to three years ago with the Coastal Bend Alliance and it has morph to the federal, state and local levels including a couple of individuals from Homeland Security,” DeWitt County sheriff Jode Zavesky said. 
 
“The newest development is copper theft in the area. In the year 2010 there was a raid of cell towers for their copper. There were six to seven counts that were reported.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record
Tue
04
Mar

Contested races for area schools

 

Filing deadline has passed for a position on the ballot in the upcoming city and school elections in Yorktown and Nordheim.
 
In the Yorktown City election, incumbents Larry Mueller and Ruben “BB” Garcia have filed to run again for their respective positions on the council.  City Councilwoman Frances Villa did not file for re-election, which will result in an opening on the council, which currently consists of incumbents Mueller and Garcia, along with Jerry Alvarez, Shawna Lamprecht and Mayor Rene Hernandez.
 
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.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
04
Mar

County requests $4.5 million for roads

 

It is a little over 230 pages long but it could be worth about $4.5 million toward fixing some roads in DeWitt County.
 
In a special meeting Monday, county commissioners agreed to submit an application to Texas Department of Transportation seeking a small portion of the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program. Of the $224 million in the program, this county is asking for $4.5 million.
 
The application estimates the county needs $47 million to repair its overweight traffic damaged roads. But the formula established to request grant funds limits how much the county can receive.
 
Read more in this week's editions of Yorktown News-View and Cuero Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe.
 
Tue
04
Mar

96th Yorktown chamber banquet Thurs.

 

Sat
01
Mar

2014 4-H royalty announced at ribbon cutting

2014 DeWitt County 4-H royalty contestants are shown from left, contestant Kara Blank, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Jennifer and Carl Blank; contestant Allison Hahn, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Renee and Blayn Hahn; contestant Olivia Netardus, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Jennifer and Anthony Netardus; contestant Gabrielle Jalufka, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Lynnie and Gabe Jalufka; 4-H Duchess Sophia Davis, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Acenet and Cliff Davis; 4-H Duchess runner-up Jeri Ficklen, Arneckeville 4-H,  daughter of Pam and Richard Ficklen; 4-H Princess runner-up Sarah Simon, Arneckeville 4-H, daughter of Kathy and Shane Simon; 4-H Queen Allie Lott, Lone Star 4-H, daughter of Kerry and Dustin Kenne; and 4-H Queen runner-up Lauren Haun, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Monica and Brad Carson and Brad Haun. Not shown is 4-H Princess Alexandra Spears, Prairie St. 4-H, daughter of Sandy and Aaron Spears. Cuero Record photo.

Sat
01
Mar

65th annual Cuero Livestock Show ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the 65th annual Cuero Livestock Show was held March 1 at the Friar Ag Center. Cuero Livestock president Leo Heinemann is shown cutting the ribbon to open the show. Project judging begins Wednesday with the auction set for 7 p.m. on Friday. Assisting with the ribbon cutting was the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cuero. Cuero Record photo.

Thu
27
Feb

Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County sponsoring March 29 festival

 

As part of the National Boys & Girls Club Week Celebration, the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County will sponsor a festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the city park pavilion.
 
The club requests local organizations and businesses consider sponsoring a family friendly booth at the festival. Possible ideas for booths include: a photo booth, face painting, ring toss, fishing booth, board games, balloon animals, or a puppet show. For more info, contact the club via email at bgcofdewittcounty@gmail.com or by phone at 361-524-0005. Any donations are appreciated.
 
For more info about the club, contact Christi at 361-648-2451, Shannon at 361-524-0377, or reach out to any board member. 
 
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