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Tue
11
Feb

Alan Umholtz contract extended through 2017

 

Yorktown Independent School District superintendent Alan Umholtz had his contract renewed at the regular Jan. 27 board of trustees meeting. His contract was extended three years through 2017. The vote was unanimous, 7-0. 
 
The board of trustees are discussing the possibility that the DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Coop use Yorktown ISD facilities for the southern part of the coop (Norhiem, Westoff, Meyersville...etc).
 
Umholtz said, “The students could attend our campus instead of driving to Yoakum next year and the Yoakum ISD/Co-op would still be in charge of the program (Life Skills Students).”
 
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Employee Survey is almost complete. According to Umholtz the board should have the results by the next board meeting.
Tue
11
Feb

Bryan Gonzales chosen as art finalist

Students from the DeWitt–Lavaca Special Education Co-Op participated in the local Houston Livestock Show School Art Contest, held in Victoria Jan. 11. Winning artwork received a blue, red or white ribbon. If a piece received a blue ribbon, it was judged a second time for an opportunity to enter the Houston Livestock Show School Art Contest in March. These pieces also received a black ribbon. Five finalists were chosen. Shown from left, Javaghan Mayberry of Yoakum ISD received a red ribbon; Bryan Gonzales of Yorktown ISD received a black ribbon; and Emmanuel Galvan of Yoakum ISD received a blue ribbon. Contributed photo.

Tue
11
Feb

VFW to host 3rd annual benefit golf tournament

 

The Veteran of Foreign Wars District 24 is having their third annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, March 15 at the Colony Creek Country Club. Shotgun starts at 1 p.m.
 
The purpose of this benefit is to provide funding for the following: Youth Scholarships, Awards for Outstanding Citizens, needs of the widows and orphan’s home, provide financial assistance for overseas active duty personnel families, provide relief for local disaster victims, and other assistance as provided in the National By-Laws Manual.
 
Sponsorships available are: Corporate Team & Tournament, $500; Hole Sponsor, $100; Cart Sponsors, $500; Drink Sponsors, $200; Games Party, $250-500; Driving Range, $250; Tournament Presenters; Flight Sponsors, $300; Cap Sponsor, $500-1000; and Hole-in-One-Car Dealership.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
11
Feb

Note when, where to vote in primaries

 

Tue
11
Feb

Wild hog hunt draws interest from more than hunters

 

The 20th annual South Texas Wild Hog Hunting Contest was held in DeWitt County Jan. 30 thru Feb. 2 with weigh-in at Friar Ag Center.
 
County Extension Agent Anthony Netardus has been a part of the event for the past 19 years and recalls when it was hosted by the Coastal Bend Pork Producers Association. 
 
While the Pork Producers Association disbanded some time ago, the contest welcomed a new sponsor this year, Cuero Young Farmers Association.
 
Originally started as an attempt to reduce the number of wild hogs in the county, it was also used to bring awareness to the problems associated with the feral swine. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
11
Feb

Yorktown ISD dedicated to students' potential

 

Yorktown Independent School District is dedicated to helping our students discover and reach their potential. As parents, we need your help to identify those students (1st-5th grade, Junior High, and High School) with hidden gifts and talents.   
 
Please read the following list of characteristics of gifted children.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
11
Feb

YES D.A.R.E. essay winners

Yorktown Elementary School fifth grade class graduated from the DARE Program in Dec. Program coordinator, Trooper Gerald Bryant, met with students each week and provided them with information and skills they need to live drug and violence-free lives. At the end of the program, students wrote an essay explaining what was learned and winners were chosen from each classroom. Winners pictured are, from left: Sam Speed, Brittan Allman, Isaiah Guerrero, Dane Webb, and Francisca Vasquez. Also pictured is Trooper Bryant and Alan Umholtz, YISD Superintendent.  Contributed photo

Fri
07
Feb

Children and parents invited to Playgroups party Feb. 12

Children ages 0-4 and their parents or guardians are invited to join Playgroups, offered every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gobbler Getaway (behind the Cuero High School tennis courts). Playgroups include free play time, book reading, and a craft. There will be a Valentine’s Day Party on Feb. 12.

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Fri
07
Feb

Cuero woman killed in single vehicle wreck

 

Cuero PD officers were dispatched to a single vehicle wreck at the intersection of North Terrell and West Live Oak streets at approximately 4:09 a.m. Friday, according to a report from chief Jay Lewis.
 
Upon arrival, officers found the driver of a green 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee to have been ejected from the vehicle and unresponsive. Cuero EMS was called and attempted to revive the driver without success.
 
Sophia Ann Hernandez, 26, of Cuero, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Bill Robinson.
 
Cause of the wreck is under investigation. Early indications suggest speed as a contributing factor. Further details are pending.
 
Read more info as it becomes available at www.CueroRecord.com.
Thu
06
Feb

Man charged following standoff

 

A 37-year-old Yorktown man was taken into custody following a tense, nearly hour-long standoff with law enforcement Wednesday.  Yorktown PD chief Paul Campos said Gary DeWayne Smith Jr. was arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor of terroristic threat of a family household member after holding his common-law wife hostage at knifepoint at 127 W. Sixth St.  Additional charges have also been filed against Smith.
 
Assisting the Yorktown PD at the scene were the Cuero PD, the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety. Yorktown EMS was also on standby.
 
More info to follow.
 
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