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Tue
24
Feb

Over $152,000 raised at Yorktown FFA show

The predicted rains held off during Yorktown FFA Stock Show and Sale held this weekend that raised $152,766.25 overall. The auction was well attended and the show was well supported with generous buyers. Auctioneer Joe Adams kept the crowd entertained as he rattled off numbers to for the highest bidder. This year’s 76th Stock Show was dedicated to the memory of Joyce Eichhorn.

Yorktown High School Evan Krause won Grand Champion steer with Jessica Garcia taking Reserve Champion steer.

Krause’s 1,149-pound Grand Champion steer auctioned for $6,000 by Devon Energy. Add on buyers were JP Cattle Co., Russell Farrow (7YL Ranch), Citizens bank and Manna’s Pre-cast Concrete, INC.

Garcia’s Reserve Champion steer weighed in at 1,445 and was auctioned for $5,999 by LeRoy and Dolly Ruppert, R Double Bar Cattle, Carl Clyne, Laura Sanders and Melissa Alcarzar. Add on buyers were TrustTexas Bank, and Manna’s Pre-cast Concrete, INC.

Tue
24
Feb

Wildflowers vs weeds for county leaders

The title “Wildflower Capital of Texas” has taken on new significance again in DeWitt County.

Two key elements bringing the unique title back into prominence are 1) rain and 2) oil.

At Monday’s county commissioners meeting, several representatives of Keep Cuero Beautiful and DeWitt County Alliance were asking commissioners to spare the wildflowers from herbicide spraying along road right-of-ways.

After several years of drought, recent rains have given hope that the wildflowers will return to the county’s lanes and byways this spring.

However, some of the precincts have been spraying road right-of-ways in an effort to control Johnson grass and other weeds for safety purposes. Also major road repairs and truck traffic have taken a toll on many of the county roads that were previously best known for their wildflower abundance.

Tue
24
Feb

Filing deadline on local elections Friday

Four members of Yorktown City Council will face election on May 9th. Filing is underway now at city hall and will end on Friday, Feb. 27.

Facing election this year will be Mayor Rene Hernandez and Councilmembers Blaine Denbo, Shawna Lamprecht and Jerry Alvarez.

These positions are elected at-large. To date, Alvarez has filed for re-election.

Three positions on the Nordheim ISD board of trustees will face election on May 9. Filing is underway at the school administration office through Friday.
 

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Tue
24
Feb

Chamber to celebrate its 97th banquet

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will celebrate its 97th annual banquet Tuesday, March 3, at Yorktown Community Hall. The banquet will start at 6 p.m.

Along with a number of awards the guest speakers will be Carl Sneider and Morgan Jedlicka.

Carl Schneider, MAMFC, MACE, community relations/chaplain at the Hospice of South Texas, will speak at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce banquet on March 3.

Schneider is a local pastor and an Eagle Scout. He and his wife Angi have been married 23 years and have six children (four sons and two daughters) and one grandchild.
 

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Thu
19
Feb

Cuero celebrates its new H-E-B store with groundbreaking ceremony

 

City of Cuero officials, community leaders, neighbors and customers joined H-E-B leadership today with shovels and hard hats to officially celebrate the much-anticipated new Cuero H-E-B store, at 909 E. Broadway. The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by mayor Sara Post Meyer and H-E-B regional leadership. The event also include the unveiling of the new store design which is expected to open in late August. Read more in next week's edition of The Record.
 
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Wed
18
Feb

Motorists pause for Ashes to Go

Valdemar Galvan of San Antonio stops by in his vehicle to get ashes on Ash Wednesday by the Rev. Michael Mumme of the First United Methodist Church. Mumme, along with several other area spiritual leaders, participated in Ashes to Go, a nationwide initiative to bring ashes outside the church and into everyday places. In Cuero, Ashes to Go was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations on Esplanade. Read more in next week's edition of The Record.

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Tue
17
Feb

Main Street Program recognized by THC

 

Tue
17
Feb

CDC presents $10,000 grant to Barbecue Station

 

Mildred A. Weldon, left, owner of the Barbecue Station, receives a check for $10,000 from Patrick J. Kennedy, right, of the Cuero Development Corporation, for the completion of her Business Retention and Expansion Program. This matching grant program partially paid for the building renovations to the south side of the building to include repainting, windows installation and installing lights.
 
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Tue
17
Feb

Goliad man dies in wreck

Police say “failure to control speed” and/or “driver inattentiveness” may have contributed to the wreck Feb. 9th on U.S. Highway 87 South.

Blanton Gregg Parack, 57, of Goliad, was driving a 2009 GMC welding pick-up truck when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The welding truck burst into flames upon impact. The collision occurred at 3:32 p.m.

Investigating officer, Trooper Nick Diamond, of the Department of Public Safety said, “There were no skid marks showing braking before the accident, and witnesses reported observing the truck traveling at a speed exceeding the posted limit”

Bill Robinson, DeWitt County justice of the peace Precinct 2, pronounced the driver dead at 3:45 p.m.
 

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Tue
17
Feb

Trevino recognized for 20 years of service

Tracy Trevino was honored with a ‘best wishes’ party recently by the district attorney’s office at DeWitt County Courthouse. She has been a secretary and assistant in that office for 20 years (starting as a student at CHS). She plans to become a teacher and will be working at St. Michael’s School. Shown at the party are, from left, front row, Rob Lassman, Tracy Trevino, Chyann Sammons, Ray Hardy; back row, Reid Manning, Michael Sheppard, and Terry Breen.

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