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Wed
06
Nov

Fatality near W. 7th Street in Yorktown

Yorktown PD responded to call of an auto/pedestrian collision today at approximately 9:35 a.m. The incident was near the 500 block of W. 7th Street.

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office released an update confirming a fatality on its iPhone App.
 
The News-View will post more info online as it becomes available.
Wed
06
Nov

2 new elementary schools, performing arts center approved after bond passes

 

Wed
06
Nov

Drug bust in Yorktown

 

Tue
05
Nov

New laws passed for heavy truck loads

 

As if trying to maneuver a large truck along crowded and sometimes damaged roads is not tough enough, it just got tougher.
Texas changed a few laws dealing with heavy truck loads and they are in effect now.
 
As DeWitt County Justice of the Peace judges Peggy Mayer and Bill Robinson will be explaining to truckers, if your truck is overweight - it’s going to cost you.
 
And to emphasize the matter, DPS has stationed a weights and measure trooper to this county. It is Trooper Kenny Parma who is familiar with this county having covered it for a number of years.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
05
Nov

Animal cruelty charges face pair

 

On Monday two arrest warrants were issued after Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson determined that there was enough evidence to charge Julian Perez, 61, and Cassandra Perez, 45,with cruelty to animals or livestock, a Class A misdemeanor.
They will be arrested with a $1,000 bond and will be have their trial at the DeWitt County Courthouse at a later date. Julian and Cassandra could be fined up to $4,000 and serve up to one year in jail.
 
Gilbert Garcia of Yorktown was given a warning in connection with the case and he will pay all the expenses concerning a deceased horse.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
05
Nov

Language students study Day of the Dead

 

Altars, sugar skulls and skeletons line the hallway outside the Cuero High School Spanish classes. Spanish instructors Maria Hotz, Olga Rojas and Hervey Rodriguez assigned art projects to their students while teaching about Day of the Dead.
 
“We think that when you are learning a language, in this case Spanish, it is important to understand the culture as well, it is part of the process,” Hotz said. “Day of the Dead is one the of the most important festivities in Hispanic countries and we want to share that with our students.”
 
Leah Whittington, a freshman, is enrolled in Spanish I. Her assignment was to cut, assemble and decorate a paper skeleton.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
05
Nov

Road rage blamed for wreck

 

At 11:46 a.m. on Nov. 4, Yorktown Police heard a crash just outside City Hall. The driver of a gold Ford Ranger hit the trailer in front of him being pulled by a 3/4 quarter ton white Ford crew cab. After investigation, the individual driving the white Ford was arrested for reckless driving.
 
The story unfolded when a witness came up to the scene of the incident. The witness worked for an oil company in the safety division. He informed police that he had been following the driver of the white Ford from the crossroads of Highway 72 and Hwy 87. 
 
Traveling westbound on Highway 72 the white truck was aggressively running up on vehicles and swerving to pass them. 
Just before entering Yorktown, a driver of a gold Ford Ranger accessed Hwy. 72 from near the Outpost going into town heading west.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
05
Nov

Western days Association announces float winners

 

Yorktown Western Days Association has announced the winners of the Western Days Grand Parade. Winners were as follows:
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
05
Nov

City makes plans for Coca Cola building

 

A large parking lot sits in between the historic Coca Cola building and the new city offices on Main Street. After the warehouse surrounding the building was demolished in February, council has tossed around a few suggestions for the building’s use. Austin consultant Kim A. Williams visited with the council Oct. 22. The city is considering housing the Cuero Development Corporation offices in the building after renovations are complete.
 
Proposed plans include CDC offices downstairs. To honor the building’s history, an area for Coca Cola memorabilia will also be downstairs. The second floor would include a large meeting room.
 
“What an honorable and swift opportunity to take a mainstay industrial business in community [...] And turn it back into the recruitment and development center,” Williams said at the meeting.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
05
Nov

Yorktown PD accepts donation

Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos is pleased to accept a check from Glenn Beckham, a strong supporter of the Yorktown Police Department and its members. Beckham donated an estimated amount for the purchase of upgraded equipment to enhance the drug interdiction efforts of the Yorktown Police Department. Pictured from left: Officer Farias, K-9 Handler;  K-9 Officer Nikko; Chief Campos; Glenn Beckham;  Sgt. Richard Ramirez. Contributed Photo

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