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13
Mar

Hedgcoxe donation allows DeWitt County Historical Commission to restore oldest books

 

It was the heart and soul of Patricia Blackwell Hedgcoxe to see history preserved as was evidenced by the many organizations she was involved in including her membership in the DeWitt County Historical Commission and served as chairman in 2011-2012. Hedgcoxe, at the age of 75, died at home from cancer on May 4, 2012.
 
Peggy Ledbetter, retiree and volunteer of the historical commission said, “Just before her passing, her family donated money to have theses books restored. The restoration of these books was a project that she was really in to.”
 
“All but 17 books have been restored with each page in a protected sleeve. Because it takes time we wanted to showcase what we have.”
 
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Thu
13
Mar

Malik accepts position in Rosenberg

 

Friday is Randall Malik’s last day as Cuero Development Corporation’s executive director. On Monday he will become the director of the Rosenberg economic development corporation.
 
Malik has led the local CDC for almost four years, since July 2010.
 
It has been a good time to be the economic director here. With the discovery of Eagle Ford Shale to Cuero’s selection as a Texas Main Street City.
 
Working with a seven member board, Malik has seen the number of people employed in this county top 10,000. The unemployment rate is at a 65-month low of 4.1 percent.
 
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Thu
13
Mar

TrustTexas Bank named February BOM

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce named TrustTexas Bank as February’s Business of the Month. Shown are bank employees, Shay Iacoponelli, Bryan Haun, Michelle Klaus, bank president Jay Howard, Susan Frels, Cheryl Bramlette, and Kristie Tieken.  Shown presenting the award is chamber president Jaclyn Cox, chamber past president Natalie Carson, and chamber director Caley Thomas. Contributed photo.

Thu
13
Mar

Trustees consider location for new elementary school

 

Cuero School District trustees have taken the first step toward selecting a new location for Hunt Elementary. 
 
In a special meeting Wednesday, the board met with representatives of The Quarry, a residential development located behind Cuero Intermediate and Cuero Jr. High.
 
The district plans to build a new Hunt Elementary campus as part of the bond issue approved by voters last year. 
 
Quarry developer Charles Metcalf showed site plans and possible locations for the school. He also presented information about access and utilities.
 
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Thu
13
Mar

Trustees discuss junior high expansion

 

Renovations at Cuero Intermediate and additions to Cuero Junior High were part of the discussion by Cuero School District trustees during a special session last week.
 
The district’s architect, Bo Ledoux of Claycomb Associates, presented proposed designs for the campus improvements. He described a new classroom wing at CJHS and renovation plans at CIS.
 
When these improvements are completed, the district plans to move sixth grade from CIS to CJHS. The new wing at CJHS would be primarily for eighth grade.
 
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Wed
12
Mar

Two car wreck across from Wildflower Inn

 

Tue
11
Mar

Tractor-trailer overturns losing load

Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department (YVFD), DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department (DCSO), TxDOT and Yorktown EMS responded to a call Thurs. afternoon, March 6, to Hwy. 119 North where a gravel truck overturned, spilling a load of limestone rock onto the roadway, approximately 3 miles north of city limits.  According to the DCSO, the driver of the gravel truck was traveling south on Hwy. 119 when he lost control of the truck and trailer, which turned over spilling the contents of the load.  The driver sustained minimal injuries in the accident but refused further medical treatment.  TxDOT crews worked to clean up the mess.  News-View Photo by Mari Gohlke.

Tue
11
Mar

Trustees report new principle, student director

 

Tue
11
Mar

Awards top chamber banquet

 

Tue
11
Mar

Small tremor noted

 

Yorktown, Nordheim and area residents were “shaken up” by a couple of activities here during the past week.
 
U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.8 magnitude earthquake 9.32 miles west of Yorktown on Thursday, March 6, at 8:40 p.m.
 
Nordheim Mayor Kathy Payne said, “We didn’t experience anything here,” on Friday morning, March 7.  “Right now I’m more worried about the waste pits,” she said, referring to the proposed waste water disposal sites near the city limits.
 
On Sunday evening, March 9, residents in Yorktown experienced a loud “boom” at approximately 7:30-8 p.m.  The noise rattled houses and caused Facebook status’ to explode.
 
A call to the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning confirmed that an explosion had occurred on a residence here, but no further information was available.

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