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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.
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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.
 
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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

Tue
05
Nov

State allots money to county roads

 

Texas has decided to provide grant money for counties to repair or replace roads damaged by trucks involved in shale oil discovery and production.
 
DeWitt County falls into that category so now the work begins on how to apply for those grants.
 
At Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting, attorney Charles Kimbrough of Austin made a presentation to assist the county in that application process.
 
He and County Judge Daryl Fowler explained that shale play counties will need to establish county energy reinvestment tax zones (CERTZ). Those zones can be one or more county precincts that have damaged roads.
 
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Tue
05
Nov

Primary elections filing begins Nov. 9

 

Tue
05
Nov

Duck Dynasty Clinic

The Yorktown Medical Clinic opened  up as the Duck Dynatsy Clinic for a day with characters in place on Oct. 31. From the left Tina Austin as Jase, Shannon Wunderlich as Phil, Ludy Garcia as Ms. Kay, Dr. Gordon Barth as Goodwin, Nilda Reyna as Si, and Lisa Rose as Willie. Yorktown News-View photo

Tue
05
Nov

DeWitt County awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence

 

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to DeWitt County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report.
 
The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
 
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award winning report. It has been presented to Carrie Rea, DeWitt County Auditor.
 
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Tue
05
Nov

Yorktown Elementary first six weeks awards

Read who made the list in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View

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