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Tue
15
Oct

Ribbon cutting for Attorney Giles

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation representatives, as well as community members, were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Attorney at Law, Mark H. Giles’ office is located at 326 E. Main, Yorktown, in the Seifert Senter across from Citizens Bank. Giles (with scissors) is preparing to cut the ribbon assisted by Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President Amy Lamprecht (fifth from right).  Looking on are, from left:  Valda Lamprecht, Trust Texas Bank;  David Giles, Arianna Franco, Michelle Giles, David Styra, Citizens Bank;  Giles;  Lamprecht;  Bobby Strieber, First National Bank of Beeville-Yorktown;  Crystal Eichhorn, Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center;  Mark Weischwill, Weischill Real Estate and Yorktown Economic Development Corporation;  and Misty Laymon, RN, Yorktown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.   Giles is board certified and specializes in Family Law.  News-View Photo by Mari Gohlke

Tue
15
Oct

Be aware of their presence

 

 A 2011 gray F150 pickup rear ended an 18-wheeled water valve truck on the evening of Oct. 7. 
 
At 7:20 p.m. K-9 Officer Luis Farias responded to the scene located on 100 E. Main in Yorktown. 
 
The driver of the 18-wheeler, an employee of Pinnergy, informed Officer Farias, “I saw [the light] turn yellow and I know how Yorktown is, so I was not going to run it.”
 
 
Sat
12
Oct

Ruby wins Great Gobbler Gallop

Cuero Turkeyfest's Ruby Begonia clocked a total time of 2 min. 25 sec. to win her 19th Great Gobbler Gallop over Worthington's Paycheck that had a total time of 13 min. 33 sec. Ruby's team is Clint Clark, Mary Beth Finney, Terri Warwas, and Clayton Lantz.

See complete results in the next Cuero Record.

Thu
10
Oct

Motorcycle accident on State Highway 72

 

Thu
10
Oct

Antique Tractor Pull attracts 9 yr. old

 

Nine year old Connor Metting of Nordheim made his first appearance competing at the Antique Tractor Pull in Nordheim Oct. 5.
 
Gregg Metting, Connor’s grandfather said, “I bought him the John Deere 630 about five years ago for this very purpose. It has been refurbished and restored and we have been waiting when he was finally old enough to drive it.”
 
Connor competed in all three divisions with the same tractor.
 
He said, “I ran it last night and pulled 217 feet while practicing.”
 
Thu
10
Oct

National Night Out big success

 

Yorktown had their first National Night Out on Oct. 1 with nearly 200 people in attendance.
 
The National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. 
 
The Yorktown Fire Department, Yorktown Police Department and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce held a community party in the City Park from 5 to 8 p.m. with an evening of games, food, and music.
 
Mayor Rene Hernandez said, “I applaud our Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, and many others that gave their time to make National Night Out a success. It really did well. It brought the community together for this event. I believe the 2014 National Night Out will be a much bigger success.”
Thu
10
Oct

55th Western Days just week away

 

It is almost time for the 55th annual Yorktown Western Days. 
 
This is a free, family oriented event scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-20 at Yorktown City Park and downtown.
 
There will be music for all tastes with each day featuring different artists.
 
On Friday at 9 p.m. will be Jarrod Birmingham. Saturday’s featured artists will be Interstate starting at 8:30 p.m. followed by DJ Val and Jack Ingram takes the stage starting at 11 p.m. Earlier in the day Cactus Country will entertain starting at 5.
 
Thu
10
Oct

Early vote set for Oct. 21

 

Thu
10
Oct

Proclamations recognize local groups

 

Thu
10
Oct

Fowler seeks Re-election

 

DeWitt County Judge Daryl L. Fowler announces his intent to run for re-election in the Republican Primary in 2014.
 
“The challenges of the Eagle Ford Shale have only multiplied since I was sworn into office in January 2011 and after three years of continuous effort to get the Texas Legislature to acknowledge responsibility for the damaged roads, DeWitt County is preparing to implement SB 1747 which is the new program that will provide state funding for roads damaged by oilfield activity. I am compelled by a sense of responsibility to ask the voters for another term in office in order to implement the new program and see the road conditions improve. And, while the challenges are great, I want everyone to know that I enjoy the work I do for the county and I appreciate the confidence that has been  placed in me during these first three years in office.”

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