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Wed
04
Sep

City organizations see benefits of bats

 

Bats often have a bad reputation of being scary, stinky, dirty and nasty and often times face poisoning, roost destruction, and habitat loss.
 
However, the City of Cuero, Keep Cuero Beautiful, Chamber of Commerce, and Cuero Main Street recognize the importance that bats are a vital part of the ecosystem. They simply agree that the bats do not belong downtown.  
 
Mayor Sara Meyer said, “I’d like to see the bats relocated to remove health concerns for those working or shopping in the downtown historic district on Main Street.”
 
By Tim O'Malley
Cuero Record
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
04
Sep

Election Office begins accepting mail ballot applications Friday

 

Tue
03
Sep

City proposes 7 cent tax increase

 

Yorktown City Council met Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the coming fiscal year.
 
Council is considering a seven cent tax increase to help complete a street improvement project.
 
The rate the city is proposing is .68561¢ per $100 valuation. That compares to the current rate of .61264¢.
 
Yorktown is holding two public hearings on this rate because it represents the highest tax rate the city can adopt without having a roll back election.
 
Tue
03
Sep

Trustees okay tax, budget

 

Yorktown ISD trustees agreed to lower the property tax rate and approve a new budget at their meeting Wednesday evening at junior high.
 
The board agreed to hold the maintenance and operation portion of the tax at same rate it is now however, the rate to retire bond debt will be going down.
 
The overall rate for the new budget year will be .97212 cents per $100 valuation. That compares to the current rate which is .99720 cents.
 
In that amount 96 cents will be used for maintenance and operation of the district.
 
Sat
31
Aug

Wharton edges Cuero 23-22 in opener

 

   Wharton vs. Cuero has become a unique contest in the last five years. A total of only eight points has separated the winners and losers in the last five games.
   This year’s match-up was no different.
   The Gobblers battled back from a 16-9 deficit going into the final half needing an extra point kick to tie the game with 30 seconds left in the game.
   That PAT try hit the goal post giving the Tigers a 23-22 win over the Gobblers in their first contest of the season.
For more on the game see The Cuero Record.
Wed
28
Aug

OLG Jamaica to feature youth train

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s 87th annual Jamaica will include a new attraction this year. A five-barrel John Deer locomotive will make its debut for the youth of the parish.
 
The late Raymond Navarro’s vision for the project led to its construction this year by his grandson, Russell Oritz. Navarro was an active parishioner who expressed his wish to construct a locomotive for the youth of the Jamaica to his grandson before his passing. As a tribute to Navarro’s memory, Ortiz decided to carry his grandfather’s vision and named the locomotive, “Popo Loco,” after his grandfather. 
 
This year’s OLG Jamaica will be held Sunday, Sept. 1.
Wed
28
Aug

Hopkins chosen for top award

 

Paula Hopkins was elected Professional of the Year in the area of religion/nursing by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry and Global Network for Executives and Professionals. 
 
Hopkins spent 27 years as a licensed vocational nurse, she is also a licensed wound specialist and has been a pastor for eight years. She serves as full time pastor at My Father’s House Church of Cuero. Hopkins also partners with local and international ministries, including the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Barefoot Sundays and the Jerusalem Prayer Team. She started Manifest Meal, a service that provides the elderly with meals. 
 
She is married to Ricky R. Hopkins and is the mother of three sons: Treven, Michael, and Jamar, who is deceased.
Wed
28
Aug

CAMAL designates senior hours, volunteers needed

 

Tue
27
Aug

YHS open house Sept. 4

 

Students will have already filled the halls and classrooms of the new high school building on Aug. 26.
 
Yorktown’s new high school principal David Lynn announced to the Victoria Advocate, “It’s a beautiful facility. We are blessed to have this beautiful school.”
 
Lynn was a former principle of the Career and Technology Institute and former assistant principle at Howell Middle School in Victoria.
 
Friday morning, Aug 23 at 9 a.m. the football team pitched in to haul books to the new library to fill the new empty shelves.
 
Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View
Tue
27
Aug

Chamber fundraiser raises $40,000

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce has wrapped up their annual fundraiser, the Texas Hold’em tournament and Wine Run, both events held together Aug. 24 at The Venue on Church Street.

 
Bob La Bonte, of Victoria, was this year’s first place winner. He said he has participated in the tournament the past three or four years. First place prize was bracelet donated by Torin Bales Fine Jewelry.
 
Kris Arnold of Missouri City, Texas took the second place prize of a belt buckle, donated by Fielding Hickey of Texas Rig Tracker. Arnold said he had participated in the event last year. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.

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