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Mon
29
Apr

Woman dies after one-vehicle wreck on US 183

 

   A one-vehicle wreck early Monday resulted in the death of a Cuero woman.
   DPS Trooper Gerald Bryant reported the wreck occurred at about 3:30 a.m. when Nikole Rhoades, 20, was southbound on U.S. 183 and her 2008 Pontiac Grand Am left the roadway hitting a tree.
   The wreck occurred two miles north of FM 237 in DeWitt County. Her vehicle crossed the center stripe and continued off the roadway striking the tree.
   She was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5:30 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Bill Robinson.
   The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.
 
Fri
26
Apr

Man in critical condition after shooting

 

Fri
26
Apr

Bus, pickup wreck on FM 1447 and FM 692

 

   Preliminary reports indicate about three Yoakum ISD students were not seriously injuried in a bus - pickup accident Friday morning near the intersection of FM 1447 and FM 682 in northeast DeWitt County.
   The driver of a pickup had serious injuries and was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the Yoakum ISD school bus sustained what was described at the scene as a minor head injury.
   Yoakum ISD Supt. Tom Kelley was at the scene of the accident along with deputies from DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and DPS Troopers to care for the students and injured adults.
   It was not clear whether the pickup had lost control going off the side of the highway and back onto the roadway but it was struck by the bus on the driver’s side.
   Also responding to the scene were first responders from Cuero EMS and Cuero Fire Department.
Thu
25
Apr

Trotters gather awards in ShowTime competition

 

   The Cuero High School Trotters traveled to Sea World in San Antonio to compete in the ShowTime International Dance Competition on April 20.
   Trotter sponsor Brittany McGrew said the ladies did an awesome job. They returned home with many awards.
   The girls won the judge’s award, as well as a team sweepstakes, meaning they scored a first division ranking on all three team dances they took to contest. They also won overall best in lyrical category, best in modern category and runner-up in pom.
 
Read more in next week's edition of the Record.
Wed
24
Apr

Early voting begins Monday

 

Wed
24
Apr

Cancer patient, late wife honored at Relay for Life

 

Wed
24
Apr

DeWitt job rate improves

 

Wed
24
Apr

Comptroller Combs distributes $522 million sales tax revenue

 

   In DeWitt County the percentage of growth over last year has slowed some but is still higher than the state average.
   In Cuero the sales tax rebate was up 6.64% over the same period a year ago. To date (first quarter) Cuero has received $885,471 compared to $830,270 last year.
   Yorktown’s rebate is up 29.62% higher than a year ago. For the first three months the city has received $153,371 compared to $118,316 the previous year.
   Nordheim has seen its rebate grow by 39.34% over 2012. Nordheim has received $8,525 compared to $6,117 a year earlier.
 
Read more in this week's editions of the Record and News-View.
Wed
24
Apr

Three positions open on YISD board

 

   Six people have filed for Yorktown ISD school board positions for the May 11 election. Two of the three incumbents facing election did not file for re-election.
   Voters will also be asked to vote to allow the district file as a Chapter 41 district to equalize its tax wealth.
Current board president Boyd Weise and trustee H.R. Krause chose not to file for re-election. Incumbent Jerry Steves filed for re-election.
   Three positions on the board will be chosen from the following list of candidates: Jerry Steves, 62, retired teacher, incumbent; Barry M. Watson, 49, chief financial officer; Sarah Hahn, 33, business owner; Patti Harbers, 60, retired teacher; Carole Mueller, 66, substitute bus driver; and Todd Metting, 48, contractor.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.
Wed
24
Apr

Weischwill Insurance celebrates new owner

 

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce directors, Economic Development directors, business associates, family members and friends were on hand for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Weischwill Insurance on Wednesday, April 17.  Melanie Coker purchased the agency from Mark Weischwill, effective Jan. 1.  
An established business in Yorktown, Mark Weischwill bought Weischwill Insurance from his uncle, Elmo Weischwill, in 1983.  At the time, the business was located at 126 E. Main.  
 
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