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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.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
05
Nov

Yorktown Elementary first six weeks awards

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

Tue
05
Nov

Texas superstar plants program

 

The Texas Agrilife Extension and the Gonzales Master Gardeners will present a public education program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The program will be at the Fair Street Building, 623 Fair St., next to Gonzales Elementary.
 
The speaker for the evening is Joyce Felter, a Bexar County Master Gardener, an expert on Texas superstar plants that are strong and stunning Texas heat. 
 
There is no charge for admittance. For more info, call Shirley Frazier at 830-437-2592.
Tue
05
Nov

NISD EFA Scholarship

 

The Nordheim ISD Education Foundation is very excited to announce that Alumni Scholarship applications are now available to Nordheim ISD alumni who are interested in furthering their education. The number and amount of scholarships available is dependent upon the amount of donations received. For an application or more information contact Nordheim ISD or visit www.nordheimeducation.org. Return completed applications to the Nordheim administrative office or any NEF Board Member. All applications MUST be received by Nov. 30.
 
The Nordheim ISD Education Foundation, a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, founded in October 2007, was established to provide opportunities for excellence in education, enrich and promote innovation in teaching, while partnering with private and corporate sources that will provide resources to inspire learning and enhance the quality of education for all NISD students.
Tue
05
Nov

Walk against cancer

 

The Yorktown Elementary School and Yorktown Junior High School sponsored  a walk against cancer for the second year at the Wildcat Stadium, Oct. 31.
 
A little over 400 students, pre-K through eighth grade, with teachers and some members of the community participated. 
 
During the walk, principal Sylvia Hernandez read 87 names of those who died of cancer. They were family members, friends and staff of the community. Hernandez then read 61 names of those who have survived cancer. 
 
Five cancer survivors were there and were asked to stand on the field so that they may be honored. They were Omara Williams, Lana Brysch, Georgia Guzy, Robin Day, and Misty Corpus.

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