News

Tue
08
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.”
Tue
08
Oct

Early voting begins Oct. 21

 

There will be a Constitutional Amendment election and two school district bond elections on November 5 for DeWitt County voters.
 
Early voting in these elections begins Monday, Oct. 21 and continues through Friday, Nov. 1. Early voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
There are nine proposed amendments for the Texas Constitution that all registered voters in the state can vote on.
 
In the Cuero School District voters will decide either for or against a $76 million bond issue. The proposition states the bond money would be used for “the purposes of designing, constructing, renovating, acquiring, and equipping school facilities and the the purchase of the necessary sites for school facilities, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.”
 
Read more in this week's editions of the Record and the News-View.
Fri
04
Oct

Portrayal takes pastor around the world

 

Fri
04
Oct

See you at the pole

The high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered together Sept. 25 for a “See you at the pole” at the High School. After a short prayer service, ballons with written prayers on them were released by all who attended. Photo by Tim O’Malley

Fri
04
Oct

Donation to support Yorktown Fire Department

John Simpson, President of the Western DeWitt Wildlife Management Association, presents Darryl Borth of the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department with a check for service to the community. Photo by Pam Culpepper

Fri
04
Oct

Donation to support Yorktown EMS

John Simpson, President of the Western DeWitt Wildlife Management Association, presents Bill Robinson, Director of the Yorktown EMS, with a check for past and future service to the people of DeWitt County. Photo by Pam Culpepper

Thu
03
Oct

Trustees hear classroom evaluation

 

There was a cause of concern when the board of trustees of the Yorktown ISD suddenly called the meeting into closed session during the called meeting on Sept. 25.
 
Twenty-two visitors came to hear what was to be a goal-setting workshop and to discuss the district pay scale for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
“Yorktown superintendent Alan Umholtz said, “I have been evaluating each classroom for six weeks and I observed some areas of needs and strengths of individuals. I needed a heart-to-heart with the board.”
 
 
Thu
03
Oct

City adopts new tax rate

 

Yorktown City Council met on Monday, Sept 23 and adopted a new property tax rate of .68561 cents per $100 valuation, which is a 38.9 percent increase over the previous year’s effective tax rate. 
 
The reason behind the tax increase is the $2.8 million project to have all the streets in Yorktown resurfaced or seal coated.
 
The council also approved a new budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct 1.
Thu
03
Oct

YJHS grandparents' breakfast a success

 

The Yorktown Junior High School faculty and students honored grandparents with an annual breakfast on Friday, Sept. 13.
 
There were approximately 90 grandparents and students in attendance at the meet-up in the Library, decorated for the occasion with an autumnal theme. Tables were adorned with fall-colored paper and flower arrangements. 
 
Biscuits and sausage were served with orange juice and coffee as grandparents and students visited with their teachers.  
 
Mrs. Sylvia Hernandez, principal, and YJHS teachers enjoyed the opportunity to visit with grandparents.
Thu
03
Oct

Pink out Oct. 18

 

The Yorktown High School student council, cheerleaders and football players invite everyone to “Pink Out” at the home game Friday, Oct. 18. 
 
The student council is selling “Think Pink” T-shirts for $12. Money raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Founation. 
 
T-shirts orders may be placed at the school or by calling Carol Semper at 564-3429. T-shirt ordered must be received by Friday, Oct. 4. Even if a T-shirt is not purchased, all who attend the Oct. 18 game are encouraged to wear pink.
 

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