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Tue
21
May

Yorktown city council considers lower truck weight limit

 

   Yorktown city council had their regularly scheduled meeting on May 13.
   The council approved the request of Roxanne Rios, shop owner of Trendy Treasures,  to sell exotic wines because they were within city ordinance perimeters to sell alcohol.
   The city is looking to change the vehicle weight limit within city limits from 35,000 pounds to 12,500 pounds. 
   The city has no ordinance for oversized loads. The city will be drafting an ordinance for police to escort oversized loads through town.
   An amendment has been made to the amusement tax ordinance.
   The city council meeting, originally scheduled for May 27 has been changed to May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday.
   Council meetings are the second and fourth Mondays held at the library at 7 p.m.
Tue
21
May

KYB bakes cookies for Warriors Weekend

 

   The ingredients are sugar, flour, eggs milk, and what ever flavorings wanted to make cookies. Yet the most important ingredient for this batch of cookies was the love and appreciation that came from a community.
   Keep Yorktown Beautiful coordinated a Wounded Warrior cookie haul asking area churches and organizations to donate homemade cookies for the weekend. 
   “It started with the idea if it was possible baking 100 dozen cookies. The next meeting it went up to 150 dozen. In our last meeting we felt that it needed to be 300 dozen cookies because of the 700 soldiers coming to fishing and relax in Port O’Connor,” said Sarah Hahn. “It is nothing compared to what they have done for us.” 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.
Tue
21
May

Goebel chosen AgriLife Extension Agent for DeWitt

 

   Denise Goebel has been appointed the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Science Agent for DeWitt County. She will be working with Anthony Netardus the Extension Service Agent Agriculture.
   Officed in DeWitt County Courthouse, Mrs. Goebel has worked in the extension service office for the past 16 years. She has been a 4-H leader for the past 12 years.
   A native of Rosenberg, Denise graduated from Terry High School and earned a degree in agriculture business from Sam Houston State in 1988.
   Along with additional training from area family and consumer science agents, she will be working toward earning her master’s degree in family and consumer science.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
14
May

Library asks for community input

 

Tue
14
May

Tax values may hit $3.7 billion, almost doubling

 

   There were close to 40 agenda items at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners meeting. But a report on the increase taxable values in this county took center stage.
   Also court approved the appointment of Denise Goebel as the new County Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent.
   It is about this time of the year when DeWitt County Appraisal District gives the taxing entities an estimate of what the taxable values will be for the coming budget year.
   County Judge Daryl Fowler read the report indicating local values are expected to be between $3.5 billion and $3.7 billion. That compares to the 2012 taxable values of $2 billion which was used for the current year’s budget.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record and the News-View.
Tue
14
May

Matthys, Allen retain council seats

 

   The City of Cuero general election was held May 11. A light turn out determined two city council positions.
   District one councilman John Fuqua ran unopposed. He received 22 votes in early voting and 20 votes on election day, a total of 42 votes.
   District four councilman Roy Johnson also ran unopposed. He received 32 votes in early voting and 18 votes on election day, a total of 50 votes.
   Councilman at-large incumbents Bill Matthys and W.T. “Tony” Allen were re-elected to council. Mathis received 84 early votes and 69 votes on election day, a total of 153 votes. Allen received 84 early votes and 64 votes on election day, a total of 148 votes. David L. Ruiz also ran for the position, but was not elected. He received five early votes and 11 votes on election day, a total of 16 votes.
Tue
14
May

2013 Miss Cuero court announced

 

Tue
14
May

National Police Week proclaimed

City of Cuero Mayor Sara Post Meyer proclaimed May 12-18 National Police Week. Wednesday, May 15 has been proclaimed Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

Tue
14
May

Pioneer donates $3,000 to Little League

Pioneer Natural Resources contributed $3,000 to enhance and help maintain the Cuero Little League fields. Shown from left, Raymie Zella, city manager; Sara Post Meyer, mayor; Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer senior public affairs specialist; and David Danish, city parks superintendent.

Tue
14
May

New stop signs installed in town

   The City of Cuero has installed 35 new stop signs in the following locations: Indianola and West Newman, four way stop; Indianola and Bruce, four way stop; Douglas and West Newman, three way stop; T.L. Overture and West Newman, four way stop; Grant and West Newman, two way stop; East Newman and Valley, four way stop; West Clayton and Frederick Williams, four way stop; Fenner and Grimes, three way stop; Fischer and Woodworth, three way stop; Bridge and Nash, four way stop; East Courthouse and Terry, four way stop; Fain McDougal and East Courthouse, four way stop.

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