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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.
 
Wed
02
Oct

Cuero Tree Board seeks to preserve town's trees

 

Most locals do not give a second thought to the trees in the middle of the road. But they are a feature unique to the city. Cuero was named into the Tree City USA program by the Arbor Day Foundation this year. One of the missions of the Cuero Tree Board is the preservation of those trees.
 
The board includes chairman Anthony Netardus, secretary James Hedrick, and members Sandy Dukes, Gelasio Garcia, and Alton Meyer.
 
“Our mission includes the preservation of older, historical trees and to promote education to the community on how to care for and preserve trees,” Dukes said.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
02
Oct

County budget targets roads

 

DeWitt County began its new fiscal year Tuesday. On Friday commissioners court approved a new tax rate and budget for this new year.
 
The overall tax rate is slightly less than the previous year’s. Expenses for the new year are up reflecting the county’s plans for increased spending on roads.
 
The tax rate adopted is 0.46937 cents per $100 valuation. That compares to the previous rate of 0.50203 cents.
 
In the new tax rate the county will collect 0.44919 cents for maintenance and operation of the county and 0.02018 cents for debt retirement.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
02
Oct

City council adopts tax rate, budget

 

City of Cuero has adopted its tax rate and budget to start a new fiscal year. The council met in special session Sept. 17 for that purpose.
 
Council approved a tax of 32 cents per $100 of valuation. Last year’s tax rate was 30 cents.
 
Cuero’s budget for the new year will see total revenues of $32.7 million. A breakdown of that amount shows that $6.8 million will come from the general fund. The general fund receives revenue from property taxes, sales tax, licenses and permits, fines and fees and transfers from other funds.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
 

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