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Wed
23
Oct

CTHM opens Nov. 23

 

After years of fundraising, planning and acquisition of premium artifacts by a dedicated group of local and regional volunteers, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum will open its doors to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 23. 
 
Visitors will get a limited look at the Colt Model 1877 revolver, serial number 73,728, once owned by notorious American outlaw, John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895). Hardin purchased the gun from an El Paso merchant. The revolver will be on loan from the Kurt House Collection.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
23
Oct

2 hotels under construction

Two new hotels are under construction in Cuero. Both are located on Hwy. 183 North (Gonzales highway). According to a press statement, this one is a 77-room Holiday Inn Express with an etimated construction cost of $2.6 million and next to it will be a 51-room America’s Best Value Inn with an estimated cost of $2.7 million. City of Cuero has annexed the property along this highway.

Tue
22
Oct

Nov. 5 poll locations announced

 

The constitutional amendment election and Cuero ISD bond election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. 
 
The following polling locations are available to DeWitt County residents. Those in precincts 101, 102, 201 and 401 may vote at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on 400 N. Esplanade St. in Cuero. Those in precincts 202 and 203 may vote at the Harry O. Gibson Center on 712 Forest St. in Yoakum. Those n precincts 301, 302 and 303 may vote at St. Paul Lutheran Church on 234 N. Gohmert St. Yorktown. Those in precinct 402 may vote at St. John Lutheran Church on 1764 Meyersville Road in Meyersville.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
22
Oct

Western Days hits bullseye

The 55th edition of Yorktown's Western days ended Sunday entertaining visitors and local folks with a large parade, music, childrfen's activities, carnival and more. The Western Days float featured the South Texas Gunslingers and there were numerous floats promoting area festivals.

 

To see all the pictures of the event pick up this week's issue of the Yorktown News-View.

Tue
22
Oct

Progress report on YISD personnel, enrollment

 

The Yorktown Independent School District trustees and school superintendent had a closed session on Sept. 25 dealing with personnel and complaints against personnel. On Monday there was another closed session with a new item on the list for economic development as well as continuing reports with personnel. However, improvements are underway.
 
Concerns that were addressed in a form of an anonymous letter back in the Sept. 25 meeting the board has either confirmed that those issues have already been addressed or are being dealt with in a timely manner. The following is an update of the issues brought forward to the trustees that Supt. Alan Umholtz gave on Oct. 17.
 
Read more in this issue of Yorktown News-View.
Tue
22
Oct

Work ongoing on City Hall

 

The face of Yorktown continues to see improvement as city council continues to monitor Yorktown’s projects. 
 
According to city manager Robert Mendez, the City Hall project is going well. New lighting is being installed and sheetrock is going up on the walls.
 
As for the streets the project is moving forward with the rehabilitation of West Street and all the city streets west of West Street and east of West up to Hwy. 119.
 
Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View
Tue
22
Oct

Tree disease workshop Oct. 31

The newly formed City of Cuero Tree Board, along with the DeWitt County Extension Service, is sponsoring a workshop on tree disease. The workshop will take place from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Cuero Municipal Clubhouse (Rockhouse). The workshop will focus on oak wilt and other important tree diseases. Dr. David Appel, professor of the Texas A&M Plant Pathology and Microbiology department, will lead the workshop. For more info, call the DeWitt County Extension Office at 361-275-0816.

Tue
22
Oct

Donations accepted for family after home fire

 

On Oct. 5 just before 10 p.m. the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Yorktown located on 227 S. Baunig. Shortly after, the YVFD called the Cuero Volunteer Fire Department for assistance. The CVFD responded with eight firefighters and a fire engine. 
 
It was not long after that the fire was contained. However, due to the extent of the fire throughout the structure from winds driven from the incoming cool front, firefighters spent a couple of hours locating and cooling hot spots throughout the home. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Yorktown News-View.
Tue
22
Oct

Nordheim Class of '65 reunion

 

The Nordheim High School Class of 1956 held its 15th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Nordheim Park Lounge, commemorating 57 years since graduation. Dolores Grubb Nesloney, Alberta Schuenemann Allman and Norlene Sucher Ckodre were in charge.
 
A social was held from 1-5 p.m. with tea, coffee, and assorted snacks being served. Following prayer by Norlene Ckodre, a delicious meal of pork loin and chicken with side dishes and desserts was served.
 
A short meeting was held. The seven deceased class members were remembered. They are Joyce Ammermann Saul, Estefanita Ochoa Rodriguez, Doris Leister Buchhorn, Myrle Rogge Rabenaldt, Edith Haak, Doris Alex Stewart and Garriet Harms.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
Tue
22
Oct

Fire prevention contest winners announced

Winners have been announced in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest recently held at Nordheim ISD. The contest was sponsored by the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department. Following are the winners of the contest.

 

Read more in this week's issue of Yorktown News-View

 

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