Columns/Opinions

Tue
06
Dec

Letters to Editor

Dear Editor, 

On behalf of the Yorktown Chamber, I sincerely thank everyone that contributed to the success of the annual "Christmas with Santa" event held the 1st Thursday of December in Yorktown. We were delighted to celebrate it downtown and must give thanks to the City of Yorktown and the Yorktown City Police Department for their efforts in making this happen.

Thanks to the Yorktown Youth Football League, Yorktown Project Graduation 2017,Yorktown Girl Scouts, St. Paul Lutheran Church and Skinny's Fireworks for providing activities and refreshments during the evening. Also thanks to the businesses who participated in the "Yorktown Stuffed Stocking" drawing and those who stayed "Open Late 'til 8",Weischwill Real Estate and Coker Insurance for providing a spot for "Santa" to visit and for our little "royal elves" (Miss Yorktown Royalty) for handing out the goodie bags to Santa's visitors.

 

Tue
06
Dec

Friendsgiving ‘thank you’

Dear Friends and Family, 

My family and I would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who helped with the Friendsgiving Benefit on November 27th. We would first like to thank the ladies who planned and put on such a wonderful event. There are not enough words to ever express our gratitude to you wonderful ladies. Without Lisa Elliot, Brenda Martin, Thelma Rogers, Carol Mathis, and Angie Cuellar, this wouldn’t have even been possible.

 

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Tue
06
Dec

Cuero Lions Club Sport and Gun Raffle

Dear Editor, 

Members of the Cuero Lions Club are actively selling raffle tickets for its 2016 Sport and Gun Raffle. Tickets are $25 each or five tickets for $100. The drawing is to be held on Dec. 21, and winners need not be present to win. Please contact a local Lion to purchase your raffle tickets, but hurry because only 500 tickets will be sold, and the tickets are selling fast. The impressive lineup of raffle items include:

 

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Tue
06
Dec

Jeff Steen discusses McDonald’s sign

Dear Editor, 

Earlier this year I had the opportunity of spending some time in front of the Cuero City Council to discuss the 75 foot McDonalds sign that dominates the Cuero skyline.

A little history. Christmas Eve 1995 I was driving from Victoria after egg nog with my mom and headed to Westhoff to see my dad. As I crested the hill by Cuero High I was shocked to see the huge Golden Arches looming over the City.... While the homes, church steeples and Courthouse tower were covered with Christmas lights, the skyline was overshadowed by the McDonalds sign. I recall thinking at the time, how could this be?

The Cuero City Council and Mayor at the time must have thought the same thing.

 

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Tue
06
Dec

Meyersville Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

Dear Editor, 

On behalf of the Meyersville Country Club Board of Directors, I would like to sincerely thank the community for supporting our club’s recent Turkey Dinner Fundraiser. We had unprecedented volunteer help the day of the event, and we sold over 650 plates. I would especially like to thank HEB for their support through their Community Investment Program.

Sincerely, Brian Wendel President, Meyersville Country Club

 

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Tue
29
Nov

NEWS-VIEWOPINION

Dear Editor, 

The family of Edith Krenek would like to say thank you to Yorktown Nursing and Rehabilitation for the excellent care they provided for our Mother. We looked far and wide for a place like this that showed true compassion and care for their residents. A very special thank you to all the employees for showing love and respect to our Mother. Trista, Diedra, Tammy, Lori, Kristi, and Jack, too, Nerida, Joann. I can’t remember all the names, but from the administrators, nurses, aids, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, and janitor staff, we extend a heartfelt thank you.

Tue
29
Nov

Holiday activities in Cuero are fast-approaching

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Cuero Police Department and the Cuero Fire Department, under the leadership of Sergeant Kevin Kroos, is sponsoring the ‘Blue Santa’ toy collection for children ages infant through 12 for the 6th year. Pick up of gifts will be Saturday, Dec. 10. Many thanks to Sergeant Kroos and his team for getting this worthy project organized. Many thanks to the Kevin Roznovsky family for holding a garage sale in November to raise funds with which to purchase toys and gifts for the ‘Blue Santa’ children.

Tue
29
Nov

Concert for Classrooms

Dear Editor, 

On behalf of the Cuero ISD Education Foundation board of directors, I would like to thank the community of Cuero for its support of the 2016 “Concert for Classrooms,” which was held on November 12, at the Cuero ISD Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cuero ISD in the form of grants to educators for resources, projects, and programs outside the scope of traditional school funding as well as help the Foundation grow its endowment and cover its operating expenses. We are thankful for the sponsors who went out on a limb with us, the community members who purchased tickets in support of our endeavor, and the host of volunteers who gave of their time and talent to both help and encourage us along the way. We are grateful for the community in which we live and look forward to hosting future events in the Cuero ISD Performing Arts Center to generate funds in support of Cuero ISD.

Tue
29
Nov

John C. French appreciates support

Dear Editor, 

The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to thank McDonald’s and Stripes for donating the incentives for our students for Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship for the 2nd six weeks. We appreciate the community supporting our students and showing the value of a good education.

Sincerely, Kimberly Fleener John C. French Principal

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Letters to Editor

Dear Editor, 

Just a note to let you know some of the “happenings” in the Yorktown Fire Department during the Year of 2016. We completed planning, design, and construction of an additional fire station across the street from the original station. We accomplished this through a very generous donation from BHP Billiton in the amount of $50,000. We also utilized other generous donations from the community and surrounding rural areas. This new building will allow us to store all of our equipment indoors, therefore, having protection from the South Texas elements.

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