Columns/Opinions

Tue
05
Apr

Hull expresses thanks after loss

Dear Editor,

Mary Ann and I would like to express our sincere and deepest heartfelt thanks for the cards, phone calls, visits, and food that we received from our family and many friends after the loss of our grandson, Brandon. He will be missed, but the prayers and love shown to us during this very trying time reinforced our faith and trust in our Savior, and we know that Brandon is in a better place and at peace. Grace and Peace to each of you.

J.C. & Mary Ann Hull

Tue
05
Apr

Friends of Nordheim give praise

Dear Editor,

The Friends of Nordheim held their 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Jubilee Park on March 26 in Nordheim. Ninety-two hunters, ages Preschool to Fourth Grade, registered for door prizes and hunted for over 2,883 real and plastic eggs. Each hunter was asked to pick up three real eggs and 27 plastic eggs, which totaled 30 eggs to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The plastic eggs contained candy and coupons donated by local merchants and generous individuals. Thirty coupons, one for each year of the hunt, was given by the Friends of Nordheim. Each coupon was good for $.30. Nine children, grades 5 through 13-year olds, registered for door prizes.  

Tue
05
Apr

NEF grateful to Frosch

Dear Editor,

The Nordheim Education Foundation recently received a generous donation from the Vance L. Frosch estate. Mary Craddock, executor of the Frosch estate, notified NEF president Larry Salyer of the gift. The gift, in the gold sponsor category, is a very timely gift since donations have dropped off in the last year.

Mr. Frosch was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent for many years at Nordheim ISD. Mr. Frosch loved history. He was a U.S. Army veteran, former Nordheim city councilman, mayor and Nordheim volunteer fireman. Mr. Frosch was a Nordheim Pirate through and through. Mr. Frosch lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 12, 2011 at the age of 65.

Patricia Garcia
for Nordheim Education Foundation

Tue
05
Apr

YLL president reconciles for error

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to offer my sincerest apologies to the parents of Tanner Green and Kaison Rodriguez because I forgot to announce their names during Yorktown Little League Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 2. Thank you for coming to me and mentioning my omission. I appreciate all the hard work parents do to make sure the children get to practice and games.

I’m truly sorry for my mistake. If I omitted your child’s name and you didn’t let me know, I apologize to the parents and the children, also.  

Thank you to everyone involved in Yorktown Little League this year for giving their time and efforts to make it great this year.

Lissa Knetig
President
Yorktown Little League

 

Tue
29
Mar

CDC March message

By Patrick J. Kennedy

Executive Director

Cuero Development Corporation

Cuero Development Corporation 

The Board of Director’s approved at their March 21 meeting the first budget amendment for the year, (CDC’s fiscal year is October – September). Although sales tax revenues are down over 30 percent for the first six months, the Board has not reduced funding for the four main programs. Those being: the Business Retention and Expansion Program, Main Street Façade Program, Community Services Program, and new this year, the Enterprise Program. Please view our website www.cuerodc.com or call our office 361-275-8178 for further detail.

Christmas in the Park 

Tue
29
Mar

YISD Booster Club expresses gratitude

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown ISD Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the parents, students and other volunteers who came out to help operate the concession stand for the high school and junior high track meets on March 23 and 24. It was a huge success in raising funds to support our student athletes.

The Booster Club also extends a special thank you to Carisa Perez State Farm for donating water bottles. This great support from those in our community who make the effort to volunteer is key in providing needed supplies and encouragement to all our student athletes.  

Go Wildcats! Go Kitty Kats!

Wade Billings
President,
YISD Booster Athletic Club

 

Tue
22
Mar

FBC thanks McDonald's

Dear Editor,

First Baptist Church would like to sincerely thank McDonald’s for the generous use of their former parking lot this past Saturday. The youth were hosting their annual plant sale fundraiser to raise money for summer youth camp. The parking lot was the perfect location to allow customers to safely stop in and shop.  It was a very successful day and many students were able to earn a substantial amount toward their expenses. Thank you to those who took the time to come out and pick up some beautiful plants and support our kids at the same time. 

Tue
22
Mar

What is Cuero Main Street?

By Morgan Rath

Cuero Main Street

Executive Director

In 2013, Cuero was re-designated as a Main Street City. Cuero’s Main Street organization is a department of the City of Cuero and focuses on the revitalization of the downtown commercial district through marketing, promotions, events and historic preservation.

Main Street is overseen by an Advisory Board, appointed by City Council, and follows the National Four Point Approach of Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality. There are 87 Main Street cities in Texas and they each report to and work closely with the Texas Historical Commission. Cuero is one of 58 cities to have been recommended for national accreditation from National Trust Main Street in 2016.

Tue
22
Mar

Chamber shares appreciation

Dear Editor,

Saturday was a change from a beautiful “Spring Break.” Nonetheless, the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce sponsored Easter Egg Hunt still went on. Parents braved the wind and brought their little ones to enjoy cookies and punch and lots of filled eggs to hunt.

Many thanks to Skinny’s Fireworks, Paul Janacek, and his sister Connie Imes for providing filled eggs and door prizes. We appreciate their interests in our community. There was enough door prizes for every child to be a winner and goodie bags for each one.

Cookies were furnished through the courtesy of Trust Texas Bank. We are also grateful for the appearance from the Easter Bunny who joined us for pictures with the kiddos.

Tue
22
Mar

98th annual Yorktown Chamber Banquet a big hit

Dear Editor,

The 98th annual Yorktown Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet was a big hit. The Denim and Diamonds theme created a fun atmosphere enjoyed by many. On behalf of the Yorktown Chamber Board of Directors, I wish to thank  the following: Rene Hernandez for the Welcoming, The American Legion #270, VFW #8136 and Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter #1029, specifically Burt Biemer, George Budge, Clark Kerlick, Pete Lopez, Bill Menn & Rudy Varela for the Flag Presentation. We are gracious to Pastor Larry Weathers for performing the National Anthem, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and doing the Invocation.

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