Columns/Opinions

Tue
26
Jan

Voter responds to comments

Dear Editor,
 
I am writing in response to Terry Breen’s political advertisements. I was surprised that Mr. Breen referred to Jay Condie as a “newbie” and seemed to suggest that Jay had only been involved in one jury trial “years ago.” I have no idea how many cases Jay has tried, and it appears that neither does Mr. Breen.
 
Tue
26
Jan

Cuero Mayor wishes community a happy new year

On behalf of the members of the City Council, the City Administration, and the employees of the City of Cuero, we wish each of you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! 
 
Christmas in the Park and Christmas in Downtown—Wow, what a year! As of this writing the numbers for Christmas in the Park are not in but the event is a must see for many families in the area. 
 
Thursday Hot Chocolate Nights sponsored by TrustTexas Bank delivered over 3,500 cups of hot chocolate. It was great to have the ‘Live Nativity’ in place again and this year in memory of Ann Drehr. 
 
Tue
19
Jan

Lewis thankful for Christmas in the Park support

Dear Editor,
 
It is time again to put “Christmas in the Park” to rest. It is always a sad time to see it close because all of us that have worked at the Santa House or the gates, the Hot Chocolate nights, traffic, live Nativity, or even those that have to come out to do repairs during the time that we are open, we all miss seeing the smiles and happiness on the faces of the children as well as the adults. This is what makes it so worth the hours that we plan, sell, make repairs, set up scenes, keep them going, then take it all down and store it all till next year.
 
Tue
19
Jan

Thank you Citizens Bank

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Nordheim High School Junior and Senior classes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Styra, Mrs. Connie Imes and the staff at Citizens Bank for allowing the Nordheim High School Math Models, Pre-Calculus and Business classes to tour Citizens Bank in Yorktown. Mr. Styra and Mrs. Imes took time out of their busy schedule to educate our youth on financial topics including savings/checking/money market accounts, bank statements, certificate of deposits, IRA's, credit reports, financial statements, loans, interest rates and employment opportunities in the banking industry, among other topics. Students were given a wealth of information to educate them about the financial opportunities and responsibilities that exist as they near graduation and prepare for their future. Again, thank you Citizens Bank.

Tue
12
Jan

Say thanks to our school board members

By Kelly Dunn 
Meyersville ISD Superintendent
 
January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month, and Meyersville ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education.
 
Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties.
 
These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Overall, they represent you and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors.
 
Tue
12
Jan

Yoakum group sponsoring candidate forum for upcoming elections

Dear Editor,
 
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday called for a convention of U.S. states to pass nine new amendments to the U.S. Constitution, measures meant to limit the powers of the federal government. Governor Abbott went on to explain that dysfunction in Washington, D.C. stems largely from the federal government’s refusal to follow the Constitution. 
 
Congress routinely violates its enumerated powers, while taxing and spending its way from one financial crisis to another.
 
The President exceeds his executive powers to impose heavy-handed regulations. And the Supreme Court imposes its policy views under the guise of judicial interpretation. Governor Abbott urged action by Texas – and other states – to restore the Rule of Law in America. This statement is from the Office of the Governor. 
 
Tue
12
Jan

Yorktown C of C annual banquet

By Tammy Bitterly
Yorktown Chamber of
Commerce, Inc.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc. annual member meeting and banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at the Yorktown Community Hall. Award presentations, milestone anniversaries, silent auction, door prizes, entertainment and the upcoming new officers are on the agenda.

The “Denim & Diamonds” celebration will include a barbecue dinner menu. Individual tickets are $20 each and corporate tables are $250 each. Please call 361‐564‐2661 or email yorktownchamber@sbcglobal.net  if you are interested in participating. Membership is not necessary to attend.

Nominations are being accepted for the Citizen of the Year. Please consider nominating any outstanding individual you feel is deserving of being recognized for their contributions to the community. Nominations will be considered until Feb. 22.

Tue
12
Jan

Recognizing the volunteers who are committed to children's success

By Linda Bettin
Interim Superintendent
Yorktown ISD

January 2016 is School Board Recognition month and Yorktown ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education. 

Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. 

Overall, they represent you and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors.

Tue
05
Jan

El Shaddai center looks to build

Dear Editor,

El Shaddai Retreat Center has been blessed with the cooperation and comradery of Yorktown. We also hope that in some way you have been blessed by us. That said, I would like to avail you of an opportunity to continue those blessings to our community at large.

El Shaddai has been blessed with an increase in visitors these last few years. We have been blessed so much so that we are running out of weekends to accommodate all our retreat requests.  That situation has led our board of directors to recommend that we build a new housing/multi-purpose unit at the ranch.  This building will house sixty-four guests and provide meeting and dining space as well. We have chosen to call it the “Mission” and in honor of our south Texas history and will give it an Alamo façade. The board also approved a large portion of funds from the operating budget to get this project started. Now this is where I am asking for your help.

Tue
05
Jan

CDC requests help

By Patrick J. Kennedy
CDC Executive Director
 
After another phenomenal year of Christmas in the Park, the December Events Committee (DEC) (an ad-hoc committee of the Cuero Development Corporation) is already preparing for the 2016 season, but we need your help!
 
In the recently approved Bylaws of the DEC, membership is open to any person who supports or promotes Christmas in the Park. The regular meeting of the Board is the third Wednesday of each month, beginning Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cuero Library. Meetings last for no more than one hour. If you want to have input into the future of Christmas in the Park, we hope to see you on the 20th. If you aren’t able to join us, please contact us through our Facebook page Cuero’s Christmas in the Park.

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