Columns/Opinions

Tue
24
Nov

Proud of our Kitty Kats

Dear Editor,

I have been the head volleyball coach here at Yorktown for quite some time.  Throughout the years, I have tried to instill in the players, that I have had the privelege of coaching, that Yorktown volleyball is more than just about them as a player, or even the team, that we are a program and a family.

Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a whole village to raise a child?” I know for certain it takes a community to raise a successful volleyball program!  I have always had immense support from parents and community members. With our season recently closing, I wanted to send a special thanks to some of our big Kitty Kat supporters.

Tue
17
Nov

Christmas in the Park starts next week

By Patrick Kennedy
CDC Executive Director
 
Christmas in the Park 
Thanks to the untiring working of the December Events Committee volunteers, the City of Cuero, and the Community Squad from the Stevenson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the 16th Annual “Christmas in the Park” will open next Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Park. There are several new scenes that should bring you joy through this self-guided tour. 
As in previous years, the hours are 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. For additional information, you should visit www.christmasincuero.com. 
 
Fiscal year 2015 projects
This past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015) there were thirteen (13) projects completed. The CDC granted a total of $115,160 and the total expenditures for all projects was $449,859.03. 
Tue
17
Nov

Rally held for local first responders

Dear Editor,
 
Tue
17
Nov

'It is not about raising money'

Dear Editor,
 
It has taken six to eight years for the Republican Women of Yoakum Area to change the mind set of the citizens. We have tried to be very open and visible in the community: with program speakers, booths in chambers and picnics, floats in parades, bake sales, large speaking events, putting out campaign signs, establishing election headquarters, sponsoring debates and candidate forums, pages on Facebook, going to the Capitol to testify, speaking, participating at county Republican meetings, conducting voter registration, assisting with candidates campaign expenses, rally's, community prayer vigils, letters to the editors and state government officials, veteran's event services, educating our youth, and many other activities in the communities. We are standing, speaking out, and exposing the Democrat Party, saying, “we are the party of life and freedom, join us, and be proud and bold.” There are more of us, than there are of them.
Tue
17
Nov

Success with E-waste recycling program

Dear Editor,
 
Tue
10
Nov

VFW/Auxiliary gives thanks

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown VFW Post 8136 and Auxiliary wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the communities of Yorktown, Weesatche, and other surrounding communities for supporting the annual Buddy Poppy Day which was held Friday, Nov. 6.

A special thank you to the Yorktown Post Office, Dollar Store, Lowes Supermarket. Also to Aunt Di's, Texan, Leske's Oil/Conoco, Rudy's, Abuelita's and Apple Lumber for allowing us to place poppies and can at their place of business.

The day would not have been a success without the assistance of the volunteers who staffed the stations and walked through the Main Street of Yorktown and Weesatche.

Donations from the Poppy distribution event are used to aid Veteran organizations in various way.

Contact the VFW Post or Auxiliary if you have any questions or would like to join us. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Once again, thank you for supporting our veterans.

Tue
10
Nov

Wells are grateful

Dear Editor,

The Wells family wants to thank all the ones for the prayers, doctors, nurses and hospice who gave from their heart to help. Thank you all and God bless.

Peggy B. Wells
Pettus

Tue
10
Nov

YCC shares appreciation

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank Conoco Phillips, Triple C Production, Trust Texas Bank, Southern Inn & Suites, Nitro Fluids, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown Western Days, Jaclyn Gallegos Photography &Yorktown Project Graduation for helping make the 4th Annual Trunk or Treat a success.  Thank you to Trust Texas Bank for sponsoring the winner medals for the Costume Contest as well as Marlo Stansel for the 1st place winner gift cards.   Without your support we could not make this event possible.

Amy Lamprecht, General Manager
Tammy Bitterly, Executive Director
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Tue
10
Nov

Life and Liberty Constitutional Rally

Dear Editor,
 
I am a member of the Republican Women of the Yoakum Area. Our organization includes women from Lavaca, DeWitt, and Gonzales counties. We are sponsoring an important event this coming Saturday, Nov. 14th called the Life and Liberty Constitutional Rally. It will be held at the KC Hall in Hallettsville. We are asking our community to stand up with us and rally against attacks that are happening right now in our country.
 
Attacks against authority—we are rallying and showing our support for our local law enforcement and for all first responders, including our EMS and fire departments.
 
Attacks against Christianity—we are honoring all of our local Pastors.  
 
Attacks like the atrocities that have occurred in Planned Parenthood facilities—we are rallying against abortion and for the right to life.  
 
Tue
03
Nov

TWDA express appreciation

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown Western Days Association would like to thank everyone who shared in the success of our 57th annual charitable festival. We appreciate the host of volunteers that contributed their time and skills to assist us in our efforts. A lot of time and preparation is invested in organizing this annual community event and it was a pleasure to see everyone enjoying a good time. Compliments to the team that brought such a great line-up of entertainment from the Children and Grand Parade to the musical talent that performed on the Main Stage and to those who participated in the various activities and competitions.

We must thank our sponsors and in-kind contributors, without such contributions our success would be limited. Contributions from many sources, local and beyond, are necessary to bring one of the most anticipated festivals in the crossroads area to a reality. Their support is greatly appreciated.

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