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Tue
08
Sep

Yorktown National Night Out Oct. 6

On Tuesday, Oct. 6 citizens of Yorktown and surrounding areas are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd  Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. This national event is associated with law enforcement, but, here in Yorktown we celebrate this night with all of our first responders.

National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Yorktown Police Department, Yorktown Fire Department, Yorktown EMS and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, will involve over 16,124 communities from all 50 states. 

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Tue
01
Sep

Volunteers needed for WD

Dear Editor,

The 57th Yorktown Western Days is fast approaching. Volunteers are needed to realize the success of one of the most anticipated festivals in the Crossroads area. Please consider contributing a small portion of your time to assist in its charitable efforts. Opportunities include, but are not limited to token booth, beer booth, country store, gold mine, etc.

Yorktown Western Days, under the direction of, Sarah Hahn with Seams Like Home will be hosting the annual Quilt Show. Viewing and voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from noon til 6 p.m. at the Yorktown Chamber/Western Days headquarters. Quilts from locals and beyond are welcome to enter. For more information call 361-564-9455 or 361-649-9394 or see yorktowntx.com for entry form and guidelines.

Tue
01
Sep

Traffic issues studied

Dear Editor,

The City of Yorktown, along with the Yorktown Police Department, are conducting a traffic study. The purpose of this study is to identify traffic issues on residential streets and to ensure the local residents are safe.

There have been several complaints since the influx of oil field traffic. The current configuration of the city streets was not designed to handle the amount of traffic that is experienced today.

Over the last year or so, the City of Yorktown has invested a lot of tax payer money in new streets. When the traffic study is complete, the results will be reviewed by city leaders and the appropriate actions will be taken. Some of the possible changes to accomplish this may be lowering the speed limit on our residential streets, adding stop signs, and possibly changing some yield signs to stop signs.

Tue
01
Sep

Ruiz against privatizing garbage service

Dear Editor,
 
To the citizens of Cuero. We must not let the city privatize our garbage pick-up service. 
 
I learned early in 1990 while attending a meeting in Gonzales on trash burning systems, the Chamber manager asked me if we still haul our own garbage: I said yes we do.
 
You should hold on to that. Don’t do what we did. We turned over our garbage service over to Garbage Gobbler, and we have dreaded it ever since.
 
Tue
01
Sep

Schorre reminisces on Doll House

Dear Editor,
 
Upon reading last week’s story of Rollie Brantley and The Doll House, I was taken back many years before. My family moved to 203 E. French Street sometime in 1959. This modest rent house just happened to adjoin the back of The Doll House parking lot.
 
I remember going there many times: by myself and with my parents and brothers to eat.
 
Tue
01
Sep

Back to school column

By Jim Haley
Cuero ISD Superintendent
 
With the beginning of every school year comes the opportunity to begin anew, to start fresh, and to embrace the clean slate that everyone is given. However, from an educator’s perspective, it is a daunting challenge and a huge responsibility to plan lessons and activities that will enable students to learn those things that are important. But, herein lies the problem and the question that 21st Century educators strive with on a daily basis. “What is worth learning?”  
 
Tue
01
Sep

Family thanks friends

Dear Editor,

The family of Kathy Alexander wishes to express our thanks to friends for their thoughts and prayers and to Baptist Church Ladies.

Sincerely,
The Howard Family
Yorktown

Tue
25
Aug

90th birthday celebration becomes festive event

Dear Editor,

The family of Ydolina (Lola) Amador would like to thank the many friends and family who joined us Aug. 16 to celebrate her 90th birthday. We enjoyed barbecue with all the condiments, many desserts, and what is a birthday without cake!

We also want to thank everyone for the gifts, mementos, sharing so many memories, and for making this such a festive event.

David Amador
Jacksonville, Fla

 

Tue
25
Aug

Western Days seeking community volunteers

Dear Editor,

Volunteers are needed for the 57th Annual Yorktown Western Days. The Yorktown Western Days Association, Inc. is proud to organize their yearly charitable FUNdraiser whose proceeds benefit local organizations.

Yorktown Western Days is one of the most anticipated events in the Crossroads area and participation from the community is mandatory to realize its success. Please consider contributing a bit of time to assisting in the Country Store, beer booth, token booth, soda booth and gold mine. Time slots are also available prior to the event to sell pre-sale carnival tickets. T-shirts are awarded to volunteers that sign up prior to the appreciation dinner.

Tue
25
Aug

Howard family thankful

Dear Editor,
 
The family of Kathy Alexander wishes to express our thanks to friends for their thoughts and prayers and to Baptist Church Ladies.
 
Sincerely,
The Howard Family
Yorktown

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