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Wed
10
Jun

Community thanked for successful Walk for DS

 

Tue
09
Jun

All-American York Fest underway

Plans for the All-American York Fest on July 4th are well underway. The Yorktown Western Days Association, a 501C3 organization is excited to organize this community event. Sponsorship opportunities are available to help in the fundraising efforts that benefit local youth organizations and activities.

Cook-off entry forms are online at yorktowntx.com. Spaces are limited to the first 40 paid spaces, although additional entries are allowed per space.  Cook-Off entries include Jackpot beans, fajitas, Chicken, Ribs and the All-American Hamburger. Contact Erik Helbing with the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department at 361-676-4744 for more information.
We are going to have a patriotic kiddie parade for the youth ages 3-12. Entry forms were sent home with Yorktown Independent School District and Nordheim students. For additional forms call 361-564-2661 or see yorktowntx.com. There will be awards for first, second and third with a Best over-all. Forms are due by June 29.

Tue
09
Jun

Weesatche Herman Sons' fund raiser matched by Grand Lodge

Dear Editor,

The Weesatche Hermann Sons' Lodge 96 recently held a bake sale and country store in conjunction with the WVFD Chili Cookoff. All proceeds received were donated to the Weesatche Volunteer Fire Dept. In addition, the Hermann Sons' Grand Lodge generously contributed matching funds. Thanks to all who baked or bought goods or gave a monetary donation.

Tanya Jacob
Weesatche

Tue
09
Jun

Yorktown Chamber thanks sponsors

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we would like to thank the following sponsor’s for their contribution to the 3rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament.   Without your support, this year’s tournament wouldn’t have been the success it was.

Tue
02
Jun

CHS thanks community for 'Shattered Dreams' support

 

Tue
02
Jun

Lynn reflects and sends his best wishes

I review with satisfaction our accomplishments. Yorktown High School’s state accountability report for the 2014-2015 school year will not be out until the fall semester. I can anticipate for you the high school will receive distinction designations for our passing rates in four STAAR end-of-course tested subjects: U.S. History, taught by Shirley Moczygemba, 100%; Biology, taught by Dustin Nessel, 95%; Algebra 1, taught by Barbara Bryand, 87%; and English 1, taught by Lara Robinson, 86%. In addition, English 2, taught by Lara Robinson, had 81% passing.

The ACT was administered this fall to all thirty one juniors. Previously, students had to travel to Victoria College or Coastal Bend College in Beeville to take the ACT. It took some doing but we received approval to administer the test at the high school.

Wed
27
May

All-American York Fest July 4

Yorktown Western Days Association will be hosting the All-American York Fest on Saturday, July 4. There will be a Men’s and Women’s Horseshoe tournament, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Children’s Activities and More. Del Papa Distributing, Inc. is a partnering sponsor of this Yorktown Community event.

Patriot Oilfield Services is sponsoring The Captain Legendary Band out of Houston who will perform a Live Street Dance in the evening.

Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to dress up in their red, white and blue and be part of the Patriotic Kiddie Parade. They are encouraged to decorate their rides such as bikes, trikes, scooters and wagons and display their patriotic spirit as our kick-off to the day’s event. Each participant will receive a participation package with 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes awarded with a best over-all.

Wed
27
May

Wolf supports TPA bills

DeWitt County Farm Bureau president Wanye Wolf encourages DeWitt County farmers and ranchers to support legislation that expands international trade for farmers and ranchers.

Wolf said the Trade Promotion Authority bills would greatly benefit Texas farmers and ranchers. TPA streamlines negotiations and strengthens the United States’ position at the bargaining table. It is central to completing key trade negotiations already under way, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“U.S. agriculture will not grow unless our farmers and ranchers can compete in the international marketplace,” Wolf said. “We lose potential markers if we cannot negotiate and ratify trade agreements through TPA.”

The U.S. is the world’s leader in agricultural exports, coming off a record year of $152 billion in exports last year.
“TPA will keep that trend moving forward,” Wolf said.

Tue
26
May

"Whose mistake are we paying for?"

 

Tue
26
May

Mother thankful for town's support

 

Dear Editor,
 
On behalf of my son Nick Castaneda, I would like to thank everyone for showing us your love and support while he has been sick. Thank you all for showing our family how truly blessed we are to have ya’ll.
 
We had so many volunteers and contributions to Nick’s benefit May 17 that words can’t begin to describe how we feel.
 
Thank you and God bless.
 
Stephanie Castaneda
 
Arneckeville

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