Columns/Opinions

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.

Tue
03
Nov

'Cuero schools offer many wonderful opportunities'

By Jim Haley
Cuero ISD Superintendent
 
Being an actively involved parent and advocate for your child is one of the most important ways for adults to help their students to be successful in school. Cuero schools offer many wonderful opportunities for parents, guardians, grandparents, foster parents, and significant others to interact with educators, talk to teachers, check grades and attendance online, volunteer, and help with fund raisers such as carnivals, festivals, PTO activities, and booster club events. The important point is not what you do, but how often you do it. Here are numerous ways to be engaged in your children’s education:
 
Tue
27
Oct

Criticism of police throughout country

Dear editor,
 
A number of police officers in various parts of the country have been unjustly criticized for hesitancy in exerting the necessary force to maintain order.
 
This hesitancy is a dream-come-true, an excuse, an opportunity for those who wish to exert greater federal control by nationalizing our local police forces.
 
To this end, they encourage any situation that can be used to make our police look inept. The criticism does not need to be true; it does not to be deserved; it only needs to be an effective tool in the hands of those who seek greater government power.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Viola Holman thankful for city's support

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Tri City Empowerment Council and City of Cuero, we would like to thank all those who made this past Saturday [Oct. 17] “See How Cuero Has Overcome” a success. This event would not have been possible if not for the support of Mayor Sara Post Meyer. Also a special thanks to the City Secretary, Jennifer Zufelt. Thank you David Danish and all the parks employees.
 
Thank you First Baptist, Trinity, My Father's House, Antioch Baptist Church, St. Thomas and Fresh Start Church for your representation and participation. Thank you Chief Jay Lewis, Pastor Rafael Brown, The Martinez sisters, Morris Hopes, Michael Thamm, Cuero Heritage Museum, Bishop Paula Hopkins, Pastor Glenn Robertson, Pastor Lawrence Roy and our DJ, Smooth Razor-D, for being a part of the program.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Lives remembered tour at Lifeway Church

Dear Editor,
 
Lives were Remembered - in spite of the rain.
 
70 - 80 people braved the weather Saturday afternoon to attend the DeWitt County Historical Commission event which was moved from Hillside Cemetery to Lifeway Church. 
 
The church stage was decorated with styrofoam tombstones, and pictures of gravestones from Hillside were projected on overhead screens as the “show went on.” Re-enactors gave historically accurate accounts of citizens from DeWitt County’s past, portraying the individuals or family members telling about them. 
 
Members of the Cuero High School Anchor Club, with sponsor Tiffany Hilbrich, took tickets, held umbrellas over attendees as they arrived on wet sidewalks, and served refreshments following the performances.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Cuero ISD Foundation raising money for teachers

Dear Editor,
 
Cuero ISD Foundation met on Monday, Oct. 19. We were excited about this year’s teacher grants, requesting $100,000.
 
Our foundation will not be hosting a fundraising event this year.
 
Our teacher grants are fulfilled only by your generous donations.
 
Donor letters were mailed out last week. Please go to our new website, www.cueroeducation.org, to contribute. There is a donate button or contact any board member listed for more information. Please help our CISD teachers share our vision of enhancing education for our children.
 
CISD Foundation Board
Becky Murray
Tue
20
Oct

French Elementary thanks local businesses

Dear Editor,
 
The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to thank Sonic of Cuero and McDonald’s of Cuero for donating the incentives for our student’s for perfect attendance and good citizenship for the first six weeks. We appreciate the community supporting our students and showing the value of a good education.
 
Sincerely,
Kimberly Fleener
John C. French Principal
Tue
13
Oct

Congratulations pageant committee

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate the committee that organized the Miss Yorktown pageant. I think they did a fantastic job and was most pleased with the pageant itself.  It is really nice to have it back.

I was very happy to see that there was such a large turn out for the event. All of the young ladies that participated did a fine job and were all beautiful. It is so nice that we will once again have a court to represent our town and festival on the float at other local events.

The pageant, Western Days, National Night Out and several other projects that go on in town are manned by volunteers.  These people donate time from their busy schedules to make sure these events go off without a hitch. So to those people, I say thank you for your time and commitment to Yorktown.

Kimber McCrory
Yorktown

Tue
13
Oct

Stevenson Unit thanks area businesses

Dear Editor,
 
The Stevenson Unit Administration would like to thank all the area businesses that donated items for the 2016 Silent Auction. The Administration would also like to thank the employees and volunteers who participated in the auction. The Stevenson Unit was able to make a $2000 donation to the Sunshine Kids Foundation. This would not have been possible without the businesses and the employee/volunteer's support.
 
Stevenson Unit Administration
 

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