Columns/Opinions

Tue
23
Feb

Wagner family says thank you

Dear Editor,

The Wagner family would like to express their utmost gratitude for the cards, flowers, memorials and food that they received this past week. We would also like to thank those that were able to celebrate Bob’s life alongside us this past Wednesday at the memorial service. A special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Gonzales and Hospice of South Texas. Although he is no longer with us, he will remain in our hearts forever.

Reed Wagner

Tue
23
Feb

CHS ranked 2nd in the state

Dear Editor,

We wanted to inform you of Teacher.org’s annual ranking for Top Teacher Supporting School Districts in Texas being published. Cuero IndependentSchool District was ranked #2 in the state out of 419 total districts reviewed. We thought it would be of interest to the folks at DeWitt County Today. You can find the rankings for TX here: http://www.teacher.org/state/texas/#school-districts.

Texas school districts were assessed on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers. Some criteria included: class size, administrator and support staff availability, and student proficiency levels. You can read more on our methodology here: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Tue
16
Feb

CEO of Cuero Community Hospital resigns

Dear Editor,
 
Tue
16
Feb

Lack of volunteers a concern for future of Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Dear Editor,
 
This letter is addressed to the animal lovers in Cuero. I am an avid supporter of Pet Adoptions of Cuero and a staff volunteer when feasible. First off, I would like to give a big kudos to an anonymous couple for all the time, funds, and effort that they have given to promote the expansion of Pet Adoptions of Cuero. The new building they added to the property greatly helps with the ability to care for so many of our city’s abandoned/stray animals via Pet Adoptions of Cuero. I would also like to say kudos to Ron Ledbetter and Myrna Hassfield who have served as President since the organizations start. They have given their all, both emotionally and physically to better the lives of these animals. Also a big thanks to all the other volunteers and those folks who have provided donations of all kinds.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Westhoff VFD thanks community for support

Dear Editor,
 
Westhoff Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the Westhoff Community for their support of the Fire Department stew supper on Saturday, Feb. 6. An extra thank you goes to the First Baptist Church of Westhoff for helping us pay for, plan, cook, serve, entertain and tidy up for the trail riders on their first stop of a long trail ride. They left with smiles and full bellies. Also, thank you to all the people who stopped by to support the fire department, you are awesome! It’s wonderful to see the community pull together for a worthwhile event. Thanks again everyone!
 
Cindy Burnett
Tue
09
Feb

Weischwill has my support

Dear Editor,

In response to Mark Weischwill’s letter “So Let’s Talk About It:” I want to applaud Mark for his leadership as President of the Yorktown ISD School Board. His ability to guide the board with patience, knowledge and a calm demeanor have gotten us through some very difficult times. Mark has one, and only one, agenda – doing what’s best for the education and welfare of Yorktown students! Mark’s article did an excellent job of explaining the duties and responsibilities of the board and the superintendent.  His information comes directly from the Texas Association of School Boards, the Texas Education Agency and the laws that govern the State of Texas schools. Mark Weishwill has my full support!

Patti Harbers
Yorktown

Tue
09
Feb

CDC February column

By Patrick J. Kennedy
CDC Executive Director
 
Christmas in the park
 
By-Laws
The purpose of the December Events Committee (DEC), an ad-hoc committee of the CDC, shall be to promote and support Christmas in the Park, an annual lighted display of scenes in the Cuero Municipal Park and throughout the City of Cuero, Texas as stated in the first Bylaws approved in October 2015.
 
Membership is open to any person who supports this purpose. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the public library. Of great importance this meeting, set for Feb. 17, is the first formal nomination of officers. Nominations of officers shall be set forth each February and voted upon at the March 16 regular committee meeting. A majority written vote at this meeting shall constitute the annual election of officers. Terms of office shall be one year. 
 
Tue
09
Feb

The power of one vote

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Every year there is an election. It may have something to do with the school board, city council, county officials, or the constitutional amendment election. There is the state election, not to mention our national election every four years. Since my employment at The Cuero Record and Yorktown News-View, I pay more attention to the numbers of those who vote.

Here is a quick summary of DeWitt County’s voting record in recent history.

Tue
02
Feb

Thanks for caring

Dear Editor,

We would like to thank everyone that has helped us during this difficult time. Thanks for sending food, memorials, cards, flowers, phone calls and texts. Thanks to the pall bearers, Pastor Tim, Jeff Massey and the staff at Massey Funeral Home and the ladies of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Yoakum for hosting the fellowship after the funeral.

The family of David Schneider

Tue
02
Feb

Nominate your choice of Citizen if the Year

By Tammy Bitterly
Yorktown Western Days Assoc.  Inc
Yorktown Economic Development Corporation, Inc
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Inc

Thanks to those that attended the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce first quarter mixer at Southern Inn and Suites on Jan. 28. Thanks to manager Lydia Lampe for offering her facilities for this networking opportunity. We look forward to the next mixer on April 28. Should you be interested in hosting the event at your place of business, please let us know.

The next Shop the 4 Seasons Market Days will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Yorktown city park from 9 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m. Vendor opportunities are still available. There will be handmade items from canned goods to yard ornaments, candles, jewelry, Girl Scout cookies and more. In the case of rain the market will be moved to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce on 141 S. Riedel, Yorktown.

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