Columns/Opinions

Tue
25
Oct

CDC earns community economic award

The Cuero Development Corporation (CDC) received a Community Economic Development Award for outstanding achievement in Community Economic Development at the Annual Conference of the Texas Economic Development Council on October 20, 2016, held in San Antonio, Texas. Cuero was honored among cities with populations from 5,001 to 15,000. Other nominated cities in this category were Athens, Elgin, Hidalgo, Levelland, Rusk, Tomball and Wharton.

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Westhoff ISD thankful for support

Dear Editor, 

Westhoff students, faculty and staff greatly appreciate Sonic, Whataburger, Chick-Fil-A, Stripes and McDonalds for generously donating report card coupons for the first six weeks. Thanks for supporting our school “Where Kids Come First.”

 

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Tue
18
Oct

‘Talk about an injustice’

Dear Editor, 

In writing this, I hope and pray that it is interpreted in the way it should be. A lesson for anyone who is put in a compromising position, yet still be sought after for trying to help. A few months ago a relative of mine and I were pulled over at a certain station in Yorktown. I was asked to do a little job for them that would take away my problem  which I am still trying to figure out. We had gone to fuel up another person’s vehicle. When I pulled into the station, an officer turns on his lights. I gave him my DL. He asked to search vehicle, I said “Sure, it’s not my vehicle. “This person had things that shouldn’t have been in there. We get arrested.

 

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Tue
11
Oct

Catholic Daughters sincerely grateful for community’s generous support

Dear Editor,

Tue
04
Oct

Businesses encouraged to get involved with community events

Western Days Decorating Contest 

Yorktown Western Days Decorating contest, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place recognition will go to following categories; Best Window; Best commercial storefront and/or curbside; and Best residential display. Businesses and residents are encouraged to decorate their storefront, window or curb with a western theme to welcome Yorktown Western Days visitors and guests to our community to one of the most highly anticipated festivals of its kind in the Crossroads area.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Fall is in the air in Cuero

For the City of Cuero, work continues with several street projects as well as improvements in the Municipal Park and golf course. The 2016- 2017 budget was approved by Council and includes a penny increase in the tax rate to $.33/$100 of valued property. The budget includes continued improvements to the parks system, refurbishment of the library, street improvements including sidewalks to help this community become more walkable, and moving of the public works departments to the new facility on W. Sarah St. by the end of 2016. This move will open several areas in the park for development for citizens’ activities in the park.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Cuero citizen thankful for “Pets Are People Too”

Dear Editor, 

I recently lost my beloved border collies to old age. If not for Myra Trevino of Pets Are People Too in Cuero, I don’t know what I would have done. Before their passing, I had to leave for an emergency out of town and didn’t want to board them (because of their age) but had no choice. I contacted Myra and she said, “No problem, bring them over.” Even in their old age, she gave them the extra TLC they needed (they were 14-years-old).

 

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Tue
27
Sep

Mari’s Tattle Tells: “You can always come home again”

Sitting here flipping through a circular from the old Perry’s store inserted into a yellowing copy of The Yorktown News, it’s easy to get nostalgic. While the oilfield boom has helped bring in new businesses, restaurants and motels, a few of us “old timers” still remember the good old days in the 1970’s and 80’s.

 

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Tue
27
Sep

DeWitt County history

Dear Editor, 

The goal of the DeWitt County Historical Commission in presenting “Lives Remembered” last Saturday [Sept. 24] was to educate the audience about life in past years, and we certainly did that! The show had just begun, and the first story teller had taken the stage when a thunderstorm rolled in. The electricity went off! No lights, no microphones, no slide show, no musical accompaniment, and no air conditioning. It wasn’t so long ago that some of us sat in that very auditorium with no air conditioning when it was the auditorium of the Cuero Jr. High School, before that the Cuero High School. We didn’t start school back then until after Labor Day to avoid the August days when it was the hottest.

 

 

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Tue
27
Sep

LEPC member submits resignation

Dear Editor,

I’ve attended many functions and meeting with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) member companies and spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with many of them. I have come to realize the “Core Values” they speak of is not simply PR talk. They are truly “Core Values” that are embedded within every member, lived and practiced every moment. Safety, Community and Citizen Relationships are not simply words from the members but set values for long term prosperity and safety for all in our community. I’m proud and blessed to have known all members of this organization.

 

 

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