Columns/Opinions

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.

Tue
02
Feb

"So let's talk about it"

By Mark Weischwill
President
Yorktown ISD Board of Trustees

The thing about controversy is that once you have one, that’s all people want to talk about. So let’s talk about it.

Tue
26
Jan

Booster Club annual fundraiser a success

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown Independent School District Athletic Booster Club would like to thank all of the community who came out on Sunday, Jan. 17 and purchased chicken barbecue plates from our annual fundraiser. It was once again a huge success. We also would like to extend a special thank you to all of the members, parents, coaches, students, and other community members who came out and volunteered their time to help support our kids. Go Wildcats! Go Kitty Kats!

B. Wade Billings
President,
YISD Athletic Booster Club

 

Tue
26
Jan

Western DeWitt Wildlife Management Assoc. gives thanks

Dear Editor,

I would like to recognize and send out sincere gratitude to Bill Baker and Capital Farm Credit for the new signs for the Western DeWitt Wildlife Management Association. It is a great help to our organization and hope that we can all keep him in mind when the need for his services might arise. He is a selfless man and deserves a pat on the back from us all. Thanks again Mr. Baker and thank you Capital Farm Credit.

Stephen Gowens
On behalf of Western Dewitt Wildlife Management Association

Tue
26
Jan

'Thank you seems so inadequate'

Dear Editor,
 
The words “thank you” seem so inadequate when trying to convey our gratitude for condolences sent after Wilburn’s death. Whether you offered flowers, food, a memorial, a card, a prayer, attended the visitation or funeral, and/or shared a hug and a tear, we appreciate your thoughtfulness. It is humbling, almost overwhelming, to realize how many people’s lives he had touched during his time on earth. Our many thanks are also extended to Rev. William Hill, Drs. Dugi and Reese, the staff of Cuero Nursing and Rehab Center and the staff of Freund Funeral Home. God bless you all.
 
Dorothy Arndt, David & Brenda Arndt
Harold & Barbara Hartman & family
Tue
26
Jan

John C. French staff, students thanks McDonald's

Dear Editor,
 
The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to extend a gracious “Thanks” to McDonald’s (Cuero) & Sonic (Cuero) for donating the incentives for our students for Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship for the 3rd 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
26
Jan

Voter responds to comments

Dear Editor,
 
I am writing in response to Terry Breen’s political advertisements. I was surprised that Mr. Breen referred to Jay Condie as a “newbie” and seemed to suggest that Jay had only been involved in one jury trial “years ago.” I have no idea how many cases Jay has tried, and it appears that neither does Mr. Breen.
 
Tue
26
Jan

Cuero Mayor wishes community a happy new year

On behalf of the members of the City Council, the City Administration, and the employees of the City of Cuero, we wish each of you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! 
 
Christmas in the Park and Christmas in Downtown—Wow, what a year! As of this writing the numbers for Christmas in the Park are not in but the event is a must see for many families in the area. 
 
Thursday Hot Chocolate Nights sponsored by TrustTexas Bank delivered over 3,500 cups of hot chocolate. It was great to have the ‘Live Nativity’ in place again and this year in memory of Ann Drehr. 
 
Tue
19
Jan

Lewis thankful for Christmas in the Park support

Dear Editor,
 
It is time again to put “Christmas in the Park” to rest. It is always a sad time to see it close because all of us that have worked at the Santa House or the gates, the Hot Chocolate nights, traffic, live Nativity, or even those that have to come out to do repairs during the time that we are open, we all miss seeing the smiles and happiness on the faces of the children as well as the adults. This is what makes it so worth the hours that we plan, sell, make repairs, set up scenes, keep them going, then take it all down and store it all till next year.
 
Tue
19
Jan

Thank you Citizens Bank

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Nordheim High School Junior and Senior classes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Styra, Mrs. Connie Imes and the staff at Citizens Bank for allowing the Nordheim High School Math Models, Pre-Calculus and Business classes to tour Citizens Bank in Yorktown. Mr. Styra and Mrs. Imes took time out of their busy schedule to educate our youth on financial topics including savings/checking/money market accounts, bank statements, certificate of deposits, IRA's, credit reports, financial statements, loans, interest rates and employment opportunities in the banking industry, among other topics. Students were given a wealth of information to educate them about the financial opportunities and responsibilities that exist as they near graduation and prepare for their future. Again, thank you Citizens Bank.

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