Columns/Opinions

Tue
12
Jan

Say thanks to our school board members

By Kelly Dunn 
Meyersville ISD Superintendent
 
January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month, and Meyersville ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education.
 
Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties.
 
These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Overall, they represent you and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors.
 
Tue
12
Jan

Yoakum group sponsoring candidate forum for upcoming elections

Dear Editor,
 
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday called for a convention of U.S. states to pass nine new amendments to the U.S. Constitution, measures meant to limit the powers of the federal government. Governor Abbott went on to explain that dysfunction in Washington, D.C. stems largely from the federal government’s refusal to follow the Constitution. 
 
Congress routinely violates its enumerated powers, while taxing and spending its way from one financial crisis to another.
 
The President exceeds his executive powers to impose heavy-handed regulations. And the Supreme Court imposes its policy views under the guise of judicial interpretation. Governor Abbott urged action by Texas – and other states – to restore the Rule of Law in America. This statement is from the Office of the Governor. 
 
Tue
12
Jan

Yorktown C of C annual banquet

By Tammy Bitterly
Yorktown Chamber of
Commerce, Inc.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc. annual member meeting and banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at the Yorktown Community Hall. Award presentations, milestone anniversaries, silent auction, door prizes, entertainment and the upcoming new officers are on the agenda.

The “Denim & Diamonds” celebration will include a barbecue dinner menu. Individual tickets are $20 each and corporate tables are $250 each. Please call 361‐564‐2661 or email yorktownchamber@sbcglobal.net  if you are interested in participating. Membership is not necessary to attend.

Nominations are being accepted for the Citizen of the Year. Please consider nominating any outstanding individual you feel is deserving of being recognized for their contributions to the community. Nominations will be considered until Feb. 22.

Tue
12
Jan

Recognizing the volunteers who are committed to children's success

By Linda Bettin
Interim Superintendent
Yorktown ISD

January 2016 is School Board Recognition month and Yorktown ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education. 

Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. 

Overall, they represent you and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors.

Tue
05
Jan

El Shaddai center looks to build

Dear Editor,

El Shaddai Retreat Center has been blessed with the cooperation and comradery of Yorktown. We also hope that in some way you have been blessed by us. That said, I would like to avail you of an opportunity to continue those blessings to our community at large.

El Shaddai has been blessed with an increase in visitors these last few years. We have been blessed so much so that we are running out of weekends to accommodate all our retreat requests.  That situation has led our board of directors to recommend that we build a new housing/multi-purpose unit at the ranch.  This building will house sixty-four guests and provide meeting and dining space as well. We have chosen to call it the “Mission” and in honor of our south Texas history and will give it an Alamo façade. The board also approved a large portion of funds from the operating budget to get this project started. Now this is where I am asking for your help.

Tue
05
Jan

CDC requests help

By Patrick J. Kennedy
CDC Executive Director
 
After another phenomenal year of Christmas in the Park, the December Events Committee (DEC) (an ad-hoc committee of the Cuero Development Corporation) is already preparing for the 2016 season, but we need your help!
 
In the recently approved Bylaws of the DEC, membership is open to any person who supports or promotes Christmas in the Park. The regular meeting of the Board is the third Wednesday of each month, beginning Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cuero Library. Meetings last for no more than one hour. If you want to have input into the future of Christmas in the Park, we hope to see you on the 20th. If you aren’t able to join us, please contact us through our Facebook page Cuero’s Christmas in the Park.
Tue
05
Jan

Happy New Year

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the Yorktown Western Days Association, Inc. wishes everyone a “Happy New Year.” Good things are sure to come in 2016. Membership Drives are on for both the Chamber and Western Days.

We appreciate your consideration of joining these organizations that promote our community throughout the year. Membership packages for the Yorktown Chamber were recently mailed, if you would like to find out more please call the office at 361-564-2661 or email the yorktownchamber@sbcglobal.net.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce membership and awards banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at the Yorktown Community Hall. Details will be available soon.

Tue
05
Jan

Mueller resigns

Dear Editor,

Honorable Rene Hernandez, City Secretary Robert Mendez, Council Members, City of Yorktown, Citizens of the great little city of Yorktown,

Due to my present health problems, I have lost the ability to contribute 100 percent to my responsibilities as councilman for the City of Yorktown. I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately.

It has been an honor and a privilege to have served my fellow citizens in this capacity, we have gotten a lot done.

Cordially, I remain,
Larry A. Mueller

Tue
29
Dec

Businesses encouraged to recycle

Dear Editor,
 
Keep Cuero Beautiful (KCB) is happy the solid waste and recycling is going well. We are pleased that so many have expressed their relief that the transition has been easier than they expected. As for the Recycling Center, please note that tires and electronic waste can be left there without charge. Those items don't belong in the recycle bins. KCB had been receiving the revenue from the aluminum can collections (less transportation). However, with curbside recycling in effect, that City contribution has dropped from approximately $2,400 to a little over $800. So we encourage businesses and households to continue saving aluminum cans and dropping them off at the Recycle Center. KCB uses that money for advertising its events/programs, supporting teacher contests - relevant to litter, beautification, recycling- workshops, and matching grants.
 
Happy and Prosperous New Year to all!
 
Tue
29
Dec

Pet Adoptions thanks community

Dear Editor,
 
As the year 2015 comes to an end, Pet Adoptions of Cuero wants to publicly thank everyone for helping make this a banner year for our non-profit organization. The community support has been overwhelming with donations of pet food, supplies and funds. Those who have contributed so much include school groups: students, teachers and parents; individual children forgoing birthday presents so their friends would instead send donations our way; children running lemonade stands; 4-H groups organizing pet supply drives; the Boys and Girls Club sponsoring dog washes and the most touching - memorial gifts directed to the shelter in honor of deceased family members. Our donors cover all age groups and many have pledged a sustaining and continuing support. We could not have made this shelter happen and successful without these wonderful contributions.
 

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