Lifestyle

Wed
04
Jan

Jimmie Grant earns award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Lockhart Cemetery Association (LCA) presented Mr. Jimmie H. Grant Jr. with Americas’ White House Award signed by The Office of The Honorable President Barak H. Obama for Jimmie’s outstanding long-term volunteer service for helping restore the Texas Historic Lockhart Community Cemetery of De Witt County, which is helping Keep America Beautiful.

Tue
20
Dec

Keeling – Kleinecke wedding

Stephanie Renee Keeling of Medina, Texas and David Kleinecke, of Cuero, were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at her family’s ranch, The Reed Ranch, Medina, Texas. The family ceremony included their children. Lee “Skip” Potts of Cuero officiated. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Donna Keeling of Medina, Texas. The groom is the son of late Howard and Mary Kleinecke of Cuero. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children. Ring bearers were Dean Kleinecke, the groom’s youngest son, and Creed Nohavitza, the bride’s youngest son. A reception was held after the ceremony at the reunion grounds of the Reed Ranch, which has been a family working ranch for over 125 years. David and Stephanie will reside in Cuero.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

FORBES-FRANKE

Jennifer Anne Forbes and Derek Russell Franke, both of Yorktown, were united in marriage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in a small family ceremony. Pastor Roberta Parillo officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sallie Smith of Victoria. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ruppert of Yorktown, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Day of Victoria, and Louise Day of Victoria. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Franke of Yorktown. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Metting, Carol Guzman, and Cleveland Stehle, all of Yorktown. The bride was given in marriage by her son, Samuel Forbes. Organist was Kelly Weischwill. Shelby Franke, the groomʼs sister, served as Maid of Honor. Lane Strieber, friend of the groom, served as Best Man. Ring bearer was Samuel Forbes. A family reception was held after the ceremony in the First United Methodist Church hall. Wernerʼs from Shiner catered a family dinner.

Tue
08
Nov

MENDEZ -WEISE

Diana Henneke and Robert Mendez are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brooke LeeAnn to Jordan Patrick Weise, son of Boyd and Pam Weise. Brooke is the granddaughter of Ynocencio and Carmen Garcia and Aurelia Alvarez and the late Eliceo Mendez. The bride elect is a 2016 graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. She is employed by Slovack-Bass in Houston. Jordan is the grandson of Al and Myrlin Wagner and the late Allen and Joyce Weise. The prospective groom is a 2016 graduate of Victoria College with an Associates of Applied Science in Instrumentation. He is employed by Zachry at Ineos Nitriles of Port Lavaca. The couple will marry on November 19, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cuero.

 

Tue
08
Nov

BELTRAN - CRUZ

Augie and Terri Beltran of Hillje announce the engagement of their daughter, Raquel Theresa Beltran, to Shane Cruz, son of David and Rebecca Cruz of Yorktown. The bride is the granddaughter of Sipriana Beltran and the late Augustine Beltran, Sr., and Aurora (Georgie) Garcia and the late Benito Garcia of Hillje. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Albert and Florinda Martinez of Ganado, and the late Frank and Paula Beltran of Yoakum. The groom is the grandson of Emma Gallegos and the late Louis Gallegos, Sr., and the late Victor and Hortencia Cruz of Yorktown. The couple will wed November 12 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Victoria.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

De Los Santos becomes Eagle Scout

Saul E. De Los Santos earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts on Aug. 24. Saul is the grandson of Esther De Los Santos and the late Ernest De Los Santos from Cuero, the son of James and Leticia De Los Santos of Chula Vista, California. Saul has earned his religious emblem, Ad Altare Dei and is a member of the Order of the Arrow, a National Honor Society within the Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

Trevino celebrates 100th birthday

Elisa (Alice) Ruiz Trevino celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 with a party at VFW Hall in Cuero. Over 200 family and friends attended this very special occasion. Elisa has now become a member of the Elite Centenerian Club. She is from the generation that experienced depression and war. God has blessed Elisa with 100 happy and healthy years. She has lived her life as a model of service to her God, her family, her friends and her community.

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Riskes celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Victor and Gerry Riske celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2, 2016 with a renewal of their wedding vows at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown with Rev. Tim Meuhlbrad officiating. They were then honored with a reception and dinner at 5D Restaurant inYorktown by their family.

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Cook – Goebel

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cook of Ballinger, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Dottie Ann, to Nolan Ross Goebel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Goebel of Cuero, Texas. Dottie is a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Master of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. Dottie is employed with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as an Extension Associate for  Texas 4-H. Nolan is a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Nolan works for Collier Farms in Brenham, Texas as an Assistant  Ranch Manager. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple will exchange vows of Holy Matrimony at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Olfen, Texas on Sept. 17.

 

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Tue
02
Aug

Methodist welcomes new pastor

The congregation of First United Methodist Church welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Roberta Parrillo, with a covered- dish luncheon on Sunday, July 31. She came toYorktown from the Methodist Church in Poteet. She was born in Rhode Island but got to Texas as soon as she could. She has two sons, Chris who lives in Seattle and Josh who lives in Irving. Her parents live in San Antonio. She graduated from Trinity University with a Broadcast Journalism Degree. She went to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she got herMaster of Divinity Degree. She enjoys swimming, cooking, reading and table-top games. She says she is excited to be here. 

 

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