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Tue
07
Jun

Southwest Texas Dairy Farmers

The 2016 Summer Reading Program will present Southwest Texas Daily Farmers on July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Cuero Public Library. The Southwest Dairy Farmers is an alliance of dairy farmers from Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. These producers have pooled their resources to provide consumer education in nutrition, to promote dairy product use, and provide dairy product information.

 

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Tue
07
Jun

‘Honor the fallen, count the cost’

“Honor the fallen. Count the cost. Never take their sacrifice for granted.” Those were the words spoken by retired Lt. Col. Vanessa F. Hicks-Callaway during the Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Yorktown on May 30. DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans #1029, along with Fritz Post #272, American Legion Post #272, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #8136, and Ladies Auxiliary Post #8136 hosted the event. The day was slightly breezy after a heavy rain earlier before the community gathered to pay their respects for America’s freedom fighters.

 

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Tue
07
Jun

Winners of Bicycle Rodeo

Yorktown Elementary School held their annual Bicycle Rodeo on May 26 at the Ag/bus barn parking lot. Pictured from the left is 1st place girl Baylee Guerrero, Department of Public Safety Trooper Ruben San Miguel and 1st place boy Tyler Respondek. Both winners were in the fourth grade.

 

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Tue
07
Jun

May Feast Shoot Out Cook-off near sweep

It was a near sweep when Nordheim resident Ronnie Pfeifer and his crew entered the Nordheim May Feast Shoot Out Cook-off. In the chili competition Ronnie took second place and was beat out by his sister Carolyn Elizondo. Ronnie’s team took second place in beans, first place in dessert, first place in chicken and won Grand Champion Cooking Team. Pictured in front from the left are nieces Bailey Elizondo and Brooke Elizondo. Back: sister Carolyn Elizondo, girlfriend Kim Uresti, Ronnie Pfeifer and son Dennis Pfeifer.

 

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Wed
01
Jun

Gowens YJHS Teacher of the Year

Yorktown Junior High School teacher Stephen Gowens was awarded Yorktown Junior High School Teacher of the Year during the 8th grade promotion ceremonies on May 26.

 

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Wed
01
Jun

YISD staff recognized

Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized several employees for their years of service and/or safety awards on May 16 during their regular scheduled meeting

 

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Wed
01
Jun

Free Masons make donation

Yoakum Free Masons made a donation to the Child Welfare Board of DeWitt County on Thursday, May 27.

 

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Wed
01
Jun

Ledbetters open Cuero’s Quality Cleaners

Cuero Chamber of Commerce welcomed Cuero’s Quality Cleaners back to the community with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, May 25. Cuero’s Quality Cleaners is located at 202 N. Terrell. It is owned

 

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Tue
31
May

Johnson joins NSCS

Mikhayla Lynn Johnson of Austin has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Johnson’s parents are from Cuero.

“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community,” Stephen E. Loflin said, NSCS Founder and CEO.

NSCS is a member of the Associaiton of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has over one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

For more information about NSCS, call 202-265-9000 or visit their webiste at nscs.org.

Tue
24
May

Romaldo Vela family reunion

The Descendants of Romaldo Vela will have a reunion at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the Yorktown Community Center Annex in Yorktown.

Children of the Vela’s are Eusebio Vela, Clemente Vela, Juana Vela Corpus, Lorenzo Vela, Josepha Vela Cuellar, Julio Vela and Josephine Vela Vasquez. Boneficio, Esmerequildo “Hildo”, Teofilo “Tito” and Miquelez Vela didn’t have children.

Meat, drinks and paper goods will be furnished. Please bring a side dish or dessert, photos for sharing or copying and information to update your “limb” on the family tree. 

For more information, contact Reyes Vela – 361-491-0641; Estela Corpus Sierra – 361-649-2303; Esther Corpus Salazar – 361-652-8777; Elsa Corpus – 361-491-0896; Elvira Corpus Ybarra – 361-648-3015; Elida Corpus Guerra – 361-491-0801 or Eloisa Corpus Mejia – 361-649-5228.

Registration at 1 p.m.

Social from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meal from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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