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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.

Tue
17
May

Meriwether-Peyton engagement

Dr. Paul & Becky Meriwether are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kemberly Koren Meriwether, to Stephen Robert Peyton, son of Rob & Laura Peyton of Wimberley. Kemberly is the granddaughter of Betty Meriwether and the late Tom Meriwether of Mt. Pleasant and the late Allen & Joyce Weise of Yorktown. The bride-elect, a 2011 grad of Mt. Pleasant High School, graduated from TCU in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She is a teacher at Richardson ISD. Stephen graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Accounting from The University of Arkansas, after graduating from Wimberley High School in 2008. He is a CPA employed by BKD in Dallas. He is the grandson of Hugh D. Rowles and the late Beth Ann Rowles of Tyler and J. Annette Peyton and the late Charles David Peyton of Lakeland, Florida. The couple will exchange vows June 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant.
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Tue
17
May

Cotman wins contest

Muriel Margaret Cotman, a homeschooled 9th grade student from Cuero, was recently notified that her essay entitled “Franz Liszt, Rock Star of the Romantic Era” won first place in the 9th/10th grade division of the 2016 Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) state-wide Publication Contest. Muriel will receive a prize of $70 from TMTA, and her essay will be printed in a book published by TMTA. Muriel was previously awarded First Place in her division for an essay she submitted to TMTA in 2014, and an Outstanding Award in her division in 2015.  Muriel is the daughter of Rev. Bill & Tessa Cotman, and a piano/organ student of Mrs. Beverly Cheshire.

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Tue
17
May

Parma earns 2 degrees

Taylor Parma of Cuero graduated from Texas Lutheran University on May 7. She graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration, and a Masters of Accountancy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with an overall GPA of 3.93. She will start my career with Ernst and Young in San Antonio in September. Her parents are Keith and Robin Parma, and brother Tyler Parma.

Tue
26
Apr

Stiles–Gorman engagement

JoBeth and Jimmy Caskey are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, JoLeah Stiles, to Brian Gorman, son of Nancy and Michael Gorman. JoLeah currently lives in Washington, DC, and works as a social worker and group facilitator at a mental health agency. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Communication from Texas A&M. Brian, from Odenton, Maryland, is a community developer and piano teacher. He graduated in 2008 with a dual major in English and Music from the University of Maryland and from Catholic University in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy. JoLeah and Brian are getting married on June 25, in Nashville, Tennessee, and will reside in Washington, DC.

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Tue
19
Apr

Green-Foegelle Engagement

John and Lori Green of Nordheim, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tessa Myriah Green to Samuel Kyle Foegelle of Yorktown, son of Gregory and Teresa Foegelle, also of Yorktown. The couple will marry at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown. Tessa is a 2014 graduate of Nordheim High School and is currently attending the University of Houston-Victoria pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Samuel is a 2012 graduate of Yorktown High School and is in the United States Navy currently stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. The couple will reside in College Park, Maryland.

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Tue
12
Apr

Mr. and Mrs. Hanna

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louderman of Victoria are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Heather Louderman Nichols of Cuero to Travis Hanna of Port Lavaca. Travis is the son of Mr. Jimmy Hanna and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hanna of Weatherford. Heather is a graduate of Stroman High School in Victoria and the Vocational Nursing Program at The Victoria College. She is employed by Citizen’s Medical Center at Mission Valley Clinic. Travis is a graduate of Plano East High School in Plano and Texas A&M University at Galveston, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Fisheries. He is employed by Braskem. The couple wed Saturday, April 2 at Cuero City Park. Their honeymoon is at Big Bend National Park. The bride’s daughter, Sarah Nichols, served as Maid of Honor. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Glenn Robertson of First Baptist Church of Cuero.

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Tue
05
Apr

Barth wins annual contest

Colin Barth, son of Dr. Gordon and Stacy Barth of Yorktown, recently was named winner of the singer-songwriter annual competition contest at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The contest is sponsored by the Tech Activities Board. Colin, as the winner, will be the opening act for the annual Raider City Limits’ spring concert on the campus of Texas Tech University on April 8. Colin said that he loved the opportunity to be able to perform some of his own work and is excited to be able to perform at the Raider City Limits in April. Colin is currently a junior at Texas Tech University majoring in Biology.
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Tue
29
Mar

Fortanas named to Texas State Dean's List

Texas State University announced that Jayme Raeann Fortanas (Calderon) of New Braunfels earned Dean’s List recognition for excellent academic performance for spring and fall 2015. Texas State students must complete 12 semester hours and earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be recognized for the Dean’s List. Jayme will be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (an international honor society in education) on April 17. Jayme is the daughter of Mary Ann and Santos Calderon of Cuero.

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