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Tue
26
Jul

Interviews set for YISD leader

Yorktown School District trustees will spend the remainder of this week interviewing applicants for the position of superintendent. Called meetings are scheduled Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings for trustees to interview six total applicants for the position.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Fleener to lead two schools during 2016-2017 school year

Leading two schools is no easy task, but Kim Fleener is up to the challenge. Entering her eighth year with Cuero ISD, Fleener will take over as principal of Cuero Jr. High and will also stay on as principal of John C. French, as the school district completes the transition to the new school.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

END OF AN ERA

Cuero ISD is preparing for the opening of two new elementary schools, replacing John C. French and Hunt Elementary. Pictured is a mural at the former Hunt Elementary campus, which is for first, second and third grade students.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Bell voted new 267th District Judge

Republican county precinct chairmen from six area counties, including DeWitt County, met recently and voted overwhelmingly to name Bobby Bell of Edna as the new 267th District Judge to succeed Skipper Koetter.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

New unit director at Boy, Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County has a new unit director. Tiajuana Williams became the unit director in June and will help lead the Club along with Kelvin Washington. The mission of the Club stood out to Williams. “The boys and girls  club mission statement caught my attention,” Williams said.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Values fall $1 billion, again

For those keeping up with taxable values in this county, the latest total appraised values were released Monday by DeWitt County Appraisal District. These values are used to determine tax revenues and tax rates the taxing entities will have for their new budgets.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

City suspends two officers after probe

Yorktown City Council has suspended long-time police chief Paul Campos and Lt. Vicente Flores. Those actions came after called meetings of the council at city hall. One meeting was held Saturday and another Monday.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Keeping up with fun list

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and City Of Yorktown and working to provide several evenings of entertainment in the next few weeks. Here are some the plans.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Hair-raising event at library

Yorktown Library hosted children of all ages for hands-on look at electricity last Wednesday, Denise Casas, customer service representative of GVEC, was there to teach electrical safety and give insight into the many forms and uses of electricity. GVEC donated a book, “Switch On - Switch Off” to the library for more information on the subject for children. Here one of the youngsters gets to see how static electricity can raise your hair.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Tough job

Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department responded to this fire July 11 around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Jacob Street. A small building burned and firemen can be seen pulling down part of the wood frame. Although it was occupied, no one was home at the time of the fire.

 

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