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Tue
30
Aug

Cuero ISD budget

Cuero ISD held a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Trustees discussed and approved the budget for 2016-2017. The school district budget is set at $20M. This is due to a loss in revenue from last year. “Everything else is basically the same,” superintendent Dr. Ben Colwell said.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

‘Boys of fall’ hit turf Friday

On Friday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m., whistles will blow, drum cadences will pound, bands will play, and the Friday night lights will shine at Yorktown High School’s Wildcat Stadium, signifying the “official” beginning of every Yorktown Wildcat fan’s time of year - - football season. And according to Yorktown ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach John Caffey, Yorktown’s “boys of fall” are ready.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Tax rate, budget OK’d, county burn ban lifted

Yorktown News-View Lifting the burn ban and approving a tax rate and a budget topped the county’s meeting Monday. DeWitt County has again held the tax rate at just under 47¢ per $100 valuation. The court approved its new tax rate and a budget of just under $34 million. This will be fourth consecutive year the county has adopted a tax rate of 0.46937 cents per $100 valuation. That rate is about 16¢ below the effective rate, a rate they could have been used to generate the same amount of revenue as the  county received from taxes this fiscal year.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

NEWS-VIEWNORDHEIM

God first! Heavenly Father, when times are good, we tend to forget that all we have is through You and Your amazing Grace. So often our concerns are of the material life and live accordingly. Our thoughts are of today and not tomorrow. Lord, help us to help others in dealing with today in a way that we can get people to realize that through Jesus Christ, our Savior, changing our lives with prayer and gratitude throughout each and every day gives us new hope and life. We pray in His name. Amen. Lord, we are going Your way! Pray for those who are ill, suffering, or are in harm’s way.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Performing Arts Center dream realized after 36 years

In 1980, members of the Pilot Club of Cuero embarked on a mission to generate funds to build a community center in Cuero. Their efforts paved the way for the formation of the Cuero-Dewitt Community Center Development Corporation, Inc., also known as the Christmas Tree Committee, in 1986. Through the combined efforts of both organizations as well as generous support from the community of Cuero, $851,063.47 was raised over a period of 34 years. Members of both organizations are to be applauded for both their dedication and service to the community of Cuero.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Cuero family’s Olympian

Cuero now has another Olympian with connections. Joining Fred Hansen is 2016 Summer Olympian Madison Kocian, whose aunt, Debbie Roberts, and cousin, Amanda Cuellar, live in Cuero.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

‘Day of Caring’ benefits local Boys, Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County took part in their first “Day of Caring” Friday, Aug. 19, in partnership with Victoria County United Way. The sixth annual event is about community service and volunteers working together to benefit the area. “Victoria County United Way, our name should really be something different, and we’re exploring that right now,” VCUW executive director Dolly Stokes said.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

City of Cuero electric rates hot topic for residents

Would Cuero residents pay lower electric bills if the city deregulated its electric utility? An online petition was launched earlier this month in hopes of motivating Cuero City Council to deregulate its electric utility. It was suggested Cuero electric customers could then go on the open market and get lower rates.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

CDC Sept. meeting

Paul Reitz, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT’s Yoakum District, which covers 11 counties. Reitz will speak at the Cuero Development Corporation’s Community Leader’s Meeting Sept. 2. Reitz started his TxDOT career as a summer hire while attending college, and he joined the department full time in 1996 as an engineering assistant in the Victoria Area Office.

 

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Tue
16
Aug

Meet the Wildcats

Yorktown Athletic Booster Club held its annual Meet the Wildcats and Kitty Kats event last week. Both boys and girls coaches were on hand to introduce their players from the new seasons. The Cats host their final scrimmage with Karnes City Thursday at Wildcat Stadium starting at 6 p.m. The Kitty Kats will be in Sinton for tournament action Thursday through Saturday.

 

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