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Tue
29
Dec

Cutting DeWitt County's ponytails

Relay For Life and Hope Butterflies Team are coming together for a Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event, created in partnership with HairUWear and the American Cancer Society. Pantene Beautiful Lengths is the first campaign that encourages individuals to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
 
The event is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Cuero City Park.
 
For more information, contact Shanna Burge at 281-785-9354 or shannaburge@sbcglobal.net or Rhonda Ideus at 361-564-0435 or rhonda_ideua@yahoo.com.
 
For more information about Pantene Beautiful Lengths and ways to get involved in the program, visit www.Pantene.com or call 1-800-945-7768.
Tue
29
Dec

City Council cleaning up

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown City Council have finally seen some long range projects come to an end and are ready to continue in the journey of cleaning up the city.

“The water well is fully operational. We are waiting for Texas Commission Environmental Quality to come and take samples of their own to take to their own laboratory,” said Yorktown City Administrator Robert Mendez. “They will not be here until mid January.”

The street project is complete. The city is insuring that the warranty work is finished before full payment is to be made.

Judge James O’Connell was appointed to fill the vacancy of Yorktown’s Municipal Court. The unexpired term of office will end Sept. 30, 2016.

“In regards to a new Fire Marshall, the city is still looking,” Mendez said. “We received some applications but they want too much money. As it stands, the council took no action.”

Tue
29
Dec

Final story time of 2015 at library

The theme for Toddler Story Time last week was “Candy Canes.”
 
Shannon began story time with our song “Good Morning to Our Friends” and read the wonderful story “The Legend of the Candy Cane.” Next, the children sang “Hot Potato” and the “Monkey Song.”
 
The second book was entitled “Merry Christmas.” Shannon then had the children dancing to the “Shake Your Sillies Out” song and Jingle Bells. The kids really loved this and shook their musical instruments with all their hearts.
 
Shannon did a felt board activity with children counting candy canes and then had the children begin their craft project of beaded candy canes. This was an activity that challenged the fine motor skills, but each child did well and had fun making a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.
 
The next Toddler Story Time is on Jan. 11, 2016.
 
Tue
29
Dec

2015: A second look

Jan. 7 - Out with the old, and in with the new. Residents of Cuero were probably happy to see some signs of future HEB activity at the proposed location on Fain McDougal Drive. Early stages of demolition of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative building began last week. Last year, GVEC facilities were moved to two new buildings in town.
 
Jan. 14 - Construction has started on the Devon Energy building on U.S. Highway 87. Devon Community relations supervisor Becky Escott said the organization hopes to move into the building by the end of the year. The 52,000 square foot building will include offices, a warehouse and storage yard. “We’re glad to be making a permanent home in Cuero,” Escott said.
 
Tue
29
Dec

CCH donates medical equipment to church

Cuero Community Hospital donated excess equipment including an ophthalmic microscope and an OB/childbirth patient bed to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana for their medical missions in Mexico. Red and Mari Miller live in Cuero and have been working with Dr. Thomas Robinson and his wife, Daphne, on these mission trips for many years. Dr. Robinson thanks Cuero Community Hospital for this equipment as it will be very helpful for their mission and cause.
 
Pictured from left are Daphne Robinson, Dr. Thomas Robinson, Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg (CCH CEO), Randy(Red) Miller and Mari Miller.
contributed photo
Tue
29
Dec

Focus on city park vision

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

How can a community work together in a way that benefits everyone’s quality of life?” Catch a vision.

Patti Harbors, member of Keep Yorktown Beautiful said, “It’s been very gratifying to see our community join our vision of what the park could be. There’s such a feeling of pride and excitement when you see families enjoying the park. It has been a great way to bring our community together for a common cause.”

Mon
28
Dec

YISD Board of Trustees accept Krug's resignation

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It only took seven days before the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Directors moved from “business as usual” with Carl Krug residing as YISD superintendent to accepting his resignation.

The board of trustees had a special called meeting on Monday, Dec. 28 to consider/discuss the possible resignation of Carl Krug. After just over an hour of closed session with legal consultation of school attorney Shellie Krow, the board accepted the resignation of Krug effective Jan. 31, 2016 and approved the resignation agreement. The vote was unanimous, 7-0. The details of the resignation agreement has not been disclosed.

The board took action on hiring interim superintendent Linda Bettin effective Jan. 4, 2016. Bettin filled in as interim superintendent (June 15) after Alan Umholtz resigned his position as superintendent on May 18 and stayed until Krug took his position as superintendent on Oct. 1. 

 

Tue
22
Dec

82nd Annual Farm Bureau meeting

Agriculture leaders from DeWitt County Farm Bureau participated as voting delegates recently at the 82nd Texas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 5-7 in Arlington.
 
They were Alan and Linda Hartman, Obert and Carol Ann Sagebiel, Wes Dukes, Wayne Wolf and Ed Sager.
 
Discussion of the latest agriculture issues included eminent domain, property rights, groundwater and drone uses on the farm; the recognition of top county Farm Bureaus and individuals and evaluation of the organization’s policies were the tasks for 799 voting delegates from 150 organized county Farm Bureaus.
 
Tue
22
Dec

Dickens files for District Judge

Local prosecutor James Pink Dickens announced on Dec. 15 that he has filed as a Republican for the position of District Judge of the 135th Judicial District. This Judicial District includes Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria counties. A veteran prosecutor in several Texas jurisdictions, Dickens currently serves as a supervising prosecutor with the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to this, he worked for over a decade as an Assistant District Attorney in San Angelo.
 
Dickens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Texas Tech University, and a MBA and a Law Degree from Southern Methodist University. He became Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in 1990, and has completed over 600 hours of Continuing Legal Education. He taught law for nearly a decade at Howard College in San Angelo, and worked as the City Attorney for Menard, Texas. He also served as a Special Prosecutor for Castro County.
Tue
22
Dec

Perkes seeking re-election for 13th Court of Appeals

Justice Greg Perkes announced today that he is seeking re-election to the 13th Court of Appeals. 
 
Perkes was first elected to the 13th Court of Appeals in 2010. Before serving as Appeals Court Judge, he was the principal attorney of The Perkes Law Firm, P.C. where he focused on appellate law, litigation, and commercial transactions. He is the only Republican serving on the six-member 13th Court.
 
“It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of the 20 counties that make up the 13th Appeals Court District as one of their Justices for the last 5 years,” Perkes said. “I have worked hard to make the best decisions regarding both civil and criminal cases that have come before this court because the people of Texas deserve a court that will uphold the law and stand up for what is right.”
 

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