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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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Tue
19
Jul

Military grade vehicle available for rescue work

Cuero Police Department now has a new, military-grade rescue vehicle at no cost, thanks to military surplus and the effort of local businesses. Cuero PD received an MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) on Monday, July 11,which will help in disaster rescue efforts. “Two to two and a half years ago, we (Cuero PD) received notice from DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office),” Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis said. “It’s a military surplus part of the nationwide 1033 program, and that’s where the federal government makes equipment available to civilian police agencies.”

 

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Mon
18
Jul

Yorktown chief suspended, allegations of misconduct

By Glenn Rea

Yorktown City Council has suspended longtime police chief Paul Campos. That action came Saturday afternoon, July 16, at a called meeting of the council at city hall. All members of the council were in attendance.  

 

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Mon
18
Jul

CUERO PD LANDS MILITARY GRADE RESCUE VEHICLE

By Robert Proctor

Cuero Police Department now has a new, military-grade rescue vehicle at no cost, thanks to military surplus and the effort of local businesses. Cuero PD received an MRAP (Mine- Resistant Ambush Protected) on Monday, July 11, which will help in disaster rescue efforts. “Two to two and a half years ago, we (Cuero PD) received notice from DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office),” Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis said. “It’s a military surplus part of the nationwide 1033 program, and that’s where the federal government makes equipment available to civilian police agencies.” 

 

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Mon
18
Jul

BGCDC receives grant from Victoria County United Way

The Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County, located in Cuero, received a grant from the Victoria County United Way on Wednesday, July 13. VCUW serves DeWitt, Goliad, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. This is the first year an agency in DeWitt County has been approved for funding and is now one of 18 local partner agencies for Victoria County United Way. 

 

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Sat
16
Jul

Yorktown police chief suspended

Yorktown City Council has suspended long-time police chief Paul Campos.
That action came Saturday afternoon at a called meeting of the council at city hall. All members of the council were in attendance.
Following a 30-minute executive session, councilman B.B. Garcia made the motion that was approved unanimously. He said, “I move that Chief Paul Campos be suspended, with pay, and placed on administrative leave until the district attorney and/or grand jury determines whether Chief Campos will be prosecuted concerning the recent allegations of misconduct, at which time the city council will reconsider the matter.”
On Thursday a search warrant was granted to Texas Rangers for an investigation of possible misconduct by the 17-year veteran police chief. He was accused of asking a 29-year-old woman to show her breasts in exchange for community service hours credit.

Fri
15
Jul

Thomaston River Road grass fire

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire on Thomason River Road at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14.  

Upon arrival they were informed that a bearing had broken on a bailer and started a fire on a bail of hay on the bailer. The person bailing the hay was able to dislodge the burning bail and get the equipment and himself to safety.  

Winds were blowing and the fire spread quickly.  

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department requested mutual aid from Cuero Fire Department, Meyersville VFD, Thomaston VFD, Mission Valley, Nursery, Quail Creek, Fordtran and Victoria County Fire Departments.  DeWitt County Pct. 4 responded with heavy equipment to breakdown hay bails and start a fire break to assist the fire departments in stopping the fire.  

The fire was out and fire departments returned to their stations at 8:45 p.m. There was 50 acres and 100 round bails burned in the fire.

Wed
13
Jul

It is all about the reading

BY TIM O’MALLEY
YORKTOWN NEWS-VIEW 

Mr. Kippy is not a stage name for an act. It is, in fact, his nickname. Clifford Charles Edge III, 54 years old of Portland, is known as Mr. Kippy throughout the area. He is the children’s librarian for the San Patricio County Library System. Kippy said, “I haven’t been called Clifford my whole life. They started calling me Kippy when I was a baby. My grandfather said he used to introduce himself as ‘Cliff Edge, good to meet you’ and they would say ‘Mountain top, good to meet you.’ That is why they started to call me Kippy before I was born.”

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Distinguished Service Award

DeWitt County Historical Commission was honored recently at a County Commissioner’s meeting at the courthouse. Members of the commission were on hand to receive a Texas Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award certificate for 2015 recognizing the organization for its active and well balanced preservation program. County Judge Daryl Fowler presents the certificate to commission president Peggy Ledbetter as members look on.

 

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