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Tue
09
Aug

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Haun family expresses thanks, gratitude 

Dear Editor,
The family of Brad Thomas Haun would like to express our gratitude for the cards, flowers, food and kind expression of sympathy shown during his recent, sad passing. Your support at this difficult time is appreciated and of good comfort to our family. We would especially like to thank DeTar Hospital, 4th and 5th floor nurses and doctors for the incredible care shown to our loved one. We extend our deepest gratitude to Pastor John Boor and organist Bruce Weise from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Meyersville and the staff at Freund Funeral Home. Each one of you have touched us deeply; thank you for your kindness and may God bless you.

 

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Tue
09
Aug

Sam Harper book signing

The Cuero Public Library in conjunction with the DeWitt County Historical Commission will present a book signing by Mr. Sam Harper at the Cuero Public Library Meeting Room, on Aug. 16 from at 3-4:30 p.m. For several years Sam Yocum Harper has desired to tell the story of his great-great grandfather, Benjamin Ingram Harper, and his arrival to Texas in 1833. The eighty-year-old first-time author’s dream has come true with the 2015 publication of “Bound To Texas, Volume 1”: Sam Harper is a retired high school football coach and teacher; who has spent the last 11 years working with the interscholastic league or UIL.

 

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Tue
09
Aug

County budget, tax rate discussed

DeWitt County commissioners named two officials and set a date for budget and tax rate adoption at their monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 8. In their discussion about preparing for the coming fiscal year, the court agreed to meet Monday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. at the courthouse to review and adopt a new budget and tax rate for 2016-17.

 

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Tue
09
Aug

New trooper stationed in Yoakum

Trooper Shawn Kelley joined the ranks of the Texas Department of Public Safety last month. Kelley is stationed in Yoakum, which will take him mostly throughout DeWitt and Lavaca counties. Kelley did not have any personal or family background in law enforcement before joining DPS.

 

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Tue
09
Aug

CCH tax rate

Cuero Community Hospital board of directors looked at a new tax rate, plans for facility improvements and reviewed appraised values at their monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 4. As the board prepares to adopt a new budget and tax rate, chief financial officer Greg Pritchett gave a review of possible rates.

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Lone Yorktown ISD superintendent finalist named

The Yorktown ISD Board of Trustees named Mr. Chad Gee, Assistant Superintendent of Comanche ISD, as lone finalist for the position of Superintendent for Schools Yorktown ISD. Gee was selected out of a pool of approximately 20 candidates. Six candidates were interviewed. In addition to being the Assistant Superintendent in Comanche, he has also served as Principal of Comanche High School. His experience has included time as a teacher, teacher-coach, assistant principal during his 22 years of education experience. He can be named by the YISD Board as Superintendent after the 21 day one finalist period. Gee, his wife and their two daughters will be moving to Yorktown during this period. School Leadership Solutions LLC assisted the Yorktown ISD Board of Trustees with the search.

Tue
02
Aug

School sign-up date set

Meet the Teacher and Student Orientation will be held at Yorktown schools August 16. Elementary School Yorktown Elementary School will be having “Meet the Teacher Night” on Tuesday, August 16, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. If you have any questions contact the office at 361-564- 2252 ext. 4. 

 

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Tue
02
Aug

Wherever needed, warden there to help

DeWitt County has a new game warden patrolling the area. Trey Kram of Moulton joined the county in May with nearly half a decade of experience. “I was in Snyder, right at the base of the panhandle,” Kram said. “That was my first duty station, and about half way through, they added Garza County to my station. That was the only station that I had before coming back here. 

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Tue
02
Aug

Library names top summer readers

Yorktown Public Library completed its Summer Reading Program hosting Snakeman (Clint Pustejovsky) and recognizing the top readers for the program. Thirty prizes were given away during the last event. Throughout the Summer Program, the children were able to enter their name into the drawing at each program they attended. Three Kindles were also given away to the top three readers. Top readers were determined by the amount of time spent reading and tracking time on their reading logs. The winners were Colt Baumann, McKayla Naranjo and Kendall Sievers.  

 

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Tue
02
Aug

Day of Caring event Aug. 19 in Cuero

On Aug. 12, Victoria County United Way is holding the sixth annual Day of Caring Community Service Project and kicking off the 2016 Community Campaign.

Jones noted “For the first time, VCUW is also holding a Day of Caring at the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County in Cuero. This organization is a recent addition to our local partners and we are glad to help improve the physical surroundings for children there too.”

The Cuero event will be the following Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. until perhaps 4 p.m. for some of the volunteers. 

Kelvin Washington, Executive Director said “having volunteers help us install soundproof panels, double doors and paint the walls will make a huge difference.”

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