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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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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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