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Thu
21
Apr

Yorktown community gather to support athletic director Ty Robinson

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

With just word of mouth over 75 community members gathered around the Yorktown Public Library to express an urgency to give and show support to Yorktown Athletic Director Ty Robinson.

Mary Romans shared to the gathering, “They (the Robinson family) need to know we love them. People care and they need to know that.”

This is in response to the recent resignation of Coach Robinson when he took a position in Woodsville.

Romans said, “The school was devastated. The students from junior high on up were walking the halls crying. There were staff members walking the halls crying.”

Wed
20
Apr

House fire on Beacon contained

On Tuesday, April 19, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Cuero Fire Department with the assistance of Cuero Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Beacon. The fire was able to be contained to the kitchen area which there was extensive damage. The fire was quickly extinguished. Residents were outside when the fire started. No one was injured in the fire.

contributed photo

Tue
19
Apr

Yorktown UIL academic team bring home hardware, many qualified to regionals

On April 4 at Three Rivers High School, 21 students from Yorktown High School competed in the District 30-AA Academic Meet, sponsored by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

The YHS social studies team received the first place gold medal, earned by Stephen Wagner in second place, Jamie Bolting in fifth place, and additional team members Emily Gwosdz and Jacob Shults.

The spelling team also earned a first place gold medal, with Courtney Ludwick placing first, supported by team members Robin Naranjo and Annie Ochoa.

Also coming home with first place team medals were Current Events team members Claire Robinson in first place, Robin Naranjo in fourth, Kaylee Dueser in sixth, and supporting team member Annie Ochoa.

Tue
19
Apr

"Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963"

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

The question was “Where were you on November 22, 1963”?

Julian Read, author of “JFK’s Final Hours in Texas,” was the guest speaker at Cuero Public Library April 13.

He calls it the most identifiable date in modern history. Those that were alive on that date can readily recall where they were when they learned of President John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas.

As he emphasized, the number of people that can remember the event or were there is dwindling rapidly.

A resident of Austin now, Read served as the media representative of Texas Governor John B. Connally who was hosting President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, during their travels in Texas.

Tue
19
Apr

Mystery mitt fits Nordheim's Morrise

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Independent School District has, in their trophy case, a lefty’s split finger baseball mitt with a factory stamp of 1948.

NISD superintendent Kevin Wilson said, “I know that the glove was in that case when I got here and I have always been fascinated by it. I do not know the history of it but it is very cool. How many people walk by that case and even notice it? Why is it there? Who wore it? I asked a few people. School principal Lisa Karnei said it has been there as long as she has been here. Board president Larry Mueller said he did not know. No one has any idea where it came from.”

There is an idea, by process of elimination, that the mitt belonged to Bruce Morisse.

Morrise was born in Nordheim April 30, 1929. His mother was the editor of the Nordheim View.

Tue
19
Apr

Portal of Texas History workshop at Cuero Library

Ana Krahmer from the University of North Texas will be at the Cuero Municipal Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 to conduct a workshop which is a “walk through” to the Portal of Texas History website maintained by the University of North Texas. The University has an extensive collection of newspaper articles, journal articles, photos, and other records that would be of interest to genealogists, teachers, or anyone interested in delving into Texas History.

It is strongly suggested that attendees bring their own device (laptop, iPad etc) that they use to do research. The library has a limited number of computers that can be used in addition.

The first 45 minutes is a program about the website, and the last part will be hands-on experience navigating the website. No reservations will be made at the library.

Tue
19
Apr

Rebecca Cox wins Heirloom Stichers prize

The Heirloom Stichers Quilt Guild recently held a Quilt Show at the Cuero City Park Clubhouse on April 8 and 9. All visitors had the opportunity to buy tickets to win a Janome Sewing Machine that was graciously donated by Mark Tacquard of Victoria Sewing Company.

The lucky winner was eight-year-old Rebecca Cox of Cuero. She is the granddaughter of Debbie Baker, one of the Guild members. She now has a great opportunity to learn how to sew and quilt from her very talented grandmother.

Heirloom Stitchers Quilt Guild would like to thank all vendors and visitors who came to their show and made it a wonderful success. All the members worked hard to put the show together and let folks in the community and surrounding area know who they are and what they do.

Tue
19
Apr

Market on Main scheduled this Saturday

Cuero Main Street is hosting their Market on Main event on Saturday, April 23. Event hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with live music from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and a morning farmers market which opens at 9 a.m. There will be food trucks, a Biergarten, live music, and fabulous shopping. Market on Main is the perfect place to spend a Saturday with friends and family. The event will be held in historic downtown Cuero at 201 E. Main Street. 

You’ll be able to find everything from boutique retail, home décor, garden art, vintage furniture and antiques, to fresh herbs and health products. There will be four food trucks with diverse menus from Curbside Cajun Eatery, Karen’s SweetPea Cupcakery, Pioneer BBQ, and Trevino Concessions. Matt Thigpen will be performing at the event from 5-7. The entertainment stage is sponsored by the Victoria Television Group. The Biergarten will be open from 11-7.

Tue
19
Apr

Narcotics search nets 2 arrests

Deputies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block N. Hunt in Cuero at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. 

The search warrant was in response to alleged drug trafficking that was occurring from the residence. The search warrant netted 12 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphilia.

DeVonte Jackson, 18, of Cuero was arrested and charged with one count possession of drug paraphilia and four counts of delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone. Jackson is being held on bonds totaling $44,000.

Martin Perez, 19, of Cuero was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Both are currently being held at the DeWitt County Jail.

Tue
19
Apr

Wreck near Cuero claims life

The year’s fourth fatal wreck occurred in DeWitt County early Friday off Clinton Cemetery Road south of Cuero.

The one vehicle accident claimed the life of the driver, Henry Henkes, 31, of Cuero. Driving a 2000 Dodge pickup on Old Goliad Road at about 1 a.m., reports said it appeared he lost control of his vehicle and it left the roadway and rolled ejecting him and the passenger in the truck.

First responders alerted medical helicopters in Victoria and San Antonio for assistance with the injured driver. 

Before the helicopters could arrive, Henkes was taken by ambulance to Cuero Community Hospital ER where he died a short time later as a result of the injuries.

The passenger, Austin Smalley, 23, of Inez was taken to taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria where he is listed in stable condition.

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