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Tue
27
Dec

“Best Tree in Yorktown” contest raises over 1,500 items for YAM

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Yorktown as 1,551 items were donated to Yorktown Assistance Ministry (YAM) through the “Best Tree in Yorktown” contest sponsored by the Yorktown Historical Museum.

Throughout the month of December, Yorktown residents were asked to visit the Yorktown Historical Museum and “vote” for their favorite Christmas tree decorated by local businesses by placing canned goods under the tree of their choice.

The tree decorated by McDozing Services and Welding gathered the most goods -- and top honors -- with their tree, which was decorated with front-end loaders and construction equipment. The First Baptist Church tree took second place honors, while the Yorktown 4-H tree took third place.

 

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Tue
27
Dec

2016 Year in Review: Past year provides parade of people, events, community spirit

As the year 2016 comes to a close, the Yorktown News-View takes this opportunity to review the year’s headlines and recall major events that helped define the community during the past year. This week, the News-View looks back on the months of January through June. Next week, we will feature events and activites from the months of July through December 2016.

 

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Tue
27
Dec

Cuero woman killed Christmas day

Domestic violence cause of fatal shooting according to police 

 

Domestic violence on Christmas day resulted in the death of a Cuero woman according to Cuero Police Department.

Police were called to a disturbance shortly before noon Sunday in the 200 block of East Cleveland. The caller reported she heard a single gunshot and found her sister unresponsive in her vehicle in their driveway.

The officers found D’Metra Strait, 26, in the car the victim of a single fatal gunshot wound to the head.

 

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Tue
27
Dec

Another year in the books

The Record reviews this year’s stories 

 

Another year is in the books at The Cuero Record. Here are the highlights from January through June of 2016.

Jan. 6: The Texas Sports Writers Association have named their 2015 All-State volleyball Teams. Three Lady Gobblers were named to the 4A team including district co-offensive MVP Martina Stavinoha.

Stavinoha, a junior, was named to the first team as a middle blocker, while seniors Kaelen Sievers and Mary Kate Krueger also earned recognition. Sievers was named to the third team as a middle blocker, and Krueger was named honorable mention all-state as an outside hitter.

 

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Tue
27
Dec

Leadership changes at The Record, reception planned for Rea

A reception is planned for Tuesday, Jan.17, to mark leadership changes at The Cuero Record and Yorktown News-View.

After serving as publisher for the past 29-years, Glenn Rea will become publisher-emeritus, reducing his activities at the newspapers.

Sonya Timpone will take over leadership at the two newspapers in her role as general manager. She has served in that capacity for the past three years.

 

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Tue
27
Dec

Drainage commissioner retiring after 44 years

Texas Legislature created DeWitt County Drainage District #1 in 1914.

As the name implies, it’s purpose was to reduce flooding in and around Cuero.

There have only been 28 commissioners on the board in its history. Gus Leck has served that board for 44 years. His term will end Dec. 31.

Leck was appointed to the board in 1972. He was just 32. Today he is 76.

 

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Sun
25
Dec

Cuero woman shot, killed Christmas morning

A Cuero woman was shot and killed Christmas Sunday morning and a suspect has been apprehended facing charges for the crime. According to early reports D’Metra Strait of Cuero was shot one time in the head in the 200 block of East Cleveland at about 11:30. Family members discovered the homicide and contacted local law enforcement. Sheriff deputy Brandon Mays responded to the scene and saw the suspect in the vicinity of the shooting. The suspect fled and Mays gave chase. The suspect wrecked his vehicle near the DeWitt - Gonzales county line.
Mays captured the man and returned him to DeWitt County. He was taken to a hospital in Victoria for examination and was expected to be arraigned Sunday evening and placed in DeWitt County Jail.
The reports indicate the suspect lives in Austin and is the father of two children that were with Strait and he was in Cuero to pick up the children.

Tue
20
Dec

Blue Santa makes his rounds here

Thanks to generous donations and months of planning by the Yorktown Police Department, children in the Yorktown community had a “Blue Christmas” on Saturday, December 17.

A sea of brand new bicycles, bag after bag of gifts, and stacks and stacks of toys were everywhere at Yorktown City Hall on Friday afternoon in preparation for the festive event on Saturday -- delivery of the goods by “Blue Santa.”

“We have 47 bikes,” Yorktown Police Officer Joshua Serbin said, who heads the Yorktown “Blue Santa” program. “We purchased most of them, but a few were donated.”

 

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Tue
20
Dec

Council appoints Warwas as Interim City Administrator

At the regular meeting on Monday, December 12, Yorktown City Council members unanimously voted for MichelleWarwas, Director of Finance/Municipal Court to assume duties as Deputy City Secretary/Interim City Administrator. Council also voted unanimously to advertise for the City Administrator position for two weeks.

War was will temporarily fill the position left vacant when Robert Mendez, Yorktown City Administrator, passed away on December 1.

At the same meeting, Council went into executive session for a little over an hour to discuss personnel matters, namely the Chief of Police position and the employment of Marlo Stansel of the Yorktown Public Library.

 

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Tue
20
Dec

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office still searching for juvenile girl

The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department is currently searching for a missing juvenile from Yorktown.

Sky Hunt, 17, has been missing since December 6. She is described as a white female, 5’4” in height, and weighs 125 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She may wear glasses.

Anyone who has seen Hunt, or has any information about her, are asked to contact the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office at 361-275- 5734.

 

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