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Unused state funds target of DeWitt

By Glenn Rea

While DeWitt County had success with the State Legislature in 2013, it is now taking aim at the next session which begins in January. At last week’s commissioners court meeting, former state representative and county legislative advisor Steve Holzheauser of Victoria gave a presentation of what is ahead for energy producing counties. “DeWitt County was part of an historic achievement during the 2013 state legislative session in Austin,” he said. “Never before in the history of the legislative process has the state appropriated money from the general revenue fund for counties to use for the maintenance of county owned roads. That didn’t happen by accident. It happened because of a lot of hard work.” 

 

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Buried 65 million years ago

Walt Whittington of Houston, ed-ucates children about the deep buried treasures beneath the ocean’s floor that occurred thousands of years ago during the Summer Reading Program at the Yorktown Library on June 29. Pictured is Whittington showing off a prehistoric ammonite. Ammonites were predatory, squid like creatures that lived inside coil-shaped shells. PHOTO BY TIM O’MALLEY/YORKTOWN NEWS-VIEW 

 

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It’s a wonderful life...

BY TIM O’MALLEY

Several years ago on the Family Feud game show a group of 100 people were surveyed and asked what they believed to be typical librarian characteristics. The top five characteristics showed that librarians were quiet, mean or stern, single/ unmarried, stuffy, and in glasses. Only a small part of that is true when it comes to Yorktown’s new librarian Marlo Stansel. Everything can be excluded except the glasses. Stansel was born and raised in Corpus Christi. She moved to Houston, living there for eight years, working in the oil and gas industry in community relations. “We were very big on working directly in the community,” said Stansel. 

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Mon
27
Jun

Declaration of Independence reading

The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America will be read at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 4 on the west side (Gonzales Street) of the DeWitt County Courthouse by local attorney, Joe L. Sheppard. Independence was declared from Great Britain on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Continental Congress. Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson is acknowledged as the author of the written declaration. This is a project of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. The Association plans to sponsor readings in all 254 Texas Counties in 2016. 

 

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Gym floor problem continues to trip YISD

BY TIM O’MALLEY

Modeling repair work, STAAR test results and superintendent search were the major issues addressed during the regular scheduled meeting for the Yorktown Independent School District trustees on June 20 at the Yorktown High School Library. The old gymnasium renovation seems to be a problem that does not want to quit. 

 

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Skinny’s Fireworks to benefit KYB

Skinny’s Fireworks started a benefit campaign a few years ago for any group that could use any funds. This season, Skinny decided to assist Keep Yorktown Beautiful in their campaign to improve the RV park. Skinny purchased a six burner Charbroil gas grill and also crafted a handmade porch swing for this benefit in the hope that more monies will be made in the selling of chances for the prizes. Last July the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department received.

 

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Mon
27
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City electric rates dropping

By Robert Proctor

 Electricity rates in Cuero have been a hot topic for some time, but rates are said to be dropping, according to City Manager Raymie Zella. “The City hasn’t had a rate increase in electricity in the seven years I’ve been here,” Zella said. “We haven’t gone up on electric rates at all. One year we did do some readjusting of rates when we took the demand off of commercial and re-did the rates, but it really wasn’t a rate increase to anybody.” 

 

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Eaton arrested for May burglary

By Glenn Rea

A burglary that occurred in DeWitt County in May has resulted in the arrest of four people, involved law enforcement in two South Texas counties and considerable loss to victims involved. According to DCSO deputy Richard Ramirez, a report of a burglary on May 28 and its investigation came to a conclusion last week.  

 

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The Record earns five awards, publisher recognized at TPA meeting

The Cuero Record was well represented at the 138th annual meeting of Texas Press Association recently held at La Torretta Lake Resort in Montgomery. The Record received five awards at the TPA Texas Better Newspaper Contest while publisher Glenn Rea completed his term as president of the association.  

 

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‘Love Everyone Carnival’, city fireworks Monday

The annual “Love Everyone Carnival” will be held at the City Park on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This carnival is a gift to the children and families of Cuero from the several Churches in town. The scale of the event is designed for children. Everything for kids is free except the Cake Walk and the Bucket Auction. The Carnival opens with the Little Patriot’s Parade, with Bobby Schley and Emily Davis as Parade Marshals, and the Girl. 

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