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CISD construction in full swing

Cuero ISD’s construction projects remain in full swing at the start of summer. Substantial completion for the high school additions and the new John C. French is scheduled for July 17. The new Hunt Elementary campus is set for substantial completion by July 22. 

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Tue
14
Jun

Yorktown house fire total loss

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

If it was not for an observant member of the family, several members in the home would not be breathing the sigh of relief.

The home of James and Sandra Saunders, on the 100 block of Westhoff St. in Yorktown, was reported to be on fire at 2:47 p.m., Monday afternoon.

Samantha Williams was visiting her grandparents, James and Sandra Saunders in Yorktown with her twin sons, Samuel and Thomas Williams who are just one and-a-half years old.

Williams’ cousin, Chris Saunders, came inside the home and let the family know that there was smoke coming out from the attic.

The family, along with Saunders’ grandchildren 14-year old Cassie Mendez and 9-year old Chevy Colby got out of the home safely.

Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos was the first to arrive on the scene before Yorktown Volunteer Fire Departments arrived.

The home was totally engulfed in flames and was reported as a total loss.

Tue
14
Jun

Trustees select volleyball coach

BY TIM O’MALLEY

Yorktown volleyball student athletes and parents of volleyball student athletes can rest a little easy now that the Yorktown Independent School District trustees hired a new head volleyball coach Irma Gomez. Gomez was Edna’s assistant volleyball coach and the head track coach for the past two years. During her tenure in Edna, she had runners attend the state track meet back-to-back years.

 

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Tue
14
Jun

Dinosaur George dedicates his life to teaching children

BY TIM O’MALLEY

George Blasing, a.k.a. Dinosaur George, visited the Yorktown Library June 8 with plenty of stories and moldings of dinosaur heads as well as prehistoric mammal skulls. “You want people to come away feeling excited. My only concern, the worst thing in the world, is to disappoint a child.”

 

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Mon
13
Jun

GAME WARDEN RETIRES

By Robert Proctor

Nearly three decades after starting his career as a game warden in Port Aransas, Mike Hoffman will now have a little more time on his hands, but he is not quite sure what will fill the time. Not even a month later, Hoffman is wondering what he will do with this vast time on his hands. Hoffman moved to Cuero in 1997 after spending nine years in Port Aransas. He knew well before then, though, that a career outdoors was meant for him. 

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Mon
13
Jun

Staycation continues

Summer is here which means it is time for the City of Cuero’s Summer Staycation 2016. Following are this summer’s events in Cuero. June 16: Fishing in the Municipal Park with the City Manager, City Council, Mayor and parks department. Bait will be provided. You must bring fishing rods. Lunch will be provided at noon.  

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Mon
13
Jun

Tanker rolls, leaks propane on FM 1447

There was a tanker rollover on FM 1447 on Monday, June 13, three miles east of Cuero. The tanker was leaking propane, and traffic was turned around. Cuero EMS, Cuero Volunteer Fire Department, State Troopers and Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. The vehicle was traveling south on FM 1447. The front right tire appeared to have blown out, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and roll over. There were no serious injuries reported.

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Mon
13
Jun

“Cuero Cares” unemployment assistance event Thursday

City of Cuero and Cuero Development Corporation have partnered for an event called “Cuero Cares” tomorrow, June 16 at Lifeway Baptist Church (403 E. Sarah), following the closure of Mt. Vernon Mills Brentex. The 100 year old business announced it would be closing this month. It employs 268 people.  . 

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Mon
13
Jun

2016 DeWitt County Crops Tour

The DeWitt County Row Crops Committee will be hosting their annual Crops Tour on Tuesday, June 21. The program will begin at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pavilion in Yorktown. Registration will be between 2-3 p.m. Following the Tour Stops the program will conclude at Gruenau Hall, eight miles north of Yorktown off of FM 108. After a welcome and overview at the Yorktown City Park Pavilion, the Tour will begin with the first stop being at the Joseph Respondek Farm to view and discuss the Grain Sorghum Hybrid Test Plot. 

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Mon
13
Jun

Registrar training

The DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registration Office is offering Deputy Voter Registrar Training on Wednesday, June 22. The training will be held at the Elections Office, 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero and will begin at 1 p.m. Register for the class by calling 361-275-0859 or you may send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us. Either call or email by noon on Monday, June 20 to register. This will assist our office in being prepared for the number of trainees.

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