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29
Dec

CCH donates medical equipment to church

Cuero Community Hospital donated excess equipment including an ophthalmic microscope and an OB/childbirth patient bed to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana for their medical missions in Mexico. Red and Mari Miller live in Cuero and have been working with Dr. Thomas Robinson and his wife, Daphne, on these mission trips for many years. Dr. Robinson thanks Cuero Community Hospital for this equipment as it will be very helpful for their mission and cause.
 
Pictured from left are Daphne Robinson, Dr. Thomas Robinson, Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg (CCH CEO), Randy(Red) Miller and Mari Miller.
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Tue
29
Dec

Focus on city park vision

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

How can a community work together in a way that benefits everyone’s quality of life?” Catch a vision.

Patti Harbors, member of Keep Yorktown Beautiful said, “It’s been very gratifying to see our community join our vision of what the park could be. There’s such a feeling of pride and excitement when you see families enjoying the park. It has been a great way to bring our community together for a common cause.”

Mon
28
Dec

YISD Board of Trustees accept Krug's resignation

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It only took seven days before the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Directors moved from “business as usual” with Carl Krug residing as YISD superintendent to accepting his resignation.

The board of trustees had a special called meeting on Monday, Dec. 28 to consider/discuss the possible resignation of Carl Krug. After just over an hour of closed session with legal consultation of school attorney Shellie Krow, the board accepted the resignation of Krug effective Jan. 31, 2016 and approved the resignation agreement. The vote was unanimous, 7-0. The details of the resignation agreement has not been disclosed.

The board took action on hiring interim superintendent Linda Bettin effective Jan. 4, 2016. Bettin filled in as interim superintendent (June 15) after Alan Umholtz resigned his position as superintendent on May 18 and stayed until Krug took his position as superintendent on Oct. 1. 

 

Tue
22
Dec

82nd Annual Farm Bureau meeting

Agriculture leaders from DeWitt County Farm Bureau participated as voting delegates recently at the 82nd Texas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 5-7 in Arlington.
 
They were Alan and Linda Hartman, Obert and Carol Ann Sagebiel, Wes Dukes, Wayne Wolf and Ed Sager.
 
Discussion of the latest agriculture issues included eminent domain, property rights, groundwater and drone uses on the farm; the recognition of top county Farm Bureaus and individuals and evaluation of the organization’s policies were the tasks for 799 voting delegates from 150 organized county Farm Bureaus.
 
Tue
22
Dec

Dickens files for District Judge

Local prosecutor James Pink Dickens announced on Dec. 15 that he has filed as a Republican for the position of District Judge of the 135th Judicial District. This Judicial District includes Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria counties. A veteran prosecutor in several Texas jurisdictions, Dickens currently serves as a supervising prosecutor with the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to this, he worked for over a decade as an Assistant District Attorney in San Angelo.
 
Dickens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Texas Tech University, and a MBA and a Law Degree from Southern Methodist University. He became Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in 1990, and has completed over 600 hours of Continuing Legal Education. He taught law for nearly a decade at Howard College in San Angelo, and worked as the City Attorney for Menard, Texas. He also served as a Special Prosecutor for Castro County.
Tue
22
Dec

Perkes seeking re-election for 13th Court of Appeals

Justice Greg Perkes announced today that he is seeking re-election to the 13th Court of Appeals. 
 
Perkes was first elected to the 13th Court of Appeals in 2010. Before serving as Appeals Court Judge, he was the principal attorney of The Perkes Law Firm, P.C. where he focused on appellate law, litigation, and commercial transactions. He is the only Republican serving on the six-member 13th Court.
 
“It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of the 20 counties that make up the 13th Appeals Court District as one of their Justices for the last 5 years,” Perkes said. “I have worked hard to make the best decisions regarding both civil and criminal cases that have come before this court because the people of Texas deserve a court that will uphold the law and stand up for what is right.”
 
Tue
22
Dec

CISD fourth graders rewarded for winning recycling contest sponsored by KCB

Fourth graders at Cuero Intermediate School have been awarded top honors for their work in the recycled ornament contest sponsored by Keep Cuero Beautiful and qualify for a $20 cash prize: Gina Gonzales, Eban Gonzales, Devon Butters, Mason Notaro and Cayden Riojaz. The Illegal Dumping Digital Poster Contest winners are Hazelynn Hahn, Lupita Andrade, Camille Edwards, Caraline Galindo and Kaydence Joiner.
Tue
22
Dec

Holiday celebration

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society celebrated the holiday season with a Weihnachtenfest. 
 
When members and their guests entered the historical Hochheim Prairie Schoolhouse, they were greeted with festive decorations. The tables were covered with holiday cloths and each table had a candle centerpiece. German nutcrackers, from the collection of Barbara and Heinz Braun, covered the sills of all the windows. The Christmas tree was adorned with the traditional scherenschnitten. These beautiful and delicate pieces of paper art had been created by Betty Rathkamp.
President Joyce Manning greeted all the attendees and introduced special guests Glen Altwein, the State President of the Texas German Society. He was accompanied by his wife, Inge Altwein. Virginia Flathmann offered the Grace before the members and their guests dined.
 
Tue
22
Dec

DCSO swears in two new deputies last week

Sheriff Jode Zavesky and sheriff's investigator Carl Bowen swore in two new Deputies Thursday, Dec. 17. Pictured from left are sheriff's investigator Carl Bowen, deputy Michael Kelley, deputy Robert Armstrong and Sheriff Zavesky.
 
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Tue
22
Dec

Southern Health Partners donates to DCSO

Southern Health Partners, Inc. recently delivered a $26,022.36 check to the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office. The check represents the savings between the partnership of  DeWitt County and Southern Health Partners, Inc. related to inmate medical care cost. Pictured from left are Tim Quintana, Southern Health Partners, Inc; Sheriff Jode Zavesky and Jail Captain Patrick Charlton.
 
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