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Tue
08
Mar

Bowen wins race, run-off for D.A.

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

There was a clear winner in the sheriff’s race but voters will have to return to the polls to decide their district attorney choice.

DeWitt County Elections Office released preliminary vote totals Tuesday about 9 p.m. showing about 64 percent of the local Republican voters made their way to the polls for the primary.

About 7% of the registered Democrat voters went to the polls here to name their nominee for president.

Republican Primary
In the three person race for DeWitt County Sheriff, Carl Bowen dominated with 65 percent of the votes getting 2,254 compared to Jeff “Rooster” Thompson with 879 and Jeff Abbott with 351.

Thu
03
Mar

Fleet truck overturned on SH 72

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

At 6:47 a.m. this morning, the Texas Department of Safety Highway Patrol and DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on State Highway 72 westbound where a driver, operating a fleet carrier for Performance Food Group, lost control. The truck ended upside down and the trailer was detached on it’s side.

The DPS report states that a male driver, Juan Jose Garza, Jr., 23 years old of Yoakum, was heading westbound on SH 72. The driver fell asleep, left the roadway on the right and lost control. When Garza came back on the roadway the truck rolled to the left. The truck and trailer detached. The trailer skidded on it’s left side on the eastbound lane. The truck ended upside down in the ditch off the westbound lane.

Garza suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

Tue
01
Mar

Enhanced patrol operation leads to arrests

On Feb. 26, Cuero Police Department officers were engaged in an enhanced patrol operation, targeting areas of the city with reported drug activity. During that time, officers were notified of a person wanted on warrants from the Victoria area and who was staying at a local motel.

Officers then went to the motel, located the room and knocked on the door of the room. The door was answered by a subject known as D’Monzay Gray, 29, of Cuero. Stephanie Rios, age 27, of Yorktown was identified and confirmed for five outstanding warrants for the individual.

While interviewing Gray, officers detected the overpowering smell of burnt marijuana. Gray admitted that they had just smoked marijuana and said that they did not have any in the room, yet a bag of marijuana was observed in plain view on the night stand directly next to where Gray was sitting on the bed. Gray was initially taken into custody for possession of marijuana.

Tue
01
Mar

Not everyone likes new city stop signs

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Not everyone approved of the new stop signs installed around Yorktown, particularly those who do not live on the streets where the signs were installed. There was one individual who adamantely opposed. Instead of voicing disapproval, that person opted to destroy three stop signs: two at east and westbound at Range an W. Eighth Street and one eastbound on W. Eighth and N. Eckhardt.

Yorktown police officer Joshua Serbin said, “It was no accident. Someone doesn’t like them. The signs were torn down between midnight and 7 a.m. on Feb. 25.”

The stop signs were replaced that same morning.

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Tue
01
Mar

Yorktown City will hold an election at-large

The City of Yorktown will have an election on May 7 with five candidates seeking three positions of city council.

Two members of Yorktown City Council seek re-election. They are incumbents Blaine Denbo and Ruben “BB” Garcia. Travis Peyton, appointed councilman filling in for Larry Mueller, also filed to run. Two other candidates who will run at-large are Fred Villareal and Paul Duve, Jr.

Two positions on the Nordheim ISD board of trustees will face election on May 7.

Those facing election are Lynette Metting and Paul Bauman. These positions are elected at-large. Metting has filed for re-election and Richard Heard has filed.

Three places on the Nordheim City Council are facing election on May 7th.

The seats facing election, all at-large, include Patricia Garcia, Rene Garcia and Jose Gonzales, Jr. All three have filed for re-election.

Three positions on the Yorktown ISD board of trustees will face election on May 7.

Tue
01
Mar

Gobbler Grace

Gobbler Grace is the gathering of Cuero elementary-school students in an after school bible study. The study is hosted by Lifeway Church of Cuero and led by elementary school teacher, Mrs. Hannah Carson. “With over 80 students in attendance, and 20 more signed up, Gobbler Grace is definitely an answered prayer for the city of Cuero,” Bibles 4 Peoples founder Colby Sturm said. “When B4P was asked to help provide the bibles for the students, we were so excited to be involved! And wow what a joy it is to see so many local children get so excited to have their own-personalized bible! Praise Jesus for His goodness!”

contributed photo

Tue
01
Mar

New restaurant hosts Clay Walker

It is not Western Days yet fine entertainment will walk across the threshold of Yorktown coming this March.

5D Steakhouse and Lounge is hosting live entertainment with Clay Walker on stage on March 12 as part of their grand opening. Tickets are available at the restaurant in Yorktown.

Clay has been on the road impressing fans and critics alike performing some of his biggest hits including “She Won’t Be Lonely Long,” “What’s It To You?,” “This Woman and This Man,” “If I Could Make A Living” and “Live Until I Die,” as well as testing out new music including his recently released song “Right Now.”

As a true fan favorite with a devoted legion of followers across the country Clay Walker has sold over 11 million albums; had 11 No. 1 hit singles, four RIAA Platinum and two Gold certified albums.

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Tue
01
Mar

J. Carter Thomas earns induction into ABBA Hall of Fame

J. Carter Thomas will be inducted into the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) Hall of Fame during the ABBA Membership Meeting March 2 in Houston. The association president J. D. “Bubba” Sartwelle, Jr. will be giving the presentation, and the inductee’s daughter Margaret Thomas and family will be receiving the etched plaque on his behalf.

J. Carter Thomas was born on June 19, 1913 in Rutherton, North Carolina. He met the love of his life, Anne Louise Friar, in Washington D.C., and they were married Nov. 12, 1938. During their time on the East Coast, the couple had one daughter, Margaret Anne (Missi) whom they brought back to Cuero in the fall of 1939 to become part of the Friar Ranch legacy.

Tue
01
Mar

Hunt Elementary 4th six weeks honor roll

Following is the 4th six weeks honor roll for Hunt Elementary.

 

A honor roll

 

1st Grade- Makayla Cameron, Grace Cooper, Hope Cooper, Korbin Flessner, Shiarri Galindo, Aden Gonzalez, Lawson Hahn, Hudson Hermes, Levi Hopkins, Angel Ibarra, Charlotte Jalufka, Amaya Luna, Brian Mack, Christopher Mathis, Ja’Veon McNary, Matthias Meyer, Averie Orozco, Camelo Perez, Colt Reeve, Makayla Rheinschmidt, Savion Robinson, Shauna Root, Trenton Seals, Colton Simmons, Emmerie Trevino, Angelica Vasquez, Paisley Walk, Noah Weghorst, Xavier Wesley, Dominic White

 

Tue
01
Mar

St. Michael's students advance to district

St. Michael’s Catholic School recently had their School Scripts Spelling Bee on Jan. 21. The winners participated in the DeWitt County Spelling Bee on Feb. 11.

The following were classroom winners: Jayson Flores and Blayne Zengerle—2nd Grade Ms. Calk; Connor Saunders and Hayley Yeretsky—2nd Grade Ms. Janecek; Sydnie Krueger and Samuel Forbes—3rd Grade Ms. Tweedle; Ethan Franklin and Fallon Whitt—4th Grade Ms. Leslie; Allison Zengerle and Phillip Yeretsky—5th Grade Ms. Pressler and Madeline Hoy and Harrison Crain—6th Grade Ms. Trevino.

The following were school winners: 1st Place—Allison Zengerle, 5th Grade; 2nd Place—Harrison Crain, 6th Grade and alternate (3rd Place)—Conner Saunders, 2nd Grade.

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