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Tue
22
Mar

Convenient location

Traffic on Main came to a halt Monday afternoon when this truck’s tire caught fire. The vehicle was carrying oil drilling equipment before the wheel locked up on Main Street just in front of the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department safely extinguished the flame for the vehicle to be moved.
Photo by Ebony Tobar/Yorktown News-View

Tue
22
Mar

Elections set in area

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

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

Six people have filed for three positions on the Yorktown ISD board of trustees and will face election on May 7.

Those facing election are Patti Harbors, Barry Watson and Todd Metting. These positions are elected at-large. Incumbents Harbors, Metting and Watson have filed for re-election. Others that have filed are Deborah Kneese, Denise Sinast and Hurshel Pruitt.

Nordheim ISD board of trustees will not have an election. Lynette Metting and Richard Heard were the only two who filed without challenge for the two seats.

Fri
18
Mar

Trustees uphold AD's decision 5-2

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It all started early in the day on Dec. 14, when Yorktown head volleyball and girl’s track coach Deirdre Alexander found herself with a new set of responsibilities after being demoted to assistant coach.

Alexander was head coach of the Yorktown volleyball team 12 years, winning seven district championships with the last six straight title wins in a row. She has helped take the Kitty Kats to playoffs every year as head coach with several playoff championships along the way.

Later that evening, Yorktown Independent School District trustees held their regular scheduled meeting. At the meeting there was standing room only from young to old. A majority were there to give support and express their concern to the board as to why coach Alexander was demoted. The board was not at liberty to discuss reasons for the demotion.

Tue
15
Mar

City of Cuero launching spay program

The City of Cuero along with the Pet Adoptions of Cuero team are joining together to launch a major spay program for female dogs and cats. The program is open to any Cuero city resident who would like to have their female dog, cat or feral cat fixed prior to the spring breeding season.

In order to be eligible for the no-cost procedure, residents of Cuero will need to call City Hall at 361-275-6114 and ask for Monica Lopez.

Pet info needed includes name, age, breed and color.

Residents will need to provide a current utility bill to prove residency, a contact phone number and their preferred choice of a participating vet clinic here in Cuero.

Tue
15
Mar

Cuero police investigating burglary on March 9

Cuero Police are investigating a burglary that occurred March 9 at DeWitt County Producers in the 400 block of W. Church. 

Burglary suspect broke a window to gain entry sometime during the night.

Along with electronic equipment, the thief took a small amount of merchandise and cash.

Police are investigating surveillance video and finger prints for assistance in identifying a suspect

Tue
15
Mar

Meyersville honor roll

Following is the Meyersville ISD 5th Six Weeks honor roll.

A Honor Roll

1st Grade: Cari Copeland, Hayden Leist, Cale Machen

2nd Grade: Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Andrew Hahn, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt, Carly Weischwill

3rd Grade: Olivia Nall, Jackie Finney, Evelyn Serrano, Paisley Janssen

4th Grade: Madalynn Kroos, Kade Ohrt

5th Grade: Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Aubry Warwas

6th Grade: Seth Davis, Cash Kirbo

7th Grade: Bryten Buendel, Mason Nagel, Mackenzie Blain

8th Grade: Amy Davis, Dane Foerster

A/B Honor Roll

1st Grade: Hudsos Zengerle, Emma Woytek, Peyton Copeland, Peyton Diebel, Haleigh Drehr, Addison Lopez, Avery Martin, Tanner Nall

2nd Grade: Tyler Fulenwider, Amelia Walker, Ethan Welch

Tue
15
Mar

Texas German Society state convention

Members of the Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society attended the State Convention on Saturday, March 12. Seventeen members traveled to Alleyton for the Convention which was held in the St. Roch Catholic Church Parish Hall.

Attendees were welcomed in both English and German. The Columbus Boy Scout Troop 312 conducted the flag ceremony and presented the flags of the United States, Texas and Germany. 

Throughout the day, the programs focused on the genealogy, history, and culture of German Americans.

The first program was presented by Arliss Treybig who outlined the immigration of the German families who settled in Mentz, their problems and successes while living in a new land.

Tue
15
Mar

Texas Independence Day observed March 2

DeWitt County observed Texas Independence Day on March 2 on the steps of the county courthouse with the reading of the Texas Declaration of Independence which was written in 1836. Those reading the document were, from left, Joe Sheppard, Rev. A.L. Taylor, Larry Knuckels, Dr. Glenn Robertson, and County Judge Daryl Fowler.

Photo by Glenn Rea/The Cuero Record

Tue
15
Mar

Weber recognized by hospital

Cuero Community Hospital presented Richard Weber with a plaque on Wednesday, March 9 in recognition of 11 years of service to the DeWitt Medical District board of directors. Pictured from left are Charles Papacek (board member), Weber, Dr. John Frels (board member), Carlyle Stakes (board member) and Skip Gjolberg (Hospital CEO).

The Cuero Record

Tue
15
Mar

Dr. Antonio Benavides ribbon cutting at CCH

Cuero Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 9 at Cuero Community Hospital for the opening of Dr. Antonio Benavides’ general surgery practice. Dr. Benavides attended the University of Texas in Austin for his undergraduate degree and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. For the past 21 years, Dr. Benavides had a private practice in Harlingen before moving to Cuero. He has already performed surgeries and is now accepting patients.

The Cuero Record

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