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Tue
01
Dec

Cuero ISD superintendent named lone finalist for position in Pecos

In a conversation with Cuero ISD school board president B.J. Drehr, Superintendent Jim Haley has been named the lone finalist for the same position at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD in Pecos. Haley has not yet tendered his resignation with Cuero ISD.

There is a 21 day waiting period, per Haley, to negotiate the contract and housing. Haley’s wife, Cathlene, is the district librarian. They are set to tender their resignations at the Dec. 14 school board meeting.

Tue
01
Dec

Santa plans visit at Gazebo Thurs.

Christmas is just around the corner and to help children make their wishes known to the man from the ‘North Pole’, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host “Santa in the Gazebo” at the city park Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Other activities will include the Lion’s Club annual drawing and Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department’s annual stew supper. Stew serving begins at 5 p.m.

Project Graduation Class of 2016 will be selling train rides to children and refreshments.

Christmas in the Park “Majestic Lights” will continue through New Years.

If you would like to honor a loved one or simply wish to make a donation to “Majestic Lights” please call the Yorktown Chamber office at 361-564-2661.

Tue
01
Dec

Member appreciation for St. Michael's Catholic Daughters

The St. Michael’s Catholic Daughter’s Court #347 held it’s CDA Clergy and member appreciationon Sunday, Nov. 8. A covered dish luncheon was served honoring our clergy: Rev. David Berger, Deacon Leo Sharron, Deacon Tony Warzecha, and Sister Patricia Lohre. Also honored with service pins were members who have served the organization for 25, 35 and 50 years.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Crime Stoppers seeking information on attempted burglary

Yorktown Police Department and DeWitt County Crime Stoppers are currently seeking information leading to the identification of the person involved in the incident that damaged an ATM at TrustTexas Bank in Yorktown. 
 
On Nov. 17 at approximately 5:30 a.m., an unknown person ignited a device that burned the ATM machine located at the drive through of the TrustTexas Bank located at 225 E. Main in Yorktown. 
 
If you have seen or know this person do not attempt to apprehend them yourself, rather contact the DeWitt County Sheriff's office at 361-275-5734 or DeWitt County Crime Stoppers at 361-275-0880. You may be eligible for a cash award from Crime Stoppers and Trust Texas Bank.
Tue
01
Dec

Westhoff fire draws interest from State Fire Marshal

A suspicious fire in Westhoff has drawn the interest of the State Fire Marshal’s office along with local law enforcement.
 
In the evening of Nov. 20, fire departments in Westhoff and Cuero were dispatched to a single-wide mobile home fire at 327 Anderson Ave. in Westhoff.
 
The vacant mobile home burned to the ground and DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office asked Cuero Fire Chief Buddy Harwell to assist in the investigation to determine the cause of the blaze.
 
The preliminary investigation apparently resulted in determination that the cause of the fire was suspicious.
 
According to DeWitt County sheriff investigator Carl Bowen, the fire appears to be an isolated incident and the investigation is expected to take several weeks.
 
The home belonged to Herman Gonzales and Juanita Gonzales, both formerly of Westhoff.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Filing nearly closed for county elections

Less than two weeks remain to file for the March 1, 2016 primary election. Along with several state and national positions facing election, there will be eight local races in the election.
 
The filing period ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.
 
DeWitt County offices facing election beginning with the primaries are County Commissioners Precinct 1 and 2, County Constable Precinct 1 and 2, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, County Attorney and District Attorney.
 
Those interested in filing in the Republican primary should contact county chairman Brandi Rich-Bridges at 361-799-9514 or by mail at P.O. Box 523, Cuero, TX 77954, or by email at gopbrandi@gmail.com.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Constitutional essay contest

Winners of the Constitutional Essay Scholarship Contest from DeWitt and Lavaca Counties received their awards at  the  Life, Liberty, and Constitutional Rally held on Nov. 14, at the Hallettsville K.C. Hall. The essay contest is sponsored  yearly by the Republican Women of Yoakum Area in conjunction with Constitution Day. The rally, attended by approximately 300 people, brought together citizens to honor the scholarship winners, first responders, veterans, pastors, and educators. All were recognized for their service and contributions  to the communities.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Cuero ISD students learn about various careers

Before the Thanksgiving break, students at Cuero Junior High heard presentations from businesses throughout the community and even from a group in San Antonio. One such presentation was on the oil and gas industry which has been instrumental in DeWitt County. Employees from South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), EOG Resources and Pioneer talked to the students about the many jobs and aspect of the oil and gas industry. Other organizations who took part in the event included Cuero Police Department, Gulf Bend, Mid-Coast, Cuero Community Hospital, LifeWay, Digital Learning, Victoria Police Department, Cuero National Bank, DPS, Stevenson Unit, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Judge Mayer and the Cuero Health Department. All of the student came together late in the morning to hear a presentation called “The Ripple Effect,” about how every choice made has consequences. Students are pictured at the oil and gas program with STEER, EOG and Pioneer.

Tue
01
Dec

Meyersville ISD 2nd six weeks honor roll

Following is the Meyersville ISD honor roll for the second six weeks grading period.
 
A honor roll
First Grade — Cari Copeland, Peyton Copeland, Peyton Diebel, Hayden Leist, Cale Machen, Avery Martin, Tanner Nall, Hudson Zengerle
Second Grade — Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Andrew Hahn, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt, Amelia Walker, Carly Weischwill, Ethan Welch
Third Grade — Jackie Finney, Alexis Flessner, Olivia Nall, Evelyn Serrano
Fourth Grade — Kade Ohrt, Hayden Sanders
Fifth Grade — Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Aubry Warwas
Sixth Grade — Seth Davis
Seventh Grade — Kylee Krause
Eighth Grade — Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Stacy Serrano, Kelly Wendel
 
A/B honor roll
First Grade — Haleigh Drehr, Harmony Phillips, Emma Woytek
Second Grade  — Tyler Fulenwider
Tue
01
Dec

CISD students prepare for Charlie Brown performance

Join students from Hunt Elementary, Cuero Intermediate School and Cuero Junior High as they present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” free to the public on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Cuero Intermediate Cafeteria at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
 
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