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Mon
27
Jun

Gym floor problem continues to trip YISD

BY TIM O’MALLEY

Modeling repair work, STAAR test results and superintendent search were the major issues addressed during the regular scheduled meeting for the Yorktown Independent School District trustees on June 20 at the Yorktown High School Library. The old gymnasium renovation seems to be a problem that does not want to quit. 

 

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Mon
27
Jun

Skinny’s Fireworks to benefit KYB

Skinny’s Fireworks started a benefit campaign a few years ago for any group that could use any funds. This season, Skinny decided to assist Keep Yorktown Beautiful in their campaign to improve the RV park. Skinny purchased a six burner Charbroil gas grill and also crafted a handmade porch swing for this benefit in the hope that more monies will be made in the selling of chances for the prizes. Last July the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department received.

 

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Mon
27
Jun

City electric rates dropping

By Robert Proctor

 Electricity rates in Cuero have been a hot topic for some time, but rates are said to be dropping, according to City Manager Raymie Zella. “The City hasn’t had a rate increase in electricity in the seven years I’ve been here,” Zella said. “We haven’t gone up on electric rates at all. One year we did do some readjusting of rates when we took the demand off of commercial and re-did the rates, but it really wasn’t a rate increase to anybody.” 

 

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Mon
27
Jun

Eaton arrested for May burglary

By Glenn Rea

A burglary that occurred in DeWitt County in May has resulted in the arrest of four people, involved law enforcement in two South Texas counties and considerable loss to victims involved. According to DCSO deputy Richard Ramirez, a report of a burglary on May 28 and its investigation came to a conclusion last week.  

 

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Mon
27
Jun

The Record earns five awards, publisher recognized at TPA meeting

The Cuero Record was well represented at the 138th annual meeting of Texas Press Association recently held at La Torretta Lake Resort in Montgomery. The Record received five awards at the TPA Texas Better Newspaper Contest while publisher Glenn Rea completed his term as president of the association.  

 

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Mon
27
Jun

‘Love Everyone Carnival’, city fireworks Monday

The annual “Love Everyone Carnival” will be held at the City Park on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This carnival is a gift to the children and families of Cuero from the several Churches in town. The scale of the event is designed for children. Everything for kids is free except the Cake Walk and the Bucket Auction. The Carnival opens with the Little Patriot’s Parade, with Bobby Schley and Emily Davis as Parade Marshals, and the Girl. 

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Mon
27
Jun

CCH hires Falcone as new CEO

By Robert Proctor

Lynn Falcone has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer for Cuero Community Hospital, following the departure of Skip Gjolberg. With a background in hospital expansion in San Antonio, Falcone will also focus on patient care and needs of the community. Falcone grew up in Chicago, Illinois but has spent her professional career in Texas.  

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Wed
22
Jun

Chase, capture for two runners

Two men attempted to run from law enforcement officers in Yorktown in separate incidents Friday. Both men were captured and arrested.

DeWitt County deputy Steven Nelson was making a traffic stop around 2:30 p.m. near West 8th and Range streets.

He stopped a 1991 Ford driven by Norman P. Fonseca, 49, of Yorktown. During the investigation he discovered what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

The report states Fonseca began running from the officer and Deputy Nelson fired his tazer gun and used pepper spray in attempt to stop him. However the suspect continued running.

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Tue
21
Jun

Air evac event June 26

Join the DeWitt County Emergency Planning Committee, fire fighters from area fire departments Cuero.

EMS medical crews, and flight crews and representatives of area air ambulances in a joint event on Sunday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Meyersville School, 1897 Meyersville Rd, Meyersville, TX 77974 to answer questions about emergencies and the use of air evacuations of sick or injured persons. 

You drive by an accident and it looks bad. The fire department is on the scene, and they are using large tools to get to the people. You see a helicopter circling or landing and wonder what happens.

Be able to get an up close look at the tools that are used and see the helicopters and look inside and get answers to your questions from actual crew members of the fire departments and flight crew. 

Tue
21
Jun

Yorktown youngsters, ‘Wild Things’ face-off

The children who attended June 15th’s Summer Reading Program at Yorktown Library quickly got over their disappointment when the milking demonstration was replaced with six animals of the wild. Courtney Cortina Pineda, owner and operator of Wild Things Zoofari Inc., travels over Texas to educate the importance of wildlife conservation, animal behavior, health and reproduction.

 

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