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Tue
05
Apr

YLL holds opening ceremony

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

There were 177 boys and girls, from the ages 4 to 14, registered to play in this year’s season of Yorktown Little League. A great many attended the opening ceremonies on April 2 in spite of the cold that came in the night before.

Lissa Knetig, serving her fourth year as YLL president, opened the ceremonies. She recognized and expressed appreciation to all the individuals and businesses who made it possible for another season.

The players recited the Little League Pledge just before the invocation. After the playing of the National Anthem, Yorktown’s mayor Rene Hernandez threw the first pitch. It was a fast ball, low and outside.

In the final words of Knetig, “Let’s play ball,” the players rushed off the field to allow the teams playing to ‘warm up’ while they took cover to get a little warm themselves.

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Tue
05
Apr

ConocoPhillips presents $191K to Eagle Ford area

ConocoPhillips presented $191,000 in charitable grants to 38 organizations in the Eagle Ford area at a company sponsored event in Kenedy on Thursday, March 31.

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to organizations that play such a vital role in the lives of Eagle Ford residents,” said Randy Black, manager, Eagle Ford operations. “Even though commodity prices are low, we believe it’s important to give back to the local communities where we live and work.”

Of the 38 organizations, Yorktown and Nordheim had five organizations that shared $35,000: Keep Yorktown Beautiful $1,000; Nordheim ISD Education Foundation $4,000; Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department $10,000; Yorktown EMS $10,000; and Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department $10,000.

Tue
05
Apr

Decline in oil revenue brings region together

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

“Judge Fowler from DeWitt County is one of my heroes,” said State Rep. John Cyrier of Lockhart.

He was speaking at the Eagle Ford Consortium meeting in Kenedy last week.

The consortium brought together about 400 industrial, governmental and educators leaders from throughout the Eagle Ford Shale.

Rep. Cyrier gave a state’s view of the Eagle Ford Shale and what can be expected in the next legislative session.

He said a bill that Judge Daryl Fowler drafted and was passed will allow counties to receive mineral royalties from properties owned by counties, such as roadways.

“Revenue generated from mineral rights underneath our county  roads goes back to the state even though it’s property of the county that we are maintaining,” Cyrier said.

Tue
05
Apr

Eagle Ford still key in world energy plan

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

“South Texas will never be the same again. The impact is something you can’t get back,” said Leodoro Martinez of Cotulla, president of Eagle Ford Consortium.

There were about 400 people at last week’s Eagle Ford Consortium in Kenedy. Organized five years ago, the consortium is made up of about 15 counties in the EFS. It focuses on industry, communities, education, economic impact and environmental issues.

There were about 10 people from DeWitt County and Cuero there to hear what is next for the Eagle Ford Shale.

Investment advisor Immanuel Tan of Goldman Sachs (international investment bank) provided an update and outlook.
“Crude oil prices have declined dramatically over the past 18 months or so,” he said. “U.S. production has declined but not as dramatically as you think.”

Tue
05
Apr

Clinton Cemetery set for dedication April 10

DeWitt County Historical Commission will dedicate a monument to the 75 known people buried between 1850 and 1902 in the old part of Clinton Cemetery. The dedication will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Clinton Cemetery Road turns left off US Highway 183, south .6 of a mile from the “Y” past the Guadalupe River bridge. Descendants of those buried in the cemetery, residents of the Clinton community and the general public are invited to learn about the history of Clinton and its cemetery.

The cemetery has no official caretakers and the older part has not been well maintained for many years. Brush and weeds have grown up. Many of the headstones are missing and others have fallen over or have been damaged by weather or by vandalism.

Tue
29
Mar

Meyersville students use landmark cubes

Sixth graders at Meyersville School recently created “Landmark Cubes.” In their study of Europe, the students researched European landmarks and designed each side of the cube about a particular landmark. The class shared their information with elementary students as everyone enjoyed a game of “Roll ‘Em.”

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Tue
29
Mar

Hanging baskets planting at CHS

The Cuero Main Street Program has teamed up once more with the Cuero High School Ag Students to help beautify the Cuero Main Street District. The 3rd Annual Hanging Baskets planting was held last Wednesday, March 23 at the CHS Ag Building.

Students helped to plant bougainvillea and asparagus ferns into hanging baskets. Cuero Main Street purchased six new 30” diameter baskets for key intersections downtown and will reuse the 22” diameter baskets from previous years’ plantings. The planted baskets will remain at the CHS greenhouse before being hung by the City Parks Department, so their roots can strengthen and take hold.

Tue
29
Mar

Westhoff student attends spelling bee

Macon Thomas, fourth grader of Westhoff School, was one of two students from DeWitt County to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee last Tuesday in Victoria. The 27th Annual Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Victoria Advocate was held at the Victoria College Johnson Symposium Center. Twelve students in the surrounding area participated in this event. Macon was one of the younger students involved with the older students being in the eighth grade. While he did not come out with a win, Macon worked very hard and set an awesome example of what it means to be a Westhoff Warrior.

Tue
29
Mar

Watson heading to Washington D.C.

Brady Watson, an eighth grader from Cuero, will participate in this year’s National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. following last week’s win at the regional spelling bee in Victoria. Watson is pictured with his awards which also include an all-expense paid trip trip to Washington D.C.

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Tue
29
Mar

2016 Cuero Livestock Show horse show

2016 DeWitt County Horse Show results:

Juniors: Showmanship: 1. Kelly Wendel. 2. Jeri Ficklen. 3. Jaymee Rangnow. 4. Andi Wolf. 5. Cody Rangnow. 6. Wyatt Clifton.

Western Trail: 1. Kelly Wendel. 2. Cody Rangnow. 3. Faith Chavez. 4. Emily Clifton. 5. Emily Buske. 6. Wyatt Clifton.

Western Pleasure: 1. Faith Chavez. 2. Jeri Ficklen. 3. Kelly Wendel. 4. Jackie Finney. 5. Cody Rangnow. 6. Jaymee Rangnow.

Clover Leaf Barrels: 1. Jaymee Rangnow. 2. Andi Wolf. 3. Emily Clifton. 4. Jeri Ficklen. 5. Faith Chavez. 6. Rebecca Cox.

Poles: 1. Emily Clifton. 2. Emily Buske. 3. Jeri Ficklen. 4. Kelly Wendel. 5. Andi Wolf. 6. Taryn Gayle.

Stakes: 1. Jaymee Rangnow. 2. Andi Wolf. 3. Emily Clifton. 4. Jeri Ficklen. 5. Kelly Wendel. 6. Emily Buske.

Seniors: Showmanship: 1. Taylor Ann Dohmann. 2. Gaige Hartery. 3. Tara Buske. 4. Leah Buske.

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