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Tue
08
Mar

John G. Pokluda receives Honorary Member Award

Cuero Livestock Show honored John G. Pokluda Friday, March 4 with its Honorary Member award.

Pokluda is a man who has always hada love for the land, agriculture, and the future of young people. He graduated from Yorktown High School in 1963 and attended Texas A&I and Victoria College. In 1975, he received his license as a Texas Land Surveyor. That same year, he married his wife, Laurie, and they made their home in Cuero. He is a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was on the board for St. Michael’s School. He served as president of the Knights of Columbus, Cuero Country Club and Lions Club.

Tue
08
Mar

Taking time to know what matters most

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

To live without regret, well, that is the key, isn’t it. And the only regret many may share is that we do not spend enough time with family and friends. So was the case for Roger and Beatrice Pena.

Roger and Beatrice were like any other couple. Both had jobs and had to face the mundane problems of the day. Until one day 10 years ago, Roger was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Roger said, “That was pretty easy. I fought that for a year.”

He had a colon resection and a full year of chemo treatments. Life resumed where it left off.

Each year passed faster than the one before. Christmas came and went along with all of the other holidays. On Feb. 13, 2014 the Pena’s went on a trip for their wedding anniversary. Beatrice noticed something wrong with Roger.

Tue
08
Mar

Police target stop sign vandalism

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Vandalism of the new stop signs has yet to cease and the charges are now a Class A misdemeanor subject to one year in jail, a fine of $4,000, or both.

Yorktown city administrator Robert Mendez informed Yorktown police on Feb. 28 eight stop signs were damaged. Three signs that were just replaced last week were run over again adding five more to the count: two signs at 8th Street and Range; two signs at 8th Street and Eckhardt; two signs at 7th Street and Nau; and two signs at 7th Street and Louis.

Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos said, “If he takes stop signs down 20 times, I will put them up 20 times or as many times as I need for the simple reason that it is a safety issue. It saves lives and protects the citizens of Yorktown.”

Tue
08
Mar

Primary results here, across state listed

There were several statewide and area elections ongoing at the Republican and Democratic Primary elections held March 1. There were also a number of propositions in both parties’ ballots.
Here are results of contested races and proposition results local and in Texas.

Republican Party
U.S. Representative, District 34

Locally voters favored Rey Gonzalez, Jr. with 41% of the vote while “Willie” Vaden received 59% of the vote. However, across District 34, Gonzalez received 51% of the vote and Vaden received 495.

Railroad Commissioner

Locally Gary Gates received 47% of the vote while Ron Hale took 13% and Wayne Christian received 10%. But throughout the state, Gates took 28% of the vote while Christian took 20% and Hale received 15%.

Justice, Supreme Court, Place3

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!”

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