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Sep

Council hears street delay update, okays new tax rate

The Yorktown city council held their regular meeting on Sept. 14 to deal with two major issues; city streets and livestock within city limits.

Many reasons for the poor quality of the roads were given at the meeting and the council was adamant about the responsibility of the contractor. But more than that, the contractor has not been in town for over three weeks.

Contractor Steve Wagner of Wagner Construction said, “We came back into today. We have had some issues come up with equipment, materials, maintenance, employees... I will get them resolved.”

Numerous areas in the streets of Yorktown have eroded back to it’s base. The seal coat is gone and erosion is occurring on the base from road wear and weather.

Wagner said, “We have already repaired a lot of the areas you may be talking about. I am here and I will not leave until everyone is happy.”

Tue
22
Sep

Miss Yorktown Shelby Franke

YORKTOWN – It had been five years since anyone was crowned to be Miss Yorktown. But, after Sept. 19, Yorktown will, once again, have Miss Yorktown royalty represent Yorktown.

Hosted by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Western Days committee, the pageant, held at the Yorktown school auditorium, attracted over 24 girls and young ladies.

Crowned Miss Yorktown was Shelby Franke, daughter of Randy and Shannon Franke. She was crowned by pageant coordinators Malerie Rodriguez and Whitney Rodriguez Schroeder.

Shelby said, “It is exciting get to represent the committee and be a good role model.”

She plans to attend Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in marketing.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View. Subscribe by calling 361-564-2242 or go online to Yorktown News-View.com

Tue
22
Sep

Cheer camp on Sept. 26

The Cuero High School Gobbler cheerleaders will host a mini cheer camp on Sept. 26 at the high school girl’s gym.
 
Ages 4-7 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon with a parent performance at 11:30 and lunch to follow at noon with Toby the mascot.
 
Ages 8-12 will meet from 1-4 p.m. with a parent performance at 4 p.m. Eight to 12 year olds are also invited to lunch with Toby at noon.
 
The cost is $45 with a $10 discount for each sibling. This includes a t-shirt, mini pom poms, a picture, lunch with Toby and a snack. Participants will learn cheer, chants, jumps and stunts.
 
Mini cheerleaders will perform at the Oct. 30 home football game against Ingleside. You may register on the day of camp, but they cannot guarantee they will have shirts available. Shirts will have to be ordered and delivered at a later date.
Tue
22
Sep

St. Michael's Catholic Daughters bake sale Oct. 2

St. Michael’s Catholic Daughters of America Court #347 will be hosting its annual fundraiser, which includes a bake sale, raffle, kitchen food court, and garage sale. The fundraiser will begin Friday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and continue Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Bake sale will include various home baked goods and will remain open until all items are sold. The food court will be selling breakfast tacos, sandwiches, soup, baked items, coffee and tea. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday with the drawing being held Saturday at noon.  
 
Anyone wishing to donate items to the garage sale may drop off their items starting Tuesday, Sept. 29 thru Thursday, Oct. 1. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
 
Tue
22
Sep

Voter registration

The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election is Oct. 5. If you have already registered but need to update information on your voter registration certificate, or if you have lost your certificate and need a replacement, call 361-275-0859, or go by the DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registrar Office located in the courthouse annex at 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero, the building behind the tax office. There is an on-site parking lot and a sign directing visitors to the office. You may also email them at electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.
 
There are important Amendments on the ballot. Exercise your right to vote.
 
Tue
22
Sep

Unemployment rate

DeWitt County’s unemployment rate continues to be low but it is a little higher than it was a year ago.
 
The latest employment rates from Texas Workforce Commission represents the number of people working at the end of August.
 
DeWitt County had a labor force of 10,376 people with 9,951 of them employed and 425 unemployed. That gives the county a 4.1% unemployment rate. A year ago at this time the rate was 3.9%.
 
That compares to neighboring counties that had the following unemployment rates: Goliad, 4.6%; Gonzales, 3.6%; Karnes, 3.9%; Lavaca, 3.9%; and Victoria, 4.0%.
 
Texas showed a 4.1% unemployment rate in August and the national rate was 5.1%.
 
Tue
22
Sep

Arneckeville 4-H treats Cuero PD, DeWitt County SO

Arneckeville 4-H Club treated Cuero Police Department and DeWitt County Sheriff's Department to goodie snack buckets in appreciation for all their service. Representing Arneckeville 4-H Club is Dylan Hartman, Cameron Migura, Stephen Migura and Cami Nall.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
22
Sep

New theme for 2015 4-H

Sept. 1 kicked off the 2015-2016 year for the DeWitt 4-H Program and it’s new theme “4-H Grows Here.”
 
This youth organization is comprised of more than 55,000 youth across Texas and 6 million plus nationwide. 
 
Tue
22
Sep

Vietnam Veterans Memorial program

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is in search of photos for their “Faces Never Forgotten” program. Six photos of men from DeWitt County are still needed.
 
The men are, Franklin D. Audilet (1936-1968) of Yorktown; Wallace S. Dworaczyk (1946-1967) of Yorktown; Jesse E. Herrera (1939-1966) of Cuero; Fernando A. Hinojosa (1944-1966) of Yorktown; Robert E. Ragland (1949-1970) of Cuero and James L. Slade Jr. (1942-1966) of Cuero.
 
Send photos to cuerorecord@cuerorecord.com or mail them to: P.O. Box 351, Cuero, TX, 77954. Call 361-275-3464 for more information.
Tue
22
Sep

Dinner Tonight recipe from Agrilife Extension

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension presents Dinner Tonight recipes, grilled chicken and herbs. Adding herbs and spices will not only add fresh flavor to our foods but will also help our bodies avoid dehydration from excessive sodium intake. Remember to substitute salt at each meal to decrease your risk.
 
Ingredients: four large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, two tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon dried rosemary, one teaspoon thyme, one teaspoon dried oregano, one teaspoon chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper.
Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
 
Place chicken breasts into a large resealable plastic bag and pour in olive oil. Seal and shake bag to coat chicken with olive oil; add rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, and black pepper to the bag, seal, and shake again to coat chicken with herbs.

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