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Tue
22
Dec

Schmidt takes world title

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Caleb Schmidt is living the dream and seeing some real benefits from the hours of training and discipline as he recently won the 2015 PRCA World Champion Tie-Down Calf Roper title in Las Vegas, Nev.

Schmidt is a 2008 Yorktown graduate. He grew up in the rodeo arena from his youth and into college.

While attending school at Wharton Junior College, Schmidt was a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association all-around champion. He went on to Sam Houston State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture business in the Fall of 2012.

“That was when I got my PRCA professional card and permit,” Schmidt said.

He qualified for the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) winning Rookie of the Year. In 2014 Schmidt qualified for the NFR but was out for the season due to injuries.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View. Subscribe online or call 361-564-2242.
 

Tue
22
Dec

Warren, Barron, Hernandez receive CISD humanitarian award

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD launched a new recognition award at the trustee meeting on Dec. 14.
 
It is the Mike Wilkinson Gobbler Humanitarian Award. It memorializes 32-year CISD transportation mechanic Mike Wilkinson.
 
The first three recipients were Cuero High School athletic trainer Chris Warren and Gobbler football players Noah Barron and Diego Hernandez.
 
Receiving the award at the meeting, it was explained that following the Cuero - Navarro play-off in San Antonio on Nov. 27, the three performed CPR on Wilkinson in the parking lot at Gustafson Stadium until paramedics arrived. 
 
Services were held for Wilkinson on Dec. 4 at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.
 
Tue
22
Dec

Cuero teen overcomes leprosy

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
A terrible hand was dealt to a DeWitt County teenager, but he overcame the ordeal with the help of a local doctor. Hansen’s disease or leprosy, as it is commonly known, is not at all a common infection in the United States. William Cody Baker contracted the now curable disease several years ago.
 
Leprosy is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. At the start, symptoms are not prevalent for years, up to 20 in some cases. 
 
Dr. Michael McLeod, Baker’s primary doctor, was on a television show with Baker, “Monsters Inside Me” on Animal Planet, in October, talking about the process of going through this terrible ordeal.
 
“Going through the episode, I was kinda nervous,” Baker said.
 
McLeod talked about how the disease was contracted.
 
Tue
22
Dec

St. Mark's celebrates Christmas Eve

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Christmas is in the air and with it comes time with family. Christmas Eve church services are one place many families attend together during the holidays and one such Cuero church has celebrated a candlelight service for many years.
 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s present house of worship was dedicated Christmas Eve of 1939, according to church history.
 
Several current church members talked about their time at the church and what the candlelight service has meant to them.
 
The exact start of the candlelight service is not certain, but it is suspected to be upwards of 65 years.
 
Mon
21
Dec

YISD board, superintendent business as usual

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It will be business as usual for the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees and for YISD superintendent Carl Krug come Jan. 4, 2016.

The board of trustees had a special called meeting on Dec. 21 to consider/discuss possible voluntary superintendent severance agreement. Legal consultation with attorney Shellie Krow was held in closed session just over two hours.

After closed session the board took no action on superintendent severance agreement or action on an interim superintendent.

Krow said, “Mr. Krug did not resign. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the items on the agenda.”

President of the board Mark Weischwell said, “Why they were put on [the agenda] and why we called the meeting is confidential.”

Krow responded, “What led up to that point was an attorney/client conversation.”

Tue
15
Dec

'The hand I was dealt'

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

If someone said that Johnathon Garcia   did not have a leg to stand on, by physical appearances they may be right, but they could be no closer to the truth.

Garcia graduated Nordheim High School May 1999. In August he was involved in a vehicle accident where the outcome was tragic for him, the family and the community.

Tue
15
Dec

Prickly Pear Cafe receives check

Robert Oliver, owner of the Prickly Pear Café, received a check for $10,000 from Charles Papacek, President of the Cuero Development Corporation for the Completion of the Main Street Façade Program. This matching grant program partially paid for the restoring of the historic gas station façade, at 213 N. Esplanade, to its original appearance.
Tue
15
Dec

Christmas cheer with Pet Adoptions

Pet Adoptions of Cuero would love to have any potential adopters in the Crossroads area stop by soon to see their selection of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. The adoption center at 407 US Highway 183 South has its biggest selection ever of orphaned pets needing to find forever homes in time for Christmas.
 
The shelter hours are every day, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or an after-hours appointment can be arranged, just call 361-243-8550. For families that might want to surprise their children - come out now to choose the perfect pet, fill out the adoption forms and your "surprise" pet will be held until Christmas Eve. The volunteers have even offered to deliver these cuties on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. What a wonderful surprise to have your pet delivered with a big holiday bow just in time to celebrate with their new adopted family.
 
Tue
15
Dec

St. John's honors congregants

St. John's Lutheran Church in Westhoff honored their congregants who are eighty years old or older at their church service on Sunday, December 13th.
 
The church has nineteen members in that age group, including Joyce Afflerbach, Edwin Baros, Victor Boehl, Leona Caskey, Janie Goehring, Angelene Hilbrich, Irene Hilbrich, Joycie Kahlich, Norman Kahlich, Nelda Kahlich, Nola Koenning, Edna Markman, Earlene Montgomery, Adrian Mueller, Burnice Nolte, Roy Nolte, Leona Riedesel, Laverne Schlenker, and Barney Whitehead.  Congregants sang "Faith of Our Fathers" during the service as a tribute to the older generations.
 
After the service, a potluck luncheon was served in the adjacent parish hall and enjoyed by all of the attendees.  St. John's Lutheran Church in Westhoff is led by Pastor William Hill.
 
 
Tue
15
Dec

Westhoff students visit San Antonio theater

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Westhoff ISD’s entire student body traveled to San Antonio’s Magik Theater to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The portrayal of this timeless classic mezmorized the audience from start to finish. The lovable characters from Charles Schultz entertained with great acting and singing with the storyline close to the original cartoon with an updated dance performance by Snoopy. 
 
Fifth grader Haelie Hale exclaimed, “Snoopy was awesome! He did backflips and everyone was cheering! It was a very fun day.” ‘Joe Cool’ even ran through our row of Warriors and high-fived most of our students!
 
After the show, the students were treated to a delicious lunch at Big Lou’s Burgers. The students were thrilled to see and partake in Big Lou’s signature Big Burger. The faculty, students and staff would like to thank the PTC for making this trip possible. Everyone had a great time!
 

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