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Mon
18
Jul

BGCDC receives grant from Victoria County United Way

The Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County, located in Cuero, received a grant from the Victoria County United Way on Wednesday, July 13. VCUW serves DeWitt, Goliad, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. This is the first year an agency in DeWitt County has been approved for funding and is now one of 18 local partner agencies for Victoria County United Way. 

 

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Sat
16
Jul

Yorktown police chief suspended

Yorktown City Council has suspended long-time police chief Paul Campos.
That action came Saturday afternoon at a called meeting of the council at city hall. All members of the council were in attendance.
Following a 30-minute executive session, councilman B.B. Garcia made the motion that was approved unanimously. He said, “I move that Chief Paul Campos be suspended, with pay, and placed on administrative leave until the district attorney and/or grand jury determines whether Chief Campos will be prosecuted concerning the recent allegations of misconduct, at which time the city council will reconsider the matter.”
On Thursday a search warrant was granted to Texas Rangers for an investigation of possible misconduct by the 17-year veteran police chief. He was accused of asking a 29-year-old woman to show her breasts in exchange for community service hours credit.

Fri
15
Jul

Thomaston River Road grass fire

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire on Thomason River Road at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14.  

Upon arrival they were informed that a bearing had broken on a bailer and started a fire on a bail of hay on the bailer. The person bailing the hay was able to dislodge the burning bail and get the equipment and himself to safety.  

Winds were blowing and the fire spread quickly.  

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department requested mutual aid from Cuero Fire Department, Meyersville VFD, Thomaston VFD, Mission Valley, Nursery, Quail Creek, Fordtran and Victoria County Fire Departments.  DeWitt County Pct. 4 responded with heavy equipment to breakdown hay bails and start a fire break to assist the fire departments in stopping the fire.  

The fire was out and fire departments returned to their stations at 8:45 p.m. There was 50 acres and 100 round bails burned in the fire.

Wed
13
Jul

It is all about the reading

BY TIM O’MALLEY
YORKTOWN NEWS-VIEW 

Mr. Kippy is not a stage name for an act. It is, in fact, his nickname. Clifford Charles Edge III, 54 years old of Portland, is known as Mr. Kippy throughout the area. He is the children’s librarian for the San Patricio County Library System. Kippy said, “I haven’t been called Clifford my whole life. They started calling me Kippy when I was a baby. My grandfather said he used to introduce himself as ‘Cliff Edge, good to meet you’ and they would say ‘Mountain top, good to meet you.’ That is why they started to call me Kippy before I was born.”

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Distinguished Service Award

DeWitt County Historical Commission was honored recently at a County Commissioner’s meeting at the courthouse. Members of the commission were on hand to receive a Texas Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award certificate for 2015 recognizing the organization for its active and well balanced preservation program. County Judge Daryl Fowler presents the certificate to commission president Peggy Ledbetter as members look on.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Charges on youth follow burglaries near Yorktown

A 15-year-old juvenile is in detention on multiple charges according to De- Witt County Sheriff’s Office. A land-owner in the 2500 block of Garfield Road reported his residence had been burglarized recently and sheriff’s deputies investigated the report.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

EFS count remains flat

BY ELIZABETHALFORD 
EAGLE FORD SHALE 

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count remained flat this week with 34 rigs running across the coverage area by mid day Friday. In recent Eagle Ford news, Marathon Oil will pay $7320 after failing to conduct performance tests and for exceeding the natural gas production rates by 5.43million standard cubic feet per day at the company’s Live Oak facility.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

C.A.P. announces winner of quilt

Citizen’s Against Pollution had a fundraiser and raffled away a full size double country square quilt made by Susie Albert who also donated 200 books of raffle tickets. The drawing was held on July 2 at the Broadway Bar in Nordheim.Winner of the quilt was James and Brenda Nash of Yorktown.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Onken families donate to KYB

The descendants of Deitrich and Johanna Onken have held annual reunions for many years. Family members come to the Yorktown Fire Station each July from all over the United States to enjoy the company of family, a barbecue, pot luck feast, a business meeting and both a live and silent auction. Several generations of children have enjoyed their reunions. When the Onken family realized they had money to donate to a local cause, it was decided and agreed upon unanimously, to provide a generous donation to Keep Yorktown Beautiful.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

KYB receives $2,875 check

During the Fourth of July celebration Skinny’s Fireworks held a benefit drawing for KeepYorktown Beautiful. Due to the organization’s enthusiastic members, a record of $2,875 was raised. Ruth Pattyjohn was the winner of the Charbroil Gas Grill. She graciously donated the grill back to KYB. Another name was drawn. Violinda Garcia of Nordheim was the lucky winner of the barbecue grill.

 

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