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Tue
17
Nov

Real world assists in next career

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
There are many who served as alter boys in the Catholic Church that ask themselves should they go into the priesthood. It is a fleeting thought to the vast majority, but to some it is one that lingers as time passes. Such was the case with Roger Hawes.
 
Father Roger, priest of the Holy Cross and San Luis Catholic Church in Yorktown, grew up with 13 siblings in Port O’Connor. He joined his father’s shrimp boat business for 17 years. When his dad sold the business Roger entered the business world. Yet, the idea of priesthood never left his mind.
 
He said, “It was kind of in and out at different times in my life. Some times it was impossible because of the work I was [involved in]. 
 
Tue
17
Nov

ATM robbery attempt fails

Federal law enforcement agents were in Yorktown Tuesday investigating what police believe to be an attempt to rob an automatic teller machine (ATM).
Officer Joshua Serbin was contacted by DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office at 5:40 Tuesday morning to investigate a possible fire at TrustTexas Bank located at 225 E. Main in Yorktown.
When he investigated, he found a flare burning on top of a portable propane tank next to the ATM at the bank.
“It appears someone put a flare on top of a propane tank and shot a hole in it and it lit up,” Serbin said. Witnesses indicated they heard the shots and heard the small explosion. A portion of the ATM was burned.
The bank remained closed during the investigation.
Tue
10
Nov

Investigation continues in burglary

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown police are closer in solving  a burglary that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Texan 3, 503 W. Main St.

Police received a call early Oct. 28 from employees at the convenience store. They reported the back door of the store was open when they arrived for work around 5:30.

Officer Joshua Serbin is investigating the burglary. He said, “There was no sign of forced entry. The office door was busted. Once they got into the office they disconnected and stole the DVR system and computer. That is where the video surveillance is hooked to. We are not sure what is missing in inventory.”

The burglar/s also left signs of their recent visit. Officer Serbin said, “They left evidence for us to find them. They walked around the store and just threw miscellaneous items on the floor.”

Police has a list of suspects that are currently being investigated.

Tue
10
Nov

Education Foundation seeks donations

The Cuero ISD Education Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) organization to generate and distribute financial resources to the Cuero Independent School District to enrich, maintain, and expand programs needed to meet the District’s stated mission of excellence in education. Through the diligence of volunteers and generosity of donors, the Foundation has raised right at 1.2 million dollars, which directly benefits CISD educators and students in the form of grants, helps to build an endowment, and supports the Foundation’s operating expenses.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Skating grant for CIS provided by Cuero Education Foundation

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Skating and rollerblading were once a common hobby for kids not long ago, but it has since become a rarity. Fourth and fifth grade students at Cuero Intermediate School learned how to skate during the last two weeks, thanks to a grant from the Cuero Education Foundation.
 
Coach Leona Pullin and coach Wes Condra wrote the request for the grant last year. Coach Pullin noted how the skating program had been used before in the Meyersville School District. This was the first time a skating resourse, In-line Skating 101, had been used by Cuero ISD, though.
 
The students started the 10-day course on Oct. 27 with only about one-third of the kids knowing how to skate beforehand. One week later, they were confidently skating throughout the intermediate school gym, and many were even limboing while skating.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Macey Hahn earns state conservation award

Macey Hahn was in Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 26 to receive her award for winning the State Competition for the Soil And Water Conservation Districts Junior Division Essay Contest. 
 
Macey Hahn is a fifth grade student at St. Michael's School in Cuero and is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown. She is active in softball, 4-H and also plays the piano. Macey participates in PSIA competitions at her school, advancing to the state competition in ready writing and prose interpretation. She was recently elected  vice president of the student council. In her free time she enjoys arts and crafts and playing outdoors with her brothers. Macey is the daughter of Chad and Kimberly Hahn of Yorktown.   
 
Tue
10
Nov

Westhoff Auxiliary honors veterans

Westhoff American Legion Auxiliary put flags out to honor veterans for Veterans’ Day at all the local cemetery's. Pictured from left are members Pat Stillwell, Cindy Burnett, Sue Hilbrich and Vivian Koenning.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
10
Nov

Pioneer shows support for DCSO

Pioneer Natural Resources representatives stopped by the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 4 with some gifts of appreciation and support. Pictured from left are Jorge Hinojosa (PNR), Rhonda Fotiades (PNR), Sgt. Santos Calderon, Sarah Michael (PNR), Capt. Lydia Rackely, Sheriff Jode Zavesky, Kim Jalufka, Jasie Rickman, Jason Caroll and Sgt. Shane Carver.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
10
Nov

DeWitt County Pecan Show Nov. 24

The 53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park, with the judging taking place at 1 p.m. Again, this year there will only be a Pecan Show; there will not be an Awards Banquet and Program. 
 
Now is the time to get pecan samples together. Entries from yards of residents as well as from commercial producers are encouraged. Participants are encouraged to enter as many pecan varieties as they can. As an incentive, champions of each division (Native, Commercial, and Classic) will be awarded a $25 cash prize. Pecan entries need to be brought to the DeWitt County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, or dropped off at the Friar Ag Center by 8 a.m. on Nov. 24.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Amendment election results

Less than nine percent of DeWitt County’s 11,575 registered voters made their way to the polls for the constitutional amendment election Nov. 3.
 
All seven propositions passed with an overwhelming majority except proposition four, which states “the constitiutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”
 
The following are DeWitt County’s results of that election and a brief description of the proposed amendments:
Prop. 1: Homestead exemption increase: for- 88.9%, against- 11.1%
Prop 2: Veteran spouse’s homestead exemption: for- 92.3%, against- 7.7%
Prop. 3: Residence requirement for state officers: for- 70.2%, against- 29.8%
Prop. 4: Charitable raffles by professional sports teams: for- 62.8%, 
against- 37.2%

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