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Tue
15
Nov

Veterans hear YHS/Coast Guard grad Stineman

“It just sounded good.” United States Coast Guard CDR Jalyn Stineman used these words to sum up her reason for joining this particular branch of the military. CDR Stineman returned to her roots and her former alma mater to serve as guest speaker at the annual Veterans’ Day Celebration at the Yorktown ISD gymnasium on Friday, November 11. Approximately 75 veterans from all branches of service were on hand for the ceremony.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

County launches effort to reduce false fire calls

How to burn a brush pile, holidays for 2017, and recouping long distance phone charges were three of the items topping Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting. While the court chose not to issue a burn ban, it did spend some time talking about problems caused by some people in the rural areas when they burn brush.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Generous donation for Pharmacy & Medical Museum

Kim Parish, of Smithville, was simply looking for items for her 1919 home at the Warrenton flea market when she came upon a rare medical device, The Bloxsom Oxygen Air Lock. She bought it as a potential home for her cats, not knowing anything about the device or its rarity.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

DeWitt County voting turnout on the rise

For the fourth consecutive presidential election cycle, DeWitt County has increased in voter turnout. This year, 58.55 percent of voters participated, up from 56.9 percent in 2012, 55.07 percent in 2008 and 54.4 percent in 2004. This year’s total is also believed to be a DeWitt County record.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Solis named AirCare program director

Methodist AirCare, operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, is proud to announce that Freddie Solis, retired Cuero EMS director, is now serving as the Methodist AirCare 6 program director. Methodist AirCare has five air medical bases in Texas, including Cuero, Seguin, Pearsall, Del Rio and San Antonio. The base opened in June 2016, and Solis began his program director responsibilities in September.

 

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Wed
09
Nov

DeWitt County election results

For the fourth consecutive presidential election cycle, DeWitt County has increased in voter turnout. This year, 58.55 percent of voters participated, up from 56.9 percent in 2012, 55.07 percent in 2008 and 54.4 percent in 2004. This year’s total is also believed to be a DeWitt County record.

DeWitt County spoke in accordance with the state of Texas in the Nov. 8 General Election. Donald Trump, who was voted in as the 45th President of the United States, was supported by 81 percent of the county with 5,510 votes. Hillary Clinton garnered 17 percent, while Gary Johnson led the third party candidates with under two percent.

Nearly 7,000 voters turned out in DeWitt County between early voting and Election Day. A total of 6,901 voters to be exact made their voice heard in this election cycle.

Tue
08
Nov

Early voting results released

DeWitt County Elections Office released early voting totals Tuesday evening showing just over 4,000 voters made their way to the polls. The results show 82 percent or 3,383 of the voters choosing Trump as their next president while 15 percent or 635 chose Clinton.  

Other results are as follows:

United States Representative, District 34:

Republican Rey Gonzales, Jr. - 3,322 (83%)

Democrat Filemon B. Vela - 650 (16%)

 

State Senator, District 18:

Republican Lois W. Kolkorst - 3,370 (92%)

Democrat Kathie L. Stone - 275 (7%)

 

 

Tue
08
Nov

Veterans ceremony Friday

Yorktown ISD will be sponsoring the annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11, at 9 a.m. in the new Yorktown gymnasium. CDR Jalyn Stineman will serve as guest speaker for the event. The public is invited to attend. CDR Stineman graduated from Yorktown High School in 1992. She then attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government in 1996. Her early operational tours included the Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO, Marine Safety Office Port Arthur and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi. In 2007, CDR Stineman attended graduate school at Texas A&M and earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety. Her pay back tour was at the Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center in Norfolk, VA. CDR Stineman’s current and final tour is at Sector Corpus Christi as the Prevention Department Head.

 

Tue
08
Nov

Santa stops at Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Old Jolly Saint Nick made a special stop last week at the Pet Adoptions of Cuero Shelter. He was invited to pose for photos with local pets in festive holiday attire. The event was a joint fund raising venture of PAOC and HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America. Over 25 local pets were brought by their pet “parents” for a traditional holiday photo. Special thanks to Santa’s envoy - Garrett Armondo for donning the suit. The HOSA volunteers were out in full force with 30 on hand to help at the event and assist also with the daily shelter duties. PAOC President Linda Anzaldua said, “The support from this organization has been a such a blessing - we were thrilled to be chosen as the charity organization HOSA will be partnering with this year.”

 

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Tue
08
Nov

FBC preparing gifts for “Operation Christmas Child”

Christmas may be over a month away, but First Baptist Church is preparing gifts to be sent throughout the world for children to show God’s love. Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, provides shoes boxes with gifts for children all over the world. For the first time, FBC Cuero is a drop-off point with the increase in shoe boxes sent out over the past several years. Victoria has a drop-off center, Guadalupe Baptist Association, but they were just getting so many boxes, because the project has become so big in the area.

 

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