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Tue
12
Jan

'Gold T's' raising weight bar

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Independent School District is known as the Black and Gold and it was not until recent events that the “Gold Ts” (7th and 8th grader wearing gold t-shirts) filled in nearly half the space of the weight room after school. 

Yorktown athletic director Ty Robinson said, “All really good programs have an after school program for athletics. You can’t get the work done during regular hours. This program has grown into it’s own thing.”

The after school program is strength and conditioning. It began when coach Robinson came into the district and saw that his football players were not very big or very strong. After talking with his coaching staff, they came up with a plan.

“We can’t control if we don’t get great talent, size or speed. The only thing we can control is how hard we work. [From what I have seen here] no one will outwork Yorktown,” said Robinson.

Tue
12
Jan

New Highway Patrol Trooper

Trooper Brandon Thomasy started his duties today as a Highway Patrol Trooper in Lavaca County today. He graduated from recruit school on Dec. 18, 2015. He will be responsible for highway patrol duties in Jackson, Dewitt and Lavaca Counties. His official duty station is Hallettsville.
 
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Tue
12
Jan

Chisholm Trail fundraiser

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum’s eighth biennial fundraiser promises to be a festive night of dining and dancing at the beautiful Bellevue Ranch in DeWitt County.  Gina and Paul Holcomb, Jr. and Lindy and Ricky Gohmert, co-chairs of the April 9 event, proudly announce the theme as “Viva El Vaquero” in recognition and honor of the long established traditions and legacies of the forerunners of the Texas cowboy.
 
Various committees and committee chairs have been busy planning the event for many months as this is the museum’s major source of revenue for it’s continued operating budget.  The Taste of the Trail co-chairs, as well as the museum board, greatly appreciate the generous participation in donations and attendance that they have been fortunate to have had in the past and look forward to this year.
 
Tue
12
Jan

Republican candidate forum Jan. 31

The Republican Women of the Yoakum Area are sponsoring a 2016 Republican Candidate Forum on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville. In addition to candidates from Texas and U.S. primary campaigns, local candidates from Lavaca, DeWitt, and Gonzales counties will be available to meet and visit with citizens.
 
Admission is free.
 
Tue
12
Jan

"Walk with a Doc" held at Wellness Center monthly

BFit Cuero Wellness Center holds “Walk with a Doc” the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Shown are participants from the December walk. Pictured are Dr. McLeod, Dr. Gonzales, Anthony Handoyo (third year med student at the University of North Texas) and four walkers.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
12
Jan

Morrow honored

Kathy Morrow was honored following 16 years of service to the Cuero Public Library board. Mayor Sara Post Meyer talked about how Morrow had spent many hours planning and organizing events for the library. Friends and family gathered Thursday, Jan. 7 at the library to honor her for her hard work. Morrow (left) is pictured with librarian Lynn Mixon.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
12
Jan

Trustees seek help with differences

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

With recent events of two school superintendents resigning before their three year contract ended and other controversies, the Yorktown Independent School District trustees recognize they have some unsettled business within the ranks. In an effort to resolve some of the differences that may lie from within, they have invited Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to do a workshop on ‘Board Building’ and to identify the roles and responsibilities of the board and superintendent. The workshop was held on Jan. 12.

Mark Weischwill, president of the YISD board said, “This was initiated by the conflict and controversy we have in the district. Until the board itself either agrees to disagree and is on the same page, I do not know how we can hire and keep a superintendent. All the board members agreed that we need to air out our differences and try to come together for what is best for the district and the students.” 

Tue
12
Jan

Colwell named interim superintendent

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD trustees named the interim superintendent at the Dec. 4 special school board meeting. Jim Haley stepped down officially on Dec. 14, 2015 after accepting the same position in Pecos. Dr. Ben Colwell of Nixon and a former employee of Cuero ISD accepted the interim position and started a week ago.
 
Colwell started out in coaching and has been in administration since January of 1976, when he became the business manager at Cuero ISD.
 
“I was in Cuero from 1971 through 1982,” Colwell said. “I coached at the high school from ‘71 through Jan. ‘76 then became business manager for the school district from ‘76 to ‘78 then assistant superintendent from ‘78 to ‘82 then left here to go to Luling as superintendent of schools.”
 
Tue
12
Jan

Gobbler Documentary viewing Friday

The Cuero ISD Education Foundation, together with Cuero Heritage Museum, would like to invite the public to the premier of the extended version of The Legends of Texas High School Football: The Cuero Gobblers Story on Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Cafetorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
 
A mini pep-rally will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The “Friday Night Lights” themed event is open to the public, and admission is free. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. DVD’s that include both the condensed and extended versions of the documentary will be available for purchase that night at a cost of $20 each. The DVD’s will be available for purchase after Jan. 15 at the District’s Administration Building located at 960 E. Broadway. DVD’s may also be shipped to any address when purchased via the Foundation’s website (www.cueroedfoundation.org).
Tue
05
Jan

Hospital cornerstone saved for museum

What once stood past time for nearly 100 years quickly became a pile of rubble and was hauled off this past week.

The Golden Days Villa, located at 439 East Main Street, was once a hospital built in 1917 by Dr. G.W. Allen. The hospital closed and became the DeDear Nursing Home. During the 1950s it changed hands and was known as the Laster Nursing Home. In 1979 it opened as the Hygeia Health Retreat. It was later purchased by John Golden and reopened as the Golden Days Villa, a nursing home that closed in 2009.

First Baptist Church of Yorktown purchased the property for opportunity of growth. Until then, it will be used as a parking lot.

The corner stone was donated to the Yorktown Historical Museum.
 

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