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Thu
21
May

Latest update on Guadaupe River, May 21

As DeWitt County officials monitor the rising waters of the Guadalupe River, Memorial weekend travelers may also want to take a closer look to the weather before heading north.

According to AccuWeather.com Austin and San Antonio are expected to have another round of thunderstorms and are at risk for flooding this weekend.

With recent rains in the north the ground is already saturated and the rivers are swelled up that the area cannot handle much more.

What that means for DeWitt County will be the aftermath delay as the river continues to rise.

According to waterdate.usgs.gov, since May 17, when the river was gauged at 13.73 feet at 2:45 p.m., the river increased in depth approximately a tenth of a foot every 15 minutes. On May 19 at 7 a.m. the rising of the river slowed down five hundredths or less of a foot every 15 minutes. As of 9:30 a.m. this morning the river was gauged at 28.55 feet.

Tue
19
May

City see deluge from Friday storm

The 5 1/2” downpour of rain last Friday was enough for Yorktown Voluntary Fire Department to help four residents vacate their homes due to high water.

Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez said, “I just happened to be on site. The YVFD arrived. We removed four families as a precaution.”

Two families on the 500 block of North Hoppe and two families on Twelfth Street were taken to safety.

The last time the creek ran so high was in the year 2000. “We had to evacuate two people and their poodles by boat. It was from the same area.”

Hernandez said, “Once the waters receded they were back in their homes. Only one home had a little water in the washroom.”

By the next afternoon it seemed like a bad dream. The water receded and the streets were dry. The only evidence was Yorktown Creek running a little higher than normal.

Tue
19
May

CHS honor grads announced at Awards Day

 

Tue
19
May

Emergency management coordinator issues warning

 

Tue
19
May

Jerusalem Baptist Church to honor 13 soldiers

Jerusalem Baptist Church will recognize and honor the names of 13 soldiers from DeWitt County in a Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. on May 24.

In addition, the service is in memory of the 58,479 men and women of the United States Armed Forces who never returned from Vietnam from 1962-1975.

Pete Guajardo, Vietnam veteran and member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church said, “It is the one day, for a few hours, that everybody is one. May we never forget those who died for our country.”

Tue
19
May

Appraisal district sees big jump in rural values

If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.

DeWitt Appraisal District has completed a reappraisal of rural residences.  Some may see their house triple in value.

Letters reflecting those new appraised values will be mailed to homeowners Friday. These appraised values are used to determine property taxes.

According to District Chief Appraiser Beverly Malone, the method of determining rural housing values has not been updated for many years. The Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has notified the appraisal district and school districts it has to be updated.

She said the Comptroller’s office reviews the policies and procedures of every appraisal district. Their latest findings show the local method needed updating.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.
 

Mon
18
May

2 men seriously injured in Saturday wreck

 

Fri
15
May

Credit by Examination registration applications due May 20

 

Wed
13
May

'Maybe these people can help...'

It is a sad state of affairs for a teenager to live in an environment without hope or even dreams. Take that and mix it with a deeper level of hopelessness when someone close is taken away forever.

Quenten White, 17 years old, was born and raised in Cuero. When he was about to enter seventh grade he moved to Houston.

White said, “While I was in fifth ward (a community known as “Bloody Nickel” for it’s high crime, poverty, and gang warfare) I had no morals. I had no values. I had no dreams. No one graduates there at Kashmere High School. Nothing but drop outs.”

White had the opportunity to return to Cuero during his tenth grade year.

“I came down here to be with Momma (Autumn White) and my step daddy. My step daddy passed away. I was going through some things, lashing out at people. I was real angry.”

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.
 

Tue
12
May

Milson returns to UIL state meet

Paige Milson, a senior at Yorktown High School, has been very active during her time in school, but there is one more big competition for her before she graduates, as she will be participating for the second straight year at the UIL state meet for spelling and vocabulary.

Last year, Milson placed second and is in prime position to take the title this year.

The spelling and vocabulary contest involves much preparation with 1500 words and 300 definitions to study. Also, 20 percent of the words they may be tested on are not even listed to study.

Milson practices each week with her coach, Mrs. Lori Kneese, a part from a great deal of time studying on her own.

Spelling is not at all a new field of success for Milson. In elementary school she competed in the spelling bee and advanced to regionals in Victoria.

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