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Oct

Yorktown Assistance Ministry (YAM) begins work on new center

With bright sunshine and beautiful blue skies looming overhead, a large group gathered for groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Yorktown Assistance Ministry (YAM) distribution center on Thursday, October 6. Approximately 30 people -- board members, volunteers and church representatives -- were on hand as Sharon Metting, YAM Director; Frances Santellana, Agency Relations Manager for the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent; Robert Mendez, Yorktown City Administrator; and Tammy Bitterly, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, ceremoniously wielded gold shovels and turned the earth at the center’s planned location near the corner of Church and Fifth Streets.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

The Learning Garden receives Three-Star award

When it comes to The Learning Garden, center Director Tracie Reitz Fielding has stars in her eyes. Three stars to be exact. That’s because the facility was officially recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission as a Three-Star Texas Rising Star center on September 16. To say Fielding is ecstatic bout the certification is an understatement.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Nordheim VFD hosting fundraiser barbecue

On October 9, the Nordheim Fire Department will have their benefit BBQ dinner and silent auction at the Nordheim Shooting Hall at the end of Broadway Street. Serving will start at 11 a.m. and go until sold out of plates. Plates will be $10 per plate and consist of a half chicken, green beans, cole slaw, potato salad and a dessert. Plates will be available for dine in or to go.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Water, permit rates going up

At the Yorktown City Council meeting on September 12, Council voted to make changes to the Master Fees list for the City. The changes that customers will see are to the utility bills and permits. The minimum charge and the charge per thousand gallons on all utility bills will show an increase. Residents will also see an increase on the wastewater rate on all utility bills. Residential meters are 3/4 inch, 1-inch meters are primarily sprinkler systems and 2-inch meters are commercial. This information is on the utility bill as well.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Turkeyfest is this weekend

Mark your calendars for the 44th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest Oct. 7-9. This family-friendly event features all-day activities including Sonny the Birdman Carlin, Bubble Tower & Stilt Walking Cowgirl, Doug Moreland Chainsaw Carvings and several clowns and magicians. This is in addition to the popular annual children’s tractor pull and turkey egg hunt. “Turkeyfest is the event in the fall in South Texas, pulling a huge crowd from our hometown of Cuero as well as the surrounding cities. We love bringing popular entertainment and a family friendly festival to Cuero each year,” said Turkeyfest President James Rath.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Grand gift

Cuero Independent School District unveiled their brand new performing arts center on Thursday, Sept. 29 with fine arts students from the high school performing on stage for the first time. One of the key and significant pieces of the facility is a grand piano, which was donated by Ed and Billie Southern.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

City council discusses possible lane closure

Abandoning a lane in Cuero and changing utility payment due dates were two of the main items discussed at the Sept. 27 Cuero City Council meeting. At the start, there was a public hearing on a request for a tattoo studio inclusion to the City of Cuero Unified Development Code (UDC). There was no one present to speak on the matter.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Local non-profit seeks donations

The Stevenson Unit Chapel Development Corporation is currently seeking donors to help fund a $2 million construction project at the local prison. The goal of the Corporation is a multi-denominational chapel and education building that will be used primarily by area volunteer organizations that minister to and instruct offenders during their incarceration. The local project has been approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, however architectural design for the building cannot be finalized until the monetary goal is attained. Floor plans will include a chapel, library, classrooms, chaplain’s office, and kitchen and food service area as well as restrooms and storage rooms. A chapel building at the Connally Unit in Kenedy has served as a model for the Stevenson floor plan. A similar fundraising effort for a chapel at the Torres Unit in Hondo is currently nearing completion.

 

Tue
04
Oct

New Cuero condos chosen as finalist for award

AUSTIN – Finalists were selected today for the 2016 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program. Since 1988, the Awards Program has recognized over 150 projects, events, and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. Each of the categories has two separate population divisions – under and over 50,000 residents.

 

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Tue
04
Oct

Gospel music concert Sunday

The Telestials are a gospel singing group that have been keeping the faith a long time. The group was established back in 1961 with a trio of women (including Beth and her sister) calling themselves “The Harmony Trio” singing at church functions.

 

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