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Tue
21
Jun

Yorktown youngsters, ‘Wild Things’ face-off

The children who attended June 15th’s Summer Reading Program at Yorktown Library quickly got over their disappointment when the milking demonstration was replaced with six animals of the wild. Courtney Cortina Pineda, owner and operator of Wild Things Zoofari Inc., travels over Texas to educate the importance of wildlife conservation, animal behavior, health and reproduction.

 

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Tue
21
Jun

Challenge, success ahead for Gomez

Yorktown’s new head volleyball coach Irma Gomez has some big shoes to fill and she knows it. Gomez said, “Looking at the volleyball statistics and scores, I know the success the girls have had here. I know what this community expects. I am definitely up for the challenge [and] I want the girls to be successful.”

 

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Tue
21
Jun

Massey awarded “Community Builder”

Yorktown’s Cameron Lodge #76,AF&AM, recognized and presented the “Community Builder” award to Mr. J.R. Massey during the Lodge’s June 14 meeting. Massey received the award for the numerous contributions to the Yorktown Community. The Masonic “Community Builder” award is the highest award that a Masonic Lodge can bestow upon a non-Mason.

 

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Tue
21
Jun

Skat? Deal me in.

The Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society had their annual indoor picnic and game night on June 9 at the Hochheim Prairie Schoolhouse. Twenty-five members and guests were in attendance. With no business meeting, members and guests enjoyed playing dominoes, Skat, and Scrabble. Pictured is Heinz Braun, Ron Ferguson, Roy Bruns and Mark Maxon playing Skat, a German card game.

 

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Mon
20
Jun

Nine local businesses burglarized since March

Nine burglaries of local businesses since March has Cuero Police Department asking for assistance from businesses and residents. Police Chief Jay Lewis said the burglaries appear to be committed by the same person or persons. He said although they do not have a clear picture of the suspects, the police is asking for public assistance and offering a reward for information through CrimeStoppers. 

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Mon
20
Jun

Wallace ‘Steels’ hearts at BGCDC

The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County is celebrating its 2nd birthday on Thursday, June 23. These two years have been a remarkable success in serving the kids of Cuero. Here are some of the statistics that support the impact of the BGCDC: Of kids attending, 54 percent are boys and 46 percent are girls.  

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Mon
20
Jun

Pharmacy, Medical Museum rotates exhibits constantly

By Robert Proctor

Cuero, Texas, the home of Turkeyfest, Cuero Fightin’ Gobblers and four museums is a one of a kind town. One of the four museums is the Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas which is constantly seeing improvements and additions. One such feature of the museum is the window displays at the front of the building on Main Street. “We are continuing to rotate our exhibits in the front windows,” museum chair Wayne Adickes said. “They represent not just pharmacy but what drug stores sold.” 

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Mon
20
Jun

CISD construction in full swing

Cuero ISD’s construction projects remain in full swing at the start of summer. Substantial completion for the high school additions and the new John C. French is scheduled for July 17. The new Hunt Elementary campus is set for substantial completion by July 22. 

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Tue
14
Jun

Yorktown house fire total loss

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

If it was not for an observant member of the family, several members in the home would not be breathing the sigh of relief.

The home of James and Sandra Saunders, on the 100 block of Westhoff St. in Yorktown, was reported to be on fire at 2:47 p.m., Monday afternoon.

Samantha Williams was visiting her grandparents, James and Sandra Saunders in Yorktown with her twin sons, Samuel and Thomas Williams who are just one and-a-half years old.

Williams’ cousin, Chris Saunders, came inside the home and let the family know that there was smoke coming out from the attic.

The family, along with Saunders’ grandchildren 14-year old Cassie Mendez and 9-year old Chevy Colby got out of the home safely.

Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos was the first to arrive on the scene before Yorktown Volunteer Fire Departments arrived.

The home was totally engulfed in flames and was reported as a total loss.

Tue
14
Jun

Trustees select volleyball coach

BY TIM O’MALLEY

Yorktown volleyball student athletes and parents of volleyball student athletes can rest a little easy now that the Yorktown Independent School District trustees hired a new head volleyball coach Irma Gomez. Gomez was Edna’s assistant volleyball coach and the head track coach for the past two years. During her tenure in Edna, she had runners attend the state track meet back-to-back years.

 

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