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13
Jul

It is all about the reading

BY TIM O’MALLEY
YORKTOWN NEWS-VIEW 

Mr. Kippy is not a stage name for an act. It is, in fact, his nickname. Clifford Charles Edge III, 54 years old of Portland, is known as Mr. Kippy throughout the area. He is the children’s librarian for the San Patricio County Library System. Kippy said, “I haven’t been called Clifford my whole life. They started calling me Kippy when I was a baby. My grandfather said he used to introduce himself as ‘Cliff Edge, good to meet you’ and they would say ‘Mountain top, good to meet you.’ That is why they started to call me Kippy before I was born.”

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Distinguished Service Award

DeWitt County Historical Commission was honored recently at a County Commissioner’s meeting at the courthouse. Members of the commission were on hand to receive a Texas Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award certificate for 2015 recognizing the organization for its active and well balanced preservation program. County Judge Daryl Fowler presents the certificate to commission president Peggy Ledbetter as members look on.

 

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Charges on youth follow burglaries near Yorktown

A 15-year-old juvenile is in detention on multiple charges according to De- Witt County Sheriff’s Office. A land-owner in the 2500 block of Garfield Road reported his residence had been burglarized recently and sheriff’s deputies investigated the report.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

EFS count remains flat

BY ELIZABETHALFORD 
EAGLE FORD SHALE 

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count remained flat this week with 34 rigs running across the coverage area by mid day Friday. In recent Eagle Ford news, Marathon Oil will pay $7320 after failing to conduct performance tests and for exceeding the natural gas production rates by 5.43million standard cubic feet per day at the company’s Live Oak facility.

 

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C.A.P. announces winner of quilt

Citizen’s Against Pollution had a fundraiser and raffled away a full size double country square quilt made by Susie Albert who also donated 200 books of raffle tickets. The drawing was held on July 2 at the Broadway Bar in Nordheim.Winner of the quilt was James and Brenda Nash of Yorktown.

 

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Onken families donate to KYB

The descendants of Deitrich and Johanna Onken have held annual reunions for many years. Family members come to the Yorktown Fire Station each July from all over the United States to enjoy the company of family, a barbecue, pot luck feast, a business meeting and both a live and silent auction. Several generations of children have enjoyed their reunions. When the Onken family realized they had money to donate to a local cause, it was decided and agreed upon unanimously, to provide a generous donation to Keep Yorktown Beautiful.

 

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KYB receives $2,875 check

During the Fourth of July celebration Skinny’s Fireworks held a benefit drawing for KeepYorktown Beautiful. Due to the organization’s enthusiastic members, a record of $2,875 was raised. Ruth Pattyjohn was the winner of the Charbroil Gas Grill. She graciously donated the grill back to KYB. Another name was drawn. Violinda Garcia of Nordheim was the lucky winner of the barbecue grill.

 

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Mon
11
Jul

Manufactured homes in certain city districts approved by council

The City Council approved on its first reading an amendment to the City’s Unified Development Code and Zoning map which will add manufactured home overlay (MHO) district to the zoning map. Within certain residential districts, property owners who wish to place a manufactured home on their property and live in it may do so as long as the proper permits from the City are issued. This permit is a conditional use since it assists with the needs for primary residence-owner occupied premises. 

 

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New high school principal selected

By Robert Proctor

Cuero ISD has selected a new high school principal. Former Cuero Junior High assistant principal Paul Fleener was approved by the school board at the June meeting. Fleener spent the last couple years as the junior high principal in Edna. His wife, Kim, is the principal at John C. French Elementary. Fleener was at Cuero Junior High before going to Edna. While in Cuero, he was named the Texas Association of School Boards Region 3 junior high assistant principal of the year. He was recently informed that he was named the junior high principal of the year for Region 3, “bringing everything full circle,” as he stated. The move from jr. high to high school is not a major one, but there are more students and activities to oversee. 

 

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Paying it forward

By Robert Proctor

Atzenhoffer Chevrolet of Victoria is paying it forward, just like Haley Joel Osment did in the 2000 film. Atzenhoffer and Newscenter 25 started a program nearly two years ago giving back to the community. Every Thursday, Atzenhoffer and Newscenter 25 pick a place in the area and wait for someone to find their “Pay It Forward” truck, and they give the person $300. 

 

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