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Tue
28
Apr

News-View earns awards from South Texas Press

Yorktown News-View earned three awards at the 89th annual South Texas Press Association conference recently in Port Aransas.

Recognized as the largest regional press association in the U.S., STPA covers an area from the Gulf Coast to central Texas.

The News-View was competing with weekly newspapers of similar circulation.

In the category of General Excellence, the News-View took second place. This category considered articles, photos, page layout and special sections.

In the category of Advertising, the News-View took a second place. Overall advertising design and creativity were considered.

Another second place was awarded for Feature Photos. The award recognized the photos of staff member Tim O’Malley.

The contest was for editions published in 2014 and journalists from the Louisiana Press Association served as judges.
 

Tue
28
Apr

YISD studys new projects

 The hot topic during the regular Yorktown Independent School District trustees meeting held on April 20 was do the trustees plan to build new facilities, renovate existing school buildings, or both?

Board president Mark Weischwill said, “Before we make this decision we need to find out what our tax rate will be for these different amounts. [...] I think we are shooting in the dark until we get those numbers. For now, we are dreaming and talking.”

Wade Zimmer of Singleton, Zimmer & Haliburten Architects discussed several proposals of future projects. Four proposals were submitted ranging from remodeling existing school buildings to building a new high school with additions and remodeling of existing buildings. The price ranged from $3.6 million to $15 million.

Zimmer said, “What I think we need is a workshop to discuss specifically how much you want to spend and specifically what your needs are. Growth does not seem to be a major issue now.”

 

Thu
23
Apr

National Paper Clover Campaign continues support of DeWitt 4-H youth

National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located. 
 
The spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 22 - May 3. Shoppers at the Cuero TSC store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in DeWitt County by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in DeWitt County. 
 
Tue
21
Apr

Cuero maintains Tree City USA status

 

Tue
21
Apr

CDC presents check to Pet Adoptions

 

Myrna Hassfield, center, president of Pet Adoptions of Cuero, Inc., receives a check for $10,000 from Randy Jochim, right, of the Cuero Development Corporation for the completion of their Community Services Program. This matching grant program partially paid for the construction of a free standing building. Also included in the picture are board members of the Pet Adoptions of Cuero including Linda Anzaldua, left, Ron Ledbetter, second from left, and Peggy Ledbetter, second from right.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
21
Apr

The Record earns 6 awards at conference

 

The Cuero Record earned six awards at the 89th annual South Texas Press Association conference Friday in Port Aransas.
 
Recognized as the largest regional press association in the U.S., STPA covers an area from the Gulf Coast to central Texas.
 
A first place plaque recognized the Record’s Turkeyfest special section. Feature writing by Elizabeth Rodriguez received a second place award. A feature by Glenn Rea earned a third place certificate.
 
Also receiving third place certificates were retail advertising and news writing.
 
Page design in the newspaper was recognized with an honorable mention award.
 
Judging the STPA contest were journalists from the Louisiana Press Association.
 
Read more in this week's edition of The Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to The Record.
Tue
21
Apr

Project Graduation scheduled May 29; Forms due May 1

 

Tue
21
Apr

Early voting for school board election begins Monday

 

Early voting for the May 9 general  election for the Cuero ISD Board of Trustees will begin on Monday, April 27, and continue through Tuesday, May 5, excluding the weekend. 
 
The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Early voting will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Administration/Voter Registrar Office at 115 N. Gonzales St., located behind the County Courthouse Annex. Watch for the “Vote Here” signs near the elections office entrance.
 
The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive applications for ballots by mail for the May 9 general election until April 30. 
 
For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.
Tue
21
Apr

60th wedding anniversary celebrated on Easter Sunday

 

Bob and Myrna Davis were married 60 years on April 9. They had a family celebration on Easter Sunday. 
 
Contributed photo
Tue
21
Apr

Well problems may not delay project

 The City of Yorktown and Layne Christensen Company have hit a bump in the road in the completion of the town’s new water well. On Wednesday, April 1, a large amount of sand was discovered while completing the aquifer test.

The goal and anticipation from the city was to have the well finished by March 19. Following completion, a new pump would be installed and the entire development of the well was to be wrapped up by April 5.

Only days prior to scheduled completion sand was found in the water while conducting tests.

Layne Christensen worker Jeff Pennell noted how he was beginning to load equipment when initial tests were showing good, clean water.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

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