• Home

Boys and Girls Club of Dewitt complete renovations, add new programs

Posted: Updated:

The Boys and Girls Club of Dewitt County is completing renovations and introducing new programs for their kids this week.

The club received a $296,000 grant over a three year period in 2015, allowing them to renovate their building and overhaul their programs. The renovations, completed Tuesday November 28th, include rebuilding their main hall, math and science labs and building a new theater stage. The main hall received a brand new paint job, an upgraded and improved ceiling and new sound proof walls to make the hall more "kid-friendly". The math lab received a new work station and flooring while the Science lab had their cement floors re-done. The club also plans to expand their fine arts program to inspire their kid's creativity. Finally, they have added brand new toys, games and books so the kids can continue to play and learn with new resources. Program Director Megan Boehl says even though renovations are complete, they have no plans to stop improving.

"No, no, there's no stopping. It'll be a... Everyday is a new day and we're just keeping going and try to build and just make it the best we can everyday. I don't think there is a stopping point."

The Boys and Girls Club of Dewitt County will receive their final round of grant funding for renovations and programs in 2018. They have not decided yet what they plan to do with the final grant funding. 

    • Birthday wishes

      I heard it's your Birthday. 

    • Can too much digital media use cause ADHD symptoms

      Digital media is easily accessible and quick to entertain our brains, but can frequent use make children more prone to the symptoms of attention-deficit, hyper-activity disorder (ADHD)?   

    • The Victoria West Cheerleaders will strut their stuff on Community Crossroads this weekend. You'll see Kayla, Lacey, Arianna, Brooke, Kyleigh, Ashlyn, Gabi and Captain Kaylin perform one of their cheers. The young women are helping with The Little Warrior Cheer Camp. Email here or call 361-652-7824.   Cavender's is helping Special Olympics Texas by selling paper torches for $1. You can buy one at any checkout counter across Texas. The funds go toward providing quality sport...
    • An Educational Program Makes a Stop in Cuero To Talk About Snakes

      The Cuero Public Library treated families to an experience learning about various snakes. They got the opportunity to touch a few live snakes. 

    • HEB Creamy Creations recall

      Two variety packs of Creamy Creations ice creams and sherbets in 3-ounce cups recalled due to broken metal in processing equipment Broken metal found during routine maintenance. 

    • UHV announce $100,000 grant to help students with hurricane recovery

      A $100,000 Rebuild Texas Fund grant will aid University of Houston-Victoria students still dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey. “We appreciate having a partner that will assist UHV students who are still struggling financially after Hurricane Harvey,” UHV President Vic Morgan said. “With this grant, our goal is to help them continue their higher education dreams.” The Rebuild Texas Fund grant will be used to provide childcare expenses and other ...
    • FEMA grant $6.2 million for TXDot support activities after Hurricane Harvey

      AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million for the Texas Department of Transportation support activities following Hurricane Harvey.

    • UPDATE: Victoria woman struck and killed by two vehicles identified

      Authorities say the woman was walking her dog across the 3800 block of Houston Highway when she was struck by a Ram 2500 truck traveling East bound. 

    • Bidding is open in the My Plates Decades auction

      Austin – If you are ready for some GREAT summer fun, then the “My Plates Decades Auction” has something for you! The State of Texas’ official specialty license plate vendor has released a TOTALLY cool assortment of 25 special auction plate messages, awaiting you at www.myplates.com/auction. 

    • AFT report finds Texas tops list of states under funding K-12

      WASHINGTON - Texas is at the top of the list of states with the largest cut in K-12 and higher education funding since the 2008 recession, according to a groundbreaking report by the American Federation of Teachers. Governments in 25 states have shortchanged public K-12 education by $19 billion over the last decade, the report found. 

Current Conditions