Columns/Opinions

Tue
03
Nov

'Cuero schools offer many wonderful opportunities'

By Jim Haley
Cuero ISD Superintendent
 
Being an actively involved parent and advocate for your child is one of the most important ways for adults to help their students to be successful in school. Cuero schools offer many wonderful opportunities for parents, guardians, grandparents, foster parents, and significant others to interact with educators, talk to teachers, check grades and attendance online, volunteer, and help with fund raisers such as carnivals, festivals, PTO activities, and booster club events. The important point is not what you do, but how often you do it. Here are numerous ways to be engaged in your children’s education:
 
Tue
27
Oct

Criticism of police throughout country

Dear editor,
 
A number of police officers in various parts of the country have been unjustly criticized for hesitancy in exerting the necessary force to maintain order.
 
This hesitancy is a dream-come-true, an excuse, an opportunity for those who wish to exert greater federal control by nationalizing our local police forces.
 
To this end, they encourage any situation that can be used to make our police look inept. The criticism does not need to be true; it does not to be deserved; it only needs to be an effective tool in the hands of those who seek greater government power.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Viola Holman thankful for city's support

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Tri City Empowerment Council and City of Cuero, we would like to thank all those who made this past Saturday [Oct. 17] “See How Cuero Has Overcome” a success. This event would not have been possible if not for the support of Mayor Sara Post Meyer. Also a special thanks to the City Secretary, Jennifer Zufelt. Thank you David Danish and all the parks employees.
 
Thank you First Baptist, Trinity, My Father's House, Antioch Baptist Church, St. Thomas and Fresh Start Church for your representation and participation. Thank you Chief Jay Lewis, Pastor Rafael Brown, The Martinez sisters, Morris Hopes, Michael Thamm, Cuero Heritage Museum, Bishop Paula Hopkins, Pastor Glenn Robertson, Pastor Lawrence Roy and our DJ, Smooth Razor-D, for being a part of the program.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Lives remembered tour at Lifeway Church

Dear Editor,
 
Lives were Remembered - in spite of the rain.
 
70 - 80 people braved the weather Saturday afternoon to attend the DeWitt County Historical Commission event which was moved from Hillside Cemetery to Lifeway Church. 
 
The church stage was decorated with styrofoam tombstones, and pictures of gravestones from Hillside were projected on overhead screens as the “show went on.” Re-enactors gave historically accurate accounts of citizens from DeWitt County’s past, portraying the individuals or family members telling about them. 
 
Members of the Cuero High School Anchor Club, with sponsor Tiffany Hilbrich, took tickets, held umbrellas over attendees as they arrived on wet sidewalks, and served refreshments following the performances.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Cuero ISD Foundation raising money for teachers

Dear Editor,
 
Cuero ISD Foundation met on Monday, Oct. 19. We were excited about this year’s teacher grants, requesting $100,000.
 
Our foundation will not be hosting a fundraising event this year.
 
Our teacher grants are fulfilled only by your generous donations.
 
Donor letters were mailed out last week. Please go to our new website, www.cueroeducation.org, to contribute. There is a donate button or contact any board member listed for more information. Please help our CISD teachers share our vision of enhancing education for our children.
 
CISD Foundation Board
Becky Murray
Tue
20
Oct

French Elementary thanks local businesses

Dear Editor,
 
The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to thank Sonic of Cuero and McDonald’s of Cuero for donating the incentives for our student’s for perfect attendance and good citizenship for the first six weeks. We appreciate the community supporting our students and showing the value of a good education.
 
Sincerely,
Kimberly Fleener
John C. French Principal
Tue
13
Oct

Congratulations pageant committee

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate the committee that organized the Miss Yorktown pageant. I think they did a fantastic job and was most pleased with the pageant itself.  It is really nice to have it back.

I was very happy to see that there was such a large turn out for the event. All of the young ladies that participated did a fine job and were all beautiful. It is so nice that we will once again have a court to represent our town and festival on the float at other local events.

The pageant, Western Days, National Night Out and several other projects that go on in town are manned by volunteers.  These people donate time from their busy schedules to make sure these events go off without a hitch. So to those people, I say thank you for your time and commitment to Yorktown.

Kimber McCrory
Yorktown

Tue
13
Oct

Stevenson Unit thanks area businesses

Dear Editor,
 
The Stevenson Unit Administration would like to thank all the area businesses that donated items for the 2016 Silent Auction. The Administration would also like to thank the employees and volunteers who participated in the auction. The Stevenson Unit was able to make a $2000 donation to the Sunshine Kids Foundation. This would not have been possible without the businesses and the employee/volunteer's support.
 
Stevenson Unit Administration
 
Tue
13
Oct

Cuero ISD thanks HEB

Dear Editor,
 
On behalf of Cuero ISD, I want to express our gratitude to the leaders, organizational executives, and especially to our local HEB employees and Mr. Morris Hopes for the $2500 checks that were presented to each of our five campuses.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Gjolberg invites community to town meeting

Dear Editor,
 
I want to personally invite everyone to a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse. As you may have read, either in the Cuero Record or the Victoria Advocate, Cuero Community Hospital (CCH) is considering an affiliation with the Methodist Healthcare System out of San Antonio. This arrangement would allow CCH access to greater resources and depth on the bench than is currently available to most independent, rural hospitals. There has been some miscommunication regarding our financial stability; Cuero Community Hospital is doing well financially. 
 

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