Columns/Opinions

Tue
08
Mar

Remember why we are here

By Mark Weischwill
President
Yorktown ISD

Last week, Yorktown Independent School District board members Todd Metting, Dannette Respondek, Patti Harbers and Mark Weischwill traveled to Corpus Christi to attend the Texas Association of School Board’s Winter Governance and Legal Seminar. We attended two full days of sessions which included two exceptional presenters to start each day. There were numerous choices of session, topics such as legal updates, perspectives in ethics and handling grievances to name just a few.

Metting said, “One session that I found interesting was put on by a school district serving the King Ranch. They take advantage of the fact that almost every student now has a smart phone, which they allow them to use in classes. Filters are in place to block inappropriate websites while allowing access to educational sites and for research. This is also helpful for districts on a budget.”

Tue
01
Mar

Pet Adoptions of Cuero is doing well, a huge success

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to a letter I submitted two weeks ago concerning Pet Adoptions of Cuero. First, I would just say that everything is well at the adoption center. The purpose of the letter was to anonymously thank Linda and Lawrence Anzuldua for all their hard work, effort, time, and funding to make PAOC a huge success. 

Secondly, I was giving a thanks to the past serving Presidents and all the volunteers who have graciously  given their time to care for all the animals. Lastly, I was not trying to promote doom and gloom, but try to persuade people to come and give of their time and help the few volunteers who are so overworked. 

Any misunderstanding is my fault and I apologize for any misconceptions.

Sincerely,

Paul Hassfield

Tue
01
Mar

John C. French thanks McDonald's and Sonic

Dear Editor,

The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to extend a gracious “Thanks” to McDonald’s (Cuero) and Sonic (Cuero) for donating the incentives for our students for Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship for the 4th 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
01
Mar

'There's much happening in Cuero,' including Cuero Livestock Show

By Sara Post Meyer

Cuero Mayor

There’s much happening in Cuero. Early Spring events include Cuero Livestock Show, citywide Cleanup, and Community Easter Egg hunt sponsored by City of Cuero.

City Elections will be held May 7 with incumbents District 3 Councilman Brad Hedrick and Mayor Sara Post Meyer unopposed and District 1 Councilman Terry Glover and Doyle Cruz running. Voting will take place at the County Annex. Early voting will be April 25 through May 3.

Tue
23
Feb

A mother asks, "What happened to compassion?"

Dear Editor:

I am Lane Gladues grandmother, 4 days have gone by since our beloved grandson left us way to soon. Last thing any of the family needed to see is the car. I'm told it's public record, but it doesn't mean it should be done. You could have put a picture of Lane. His brother Lex could have met the same fate. I want to ask this Cuero Record the same thing I asked Yorktown, what happened to compassion? Our family is still reeling from losing Lane, he has brothers and sisters who are devastated about losing Lane. His parents, entire family, and friends are still just trying to make it through another day.  The picture wasn't needed to tell the story.

Debbie Patrick
Yorktown

Tue
23
Feb

Wagner family says thank you

Dear Editor,

The Wagner family would like to express their utmost gratitude for the cards, flowers, memorials and food that they received this past week. We would also like to thank those that were able to celebrate Bob’s life alongside us this past Wednesday at the memorial service. A special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Gonzales and Hospice of South Texas. Although he is no longer with us, he will remain in our hearts forever.

Reed Wagner

Tue
23
Feb

CHS ranked 2nd in the state

Dear Editor,

We wanted to inform you of Teacher.org’s annual ranking for Top Teacher Supporting School Districts in Texas being published. Cuero IndependentSchool District was ranked #2 in the state out of 419 total districts reviewed. We thought it would be of interest to the folks at DeWitt County Today. You can find the rankings for TX here: http://www.teacher.org/state/texas/#school-districts.

Texas school districts were assessed on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers. Some criteria included: class size, administrator and support staff availability, and student proficiency levels. You can read more on our methodology here: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Tue
16
Feb

CEO of Cuero Community Hospital resigns

Dear Editor,
 
Tue
16
Feb

Lack of volunteers a concern for future of Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Dear Editor,
 
This letter is addressed to the animal lovers in Cuero. I am an avid supporter of Pet Adoptions of Cuero and a staff volunteer when feasible. First off, I would like to give a big kudos to an anonymous couple for all the time, funds, and effort that they have given to promote the expansion of Pet Adoptions of Cuero. The new building they added to the property greatly helps with the ability to care for so many of our city’s abandoned/stray animals via Pet Adoptions of Cuero. I would also like to say kudos to Ron Ledbetter and Myrna Hassfield who have served as President since the organizations start. They have given their all, both emotionally and physically to better the lives of these animals. Also a big thanks to all the other volunteers and those folks who have provided donations of all kinds.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Westhoff VFD thanks community for support

Dear Editor,
 
Westhoff Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the Westhoff Community for their support of the Fire Department stew supper on Saturday, Feb. 6. An extra thank you goes to the First Baptist Church of Westhoff for helping us pay for, plan, cook, serve, entertain and tidy up for the trail riders on their first stop of a long trail ride. They left with smiles and full bellies. Also, thank you to all the people who stopped by to support the fire department, you are awesome! It’s wonderful to see the community pull together for a worthwhile event. Thanks again everyone!
 
Cindy Burnett

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