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Tue
12
Apr

Strategic Economic Development Plan 2015-2018

By Patrick J. Kennedy

CDC executive director

One of the best tools that an organization can utilize, especially an economic development organization, is the development, (and implementation) of a strategic plan. The penultimate plan developed for the Cuero Development Corporation in October 2011 recognized the opportunities and challenges of the Eagle Ford Shale activities on the community. As many plans are developed for a three year period, in the summer of 2014 the Board requested the assistance of the Lower Colorado River Authority Community & Economic Development Department to develop a new three year plan. 

After an extensive interaction with numerous community leaders and an involved review and approval process, the Strategic Economic Development Plan 2015-2018 began on July 1, 2015. 

Tue
12
Apr

Pre-kinder education, most important education

Dear Editor,

Two days after conception, the first brain cell is born. Two weeks after conception, the brain is producing 500,000 brain cell a minute. At birth, the child has 100 billion neurons and virtually none of them are activated. In order for the cell to be activated it must be properly stimulated. A child’s brain develops from the bottom up and from the back to the front. The very bottom and the back of the brain is where balance is determined. The first thing your child does is raise their heads and then roll over. From there, the brain develops up and forward until it reaches the extreme front and top portion called the prefrontal cortex.

Tue
12
Apr

Constitution is relevant

Dear Editor,

We hear today that our Constitution is out-of-date, that it was written for old times and is not applicable to modern times.
That is not true. The Constitution was not written based on times. It was written based on human nature.

In human nature there is a hunger for power, power over others. History verifies this. Loot at the Assyrian, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Look at Alexander the Great, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and leaders of the world today who wish to conquer and rule.

Our Constitution was written to protest us against such men. Men who seek power to exercise control over others, not for the good of others but to gain desired advantage for themselves.

Tue
05
Apr

Hull expresses thanks after loss

Dear Editor,

Mary Ann and I would like to express our sincere and deepest heartfelt thanks for the cards, phone calls, visits, and food that we received from our family and many friends after the loss of our grandson, Brandon. He will be missed, but the prayers and love shown to us during this very trying time reinforced our faith and trust in our Savior, and we know that Brandon is in a better place and at peace. Grace and Peace to each of you.

J.C. & Mary Ann Hull

Tue
05
Apr

Friends of Nordheim give praise

Dear Editor,

The Friends of Nordheim held their 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Jubilee Park on March 26 in Nordheim. Ninety-two hunters, ages Preschool to Fourth Grade, registered for door prizes and hunted for over 2,883 real and plastic eggs. Each hunter was asked to pick up three real eggs and 27 plastic eggs, which totaled 30 eggs to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The plastic eggs contained candy and coupons donated by local merchants and generous individuals. Thirty coupons, one for each year of the hunt, was given by the Friends of Nordheim. Each coupon was good for $.30. Nine children, grades 5 through 13-year olds, registered for door prizes.  

Tue
05
Apr

NEF grateful to Frosch

Dear Editor,

The Nordheim Education Foundation recently received a generous donation from the Vance L. Frosch estate. Mary Craddock, executor of the Frosch estate, notified NEF president Larry Salyer of the gift. The gift, in the gold sponsor category, is a very timely gift since donations have dropped off in the last year.

Mr. Frosch was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent for many years at Nordheim ISD. Mr. Frosch loved history. He was a U.S. Army veteran, former Nordheim city councilman, mayor and Nordheim volunteer fireman. Mr. Frosch was a Nordheim Pirate through and through. Mr. Frosch lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 12, 2011 at the age of 65.

Patricia Garcia
for Nordheim Education Foundation

Tue
05
Apr

YLL president reconciles for error

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to offer my sincerest apologies to the parents of Tanner Green and Kaison Rodriguez because I forgot to announce their names during Yorktown Little League Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 2. Thank you for coming to me and mentioning my omission. I appreciate all the hard work parents do to make sure the children get to practice and games.

I’m truly sorry for my mistake. If I omitted your child’s name and you didn’t let me know, I apologize to the parents and the children, also.  

Thank you to everyone involved in Yorktown Little League this year for giving their time and efforts to make it great this year.

Lissa Knetig
President
Yorktown Little League

 

Tue
29
Mar

CDC March message

By Patrick J. Kennedy

Executive Director

Cuero Development Corporation

Cuero Development Corporation 

The Board of Director’s approved at their March 21 meeting the first budget amendment for the year, (CDC’s fiscal year is October – September). Although sales tax revenues are down over 30 percent for the first six months, the Board has not reduced funding for the four main programs. Those being: the Business Retention and Expansion Program, Main Street Façade Program, Community Services Program, and new this year, the Enterprise Program. Please view our website www.cuerodc.com or call our office 361-275-8178 for further detail.

Christmas in the Park 

Tue
29
Mar

YISD Booster Club expresses gratitude

Dear Editor,

The Yorktown ISD Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the parents, students and other volunteers who came out to help operate the concession stand for the high school and junior high track meets on March 23 and 24. It was a huge success in raising funds to support our student athletes.

The Booster Club also extends a special thank you to Carisa Perez State Farm for donating water bottles. This great support from those in our community who make the effort to volunteer is key in providing needed supplies and encouragement to all our student athletes.  

Go Wildcats! Go Kitty Kats!

Wade Billings
President,
YISD Booster Athletic Club

 

Tue
22
Mar

FBC thanks McDonald's

Dear Editor,

First Baptist Church would like to sincerely thank McDonald’s for the generous use of their former parking lot this past Saturday. The youth were hosting their annual plant sale fundraiser to raise money for summer youth camp. The parking lot was the perfect location to allow customers to safely stop in and shop.  It was a very successful day and many students were able to earn a substantial amount toward their expenses. Thank you to those who took the time to come out and pick up some beautiful plants and support our kids at the same time. 

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