News

Tue
10
Jan

New Main Street director announced

With the resignation of Morgan Rath, the current Main Street Manager, to pursue her career in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the end of January, the City is left with an empty space and big shoes to fill. Raymie Zella, as City Manager, reviewed over a dozen applications and was impressed with all of the well qualified resumes submitted and, upon careful consideration, became confident that Sandra Tague Osman was the best transitional fit for the position.

Tue
10
Jan

Cuero Community Hospital changes its name

The Dewitt County Hospital District Board announced Monday, Jan. 9 the adoption of a new entity called Cuero Health to demonstrate the full array of healthcare services available to citizens of Dewitt County. Along with this new name, the District Board also approved changing the name of Cuero Community Hospital to Cuero Regional Hospital. Accompanying these new names are graphic changes, to include logos, colors, renaming of various services and the adoption of new hospital signage.

Tue
10
Jan

Weather related fires

Fire Departments and Volunteer Fire Departments across DeWitt County and their fire fighters have been busy in the last week due to weather related fires. Fire fighters have been working fires in freezing temperatures and wind chills in the teens.

Nordhiem Volunteer Fire Department assisted by Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Friday, Jan. 6 at 3:40 p.m., that was fully involved when they arrived. The home was a total loss; however, the residents were not home at the time of the fire. It is believed that a heat lamp may have been the cause, that was used to keep a family pet warm during the cold temperatures.

 

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Tue
10
Jan

School board recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month and Cuero ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for local children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren.

Sat
07
Jan

Home on East Main Street total loss after early morning fire

Cuero Fire Department was dispatched at 6:30 am to the 600 block of East Main Street for a structure fire that was fully involved. Information was given to the fire department from the resident that while he was sleeping he knocked a pillow off his bed and it made contact with the space heater he was using for warmth. The pillow ignited and the resident tried to get the pillow out of the house catching curtains on fire. The resident tried to put out the fire and as a result received burns to his hands and feet. The resident was flown to a San Antonio Hospital as a precaution. The residence was a total loss. Cuero Fire Department was assisted by Cuero Volunteer Fire Department. Cuero Fire would like to thank Cuero HEB, Cuero McDonalds and the Crossroads Red Cross for providing supplies to keep the fire fighters hydrated and warm during their efforts. In the last 24 hours area fire fighters have responded to five fires. Two house fires, two grass fires and a small barn.

Tue
03
Jan

2016 Year in Review: Past year provides kaleidoscope of news

As the year 2016 comes to a close, the Yorktown News-View takes this opportunity to review the year’s headlines and recall major events that helped define the community during the past year. Last week, the News-View looked back on the months of January through June. This week, we will feature events and activities from the months of July through December 2016..

 

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Tue
03
Jan

Singing Cadets to perform Jan. 10

The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets will be in concert at the Cuero ISD Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 7 to approximately 9:15 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now at a cost of $8 each at the Cuero ISD Admin Building, TrustTexas Bank (Cuero and Yorktown), Ful-O-Pep Ranch & Garden Center, Farm Bureau (Cuero), and The Cooking Depot. Reserved seats will not be available at this event. Tickets are also being sold in Hallettsville, Yoakum and Shiner.

Texas A&M University Singing Cadets were established as an all-male chorus in 1893. The group was originally known as the Texas A&M Glee Club but were renamed the Singing Cadets in 1940. Texas A&M was originally an all-male, military institution. Therefore, at onetime, all of the members of The Singing Cadets were members of the Corps of Cadets. However, Corps of Cadets membership is no longer a requirement for membership in the Singing Cadets. 

Tue
03
Jan

‘It has been wonderful serving as publisher’

A reception is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 17, to mark leadership changes at The Cuero Record and Yorktown News-View.

After serving as publisher for the past 29-years, Glenn Rea will become publisher-emeritus, reducing his activities at the newspapers.

Sonya Timpone will take over leadership at the two newspapers in her role as general manager. She has served in that capacity for the past three years.

 

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Tue
03
Jan

2016: Reviewing the second half

From an Olympian having family ties with Cuero to the Gobbler football team having another storied season, here are the highlights from July through December 2016. July 6: Caeveon Patton will soon be trading his Gobbler green and white uniform for the black and gold of Texas State University. Patton, who recently completed his junior season at Cuero High School, verbally committed to join the Bobcat football program during a visit to the school in mid-June.

July 6: Following four state track championships, Victor Mathis’ time at the helm of the Cuero boys track program has come to a close. Cuero recently hired Kent Bode who has nearly three decades of history in high school track. Bode will look to continue the tradition which Mathis brought to new heights.

Tue
27
Dec

Darks arrested on murder charge

Quentin Levander Darks, 27, of Austin has been arrested and charged with abandoning/endangering a child criminal negligence, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and murder. 

Darks is being held at the DeWitt County Jail with bonds of $10,000 for abandoning/endangering a child criminal negligence, $15,000 for evading arrest or detention with motor vehicle, $5,000 for unlawful possession of firearm by a felon and $1,500,000 for murder.  

Family violence is believed to be the cause of the fatal shooting of D’Metra Strait, 26, of Cuero on Christmas day. 

Strait is the mother of two children, ages 10 months and three years. 

Darks had been in Cuero to pick up the two children belonging to him and the victim. The children were passengers in his vehicle when he wrecked at the DeWitt-Gonzales county line following a pursuit with a DeWitt County deputy. 

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