News

Tue
24
May

Safe Sitter Program June 4

Babysitting is important business and good babysitters are always in demand! Safe Sitters gain the skills needed to do the job well and earn parents’ trust. Students who complete the medically-accurate, up-to-date program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. Students also learn how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. Students must be at least 11 years old.

To enroll in the Safe Sitter® course scheduled for June 4, please call Denise Goebel, CEA-FCS Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 361-275-0816. The Class will be limited to the first six youth to register and pre-pay by June 2.

Tue
24
May

Cuero VFW 50th anniversary

The Cuero Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Their Charter was issued on May 12, 1966 with original Charter members being Alice Bosart, Viola Buchhorn, Vera Friedrichs, Lillie Garza, Eunice Gibbs, Bethel Green, Elorine Grunder, Elorine Hartman, Evelyn Hartman,

Hilda Hingst, Cristobel Kirkpatrick, Marilyn Korth, Gladys Laake, Lena Leist, Sophie Newman, Justine Osterloh, Elvira Perez, Isabelle Schaffner, and Lucille Wagner.

Some of the objects of the Auxiliary are to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws, to foster true patriotism, to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and equal rights and justice to all men and women, and to preserve and defend the USA from all her enemies.

Tue
24
May

CCH to host CDC meeting

The June Community Leaders’ Meeting will be on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cuero Community Hospital-Education Classroom, 2550 N. Esplanade. There will be an introduction of the new physicians along with a tour of the hospital. Please RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com or call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.

Tue
24
May

Pharmacy Museum celebration

The Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas celebrated their best restoration award from the Texas Downtown Association on Thursday, May 19. Museum chairman Wayne Adickes talked about the long road and work which has led to this point and how more additions are on the way.

Cuero was named a finalist in four different categories of the 2015 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Awards Program.

Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.

Tue
24
May

John C. French teachers question reduction of pre-kindergarten program

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Cuero School District reports good strides in its efforts to reduce the coming year’s budget by $4.5 million.

However, some of the proposed cuts have met with opposition.

At last week’s trustee meeting, pre-kindergarten teachers at John C. French Elementary questioned the decision to reduce pre-k from a full day to a tuition-based, half-day program.

A letter to the board written by pre-k teacher Alexis Cooper, read by pre-k teacher Donna Baxter, said the teachers are worried about the ripple effect this will have on students in the future.

The letter said, “As a child enters Pre-Kindergarten, we, as teachers and aides see so many variations in abilities, skills, and knowledge from child to child.

Tue
24
May

Aerial fireworks, DMV fees discussed at DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting

By Glenn Rea

Publisher

Because of recent rains, it appears aerial fireworks will not be prohibited on the Fourth of July weekend in the rural areas of DeWitt County.

That was the discussion at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting.

This is the time of year the commissioners determine whether aerial fireworks would pose a fire hazard in the county. However, recent rains and reduced that hazard at this time.

Other action taken at the meeting included a resolution by the court directed at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV was seeking to change the amount counties receive from certain vehicle fees paid online.

Vehicle owners can pay required fees at DeWitt County Tax Assessor’s office or online. A certain amount of the fees paid online are returned to the county.

State DMV wants to reduce the amount of those online fees given back to the county.

Tue
24
May

Cuero graduates will walk the stage Friday at Gobbler Stadium

Cuero High School’s 2016 graduates will receive their diplomas Friday, May 27, during commencement at Gobbler Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.

With approximately 120 seniors set to walk, the class valedictorian will be Cody Bishop, and the salutatorian will be Chelsea Fuchs.

Fuchs will deliver the invocation, and Cuero ISD board president B.J. Drehr will welcome family and friends to the ceremonies.

Tue
17
May

KYB completes one project, ready to start another

Keep Yorktown Beautiful (KYB) is having a dedication of the city park at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

The public is invited to come and join them for cookies and bottled water. Pastor Gregg Hunter, youth minister at First Baptist Church, will lead in prayer at the dedication. KYB is taking the opportunity to thank everyone involved with the renovation of the Park: the Yorktown City Council, Yorktown City Mayor Rene Hernandez, Yorktown City Police Department, Yorktown City Workers and many others who donated their time and skills. KYB’s biggest “thank you” is to everyone who donated money toward the Park Project because without them this would not have been possible.

As KYB completes one project, they are excited about the next. KYB is moving on to “beautify” the City RV park, located at the 300 block of Reidel.

Tue
17
May

Growing up around barbecue

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

For Ronnie Pfiefer cooking barbecue it is more than just a business, it is one of the richest and treasured moments of his life.

Pfiefer, 55 years old, runs a ‘little barbecue pit’ just behind his father’s (Elo Pfiefer) grocery store in Nordheim. It saw it’s beginnings long before the pit was opened in 1982.

Tue
17
May

District Attorney run-off

Voters in DeWitt County will have another opportunity to make their voices heard. Along with several state races, there will be a runoff for the local District Attorney’s office.

This runoff will be the deciding factor between Terry Breen and Rob Lassman. Although the pair garnered over seventy percent of the votes during the March primary,  neither reached the magic “fifty percent plus one vote” required for a victory. 

Another runoff being decided will be for the Railroad Commissioner. Out of all seven candidates, the runoff has come down to Gary Gates and Wayne Christian. 

The Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 Judge position will be a runoff between Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel, while the Place 5 Judge position will be between Brent Webster and Scott Walker.

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