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Tue
19
Apr

Market on Main scheduled this Saturday

Cuero Main Street is hosting their Market on Main event on Saturday, April 23. Event hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with live music from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and a morning farmers market which opens at 9 a.m. There will be food trucks, a Biergarten, live music, and fabulous shopping. Market on Main is the perfect place to spend a Saturday with friends and family. The event will be held in historic downtown Cuero at 201 E. Main Street. 

You’ll be able to find everything from boutique retail, home décor, garden art, vintage furniture and antiques, to fresh herbs and health products. There will be four food trucks with diverse menus from Curbside Cajun Eatery, Karen’s SweetPea Cupcakery, Pioneer BBQ, and Trevino Concessions. Matt Thigpen will be performing at the event from 5-7. The entertainment stage is sponsored by the Victoria Television Group. The Biergarten will be open from 11-7.

Tue
19
Apr

Narcotics search nets 2 arrests

Deputies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block N. Hunt in Cuero at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. 

The search warrant was in response to alleged drug trafficking that was occurring from the residence. The search warrant netted 12 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphilia.

DeVonte Jackson, 18, of Cuero was arrested and charged with one count possession of drug paraphilia and four counts of delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone. Jackson is being held on bonds totaling $44,000.

Martin Perez, 19, of Cuero was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Both are currently being held at the DeWitt County Jail.

Tue
19
Apr

Wreck near Cuero claims life

The year’s fourth fatal wreck occurred in DeWitt County early Friday off Clinton Cemetery Road south of Cuero.

The one vehicle accident claimed the life of the driver, Henry Henkes, 31, of Cuero. Driving a 2000 Dodge pickup on Old Goliad Road at about 1 a.m., reports said it appeared he lost control of his vehicle and it left the roadway and rolled ejecting him and the passenger in the truck.

First responders alerted medical helicopters in Victoria and San Antonio for assistance with the injured driver. 

Before the helicopters could arrive, Henkes was taken by ambulance to Cuero Community Hospital ER where he died a short time later as a result of the injuries.

The passenger, Austin Smalley, 23, of Inez was taken to taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria where he is listed in stable condition.

Tue
19
Apr

Lutheran World Relief

Members of Arneckeville Lutheran Church loaded boxes for delivery to Seguin for Lutheran World Relief. Shown are Elorine Hartman, Douglas and Beverly Hartman (in trailer), Neldine Ohrt and Sherry Hartman. Included were 61 School Kits, 11 Baby Care Kits, 23 lbs of soap, and 220 quilts. Not pictured are Billie Hanke, Marilyn Oehlke, Ella Goebel, Jo Ann Marks, Phillyce Zengerle and Barbara Hartman.

contributed photo

Tue
19
Apr

CJH cheerleader fundraiser

Earnest Yabarra is the lucky winner of the Cuero Junior High School cheerleader Yeti cooler. The cheerleaders would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket to support their cheer camp expenses.

contributed photo

Tue
19
Apr

Local agency recognized

VICTORIA – On March 30, Mid-Coast Family Services (MCFS) received notification that they have been recognized by the Texas Office of the Attorney General as a Certified Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP). The Certification is valid for two years and is eligible for extension while all relevant requirements are met.

To be considered as an SATP, an agency must be a recipient of funding from the Office of the Attorney General, and operate an extensive training program for sexual assault advocates. These advocates can be employees working in the field or volunteers from the community. The training program has a multitude of minimum standards, all of which Mid-Coast has achieved and surpassed.

Tue
19
Apr

Child Welfare Board holds "Go Blue Day"

DeWitt County Child Welfare Board held “Go Blue Day” on Friday, April 8 at the Cuero park pavilion. The event was about child abuse awareness. Mayor Sara Post Meyer and DeWitt County judge Darly Fowler issued a proclamation to end child abuse in the county. Childen were treated to goodies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, Cuero Police Department, EMS, Yorktown Police Department and Gulf Bend Center.

The Cuero Record

Tue
19
Apr

Soil and Water Stewardship week proclamation

DeWitt County Commissioners Court has issued a proclamation for the week of April 24 through May 1 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week in this county. Recognizing efforts of DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District, the proclamation states “Land Stewardship Produces a Healthy Texas.” Shown are members of the court, back row, James Kaiser, James Pilchiek Sr., Curtis Afflerbach, and Richard Randle; front row are Dee Henneke, SWCD board member; Judge Daryl Fowler and Arlen Goebel, SWCD board member.

Photo by GLENN REA/The Cuero Record

Tue
19
Apr

CCH volunteer appreciation luncheon

Cuero Community Hospital held their Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, April 11 in the CCH Education Classroom. Candy Henderson, CCH Volunteer President, welcomed everyone to the luncheon and gave opening remarks.  Hospital Chaplain, Maryann Flessner said the prayer prior to lunch being served. Treasurer, Emily Davis, gave the Treasurer’s Report. Honorary members were acknowledged by Sharon Weber, CCH Marketing Coordinator. Judy Krupala, CNO for CCH, gave the Administration’s remarks and Denise McMahan, CQO for CCH, installed the new CCH Volunteer Board. The 2016-17 Cuero Community Hospital Volunteer Board is from left: Candy Henderson, President; Sondra Wineinger, 2nd Vice President; Diane Cowey, 2nd Vice President; Cindy Holcomb, Recording Secretary; Lenzi Moritz, 3rd Vice President; Vicki Coppedge, 1st Vice President; Emily Davis, Treasurer; Nancy Stefka, Historian; Judy Fisher, Corresponding Secretary and Bianca Perales, Reporter.

Tue
19
Apr

Cuero's Mt. Vernon Mills closing down

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Mount Vernon Mills Brentex Division of Cuero is closing its doors after many years of doing business in Cuero. Brentex Mills Inc. was acquired by Mount Vernon Mills in 1994 but has been a part of Cuero for over a century under differnt names.

It was announced on Wednesday, April 13 that the plant in Cuero would be closing down on June 12.

As of January 2016, Brentex employed 268 people, third largest employer in the city behind Cuero Community Hospital and Cuero Independent School District.

Ned Cochrane, attorney for Mt. Vernon Mills said, “We have been trying for several years to find long-term solutions to keep the plant running in Cuero.”

They had been trying out new products. Hours and shifts had also been cut in recent months, in an effort to keep the plant open.

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