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“Cuero Cares” unemployment assistance event Thursday

City of Cuero and Cuero Development Corporation have partnered for an event called “Cuero Cares” tomorrow, June 16 at Lifeway Baptist Church (403 E. Sarah), following the closure of Mt. Vernon Mills Brentex. The 100 year old business announced it would be closing this month. It employs 268 people.  . 

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2016 DeWitt County Crops Tour

The DeWitt County Row Crops Committee will be hosting their annual Crops Tour on Tuesday, June 21. The program will begin at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pavilion in Yorktown. Registration will be between 2-3 p.m. Following the Tour Stops the program will conclude at Gruenau Hall, eight miles north of Yorktown off of FM 108. After a welcome and overview at the Yorktown City Park Pavilion, the Tour will begin with the first stop being at the Joseph Respondek Farm to view and discuss the Grain Sorghum Hybrid Test Plot. 

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Registrar training

The DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registration Office is offering Deputy Voter Registrar Training on Wednesday, June 22. The training will be held at the Elections Office, 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero and will begin at 1 p.m. Register for the class by calling 361-275-0859 or you may send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us. Either call or email by noon on Monday, June 20 to register. This will assist our office in being prepared for the number of trainees.

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Cuero Main Street paints downtown

Cuero Main Street and Corks Canvas Art Company partnered to bring discounted painting classes to the community on June 4. There were three downtown images to choose from. Parents and children alike had a great time painting and got to take a piece of downtown back home. The Cuero Main Street Promotions committee has a plan to bring more art into our downtown. 

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Juvenile offenders

By Glenn Rea

DeWitt County has renewed its agreement with Victoria County Juvenile Board to house juvenile offenders. However, the agreement will cost a little more. At their meeting Monday, the court renewed its annual agreement for both short term and long-term detention of juvenile offenders in the Victoria County facility. It was reported the fees would be $110 and $115 per day depending on the type of services required. It was noted the last time the fees were increased was five years ago. 

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Tue
07
Jun

CDC welcomes SBDC to Cuero

Cuero Development Corporation and the University of Houston-Victoria’s Small Business Development Center are teaming up. Lisa Barr, Associate Director of UHV SBDC, is now working with business start-ups in DeWitt County as part of UHV’s initiative to reach out to the entire region.

 

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07
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New additions at CCH, improvements in the works

Cuero Community Hospital continues over a century of care for the city of Cuero and surrounding area. CCH opened its doors in 1970, but hospital care has been taking place in DeWitt’s county seat for over a century. Chief Nursing Officer Judy Krupala talked about the history of the hospital, new additions and improvements that are in the works at the monthly Cuero Development Corporation Community Leader’s Meeting, held June 3 at CCH.

 

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07
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16 NHS grads receive sound advice

One of the largest graduating classes at the Nordheim Independent School District walked the stage this past Friday evening, June 3. Sixteen seniors took the stage at the Nordheim auditorium with heightened emotions of excitement, uncertainty, and perhaps an awareness that their future happiness is now up to them.

 

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07
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‘Never take sacrifice for granted’

“Honor the fallen. Count the cost. Never take their sacrifice for granted.” Those were the words spoken by retired Lt. Col. Vanessa F. Hicks-Callaway during the Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Yorktown on May 30. DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans #1029, along with Fritz Post #272, American Legion Post #272, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #8136, and Ladies Auxiliary Post #8136 hosted the event. The day was slightly breezy after a heavy rain earlier before the community gathered to pay their respects for America’s freedom fighters.

 

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Prepare for the worst

In the event of a catastrophe, whether natural or man-made, will DeWitt County be prepared to take action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects? That is the goal of flood mitigation manager Cathy L. Meek of Lockwood, Andres & Newman, Inc. (LAN).

 

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