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Tue
19
Apr

CCH, Methodist partnership takes flight

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero Community Hospital’s partnership with Methodist Healthcare System is about to take flight. Air Evac Lifeteam will soon house a helicopter and team at Cuero Community Hospital for the service of the county and surrounding area. Several dignitaries spoke, and they all made one thing clear; this is big for DeWitt County.

The hospital held a ground breaking on Wednesday, April 13. Air Evac was unable to have a helicopter on sight due to the weather, but the event was still filled with excitement.

Chief Nursing Officer and interim CEO Judy Krupala shared her exuberance for the coming of Methodist AirCare 6.

“It is the epitome of excitement,” Krupala said when opening the ceremony.

Tue
19
Apr

Clinton Cemetery monument dedication cermony

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

There are 73 people buried in Clinton Cemetery. Their headstones date from 1851 to 1902.

A monument dedication was held April 10 to recognize those settlers in one of this county’s oldest cemeteries.

DeWitt County Historical Commission has been working the last couple of years cleaning, identifying headstones and preparing the cemetery for this event.

The history of this county can be traced through the names of many of those buried in the older section of Clinton Cemetery.

Commission chairman Peggy Ledbetter told the gathering at the dedication the women buried in the original section were ages 27 to 58; the men were ages 22 to 65; and the children from 7 days to 18.

Thu
14
Apr

2 Cuero men arrested on drug charges

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.

Pictrured is DeVonte Jackson.

Wed
13
Apr

Brentex Mills plans June closing

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.

Tue
12
Apr

Bluebonnet Conference leadership gathers

The Bluebonnet Conference of ELCA (Lutheran) Congregations met April 3 for their Annual Spring Assembly, hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arneckeville outside Cuero, with congregations represented by their pastors and lay leaders.  In attendance was also the Rev. Judith Spindt, Mission Director for the ELCA in the Southwestern Texas Synod (SWT), who addressed the assembly about the upcoming synod gathering taking place in San Marcos April 29-May 1. The Bluebonnet Conference includes a geographic area of 10 counties.

Tue
12
Apr

Rotary Club turkey shoot

Cuero Rotary Club is getting ready for their 2016 Turkey Shoot on Saturday, April 16. Pictured from left are Gabe Jalufka, Brian Gomez, Warren Seidel, Sherre Esse, Carol Martin, Carver Richards and Bill Blackwell.

contributed photo

Tue
12
Apr

St. Michael's Catholic School PSIA District winners

The students at St. Michael’s Catholic School participated in PSIA (Private School Interscholastic Association) District Meet in New Braunfels on Saturday, April 2. They all worked hard and represented St. Michael’s well. The following students placed at the meet:  

William Carbonara—2nd place in Listening Skills 4-5. He is going to the State Competition.

Justin Smith—6th place in Mathematics 2-3.

Bishop Whitt—4th place in Number Sense 5.

Connor Saunders—4th place in Spelling 2.

Loreli Gowens—3rd place in Creative Writing 1.

Emily Woods—2nd place Creative Writing 2.

Hannah Avant—6th place in Poetry Interpretation 4.

Macey Hahn—5th place in Poetry Interpretation 5; 5th place in Ready Writing 5.

Arrissa Carbonara—5th place in Ready Writing 3; 5th place in Storytelling 3.

Tue
12
Apr

Inclusive Child Care program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, presents an Inclusive Child Care for Preschool and School-Ages Children on Saturday, April 23. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church Fellowship in Hallettsville located at 100 N. Promenade Street in Hallettsville. The six-hour, CEU-approved training designed for child care providers and directors will cover topics including:  

Tue
12
Apr

Local groups partnering

On April 13, a group of volunteers from the Victoria County United Way, which also includes DeWitt County, and the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, are partnering to improve a home in Cuero. 

The organizations are priming the home, located at 102 Josephine, before its painted, as well as cleaning up the yard in preparation for an eligible family to call it their own. 

“Helping a family be able to move into an affordable home is not only good for that family, it’s also good for the entire community”, said Dolly Stokes, Executive Director of the Victoria County United Way. Cuero’s nine Habitat homes have added about $300,000 to the total tax base. 

Qualified low income families have their dreams fulfilled with help from the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, a Victoria County United Way local partner agency, and a non-profit Christian ecumenical housing ministry. 

Tue
12
Apr

Advanced metering system underway

For the past several years, the City of Cuero has been doing research and planning related to the replacement of the City’s existing electric and water meters with a new advanced metering system. With the change out of the meters, the system comes with a customer friendly portal called “intelaHome” which is designed for consumers to manage and monitor their home and/or office’s energy and smart home products as well as providing real-time information regarding electric and water usage.

A limited number of network communication devices and meters have been deployed and tested to ensure the system performs as expected. The next phase of full deployment will commence on April 13 and should be completed with all electric and water meters by October 2016. The meters will be replaced at different times, with the electric meter replacement likely to occur prior to the replacement of the water meter.

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