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Nordheim native chosen new Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

New DeWitt County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Terri Rogers has been on the job for less than 20 days, but the Nordheim native is becoming more comfortable with her new position and department. “I want the department be proactive, instead of being reactive,” Rogers said when it comes to serving DeWitt County’s youth. Rogers said the re-offend rate among juveniles is currently 58% and she wants to see that number come down.

 

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Baker appointed new councilman, Clayton assigned to EDC board

Yorktown City Council members voted unanimously to appoint William Baker as a council member at the council meeting held Monday, August 22 at Yorktown City Hall. Council members also moved to appoint Wesley Clayton to the board of the Yorktown Economic Development Corporation. Council members present for the meeting were Manuel Serrano, Blaine Denbo, Travis Peyton, Ruben Garcia, and Mayor Rene Hernandez.

 

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Twelve inches of rain, more or less 

God First! Heavenly Father, it is easier to give than to receive. In giving, we can choose to do good, but in receiving, we are open to receiving good and bad without choices. This is when dealing with others. When we receive through Your Grace, we can be assured through our Savior that we are blessed beyond all else. Lord, as we pray to do good with our lives, be with us in all we do as we pray in the name of our dear Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord, we are going Your way. Pray for those who are ill, suffering, or are in harm’s way.

 

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Passion for community service

Born and raised in Cuero, new DeWitt County elections administrator Blanca McBride strives to help the people of DeWitt County in the voting process and continue the work of outgoing elections administrator, Cindy Bonner. With elections coming Nov. 8, McBride has quickly started to learn the ins and outs of her new position.

 

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New county wildlife biologist

Love for the outdoors led Doug Jobes to seek a career wildlife management. His work has led him from his original home in Georgia, all the way to south Texas, where he now serves as the wildlife biologist for DeWitt and Goliad counties. Jobes, married for 13 years and father of three, moved to Texas in 2012 and has also worked in Lavaca and Jackson counties, before starting in DeWitt and Goliad in January. He earned his undergraduate from the University of Georgia in wildlife management and master’s degree in wildlife ecology and management from Oklahoma State University. His current position with Texas Parks & Wildlife became available the summer of 2015.

 

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Franklin ‘grateful’ for opportunity

Opportunities take time. Former Mount Vernon Mills employee Tyra Franklin received and took hold of such an opportunity to begin a new job at Cuero city hall following the publication of an article in the Houston Chronicle. “I read the story online of the Houston Chronicle the Sunday it came out,” Cuero city manager Raymie Zella said. “It really touched me, and I contacted some of my coworkers to see if they knew Tyra. Amber Cromer did and sent her a message that we had a position open at city hall, as our custodian who took care of city hall had just retired. Tyra came that next day and put in an application for the position. She is now an employee with the City of Cuero, and we are glad to have her on board.”

 

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Neighborhood watch discussed at city council meeting

Cuero Police Department is looking to start neighborhood watches throughout the city. Chief Jay Lewis and Sergeant Kevin Kroos spoke on the subject Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the city council meeting.

 

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Tax rate adopted by CCH board

Cuero Community Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a tax rate of 0.21237 per $100 valuation at the hospital board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 25 in the hospital education classroom. Approximately10 guests were present for the meeting, with all board members present. Pat Elder addressed the board at the beginning of the meeting, stating he was concerned with the proposed tax rate, stating it has doubled over the past few years, with tax rates increasing and property values decreasing.

 

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Cuero finishes 3rd in Lady Gobbler Classic

Third time was the charm for the Lady Gobblers when playing Shiner this season. Cuero lost to the Lady Comanches to open the season before a second loss in pool play of the Lady Gobbler Classic on Aug. 25. Cuero defeated Shiner the third time around in the third place game of the tournament, also capturing wins over Nixon-Smiley, Bloomington and Yoakum. Before hosting their first tournament and playing the first matches at the Roost (new high school gym), the Lady Gobblers took part in the Sinton Tournament Aug. 18 and 20, winning the gold bracket with a record of 5-1.

 

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Cuero ISD budget

Cuero ISD held a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Trustees discussed and approved the budget for 2016-2017. The school district budget is set at $20M. This is due to a loss in revenue from last year. “Everything else is basically the same,” superintendent Dr. Ben Colwell said.

 

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