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Wed
11
May

Juvenile arrested for burglaries

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Two phone calls to Cuero Police Department led to the arrest of a juvenile on Tuesday, May 10. The arrest was for two burglaries which took place on Sunday, May 8 in Cuero, one at the 400 block of Villa and the other at the 800 block of East Hamilton.

“We received a couple phone calls, one from a former informant saying that he had been given information that this juvenile was the one that committed the burglaries,” Chief Jay Lewis said. “As we were prepared to go and speak to him, we got an anonymous phone call from a citizen who said that the juvenile was the one that committed the burglaries, but he still had some of the property in his possession. The juvenile and his grandmother were prepared to leave yesterday morning [May 10] for California.”

The juvenile previously lived in Cuero, moved to California a couple years back and came back here for a visit with family.

Tue
10
May

RRC favors Petro over protests from Nordheim

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It is the talk of Nordheim since the decision from the Railroad Commission decided in favor of Petro Waste Environmental LP (PWE), based in San Antonio, in a three year battle against Nordheim’s protest of building a non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill site off Hohn Road.

Nordheim resident Larry Baucum moved to this quant little town 44 years ago to farm shortly after getting out of the military. He said, “This is a wonderful town. We are not against him having it. All we wanted them (PWE) to do is move it.”

PWE proposed to build a waste site just off State Highway 72 on Hohn Road. It is less than a mile from the Nordheim School, as the crow flies.

Tue
10
May

Hunt Elementary Earth Day contest

HEB partnered with Hunt Elementary for an Earth Day Contest. The school collected 7,626 plastic bags. Third grade was the winning grade collecting 4,038 bags.

contributed photo

Tue
10
May

Pet Adoptions training session

Looking for something fun, rewarding and a great way to get exercise this summer while helping Dewitt County’s homeless pets? Then this seminar is for you. Pet Adoptions of Cuero’s Board of Directors will be hosting an informative afternoon training session Sunday, May 22 at their shelter at 407 US Highway 183S at 3 p.m.

Find out what it takes to be a part of this all volunteer organization. Here’s a chance to participate in a hands on training session and discover why Pet Adoptions of Cuero is totally dedicated to helping give local dogs and cats a second chance.

Volunteers need to be 16 and above and have anywhere from two to 10 hours per week to help out. Potential helpers will be able to pick and choose their day and times and also what category of service they would like to participate in.

Tue
10
May

Cuero Evangelical Outreach event May 13-15

The Cuero Evangelical Outreach and First Baptist Cuero will be hosting a Christian concert with music performed by the band “Shield of Faith.”

From California “Living Waters Ministries,” Apologist and Evangelist Mark Spence will be speaking about “Who is Jesus Christ.”

Refreshments for all the Family will be available (free of charge).

This will take place from Friday, May 13 to Saturday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30p.m. at the “Cuero basketball park pavilion both days.

There will be a closing presentation by Mark Spence and Shield of Faith at First Baptist Church Cuero (408 N. Gonzales) from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 15.

After the presentation, First Baptist will be hosting a potluck lunch at the the fellowship hall.

For more information, visit The Cuero Evangelical Outreach or contact First Baptist Church at 361-275-3401.

Tue
10
May

District Attorney GOP forum

By Tim O’Malley

The Cuero Record

The DeWitt County Republican runoff election forum was almost something of a GOP presidential campaign with interruptions of constant coughing, twisting of a plastic water bottle and words expressing from the audience wanting to have a voice on May 5 at the Lifeway Baptist Church.

Invited candidates included Rob Lassmann and Terry Breen for DeWitt County District Attorney; Dr. Rey Gonzalez US Congress District 34; Justice Greg Perkes 13th Court of Appeals; Mary Lou Keel and Ray Wheless Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place #2; Representative for Gary Gates - Railroad Commissioner.

The crowd was small but many of those in attendance expressed their support for Rob Lassmann. A polite welcome greeting was given to Terry Breen.

Tue
10
May

Cuero PD investigating burglaries from Sunday

Cuero Police Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred early Sunday in the same neighborhood.

Chief Jay Lewis said one burglary occurred in the 400 block of Villa on the south-side of Cuero. A back door was forced open and each room of the house was ransacked. No one was at home at the time of the burglary.

The owner reported jewelry and a shotgun were taken.

Just a few blocks away in the 800 block of East Hamilton, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a residence was burglarized.

An elderly female was home at the time and the burglary demanded jewelry and cash. 

A neighbor witnessed the apparent burglar leaving the house through a window. 

The suspect was spotted by the police patrolling the neighborhood but ran from officers and was not located.

Tue
10
May

Kerrie Carter honored at White House

Former Cuero ISD and Concordia University Graduate were honored with great educators across the United States at the Whitehouse on May 3 during Teacher Appreciation Week at the National Teacher of the Year and Great Educator luncheon with President Obama.

On Tuesday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m., President Obama recognized the National Teacher of the Year and finalists, alongside great educators across the country and the progress the country has made.

As part of the event, the President noted the role that great educators have played in improving the education system over the past seven years.

Kerrie was nominated by her High School Principal, Mrs. Henry.

She holds a Master’s in Education and teaches at LBJ High School in Austin.

Kerrie is the Founder of Ladies of Distinction, an AVID Instructor, SEL Teacher, Aquatics Teacher, Principal Intern, as well as Staff Wellness Champion.

Tue
10
May

4-H senior team advances to state

The DeWitt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed at the District 11 4-H Livestock Judging contest on Saturday, April 23 in College Station. The Junior Team placed 7th. Junior Team members were Bromli Watson, Macon Thomas, Jackie Finney, and Cody Rangnow. The Intermediate Team placed 1st. Intermediate Team members were Quensey Torrez, Dylan Hartman, Jaymee Rangnow, Brooke Wendel, and Morgan Goebel. Quensey Torrez was the 1st High Point Individual in the Intermediate Contest, Dylan Hartman was 3rd and Jaymee Rangnow was 5th. The Senior Livestock Judging Team placed 2nd and will be advancing to the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in College Station on June 8th. Senior Team members were Laurel Kelley, Kaci Herman, and John Thomas Kelley. Laurel Kelley was the 2nd High Point Individual in the Senior Contest and Kaci Herman was 3rd.

For more information about DeWitt County 4-H please contact the DeWitt County Extension Office at 361-275-0816.

Tue
10
May

Victoria County to provide juvenile probation officer

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

DeWitt County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with Victoria County to provide a juvenile probation officer to this county until a new one can be hired.

The agreement was required due to the death of Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Ernest Sertuche recently.

DeWitt County has started accepting applications for the position but will need assistance from the juvenile probation department in Victoria until the position is filled.

County Judge Daryl Fowler is the officer that will appoint the new juvenile probation officer.

In other business the court approved the renewal of a contract with Code Red Services in the amount of $2,086. This company provides a reverse 911 citizen notification service for the county and city of Yorktown.

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