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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.

Tue
10
May

DeWitt Recyclables offers 'green' option

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

David Elks of DeWitt Recyclable Products is looking forward to the opening of their new oil waste recycle facility following setbacks due to weather. Once fully operational, the facility will employee around 40 people and process oil waste 24/7.

“We’re still a couple weeks away from starting,” Elks said. “Every time we get a good rain it sets us back. In the back, we’re building a road and a pad for our propane tanks and parking. All that got stalled because of rain.”

This new facility will recycle everything and not remain on-site for more than one week.

“We make sell able products out of everything unlike the landfills,” Elks said. “They blend and spread it out into the landfills, and it stays there forever. Our operation gives the oil and gas operators the ability to be released of liability. The fact that we’re not putting it in the ground, we’re staying green and clean.”

Tue
10
May

Glover holds seat on Cuero city council

Two years ago, Terry Glover defeated incumbent Doyle Cruz by one vote to gain a spot on Cuero City Council.

Saturday, the election was close again with Glover defeating Cruz by five votes.

There was a low turn-out in the Council District 2 race. Glover was re-elected with 49 votes while challenger Cruz received 44 votes.

Although Mayor Sara Post Meyer did not have an opponent, she was on the ballot also. She received 149 votes in favor and zero votes against.

Councilman District 3 Brad Hedrick was also on the ballot and he received 31 votes in favor and zero against.

DeWitt County Election Administrator Cindy Bonner reported 178 voters of the 7,588 qualified cast ballots in this election for a 2.35% turn-out.

Tue
10
May

District Attorney run-off starts Monday

Early voting for the May 24 Republican and Democratic Primary Run-off election began on Monday, May 16 and continues through Friday, May 20. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting for all precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales Street (the building behind the Tax Office).

The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive Applications for Ballots by Mail for the May 24 Primary Run-off Election until Friday, May 13. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.

Tue
10
May

PWE obtains Nordheim landfill permit

By Tim O’Malley

The Cuero Record

Petro Waste Environmental LP (PWE), based in San Antonio, won their three year battle against Nordheim’s protest of building a non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill site off Hohn Road. The permit for the site came by a unanimous vote by three Texas Railroad Commissioners on May 3.

Petro Waste Environmental CEO George Wommack said the company took the concerns of residents seriously and designed a safe landfill. He said, “The Railroad Commission’s (RRC) jurisdiction over this facility primarily pertains to the protection of groundwater, so our focus up to this point has been to design a facility which does the best job possible to protect groundwater. Going forward we look forward to working with the citizens to address other concerns outside of the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission which have been raised.”  

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