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Fri
23
Sep

Game room busted in Cuero

At approximately 2 p.m. today, the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 301 E Broadway in Cuero. The business at the location is the Get and Go convenience store. DCSO obtained the warrant, signed by Judge Stephen Williams, after an investigation determined that the store was operating three, eight liner machines and paying out cash prizes which is illegal.

Approximately $1,957 in cash was seized along with three gambling machines. One arrest was also made.  The information on the arrested subject will be release pending arraignment.

Tue
20
Sep

National Child Passenger Safety Week

Every parent wants the best for their child’s future, and one of the best ways to make sure your child will have a bright future is to be sure that you are correctly using the right car seat for your child and that the seat is correctly installed in your vehicle every time. The problem is that keeping them safe in vehicles isn’t as easy as it might appear. Most parents think they are using their car seat correctly, but unfortunately, at least three out of four car seats are used incorrectly. For a car seat to best protect your child, it must be the one that fits your child, your vehicle, and one that you will use correctly every time you travel. 

Tue
20
Sep

Bullock Museum honors Shane Turner

Even though he has a binder full of awards and commendations -- and even received a Bronze Star medal -- Sergeant First Class Shane Turner is still quietly modest when discussing his military career, which took him to Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). But while the pages and pages of certificates are carefully tucked away in plastic sleeves in a binder, Turner’s US Army uniform, Bronze Star, and helmet are currently on display for public viewing at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. “It’s a privilege and an honor,” Turner said. “There’s displays from World War II and Vietnam. I’m one of the first soldiers to be on display from Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraq and Afghanistan.” Turner said the items will be on display at the museum for 14 months.

 

Tue
20
Sep

Council meeting covers PD appointments, vacancies

After going into executive session for over an hour on Monday, September 12, Yorktown City Council unanimously voted to appoint Gary Smith as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Yorktown effective September 13. Council also unanimously voted to take Officer Vicente Flores off of administrative leave with pay and return Officer Flores to regular duty effective September 13. Council members William Baker, Travis Peyton, Manuel Serrano, Blaine Denbo and Ruben “BB” Garcia were present for the meeting, along Mayor Rene Hernandez and City Administrator Robert Mendez.

 

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Tue
20
Sep

City of Cuero’s flower power

Throughout downtown Cuero, it is difficult not to notice the array of flowers. From Esplanade to East Main and Church Street, flowers adorn the city sidewalks. Helen Villarreal works diligently to keep everything looking just right. Mayor Sara Post- Meyer will ask Villarreal what she thinks looks nice, as they work together on the upkeep.

 

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Tue
20
Sep

‘Lives Remembered’

DeWitt County’s past will be on display for the second year with DeWitt County Historical Commission’s “Lives Remembered” Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3-5 p.m. at Lifeway Church, 403 East Sarah. DeWitt County Historical Commission presents the remarkable lives of well-known and lesser-known citizens, including Callie Jamison, WWII veteran and friend of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans; Laura May Marshall, milliner; Henry Hopkins, slave turned freedman; Captain James Francis Blair, soldier and sheriff; Bolivar Jackson Pridgen, pioneer settler and statesman; James Allen, messenger from the Alamo; Leopold Schubach, German immigrant and Union soldier; Theresa Bluntzer Harsdorff, German immigrant kidnapped by Indians; Judge Sumners, county judge; Capt. John York, Indian fighter, soldier, and co-founder of Yorktown and Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent, Texas pioneer and her 10 children.

 

Tue
20
Sep

City tax rate, budget set

Cuero city council’s second public hearing on the 2016-2017 proposed tax rate and budget went quickly. There was no one from the community who attended to speak at the Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting. The new tax rate is set at $0.33 per $100 valuation. This rate exceeds the effective tax rate but is lower than the rollback tax rate. State law requires two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

 

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Tue
20
Sep

R&R Market set for Turkeyfest weekend kickoff

Downtown Cuero will soon offer a new place to grab a bite to eat, while also having a shopping market. R&R Market, located at 201 Stockdale, is preparing for their first event Turkeyfest weekend, Oct. 8 at 8 a.m. They are located directly behind the Cuero Post Office. R&R Market is a collaborative business venture between Kevin Ryan and Brian Gomez. Located at the old Hansen Feed Store, they will have food trucks outside with an area of tables for people to eat, while the inside will have a 400-plus square foot convenience area downstairs and shopping area upstairs. Artists and crafters will be able to rent spaces upstairs and sell their products, as part of phase two of the market.

 

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Tue
20
Sep

2 weeks ‘til Turkeyfest

Mark your calendars for the 44th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest Oct. 7-9. This family-friendly event features all-day activities including Sonny the Birdman Carlin, Bubble Tower & Stilt Walking Cowgirl, Doug Moreland Chainsaw Carvings and several clowns and magicians. This is in addition to the popular annual children’s tractor pull and turkey egg hunt.

 

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Tue
20
Sep

Free smoke alarms for area residents

Cuero area church men’s groups are supportng an effort to provide free smoke alarms to residents locally. The high quality smoke alarms are provided by Texas Gulf Coast Region Red Cross through a five-year grant program. Butch Tolbert and Jerry Wanjura of Cuero are working to notify residents that want one or more of the smoke alarms installed in their homes. St. Mark’s Lutheran Men in Mission and Methodist Mens Group have been notifying members of their churches about the smoke alarm program.

 

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