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Dec

Arson determined in Cuero fire

Investigation is underway in a house fire that is believed to be intentionally set.
 
Cuero Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of East Cleveland on Tuesday, Dec. 1 around 6:30 p.m. Firemen were able to extinguish the fire limiting the damage to one area of the house although there is smoke damage throughout.
 
There was no one at the residence when the fire was discovered and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.
 
Cuero Fire Chief Buddy Harwell and Cuero police investigated the scene. State Fire Marshal’s office also investigated.
 
Chief Harwell said the fire has been determined to be arson but there are no suspects at this time. He said his office is waiting on evidence investigation by the state.
 
Tue
08
Dec

GVEC presents grant to Pet Adoptions

Thanks to members of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), eight organizations recently received a POWER UP grant, providing a financial boost for their community improvement projects. 
 
Pet Adoptions of Cuero receive a $20,000 grant through program.
 
Since the first grant distribution in 2012, the POWER UP program has awarded more than $1.2 million to 77 nonprofit and civic organizations.
 
In the most recent distribution, Pet Adoptions of Cuero, Inc. was awarded a $20,000 POWER UP grant for animal shelter building improvements. A little more than three years ago, volunteers opened this no-kill shelter to assist the community with the growing number of homeless dogs and cats. Since then, they have found homes for over 400 animals, and have spayed and neutered over 200 animals.
 
Tue
08
Dec

4-H groups show support for Blue Santa

DeWitt County 4-H groups held an event Sunday, Dec. 6 to raise gifts for Blue Santa. Over 250 gifts were received at the event.
 
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Tue
08
Dec

Charlie Brown production set for Thursday night

Cuero ISD students from Cuero Junior High, Cuero Intermediate and Hunt Elementary are gearing up for their Christmas production, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
 
Students and teachers have been rehearsing since October, and the show is this week, Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the CIS cafeteria. There is no cost to enjoy this Charles Schulz classic with a little bit of a Gobbler twist.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Cuero welcomes new dentistry practice

Cuero Dentistry was welcomed to the community with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Cuero Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Dec. 4. Pictured in front from left are Griselda Pontoja, Trina Perez, Dr. Vinh Ngo, Dr. Kamel Elhosary, Mayor Sara Post Meyer and Chamber executive director Sherry Esse. Behind Mayor Meyer is Sonia Carman. Cuero Dentistry is located at 505 N. Esplanade and open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
08
Dec

Public invited to attend museum award ceremony

The board of directors of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum wishes to invite the Cuero community to an award ceremony jointly sponsored by the Museum and the Texas Historical Commission, when the CTHM will be awarded the 2014 John L. Nau Award of Excellence in Museums. The event will be held in the Wofford Room of the Friar-Thomas Community Facility, located on the second floor of the Museum, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15. A reception will follow the award ceremony.
 
Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC, recently commented, “The interactive exhibits, curation of the world-class Tinker Collection, and the community and youth outreach efforts of CTHM made the museum an ideal candidate for recognition.
Tue
08
Dec

Bankers association recognizes CIS teacher

Cuero — The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that Cuero Intermediate School teacher Christi Fuchs was selected as a recipient of its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award. Fuchs, who teaches 4th and 5th grades, is one of three award winners from across the state. She was presented her award on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County’s Giving Tuesday Fundraiser. 
 
The Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award program is hosted by the IBAT Education Foundation. The program seeks to recognize educators from across Texas who teach financial education in innovative, fun and engaging ways. The award program is now in its sixth year. Previous award winners help create the curriculum for the IBAT Teach the Teacher Program with the ultimate goal of giving students the foundation necessary to make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives.
 
Tue
08
Dec

'Lives Remembered': The story of Eleanor Rudledge White

(Editor’s note: Recently DeWitt County Historical Commission hosted “Lives Remembered” with costumed reenactors. Members of the commission presented histories of a few of this county’s memorable residents. This is one of those ‘Lives Remembered.’)
 
I’m Eleanor Rutledge White.
 
My roots go deep in DeWitt County. Daniel Boone Friar, my maternal grandfather, helped to settle the area, and he served as the first post master.
 
My father, Dr. Aaron Chapman White, opened his first practice in Clinton, the county seat.  It was right after the War Between the States, and the Sutton Taylor Feud had started.  Both sides had a mutual agreement not to molest my father, regardless of whose side he was ministering.  They needed a doctor quite often, and I guess they knew a good thing when they had one.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Traffic signal upgrades

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Barricades went up Dec. 1 and construction started Dec. 3 on traffic signal upgrades for Cuero.
 
The project which is paid for by the state through the Yoakum District of TxDOT involves five traffic lights along Esplanade from Morgan to Reuss Boulevard. Handicap crosswalks will also be included with the upgrades.
 
Cari Hensley, public information officer for the Yoakum District, said, “This project began because the City of Cuero wanted to revitalize downtown, but when we looked at the whole corridor, traffic engineers decided to upgrade all five traffic signals.
 
Unlike the old ones, these traffic signals will be connected to each other and help mobility through the area. The existing signals will remain in place while the new ones go up. The new traffic signals will also have enhanced pedestrian features.”
Tue
08
Dec

Walmart theft leads to felony charges

Felony theft charges were filed to a Corpus Christi man in Cuero on Sunday afternoon after Cuero police were called to an investigation at Walmart.
 
Police were notified that a man was apparently taking large-screen televisions from the store using a shopping cart.
 
When the officers arrived, they blocked the suspect’s vehicle and began a search for the man. 
 
Isaac Bernard Collins, 28, was eventually located hiding in a laundry room of a nearby apartment complex.
 
Because he had previous theft convictions, he was charged with felony theft.
 
The police recovered 10 large-screen televisions with a total value around $2,000 in his vehicle.
 
In a separate incident, two people were charged last Wednesday after police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Evers Street in Cuero.
 

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