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Dec

Pierce to perform at Luther College Christmas concert

Cuero native and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church member Brady Pierce will be performing with more than 600 musicians in the “Christmas at Luther” performances in Decorah, Iowa, where Brady attends college. The five performances begin on Thursday, Dec. 3 and last through Sunday, Dec. 6. Brady will be singing with the Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen in his first year at Luther College. Each year more than 8,000 people attend the “Christmas at Luther” performances, and past performances have been broadcast on PBS stations throughout the nation. Luther College is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with nearly 1,000 student musicians.

Tue
01
Dec

Prairie St. 4-H makes donation

The Prairie Street 4-H donated canned goods plus $50 to the Cuero Community Food Pantry. Pictured from left are secretary Isabelle Netardus, reporter Olivia Netardus, member Robert Post, president Mason Kleinecke and club manager Jennifer Netardus.
 
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Tue
01
Dec

53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show

The 53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show was held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park. There were 52 entries coming from three counties (DeWitt – 24 entries, Victoria – 21 entries, Lavaca – 7 entries), with 36 of these entries advancing to the Regional Show. The Regional Pecan Show will be held in Rosenberg on Dec. 5. 
 
The Annual Pecan Show is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County and the Pecan Show Committee. Committee members helping out this year were: Kernell Moritz, Velma Williams, Lloyd Boedeker, Roel Chacon, James Rother, Mae Rother, Marvin Bade, Bill Braden, Edith Keatts, Cheryl Scott, Patsy Harper and Sylvia Villarreal. 
 
Tue
01
Dec

City employees meet with state executive director of economic development, tourism

Bryan Daniel, left, Executive Director, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of the Governor, is seen with Cuero’s Mayor Sara Post Meyer, second from left, Patrick J. Kennedy, second from right, Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation (CDC), and Charles Papacek, right, President of the CDC, in Austin on Friday, Nov. 20. The group participated in the Governor’s Office and the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Roundtable presentation.
 
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Tue
01
Dec

Meyersville ISD veterans program

On Nov. 11, the Meyersville School welcomed Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Zengerle of the United States Army. Sergeant First Class Zengerle visited with students after the Veterans’ Day program on Nov. 11.
 
Students were excited to see various equipment and necessities of a soldier while performing his duty. Meyersville students were able to wear a soldier’s helmet and backpack, sample food from the field, and take a first hand look at a military vehicle. Sergeant First Class Zengerle also shared some of his experiences while on active duty in Bosnia and Afghanistan followed by the answering of questions from various students. 
 
After the presentation, students had an even  deeper appreciation for the true sacrifices of American military men and women – past and present.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Senator Kolkhorst files for re-election

AUSTIN - State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst filed for re-election to the Texas Senate on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Texas GOP headquarters in Austin.
 
Kolkhorst was elected to the Texas Senate on Dec. 6, 2014, filling the unexpired term of then newly-elected Comptroller Glenn Hegar.  Previously, she had served 14 years in the Texas House of Representatives. 
 
Tue
01
Dec

'Lives Remembered': The story of Judge Henry Clay Pleasants

(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.’)
 
Judge Henry Clay Pleasants begins his story. 
 
In 1876, I was elected District Judge of the district that covered DeWitt and several other counties. The U S Congress had passed a document formally ending the Carpet Bag Regime in Texas, the close of the Reconstruction Era. But it was the most lawless period in DeWitt County history.
 
Tue
01
Dec

CCH contract with Methodist Healthcare Systems supported unanimously

By Glenn Rea
Publisher
 
With little fanfare, directors of DeWitt Medical District has agreed to a contract with Methodist Healthcare Systems for administrative services.
 
The action was supported unanimously by the directors at last week’s regular meeting at Cuero Community Hospital.
In two previous meetings, the topic had drawn large audiences to hear details of the proposed contract. Many expressed concern that Methodist Healthcare Systems was buying the hospital.
 
However, it was explained the agreement would allow Cuero’s hospital to receive a variety of administrative services from the Methodist. Some of those services would include data analysis, physician recruitment, leadership development, clinic management and specialized training. The agreement had no connection to an ownership change of the hospital.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Winter wonderland in Cuero

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and downtown Cuero is once again being transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Ice Skating, Carriage Rides, life size Human Snow Globe, Carousel, Christmas Train ride, Santa Claus and much more.
 
Christmas in Downtown, presented by Cuero Main Street, is bringing back last year’s crowd pleasers and some new exciting activities this year. GVEC is sponsoring a Giant Snowman Bounce this year that can hold up to 35 children at one time. This new attraction will surely be a huge hit.
 
The 30 foot, lighted Christmas tree has returned to downtown early this year. The City of Cuero installed the tree at the corner of Gonzales and Main Street so that it could light up downtown for the entire holiday season. It will remain there until after the new year. The tree will once again be sponsored by Devon Energy for Christmas in Downtown.
 
Tue
24
Nov

Meyersville ISD hosts food drive

Meyersville ISD held a food drive last week. First grade classes collected the most. Picture are the students with the food they collected. The food items were donated to the Cuero Community Food Pantry; 2,224 grocery items were donated for the DeWitt County area. The event was coordinated by Mrs. Charlene Murphy with assistance from Principal Dunn and the school staff.
 
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