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Tue
17
May

Top 2 Meyersville grads

Meyersville ISD is pleased to announce the 2016 Eighth Grade Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Amy Davis has been named the Valedictorian of this year’s graduating class. Amy is the daughter of Hugh and Charlene Murphree of Thomaston and the late Steve Davis. Her grandparents are JD and Gay Davis of Thomaston and William Brumbelow of Thomaston. Stacy Serrano is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2016. Stacy is the daughter of Guadalupe and Madel Carrillo Serrano of Meyersville. Her grandparents are Enrique and Amparo Serrano of Cuero.  Both girls achieved high standards in academics, leadership, and excellence at Meyersville School. Eighth grade honor graduates for 2016 are Cole Alcorn, Thomas Alvarado, Dane Foerster, Will Green, Cannon Wagner and Kelly Wendel.

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Tue
17
May

DeWitt County Producers burglary

On March 8, a break-in/burglary occurred at DeWitt County Producers. As a result of this criminal act, $500 in cash plus 100 sold raffle ticket stubs were taken. These tickets are for the annual Memorial Day gun raffle sponsored by the DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans 1029. In a continued “defense of freedom,” the chapter will replace any tickets that were purchased so that your continued freedom will not be sacrificed. Please return ticket stubs to the DeWitt County Producers to receive a replacement ticket or tickets at no additional charge. Please do this before May 29. The Co-op and VVA 1029 apologize for any inconveniences this has resulted in and thank the community for their understanding and continued support of all veterans.

Tue
17
May

Retired school personnel monthly meeting

A tarp placed around the garden can be used to keep rabbits out. The same plant should not be planted in the same place every year. Containers for plants should be painted white to reflect the sun away from the plant and keep the soil cooler.

These are just a few of the gardening tips delivered by Pat Koenig and Emory Powitsky as they presented a program about Master Gardening to the DeWitt County Retired School Personnel at a recent meeting in cuero at the GVEC Community Room. Koenig and Powitsky explained that gardens do not have to be the traditional plot garden but can be planted in raised beds, containers, and in keyhole gardens as well.

Tue
17
May

National Preservation Month underway

May is National Preservation Month and in honor of that, Cuero Main Street would like to shine a spotlight on historical preservation in the community. Preservation Month, initiated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was designed to raise awareness about the social, cultural, and economic power of historic preservation. The intent is to broaden awareness of local historic assets by holding events and activities that reach out to the general public.

There are four National Register Historic Districts within the Cuero City limits: the Downtown Commercial District, the Terrell-Reuss Residential District, the East Main Residential District, and the Historic Water District.

During the 83rd Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 500, which establishes a state tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

Tue
17
May

Gobbler band announces "The Ellie Project" for 2016 UIL show

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Andrew Heard continues to inspire, even those who may not have had the chance to know him. The Cuero High School marching band will pay homage to Heard with their show this fall, based on the book he and his wife, Bailey, wrote for their daughter, “The Ellie Project.” As director Richard Varela points out, though, the idea came out of nowhere and found them.

“It wasn’t our original idea to do “The Ellie Project,”” Varela said. “We were gonna do a patriotic show. We wanted to do a meaningful show. It being a UIL year, we always look to see what gets the best crowd response. If the crowd is responding to it, the judges will respond to it.”

A patriotic theme was chosen back in November 2015, but following the Christmas break, they were unable to visualize the show from the music made for them.

Tue
17
May

DeWitt County Extension Office to host healthy cooking school May 26

Are you looking for quick, easy, and healthy meals to serve your family? Then join the DeWitt County Extension Office on Thursday, May 26, for the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School. This event will be held at University of Houston-Victoria, in the University North Building. The facility is located off of Ben Wilson, adjacent to the main entrance of University of Houston-Victoria.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the cooking school beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding at 8 p.m. The cooking school will feature demonstrations of three easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Each participant will be provided with recipe cards in the registration bags that are packed with a variety of items from their sponsors. The unique recipe cards contain six meal plans, and all recipes include the entrée, sides, and dessert – perfect for busy families.

Tue
17
May

2016 Cuero staycation

Summer is nearly here which means it is almost time for the City of Cuero’s Summer Staycation 2016. Following are this summer’s events in Cuero.

June 4: Paint Downtown funded by Cuero Main Street office.

June 9: Summer Staycation kickoff at Cuero Municipal Park at 6 p.m. plus “The Good Dinosaur” at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

June 16: Fishing in the Municipal Park with the City Manager, City Council, Mayor and parks department. Bait will be provided. You must bring fishing rods. Lunch will be provided at noon.

June 23: Star Wars - The Force Awakens showing at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

June 30: Free paddleboat and kayak rides at Cuero Lake.

July 4: Independence Day celebration at the park.

July 14: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

July 21: Arts and crafts with Christi Fuchs at the Municipal Park Clubhouse at 10 a.m.

July 28: Kids Bike Rodeo with law enforcement.

Aug. 4: Free pool day.

Tue
17
May

2nd graders visit fire station

Cuero Fire Department had a visit from the 2nd Graders of Hunt Elementary. Chief Buddy Harwell and Fire fighters Juan Solis, Johnny Varela and Brian Ladwig reminded them about fire safety and demonstrates what it is like to spray water with the fire hoses. They also received packets for their families on how to prepare for disasters.

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Tue
17
May

Weber's claims President's Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Weber Motor Company earned Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award. The award “recognizes dealers for excellence in providing outstanding customer service and satisfaction.”

The 79-year-old company of Weber Motor Company last won the award in 1987, the same year Cuero High School last won a state football championship, noted by Cliff Weber. 

Kevin McGuirk, Sales Operations Manager; Kurt Lauer, Regional Manager for Ford Credit and Christy Morales, Business Development Manager, were on hand for the momentous occasion.

McGuirk noted how 10 percent of Ford dealerships won the award in 2015; four percent have the last two years; one percent have won the past three years and less than one percent have won the last four years. Weber Motor Company is part of a small portion of the Ford community.

Tue
17
May

Two wrecks keep first responders busy here

Cuero area first responders were called to a one-vehicle wreck around 1 a.m. Thursday just outside of Cuero on FM 766.

According to DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office reports, the wreck occurred just past the railroad tracks on FM 766. A 2014 Chevrolet pickup, driven by William T. Rohan, 52, of Cuero rolled. The driver was taken by Cuero EMS to a hospital in Victoria for treatment.

Because the driver was trapped inside the truck, Cuero Volunteer Fire Department responded and was able to cut the vehicle open to extricate the injured man.

The road was closed for a time until the wrecked vehicle could be moved. The cause of the accident is under investigation by DPS. 

On Sunday morning, first responders were called to a one vehicle wreck in the 3800 block of FM 1447 two miles from Cuero. 

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