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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.”  

Tue
10
May

Land Commissioner honors Ken Towery

AUSTIN – The Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush, issued the following statement today on the passing of Texas hero Ken Towery:

Tue
10
May

Scooter Cheatham honored

Scooter Cheatham, president and founder of the non-profit organization Useful Wild Plants, Inc., has been selected to receive the prestigious Horticulture Commendation award at the Garden Club of America Zone IX (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi) convention on April 27 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Horticulture Commendation is awarded to individuals or organizations who are not members of the Garden Club of America but who have made a significant contribution to horticulture.

Cheatham was nominated for the award by the Garden Club of Houston, one of the oldest and largest clubs in Zone IX states, for his extensive research, writing, and illustrations on the usefulness of plants and the importance of conserving and protecting these natural resources.

Tue
10
May

Michaela Berger crowned Miss Cuero

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Leah Ruiz passed the Miss Cuero torch on Saturday night, May 7 to a young lady who has been through a lot over the past year. Michaela Berger, daughter of Michelle and Randy Kelly, will represent Cuero over the next 12 months throughout Texas.

Berger recalled the past year and how her mother has been right there with her through it all and talked about how her mother inspires her.

“I suffer from illnesses,” Berger said. “Last year I suffered a lot. My mom has always been there by my side. She played the mother and father role in my life. I don’t think anyone else could ever hold my heart like she does.”

Turkeyfest, the biggest event in Cuero each year, is what comes to the forefront for Berger, along with the relationships that will soon be created.

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