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Tue
17
Nov

Deputy Santa underway in DeWitt County

It is that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner, and the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to sponsor the Deputy Santa Program for the needy children of this county.
 
The last 18 years that Deputy Santa has been in operation have been a great success.  They are finding that they have helped many needy children have a wonderful Christmas and wish to continue to provide for needy children throughout DeWitt County.  Their efforts have taken them from one end of the county to the other and throughout the community. They would like to thank all of the contributors from the past 18 years, and they hope their donations along with any new donations this year will help satisfy the needs of the children in the community. They are asking parents of needy children to sign up those children, ages 16 and under. 
 
Tue
17
Nov

"Snow Many Snowmen"

“Snow Many Snowmen” is now on exhibit at the Cuero Heritage Museum, 124 E. Church Street.
 
With their new exhibit, the museum is having a photo contest in search of the the best snowmen. Take photos of snowmen from past Cuero snows to the Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas (114 E. Main), across from The Cuero Record office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your photo will be scanned, and you will be given back the original photo. All photos will be printed before judging.
 
There will be cash prizes awarded: $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.
 
The deadline to submit photos is set for Dec. 11 at noon. Winners will be announced Dec. 12 during the Christmas in Downtown festivities. Winners do not have to be present at Christmas in Downtown.
 
Photos may be exhibited at the Cuero Heritage Museum.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Cuero Blue Santa donation

Parishioners Lucille Gips, Vice Regent and Laura Kocurek, treasurer, of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St, Michael #347 presented a check to Sergeant Kevin Kroos of Cuero Police Department. The money donated is to help Cuero Blue Santa purchase gifts to give to the children at Christmas time.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
17
Nov

Improving STAAR scores goal of Supt. Krug

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
Yorktown Independent School District trustees addressed steps of resolving old and new challenges with students and buildings during the board meeting on Oct. 26. 
 
Superintendent Carl Krug had his plate full inheriting problems that occurred from last year but that did not seem to rattle his cage as he took care of business as usual.
 
He said, “As a result of last year’s STAAR test we are in trouble with the state and are required to give steps of improvement in the areas that need to be addressed.”
 
Those areas fall under the elementary and junior high school in the following areas: 8th grade - 41 percent passed social studies; 40 percent passed the standard math test; 4th grade - 25 percent passed the writing test.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Sheppard not seeking re-election

Michael A. Sheppard announced that he will not seek re-election to the office of District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District. The 24th Judicial District includes DeWitt, Goliad and Refugio Counties. Sheppard’s current term will end Jan. 1, 2017.
 
 Sheppard was first elected district attorney in 1996.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Primary election filing underway

Filing is underway for the March 1, 2016 primary election. Along with several state and national positions facing election, there will be eight local races in the election.
 
The filing period ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.
 
DeWitt County offices facing election beginning with the primaries are County Commissioners Precinct 1 and 2, County Constable Precinct 1 and 2, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, County Attorney and District Attorney.
 
Those interested in filing in the Republican primary should contact county chairman Brandi Rich-Bridges at 361-799-9514 or by mail at P.O. Box 523, Cuero, TX 77954, or by email at gopbrandi@gmail.com.
 
Tue
17
Nov

CISD students honor veterans

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD honored veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Gobbler Stadium with a musical salute. Students, faculty and staff from throughout the district performed musical numbers and dances from the Civil War up to the present day. Student council with the assistance of the art department also set up a replica of a veteran’s display from the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.
 
CHS principal Dr. Kristi Lee opened the Veteran’s Day festivities with a welcome. Cheyenne Miller then gave the invocation followed by the National Anthem from the high school chamber choir.
 
High school teacher Tresa Urbanovsky presented an introduction, talking about all that veterans have done for the country.
Student body president Chelsea Fuchs then read “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae before the start of the dancing and singing.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Real world assists in next career

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
There are many who served as alter boys in the Catholic Church that ask themselves should they go into the priesthood. It is a fleeting thought to the vast majority, but to some it is one that lingers as time passes. Such was the case with Roger Hawes.
 
Father Roger, priest of the Holy Cross and San Luis Catholic Church in Yorktown, grew up with 13 siblings in Port O’Connor. He joined his father’s shrimp boat business for 17 years. When his dad sold the business Roger entered the business world. Yet, the idea of priesthood never left his mind.
 
He said, “It was kind of in and out at different times in my life. Some times it was impossible because of the work I was [involved in]. 
 
Tue
17
Nov

ATM robbery attempt fails

Federal law enforcement agents were in Yorktown Tuesday investigating what police believe to be an attempt to rob an automatic teller machine (ATM).
Officer Joshua Serbin was contacted by DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office at 5:40 Tuesday morning to investigate a possible fire at TrustTexas Bank located at 225 E. Main in Yorktown.
When he investigated, he found a flare burning on top of a portable propane tank next to the ATM at the bank.
“It appears someone put a flare on top of a propane tank and shot a hole in it and it lit up,” Serbin said. Witnesses indicated they heard the shots and heard the small explosion. A portion of the ATM was burned.
The bank remained closed during the investigation.
Tue
10
Nov

Investigation continues in burglary

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown police are closer in solving  a burglary that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Texan 3, 503 W. Main St.

Police received a call early Oct. 28 from employees at the convenience store. They reported the back door of the store was open when they arrived for work around 5:30.

Officer Joshua Serbin is investigating the burglary. He said, “There was no sign of forced entry. The office door was busted. Once they got into the office they disconnected and stole the DVR system and computer. That is where the video surveillance is hooked to. We are not sure what is missing in inventory.”

The burglar/s also left signs of their recent visit. Officer Serbin said, “They left evidence for us to find them. They walked around the store and just threw miscellaneous items on the floor.”

Police has a list of suspects that are currently being investigated.

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