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Tue
17
May

Growing up around barbecue

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

For Ronnie Pfiefer cooking barbecue it is more than just a business, it is one of the richest and treasured moments of his life.

Pfiefer, 55 years old, runs a ‘little barbecue pit’ just behind his father’s (Elo Pfiefer) grocery store in Nordheim. It saw it’s beginnings long before the pit was opened in 1982.

Tue
17
May

District Attorney run-off

Voters in DeWitt County will have another opportunity to make their voices heard. Along with several state races, there will be a runoff for the local District Attorney’s office.

This runoff will be the deciding factor between Terry Breen and Rob Lassman. Although the pair garnered over seventy percent of the votes during the March primary,  neither reached the magic “fifty percent plus one vote” required for a victory. 

Another runoff being decided will be for the Railroad Commissioner. Out of all seven candidates, the runoff has come down to Gary Gates and Wayne Christian. 

The Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 Judge position will be a runoff between Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel, while the Place 5 Judge position will be between Brent Webster and Scott Walker.

Tue
17
May

Cuero Community Hospital receives 4-star rating

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. The results from this survey are compiled to compare hospitals on measurements of quality and care. Cuero Community Hospital was upgraded to a four star rating on a patient survey summary developed by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Cuero Community Hospital is one of two hospitals in the area to receive the four star rating on HCAHPS.

Tue
17
May

St. Michael's set for Spring Festival

Where can you purchase a butterfly garden, handmade spurs, a statue of St. Patrick direct from Ireland, a wine and painting party, delicious cakes, a truckload of mesquite wood (cut delivered) and ribeye steaks? These and many more items are up for bid at the live auction at St. Michael’s Spring Festival on Sunday, May 22 on the church grounds. 

The live auction begins at 12:30 p.m. with Joe Adams as auctioneer. A roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym with plates to go available. Meal tickets are $10. There will be fun for all ages including a silent auction, games for children, country store, bingo, cake walk and a raffle with a top prize of a $1,000 Visa gift card. 

For more information, call Kathy Morrow at the church office at 361-275-3554.

Tue
17
May

Burglary at Wagner's Hardware

Cuero Police Department was called Monday morning to investigate a burglary at Wagner’s Hardware located in the 100 block of North Esplanade. Officers reported the burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning. Two windows were broken to gain entry. The investigation was continuing late Monday but it was reported an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise was taken. There were no suspects reported in the case late Monday.

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.

contributed photo

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.

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