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Tue
22
Nov

Texas Secretary of State to speak at CDC meeting

Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos will speak at the Dec. 2 Community Leaders’ Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.

As his first appointment as governor, Greg Abbott nominated Cascos to serve as Texas Secretary of State. He is the 110th Texas Secretary of State.

Not new to public service, Secretary Cascos was elected as Cameron County Judge in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. Previously, Secretary Cascos served on the Texas Public Safety Commission and as a Cameron County Commissioner from 1991 through 2002.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Hotel/motel funds distributed at city council meeting, Giving Tuesday set for Nov. 29

Several presentations, reports and action items were on the agenda at the Nov. 17 city council meeting.

Mayor Sara Post Meyer opened the meeting by proclaiming Nov. 29 as Giving Tuesday in Cuero. The Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County will be raising money. Contact the Club at 361-524-0005 or visit their website at www.bgcofdewittcounty.org for more information on how to give.

The Turkeyfest Association and Cuero Chamber of Commerce presented reports and requests for hotel/motel taxes. City Council approved an $20,000 of additional funds for Turkeyfest. The Chamber of Commerce was approved $75,000 from hotel/motel tax funds.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Brush burning in DeWitt County

Three months on the job as the DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator, Cyndi Smith has hit the ground running. She strives to work with the community in increasing the safety effort in DeWitt County.

Outdoor burning is one of the hot topics in the county. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has rules for outdoor burning.

“You cannot light a fire, a brush pile until an hour after sunrise, and it must be extinguished an hour prior to sunset,” Smith stated. “This is the sunrise and sunset times set by the National Weather Service. You cannot burn in high winds. You can only burn domestic trash. You cannot burn furniture; you cannot burn tires, anything like that. You need to call the Sheriff’s Department (DCSO), first and foremost, anytime you’re going to do an outdoor burn.”

 

Tue
22
Nov

4th Annual Christmas in Downtown

Cuero Main Street is gearing up for the 4th Annual Christmas in Downtown. All of your favorite attractions will be back, and you may find some new favorites as well. Event hours are Friday, Dec. 9, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, noon-10 p.m. and will take place in the 100 and 200 blocks of E. Main Street.

The artificial ice skating rink will be back again this year in a new location. Sponsored by HEB and the Victoria Television group, the rink will be at the corner of Clinton and E. Main Street. Skates will be provided and although the rink floor is a polysynthetic material, it skates just like real ice. The 26 foot artificial Douglas Fir Christmas Tree will be located on E. Main Street, in front of the public restrooms.

 

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Mon
21
Nov

Cuero High School vandalism

Cuero High School will dismiss classes at 10:30 a.m. today while staff began clean-up from a weekend break-in at the school.

Cuero Police reported the school was burglarized sometime between 7 a.m. Saturday and Monday morning. A window was broken in the new section of the school to gain entry.

Police believe two people were involved in the break-in and criminal mischief.

Chief Jay Lewis said considerable damage was seen in some classrooms including broken windows, doors kicked-in, fire extinguishers discharged and electronic equipment and ceiling tiles broken.

About a year ago, the school was vandalized by two people, but the culprits were not caught.

Thu
17
Nov

Explosion near Nordheim Nov. 15

An explosion and resulting fire of a couple of saltwater disposal tanks at Basic Energy on Thieme Road near Nordheim temporarily closed Highway 72 West to traffic while fire fighters responded to the blaze on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around while a portion of Highway 72 was closed for almost six hours.

According to Investigator Carl Bowen of the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff’s office received a call around 4 p.m. that afternoon regarding an explosion at a saltwater disposal site. Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department and Yorktown EMS were on the scene and were assisted by the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department and Cuero Fire Department. Bowen said there were no injuries reported.

Thu
17
Nov

"Friendsgiving" for Tifani Hilburn

Friends and family of Tifani Hilburn will have "Friendsgiving" on Sunday, Nov. 27 to help raise money for medical costs for Hilburn's kidney transplant in December.

During Friendsgiving, there will be a chicken spaghetti lunch, silent auction, t-shirt sales, 5K and 7-on-7 tournament.

The lunch will go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cuero Intermediate School cafeteria for $8 per plate.

The 5K will follow the lunch at 2:30 p.m., starting at the CIS cafeteria parking lot. The cost is $25. Early registration forms may be turned into the CHS technology building (Lisa Elliot). Age divisions include 0-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each division.

Tue
15
Nov

Veterans hear YHS/Coast Guard grad Stineman

“It just sounded good.” United States Coast Guard CDR Jalyn Stineman used these words to sum up her reason for joining this particular branch of the military. CDR Stineman returned to her roots and her former alma mater to serve as guest speaker at the annual Veterans’ Day Celebration at the Yorktown ISD gymnasium on Friday, November 11. Approximately 75 veterans from all branches of service were on hand for the ceremony.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

County launches effort to reduce false fire calls

How to burn a brush pile, holidays for 2017, and recouping long distance phone charges were three of the items topping Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting. While the court chose not to issue a burn ban, it did spend some time talking about problems caused by some people in the rural areas when they burn brush.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Generous donation for Pharmacy & Medical Museum

Kim Parish, of Smithville, was simply looking for items for her 1919 home at the Warrenton flea market when she came upon a rare medical device, The Bloxsom Oxygen Air Lock. She bought it as a potential home for her cats, not knowing anything about the device or its rarity.

 

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