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Tue
17
Nov

Law enforcement works together, arrests man north of Yorktown

At approximately 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office units were dispatched to a man with a gun call involving an adult male and a juvenile. Upon arrival in the 800 block of FM 240 north of Yorktown, deputies learned that he had taken a rifle with him and left the juvenile behind. The adult male had made threats of suicide due to family matters. Deputies also learned that the adult was wanted on a felony probation warrant issued out of DeWitt County. 
 
Seven deputies, four DPS troopers and a Yorktown PD officer were the initial responders and set up a perimeter. After a search of two houses and several other buildings, the adult male was found hiding in some brush and was arrested.
 
FM 240 was shut down for approximately two hours due to the close proximity to the scene. All traffic was rerouted.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Essay contest winners fromYHS, YJHS

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
Archive newspaper collector Robert Roller, of Yorktown, challenged the Yorktown junior high and high school students to an essay contest and the winner to receive an authentic historical newspaper. 
 
The contest challenge occurred while the newspapers were on display at the YISD auditorium on Oct. 28-30.
Roller said, “If one child can have a love for history then this was worth it. We need people who know the history of this country and be in key positions in this country. They can be lawyers, teachers, or in politics. We need good people in politics.”
 
Winners of the essay contest in high school: First place, senior Courtney Ludwick; second place, sophomore Claire Robinson; third place, freshman Robin Naranjo. Courtney’s topic was “Today’s newspaper, tomorrow’s text book.”
Tue
17
Nov

Over $1,000 raised

Cuero Intermediate School and John C. French Elementary also took part in Cuero High School “bail money” fundraiser held for a member of the student body and faculty battling cancer.
 
CIS raised $89, and then on Monday, Nov. 9, it was learned that the French campus had also been collecting money, raising $116. Combined with the $928.97 raised by the high school, the three schools raised $1,133.97.
 
CHS principal, Dr. Kristi Lee said, “I am so proud of our students and staff and grateful for donating money for such a great cause and especially that we had other campuses participating without even being asked.”
Tue
17
Nov

Nominations are being accepted for gifted/talented program

Cuero ISD will begin the screening process to identify students for the Gifted/Talented Program. If you think your child fits many of the characteristics of gifted students listed below, you may nominate your child for screening.
 
 Some of the characteristics of gifted students are: uses an advanced vocabulary, has an extensive, detailed memory—remembers more and retrieves from memory quickly and easily, understands complex concepts, learns quickly and easily, develops learning skills ahead of his/her peers, shows originality/invention in ideas, has a high degree of concentration in areas of interest, seeks out a challenge; finds and solves difficult and sometimes unusual problems and reads a great deal on his/her own.
 
Tue
17
Nov

New roof for Arneckeville Community Center

ARNECKEVILLE — The Arneckeville Community Center will receive a new, energy-efficient roof, thanks to an $11,288 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative.
The center will use the grant to replace a leaking roof and build new skirting. The skirting will make the building safer by deterring wildlife from taking up residence under the building. Community residents constructed the building in 1889 to serve as Arneckeville’s German-English school. It is the only original building in the community still standing.
 
The new, energy-efficient roof replaces the roof installed in 1993 that was damaged by a hail storm and severe wind in 1997. More recently, heavy rain caused significant leaks in the roof that required club members to put buckets in the attic to prevent additional damage to the building’s interior.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Meyersville 4-H picks up trash along U.S. Highway 183

Meyersville 4-H members and parents helped Keep Cuero Beautiful pick up trash along U.S. Highway 183 in Meyersville. Twenty club members and seven parents of members cleaned up their two mile stretch of of highway in Meyersville in a record time of one hour and 37 minutes. Around 25 big trash bags total were filled.
 
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Tue
17
Nov

Lassmann to run for 24th Judicial District Attorney

Robert C. “Rob” Lassmann, 54, announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for the office of the 24th Judicial District Attorney, which serves DeWitt, Goliad and Refugio Counties.
 
Lassmann graduated from Texas A & I University (now Texas A & M University – Kingsville) in 1983 and from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1986. Previously, Lassmann worked for the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney and with a civil litigation firm.  
 
Lassmann moved home to Cuero in 1989 when hired as an Assistant District Attorney by Wiley L. Cheatham, long time District Attorney in Cuero. Lassmann served under Cheatham until his retirement and continued his public service under the leadership of Michael A. Sheppard.
 
Lassmann’s 26-plus years of service to this office gives him keen insight into how to effectively run a district-wide office in the most cost effective manner.
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.
 
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