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03
Nov

53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show Nov. 24

The 53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park, with the judging taking place at 1 p.m. Again, this year there will only be a Pecan Show; there will not be an Awards Banquet and Program. 
 
Now is the time to get pecan samples together. Entries from yards of residents as well as from commercial producers are encouraged. Participants are encouraged to enter as many pecan varieties as they can. As an incentive, champions of each division (Native, Commercial, and Classic) will be awarded a $25 cash prize. Pecan entries need to be brought to the DeWitt County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, or dropped off at the Friar Ag Center by 8 a.m. on Nov. 24.
Tue
03
Nov

Student essays vie for historic newspapers

The Yorktown Independent School District had the privilege of having Robert Roller’s display of his complete historic newspaper collection of the American Revolution, War of 1812, American Civil War, and editions of 27 U.S. Presidents. The collection also included editions dating back to 1635 and 1690.

Roller said, “This was wonderful. The younger kids seemed more excited than the older ones. The Junior High students had more questions than the High School.”

Yorktown students 6th through 12th grade visited the YISD Auditorium on Oct. 28-30 where the collection was on display. Each student was given a sheet of 15 questions to answer using newspapers at one particular table. They were also informed that there is an essay contest and two winners will be picked to receive an authentic historic newspaper.

Tue
03
Nov

Taxpayers League report

DeWitt County Taxpayers League met Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Cuero Park Clubhouse. An attentive crowd heard Victoria attorney Diane Klein’s presentation on wills, estate planning and tax advantages.
 
Judge Daryl Fowler gave a state of the county report, indicating the county is financially sound and has budgeted to pay off all outstanding debt including the jail and courthouse restoration by Feb. 2016.
 
Sid Duderstadt made a plea for monetary support for the National Rifle Association to help protect the second amendment gun rights. Taxpayer president Obert Sagebiel made mention of the John Birch Society program to “support our local police” and keep them independent.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Citizens speak on proposed annexations

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
A public hearing on a proposed annexation drew considerable criticism last week at Cuero City Council meeting.
 
The city had posted a map of about 123 acres south of the city along Hwy. 183. The eastern portion of the area is primarily residential and the area along the highway is primarily commercial.
 
Six people who live or have businesses in the area voiced opposition to the idea and a petition was submitted to council containing the names of 25 people from that area.
 
Carlos Gottschalt was the first to speak. He said the services Cuero said it will provide to residents, if the annexed, are not needed.
 
“We have water, we have sewer and the sheriff’s department comes out there for what we need,” he said.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Cuero Community Hospital delays vote on administrative services agreement with Methodist Healthcare System

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Community Hospital has delayed its vote on an administrative services agreement with Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio.
 
At its board meeting Oct. 27, the board indicated additional information will be needed from Methodist Healthcare and from CCH attorneys before a decision can be made.
 
One of the items still to be determined concerns a contract CCH has with a bulk purchasing company now. The board wants to know whether the hospital can end that contract or whether it has to honor it.
 
At an informational meeting in October, the board indicated one of the key components of the proposed agreements with Methodist Healthcare was its bulk purchasing ability. It was stated at that meeting, an agreement with Methodist Healthcare could result in between $200,000 and $300,000 in savings for CCH.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Cuero National Bank donates to Cuero ISD's Reading is Fundamental program

Cuero National Bank recently donated $1,410 to the Cuero ISD Reading is FUNdamental Program (RIF) to provide free books to students in grades PreK through 3rd grade. Pictured are Cuero National Bank Assistant Vice President, Mark Veit, and Lobby Manager, Linda Nemec, presenting the check to Ruby Rodriguez, RIF Coordinator.
 
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Tue
03
Nov

RIF program at Cuero ISD

Cuero ISD held their 1st Reading is FUNdamental book distribution of the school year on Friday, Oct. 30. Students at John C. French and Hunt Elementary participated in story time, cheered “Reading is Fun” and browsed tables of new books, sponsored by Cuero National Bank Branch of First National Bank of Shiner. Each student selected one book to start or add to their very own home library. Teachers selected a book to add to their classroom libraries. Pictured with students at JCF and Hunt schools is book distribution sponsor Cuero National Bank.
 
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Tue
03
Nov

"Wrap a Child in Warmth" program

The “Wrap a Child in Warmth” coat and jacket drive was a success. The Meyersville National Junior Honor Society would like to thank everyone that donated to the drive. The NJHS members want to express a special thank you to “A Special Stitch” for their donations. The eighth grade members delivered the items to the Cuero Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday, Oct. 28. In the back row, from left are members Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Kylee Krause and Mackenzie Blain. In the front row are members Will Green, Stacy Serrano, Kelly Wendel and Mason Nagel.
 
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Tue
03
Nov

Water well management training Nov. 20 at Cuero Park Clubhouse

CUERO– Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Nov. 20 in Cuero.
 
“The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Cuero Municipal Clubhouse (Rockhouse), 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive,” said Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and network coordinator in College Station. Lunch is included.
 
“The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, so they can learn about improving and protecting their community water resources,” Gholson said. “The program was established to help well owners become familiar with Texas groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, and water quality and treatment.”
 
Tue
03
Nov

Weesatche 4 Warriors

On Oct. 17, over 200 family and friends came together to celebrate the military by hosting Weesatche 4 Warriors at the Weesatche Community Center in Goliad County. For the over 30 Wounded Warriors and Veterans attending, it was a “Day in the Country.” 
 
The day started with presentation of the colors by Boy Scout Troop 60 of Goliad. Welcome address was given by Goliad County Judge Pat Calhoun, and DeWitt County Veterans Services Officer JC Hull spoke to the crowd about services available. Activities featured included the Southwest Dairy Farmers’ Milking Truck, Farm Bureau Mobile Classroom, horseback riding, roping, branding, and a Chuck Wagon stew meal. They also had special music entertainment performances by Vickie Cross, JD Puente and the 2 Davids.
 

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