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Tue
26
Apr

Senator Kolkhorst to speak at CDC meeting

Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst is scheduled to speak at the Cuero Development Corporation’s Community Leader’s Meeting May 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Cuero council chambers.

Senator Kolkhorst is a fifth-generation Texan, with ancestral roots to the Texas War of Independence. A Brenham native, she went on to graduate from TCU where she played collegiate golf.

In December 2014, Kolkhorst was elected to the Texas Senate in a special election, after previously serving 14 years in the Texas House. Recognized as a fiscal conservative, she is a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Senator Kolkhorst is also a member of the Senate Committee on Education, and is considered a longtime friend to parents and teachers as well as colleges and universities.

Senator Kolkhorst has repeatedly been awarded and endorsed by numerous organizations.  

Tue
26
Apr

Yoakum A&M Club presents scholarships

The Yoakum A&M Club hosted Muster Thursday, April 21 at the Yoakum Community Center with approximately 200 in attendance. Dr. Elsa A. Murano, Professor and President Emerita, was the guest speaker, while Yoakum High School student, Tyler Ward played Taps for this special ceremony.

As a part of this tradition, the Yoakum A&M Club and the DeWitt-Lavaca A&M Mothers’ Club recognized scholarship recipients. Fourteen $1,000 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors from DeWitt and Lavaca counties.

Abby Fowlkes, Karlie Stehle, and Victoria Ramert were recipients of the Janet Barre Memorial Scholarship, David P. Watson ’78 Memorial Scholarship and the John E. Trott, Jr. ’66 Memorial Scholarship respectively.

Tue
26
Apr

Cuero park tree dedication

In honor of Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 29) and in memory of longtime City of Cuero tree board member Jim Hedrick, two tree were planted at the entrance to the City Park on Main Street. Mayor Sara Post Meyer read a proclamation for Earth Day and Arbor Day. The trees were donated by the City of Cuero tree board and Keep Cuero Beautiful. In attendance for the ceremony were Brad and Cecilia Hedrick, Ann Hedrick, Jim and Ann’s daughter, Shawn, KCB president Linda Henderson and tree board members Anthony Netardus, Lanny Havemann, Sandy Dukes and Alton Meyer.

The Cuero Record

Tue
26
Apr

'It was the only entertainment people had'

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

In the early years of Nordheim, when businesses lined the dirt streets, when cotton was king and the railroad served the community, baseball and softball were the entertainment of the day and a good reason to gather at the park.

O.J. “Jr.” Janssen of Yorktown (93 years old) said, “The whole community went. It was the only entertainment people had. Grandpas and grandmas came. Nordheim had a grand stand and concession stand. One time they had a border fence. It used to be where the tractor pull is held today. The balls would go underneath the shooter’s club because home plate was opposite of the field. The people in the bar could look out the window to watch the game.”

Some of the townspeople of Nordheim estimated the Nordheim Tiger baseball team started in 1905 with the Bluebonnet League. Teams included Port Lavaca, Victoria, Falls City, Jourdanton, Poth, and Runge.

Tue
26
Apr

Westhoff ISD joins in state reading program

Monday, April 11, Westhoff I.S.D. welcomed to the campus School Board President, Mr. Paddy Burwell, and School Board Secretary, Mrs. Cindy Burnett. Burwell and Burnett joined the students as they participated in the Texas Reads One Book Program. 

The kickoff for this event began with a videotaped reading of the first chapter of Charlotte’s Web by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett. Students were given their own copy of the book and were able to follow along. After Garrett’s reading Burwell and Burnett each read the next chapter of the book to the student body much to the students’ enjoyment. They then joined the students for lunch. 

Westhoff School could not be happier with the involvement board members have in participating in school events. The students have continued to read Charlotte’s Web both individually and as a class.

Tue
26
Apr

Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour coming to Cuero

Legendary country music artists Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee have teamed up and are currently touring the country as part of the Urban Cowboy 35th Anniversary Reunion Tour, and the Cuero ISD Education Foundation and Pioneer Natural Resources are proud to announce the tour is coming to Cuero. The original urban cowboys will take the stage at Cuero ISD’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.  This will be the Cuero ISD Education Foundation’s first of hopefully many “Concerts for Classrooms.”  Proceeds from the event will benefit Cuero ISD in the form of grants to educators for resources, projects, and programs outside the scope of traditional school funding. Tickets go on sale via the Foundation’s website (www.cueroedfoundation.org) on July 11 at a cost of $100 each; however, you can secure your reserved seats now as well as gain VIP access, by sponsoring the event.

Tue
26
Apr

Dr. Colwell's contract extended at Cuero ISD

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

During closed session of the April 21 Cuero ISD board meeting, trustees voted to extend Dr. Colwell’s contract through December. They also decided to postpone the application process for a new superintendent to a later date. Dr. Colwell took over in January following the resignation of Jim Haley and was initially scheduled to be in charge through June.

John C. French opened their time capsule from 1986 on April 15 and announced that they are showcasing the items at the school.

The special education program is gearing up for the 11th Annual Catfish Roundup and an awards ceremony. Special education recently completed the STAAR assessment.

Tue
26
Apr

Residential structure fire

On Friday, April 22, at approximately 4:40 p.m. the Cuero Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 3100 block of Old Gonzales Road. The home was fully engulfed upon arrival. Cuero Volunteers were assisted by Cuero Fire Department and Yoakum Volunteer Fire Department. The home was a total loss, however no one was injured. Red Cross was notified to assist the homeowner. It is unknown what started the fire at this time as the fire department was still working to put out hot spots as of 8:30 p.m. that night.

contributed photo

Tue
26
Apr

Spraying for pecan nut casebearer

The Pecan Nut Casebearer is one of the most important nut infesting insect pests for pecans. The Pecan Nut Casebearer completes two to four generations per year with the first generation having the greatest potential for damage. Adults of the overwintering generation emerge in April and lay eggs on the nutlets soon after pollination.

The best way to determine when or if to spray for the casebearer is to scout for eggs. Most casebearer eggs are found at the tip of the nutlet, either on top of or just under the tiny leaves called sepals. A good hand lense is necessary to identify casebearer eggs and determine their development. The eggs are white when laid and turn pink as they near hatching. Also look just below the nut cluster to detect the presence of newly hatched larvae.

Tue
26
Apr

Two arrests follow search around Nordheim area

Two people were arrested outside of Nordheim on April 19 following an investigation of assault.

DeWitt County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in the 1200 block of Scheffler Road when a suspect attempted to run away from the officers.

They were searching for Justin Scott Alvarez, 26, of Nordheim.

His vehicle was located at a travel trailer occupied by Cristina Fluitt, 47, of Nordheim.

Deputies were told the man was not at the residence but a search found him inside.

He was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, assault family/house member impeding breath/circulation. His bonds totalled $650,000.

Fluitt was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension of prosecution of a known felon. Her bond was set at $10,000.

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