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Tue
10
Nov

Volunteer Fire Department anniversary fun for all ages

The Cuero Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 7. Despite the rain forcing the parade to be cancelled, the event still proceeded indoors at the fire station. People from Cuero and beyond enjoyed time looking at old fire department pictures, and the pink fire truck was also on-hand for the occasion. Justin Boothe is shown with Smokey the Bear.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
10
Nov

Runge Bank Building restored

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Robert Oliver has completed the restoration of the Runge Bank Building at 133 E. Main in Cuero. Kenneth Odom of Odom Law Office, PLLC, will be the first tenant of the newly restored building.
 
The history of the building ranges from the late 1800s, when it was in Indianola. The building moved to Cuero following the hurricane in Indianola which forced many businesses to move to the Cuero area.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Victoria College president speaks at CDC leader's meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Victoria College, established in 1925, serves seven counties throughout the area including DeWitt County. Their current president, Dr. David Hinds, spoke at the November Cuero Development Corporation leader’s meeting last Friday.
 
Hinds, the fifth president of Victoria College in 90 years, began his career in education in 1986 as a computer science teacher at San Marcos High School before starting his career in higher education in 1990 at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson as a faculty member for 22 years and division chair of Business, Computer Technology and Human Services for 11 of those years. Before his hiring at Victoria College, Hinds was the senior vice president of Instructional Affairs at Allegany College of Maryland for the past three years.
 
Thu
05
Nov

Help Cuero High School fight cancer

Cuero High School is facing a challenge. The Gobbler’s final district game is Friday, and five key Gobblers need help to meet that challenge.
 
Wednesday afternoon, coach Travis Reeve and team captains Zech Hopkins, Colton Oglesby, Elex Martinez and Caeveon Patton were detained on unknown charges.
 
Students, faculty and Gobbler supporters will have to accept a challenge in order to get these key team members in the final game.
 
They were escorted away by Sgt. Kevin Kroos and Officer Whitfield of the Cuero Police Department. In order for them to participate in Friday night’s game against Jourdanton, all five will need help with bail money. 
 
“They really need this win, so if you can help out in getting these gentlemen freed, they would appreciate it,” a CHS spokesperson said.
 
Tue
03
Nov

'It is no longer a beautiful disaster'

By Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View  For many people life can be mundane or like a race. When the alarm goes off the feet hit the ground running. There are children that have to be pushed to get ready for school. There’s a pot of coffee to help get the blood flowing and before you know it you are running out the door. So is and was the life of Sarah Ureste, 34 of Yorktown.

She said, “Life was like a beautiful disaster. Everyday was a race. It was very hectic, fast moving, life pass you by type of day. I always stopped to look at the sun, stopped to talk but it was meaningless. I was always thinking, ‘I have to go.’ I never took life for granted, but I was losing touch with reality. My life was in chaos, out of control.”

Tue
03
Nov

Police continue investigation in burglary

Yorktown police are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Texan 3, 503 W. Main St.

Police received a call early Wednesday from employees at the convenience store. They reported the back door of the store was open when they arrived for work around 5:30.

Officer Joshua Serbin investigated the burglary. His report indicated an office door had been forced open and several items had been taken including a DVR system and computer. Cash register drawers were also forced open.

Store management was conducting an inventory to determine what was taken.

Yorktown police chief Paul Campos said, We are attempting to see if anything can be downloaded from the security company. Right now there is a back log so we are just waiting.”

There are no arrests or suspects at this time.

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Tue
03
Nov

Vehicle burglaries continue in Cuero

Halloween became ‘nightmarish’ for about 10 residents in Cuero Saturday because of vehicle burglaries.
 
Cuero Police Department is investigating 10 burglaries of vehicles that occurred mostly in the northeast portion of the community.
 
Capt. Steven Ellis said the burglaries occurred east of Esplanade and north of Broadway Halloween night.
 
He said none the vehicles were locked and a variety of items were taken.
 
The police are uncertain if the burglaries were connected but they are investigating that possibility.
Tue
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.
 

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