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Tue
12
Apr

50 years in educations gives CIS principal joy

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Sometimes it can be difficult to find separation from things in life which bring joy. James Rabe, the interim principal at Cuero Intermediate School, is finding that to be the case with his career in education. Rabe has been teaching in some capacity for 50 years now, an occupation he cherishes.

Rabe started teaching in Cuero in 1965. He taught here for three years as a biology teacher during the Vietnam Era.

“There were draft notices, so I joined the Air Force, Rabe stated. “I spent four years in the Air Force as a marksmanship instructor and never left San Antonio, stayed at Lackland Air Force Base and worked on my Master’s Degree. I also got married during that time. I taught two years on the base, and I taught junior high science, then I got a call to come back as head of the science department.”

Tue
12
Apr

The future is here

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

John C. French Elementary School in Cuero will have their annual field day on Friday, April 15. As part of the field day events, the school will open a time capsule from 1986 at 1 p.m.

The Parent/Teacher Organization will be selling lunch plated for $4 which includes a sausage wrap, chips, a cookie and a drink.

Denzil McMurrey was the principal at John C. French at the time. Former superintendent Mr. Welch approved the project.

“That’s been a long time ago,” McMurrey said. 

He still remembered exactly where the capsule is buried which is on the northwest corner of the school in the playground.

Initially, the plan was to have the capsule buried for 50 years, but with the new John C. French campus opening this fall plans were changed.

Tue
12
Apr

Anchor Club hosts wildflower bike ride

The Cuero High School Anchor Club held their annual Wildflower Bike Ride on Saturday, April 9. There were 61 registered riders, which is an increase from last year. 

Even though the wildflowers were a little sparse this year, the riders enjoyed the routes which varied in length from 8 miles to 55 miles. 

The CHS Anchor Club hopes to get their Wildflower Bike Ride back on the MS 150 list of recommended rides.

The Cuero Anchor Club is the youth branch of the Pilot Club of Cuero. 

Both organizations focus on the promotion of awareness and prevention of traumatic brain injuries and brain-related disorders. The monies raised from this event go to provide scholarships for Senior Anchor Club members, fund events for special needs students in the district, and to help defray expenses for annual convention.

Tue
12
Apr

Farm Bureau shares learning opportunity

DeWitt County teachers who are looking to get their hands dirty, have fun and earn professional development credit this summer are encouraged to apply today for Texas Farm Bureau’s Summer Agricultural Institute (SAI).

“SAI is an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn more about agriculture, how food and fiber moves from the farm to our homes and how they can incorporate all of that into their everyday lesson plans,” Allan Hartman, DeWitt County Farm Bureau president, said.

The three-day workshop includes field trips, tours, classroom materials and more.

“It’s more than just sitting in a classroom. There’s hands-on learning and activities,” Hartman said. “Teachers who have attended loved the workshop and the valuable resources they bring back to their schools. I encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”

Tue
12
Apr

Historical Museum displaying wildflower items

The DeWitt County Historical Museum once hosted the De Witt County Wildflower Association each April when the Wildflower group displayed real local wildflowers within its walls. The exhibit was popular, and many came to see these wildflowers, which were labeled and displayed in an array of interesting jars, vases, and bottles. The Wildflower Association disbanded a few years ago, but the Museum, in an effort to keep the spirit of wildflowers alive, is displaying wildflower art and photography during the month of April. Marsha Gibson has graciously donated a wild flower poster that sells for $8. Proceeds go to the museum. The poster is 11x14 and will fit into a standard frame. Admission into the museum is free.

Tue
12
Apr

YES Pre-K, Kindergarten early registration

Yorktown Elementary School will hold early registration on Friday, April 22 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Have the following information in hand:

•   Child’s birth certificate
•   Child’s current shot record
•   Child’s social security card  
•   Proof of residency (utility bill in your name)
•   Proof of income (latest check stub)

There will be staff on hand to help assist you if you have any questions.  

There will be a representative on hand to screen children ages three through four years of age by Sept. 1. The purpose of the screening is to measure a child’s developmental level and to determine if learning disabilities may exist.  Early Childhood

Tue
12
Apr

Baseball making comeback in Nordheim after 58 years

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Football may be king in Texas but baseball is still as American as it gets. It is a national pastime shared from one generation to the next for nearly 150 years. Baseball is the very fabric of America’s culture and no matter if one is young or old there seems to be a gleam of magic in the game.

Bill Klaevemann of Yorktown said, “That was my favorite sport. I love baseball. I just don’t hardly watch it anymore. That was my favorite sport of all.”

Klaevemann grew up in Nordheim and  like many boys growing up, he started to play Little League baseball before there was such a thing as T-ball or coach pitch. In the year of 1953, when he reached age 9 or 10, he played with the Nordheim Indians. It was one of his fondest memories.

He said, “That was the year we won the championship in Little League. We never won after that.”

Tue
12
Apr

Morehead, Klein photo winners

DeWitt County Shutterbugs announced the winners of the 2016 Photography Contest. Timothy Sadler of Hallettsville, whose photograph “Yellowstone Night” won first place in the “Landscape” category and the coveted “Best-of-Show” award.

Following is a list of the prize winners in this year’s contest:

Best of Show: Tommy Sadler “Yellowstone Night”

Texas Wildflower: Tom Savage “Clasping Cone Flower”

[Several class categories...]

These winners as well as many other photographs are on display at the Cuero Public Library and can be viewed Monday - Friday 8:30-5:30 and Saturday 9-noon, through April 28. The Dewitt County Shutterbugs Photo Contest and Exhibition had its origin as a means to support Cuero’s celebration of Wildflower Month and has grown in size over the years with 338 photographs being entered this year. Over 270 photos are on display.

Thu
07
Apr

Yorktown man arrested following narcotics search

Deputies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s office assisted by Yorktown Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 127 Strieber Alley in Yorktown on April 6 at approximately 4 p.m. The search warrant was requested in response to alleged drug trafficking that was occurring from the residence. The search warrant netted 44.5 grams of methamphetamine and 6.8 grams of marijuana.

James Ray Gonzales, 55, of Yorktown was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, delivery of marijuana, and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1.

James Ray Gonzalez is currently being held at the DeWitt County Jail with bonds of $150,000 for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1, $2500 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and $2500 for delivery of marijuana.

Tue
05
Apr

'Don't Mess with Texas' trash-off

Cuero volunteers will meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9. They have multiple groups cleaning throughout the city. Contact Cari.Hensley@txdot.gov for specifics.

The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, a partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation, is Texas’ largest single-day litter cleanup event. Volunteers from across the state collect litter along roadways as well as around other public places, including parks, neighborhoods and waterways.

As roadside volunteers work hard to keep our state beautiful this Saturday, TxDOT reminds drivers to stay alert, avoid distractions and exercise caution while traveling.

For additional information: http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/get-involved/trash-off/

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