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Tue
16
Feb

Nitro Construction LLC earns top safety award

 Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced that Nitro Construction LLC from DeWitt County has been awarded the company’s top honor for workplace safety. Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, recognized this company for its dedication to workplace safety.
 
To qualify for this honor, a company must demonstrate its commitment to workplace safety by implementing an exemplary safety program and controlling workers’ compensation losses.
 
“At Texas Mutual we focus heavily on promoting workplace safety and educating employers about safe work practices,” Richard Gergasko, president and chief executive officer of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, said. “These awards recognize companies for their dedication to workplace safety and their commitment to the safety of their employees.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

Primary election voting information

Election Day is Tuesday, March 1 for the Democratic and Republican Primary Election. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. Election Day polling locations for DeWitt County  are as follows:
 
Precinct 101 votes at the Cuero Community Hospital Education Classroom in Cuero located at 2550 N. Esplanade.
 
Precinct 102 will vote at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Hall, located at 207 Graham St. in Cuero.
 
Precinct 201 votes at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall located at 108 E. Park St. in Cuero.
 
Precinct 202 and 203 will vote at the Yoakum Housing Authority’s  Harry O. Gibson Center located at 712 Forest Street in Yoakum.
 
Precincts 301 and 302 will vote at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 234 N Gohmert St. in Yorktown. 
 
Tue
16
Feb

Cuero ISD 2014-15 report card

The Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) for the 2014-15 school year is now available at http://tea.texas.gov/tprs.aspx.
 
 The TPRS, which provides detailed results at the school, district, region, and state levels, includes information previously unreleased in the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR). Performance and participation results for 2015 include assessments for STAAR grade 3-8 mathematics, STAAR A, and STAAR Alternate 2 and are reported for the following additional student groups: Economically Disadvantaged/Non-Economically Disadvantaged, Male/Female, Special Education/Non-Special Education, At Risk/Non-At Risk, Migrant/Non-Migrant, English Language Learners (ELLs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Non-CTE.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Westhoff spellers advance

Westhoff ISD would like offer to their sincere congratulations to eighth grader Allyssa Gamez and fourth grader Macon Thomas. On Thursday, Feb. 11 both students competed at the Spelling Bee held at St. Michaels. Macon Thomas was a winner and Allyssa Gamez was alternate. Dallin Galindo traveled with the spellers as team alternate. The next competition will take place Tuesday, March 22 in Victoria. Pictured from left are District Spelling coordinator Ruth Killough, Macon Thomas and Allyssa Gamez.
 
Photo contributed by Dallin Galindo
Tue
16
Feb

Wreck claims Yorktown man

Just 44 days into this new year and DeWitt County has seen its third wreck that resulted in a fatality.
Saturday afternoon a one vehicle wreck occurred near the intersection of Zorn Road and Bursch Road south of Yorktown off Hwy. 237.

There were three people in a 2009 Pontiac G6 when driver Vaughn Kristopher Saunders, 21, of Yorkown lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times into a nearby pasture.

One of the passengers in the car was ejected during the wreck. He was Lane Ernest D. Gladue, 18, of Yorktown. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson at 5:45 p.m.

An Air Life helicopter from requested from San Antonio and carried passenger Lex Austin Gladue, 20, of Yorktown to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment of head injuries. He was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Tue
16
Feb

Cuero Hospital CEO resigns

Cuero Community Hospital CEO Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg has submitted his letter of resignation to the hospital’s directors.
 
Gjolberg has served as CEO since October 2013. He is only the second administrator for the hospital in the last decade.
 
During his tenure at CCH the hospital district has acquired or in the process of acquiring seven area rural medical clinics and nine nursing homes.
 
Also the hospital has approved an administrative services agreement with Methodist Healthcare Systems located in San Antonio.
 
As a part of that administrative services agreement, Gjolberg became an employee of Methodist Healthcare Systems but continued as the CEO of Cuero Community Hospital.
 
Gjolberg reports he has accepted a similar position with a another rural hospital.
Tue
16
Feb

Kolkhorst appointed to Texas Ports committee

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst has been appointed to the newly established Senate Committee on Texas Ports by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. The committee has been established to specifically study the economic benefit of the Panama Canal expansion to Texas ports. 
 
“The impact of Texas ports doesn't stop at the water's edge. In fact, Texas ports provide a major impact to our local and statewide economies; reportedly generating around $82 billion in personal income and 1.4 million jobs,” said Kolkhorst. “This committee will focus on what our ports must do to remain competitive. As someone who represents nearly a third of the Texas coastline, I thank Lt. Governor Patrick for the appointment.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

Republicans host forum for local candidates

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

A lively group of nearly 200 people gathered at the Cuero Park Clubhouse on Feb. 11 to hear Republican candidates running for DeWitt County Sheriff, District Attorney and 135th Judicial District Judge. Kenneth Buelter, Goliad County Republican chairman, was the master of ceremonies.

Each of the candidates gave a three minute speech why they believe they are the most qualified. Buelter then asked each member a set of questions (same questions for each member based on the position they are seeking).  

Tue
16
Feb

Four backgrounds, one family

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
There is nothing prepackaged about the ladies who work at Andy’s Quick Stop in the same way there is nothing prepackaged in the tortillas they make everyday and work is another day in the park.
 
Kayin Smith, Irna Estrada, Christina Gonzales and Alma Rizo come from far away backgrounds but to see them together they are like family.
 
Smith, 45 years old, is from China and has known hard work since she was 8 years old. 
 
Gonzales said, “She told me her story and it is so sad. It almost makes me cry. She lived on a farm and took care of her mom and dad.”
 
Smith said, “I was always hungry. I had to wait for family (mom, dad, two brothers and one sister) to come home then I work to feed them. I prepared all the food. I carried sacks home on my back.” 
 
Tue
16
Feb

Dickschat named DeWitt County 4-H Coordinator

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Joseph Dickschat was recently named the 4-H Coordinator for DeWitt County and has jumped right in during the busiest time of year, stock show season. He started Feb. 1.
 
“The biggest thing for me is I love to work with kids,” Dickschat noted. “I got a little brother who’s a sophomore in high school. I help coach his baseball team. I love workin’ with them and their 4-H projects. I really enjoy that.”
 
Dickschat is an Aggie from Brenham, graduating from Texas A&M in May 2015 with a degree in animal science. He grew up in 4-H, showing market hogs and heifers.
 
“I’ve been involved in 4H my whole life,” Dickschat said. “My whole family is Aggies. By my freshman year at A&M, I knew I wanted to be a county extension agent.”
 

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