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13
Oct

Yorktown gathers for 32nd National Night Out

Yorktown came together for their 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Oct. 6. Law enforcement from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department and the Yorktown Police Department, along with Yorktown Fire Department, Yorktown EMS and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Tue
13
Oct

Articles on display at Citizens Bank in Yorktown

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
“From the Philadelphia Exchange Books.
 
Extract of a letter from a house in New Orleans to a merchant in this city, dated 13th inst.
 
A fleet of nine vessels leave here to morrow with a fine steamboat, mounting 7 guns, and about 700 men, for Texas–4 out of the 9 schrs are armed.–Gen. Folix Houston of Natchez sold his plantation at auction in this city for $50,000, the proceeds to be applied to equipping 500 mounted men, who left Natchez on the 5th inst for Texas.
 
There is no doubt of their sucess since they have Santa Anna; persons who have seen him say he is very talkative and makes many promises. He also says that Texas is too far from Mexico ever to be of use to her.” (The above story comes from The United States Gazette for the country, Philadelphia, Wednesday morning, June 1, 1836).
 
Tue
13
Oct

Fire safety week at Meyersville ISD

Meyersville School is observing Fire Safety week and Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department assisted by giving demonstrations and providing fire safety coloring books and water bottles for the students. Meyersville fire chief Jimmy Ellis (left) is shown with fourth grade student Elisa Howell (middle) and superintendent Kelly Dunn (right) during one of the water hose demonstrations. Fourth through eighth grade students attended the demonstration.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
13
Oct

Mission Feast at St. John's in Meyersville

St. John's Lutheran Church in Meyersville will host Mission Feast Oct. 25. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. David Wendel, STS of the NALC who is Assistant to the Bishop. 
 
The Rev. Dr. David M. Wendel, STS, was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, graduating from Columbus High School in 1977. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication. He is a 1981 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, having served his internship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from the Association of Chicago Theological Schools in 2001. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

1998 flood anniversary event Saturday at Cuero park pavilion

CUERO – Angie Navarro learned a valuable lesson 17 years ago. 
 
On October 19, 1998, Navarro and husband Richard Navarro were alerted to the rapidly rising waters of the Guadalupe River.
 
Cuero police came through their neighborhood giving the order to evacuate and the couple, members of the Texas State Guard at the time, put on their uniforms and went to buy fresh batteries for their flashlights. 
 
They intended to help with traffic control.
 
“It probably took us less than 15 minutes, but we couldn't cross the street when we got back,” Angie said. “Then I saw a house floating by. I knew it was my house. I could just tell.”
 
A photograph captured that horrific moment for Navarro.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Early voting Oct. 19

Early voting for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election will begin on Monday, Oct. 19 and continue through Friday, Oct. 30, excluding the weekend. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales in Cuero, behind the Tax Office. 
 
The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive Applications for Ballots by Mail for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election until Oct. 23. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.
Tue
13
Oct

Emergency planning program Oct. 21 at park clubhouse

Energy Transfer and the DeWitt County OEM are bringing a uniquely innovative opportunity to discuss and implement emergency planning activities for local emergency responders and pipeline companies to DeWitt County. 
 
This approach combines a workshop with a facilitated tabletop exercise lasting for about three hours. This event is intended to increase the overall preparedness of both pipeline companies and local governments, assist in validating their existing emergency plans and present the opportunity to identify both strengths and opportunities for improvement in their existing emergency response systems. Critical emergency response planning information will be presented. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

Teapot exhibit at DeWitt Count Historical Museum

At the DeWitt County Historical Museum in Cuero, you will find teapots everywhere, teapots galore. Museum members and friends of the museum have displayed an amazing collection of teapots to show people the role that tea has played in the American and the Texan culture.
 
Dee Henneke’s collection of Geisha Girl porcelain began when she was a  young child. Her grandmother let her drink from a Geisha Girl cup, which was part of a set. She later broke one of the cups, but as she said, “Grandmothers are kind.” 
Dee inherited the remainder of the cherished set and increased her collection from antique stores and garage sales to include other objects such as bon bon dishes. 
 
Sylvia Manning’s collection includes tea pots collected from all over the United States, many for sentimental reasons. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

5 hour CEU event in Cuero Nov. 2

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County, the DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee and the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture are sponsoring a 5 Hour CEU Event to be held on Monday, Nov. 2. The program will be held at the Cuero VFW Hall, located off of Highway 183, north of Cuero. Registration will take place between 12:30 – 1 p.m. with the program starting promptly at 1 p.m. Participants do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Just be sure to show up early enough to allow time for registration.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Old register finds new home

Randy Smith (left) and Stacey Smith-Robins (right) donated a register to the Pharmacy and Medical Museum in Cuero. Pictured with them is the founder of the museum, Joe Reuss. The register was previously used at Smith Auto Parts and Brown Auto Parts. Prior to that, it was used by Mr. Henneke at a bicycle shop. The register was made between 1914 and 1915. The museum is very thankful to the City of Cuero for their support. Visit the museum Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
 
The Cuero Record

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