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Apr

KCB presents Blue Ribbon award

This month Keep Cuero Beautiful presented a Blue Ribbon landscaping award to Paul and Cindy Holcomb, Sr. for their beautiful yard.

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Tue
05
Apr

CMV gravel spill

A CMV loaded with gravel was south on U.S. Highway 183. The driver attempted to turn left onto State Highway 111. He was not able to negotiate the turn, and the truck rolled into its side and the gravel spilled into the median.

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Tue
05
Apr

2 drug arrests in Cuero

Two people were arrested last week in Cuero facing charges of possession of controlled substances.

On Tuesday, March 29, Kyle Hoffman, 23, of Cuero was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in a drug free zone. He was also charged with possession of controlled substance (synthetic marijuana). Charges also included tampering with evidence.

Cuero Police reported Hoffman was driving in the 400 block of North Hunt when he was stopped for an expired vehicle registration.

During the investigation, police found drugs and paraphernalia.

Tue
05
Apr

Texas Independence Day

Meyersville School celebrated Texas Independence Day on March 2. Seventh grade students wrote and designed Texas ABC books. The books reflected historical people and events of the Lone Star State as well as symbols representing the great state. The seventh graders read their books to other students in Panther Country.

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Tue
05
Apr

Cuero ISD changes DAEP program

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

With budget cuts looming for Cuero ISD, trustees approved an increase in breakfast and lunch prices and a change to the Discipline Alternative Education Program (DAEP). Trustees also accepted the resignation of 10 teachers, effective at the end of the school year.

Laura Marie spoke on behalf of Little Gobblers Football during the open forum. Marie talked about the upcoming 2016 season and how they will need to secure facilities.

During administration report, John C. French principal Kim Fleener spoke about the school’s upcoming field day on April 15, where they will have a time capsule opening with students from 1986.

Tue
05
Apr

Friends of Cuero Softball receives check

Brenda Martin, left center, Past President/Treasurer of the Friends of Cuero Softball, Inc. receives a check for $10,000 from Charles Papacek, right center, President of the Cuero Development Corporation for the completion of their Community Services Program. This matching grant program partially paid for the bleacher expansion project. Also included in the picture are Lady Gobbler softball players: from left Maegan Pakebusch, Brooke Opiela, Courtney Clark and Ainsley Reeve.

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Tue
05
Apr

Governor's Community Achievement Award

CUERO – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Cuero as one of 10 winners of the 2016 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation; Cuero will receive $130,000 for a landscaping project along a state maintained right-of-way. 

Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement, and solid waste management. 

Tue
05
Apr

NVFD schedule clean-up day in hopes to build

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department spent a work day clearing trees and brush where they plan to have a new building for the fire department. It will be located on the corner of State Highway 72 and Broadway.

Nordheim fire chief Ronnie Pfiefer said, “The land was donated to us some 20 years ago by Neil Hanson. Long story short, he was going to give it to my father (Elo Pfiefer) and he said donate it to the fire department.”

The new building will cost approximately $150,000. It will be a 50 feet by 100 feet building with six bays. There will be three bay doors in front and three in back. The building will also include a kitchen.

Pfiefer said, “We have close to $75,000. We will accept donations. Any extra will be applied to purchasing new fire trucks. The ones we have now are quite old.”

Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department has 25 members with 11 members able to respond to any fire.

Tue
05
Apr

Rural county road closure topic at commissioners court

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Should a rural county road be closed due to excessive oil field traffic?

That is the question facing DeWitt County Commissioners Court.

A four-hour public hearing Monday, March 28, allowed about 15 witnesses to offer their opinions to the court. Representing the court were County Attorney Ray Reese and attorney Chuck Kimbrough of Austin.

The issue came up at the end of February when a petition was filed asking the county to ‘discontinue, vacate, or abandon a portion of a road to the public.’ That road is Oliver Road which connects Bellevue Cemetery Road to Elder Road north of Cuero near the DeWitt - Gonzales county line. That portion of the road is about one mile long.

The petition was signed by eight property owners including Robert Oliver and Mark and Betty Zgabay. Oliver and the Zgabays live on that portion of Oliver Road.

Tue
05
Apr

Professor teaches what he has learned

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

University of Houston-Victoria professor and entrepreneurship researcher Dr. David Summers shared what he has learned and practiced in economic development at the April 1 Cuero Development Corporation community leader’s meeting.

Dr. Summers teaches entrepreneurship and economic development in the online Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (MSEDE) degree program at UHV and also practices what he teaches in his hometown of Ingram, Texas in Kerr County. Since the inception of the MSEDE program at UHV, 70 students have graduated.

As a professor, Dr Summers noted, “Professors have to learn, also.”

There are 10 points he touched on of how he has learned in the past 10 years. These topics have not only been talked about by Dr. Summer but put into practice in Ingram, Where he is a part of an economic development.

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