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Tue
24
May

John C. French teachers question reduction of pre-kindergarten program

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Cuero School District reports good strides in its efforts to reduce the coming year’s budget by $4.5 million.

However, some of the proposed cuts have met with opposition.

At last week’s trustee meeting, pre-kindergarten teachers at John C. French Elementary questioned the decision to reduce pre-k from a full day to a tuition-based, half-day program.

A letter to the board written by pre-k teacher Alexis Cooper, read by pre-k teacher Donna Baxter, said the teachers are worried about the ripple effect this will have on students in the future.

The letter said, “As a child enters Pre-Kindergarten, we, as teachers and aides see so many variations in abilities, skills, and knowledge from child to child.

Tue
24
May

Aerial fireworks, DMV fees discussed at DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting

By Glenn Rea

Publisher

Because of recent rains, it appears aerial fireworks will not be prohibited on the Fourth of July weekend in the rural areas of DeWitt County.

That was the discussion at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting.

This is the time of year the commissioners determine whether aerial fireworks would pose a fire hazard in the county. However, recent rains and reduced that hazard at this time.

Other action taken at the meeting included a resolution by the court directed at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV was seeking to change the amount counties receive from certain vehicle fees paid online.

Vehicle owners can pay required fees at DeWitt County Tax Assessor’s office or online. A certain amount of the fees paid online are returned to the county.

State DMV wants to reduce the amount of those online fees given back to the county.

Tue
24
May

Cuero graduates will walk the stage Friday at Gobbler Stadium

Cuero High School’s 2016 graduates will receive their diplomas Friday, May 27, during commencement at Gobbler Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.

With approximately 120 seniors set to walk, the class valedictorian will be Cody Bishop, and the salutatorian will be Chelsea Fuchs.

Fuchs will deliver the invocation, and Cuero ISD board president B.J. Drehr will welcome family and friends to the ceremonies.

Tue
17
May

KYB completes one project, ready to start another

Keep Yorktown Beautiful (KYB) is having a dedication of the city park at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

The public is invited to come and join them for cookies and bottled water. Pastor Gregg Hunter, youth minister at First Baptist Church, will lead in prayer at the dedication. KYB is taking the opportunity to thank everyone involved with the renovation of the Park: the Yorktown City Council, Yorktown City Mayor Rene Hernandez, Yorktown City Police Department, Yorktown City Workers and many others who donated their time and skills. KYB’s biggest “thank you” is to everyone who donated money toward the Park Project because without them this would not have been possible.

As KYB completes one project, they are excited about the next. KYB is moving on to “beautify” the City RV park, located at the 300 block of Reidel.

Tue
17
May

Growing up around barbecue

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

For Ronnie Pfiefer cooking barbecue it is more than just a business, it is one of the richest and treasured moments of his life.

Pfiefer, 55 years old, runs a ‘little barbecue pit’ just behind his father’s (Elo Pfiefer) grocery store in Nordheim. It saw it’s beginnings long before the pit was opened in 1982.

Tue
17
May

District Attorney run-off

Voters in DeWitt County will have another opportunity to make their voices heard. Along with several state races, there will be a runoff for the local District Attorney’s office.

This runoff will be the deciding factor between Terry Breen and Rob Lassman. Although the pair garnered over seventy percent of the votes during the March primary,  neither reached the magic “fifty percent plus one vote” required for a victory. 

Another runoff being decided will be for the Railroad Commissioner. Out of all seven candidates, the runoff has come down to Gary Gates and Wayne Christian. 

The Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 Judge position will be a runoff between Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel, while the Place 5 Judge position will be between Brent Webster and Scott Walker.

Tue
17
May

Cuero Community Hospital receives 4-star rating

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. The results from this survey are compiled to compare hospitals on measurements of quality and care. Cuero Community Hospital was upgraded to a four star rating on a patient survey summary developed by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Cuero Community Hospital is one of two hospitals in the area to receive the four star rating on HCAHPS.

Tue
17
May

St. Michael's set for Spring Festival

Where can you purchase a butterfly garden, handmade spurs, a statue of St. Patrick direct from Ireland, a wine and painting party, delicious cakes, a truckload of mesquite wood (cut delivered) and ribeye steaks? These and many more items are up for bid at the live auction at St. Michael’s Spring Festival on Sunday, May 22 on the church grounds. 

The live auction begins at 12:30 p.m. with Joe Adams as auctioneer. A roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym with plates to go available. Meal tickets are $10. There will be fun for all ages including a silent auction, games for children, country store, bingo, cake walk and a raffle with a top prize of a $1,000 Visa gift card. 

For more information, call Kathy Morrow at the church office at 361-275-3554.

Tue
17
May

Burglary at Wagner's Hardware

Cuero Police Department was called Monday morning to investigate a burglary at Wagner’s Hardware located in the 100 block of North Esplanade. Officers reported the burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning. Two windows were broken to gain entry. The investigation was continuing late Monday but it was reported an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise was taken. There were no suspects reported in the case late Monday.

Tue
17
May

Top 2 Meyersville grads

Meyersville ISD is pleased to announce the 2016 Eighth Grade Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Amy Davis has been named the Valedictorian of this year’s graduating class. Amy is the daughter of Hugh and Charlene Murphree of Thomaston and the late Steve Davis. Her grandparents are JD and Gay Davis of Thomaston and William Brumbelow of Thomaston. Stacy Serrano is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2016. Stacy is the daughter of Guadalupe and Madel Carrillo Serrano of Meyersville. Her grandparents are Enrique and Amparo Serrano of Cuero.  Both girls achieved high standards in academics, leadership, and excellence at Meyersville School. Eighth grade honor graduates for 2016 are Cole Alcorn, Thomas Alvarado, Dane Foerster, Will Green, Cannon Wagner and Kelly Wendel.

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