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Tue
17
May

DeWitt County Extension Office to host healthy cooking school May 26

Are you looking for quick, easy, and healthy meals to serve your family? Then join the DeWitt County Extension Office on Thursday, May 26, for the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School. This event will be held at University of Houston-Victoria, in the University North Building. The facility is located off of Ben Wilson, adjacent to the main entrance of University of Houston-Victoria.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the cooking school beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding at 8 p.m. The cooking school will feature demonstrations of three easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Each participant will be provided with recipe cards in the registration bags that are packed with a variety of items from their sponsors. The unique recipe cards contain six meal plans, and all recipes include the entrée, sides, and dessert – perfect for busy families.

Tue
17
May

2016 Cuero staycation

Summer is nearly here which means it is almost time for the City of Cuero’s Summer Staycation 2016. Following are this summer’s events in Cuero.

June 4: Paint Downtown funded by Cuero Main Street office.

June 9: Summer Staycation kickoff at Cuero Municipal Park at 6 p.m. plus “The Good Dinosaur” at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

June 16: Fishing in the Municipal Park with the City Manager, City Council, Mayor and parks department. Bait will be provided. You must bring fishing rods. Lunch will be provided at noon.

June 23: Star Wars - The Force Awakens showing at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

June 30: Free paddleboat and kayak rides at Cuero Lake.

July 4: Independence Day celebration at the park.

July 14: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing at 9 p.m. on the knoll.

July 21: Arts and crafts with Christi Fuchs at the Municipal Park Clubhouse at 10 a.m.

July 28: Kids Bike Rodeo with law enforcement.

Aug. 4: Free pool day.

Tue
17
May

2nd graders visit fire station

Cuero Fire Department had a visit from the 2nd Graders of Hunt Elementary. Chief Buddy Harwell and Fire fighters Juan Solis, Johnny Varela and Brian Ladwig reminded them about fire safety and demonstrates what it is like to spray water with the fire hoses. They also received packets for their families on how to prepare for disasters.

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Tue
17
May

Weber's claims President's Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Weber Motor Company earned Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award. The award “recognizes dealers for excellence in providing outstanding customer service and satisfaction.”

The 79-year-old company of Weber Motor Company last won the award in 1987, the same year Cuero High School last won a state football championship, noted by Cliff Weber. 

Kevin McGuirk, Sales Operations Manager; Kurt Lauer, Regional Manager for Ford Credit and Christy Morales, Business Development Manager, were on hand for the momentous occasion.

McGuirk noted how 10 percent of Ford dealerships won the award in 2015; four percent have the last two years; one percent have won the past three years and less than one percent have won the last four years. Weber Motor Company is part of a small portion of the Ford community.

Tue
17
May

Two wrecks keep first responders busy here

Cuero area first responders were called to a one-vehicle wreck around 1 a.m. Thursday just outside of Cuero on FM 766.

According to DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office reports, the wreck occurred just past the railroad tracks on FM 766. A 2014 Chevrolet pickup, driven by William T. Rohan, 52, of Cuero rolled. The driver was taken by Cuero EMS to a hospital in Victoria for treatment.

Because the driver was trapped inside the truck, Cuero Volunteer Fire Department responded and was able to cut the vehicle open to extricate the injured man.

The road was closed for a time until the wrecked vehicle could be moved. The cause of the accident is under investigation by DPS. 

On Sunday morning, first responders were called to a one vehicle wreck in the 3800 block of FM 1447 two miles from Cuero. 

Tue
17
May

The Portal of Texas History

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Did you know over 20 patents were granted to residents of DeWitt County before the start of the Twentieth Century?

Want to know who lived in DeWitt County between 1829 and 1832?

That information and about 7,250 other pieces of information that occurred in this county is available at your finger tips.

It is available on the internet through The Portal of Texas History. It was created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries’ Digital Projects Unit.

Started in 2002, the Portal now has over 700,000 digital objects. It has over 4 million pages, over 160,000 photographs, and over 82,000 maps. It contains historical diaries, architectural drawings, books, and patents.

Here is where you look online:

beta.texashistory.unt.edu

This site is free to public access.

Thu
12
May

Cheyenne Bermudagrass Tour

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County, Pennington Seed Company and DeWitt County Producers Association (Co-Op) are sponsoring a Cheyenne Bermudagrass Tour to be held on Wednesday, May 18. The program will start with registration at the Westhoff School, located at 244 Lynch Ave., in Westhoff. Registration will be between 4:30 – 5 p.m., with the Tour starting promptly at 5 p.m. Participants will need to RSVP to attend this event, as we will be serving a sausage supper at the end of the Tour. Be sure to show up early enough to allow time for registration.

Thu
12
May

Vehicle rollover on 766

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Cuero Fire Department at approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 with a one vehicle rollover accident with one person entrapped in the vehicle on 766, just north of Old Gonzales Road.  

CVFD removed the roof to allow Cuero EMS to get to the driver. The driver was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.  

The cause of the accident is under investigation by DPS.  

Pictured from left are Cuero Volunteers - 1st Asst. Chief - Brian Ladwig, 3rd Asst. Chief - Henry Stall and Chief - Robert Smith.

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Wed
11
May

Juvenile arrested for burglaries

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Two phone calls to Cuero Police Department led to the arrest of a juvenile on Tuesday, May 10. The arrest was for two burglaries which took place on Sunday, May 8 in Cuero, one at the 400 block of Villa and the other at the 800 block of East Hamilton.

“We received a couple phone calls, one from a former informant saying that he had been given information that this juvenile was the one that committed the burglaries,” Chief Jay Lewis said. “As we were prepared to go and speak to him, we got an anonymous phone call from a citizen who said that the juvenile was the one that committed the burglaries, but he still had some of the property in his possession. The juvenile and his grandmother were prepared to leave yesterday morning [May 10] for California.”

The juvenile previously lived in Cuero, moved to California a couple years back and came back here for a visit with family.

Tue
10
May

RRC favors Petro over protests from Nordheim

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It is the talk of Nordheim since the decision from the Railroad Commission decided in favor of Petro Waste Environmental LP (PWE), based in San Antonio, in a three year battle against Nordheim’s protest of building a non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill site off Hohn Road.

Nordheim resident Larry Baucum moved to this quant little town 44 years ago to farm shortly after getting out of the military. He said, “This is a wonderful town. We are not against him having it. All we wanted them (PWE) to do is move it.”

PWE proposed to build a waste site just off State Highway 72 on Hohn Road. It is less than a mile from the Nordheim School, as the crow flies.

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