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Tue
19
Apr

Lutheran World Relief

Members of Arneckeville Lutheran Church loaded boxes for delivery to Seguin for Lutheran World Relief. Shown are Elorine Hartman, Douglas and Beverly Hartman (in trailer), Neldine Ohrt and Sherry Hartman. Included were 61 School Kits, 11 Baby Care Kits, 23 lbs of soap, and 220 quilts. Not pictured are Billie Hanke, Marilyn Oehlke, Ella Goebel, Jo Ann Marks, Phillyce Zengerle and Barbara Hartman.

contributed photo

Tue
19
Apr

CJH cheerleader fundraiser

Earnest Yabarra is the lucky winner of the Cuero Junior High School cheerleader Yeti cooler. The cheerleaders would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket to support their cheer camp expenses.

contributed photo

Tue
19
Apr

Local agency recognized

VICTORIA – On March 30, Mid-Coast Family Services (MCFS) received notification that they have been recognized by the Texas Office of the Attorney General as a Certified Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP). The Certification is valid for two years and is eligible for extension while all relevant requirements are met.

To be considered as an SATP, an agency must be a recipient of funding from the Office of the Attorney General, and operate an extensive training program for sexual assault advocates. These advocates can be employees working in the field or volunteers from the community. The training program has a multitude of minimum standards, all of which Mid-Coast has achieved and surpassed.

Tue
19
Apr

Child Welfare Board holds "Go Blue Day"

DeWitt County Child Welfare Board held “Go Blue Day” on Friday, April 8 at the Cuero park pavilion. The event was about child abuse awareness. Mayor Sara Post Meyer and DeWitt County judge Darly Fowler issued a proclamation to end child abuse in the county. Childen were treated to goodies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, Cuero Police Department, EMS, Yorktown Police Department and Gulf Bend Center.

The Cuero Record

Tue
19
Apr

Soil and Water Stewardship week proclamation

DeWitt County Commissioners Court has issued a proclamation for the week of April 24 through May 1 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week in this county. Recognizing efforts of DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District, the proclamation states “Land Stewardship Produces a Healthy Texas.” Shown are members of the court, back row, James Kaiser, James Pilchiek Sr., Curtis Afflerbach, and Richard Randle; front row are Dee Henneke, SWCD board member; Judge Daryl Fowler and Arlen Goebel, SWCD board member.

Photo by GLENN REA/The Cuero Record

Tue
19
Apr

CCH volunteer appreciation luncheon

Cuero Community Hospital held their Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, April 11 in the CCH Education Classroom. Candy Henderson, CCH Volunteer President, welcomed everyone to the luncheon and gave opening remarks.  Hospital Chaplain, Maryann Flessner said the prayer prior to lunch being served. Treasurer, Emily Davis, gave the Treasurer’s Report. Honorary members were acknowledged by Sharon Weber, CCH Marketing Coordinator. Judy Krupala, CNO for CCH, gave the Administration’s remarks and Denise McMahan, CQO for CCH, installed the new CCH Volunteer Board. The 2016-17 Cuero Community Hospital Volunteer Board is from left: Candy Henderson, President; Sondra Wineinger, 2nd Vice President; Diane Cowey, 2nd Vice President; Cindy Holcomb, Recording Secretary; Lenzi Moritz, 3rd Vice President; Vicki Coppedge, 1st Vice President; Emily Davis, Treasurer; Nancy Stefka, Historian; Judy Fisher, Corresponding Secretary and Bianca Perales, Reporter.

Tue
19
Apr

Cuero's Mt. Vernon Mills closing down

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Mount Vernon Mills Brentex Division of Cuero is closing its doors after many years of doing business in Cuero. Brentex Mills Inc. was acquired by Mount Vernon Mills in 1994 but has been a part of Cuero for over a century under differnt names.

It was announced on Wednesday, April 13 that the plant in Cuero would be closing down on June 12.

As of January 2016, Brentex employed 268 people, third largest employer in the city behind Cuero Community Hospital and Cuero Independent School District.

Ned Cochrane, attorney for Mt. Vernon Mills said, “We have been trying for several years to find long-term solutions to keep the plant running in Cuero.”

They had been trying out new products. Hours and shifts had also been cut in recent months, in an effort to keep the plant open.

Tue
19
Apr

CCH, Methodist partnership takes flight

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero Community Hospital’s partnership with Methodist Healthcare System is about to take flight. Air Evac Lifeteam will soon house a helicopter and team at Cuero Community Hospital for the service of the county and surrounding area. Several dignitaries spoke, and they all made one thing clear; this is big for DeWitt County.

The hospital held a ground breaking on Wednesday, April 13. Air Evac was unable to have a helicopter on sight due to the weather, but the event was still filled with excitement.

Chief Nursing Officer and interim CEO Judy Krupala shared her exuberance for the coming of Methodist AirCare 6.

“It is the epitome of excitement,” Krupala said when opening the ceremony.

Tue
19
Apr

Clinton Cemetery monument dedication cermony

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

There are 73 people buried in Clinton Cemetery. Their headstones date from 1851 to 1902.

A monument dedication was held April 10 to recognize those settlers in one of this county’s oldest cemeteries.

DeWitt County Historical Commission has been working the last couple of years cleaning, identifying headstones and preparing the cemetery for this event.

The history of this county can be traced through the names of many of those buried in the older section of Clinton Cemetery.

Commission chairman Peggy Ledbetter told the gathering at the dedication the women buried in the original section were ages 27 to 58; the men were ages 22 to 65; and the children from 7 days to 18.

Thu
14
Apr

2 Cuero men arrested on drug charges

Deputies from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block N. Hunt in Cuero at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. 

The search warrant was in response to alleged drug trafficking that was occurring from the residence. The search warrant netted 12 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphilia.

DeVonte Jackson, 18, of Cuero was arrested and charged with one count possession of drug paraphilia and four counts of delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone. Jackson is being held on bonds totaling $44,000.

Martin Perez, 19, of Cuero was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Both are currently being held at the DeWitt County Jail.

Pictrured is DeVonte Jackson.

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