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Tue
22
Dec

St. Mark's celebrates Christmas Eve

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Christmas is in the air and with it comes time with family. Christmas Eve church services are one place many families attend together during the holidays and one such Cuero church has celebrated a candlelight service for many years.
 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s present house of worship was dedicated Christmas Eve of 1939, according to church history.
 
Several current church members talked about their time at the church and what the candlelight service has meant to them.
 
The exact start of the candlelight service is not certain, but it is suspected to be upwards of 65 years.
 
Mon
21
Dec

YISD board, superintendent business as usual

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It will be business as usual for the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees and for YISD superintendent Carl Krug come Jan. 4, 2016.

The board of trustees had a special called meeting on Dec. 21 to consider/discuss possible voluntary superintendent severance agreement. Legal consultation with attorney Shellie Krow was held in closed session just over two hours.

After closed session the board took no action on superintendent severance agreement or action on an interim superintendent.

Krow said, “Mr. Krug did not resign. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the items on the agenda.”

President of the board Mark Weischwell said, “Why they were put on [the agenda] and why we called the meeting is confidential.”

Krow responded, “What led up to that point was an attorney/client conversation.”

Tue
15
Dec

'The hand I was dealt'

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

If someone said that Johnathon Garcia   did not have a leg to stand on, by physical appearances they may be right, but they could be no closer to the truth.

Garcia graduated Nordheim High School May 1999. In August he was involved in a vehicle accident where the outcome was tragic for him, the family and the community.

Tue
15
Dec

Prickly Pear Cafe receives check

Robert Oliver, owner of the Prickly Pear Café, received a check for $10,000 from Charles Papacek, President of the Cuero Development Corporation for the Completion of the Main Street Façade Program. This matching grant program partially paid for the restoring of the historic gas station façade, at 213 N. Esplanade, to its original appearance.
Tue
15
Dec

Christmas cheer with Pet Adoptions

Pet Adoptions of Cuero would love to have any potential adopters in the Crossroads area stop by soon to see their selection of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. The adoption center at 407 US Highway 183 South has its biggest selection ever of orphaned pets needing to find forever homes in time for Christmas.
 
The shelter hours are every day, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or an after-hours appointment can be arranged, just call 361-243-8550. For families that might want to surprise their children - come out now to choose the perfect pet, fill out the adoption forms and your "surprise" pet will be held until Christmas Eve. The volunteers have even offered to deliver these cuties on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. What a wonderful surprise to have your pet delivered with a big holiday bow just in time to celebrate with their new adopted family.
 
Tue
15
Dec

St. John's honors congregants

St. John's Lutheran Church in Westhoff honored their congregants who are eighty years old or older at their church service on Sunday, December 13th.
 
The church has nineteen members in that age group, including Joyce Afflerbach, Edwin Baros, Victor Boehl, Leona Caskey, Janie Goehring, Angelene Hilbrich, Irene Hilbrich, Joycie Kahlich, Norman Kahlich, Nelda Kahlich, Nola Koenning, Edna Markman, Earlene Montgomery, Adrian Mueller, Burnice Nolte, Roy Nolte, Leona Riedesel, Laverne Schlenker, and Barney Whitehead.  Congregants sang "Faith of Our Fathers" during the service as a tribute to the older generations.
 
After the service, a potluck luncheon was served in the adjacent parish hall and enjoyed by all of the attendees.  St. John's Lutheran Church in Westhoff is led by Pastor William Hill.
 
 
Tue
15
Dec

Westhoff students visit San Antonio theater

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Westhoff ISD’s entire student body traveled to San Antonio’s Magik Theater to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The portrayal of this timeless classic mezmorized the audience from start to finish. The lovable characters from Charles Schultz entertained with great acting and singing with the storyline close to the original cartoon with an updated dance performance by Snoopy. 
 
Fifth grader Haelie Hale exclaimed, “Snoopy was awesome! He did backflips and everyone was cheering! It was a very fun day.” ‘Joe Cool’ even ran through our row of Warriors and high-fived most of our students!
 
After the show, the students were treated to a delicious lunch at Big Lou’s Burgers. The students were thrilled to see and partake in Big Lou’s signature Big Burger. The faculty, students and staff would like to thank the PTC for making this trip possible. Everyone had a great time!
 
Tue
15
Dec

Sullivan named Firefighter of the Year

Cuero Fire Department would like to congratulate Cuero Volunteer Firefighter Josh Sullivan for being named Cuero Volunteer Fire Department 2015 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Sullivan is pictured at the Cuero Fire Station.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
15
Dec

2nd Annual Deck the Downtown

Judging for Cuero Main Street’s 2nd Annual Deck the Downtown contest was held last Monday, Dec. 7. Competition was fierce this year as the window displays were all superb. First place went to Rodeo Gypsy, second to Ginger B’s, and third to A Special Stitch. There were 11 participating businesses for this year’s contest, including: Wagner’s Hardware & Gifts, St. Michael’s School, Be., Friends, Bibles 4 Peoples, Badda Bling, Double Bar K Boutique, and The Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas. Prizes included a $400 reimbursable façade grant, a customizable design package from Gem Creative and a $100 reimbursable façade grant.
 
Tue
15
Dec

2016 DeWitt County holidays scheduled

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
In their last scheduled meeting of the year, DeWitt County Commissioners Court approved the county holidays for the new year and received the Jail Standards Commission inspection report.
 
Much of Monday’s meeting dealt with projects scheduled for the new year including road and bridge work,  and equipment.
 
As is customary, the court also scheduled county holidays for 2016. They include: January - New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. February - Presidents’ Day, Mon., Jan. 18.
 
March - Good Friday, March 25.May - Memorial Day, Mon., May 30. July - Independence Day, Mon., July 4.
 
September - Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 5. November - Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.
 

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