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Valerie Kimes book signing

On March 17 at 4 p.m., the Cuero Public Library invites the community of Cuero and surrounding areas to meet the wonderful children’s story teller Valerie Kimes, as she presents: “The Case of the Missing Valentines.”

Valerie Kimes is the mother of three fabulous daughters and the grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Valerie retired from her job as a preschool teacher and is currently pursuing her passion to write children’s literature. With the support of her husband Louis Kimes, grandchildren, nieces and nephews she finally realized her dreams with the publication of her first book, in the Spring of 2014, “Tree Love.”

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CCH to add landscape lighting

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero Community Hospital held two board meetings in February including a special meeting on Feb. 18.

Hospital directors met on Feb. 18 to appoint a new board member to fill the unexpired term of Richard Weber. Carlyle Stakes was accepted and took part in his first official meeting on Feb. 25.

Chief Executive Officer Skip Gjolberg’s contract was also discussed, as he has accepted a new position at a hospital in West Virginia. Skip’s last day with CCH is March 13.

There were many items to discuss at the Feb. 25 meeting including continued deliberation on the renovations to Cuero Medical Clinic and Bohman Clinic.

It was decided for the building committee to meet again and hear from doctors and staff about the proposed renovations to the clinics before a decision is agreed upon.

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Mar

Heart Health Month presentation

In support of Heart Health Month, Dr. Harish Chandna gave a presentation to the Cuero Pilot Club, educating them about heart attacks. Dr. Chandna is one of the three Cardiologists with Victoria Heart and Vascular Center, and is also an Outpatient Specialist seeing cardiology patients at Cuero Community Hospital on Tuesdays. Pictured from left are Pauline Planko, Becky Koranek, Laura Tiffin and Dr. Chanda.

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Mar

Local celebrities help raise money

Golden Crescent Habitat For Humanity hosted a fundraiser at The Venue in Cuero on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Local businesses purchased tables and “celebrity waiters” served them and earned tips benefitting Habitat For Humanity. There was also a silent auction and live auction with auctioneer Joe Adams. Pictured are the celebrity waiters.

The Cuero Record

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Mar

Local businesses host 1st Responder Appreciation Lunch

Freund Funeral Home, Lantz Tire Service and S4 Irrigation held a lunch honoring first responders on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Cuero City Park Rockhouse. Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis presented a plaque to members of C-Town Cookers for preparing the meal. Pictured from left are Eric Draper, Lewis, Clayton Lantz and Jeff Smith.

The Cuero Record

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01
Mar

McDonald's arches, round two

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

 

McDonald’s sign, round two.

Cuero City Council listened to a second round of discusssions at their monthly meeting last week concerning the McDonald’s restaurant sign.

As the talks concluded, Mayor Sara Post-Meyer said, “This doesn’t necessarily mean that this is the end of the line for it. We have definitely not shut the gate on making sure that the process is finished.”

She explained after the meeting, while council had heard from those opposed to the sign, she wanted council to hear from city staff explaining why the decision was made to allow the sign.

At issue is a 75-ft. tall McDonald’s sign located at the corner of Esplanade and Broadway. That was the original location of the restaurant but it recently built a new building across the street.

Tue
01
Mar

Is Lindenau Hall closing?

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

 

At 115 years old, Lindenau Rifle Club has endured time and elements.

But these days the threat comes from a different direction.

Sunday evening, Lindenau Rifle Club held its annual members meeting. There were about 30 people in attendance. A little over half were members and the others were visitors.

That is a bit unusual because at most meetings the number attending is much smaller.

Interest in Sunday’s meeting grew from a social media blog that suggested Lindenau Hall could be closing because of the lack of volunteers.

As president Clem Weber opened the meeting and his wife Susana gave the treasurer’s report, it was clear a challenge needed attention.

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Mar

Community Leader's meeting March 4

Cuero Development Corporation will hold their next community leader’s meeting on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive. The meeting will be a state of the community address from Raymie Zella, City Manager; Skip Gjolberg, Cuero Community Hospital CEO/Hospital Administrator and Ben Colwell, Cuero ISD interim superintendent. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com.

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Mar

TEA helps YISD progress

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

“It just did not happen overnight for to us to get ‘Improvement Required’ (IR)” said Cheri Hart, professional service provider for Texas Education Agency. She presented the academic progress report during a scheduled Yorktown Independent School Board meeting on  Feb. 22 at the Yorktown Junior High library.

“My district includes Yorktown, Nordheim and Edna. Last year I had five campuses under IR and managed to get four of those schools out of IR. I expect we will [succeed] here too,” said Hart. She continued, “Where we are did not happen overnight. With the change of administration that we have I think [principals Dr. Carlos Garza and Pamela Edwards] along with administration and staff will get us out [of IR] or real close.”

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Mar

Speed bumps to bank balance

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Speed bumps, fund balances, and coyotes topped discussions at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting at the courthouse.

An ongoing effort to slow traffic on Cheapside Road in the northwest portion of the county met with some resistance Monday.

Rancher Tim Pennell has been asking the county to place speed bumps near his cattle company exit onto Cheapside Road. He said a hill near that ranch road prevents him from seeing oncoming traffic.

Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach said he has placed speed reduction signs in that area but more may need to be done to get the traffic to slow down.

However, he said speed bumps may cause damage to the 18-wheel trucks with trailers and could cause an oil spill.

He said sheriff’s deputies and Constable Kelly Phelps have been patrolling the area and writing citations to speed violators.

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