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Tue
15
Dec

Condie files for District Attorney

Jay Condie, of Cuero, has filed as a Republican candidate for the position of 24th Judicial District Attorney which serves DeWitt, Goliad and Refugio Counties.
 
Condie said serving as District Attorney would be a career goal for him. 
 
“Most people don’t know that in addition to my law degree I have an associate’s degree in law enforcement and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Before I graduated from college I had applied to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife and several other law enforcement agencies and then I was accepted to Baylor Law School. While at Baylor I met Ray Reese who would later recruit me to the law firm of Anderson, Smith, Null and Stofer in Victoria, which is what initially brought me to the area.”
 
Condie believes his broad experience as an attorney better prepares him to serve as District Attorney. 
 
Tue
15
Dec

Arrest made by Cuero police in burglary case

One person has been arrested in connection with a burglary in Cuero last week.
 
Police Chief Jay Lewis reports his department was investigating a burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the 2000 block of North McLeod.
 
The burglary occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Taken from the residence were 12 firearms, crossbow, chainsaw, $2,000 in cash, and a collection of coins and currency. Also taken was a 2013 Chevrolet Camero. 
 
Chief Lewis said their investigation led to the arrest of Derek Max Brewer, 26, of Cuero. He was charged with burglary of a habitation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. His bonds totalled $60,000.
 
Tue
15
Dec

The Gobblers Story

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Baseball is America’s pastime, but football reigns supreme in the state of Texas. There really is nothing quite like the Friday night lights of Texas high school football and sometimes Saturdays in December. Fox Sports Southwest and producer Jeff Power have recognized this with their series, “The Legends of Texas High School Football.”
 
Power is the producer and host of “The Cuero Gobblers Story,” which will premiere this Sunday, Dec. 20, and the process seems to have been as enjoyable as the seeing the final product.
 
“It’s been a thrill to produce and host,” Power said.
 
Thu
10
Dec

Meyersville Post Office retail services suspended

MEYERSVILLE – The U.S. Postal Service will implement an emergency suspension of the Meyersville Post Office, located at 2233 Meyersville Rd., Meyersville, TX 77974, effective close of business today, Thursday, Dec. 10. The office will be closed until further notice. Postal officials cited lack of qualified personnel as the reason for the office’s suspension, which is not a permanent closure.
 
Alternate postal retail service will be provided by the nearby Cuero Post Office, located at 301 E. Main St., Cuero, TX 77954, approximately 13 miles away. 
 
About 20 postal customers currently receive PO box delivery at the Meyersville Post Office. While this office is under an emergency suspension, these postal customers will continue to receive mail delivery to their current PO box at the Meyersville Post Office.
 
Thu
10
Dec

Name a Cuero street

Cuero City Council chose the top five street name suggestions at their Nov. 17 meeting. Cast your vote through The Cuero Record by Dec. 31 for unveiling at the City Council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
 
The top five suggestions were as follows: Roy Benavidez Lane; Master Sergeant Benavidez was born in Lindenau and grew up in El Campo,  served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Army Special Forces and received the Medal of Honor from President Ronald Reagan in 1981 as well as five Purple Hearts and the Texas Legislature Medal of Honor among other awards.
 
Fred Hansen Street; Mr. Hansen won the Gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in the Pole Vault and held the world record for two years.
 
Serendipity Lane in honor and remembrance of Ada Kirk, Cuero High School teacher who was beloved.
 
Tue
08
Dec

CIS student council sponsors food drive

Cuero Intermediate School Student Council sponsored a homeroom canned food drive. The CIS Student Council challenged all 4th and 5th grade homerooms to collect the most canned/nonperishable goods to donate to the Camal House. Ms. Looft’s homeroom was the winner, and a collective 239 pounds were donated. Pictured are members of the CIS Student Council: bottom row from left, Brandt Patek, Hannah Dolan, Carly Pullin, Bromli Watson, Mason Notaro, top row, Jessica Albrecht, Delanie Carnes, Daxton Linscomb, Abel Taylor, Dorian McCarthy and Kyle Weghorst.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
08
Dec

Cheerleaders to perform at Sugar Bowl

Cuero High School cheerleaders will be participating at the Sugar Bowl halftime show in New Orleans on Dec. 29 at the Mercedes Superdome. Donations and sponsorships are being accepted to help defray travel expenses. Contact Deborah Pedraza at 361-275-1900 (ext. 2) for more information. Pictured from left are Madison Cox (junior), Kaleigh Patek (junior), Jade Cuellar (senior), Brealyn Brown (freshman), Kensly Ley (freshman) and Kendall Van Slooten (freshman). The cheerleaders will also be competing at the UIL Spirit Competition Jan. 14-15 in Arlington.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
08
Dec

Westhoff students visit state museum

Students from Westhoff I.S.D. who reached their Accelerated Reader goal enjoyed a day field trip to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Thirty-one students were able to partake in this exciting and educational trip. The students had the opportunity to check out the many exhibits, view a 4D movie and have lunch before returning to school. Each grade group had to earn a certain amount of points to be eligible and Westhoff I.S.D. is so proud of the amount of reading these students have done to achieve this accomplishment.
 
In the second six weeks of the year, Westhoff I.S.D. had a total of 48 students with perfect attendance. This achievement means that about 75 percent of students enrolled had perfect attendance. Students that earned perfect attendance were awarded a school t-shirt. Nine students achieved “A” Honor Roll and 18 reached “A/B” Honor Roll. 
 
Tue
08
Dec

Arson determined in Cuero fire

Investigation is underway in a house fire that is believed to be intentionally set.
 
Cuero Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of East Cleveland on Tuesday, Dec. 1 around 6:30 p.m. Firemen were able to extinguish the fire limiting the damage to one area of the house although there is smoke damage throughout.
 
There was no one at the residence when the fire was discovered and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.
 
Cuero Fire Chief Buddy Harwell and Cuero police investigated the scene. State Fire Marshal’s office also investigated.
 
Chief Harwell said the fire has been determined to be arson but there are no suspects at this time. He said his office is waiting on evidence investigation by the state.
 
Tue
08
Dec

GVEC presents grant to Pet Adoptions

Thanks to members of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), eight organizations recently received a POWER UP grant, providing a financial boost for their community improvement projects. 
 
Pet Adoptions of Cuero receive a $20,000 grant through program.
 
Since the first grant distribution in 2012, the POWER UP program has awarded more than $1.2 million to 77 nonprofit and civic organizations.
 
In the most recent distribution, Pet Adoptions of Cuero, Inc. was awarded a $20,000 POWER UP grant for animal shelter building improvements. A little more than three years ago, volunteers opened this no-kill shelter to assist the community with the growing number of homeless dogs and cats. Since then, they have found homes for over 400 animals, and have spayed and neutered over 200 animals.
 

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