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Tue
26
Jan

Wreck sees first fatality of new year

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

DeWitt County Sheriff’s office received a call at 6:42 a.m. on Jan. 26 of an incident where a head on collision resulted in the death of one passenger.

According to public relation officer, DPS Trooper Ruben SanMiguel, the driver, Johnny Waggoner, 70, and passenger, Peter Waggoner, 31, both of Yorktown, were driving a gray, four-door Chevy Equinox heading toward Yorktown on State Highway 72.  
The driver Lorie Patterson, 51, of Victoria, was driving a white, four-door Ford XLT F150 4X4 and was heading east.

The driver of the Chevy Equinox attempted to pass a slow moving vehicle on a no passing zone hitting the Ford truck head on at the top of the hill on the 4500 block of the highway.

The passenger of the Chevy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnny Waggoner was transported to DeTar Hospital Navarro in Victoria for non-threatening injuries. He was released the next day.

Tue
26
Jan

Education Foundation awards over $50,000 in grants

Cuero ISD Education Foundation was pleased to award $53,904.36 in grants to CISD educators on Monday, Jan. 4. The Foundation awards grants annually to the faculty and staff of CISD for resources, projects, and programs outside the scope of traditional school funding. Grants have the potential to impact every student at Cuero ISD and are made possible by the Foundation’s generous donors. Donations the Foundation receives directly fund grants, help to build the Foundation’s endowment, and help cover the Foundation’s operating expenses. This year, 14 grants ranging from $462 to $4,999 were awarded to CISD educators. A complete listing of the grants awarded can be found on the Foundation’s website (www.cueroedfoundation.org). 
 
Tue
26
Jan

31st Annual Bull, Female Sale Jan. 30

CUERO - The 31st Annual All Breeds Bull and Female Sale, to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Cuero Livestock Commission, has drawn approximately 35 bulls and 350 females. 
 
The sale is sponsored by the DeWitt County Purebred Breeders Association and the DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee. 
 
Breeds of bulls to be offered include: Angus, Charolais, Simmental, Beefmaster, Hereford, Brahman, and Polled Hereford. 
The female sale will feature bred, pairs, and open heifers of F-1 Braford (many Tiger Stripes), Brangus, Brahman, Black Baldy, Brangus Baldy and Other Crossbreds. Many of these heifers are 4-H/FFA Commercial Heifer prospects.
 
Tue
26
Jan

Vehicle registration

DeWitt County is stepping up to assist customers during the second year of the “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration.
 
Beginning on March 1, the transition year ends, and vehicles will have one convenient expiration date for inspection and registration. Here is what DeWitt County vehicle owners need to do from that point forward. Take a look at the date on your vehicle registration sticker then follow the two steps.
 
Step 1: Pass a vehicle inspection no earlier than 90 days prior to your registration expiration and retain your vehicle inspection report. To find your nearest inspection station in DeWitt County, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website.
Tue
26
Jan

TDCJ hiring seminar at Stevenson Unit

HUNTSVILLE – Current hiring opportunities and career benefits for Correctional Officers and other positions with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be presented at a hiring seminar on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Unit located at 1525 FM 766 in Cuero.
 
A recruiter will be present to explain the current pay plan, outline the employee benefits and retirement program, explain the duties and requirements of a Correctional Officer and other positions and answer questions. 
 
A $4,000 recruiting bonus is available for new Correctional Officers who agree to work at one of 19 units across the state. 
For more information about employment with the TDCJ, visit their web site at www.tdcj.texas.gov and use the link marked “Employment.”
 
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Tue
26
Jan

City-wide elections

Cuero City Council, Cuero ISD trustees and DeWitt Medical District board will have elections in May. Filing for positions on those three governing bodies began Jan. 20.
 
Cuero City Council
Three positions on Cuero City Council will face election this year. They are District 2, District 3 and mayor. Currently representing those seats are Terry Glover, District 2; Brad Hedrick, District 3; and Sara Post Meyer, Mayor.
Filing in this election will be at the city’s administrative offices through Feb. 19. 
The election will be held in May.
 
Cuero ISD trustees
Applications for a place on the Cuero Independent School District  election ballot for trustee Place 1 and Place 2 may be filed from Jan. 20 to Feb. 19. 
Applications may be filed Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tue
26
Jan

City Council approves Anixter for meter project

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council opened bids for the water and electric meter installation for the new AMI system in December 2015. Three companies bid on the project, and City Council approved the bid from Anixter at the Jan. 12 meeting.
 
“This company was very high on the electric installation but very low on the water meter installation,” city manager Raymie Zella said. “We were going to split the bid between two companies. The one that was low for electric and one that was low for water.”
 
Due to the way the bid was proposed, though, it could only be awarded solely to one bidder.
 
Zella said, “Being the bids received were over our budgeted amount, we decided to reject all bids and rebid the project but add some wording in the bid that we could split the bid between two contractors if we so chose to do so.”
 
Tue
26
Jan

Hegar named CDC speaker

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar will be the speaker at the Community Leader’s Meeting on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Cuero Council Chambers, 212 E. Main Street. Mr. Hegar was elected in November 2014 and serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, and procurement officer and revenue estimator. Before becoming Comptroller, Hegar served in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com. Call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.

Tue
26
Jan

Guns prohibited in certain county buildings

By Glenn Rea
Publisher
 
DeWitt County Commissioners Court gave its final approval to banning open carry firearms in the courthouse, annex, and detention center at its meeting Monday.
 
After reviewing the new state law that allows open carry of firearms by law abiding citizens, the court issued its order to prohibit guns in certain county buildings.
 
County Judge Daryl Fowler reported the district judges serving this county have already issued standing orders that prohibit firearms in buildings, offices or rooms where they hold their respective courts or related activities.
 
Judge Fowler also issued orders prohibiting firearms in county court, juvenile court and related common areas.
 
Open carry of firearms are already prohibited in law enforcement facilities.
 
Tue
26
Jan

CISD changes plans on superintendent search

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following an eventful start to the evening, where the Cuero school board was honored for their dedication with a dinner, the trustees and administration got down to business at the Jan. 19 meeting. The 2014-2015 annual audit report, facilities report and cheer constitution were the key topics touched on before the trustees went into closed session.
 
During the closed session near the end of the meeting, the board voted to rescind a motion made on Dec. 14, 2015 to hire an executive search firm to seek superintendent candidates. The board will now proceed with the search independently.
 
At a special meeting earlier in January, the board named Dr. Ben Colwell as interim superintendent. Dr. Colwell has 31 years experience in school administration and is a resident of DeWitt County.
 

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