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Tue
29
Sep

Harlan Fuchs honored by Westhoff Fire Dept.

Westhoff Volunteer Fire Department honored retired volunteer Harlan Fuchs with a plaque. Harlan has been part of the Westhoff Fire Department for 40-plus years, and they wish to thank him for all his service.
 
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Tue
29
Sep

DeWitt County 4-H horse project

The DeWitt County 4-H Horse Project is pictured in the newly painted Cuero Rodeo Arena. The DeWitt 4-H Horse Project along with Cuero Livestock Show Board and Cuero Playday Association have collaborated funds to finish painting the arena. These organizations would like to thank the Cuero City Park for allowing the use of these facilities. Pictured are, bottom row, from left, Rebecca Cox, Faith Chavez, Jackie Finney, Taryn Gayle, Kelly Wendell, Emily Cliffton, middle row, Courtney Cliffton, Morgan Goebel, Jaymee Rangnow, Jeri Ficklen, Andi Wolf, Gaige Hartery, back row, Cash Cooper, Jace Gomez, Cody Rangnow and Wyatt Cliffton.
 
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Tue
29
Sep

3 proposed annexations for the City of Cuero

City of Cuero will hold three public hearings beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers concerning three proposed annexations.
 
Combined the three areas total just over 150 acres. 
 
The largest is a 123 acre tract located on both sides of Hwy. 183 southwest of the city. Another tract is a little over 21 acres located northeast of the city between Cheatham Road and Dahlman Street. The final tract includes about six acres located  at the end of Moss Lane in the southern end of the city.
 
Council will hold two public hearings on these proposed annexations. The second public hearing will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at city administration building.
 
The vote on annexation will be held at the November meeting.
Tue
29
Sep

CDC Leader's Meeting Oct. 2

The Cuero Development Corporation will host October’s Community Leaders’ Meeting on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 a.m. at Trust Texas Bank, 121 E. Courthouse St. Jimmy Smith, Warden for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Stevenson Unit will be the speaker. Warden Smith has been employed with Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutional Division since 1993 and has worked at six different state institutions. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com. Call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.
 
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Tue
29
Sep

Gas prices on decline in Cuero

Gas consumers in Cuero are currently enjoying a hefty savings at the pump. As of Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, gas prices were as low as $1.71, a drastic decrease from the recent cost in town which was well over $2.
 
Until the new H-E-B pumps opened, gas was much cheaper just down the road in Victoria. Now, it is nearly 20 cents less to fill up in Cuero compared to its neighbor to the south.
 
On Sept. 23, the cheapest gas in Victoria was selling for $1.91 which is still well below the national average of $2.29, according to GasBuddy.
 
In Texas, the average price is $2.04 per gallon. Gas has continually fallen throughout the state and even nation over the past year. Texas’ prices have dropped over a dollar in the past year.
 
“The price of oil averaged $45.46, a minor increase of 30 cents compared to the week before,” per GasBuddy.
 
Tue
29
Sep

City starts contract with TDS Thursday

City of Cuero has contracted with Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) of Creedmore for garbage and recyclables collection. TDS will start the service Thursday, Oct. 1.
 
The city and TDS have been busy delivering recyclable roll-outs to residents in preparation for the start-up date.
 
According to the city’s website, these 96-gallon carts are clearly labeled for usage. The residential trash cart will be serviced once a week and the recycle cart will be serviced every other week. 
 
A color-coded map of the garbage pick-up schedule can be seen on Page 3 of this edition of The Cuero Record.
 
Cuero City Manager Raymie Zella encouraged citizens thay may have issues as a result of the conversion to contact the city at 275- 6114. 
 
Zella reminds residents instructions for recyclables is posted on top of the roll-out cart (with a brown lid).
Tue
29
Sep

Help name a Cuero street

You can help City of Cuero name a street.
 
In last week’s meeting, city council agreed to hold a contest to name a street here. 
 
The street is about one block long and is located between the GVEC Home store and the Benavidez Memorial across from Cuero High School. Currently the street has no name. It connects East Broadway and Courthouse Street.
 
Councilman Bill Matthys suggested a contest to name the street. He said people should submit their suggestions online, send them to the newspaper or by written nomination through the mail.
 
It was suggested the council would pick their top three choices and allow the public to vote for their favorite.
 
Nominations would be accepted for the next 45 days.
 
Tue
29
Sep

County lifts burn ban

By Glenn Rea
Publisher
 
County fathers agreed to lift the burn ban at their meeting Monday. They also adopted a tax rate and budget for the new fiscal year.
 
Following seasonal weather changes and some showers over the past couple of weeks, the court agreed to lift the burn ban that had been in effect since the end of August.
 
Court did remind rural residents if they plan a controlled burn to contact DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and let them know.
 
Otherwise, the smoke may result in a brush fire alarm to one of the volunteer fire departments and a possible fine.
 
Concluding their fiscal year, the court adopted its new budget and tax rate Monday.
 
Tue
29
Sep

City council approves hotel-motel tax funds for local organizations

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Tourism, show barn plans, appointments, and building codes were just some of the items Cuero City Council tackled at the meeting last week.
 
A portion of the hotel-motel tax rebated to the city each year is designated for organizations to promote tourism locally. 
 
Three requests for a portion of those funds were heard by council. They were Cuero Turkeyfest Association, DeWitt County Heritage Museum and Cuero Chamber of Commerce - Cuero Heritage Museum.
 
Annette Rath and Cory Thamm spoke on behalf of Turkeyfest. They  were requesting $20,000 for marketing purposes and $50,000 for musical entertainment and children’s events.
 
Thamm say last year’s Turkeyfest entertainment budget was about $119,000. That included hotel rooms for the entertainers, entertainer and production fees.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Designing history

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
A.J. Simpson has opened The Emporium in Cuero, adding to the already substantial career of the interior designer, art collector and historical philanthropist, to name a few. To say the least, Simpson is a man of many hats who is now bringing a new business endeavor to the city of Cuero, a place which he is happy to call home.
 
Simpson was born in France and has spent much time in Europe, where he received most of his informal but impressive knowledge of art and history. Through the years he has been quite active. From working on Dolph Briscoe’s campaign for Texas governor in the early 1970s to helping Cuero’s Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum receive funding, he has always had something to do.
 

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