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Tue
10
May

Sen. Kolkhorst visits Cuero

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Senator Lois Kolkhorst may do more hunting and fishing than golf these days, but she still enjoys the game and remembers the first place she took part in a competitive event, right here in Cuero. Kolkhorst was back in town May 6 for the monthly Cuero Development Corporation’s Community Leaders’ meeting and made it clear about her fondness for Cuero.

“I placed second and received a golf trophy with green on it,” Kolkhorst said of her first golf event in Cuero.

Since playing in Cuero, she went on to TCU in Forth Worth, where she played golf and earned a degree in journalism.

As a state senator, Kolkhorst has enjoyed her time in this district.

“I was born and raised in this district,” Kolkhorst stated. “I understand the people. I’m fond of the Crossroads.”

Kolkhorst represents 21 counties including Lavaca and Washington.

Sat
07
May

YISD will see two new members on school board

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The general election is over and the votes have been tallied. The Yorktown City Council will not see any changes this year as the three incumbents were re-elected. However, the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees will see two new board members take their new seat with one incumbent to remain.

During the early election the school board trustees tallied 1,155 votes with Debbie Kneese ahead with 292 votes; DeNeice Sinast with 277 votes; and Todd Metting with 206 votes. Trailing close behind was Patti Harbos with 183 votes.

On election day, May 7, 833 votes were cast with similar results. Kneese was clearly the winner with a total of 516 votes. Sinast collected a total of 461 votes and Metting came in with the third highest tally of 375 votes.

Thu
05
May

CCH Board names Lynn Falcone new CEO

The Cuero Community Hospital Board announced the appointment of Lynn Falcone as their new hospital CEO at their May 5 board meeting. With over two-dozen applicants from a national and regional search provided through Methodist Healthcare’s recruitment efforts, Falcone was the final candidate from a field of highly experienced and professional applicants. 

Tue
03
May

Lot next to city hall cleared to house YVFD fire trucks

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

What was once the Wolf Grocery Store, that stood next to the C.R.F. Randow building, is nothing but a concrete foundation awaiting it’s next purpose.

The property was once used by Dollar General Store until they built their new building further north on State Highway 72. The city inspected the building and reported some serious renovations needed for repair. The major concern was the outside wall leaned away from the building which required reinforcement. The city showed interest in the purchase of the property. On March 11, the Yorktown City Council purchased  the site for the agreed price of $45,000.

The Council had the building demolished for plans to build stall bays for the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. Plans are still in the early stages.

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Tue
03
May

St. John parish hall dedication

On Sunday, April 17, St. John Lutheran Church of Westhoff dedicated their state-of-the-art parish hall with celebratory dinner and dedication service led by Pastor William Hill.

The original St. John Lutheran parish hall was built on vacant lots by the congregation in 1949. This parish hall was dedicated in July 1949.

What began as a tiny seed on Sept. 20, 2011, when the idea was presented at a church council meeting to build a new parish with new restrooms, kitchen, conference work room and multipurpose room, it became a reality Sunday, April 17. Draft plans were executed by John Capelo and left on an easel in the church for members to peruse for several months. Input was given by everyone. Eventually, an overwhelming positive vote was taken for the go ahead, and Brad Kocurek of Rawley McCoy & Associates of Victoria was hired to complete this architectural drawing and process.

Tue
03
May

Cuero PD tracks down run-a-ways

Two juvenile run-a-ways kept law enforcement busy from Cuero to Port Aransas last week.

Cuero Police received a call on April 27 that two juveniles, a boy, 16, and a girl, 15, possibly boyfriend and girlfriend, were missing and believed to be run-a-ways.

It was reported the female had taken about $800 from her family.

On Wednesday, April 29, the police received word the teenagers had been seen at an abandon trailer on FM1447. Later, the pair was believed to be at Riverside Park in Victoria.

A description of the young people resulted in an officer in Port Aransas reporting he had located them and detained them for Cuero Police. Their parents were notified and the two were returned to Cuero where they will be referred to Juvenile Probation Department.

Cuero Police also report they are investigating a break-in at Cuero High School. The burglary occurred Friday when a window was broken to gain access to the school. 

Tue
03
May

41st Annual DCSWCD awards program

DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 41st annual awards program and banquet recently at St. Michael’s Hall in Cuero.

With board chairman Arlen Goebel serving as master of ceremonies, awards were presented to students for essays and posters and top county conservationists.

Receiving the Conservation Farmer/Rancher award was Tyler Luddeke. Conservation Teacher award went to Diana Gwosdz.

The Wildlife Conservation award went to Dennis Davis and the Friend of Conservation award went to Tommy Watson.

In the junior division of the essay contest, first place went to Brennon Green and second place went to Julianna Merida. Both attend Yoakum Junior High.

Third place went to Macey Hahn who attends St. Michael’s School.

Tue
03
May

Monarch butterfly city dedication

The city of Cuero will issue a proclamation on Friday, May 6 declaring Cuero a monarch butterfly friendly city at 9 a.m. at city hall. Join Mayor Meyer, Senator Lois Kolkhorst, 4th grade students from Mrs. Fuchs’ classes, and fellow Cuero citizens at this special event.

Then join the 4th grade students at Cuero Intermediate who have been working diligently over the last several weeks to improve the butterfly garden and achieve Way Station status for the Texas state insect.

Students have planted over 1000 seeds with more than 200 milkweed seeds among them in preparation of the plant sale. These students can distinguish between host and nectar plants and advise you as to which you need and why. You may also be lectured about pesticides.

Monarch Waystation tours and a plant sale will be held Thursday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cuero Intermediate school. Find them on the back porch or in the gardens.

Tue
03
May

DeWitt County births at CCH

Following are the birth announcements from Cuero Community Hospital.

Cindy and Christopher Long of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 15 at 11:22 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Rebecca and Evan Overby of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 19 at 9 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and 18.5 inches in length.

Erica Rawlinson and Triston Thorne of Cuero on the birth of a daughter on April 22 at 6:17 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 9.6 ounces and 19 inches in length.

Cainlin Villarreal and Lawrench Carrasco of Karnes City on the birth of a daughter on April 27 at 5:42 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 8.8 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Kelsie Crawley and Lucas Peterson of Cuero on the birth of a son on April 27 at 7:45 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and 19.5 inches in length.

Tue
03
May

Westhoff ISD awards

On April 20 at 7 p.m., several students from Westhoff I.S.D. were honored for their participation in the DeWitt County Soil and Water District essay and poster contest. The Senior Division Essay Winner is, 3rd place, Dylan Yeoman. Poster Contest winners are: 1st place, Laura Carmona; 2nd place, Micah Montelongo; 3rd place, Karissa Gonzales. Also honored from Westhoff School was their third and fourth grade teacher Diana Gwosdz. The district selected her as the Conservation Teacher of the year. Pictured are front row, Karissa Gonzales, Micah Montelongo, Laura Carmona, back row,  Ruth Killough, Diana Gwosdz, Paddy Burwell and David Kennedy. Not pictured is Dylan Yeoman.

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