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Tue
01
Dec

Filing nearly closed for county elections

Less than two weeks remain to file for the March 1, 2016 primary election. Along with several state and national positions facing election, there will be eight local races in the election.
 
The filing period ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.
 
DeWitt County offices facing election beginning with the primaries are County Commissioners Precinct 1 and 2, County Constable Precinct 1 and 2, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, County Attorney and District Attorney.
 
Those interested in filing in the Republican primary should contact county chairman Brandi Rich-Bridges at 361-799-9514 or by mail at P.O. Box 523, Cuero, TX 77954, or by email at gopbrandi@gmail.com.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Constitutional essay contest

Winners of the Constitutional Essay Scholarship Contest from DeWitt and Lavaca Counties received their awards at  the  Life, Liberty, and Constitutional Rally held on Nov. 14, at the Hallettsville K.C. Hall. The essay contest is sponsored  yearly by the Republican Women of Yoakum Area in conjunction with Constitution Day. The rally, attended by approximately 300 people, brought together citizens to honor the scholarship winners, first responders, veterans, pastors, and educators. All were recognized for their service and contributions  to the communities.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Cuero ISD students learn about various careers

Before the Thanksgiving break, students at Cuero Junior High heard presentations from businesses throughout the community and even from a group in San Antonio. One such presentation was on the oil and gas industry which has been instrumental in DeWitt County. Employees from South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), EOG Resources and Pioneer talked to the students about the many jobs and aspect of the oil and gas industry. Other organizations who took part in the event included Cuero Police Department, Gulf Bend, Mid-Coast, Cuero Community Hospital, LifeWay, Digital Learning, Victoria Police Department, Cuero National Bank, DPS, Stevenson Unit, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Judge Mayer and the Cuero Health Department. All of the student came together late in the morning to hear a presentation called “The Ripple Effect,” about how every choice made has consequences. Students are pictured at the oil and gas program with STEER, EOG and Pioneer.

Tue
01
Dec

Meyersville ISD 2nd six weeks honor roll

Following is the Meyersville ISD honor roll for the second six weeks grading period.
 
A honor roll
First Grade — Cari Copeland, Peyton Copeland, Peyton Diebel, Hayden Leist, Cale Machen, Avery Martin, Tanner Nall, Hudson Zengerle
Second Grade — Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Andrew Hahn, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt, Amelia Walker, Carly Weischwill, Ethan Welch
Third Grade — Jackie Finney, Alexis Flessner, Olivia Nall, Evelyn Serrano
Fourth Grade — Kade Ohrt, Hayden Sanders
Fifth Grade — Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Aubry Warwas
Sixth Grade — Seth Davis
Seventh Grade — Kylee Krause
Eighth Grade — Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Stacy Serrano, Kelly Wendel
 
A/B honor roll
First Grade — Haleigh Drehr, Harmony Phillips, Emma Woytek
Second Grade  — Tyler Fulenwider
Tue
01
Dec

CISD students prepare for Charlie Brown performance

Join students from Hunt Elementary, Cuero Intermediate School and Cuero Junior High as they present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” free to the public on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Cuero Intermediate Cafeteria at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
 
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Tue
01
Dec

Pierce to perform at Luther College Christmas concert

Cuero native and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church member Brady Pierce will be performing with more than 600 musicians in the “Christmas at Luther” performances in Decorah, Iowa, where Brady attends college. The five performances begin on Thursday, Dec. 3 and last through Sunday, Dec. 6. Brady will be singing with the Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen in his first year at Luther College. Each year more than 8,000 people attend the “Christmas at Luther” performances, and past performances have been broadcast on PBS stations throughout the nation. Luther College is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with nearly 1,000 student musicians.

Tue
01
Dec

Prairie St. 4-H makes donation

The Prairie Street 4-H donated canned goods plus $50 to the Cuero Community Food Pantry. Pictured from left are secretary Isabelle Netardus, reporter Olivia Netardus, member Robert Post, president Mason Kleinecke and club manager Jennifer Netardus.
 
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Tue
01
Dec

53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show

The 53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show was held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park. There were 52 entries coming from three counties (DeWitt – 24 entries, Victoria – 21 entries, Lavaca – 7 entries), with 36 of these entries advancing to the Regional Show. The Regional Pecan Show will be held in Rosenberg on Dec. 5. 
 
The Annual Pecan Show is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County and the Pecan Show Committee. Committee members helping out this year were: Kernell Moritz, Velma Williams, Lloyd Boedeker, Roel Chacon, James Rother, Mae Rother, Marvin Bade, Bill Braden, Edith Keatts, Cheryl Scott, Patsy Harper and Sylvia Villarreal. 
 
Tue
01
Dec

City employees meet with state executive director of economic development, tourism

Bryan Daniel, left, Executive Director, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of the Governor, is seen with Cuero’s Mayor Sara Post Meyer, second from left, Patrick J. Kennedy, second from right, Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation (CDC), and Charles Papacek, right, President of the CDC, in Austin on Friday, Nov. 20. The group participated in the Governor’s Office and the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Roundtable presentation.
 
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Tue
01
Dec

Meyersville ISD veterans program

On Nov. 11, the Meyersville School welcomed Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Zengerle of the United States Army. Sergeant First Class Zengerle visited with students after the Veterans’ Day program on Nov. 11.
 
Students were excited to see various equipment and necessities of a soldier while performing his duty. Meyersville students were able to wear a soldier’s helmet and backpack, sample food from the field, and take a first hand look at a military vehicle. Sergeant First Class Zengerle also shared some of his experiences while on active duty in Bosnia and Afghanistan followed by the answering of questions from various students. 
 
After the presentation, students had an even  deeper appreciation for the true sacrifices of American military men and women – past and present.
 

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