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Tue
16
Feb

Cuero ISD 2014-15 report card

The Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) for the 2014-15 school year is now available at http://tea.texas.gov/tprs.aspx.
 
 The TPRS, which provides detailed results at the school, district, region, and state levels, includes information previously unreleased in the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR). Performance and participation results for 2015 include assessments for STAAR grade 3-8 mathematics, STAAR A, and STAAR Alternate 2 and are reported for the following additional student groups: Economically Disadvantaged/Non-Economically Disadvantaged, Male/Female, Special Education/Non-Special Education, At Risk/Non-At Risk, Migrant/Non-Migrant, English Language Learners (ELLs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Non-CTE.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Westhoff spellers advance

Westhoff ISD would like offer to their sincere congratulations to eighth grader Allyssa Gamez and fourth grader Macon Thomas. On Thursday, Feb. 11 both students competed at the Spelling Bee held at St. Michaels. Macon Thomas was a winner and Allyssa Gamez was alternate. Dallin Galindo traveled with the spellers as team alternate. The next competition will take place Tuesday, March 22 in Victoria. Pictured from left are District Spelling coordinator Ruth Killough, Macon Thomas and Allyssa Gamez.
 
Photo contributed by Dallin Galindo
Tue
16
Feb

Wreck claims Yorktown man

Just 44 days into this new year and DeWitt County has seen its third wreck that resulted in a fatality.
Saturday afternoon a one vehicle wreck occurred near the intersection of Zorn Road and Bursch Road south of Yorktown off Hwy. 237.

There were three people in a 2009 Pontiac G6 when driver Vaughn Kristopher Saunders, 21, of Yorkown lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times into a nearby pasture.

One of the passengers in the car was ejected during the wreck. He was Lane Ernest D. Gladue, 18, of Yorktown. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson at 5:45 p.m.

An Air Life helicopter from requested from San Antonio and carried passenger Lex Austin Gladue, 20, of Yorktown to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment of head injuries. He was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Tue
16
Feb

Cuero Hospital CEO resigns

Cuero Community Hospital CEO Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg has submitted his letter of resignation to the hospital’s directors.
 
Gjolberg has served as CEO since October 2013. He is only the second administrator for the hospital in the last decade.
 
During his tenure at CCH the hospital district has acquired or in the process of acquiring seven area rural medical clinics and nine nursing homes.
 
Also the hospital has approved an administrative services agreement with Methodist Healthcare Systems located in San Antonio.
 
As a part of that administrative services agreement, Gjolberg became an employee of Methodist Healthcare Systems but continued as the CEO of Cuero Community Hospital.
 
Gjolberg reports he has accepted a similar position with a another rural hospital.
Tue
16
Feb

Kolkhorst appointed to Texas Ports committee

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst has been appointed to the newly established Senate Committee on Texas Ports by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. The committee has been established to specifically study the economic benefit of the Panama Canal expansion to Texas ports. 
 
“The impact of Texas ports doesn't stop at the water's edge. In fact, Texas ports provide a major impact to our local and statewide economies; reportedly generating around $82 billion in personal income and 1.4 million jobs,” said Kolkhorst. “This committee will focus on what our ports must do to remain competitive. As someone who represents nearly a third of the Texas coastline, I thank Lt. Governor Patrick for the appointment.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

Republicans host forum for local candidates

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

A lively group of nearly 200 people gathered at the Cuero Park Clubhouse on Feb. 11 to hear Republican candidates running for DeWitt County Sheriff, District Attorney and 135th Judicial District Judge. Kenneth Buelter, Goliad County Republican chairman, was the master of ceremonies.

Each of the candidates gave a three minute speech why they believe they are the most qualified. Buelter then asked each member a set of questions (same questions for each member based on the position they are seeking).  

Tue
16
Feb

Four backgrounds, one family

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
There is nothing prepackaged about the ladies who work at Andy’s Quick Stop in the same way there is nothing prepackaged in the tortillas they make everyday and work is another day in the park.
 
Kayin Smith, Irna Estrada, Christina Gonzales and Alma Rizo come from far away backgrounds but to see them together they are like family.
 
Smith, 45 years old, is from China and has known hard work since she was 8 years old. 
 
Gonzales said, “She told me her story and it is so sad. It almost makes me cry. She lived on a farm and took care of her mom and dad.”
 
Smith said, “I was always hungry. I had to wait for family (mom, dad, two brothers and one sister) to come home then I work to feed them. I prepared all the food. I carried sacks home on my back.” 
 
Tue
16
Feb

Dickschat named DeWitt County 4-H Coordinator

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Joseph Dickschat was recently named the 4-H Coordinator for DeWitt County and has jumped right in during the busiest time of year, stock show season. He started Feb. 1.
 
“The biggest thing for me is I love to work with kids,” Dickschat noted. “I got a little brother who’s a sophomore in high school. I help coach his baseball team. I love workin’ with them and their 4-H projects. I really enjoy that.”
 
Dickschat is an Aggie from Brenham, graduating from Texas A&M in May 2015 with a degree in animal science. He grew up in 4-H, showing market hogs and heifers.
 
“I’ve been involved in 4H my whole life,” Dickschat said. “My whole family is Aggies. By my freshman year at A&M, I knew I wanted to be a county extension agent.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

CCH welcomes new physicians

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Community Hospital welcomed two new physicians to the community with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Paul Willers, II, D.O. and his wife, Susan Mims, P.A.-C.
 
Dr. Willers and Mims met while in high school in Lake Jackson and have an 18-month-old son, Liam.
 
The decison to come to Cuero became clear upon meeting the people.
 
“People here [in Cuero] were extremely nice and welcoming,” Willers said. “Things like this - welcoming parties - don’t happen at other hospitals.”
 
At Cuero Medical Clinic, Dr. Willers will be able to build his obstetrics practice, while Mims will start accepting new patients at Bohman Clinic in March.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Auction set to benefit El Shaddai expansion

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The inn is full so rather than turn people away it was time to build.

Those were the words that the board of directors at El Shaddai Retreat Center have talked about for the last two years and it came to fruition when they broke dirt on Jan. 25 for a new building.

Mark Black, retreat director said, “The reasoning for this to come about was, there are only so many weekends in the year. Our word of mouth advertisement worked to the point that every weekend and summer is occupied.”

The building will be a new housing/multi-purpose unit at the ranch. It will house 64 guests and provide meeting and dining space as well. The building will be called the “Mission” in honor of south Texas history and will have an Alamo facade.

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