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Tue
05
Jan

Applications for ballot by mail accepted

January 1, 2016 is the first day the DeWitt County Elections Office will begin accepting Annual Applications for Ballot by Mail.
 
Once an application is accepted the voter will then receive a ballot by mail for every eligible election during the 2016 calendar year. If you have received ballots by mail in past years, you will need to renew your application.
 
Only the following persons may vote early by mail: those 65 years of age or older; those with a disability; those who will be absent from the county on election day; those who are confined in jail but not yet convicted and those who participate in the address confidentiality program.
 
Tue
05
Jan

Deputy registrar training

The DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registration Office is offering Deputy Voter Registrar Training on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The training will be held at the Elections Office, 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero and will begin at 1 p.m. 
 
Register for the class by calling 361-275-0859 or you may send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us. Either call or email them by noon on Monday, Jan. 11 to register. This will assist their office in being prepared for the number of trainees.
 
If no one contacts the office to register by the deadline, the class will be cancelled for the month of January.
Tue
05
Jan

Kindness of local woman saves dog

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
A nearly sad ending to 2015 has turned into a joyful start to 2016. An 18-month-old yellow lab was shot and badly injured. If not for the kindness of a DeWitt County woman, the dog would have died.
 
Linda Morgan found the yellow lab named Buddy and took him to the vet, even starting a gofundme account to raise money to pay for expenses.
 
Carl Bowen, the owner of the dog, was not sure what happened to his beloved pet but was grateful upon hearing he was alive and well.
 
Bowen, a DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy, left one morning at 2 a.m. when he was called out to a shooting in Yoakum.
 
“I’d figured I’d be back by daylight but didn’t get back until around 9 that night, and my dog wasn’t there,” Bowen said.
 
Tue
05
Jan

Playday for a cause

Join the Cuero Playday Association in “Playday for a cause,” The Nate Boehl Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 30.
 
Nate was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) at the age of two. This special Playday is all about Nate and his bigger than Texas smile. All proceeds from the Playday, concessions (bake sale) and silent auction (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) will go straight back to Nate.
 
The Playday starts at 9 a.m. at the Cuero Rodeo Arena, 501 Airport Rd., Cuero.
 
Events include straights, stakes, poles and cloverleaf. The cost is $15 per event and participants must enter three out of the four events to be eligible for prizes.
 
Age classes include leadline inexperienced rider (0-6), peewee (0-6), intermediate (7-10), juniors (11-13), seniors (14-17) and adults (18+). All classes will receive high point buckles and all leadliners receive prizes.
 
Tue
05
Jan

The conclusion of 2015

July 1 - Andrew Heard, who passed away from lung cancer in 2013, was working on a book for his daughter Ellie during his final days. Through the hard work of his widow Bailey Heard, “The Ellie Project” has now been published by Clovercroft Publishing.
 
July 1 - The Cuero Record publisher Glenn Rea has been elected the 138th president of Texas Press Association.
Election of officers for the association was held during the TPA leadership retreat held in Austin June 20.
Rea has served as publisher of The Cuero Record for close to 30 years. He has been a part of the newspaper industry for 50 years.
 
July 8 - Tammy Davila Ortiz, 47, of Victoria was arrested on July 1 by DeWitt County Constable on a warrant obtained by the Texas Rangers for Violation of Civil Rights of a person in custody.
 
Tue
29
Dec

Christmas Eve burglary under investigation by DCSO

DeWitt Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a burglary Christmas Eve.
 
A camphouse located on McCurdy Road was burglarized according to the owners. The burglary occurred sometime earlier in the week. Taken was about $20,000 worth of guns and ammunition.
 
The offense is under investigation.
Tue
29
Dec

High-speed pursuit in DeWitt County

A man that attempted to evade arrest was injured in a high-speed pursuit through DeWitt County Saturday, Dec. 26.
The incident started around 2 p.m. when Cuero Police officer Jason Kuecker saw two vehicles speeding through a Cuero neighborhood on Fischer Street.
 
He began a pursuit of the vehicles that were traveling north on Old Cheapside Road. The drivers refused to stop as vehicle speeds reportedly reached 80 mph.
 
One of the drivers lost control of his vehicle on a curve and it struck an abandoned vehicle parked on the side of the road.
Officer Kuecker called for assistance and located the driver in front of his wrecked vehicle. Because the driver was injured, Cuero Community Hospital EMS was called to assist.
 
While Kuecker was contacting EMS the driver apparently crawled about 10 yards into a brush area.
 
Tue
29
Dec

Westhoff ISD students showcase Christmas performance before break

On Thursday, Dec. 17 students at Westhoff put on an amazing musical performance of “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown.” With over one hundred people in attendance, the students really wowed the crowd.
 
Jean Marie Landolt, math teacher and play director, had this to say at the introduction of the performance.  “Immediately following the completion of the Veterans’ Day program, our kids began working on the Christmas program. They have been working very hard each day and I feel you will be impressed. This is one of the best programs we have ever worked on.”
With songs like “I Ain’t No Willie Nelson sung by Santa Claus, played by Dylan Yeoman and “We’re Going to Branson,” it was a real country music show. There was even a treat from Minnie Pearl played by Kacey Gonzalez. The students closed out the show with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
 
Tue
29
Dec

AARP Smart Driver Program in Cuero

The AARP Smart Driver Program will again be offered in DeWitt County, beginning in January. The course (formerly known as 55 Alive) is again being offered for licensed driver of DeWitt and surrounding counties.
 
The course will be presented at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 211 N. Clinton in Cuero on Jan. 5, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m.
 
AARP developed this four-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers 50 years and older improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. Volunteer instructor Bob Wood will be presenting this course through a combination of group discussion and powerpoint presentation.
 
Tue
29
Dec

Cutting DeWitt County's ponytails

Relay For Life and Hope Butterflies Team are coming together for a Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event, created in partnership with HairUWear and the American Cancer Society. Pantene Beautiful Lengths is the first campaign that encourages individuals to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
 
The event is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Cuero City Park.
 
For more information, contact Shanna Burge at 281-785-9354 or shannaburge@sbcglobal.net or Rhonda Ideus at 361-564-0435 or rhonda_ideua@yahoo.com.
 
For more information about Pantene Beautiful Lengths and ways to get involved in the program, visit www.Pantene.com or call 1-800-945-7768.

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