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Local celebrities help raise money

Golden Crescent Habitat For Humanity hosted a fundraiser at The Venue in Cuero on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Local businesses purchased tables and “celebrity waiters” served them and earned tips benefitting Habitat For Humanity. There was also a silent auction and live auction with auctioneer Joe Adams. Pictured are the celebrity waiters.

The Cuero Record

Tue
01
Mar

Local businesses host 1st Responder Appreciation Lunch

Freund Funeral Home, Lantz Tire Service and S4 Irrigation held a lunch honoring first responders on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Cuero City Park Rockhouse. Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis presented a plaque to members of C-Town Cookers for preparing the meal. Pictured from left are Eric Draper, Lewis, Clayton Lantz and Jeff Smith.

The Cuero Record

Tue
01
Mar

McDonald's arches, round two

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

 

McDonald’s sign, round two.

Cuero City Council listened to a second round of discusssions at their monthly meeting last week concerning the McDonald’s restaurant sign.

As the talks concluded, Mayor Sara Post-Meyer said, “This doesn’t necessarily mean that this is the end of the line for it. We have definitely not shut the gate on making sure that the process is finished.”

She explained after the meeting, while council had heard from those opposed to the sign, she wanted council to hear from city staff explaining why the decision was made to allow the sign.

At issue is a 75-ft. tall McDonald’s sign located at the corner of Esplanade and Broadway. That was the original location of the restaurant but it recently built a new building across the street.

Tue
01
Mar

Is Lindenau Hall closing?

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

 

At 115 years old, Lindenau Rifle Club has endured time and elements.

But these days the threat comes from a different direction.

Sunday evening, Lindenau Rifle Club held its annual members meeting. There were about 30 people in attendance. A little over half were members and the others were visitors.

That is a bit unusual because at most meetings the number attending is much smaller.

Interest in Sunday’s meeting grew from a social media blog that suggested Lindenau Hall could be closing because of the lack of volunteers.

As president Clem Weber opened the meeting and his wife Susana gave the treasurer’s report, it was clear a challenge needed attention.

Tue
01
Mar

Community Leader's meeting March 4

Cuero Development Corporation will hold their next community leader’s meeting on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive. The meeting will be a state of the community address from Raymie Zella, City Manager; Skip Gjolberg, Cuero Community Hospital CEO/Hospital Administrator and Ben Colwell, Cuero ISD interim superintendent. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com.

Tue
01
Mar

TEA helps YISD progress

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

“It just did not happen overnight for to us to get ‘Improvement Required’ (IR)” said Cheri Hart, professional service provider for Texas Education Agency. She presented the academic progress report during a scheduled Yorktown Independent School Board meeting on  Feb. 22 at the Yorktown Junior High library.

“My district includes Yorktown, Nordheim and Edna. Last year I had five campuses under IR and managed to get four of those schools out of IR. I expect we will [succeed] here too,” said Hart. She continued, “Where we are did not happen overnight. With the change of administration that we have I think [principals Dr. Carlos Garza and Pamela Edwards] along with administration and staff will get us out [of IR] or real close.”

Tue
01
Mar

Speed bumps to bank balance

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Speed bumps, fund balances, and coyotes topped discussions at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting at the courthouse.

An ongoing effort to slow traffic on Cheapside Road in the northwest portion of the county met with some resistance Monday.

Rancher Tim Pennell has been asking the county to place speed bumps near his cattle company exit onto Cheapside Road. He said a hill near that ranch road prevents him from seeing oncoming traffic.

Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach said he has placed speed reduction signs in that area but more may need to be done to get the traffic to slow down.

However, he said speed bumps may cause damage to the 18-wheel trucks with trailers and could cause an oil spill.

He said sheriff’s deputies and Constable Kelly Phelps have been patrolling the area and writing citations to speed violators.

Tue
23
Feb

New stop signs slowing traffic

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The long overdue city ordnance is finally seeing octagonal red in the residential areas where some motorists use to bypass traffic on main as they speed across intersections where children are at play.

Yorktown police chief Paul Campos and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin put together a presentation for the Yorktown city council meeting held on Sept. 28, 2015 recommending 90 new stop signs.

City council heard the statistics surrounding the cause of concern. Serbin reported there are 125 intersections in Yorktown; 43 intersections with stop signs, 45 intersections with yield signs and 37 intersections without signs. Streets with the greatest number of citation are the following: Mehnert Street has recorded 374 citations with 97 citations in the school zone. Riedel Street has seen 112 citations. East 7th Street had 147 citations and W. 12th Street with 50 citations.

Tue
23
Feb

Westhoff honor roll

Following is the Westhoff ISD 4th Six Weeks honor roll and the students with perfect attendance.

A Honor Roll

Stran Gaitan, Ice Galindo, Everett Odom, Raeleigh Sturm, Connor Thigpen, Macon Thomas, Madilyn Thomas.

A/B Honor Roll

Alexis Alvarez, Andres Carmona, Laura Carmona, Leah Chennault, Chase Curlee, Dallin Galindo, Abreren Franklin, Zharia Franklin, Wyatt Gaitan, Jackie Gwosdz, Haelie Hale, Micah Montelongo, Ta’Kiya Morris, Dylan Yeoman, Isai Zamarripa.

Perfect Attendance

Tue
23
Feb

Yorktown FFA Show auction tops $121K

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The day could not have been any nicer for the 77th Yorktown FFA Stock Show and Sale held last weekend. This year there were 38 show animals (up six from last year) that raised $121,396.40 overall. The auction was well attended and the show was well supported with generous buyers. With the overall market down, auctioneer Joe Adams kept the crowd bidding for the highest bid.

Yorktown FFA advisor Brad Metting said, “The show went really well. All the exhibitors did a great job. The sale was actually a lot better than I thought it was going to be considering the economy. We really appreciate all the buyers coming out and supporting the FFA students.”

Grand champion steer and reserve champion steer followed suit as it did last year with Evan Krause winning Grand Champion steer and Jessica Garcia taking Reserve Champion steer.

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