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Open carry at city hall and street closing discussed at City Council

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council covered a broad range of topics at their monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26. From open carry of firearms at city hall to a dispute over closing a dead-end street.
 
Neighbors along the end of the 400 block of West Prairie Street are asking the city to close the end of that street. However, the landowner of the property at that dead-end is against closing the street.
 
Dr. Koby Reitz owns property on both sides of Prairie Street near the dead-end. He and his wife along with two other home owners in the 400 block are asking the city to close  the street to prevent through traffic.
 
Sid Duderdstadt said he has purchased one of the lots at the end of Prairie Street and his mother owns the land just beyond the end of Prairie Street. 
 
Tue
02
Feb

Toddler story time at Cuero Library

Ms. Shannon began Toddler Story Time with a song to greet all the library friend and read a book entitled “Snowman.”
 
The children danced and shook their sillies out to several songs and rhymes that required eye and hand coordination. She then asked the children to sit down to read one more story entitled “The Biggest, Best, Snowman” and rounded it off with a familiar rhyme (5 Little Monkeys) about snowmen falling off a sled.
 
The children sang two more songs and then settled down to do a craft project, in which, they created melted snowmen pictures.
 
If you have children who are not school age yet, please consider bringing them to Toddler Story Time at the library on Mondays from 10-11 a.m.
 
Miss Shannon is wonderful. The children learn and have a good time, plus they are able to interact with one another and make friends. They hope to see you there.
 
Tue
02
Feb

City manager discusses McDonald's sign

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council was asked at its meeting Jan. 26 to reconsider actions that allowed McDonald’s restaurant to keep its tall sign at the intersection of Esplanade and Broadway. 
 
The restaurant opened in a new location about six months ago but continues to maintain its previous location as a parking lot. The tall McDonald’s sign is on that parking lot. The new location on Broadway is about one-half block from the previous location.
 
Following that council meeting, city manager Raymie Zella and city building official Robert Stoddard discussed the process that allowed McDonald’s to keep its sign.
 
Prior to 1995 Cuero did not have a sign ordinance. McDonald’s sign was erected in 1994.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Cuero Public Library strives to improve services

In an effort to improve services to the community of Cuero, its patrons and residents of DeWitt County, the Cuero Public Library is striving to provide a variety of cloud based applications that will be available to patrons through an internet connection and device of the patrons choosing.
 
The new applications being offered may be found on the City of Cuero website (www.cityofcuero.com) under the Library Department. 
 
The new applications are: World Book Online, Mango Languages, OverDrive (South Texas Digital Libraries), and their new circulatory software Atriuum. Patrons will need to create an account for each of these online databases to be able to have access to them; however, OverDrive and Atriuum require that users have a library card to be utilized. 
 
Tue
02
Feb

CCH directors discuss handgun signage, air ambulance service

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Community Hospital directors met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28 with several reports and action items.
 
Handgun signage posting requirements and air ambulance services agreement were two of the key items discussed along with Regency Healthcare System assignments.
 
CEO Skip Gjolberg issued his report and legislative update with notes on Texas rural hospitals. Texas rural hospitals continue under heavy financial stress. Medicare payment cutbacks and Affordable Care Act penalties over the past four years are reducing payments to Texas’ 174 rural hospitals by an estimated $60 million a year, per the legislative report.
Hospitals in rural areas are different than urban hospitals and must be treated differently under the Medicare system, notes the report.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Arch rival?

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Did the City of Cuero follow proper procedure when it allowed McDonald’s to keep its tall sign  after the restaurant moved?
 
That was the question pointed at council Tuesday, Jan. 26, in their monthly meeting.
 
With over 30 people in the audience, council launched a four hour meeting with the sign dominating most of that time.
 
San Antonio attorney Brian Cromeens recalled the history of McDonald’s sign. He was speaking for Jeff  Steen, a native of Cuero who now lives in Houston.
 
He said McDonald’s opened here in 1994 at the corner of Esplanade and Broadway, downtown.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Shopping center opening soon

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero residents and visitors will soon enjoy a new shopping center on the edge of town. The shopping center, located on U.S. Highway 87 South next to Partner’s Chevrolet, was built by Weaver & Jacobs Constructors with investors Live Oak Lodging.
 
The shopping center houses nine 1,000 square foot spaces with seven of them still available to be leased.
 
“We got a couple of leases right now with Edward Jones and Victory Cleaners,” Rocky Reese said, President and Managing Partner of Live Oak Lodging. “We just now put these signs up, so now we’re gonna have phone numbers for people to call. I expect that will pick up a little bit. We talked to a number of people around town about retail spaces as well: restaurants and things of that sort, UPS.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Second fatal wreck in county occurred Sunday near Cuero

A two vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon near Cuero resulted in the death of a Rockport man and injuries to a Gonzales man.
 
The wreck occurred on Hwy. 183 North in the 3500 block of North Esplanade at about 1:30 p.m.
 
According to reports Albert Faetche III, of Rockport was driving a 1994 Mercury south bound on Hwy. 183. He apparently lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway on the right side. As he attempted to get back on the roadway, he over-corrected and his car traveled into the north bound lane. His vehicle struck a 2008 Toyota driven by Ruben C. Ontiveros of Gonzales.
 
A medical transport helicopter was requested to transfer Faetche to University Hospital in San Antonio. However, Faetche died before reaching the airport to meet the helicopter.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Nordheim exceeds $75K

Nordheim FFA celebrated its annual stock show Saturday. Started in 1938, this year’s auction saw bids top $75,370 for 26 animals and 11 food, craft, and art items. The show this year was dedicated to Mayor Katherine Payne for her continued support and dedication to the youth of the Nordheim School and the Nordheim Pirates. Along with the stock show, there were also blue ribbon winners in food, craft and art categories.

Bids in 2015 totaled close to $91,000.

Additional auction photos are on Page 9.

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Tue
02
Feb

Early voting in primaries starts Feb. 16

Early voting for the March 1 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary election will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 16 and continue through Friday, Feb. 26. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday Feb. 20, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales in Cuero, behind the Tax Office.

DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive applications for ballots by mail for the March 1 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Election until Feb. 19. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.

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