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Tue
25
Oct

Early voting continues until Nov. 4

Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election will continue until Nov. 4, including the following weekend hours: Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Administration Office at 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero, located behind the DeWitt County Tax Office. Watch for the “Vote Here”

 

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Tue
25
Oct

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

Imagine the Possibilities when a whole new world opens up before you and things you have never thought of appear before you. The idea of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to open the door to possibilities. The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County will celebrate Imagine the Possibilities on Sunday, Oct. 30, as the Club launches its first campaign.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

The pumpkin patch is back

Cuero’s Pumpkin Patch is back at the corner of Clinton and Courthouse streets. Four churches: First Presbyterian, First Methodist, Grace Episcopal and Saint Michael’s Catholic Church work together to offer this family-friendly fun setting for the entire community

 

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Tue
25
Oct

Gobbler Band earns spot at area contest

The Gobbler Band competed at Heroes Stadium for UIL Region 12 Marching Competition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The band received Exemplary Ratings of 1st Division Performance from all three judges. The last time the band received a 1st Division Rating in Marching was 2010.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

CHS seniors participate in mock election

Time is nearing when the country will head to the ballot box and vote for their next leader. Cuero High School seniors, the class of 2017, participated in a mock election at the DeWitt County Annex on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

County Commissioners modify staff

DeWitt County Commissioners Court took steps to modify staffing at the health department and approved contracts for juvenile detention services at their meeting Monday morning. In the past the Cuero- DeWitt County Health Department was staffed with a RN as manager but attempts to fill that position lately have failed.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

Cuero ISD stands against bullying, drugs

Cuero ISD is standing together against bullying and drugs. Cuero Junior High and Intermediate schools participated in Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Leading up to Unity Day, students from both schools took part in a poster contest sponsored by the Cuero Police Department and led by School Resource Officer Rhonda Templin.

 

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Mon
24
Oct

Drug arrests Oct. 20

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Cuero Police Department Tactical Response Unit, patrol and investigations assisted by Yoakum Police Department and Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 507 King St. in reference to an ongoing investigation for the sale of synthetic marijuana.

Officers quickly surrounded the residence and caught the primary target trying to exit the back door. The home along with all residents were detained in a matter of a minute or so. Officers located the suspected bag that the target was known to carry his narcotics in the trunk of a vehicle.

Two subjects were arrested, Dedrick Griffin, 22, and Cassandra Camacho, 20, both of Cuero. Both were charged with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2a.

The total weight with packaging of all of the recovered synthetic marijuana was approximately five pounds.

Wed
19
Oct

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

The local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is preparing to submit a proposal for Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Allocation for Phase 33 is: DeWitt County $5,000.

Funds will be awarded to local recipient agencies following approval of the local board’s proposal to the national board.

Local recipient organizations that may participate must be nonprofit; be capable of providing emergency food and/or shelter or utility assistance; use funds to supplement and extend existing resources and not to substitute or reimburse; have an acceptable accounting system; conduct and annual audit; practice nondiscrimination; have a voluntary board; complete reports electronically and be willing and capable to carry out the program in conjunction with specific federal regulations.

Tue
18
Oct

Wildcat Record roaring back to new life

Yorktown High School’s school newspaper, The Wildcat Record, has persevered throughout the years. While the newspaper’s name has stayed the same, the publication has gone through some changes. It’s pages are no longer “run off” on a hand-operated mimeograph machine -- now the it’s printed on a electric copier. News stories are no longer typeset on the familiar blue carbon sheets -- now copy is keyed in on laptop computers. Circulation of the newspaper has seen some changes, too. Once printed and circulated on a regular basis, The Wildcat Record has only been printed twice a year for the past few years.

 

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