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Wed
13
Apr

Brentex Mills plans June closing

Mount Vernon Mills Brentex Division of Cuero is closing its doors after many years of doing business in Cuero. Brentex Mills Inc. was acquired by Mount Vernon Mills in 1994 but has been a part of Cuero for over a century under differnt names.

It was announced on Wednesday, April 13 that the plant in Cuero would be closing down on June 12.

As of January 2016, Brentex employed 268 people, third largest employer in the city behind Cuero Community Hospital and Cuero Independent School District.

Tue
12
Apr

Bluebonnet Conference leadership gathers

The Bluebonnet Conference of ELCA (Lutheran) Congregations met April 3 for their Annual Spring Assembly, hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arneckeville outside Cuero, with congregations represented by their pastors and lay leaders.  In attendance was also the Rev. Judith Spindt, Mission Director for the ELCA in the Southwestern Texas Synod (SWT), who addressed the assembly about the upcoming synod gathering taking place in San Marcos April 29-May 1. The Bluebonnet Conference includes a geographic area of 10 counties.

Tue
12
Apr

Rotary Club turkey shoot

Cuero Rotary Club is getting ready for their 2016 Turkey Shoot on Saturday, April 16. Pictured from left are Gabe Jalufka, Brian Gomez, Warren Seidel, Sherre Esse, Carol Martin, Carver Richards and Bill Blackwell.

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Tue
12
Apr

St. Michael's Catholic School PSIA District winners

The students at St. Michael’s Catholic School participated in PSIA (Private School Interscholastic Association) District Meet in New Braunfels on Saturday, April 2. They all worked hard and represented St. Michael’s well. The following students placed at the meet:  

William Carbonara—2nd place in Listening Skills 4-5. He is going to the State Competition.

Justin Smith—6th place in Mathematics 2-3.

Bishop Whitt—4th place in Number Sense 5.

Connor Saunders—4th place in Spelling 2.

Loreli Gowens—3rd place in Creative Writing 1.

Emily Woods—2nd place Creative Writing 2.

Hannah Avant—6th place in Poetry Interpretation 4.

Macey Hahn—5th place in Poetry Interpretation 5; 5th place in Ready Writing 5.

Arrissa Carbonara—5th place in Ready Writing 3; 5th place in Storytelling 3.

Tue
12
Apr

Inclusive Child Care program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, presents an Inclusive Child Care for Preschool and School-Ages Children on Saturday, April 23. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church Fellowship in Hallettsville located at 100 N. Promenade Street in Hallettsville. The six-hour, CEU-approved training designed for child care providers and directors will cover topics including:  

Tue
12
Apr

Local groups partnering

On April 13, a group of volunteers from the Victoria County United Way, which also includes DeWitt County, and the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, are partnering to improve a home in Cuero. 

The organizations are priming the home, located at 102 Josephine, before its painted, as well as cleaning up the yard in preparation for an eligible family to call it their own. 

“Helping a family be able to move into an affordable home is not only good for that family, it’s also good for the entire community”, said Dolly Stokes, Executive Director of the Victoria County United Way. Cuero’s nine Habitat homes have added about $300,000 to the total tax base. 

Qualified low income families have their dreams fulfilled with help from the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, a Victoria County United Way local partner agency, and a non-profit Christian ecumenical housing ministry. 

Tue
12
Apr

Advanced metering system underway

For the past several years, the City of Cuero has been doing research and planning related to the replacement of the City’s existing electric and water meters with a new advanced metering system. With the change out of the meters, the system comes with a customer friendly portal called “intelaHome” which is designed for consumers to manage and monitor their home and/or office’s energy and smart home products as well as providing real-time information regarding electric and water usage.

A limited number of network communication devices and meters have been deployed and tested to ensure the system performs as expected. The next phase of full deployment will commence on April 13 and should be completed with all electric and water meters by October 2016. The meters will be replaced at different times, with the electric meter replacement likely to occur prior to the replacement of the water meter.

Tue
12
Apr

Cuero Hospital surgical team

The Cuero Community Hospital surgical staff, with Dr. V.A. Benavides, General Surgeon, has some of the latest technology to diagnose and perform surgery on patients by the least invasive means possible at their fingertips. Since he began in March, Dr. Benavides has brought a vast amount of experience on laparoscopic surgeries to the hospital. Laparoscopic surgeries decrease the amount of post op pain, recovery times, and post op infections. Having the proper equipment enables the physician to perform these procedures more efficiently. Dr. Benavides and the surgical staff at CCH, now have two new articulating suturing devices from EndoEvolution. Pictured from left are Jill Turner, RN; Dr. V.A. Benavides, General Surgeon; Kim Curlee, LVN; Hali Gott, CST and Dianne Guenther, RN.

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Tue
12
Apr

35th Annual Poor Boys cookout

The Poor Boys held their 35th annual cookout on April 2 and were able to increase their high school scholarships due to the generosity of Pete Martinez Jr. who built and donated a deer blind in memory of Poor Boys members who have passed away. The deer blind was auctioned off for $5,750. Pictured from left are Ryan Kainer, Pete Martinez Jr, Patsy Kainer and Trent Kainer.

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Tue
12
Apr

50 years in educations gives CIS principal joy

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Sometimes it can be difficult to find separation from things in life which bring joy. James Rabe, the interim principal at Cuero Intermediate School, is finding that to be the case with his career in education. Rabe has been teaching in some capacity for 50 years now, an occupation he cherishes.

Rabe started teaching in Cuero in 1965. He taught here for three years as a biology teacher during the Vietnam Era.

“There were draft notices, so I joined the Air Force, Rabe stated. “I spent four years in the Air Force as a marksmanship instructor and never left San Antonio, stayed at Lackland Air Force Base and worked on my Master’s Degree. I also got married during that time. I taught two years on the base, and I taught junior high science, then I got a call to come back as head of the science department.”

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