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Tue
09
Feb

Improve your health with Walk Across Texas!

Walk Across Texas! will be starting in DeWitt County, as part of the Healthy South Texas Initiative, to challenge teams and individuals to walk 830 miles in eight weeks as a way to encourage participants to increase their daily physical activity. The DeWitt County kickoff will be at the Friar AG Center in the Cuero City Park. It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 following the Cuero Livestock Show Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m.
 
Over two-thirds of Texans do not meet the recommended daily physical activity levels of 30 minutes per day. Walk Across Texas! works with individuals to form teams of up to eight people and have activities that will get the team to walk 830 miles or more in eight weeks, and teach participants how to increase their daily physical activity.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Shutterbugs Photography Contest

Calling all photographers. The DeWitt County Shutterbugs invite the public to enter the 2016 and 19th Annual Photography Contest/Exhibition.
 
Prize money of $1,200 will be awarded in both the adult and youth divisions. In the adult division there are eight categories, Animals, Architecture, Black and White, Flowers/Plants, Landscapes/Scenic, Miscellaneous, Portraits/People, and Creative Effects. Photos can be taken by camera, cell phone or tablet. First place in each category will receive $50; second place will receive $40, and third place will receive $30. A special Wildflower category features a $80 award and Best in Show has a prize of $100. Adults have a $5 entry fee per photo with no limit of entries. 
 
The youth division is open to students in 8th grade or lower and has one general category. First in youth wins $30; second wins $20, and third wins $10. Youth entry fee is $3 per entry.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Long range study looks at county offices

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Plans were made Monday at DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting to study office space needs at the courthouse.

Several times in recent past, heavy rains have caused flooding and water seepage problems in the county clerk’s office in the basement of the courthouse. That office stores most of the required filings for county and residents.

Concern that some of those water problems could damage those records is one of the driving forces leading the county to study its office use space at the courthouse.

County Judge Daryl Fowler said the study would look take a long range look at the courthouse office space. He said it might include removing the clerk’s office from the basement to either other offices in the courthouse or to another facility  yet to be determined.

Tue
02
Feb

Fuchs awarded by Texas Lions Club

The Texas Lions Club held their cabinet meeting on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Yoakum Community Center.  During the meeting, Chelsea Fuchs was awarded second place in the Texas Lions District 2S-4 Outstanding Youth Contest and will receive a $500 scholarship. From the left, Lion District Governor, Billie Rae Gillas congratulates Chelsea Fuchs.
 
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Tue
02
Feb

City of Cuero receives donation

H-E-B recently donated $300 toward the purchase of animal food in support of City of Cuero Animal Control. Pictured from left are Senior Animal Control Officer Scott Sullivan, 
H-E-B Store Director Dave Epley, Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis and Animal Control Officer Donald Johnson. For 110 years, H-E-B has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico, and they continue to support their communities as strongly as ever.
 
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Tue
02
Feb

Westhoff School Spelling Bee

Westhoff School Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 12.  The winners were eighth grader Allyssa Gamez, 14, daughter of Kristal Barbontin and Brian Barbontin of Cuero and fourth grader Macon Thomas, 10, son of Jennifer Thomas of Cuero.  Sixth grader Dallin Galindo, 12, son of Kevin Galindo and Felecia Brumbelow of Cuero were the alternate winners.  Allyssa and Macon will represent Westhoff at the DeWitt County Spelling Bee on February 11 at St. Michaels’s Parish Hall at 10 am.  All three students will be treated to lunch afterwards.  
 
Shown, from left, are Dallin Galindo, Macon Thomas, Allyssa Gamez
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Tue
02
Feb

Meyersville ISD honor roll

Following is the Meyersville ISD honor roll for the third six weeks grading period.
 
A honor roll
First Grade — Cari Copeland, Hayden Leist, Peyton Diebel, Cale Machen, Tanner Nall, Emma Woytek
Second Grade — Madyx Blain, Bethanie Brewer, Andrew Hahn, Kaleigh Newman, Colton Ohrt, Carly Weischwill
Third Grade ­— Olivia Nall, Jackie Finney, Alexis Flessner, Taryn Gayle, Caleb Nagel, Kyle Nagel, Evelyn Serrano
Fourth Grade — Madalynn Kroos, Kade Ohrt
Fifth Grade — Emily Buske, Kelton Dunn, Aubry Warwas
Sixth Grade — Seth Davis
Eighth Grade — Amy Davis, Dane Foerster, Stacy Serrano, Kelly Wendel
 
A/B honor roll
First Grade — Peyton Copeland, Haleigh Drehr, Avery Martin, Hudson Zengerle
Second Grade  — Cody Cornett, Tyler Fulenwider, Amelia Walker, Ethan Welch
Tue
02
Feb

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.
 

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