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Tue
08
Dec

Walmart theft leads to felony charges

Felony theft charges were filed to a Corpus Christi man in Cuero on Sunday afternoon after Cuero police were called to an investigation at Walmart.
 
Police were notified that a man was apparently taking large-screen televisions from the store using a shopping cart.
 
When the officers arrived, they blocked the suspect’s vehicle and began a search for the man. 
 
Isaac Bernard Collins, 28, was eventually located hiding in a laundry room of a nearby apartment complex.
 
Because he had previous theft convictions, he was charged with felony theft.
 
The police recovered 10 large-screen televisions with a total value around $2,000 in his vehicle.
 
In a separate incident, two people were charged last Wednesday after police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Evers Street in Cuero.
 
Tue
08
Dec

GBRA general manager speaks at CDC meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Development Corporation held their final Community Leader’s Meeting of the year Dec. 4. W.E. “Bill” West, Jr., General Manager of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) was the guest speaker. He talked about the projects underway for GBRA. West has been with GBRA since 1994 and oversees the day-to-day operations and functions throughout the Guadalupe River Basin.
 
From the outset, West noted how he enjoys visiting Cuero and mentioned the football team’s current success.
 
“Always glad to come to Cuero,” West said.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Martin presents ethics study to second graders

CUERO – On Monday, Nov. 16, Maegan Martin brought an ethics study to the classroom. Cuero Alum and Texas State Student, Maegan Martin, visited Mrs. Jones’ second grade class to teach students about ethics and how to make ethical decisions for themselves using “Ethical Eddie.”
 
“Ethical Eddie” is a program established by Texas State Enactus students to teach young students how to make ethical decisions in several different situations. This program takes students through several lessons, or situations, with different ethical dilemmas children face every day. The children are then given two choices and must choose the ethical decision for themselves and explain why they believe this to be true. 
 
Texas State Enactus is proud of the Ethical Eddie program’s impact on the lives of young people.
 
Tue
08
Dec

DMD, CCH make means to survive federal trends

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

DeWitt Medical District and Cuero Community Hospital have adjusted over the years to changes in the national healthcare climate.

Most of those changes reflect an effort to survive reimbursement trends from Medicare and Medicaid.

In hospital board meetings, there have been discussions indicating the amount of reimbursement from those federal programs is expected to continue to fall.

It has also been explained about 70% of the patients that use Cuero Community Hospital rely on Medicare or Medicare benefits. That means a significant change in CCH revenue over time.

In recent years and months, the efforts of CCH to adjust to this revenue decline has seen some different types of partnerships.

Today, DeWitt Medical District either owns or is in the process of buying seven area medical clinics.

The  district owns nine nursing homes.

Tue
08
Dec

Tree contest for YAM

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

“It’s a Field of Dreams,” said Beverly Braun after seeing an idea take off better than she had hoped for.

The Yorktown Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest to benefit YAM. Twenty-four organizations and churches came together to help benefit the community.

Braun said, “We had to buy more tress. This is so exciting.”

Individuals of the community have already started taking part by bringing a non-perishable food item underneath their favorite tree. Phyllis Hahn had her granddaughter Hannah Zimmermann help select their favorite tree. Hahn said, This is a very pretty tree. I like the way they used syringes and medicine bottles. They were very creative.”

There is still time to vote on your favorite tree. Bring a non-perishable food item to the Yorktown Historical Museum. Voting days are Friday, Dec 11 and 18; Sundays Dec. 13 and 20. Hours are from 1-4 p.m.

Tue
08
Dec

Yorktown Chamber hosts Santa in Gazebo

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Cajun Santa of the ‘North Pole’ visited Yorktown Dec. 3 for the “Santa in the Gazebo” hosted by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. Santa met with children of various ages who wanted to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. The line was long but no one seemed to complain as the community carolers sang Christmas songs to pass by the time and to remind everyone what Christmas was all about.

One special visitor to Santa was four month old Noah Ryan Luke. His parents are Ashley Alvarez and Joshua Luke of Yorktown. Noah did not make any requests but was vital in helping Santa bring in the Christmas spirit for the family.

While the community carolers sang ‘O Holy Night’ and the park well lit with Christmas lights, there was a scene that one could see on a “Norman Rockwell” card with children of all ages playing in the playground. Christmas joy certainly arrived in Yorktown.

Tue
08
Dec

"I hated being No. 2"

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It is a resume that stands above most if you are looking for a qualified program turner for football. Yorktown coach Robbie Tindol is a 1975 graduate of Coahoma High School and a 1979 graduate of Abilene Christian University. He played on ACU's 1977 football team that won the NAIA national championship. After graduating with a bachelor’s in animal science he went to work in the oil field around Coahoma.

Tindol said, “I thought I wanted to be a vet but grades kept me out. I had two options left, teach high school Ag or work as a county agent. I did not like either option so I went into the oil field.”

After six years in the field he decided to get out. Tindol said, “I wanted to try to influence kids in the right way.”

He went back to school and got his biology certification and went into teaching and coaching.

Tue
08
Dec

Tammy Dodds author of "Only in Texas"

By Robert Proctor
Yorktown News-View

Texans are proud of the state they call home. Even people who move here later in life tend to quickly love it. The passion can be seen often in flags waving all over the state, from homes to businesses and sometimes cars. Tammy Dodds, who was raised in Yorktown and graduated from Yorktown High School in 1994, recently had a book published on the pride of the Lone Star State.

“Only in Texas” was published on Oct. 13 of this year and shows images of the Texas flag all over the state, something which is not prevalent in other states.

Dodds earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Touro College in New York, and while attending the school traveled throughout the state and other parts of the east coast. It became clear that state pride was not a part of many other states.

“Upon coming back, I became aware of Texas compared to other states, the sense of loyalty,” Dodds said.

Tue
01
Dec

Cuero ISD superintendent named lone finalist for position in Pecos

In a conversation with Cuero ISD school board president B.J. Drehr, Superintendent Jim Haley has been named the lone finalist for the same position at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD in Pecos. Haley has not yet tendered his resignation with Cuero ISD.

There is a 21 day waiting period, per Haley, to negotiate the contract and housing. Haley’s wife, Cathlene, is the district librarian. They are set to tender their resignations at the Dec. 14 school board meeting.

Tue
01
Dec

Santa plans visit at Gazebo Thurs.

Christmas is just around the corner and to help children make their wishes known to the man from the ‘North Pole’, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host “Santa in the Gazebo” at the city park Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Other activities will include the Lion’s Club annual drawing and Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department’s annual stew supper. Stew serving begins at 5 p.m.

Project Graduation Class of 2016 will be selling train rides to children and refreshments.

Christmas in the Park “Majestic Lights” will continue through New Years.

If you would like to honor a loved one or simply wish to make a donation to “Majestic Lights” please call the Yorktown Chamber office at 361-564-2661.

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