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Macey Hahn earns state conservation award

Macey Hahn was in Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 26 to receive her award for winning the State Competition for the Soil And Water Conservation Districts Junior Division Essay Contest. 
 
Macey Hahn is a fifth grade student at St. Michael's School in Cuero and is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown. She is active in softball, 4-H and also plays the piano. Macey participates in PSIA competitions at her school, advancing to the state competition in ready writing and prose interpretation. She was recently elected  vice president of the student council. In her free time she enjoys arts and crafts and playing outdoors with her brothers. Macey is the daughter of Chad and Kimberly Hahn of Yorktown.   
 
Tue
10
Nov

Westhoff Auxiliary honors veterans

Westhoff American Legion Auxiliary put flags out to honor veterans for Veterans’ Day at all the local cemetery's. Pictured from left are members Pat Stillwell, Cindy Burnett, Sue Hilbrich and Vivian Koenning.
 
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Tue
10
Nov

Pioneer shows support for DCSO

Pioneer Natural Resources representatives stopped by the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 4 with some gifts of appreciation and support. Pictured from left are Jorge Hinojosa (PNR), Rhonda Fotiades (PNR), Sgt. Santos Calderon, Sarah Michael (PNR), Capt. Lydia Rackely, Sheriff Jode Zavesky, Kim Jalufka, Jasie Rickman, Jason Caroll and Sgt. Shane Carver.
 
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Tue
10
Nov

DeWitt County Pecan Show Nov. 24

The 53rd Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park, with the judging taking place at 1 p.m. Again, this year there will only be a Pecan Show; there will not be an Awards Banquet and Program. 
 
Now is the time to get pecan samples together. Entries from yards of residents as well as from commercial producers are encouraged. Participants are encouraged to enter as many pecan varieties as they can. As an incentive, champions of each division (Native, Commercial, and Classic) will be awarded a $25 cash prize. Pecan entries need to be brought to the DeWitt County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, or dropped off at the Friar Ag Center by 8 a.m. on Nov. 24.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Amendment election results

Less than nine percent of DeWitt County’s 11,575 registered voters made their way to the polls for the constitutional amendment election Nov. 3.
 
All seven propositions passed with an overwhelming majority except proposition four, which states “the constitiutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”
 
The following are DeWitt County’s results of that election and a brief description of the proposed amendments:
Prop. 1: Homestead exemption increase: for- 88.9%, against- 11.1%
Prop 2: Veteran spouse’s homestead exemption: for- 92.3%, against- 7.7%
Prop. 3: Residence requirement for state officers: for- 70.2%, against- 29.8%
Prop. 4: Charitable raffles by professional sports teams: for- 62.8%, 
against- 37.2%
Tue
10
Nov

10th Annual Holiday Market, Style Show held Nov. 2

The 10th annual Holiday Market, Style Show and Dinner was held Monday, Nov. 2 at the Yoakum Community Center. Thirty-seven tables were decorated with a variety of themes, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, “Shabby Chic,” Fiesta, and Western.
 
Approximately 360 guests enjoyed an evening of socializing and shopping with 25 local vendors. There was also a silent auction as well as a raffle of a beautiful maroon A&M Bench, crafted by Kaspar Custom Fab, and donated by the Kaspar Companies; Don, David, Douglas, and Dan. Socializing and shopping were followed by a delicious dinner served by Aggies.
The hi-light of the evening was a performance by the Aggie Wranglers, best known for their country and western dance style, concluding the night with a fabulous style show representing nine local vendors.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Cuero's Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas receives statewide recognition

Waxahachie – The Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas was recognized the winner of the Best Restoration category of the President’s Awards Program. The museum was the winner for the under 50,000 population group.
 
Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.  
 
The Best Restoration category recognizes excellence in restoration of the interior or exterior of an existing building.
 
Judging for the awards took place on Friday, Sept, 11, in Austin. The distinguished jury panel included the following representatives: Darren Drewitz, Mind Ecology; Chet Garner, The Daytripper; Becky Kauffman, Historic Waxahachie, Inc.; Emily Little, Clayton & Little Architects; and Kate Singleton, Preservation Austin.  
 
Tue
10
Nov

A kitten's tale of keeping its tail

Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View

What do fast cars and kittens have in common? Nothing really, only that a kitten got wedged between the crank shaft and firewall of a white Corvette nearly losing it’s life.

Ray and Judy Brewer live out in the country and with country living comes with stray dogs and cats. With cats comes the never ending breeding generating more feral cats than anyone really wants. But for the Brewers, it’s a way of life, but this one particular morning was not familiar in any way.

Judy said, “It was about 10 a.m. We got up late and needed to go to the store. We got into the car. When Ray started the car he said, ‘Did you hear that? Oh my. It’s a cat. Go in the house.’ I ran in the house. Ray did not want me to see a dead cat.

Ray said, “I looked down [the engine compartment]. The cat was just looking at me with a faint meow. There was no way to put your hand in there.”

Tue
10
Nov

Gobblers raise money for those battling cancer

Four Gobbler football players and coach Travis Reeve were arrested last Wednesday, Nov. 4, as part of a fundraiser to raise money for those in the Gobbler family affected by cancer.
 
Team captains Elex Martinez, Zech Hopkins, Colton Oglesby and Caeveon Patton and head football coach Travis Reeve were detained on unknown charges with faculty, staff and students needing to raise bail money to have them released.
 
In only two days, Cuero High School and Cuero Intermediate raised nearly $1000 to benefit members of the CHS family who are battling cancer.
Tue
10
Nov

Hospital board discusses CEO's contract

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
It was a one item agenda for Cuero Community Hospital directors last week and it took two-and-a-half hours to complete.
 
This time the special meeting was called to talk about hospital chief executive officer Skip Gjolberg’s contract.
 
With all directors attending, the meeting opened at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board immediately went into closed session.
 
About an hour later, the directors called Gjolberg into the session.
 
At about 8 p.m. the directors opened the meeting to the public. On a motion to take ‘no action’ on Gjolberg’s contract, the directors approved the motion unanimously and then adjourned the meeting.
 
Hospital board members are in negotiations currently with Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio concerning an administrative services agreement.

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