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Tue
15
Mar

$4 million grant for Head Start

While attending the National Head Start Winter Institute, Rachel Parsons, Program Director of Golden Crescent Head Start, two members of the GCHS Policy Council and Cesar Sotelo, TMC CEO met with U.S. Representative Filemon Vela on Capitol Hill.

During the visit, they extended an invitation to Rep. Vela, Rep. Farenthold, Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz to visit the the Head Start Centers in any of the six counties that GCHS serves.

They were honored that Rep. Vela accepted the invitation and visited their Cuero Head Start Center on Friday, March 11. Rep. Vela offered to assist with securing future additional funding for the program.

Tue
15
Mar

CCH raises Patient Safety Awareness

Cuero Community Hospital recognized Patient Safety Awareness week, an initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation, March 13-19. This awareness week places enhanced focus and education on patient healthcare safety.

“Patient Safety Awareness Week is an effort to increase our and all patient’s involvement with their healthcare,” stated Denise McMahan, Chief Quality Officer at Cuero Community Hospital.

“We are continually putting into effect processes and safeguards to improve patient satisfaction. It is important that the community knows they have a voice in the direction of their care as a patient. Our most important endeavor is to provide them comfort and security while they are a patient of our hospital, clinic(s) or home health agency.”

Tue
15
Mar

Roeder, Ludwick take annual chamber honors

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 98th annual banquet recognizing Courtney Ludwick as the student of the year and Donna Roeder as citizen of the year.

Well attended, it was held on March 8 at the Yorktown Community Hall. The theme for evening was “Denim & Diamonds.” Entertainment was provided by Dr. Gordon Barth and Matt Thigpen. Refreshments was a courtesy of Del Papa Distributing Co.

Mayor Rene Hernandez welcomed guests to the event. Members of the American Legion Post #270, Veterans of Foreign War Post #8136 and Vietnam Veterans Chapter #1029 presented the colors.  

Tue
15
Mar

Clerk's office leak needs skilled eye

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Another step in problem solving took place at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting at the courthouse.

For sometime DeWitt County Clerk Natalie Carson has reported water leaks in her office in basement floor of the courthouse. She expressed concern for the various county and public records held in that office.

Most of the moisture leaks and damage are noticeable following measurable rains in Cuero.

Commissioners Court agreed to solicit architectural companies to oversee the basement repair or assist in designing a new location for the clerk’s office.

At Monday’s meeting the court reported four architectural/engineering firms had responded. The court began the interview process and will consider naming a firm for the project.

The companies that responded were Rawlie McCoy Associates, Level 5 Architects, Komatsu Architecture and Randall Scott Architect.

Tue
08
Mar

Westhoff Spring Festival May 7

The Westhoff School Annual Spring Festival & Auction will be held on Saturday, May 7, at the Westhoff school campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a Cake Walk, Toy Walk, Bucket Auction, Live Auction, and Raffle. Pre-sale Barbecue chicken plates are being sold for $8 which includes all the trimmings. 

Tue
08
Mar

Keep Cuero Beautiful presented award

Keep America Beautiful presented Keep Cuero Beautiful with its President Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

Tue
08
Mar

Annual reports reviewed by City Council

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Cuero City Council reviewed annual reports from three entities that receive a portion of Cuero’s Hotel/Motel Sales Tax rebate. 

Cuero Main Street Program annual report was given by executive director Morgan Rath.

She listed the key events Cuero Main Street sponsored in 2015 including secret shopper- hospitality training, Shop the Blocks, hanging baskets project, Texas Treasure Business Awards presentation, social on Main Street, Deck the Downtown window decorating contest, and Christmas in Downtown.

Other highlights for the year included the Texas Downtown President’s Award that went to the Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas in Cuero.

She also reported Cuero Main Street Program also extended its boundaries to include a large portion of West Main and its historic buildings.

Tue
08
Mar

Plans for new convenience store

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Three areas in Cuero will see zoning changes as a result of action taken at Cuero City Council meeting last Tuesday.

Also, the city hopes to save over $100,000 in interest payments on bonds through a refunding effort.

In 2006 Cuero sold $3.8 million in bonds and is still paying interest on about $2 million of that issue.

Anne Burger Entrekin of FirstSouthwest in San Antonio reviewed current interest rates and explained the city could refund the remainder of that issue and save about $114,000 in interest payments over remaining payment schedule.

Council gave her approval to start the process which she said should be concluded in early May.

Tue
08
Mar

Tremendous support shown at Cuero Livestock auction

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

In spite of the downturn in oil/gas production locally, Cuero Livestock Show buyers were serious about supporting 4-H and FFA member projects. For 2016 the 140 projects and 31 pens of commercial heifers sold for $609,213.

That is about $12,000 below last year’s record sale at the height of Eagle Ford Shale drilling activity.

Friday night capped the three-day show with an auction and award presentations. 

The auction saw 140 projects sold for 408,913 which included add-ons from various buyer groups after the sale.

The 31 pens of commercial heifers sold for $200,300.

One of the top awards was the Cuero Livestock Show Honorary Member which went to long-time board member John Pokluda.

Tue
08
Mar

State of community addressed

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Three leaders from the community spoke at the monthly Cuero Development Corporation meeting on Friday, March 4, speaking on the state of the community. Speakers included City Manager Raymie Zella, Cuero Community Hospital CEO Skip Gjolberg and Cuero ISD interm superintendent Dr. Ben Colwell.

Zella opened the meeting and touched on four key projects which have been completed or are nearing completion since the start of his time as city manager. First, there is the wastewater plant.

“It is a work of art,” Zella stated.

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