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Tue
06
Oct

CCH's "Walk with a Doc"

Cuero Community Hospital’s free monthly “Walk With A Doc” program is part of a state-wide initiative funded by a grant from Texas Medical Foundation with support from Aetna Foundation. In addition, Cuero’s WWAD program is also part of a much larger nationwide effort. The first week of September, WWAD was featured on CNN, CNN International, and HLN, and on Sept. 9, the Surgeon General issued a call to action on walking and walkable communities titled “Step It Up!” At Cuero’s monthly WWAD on Sept. 3, a film crew from Austin joined the event to take a series of pictures for a feature story in the November issue of “Texas Medicine” magazine. The Cuero WWAD program was selected out of 18 programs around Texas.
 
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Tue
06
Oct

Rebecca Wolter honored

Rebecca Wolter (left) was honored on Gold Star Mother’s Day, Sept. 27.  She is shown accepting a patriotic red-white-blue wreath from Barbara Hartman, President of the Cuero VFW Auxiliary. Her son, Sgt Andrew James Creighton, a member of the US Army Special Forces Airborne Command, died during “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan. He was 23 years old.
 
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Tue
06
Oct

Three charged in burglaries

Three people have been charged with committing over 20 residential burglaries in DeWitt County over the past two years.
 
A five month investigation resulted in the arrest of Shane Matthew Buchel, 39, his wife, Maria Xochitl Buchel, 42, and their son, Shane Andrew Buchel, 17. They are all charged with burglary of a habitation and Shane Buchel is also charged with evading arrest with a vehicle.
 
According to DeWitt County Sheriff’s Dept. investigator Sgt. Carl Bowen, 22 burglaries were committed throughout the county and property has been recovered in Cuero and Victoria.
 
He said the process of recovering the property will likely take several weeks.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Zavesky will not seek re-election

DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky issued an electronic statement last week indicating he will not seek re-election in 2016.
 
Filing for the general election primary begins Nov. 14.
 
“With the election filing date fast approaching, I wish to announce my retirement as DeWitt County Sheriff effective December 31, 2016.  It has been a great pleasure serving the citizens of DeWitt County for the last 16 years, first as constable Precinct 2 and what will be 12 years as sheriff,” Zavesky said.
 
“During the last 11 years, DeWitt County has seen many changes and I’m sure many more are on the horizon.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Turkeyfest is this weekend

CUERO – Forty-two years later, Turkeyfest and the Great Gobbler Gallop remain a spectacle in south Texas. Ruby Begonia will go for an unprecedented fourth straight victory on Saturday to keep Cuero the “Turkey Capital of the World.”
 
Ruby Begonia will race Paycheck of Worthington, Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Turkeyfest in Cuero and fight to keep the title of the “World’s Fastest Turkey.”
 
The annual turkey race began in 1973 when Cuero and Worthington each found out the other claimed to be the “Turkey Capital of the World.” Both towns have a long history of turkey production and turkey festivals, but only one could be the capital. 
 
The editors of The Cuero Record and Worthington Daily Globe hatched an idea--hold a turkey race and settle the debate.
 
Tue
06
Oct

City considers adding 90 stop signs

Not everyone will be happy with the new city ordnance but for anyone with pets and children, it is long overdue.

Yorktown police chief Paul Campos and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin put together a presentation for the Yorktown city council meeting held on Sept. 28 that may help slow things down in the city. They are recommending 90 new stop signs here.

Officer Serbin recorded 2,053 citations from Jan. 1 2014 through Sept. 22, 2015. Of those citations issued, 61 percent of them were for speeding. Of those citations issued for speeding, 78 percent occurred on State Highway 119, State Highway 72 and FM 240.

Tue
06
Oct

Service, prison go together

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Community service and prison are not often words which go together but such is the case in the community of Cuero.
 
Warden Jimmy Smith of the Stevenson Unit State Prison has only been on the job for 13 months in Cuero but has already seen the tremendous outreach of the prison’s employees, volunteers and in-mates.
 
Working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) was not exactly the career sought after by Smith but like many things in life, it found him. Smith was born and raised in west Texas, San Angelo to be exact. He graduated from Water Valley High School with a class of 22 before starting college at a local community college and Angelo State University. Smith and a friend of his soon decided that they wanted to work in law enforcement and chose to transfer to a criminal justice school, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
Tue
06
Oct

Deputy Bowen completes FBI Academy courses

It was 400 hours of intense training in ten weeks.

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Carl Bowen returned from the FBI Academy in Quantico Beach, Virginia a couple of weeks ago.

“Everyone at the training was there for the exact same reason I was,” Bowen said, “to get absolutely as much information as we could out of the 10 weeks we were there.”

He was a little skeptical about applying for the academy close to a year ago.

Sheriff Jode Zavesky said, “I thought we were going to be one of the smallest agencies in this. It was a long process to get in. But actually there were agencies smaller than us there. As far as I know, this was the first time that a DeWitt County sheriff’s deputy has ever been to the national FBI academy.”

Bowen said his concerns were quickly dismissed.

Tue
06
Oct

Western Days featuring Bellamy Brothers

Yorktown Western Days is right around the corner and this year, folks can expect some new with the old.

Yorktown Western Days executive director Tammy Bitterly said, “I am really excited about the entertainment we have this year.”

Some big names to the live entertainment scene are The Bellamy Brothers, Stoney LaRue and Gary P. Nunn.

The Children’s Parade will kick-off on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Late entries are welcome. Live entertainment will start with Nathan Young followed by Cactus Country.

Saturday, bring your lawn chairs and stay a while. The day is filled with something for the whole family. The motorcycle tour will begin at 10:15 a.m. followed by the grand parade at 10:30 a.m. DJ Guzman will play from noon to 4 p.m. before live entertainment begins. There will be a clown who does ballon tricks and a John Wayne impersonator. He will be easy to find. He stands 6 foot 4 inches and wears a cowboy hat.

Wed
30
Sep

AEP Texas warning of scams

AEP Texas reminds area electricity users that scam artists posing as electric company personnel are continuing to call consumers telling them they are behind on their electric bill and threatening to disconnect their electric service unless immediate payment is made.  Reports of such scam calls began appearing earlier this month within the AEP Texas service territory, as well as the service territories of other utilities.

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