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Tue
10
May

District Attorney run-off starts Monday

Early voting for the May 24 Republican and Democratic Primary Run-off election began on Monday, May 16 and continues through Friday, May 20. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting for all precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales Street (the building behind the Tax Office).

The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive Applications for Ballots by Mail for the May 24 Primary Run-off Election until Friday, May 13. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.

Tue
10
May

PWE obtains Nordheim landfill permit

By Tim O’Malley

The Cuero Record

Petro Waste Environmental LP (PWE), based in San Antonio, won their three year battle against Nordheim’s protest of building a non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill site off Hohn Road. The permit for the site came by a unanimous vote by three Texas Railroad Commissioners on May 3.

Petro Waste Environmental CEO George Wommack said the company took the concerns of residents seriously and designed a safe landfill. He said, “The Railroad Commission’s (RRC) jurisdiction over this facility primarily pertains to the protection of groundwater, so our focus up to this point has been to design a facility which does the best job possible to protect groundwater. Going forward we look forward to working with the citizens to address other concerns outside of the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission which have been raised.”  

Tue
10
May

Land Commissioner honors Ken Towery

AUSTIN – The Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush, issued the following statement today on the passing of Texas hero Ken Towery:

Tue
10
May

Scooter Cheatham honored

Scooter Cheatham, president and founder of the non-profit organization Useful Wild Plants, Inc., has been selected to receive the prestigious Horticulture Commendation award at the Garden Club of America Zone IX (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi) convention on April 27 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Horticulture Commendation is awarded to individuals or organizations who are not members of the Garden Club of America but who have made a significant contribution to horticulture.

Cheatham was nominated for the award by the Garden Club of Houston, one of the oldest and largest clubs in Zone IX states, for his extensive research, writing, and illustrations on the usefulness of plants and the importance of conserving and protecting these natural resources.

Tue
10
May

Michaela Berger crowned Miss Cuero

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Leah Ruiz passed the Miss Cuero torch on Saturday night, May 7 to a young lady who has been through a lot over the past year. Michaela Berger, daughter of Michelle and Randy Kelly, will represent Cuero over the next 12 months throughout Texas.

Berger recalled the past year and how her mother has been right there with her through it all and talked about how her mother inspires her.

“I suffer from illnesses,” Berger said. “Last year I suffered a lot. My mom has always been there by my side. She played the mother and father role in my life. I don’t think anyone else could ever hold my heart like she does.”

Turkeyfest, the biggest event in Cuero each year, is what comes to the forefront for Berger, along with the relationships that will soon be created.

Tue
10
May

Cuero Heritage Museum to honor Cuero war heroes, starting with John Ellzey

On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, there will be a special event sponsored by the Cuero Heritage Museum. The museum will pay tribute to John Green Ellzey as part of their first annual tribute to Cuero’s war heroes.

Ellzey, a native son of Cuero, lived a remarkable life in a short span of time. From his devout patriotism and love for America to his unwavering bond with his mother, Ellzey’s life story will be finally told over 70 years after his death during World War II.

Ellzey was born into the Green family, one of the pioneer families of DeWitt County. His grandfather was Judge John M. Green, a Texas state senator and a District Judge in Cuero for over 20 years. His aunt, Annie Lee Green, taught English in Cuero for over 50 years.

“My generation all took English from Annie Lee Green,” Wayne Adickes said, Cuero Heritage Museum board chairman.

Tue
10
May

Sen. Kolkhorst visits Cuero

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Senator Lois Kolkhorst may do more hunting and fishing than golf these days, but she still enjoys the game and remembers the first place she took part in a competitive event, right here in Cuero. Kolkhorst was back in town May 6 for the monthly Cuero Development Corporation’s Community Leaders’ meeting and made it clear about her fondness for Cuero.

“I placed second and received a golf trophy with green on it,” Kolkhorst said of her first golf event in Cuero.

Since playing in Cuero, she went on to TCU in Forth Worth, where she played golf and earned a degree in journalism.

As a state senator, Kolkhorst has enjoyed her time in this district.

“I was born and raised in this district,” Kolkhorst stated. “I understand the people. I’m fond of the Crossroads.”

Kolkhorst represents 21 counties including Lavaca and Washington.

Sat
07
May

YISD will see two new members on school board

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The general election is over and the votes have been tallied. The Yorktown City Council will not see any changes this year as the three incumbents were re-elected. However, the Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees will see two new board members take their new seat with one incumbent to remain.

During the early election the school board trustees tallied 1,155 votes with Debbie Kneese ahead with 292 votes; DeNeice Sinast with 277 votes; and Todd Metting with 206 votes. Trailing close behind was Patti Harbos with 183 votes.

On election day, May 7, 833 votes were cast with similar results. Kneese was clearly the winner with a total of 516 votes. Sinast collected a total of 461 votes and Metting came in with the third highest tally of 375 votes.

Thu
05
May

CCH Board names Lynn Falcone new CEO

The Cuero Community Hospital Board announced the appointment of Lynn Falcone as their new hospital CEO at their May 5 board meeting. With over two-dozen applicants from a national and regional search provided through Methodist Healthcare’s recruitment efforts, Falcone was the final candidate from a field of highly experienced and professional applicants. 

Tue
03
May

Lot next to city hall cleared to house YVFD fire trucks

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

What was once the Wolf Grocery Store, that stood next to the C.R.F. Randow building, is nothing but a concrete foundation awaiting it’s next purpose.

The property was once used by Dollar General Store until they built their new building further north on State Highway 72. The city inspected the building and reported some serious renovations needed for repair. The major concern was the outside wall leaned away from the building which required reinforcement. The city showed interest in the purchase of the property. On March 11, the Yorktown City Council purchased  the site for the agreed price of $45,000.

The Council had the building demolished for plans to build stall bays for the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. Plans are still in the early stages.

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