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New county wildlife biologist

Love for the outdoors led Doug Jobes to seek a career wildlife management. His work has led him from his original home in Georgia, all the way to south Texas, where he now serves as the wildlife biologist for DeWitt and Goliad counties. Jobes, married for 13 years and father of three, moved to Texas in 2012 and has also worked in Lavaca and Jackson counties, before starting in DeWitt and Goliad in January. He earned his undergraduate from the University of Georgia in wildlife management and master’s degree in wildlife ecology and management from Oklahoma State University. His current position with Texas Parks & Wildlife became available the summer of 2015.

 

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Franklin ‘grateful’ for opportunity

Opportunities take time. Former Mount Vernon Mills employee Tyra Franklin received and took hold of such an opportunity to begin a new job at Cuero city hall following the publication of an article in the Houston Chronicle. “I read the story online of the Houston Chronicle the Sunday it came out,” Cuero city manager Raymie Zella said. “It really touched me, and I contacted some of my coworkers to see if they knew Tyra. Amber Cromer did and sent her a message that we had a position open at city hall, as our custodian who took care of city hall had just retired. Tyra came that next day and put in an application for the position. She is now an employee with the City of Cuero, and we are glad to have her on board.”

 

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Neighborhood watch discussed at city council meeting

Cuero Police Department is looking to start neighborhood watches throughout the city. Chief Jay Lewis and Sergeant Kevin Kroos spoke on the subject Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the city council meeting.

 

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Tax rate adopted by CCH board

Cuero Community Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a tax rate of 0.21237 per $100 valuation at the hospital board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 25 in the hospital education classroom. Approximately10 guests were present for the meeting, with all board members present. Pat Elder addressed the board at the beginning of the meeting, stating he was concerned with the proposed tax rate, stating it has doubled over the past few years, with tax rates increasing and property values decreasing.

 

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Cuero finishes 3rd in Lady Gobbler Classic

Third time was the charm for the Lady Gobblers when playing Shiner this season. Cuero lost to the Lady Comanches to open the season before a second loss in pool play of the Lady Gobbler Classic on Aug. 25. Cuero defeated Shiner the third time around in the third place game of the tournament, also capturing wins over Nixon-Smiley, Bloomington and Yoakum. Before hosting their first tournament and playing the first matches at the Roost (new high school gym), the Lady Gobblers took part in the Sinton Tournament Aug. 18 and 20, winning the gold bracket with a record of 5-1.

 

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Cuero ISD budget

Cuero ISD held a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Trustees discussed and approved the budget for 2016-2017. The school district budget is set at $20M. This is due to a loss in revenue from last year. “Everything else is basically the same,” superintendent Dr. Ben Colwell said.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

‘Boys of fall’ hit turf Friday

On Friday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m., whistles will blow, drum cadences will pound, bands will play, and the Friday night lights will shine at Yorktown High School’s Wildcat Stadium, signifying the “official” beginning of every Yorktown Wildcat fan’s time of year - - football season. And according to Yorktown ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach John Caffey, Yorktown’s “boys of fall” are ready.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Tax rate, budget OK’d, county burn ban lifted

Yorktown News-View Lifting the burn ban and approving a tax rate and a budget topped the county’s meeting Monday. DeWitt County has again held the tax rate at just under 47¢ per $100 valuation. The court approved its new tax rate and a budget of just under $34 million. This will be fourth consecutive year the county has adopted a tax rate of 0.46937 cents per $100 valuation. That rate is about 16¢ below the effective rate, a rate they could have been used to generate the same amount of revenue as the  county received from taxes this fiscal year.

 

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Tue
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Aug

NEWS-VIEWNORDHEIM

God first! Heavenly Father, when times are good, we tend to forget that all we have is through You and Your amazing Grace. So often our concerns are of the material life and live accordingly. Our thoughts are of today and not tomorrow. Lord, help us to help others in dealing with today in a way that we can get people to realize that through Jesus Christ, our Savior, changing our lives with prayer and gratitude throughout each and every day gives us new hope and life. We pray in His name. Amen. Lord, we are going Your way! Pray for those who are ill, suffering, or are in harm’s way.

 

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Performing Arts Center dream realized after 36 years

In 1980, members of the Pilot Club of Cuero embarked on a mission to generate funds to build a community center in Cuero. Their efforts paved the way for the formation of the Cuero-Dewitt Community Center Development Corporation, Inc., also known as the Christmas Tree Committee, in 1986. Through the combined efforts of both organizations as well as generous support from the community of Cuero, $851,063.47 was raised over a period of 34 years. Members of both organizations are to be applauded for both their dedication and service to the community of Cuero.

 

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