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Tue
03
Nov

Victoria College president to speak at CDC leader's meeting

Dr. David Hinds, president of Victoria College, and Jennifer Yancey, vice president of College Advancement and External Affairs, will speak at the next Cuero Development Corporation Community Leader’s Meeting. 
 
The meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Cuero council chambers, 212 E. Main. Contact the CDC for more information at 361-275-8178. 
 
Dr. David Hinds started his career in Education in 1986 as a Computer Science teacher at San Marcos High School. In 1990, he began his work in higher education at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, where he served as faculty member and Division Chair. Prior to becoming the 5th president at Victoria College, Dr. Hinds served as the Senior Vice President of Instructional Affairs at Allegany College of Maryland.
Tue
03
Nov

New library building plans discussed by City Council

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council needed close to three hours to cover a long agenda at last week’s meeting.
 
Interviewing candidates for Planning and Zoning Commission to expanding Main Street district to building a new library were covered.
 
New city library
Plans have been discussed to build a new library here. It has been discussed to use the historic Coke building, across from the fire station, as a part of the new library.
 
Talk at the council meeting centered around what to do with the current library building and how to pay for the new library construction.
 
It has been suggested to convert the current library building into  community meeting rooms. There are also plans for the new structure to have a community meeting room.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 125 years

Cuero’s Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 125 anniversary Saturday, Nov. 7 with fun activities for the entire family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
The celebration will start with a parade at the city park, go down Main Street and end at the fire station. Thirty-five to forty fire departments have been invited to participate in the parade. Cuero’s High School Band will also perform in the parade.
 
They will also attempt to get the old fire truck running for the parade.
 
Other highlights of the event include the pink fire truck, members of the Texas A&M Forest Service, K9 officers, the Red Cross, EMS, police department and the state fire marshall.
 
The fire department will also be giving out smoke alarms and fire extinguishers until all are handed out. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Providing Bibles 'for those without'

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Bibles 4 Peoples, a non-profit based in Cuero, has a simple yet profound goal and mission, to provide Bibles “for those without.” With that focus in mind, B4P have helped provide Bibles to people in 17 countries around the world since 2011.
 
Many places they have traveled and had Bibles sent are very hostile towards Christianity. One such place which is intolerant is the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In particular, northern Iraq currently has a refugee camp with estimates of nearly half a million people trying to escape persecution. Many of the refugees are Muslim who may have never heard of Christianity. 
 
Tue
27
Oct

Life lost in wreck

Former Cuero Gobbler football and track athlete Fabian Olguin died on Saturday night, Oct. 24, following a two-vehicle wreck in Karnes County.
 
Olguin was traveling along U.S. Highway 80, when his pickup struck a truck towing a semi-trailer. The truck driver had apparently failed to yield to oncoming traffic at an intersection.  
 
Olguin was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
A 2006 graduate of Cuero High School, Olguin was a member of the state championship track and field teams that earned two championships and a runner-up plaque. He was a member of the football team that reached state semifinals twice.
 
Services are pending at Freund Funeral Home in Cuero.
Tue
27
Oct

100 trees for Cuero from Texas A&M

CUERO — One-hundred communities across Texas received a special delivery of 100 trees in honor of Texas A&M Forest Service’s centennial year, capping off a full year of celebrating the agency’s commitment to conserve and protect Texas’ trees and forests.
 
Aiming to help communities expand their urban tree canopy, 10,000 seedlings were grown at the TFS-operated West Texas Nursery specifically for 100 Trees for 100 Communities. As one of Texas’ 83 Tree City USA cities, Cuero was able to sign up for the giveaway before it opened to other communities.
 
Following some tough years of weather, especially this year’s flooding that occurred in much of the state, many communities are in great need of trees.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Cuero Lions Club barbecue

The Cuero Lions Club held a barbecue on Sunday, Oct. 18. Pictured from left are Gerry Zengerle, Johnny Pokluda, Paul Lucas, Chris Crain, Kirk Laging and Carl Blank, the barbecue team. The entire event was supervised by past district governor, Glenn Portis and Cuero Lions Club president, David Scott.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
27
Oct

Anti-bullying campaign at Cuero ISD includes poster contest

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD took part in bullying prevention and awareness month last week with a poster contest. Wednesday, Oct. 21 was anti-bullying day for schools. Students and teachers wore orange to show they are “united together against bullying.”
 
The poster contest was held at Cuero Intermediate School and Cuero Junior High and sponsored by the Cuero Police Department and both schools. SRO’s Templin and Whitfield helped lead the contest.
 
Posters had to include a positive theme or slogan with was reflected in the artwork. Theme examples include physical bullying, emotional bullying, social bullying, cyber bullying, positive friendships, peer pressure and peer conflict.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Constitutional Amendment Election Nov. 3

Early voting for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election will continue until Oct. 30 excluding weekends. Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Administration Office at 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero, located behind the DeWitt County Tax Office.
 
Watch for the “Vote Here” signs near the Elections Office entrance. Anyone can vote during early voting, no matter the precinct in which you are registered.
 
The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive applications for ballots by mail for the Constitutional Amendment Election until Friday, Oct. 23. For more information about voting by mail, call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859.
 
Voting precincts in DeWitt County have been consolidated for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election as follows: 
 
Tue
27
Oct

Bowen states plans to file for sheriff’s post

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Bowen announced plans to file as a candidate for sheriff in the 2016 general election.
 
Filing for the general election begins Nov. 14. Sheriff Jode Zavesky has issued a statement that he will not seek re-election.
 
Serving as investigations sergeant with the sheriff’s office, Bowen, 51, has been member of the department since 1998. He started as a patrol deputy and is now third in command at the sheriff’s office.
 
“I have dedicated my career to public service and dedicated the majority of that career to the citizens of DeWitt County,” Bowen said.
 
“Early on in my career, my mentors and my supervisors helped influence me to be a student of my profession, to use every day as a learning experience and never lose sight of why I became a deputy in the first place,” he said.
 

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