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Tue
06
Oct

Fowler signs proclamation

DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler signed a German Day proclamation Friday, Oct. 2 with the Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society on hand. Pictured from left are Charles Soehnge, Joyce Manning, Bob Manning, Barbara Braun and Judy Soehnge. Seated is Judge Fowler. German-American Day is held Oct. 6 each year and was started in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
06
Oct

Police program Oct. 15

The DeWitt and Lavaca Chapter of the John Birch Society will sponsor a program titled “Support your Local Police and Keep them Independent.”
 
Former police officer James Fitzgerald will speak at the presentation on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria College student center meeting room, 2200 E. Red River in Victoria.
 
Fitzgerald will explain the efforts to turn the local police into national police and how to keep police accountable to local communities in order to keep America the land of the free.
 
Cost is $10 at the door but free for current law enforcement. For more information, contact Mr. Obert Sagebiel at 361-275-5087 or Mrs. Norlene Ckodre at 361-572-0437 or tonycorte@ymail.com.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Choir performs at Victoria Fine Arts Center

The Cuero High School choir performed at the Victoria Fine Arts Center on Monday, Sept. 28 with other choirs from the area. The concert featured pieces from their region audition music. Choirs who attended included Cuero, Victoria East, Victoria West, Calhoun, Edna, Victoria College and the Victoria Civic Chorus. The CHS choir is pictured at the city park lake in their new concert attire.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
06
Oct

Rath named Main Street Executive Director

City Manager Raymie Zella has announced Morgan Rath as the Executive Director of the Cuero Main Street program. Ms. Rath has been serving as the program’s Interim Director since May 23. 
 
The Main Street program is a department of the City of Cuero and focuses on the revitalization of downtown Cuero through marketing, promotions, events and historic preservation. Today, there are 87 official Texas Main Street communities all across Texas that range in population from 2,000 to more than 200,000. Cumulatively, designated Texas Main Street communities have reported significant reinvestment into their historic downtowns: more than $3.1 billion of overall reinvestment has been reported, of which 65% has been from private investment. 
 
Additionally, Main Street cities have added more than 33,000 jobs and 8,500 new small businesses to the Texas economy.
 
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.
 
Contributed photo
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.

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