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Christmas Eve burglary under investigation by DCSO

DeWitt Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a burglary Christmas Eve.
 
A camphouse located on McCurdy Road was burglarized according to the owners. The burglary occurred sometime earlier in the week. Taken was about $20,000 worth of guns and ammunition.
 
The offense is under investigation.
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High-speed pursuit in DeWitt County

A man that attempted to evade arrest was injured in a high-speed pursuit through DeWitt County Saturday, Dec. 26.
The incident started around 2 p.m. when Cuero Police officer Jason Kuecker saw two vehicles speeding through a Cuero neighborhood on Fischer Street.
 
He began a pursuit of the vehicles that were traveling north on Old Cheapside Road. The drivers refused to stop as vehicle speeds reportedly reached 80 mph.
 
One of the drivers lost control of his vehicle on a curve and it struck an abandoned vehicle parked on the side of the road.
Officer Kuecker called for assistance and located the driver in front of his wrecked vehicle. Because the driver was injured, Cuero Community Hospital EMS was called to assist.
 
While Kuecker was contacting EMS the driver apparently crawled about 10 yards into a brush area.
 
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Westhoff ISD students showcase Christmas performance before break

On Thursday, Dec. 17 students at Westhoff put on an amazing musical performance of “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown.” With over one hundred people in attendance, the students really wowed the crowd.
 
Jean Marie Landolt, math teacher and play director, had this to say at the introduction of the performance.  “Immediately following the completion of the Veterans’ Day program, our kids began working on the Christmas program. They have been working very hard each day and I feel you will be impressed. This is one of the best programs we have ever worked on.”
With songs like “I Ain’t No Willie Nelson sung by Santa Claus, played by Dylan Yeoman and “We’re Going to Branson,” it was a real country music show. There was even a treat from Minnie Pearl played by Kacey Gonzalez. The students closed out the show with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
 
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Dec

AARP Smart Driver Program in Cuero

The AARP Smart Driver Program will again be offered in DeWitt County, beginning in January. The course (formerly known as 55 Alive) is again being offered for licensed driver of DeWitt and surrounding counties.
 
The course will be presented at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 211 N. Clinton in Cuero on Jan. 5, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m.
 
AARP developed this four-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers 50 years and older improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. Volunteer instructor Bob Wood will be presenting this course through a combination of group discussion and powerpoint presentation.
 
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Dec

Cutting DeWitt County's ponytails

Relay For Life and Hope Butterflies Team are coming together for a Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event, created in partnership with HairUWear and the American Cancer Society. Pantene Beautiful Lengths is the first campaign that encourages individuals to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
 
The event is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Cuero City Park.
 
For more information, contact Shanna Burge at 281-785-9354 or shannaburge@sbcglobal.net or Rhonda Ideus at 361-564-0435 or rhonda_ideua@yahoo.com.
 
For more information about Pantene Beautiful Lengths and ways to get involved in the program, visit www.Pantene.com or call 1-800-945-7768.
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Dec

City Council cleaning up

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown City Council have finally seen some long range projects come to an end and are ready to continue in the journey of cleaning up the city.

“The water well is fully operational. We are waiting for Texas Commission Environmental Quality to come and take samples of their own to take to their own laboratory,” said Yorktown City Administrator Robert Mendez. “They will not be here until mid January.”

The street project is complete. The city is insuring that the warranty work is finished before full payment is to be made.

Judge James O’Connell was appointed to fill the vacancy of Yorktown’s Municipal Court. The unexpired term of office will end Sept. 30, 2016.

“In regards to a new Fire Marshall, the city is still looking,” Mendez said. “We received some applications but they want too much money. As it stands, the council took no action.”

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Dec

Final story time of 2015 at library

The theme for Toddler Story Time last week was “Candy Canes.”
 
Shannon began story time with our song “Good Morning to Our Friends” and read the wonderful story “The Legend of the Candy Cane.” Next, the children sang “Hot Potato” and the “Monkey Song.”
 
The second book was entitled “Merry Christmas.” Shannon then had the children dancing to the “Shake Your Sillies Out” song and Jingle Bells. The kids really loved this and shook their musical instruments with all their hearts.
 
Shannon did a felt board activity with children counting candy canes and then had the children begin their craft project of beaded candy canes. This was an activity that challenged the fine motor skills, but each child did well and had fun making a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.
 
The next Toddler Story Time is on Jan. 11, 2016.
 
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Dec

2015: A second look

Jan. 7 - Out with the old, and in with the new. Residents of Cuero were probably happy to see some signs of future HEB activity at the proposed location on Fain McDougal Drive. Early stages of demolition of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative building began last week. Last year, GVEC facilities were moved to two new buildings in town.
 
Jan. 14 - Construction has started on the Devon Energy building on U.S. Highway 87. Devon Community relations supervisor Becky Escott said the organization hopes to move into the building by the end of the year. The 52,000 square foot building will include offices, a warehouse and storage yard. “We’re glad to be making a permanent home in Cuero,” Escott said.
 
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CCH donates medical equipment to church

Cuero Community Hospital donated excess equipment including an ophthalmic microscope and an OB/childbirth patient bed to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana for their medical missions in Mexico. Red and Mari Miller live in Cuero and have been working with Dr. Thomas Robinson and his wife, Daphne, on these mission trips for many years. Dr. Robinson thanks Cuero Community Hospital for this equipment as it will be very helpful for their mission and cause.
 
Pictured from left are Daphne Robinson, Dr. Thomas Robinson, Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg (CCH CEO), Randy(Red) Miller and Mari Miller.
contributed photo
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Focus on city park vision

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

How can a community work together in a way that benefits everyone’s quality of life?” Catch a vision.

Patti Harbors, member of Keep Yorktown Beautiful said, “It’s been very gratifying to see our community join our vision of what the park could be. There’s such a feeling of pride and excitement when you see families enjoying the park. It has been a great way to bring our community together for a common cause.”

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