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Tue
01
Dec

Meyersville ISD veterans program

On Nov. 11, the Meyersville School welcomed Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Zengerle of the United States Army. Sergeant First Class Zengerle visited with students after the Veterans’ Day program on Nov. 11.
 
Students were excited to see various equipment and necessities of a soldier while performing his duty. Meyersville students were able to wear a soldier’s helmet and backpack, sample food from the field, and take a first hand look at a military vehicle. Sergeant First Class Zengerle also shared some of his experiences while on active duty in Bosnia and Afghanistan followed by the answering of questions from various students. 
 
After the presentation, students had an even  deeper appreciation for the true sacrifices of American military men and women – past and present.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Senator Kolkhorst files for re-election

AUSTIN - State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst filed for re-election to the Texas Senate on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Texas GOP headquarters in Austin.
 
Kolkhorst was elected to the Texas Senate on Dec. 6, 2014, filling the unexpired term of then newly-elected Comptroller Glenn Hegar.  Previously, she had served 14 years in the Texas House of Representatives. 
 
Tue
01
Dec

'Lives Remembered': The story of Judge Henry Clay Pleasants

(Editor’s note: Recently DeWitt County Historical Commission hosted “Lives Remembered” with costumed reenactors. Members of the commission presented histories of a few of this county’s memorable residents. This is one of those ‘Lives Remembered.’)
 
Judge Henry Clay Pleasants begins his story. 
 
In 1876, I was elected District Judge of the district that covered DeWitt and several other counties. The U S Congress had passed a document formally ending the Carpet Bag Regime in Texas, the close of the Reconstruction Era. But it was the most lawless period in DeWitt County history.
 
Tue
01
Dec

CCH contract with Methodist Healthcare Systems supported unanimously

By Glenn Rea
Publisher
 
With little fanfare, directors of DeWitt Medical District has agreed to a contract with Methodist Healthcare Systems for administrative services.
 
The action was supported unanimously by the directors at last week’s regular meeting at Cuero Community Hospital.
In two previous meetings, the topic had drawn large audiences to hear details of the proposed contract. Many expressed concern that Methodist Healthcare Systems was buying the hospital.
 
However, it was explained the agreement would allow Cuero’s hospital to receive a variety of administrative services from the Methodist. Some of those services would include data analysis, physician recruitment, leadership development, clinic management and specialized training. The agreement had no connection to an ownership change of the hospital.
 
Tue
01
Dec

Winter wonderland in Cuero

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and downtown Cuero is once again being transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Ice Skating, Carriage Rides, life size Human Snow Globe, Carousel, Christmas Train ride, Santa Claus and much more.
 
Christmas in Downtown, presented by Cuero Main Street, is bringing back last year’s crowd pleasers and some new exciting activities this year. GVEC is sponsoring a Giant Snowman Bounce this year that can hold up to 35 children at one time. This new attraction will surely be a huge hit.
 
The 30 foot, lighted Christmas tree has returned to downtown early this year. The City of Cuero installed the tree at the corner of Gonzales and Main Street so that it could light up downtown for the entire holiday season. It will remain there until after the new year. The tree will once again be sponsored by Devon Energy for Christmas in Downtown.
 
Tue
24
Nov

Meyersville ISD hosts food drive

Meyersville ISD held a food drive last week. First grade classes collected the most. Picture are the students with the food they collected. The food items were donated to the Cuero Community Food Pantry; 2,224 grocery items were donated for the DeWitt County area. The event was coordinated by Mrs. Charlene Murphy with assistance from Principal Dunn and the school staff.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
24
Nov

Budget remains on the menu at school board meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD trustees met Thursday night, Nov. 19 with many items to discuss. Students were recognized, and there was more deliberation into the school district’s budget including planning a budget workshop in December.
 
The meeting opened with a mother of a student explaining to the school board her concern about the special education department. She reiterated to the board that she had previously been told to wait until the child fails until anything can be done.
 
Students and teachers from Cuero Intermediate School were recognized for their work on the upcoming winter play.
 
Several of the cast members even shared one of the scenes from the “Charlie Brown” play.
 
Tue
24
Nov

Veterans recognized

In honor of Veterans Day, Cuero Nursing and Rehab met at their flag pole and sang two hymns and honored those in their facility and staff that served in the Armed Forces. Pictured is their Social Worker, Kenneth McCarthy. He was in the US Navy, an E-4 Jet engine mechanic and served during peace time. The gentleman sitting in the wheelchair is Mr. Frederick Stoldt, Sgt. in the Air Force during WWII. He is their only WWII veteran.
 
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Tue
24
Nov

Jack Marr announces for re-election as District Judge of 24th Judicial District

Republican District Judge Jack Marr has announced that he will seek re-election. A native Texan, Marr has served as District Judge of the 24th Judicial District since 2013. This Judicial District covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria counties.
 
Marr holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Law Degree from Texas Tech University, and as an attorney became Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist in 1983. He has completed over 2,100 hours of Continuing Legal Education, and been honored repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine. Marr recently received the Allison Unger Award for excellence from the Texas Family Law Foundation. 
 
Tue
24
Nov

December CDC leader's meeting

The Cuero Development Corporation will host the December Community Leader’s Meeting on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, 302 N. Esplanade Street. W.E. “Bill” West, Jr., General Manager at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) will be the speaker. Mr. West has been with GBRA since 1994 and assumed overall management responsibility for GBRA’s operating divisions throughout the Guadalupe River basin. As Chief Executive Officer, he oversees the day-to-day operations of GBRA functions and providing general leadership and direction. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com. Call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.

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