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Tue
16
Feb

Four backgrounds, one family

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
There is nothing prepackaged about the ladies who work at Andy’s Quick Stop in the same way there is nothing prepackaged in the tortillas they make everyday and work is another day in the park.
 
Kayin Smith, Irna Estrada, Christina Gonzales and Alma Rizo come from far away backgrounds but to see them together they are like family.
 
Smith, 45 years old, is from China and has known hard work since she was 8 years old. 
 
Gonzales said, “She told me her story and it is so sad. It almost makes me cry. She lived on a farm and took care of her mom and dad.”
 
Smith said, “I was always hungry. I had to wait for family (mom, dad, two brothers and one sister) to come home then I work to feed them. I prepared all the food. I carried sacks home on my back.” 
 
Tue
16
Feb

Dickschat named DeWitt County 4-H Coordinator

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Joseph Dickschat was recently named the 4-H Coordinator for DeWitt County and has jumped right in during the busiest time of year, stock show season. He started Feb. 1.
 
“The biggest thing for me is I love to work with kids,” Dickschat noted. “I got a little brother who’s a sophomore in high school. I help coach his baseball team. I love workin’ with them and their 4-H projects. I really enjoy that.”
 
Dickschat is an Aggie from Brenham, graduating from Texas A&M in May 2015 with a degree in animal science. He grew up in 4-H, showing market hogs and heifers.
 
“I’ve been involved in 4H my whole life,” Dickschat said. “My whole family is Aggies. By my freshman year at A&M, I knew I wanted to be a county extension agent.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

CCH welcomes new physicians

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Community Hospital welcomed two new physicians to the community with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Paul Willers, II, D.O. and his wife, Susan Mims, P.A.-C.
 
Dr. Willers and Mims met while in high school in Lake Jackson and have an 18-month-old son, Liam.
 
The decison to come to Cuero became clear upon meeting the people.
 
“People here [in Cuero] were extremely nice and welcoming,” Willers said. “Things like this - welcoming parties - don’t happen at other hospitals.”
 
At Cuero Medical Clinic, Dr. Willers will be able to build his obstetrics practice, while Mims will start accepting new patients at Bohman Clinic in March.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Auction set to benefit El Shaddai expansion

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The inn is full so rather than turn people away it was time to build.

Those were the words that the board of directors at El Shaddai Retreat Center have talked about for the last two years and it came to fruition when they broke dirt on Jan. 25 for a new building.

Mark Black, retreat director said, “The reasoning for this to come about was, there are only so many weekends in the year. Our word of mouth advertisement worked to the point that every weekend and summer is occupied.”

The building will be a new housing/multi-purpose unit at the ranch. It will house 64 guests and provide meeting and dining space as well. The building will be called the “Mission” in honor of south Texas history and will have an Alamo facade.

Tue
09
Feb

Missy Odom claims prize

H&R Block is putting the “fun” back in refund season. Missy Odom, a local winner of the H&R Block 1,000 win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrated at the H&R Block office at 102 E. Main and was presented with a giant check. Pictured from left are Tax Pros Christina Cherry and Rona Stinson and winner Missy Odom at the Feb. 5 festivities. H&R Block is giving away a total of $32 million in the first month of tax season. Anyone who files their taxes at a participating H&R Block office by Feb. 15 can be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. Thirty-two thousand people will win $1,000 from H&R Block. For more information, visit www.hrblock.com/grand.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
09
Feb

March For Life event in Washington D.C.

Seven Cuero High School students ventured to Washington, D.C. and braved the snow storm with thousands of people for the annual March For Life event held each year after the Roe v. Wade decision. The March aims to highlight the importance of all human life. Students also were able to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, make a college visit, see many monuments, and participate in other snowy adventures. Pictured left are Shannon Haun, John Rath, Will Denton, Abby Bridges, Jeffrey Nemec, Addison Sheppard, Cheyenne Miller, Kaleigh Patek and Father David Berger.
 
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Tue
09
Feb

Westhoff ISD announces UIL winners

1st Place: Laura Carmona, Ready Writing, 6th Grade.
 
2nd Place: Jackie Gwosdz, Ready Writing, 5th Grade; Alan Zamora, Maps, Graphs and Charts, 7th Grade; Raeleigh Sturm, Number Sense, 4th Grade; Macon Thomas, Spelling, 4th Grade; Dallin Galindo, Spelling, 6th Grade.
 
3rd Place: Andres Carmona, Ready Writing, 3rd Grade; Laura Carmona, Maps, Graphs and Charts, 6th Grade; Micah Montelongo, Oral Reading, 6th Grade; Alan Zamora, Listening, 7th Grade; Raeleigh Sturm, Spelling, 4th Grade; Laura Carmona, Math, 6th Grade; Jackie Gwosdz, Listening, 5th Grade.
 
4th Place: Everett Odom, Creative Writing, 2nd Grade; Zharia Franklin, Ready Writing, 5th Grade; Dallin Galindo, Ready Writing, 6th Grade; Brianna Dimas, Maps, Charts and Graphs, 5th Grade; Dallin Galindo, Oral Reading, 6th Grade; Allyssa Gamez, Listening, 8th Grade; Dallin Galindo, Math, 6th Grade; Kailee Curlee, Oral Reading, 7th Grade.
Tue
09
Feb

"One World, One Sky" planetarium

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Students at John C. French Elementary School took part in a mobile planetarium from Cedar Park on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Cynthia Warzecha wrote to the Cuero Education Foundation for the grant last year.
 
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at French Elementary are learning about the sun, moon and stars, and this mobile planetarium was able to provide a visual for the students.
 
During their scheduled P.E. class, students enjoyed the visual presentation entitled “One World, One Sky.”
 
Lucia Brimer, director of education for the Texas Museum of Science and Technology, brought the planetarium, while the show was led by Big Bird and Elmo from Sesame Street.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Army adventure trailer visits CHS

Cuero High School students met with members of the U.S. Army on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Army adventure trailer from Fort Knox, Kentucky was taken to Cuero High School for students to go through and learn more about the military from soldiers. Soldiers who took part in the day included Captain Mike DeGroff, 1st Sgt. William Weir, Staff Sgt. Chauncey Tarver, Staff Sgt. Elray Talaroc, Staff Sgt. Brandon Sizemore, Sgt. 1st Class Erwin Tellez and Command Sgt. Major Juan Dozier.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
09
Feb

State Comptroller visits Cuero

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar made it clear when speaking at the monthly Cuero Development Corporation Leader’s Meeting on Friday Feb. 5. Texas is a great place to live and work. He and his family have been here for over 170 years, and he is not going anywhere.
 
Oil and gas and the business that comes with it were hot topic items, as they are a large part of the state’s economy, but even in the midst of the decline in oil prices, Texas, the 12th largest economy in the world, is still a great place to live.
 

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