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Tue
13
Oct

Super Bowl High School Honor Roll

Cuero High School graduates, Alois Blackwell and Arthur Whittington, earned NFL commemorative Golden Footballs to present to Cuero ISD for their participation in past Super Bowls. Blackwell and Whittington presented the footballs at the football game against Yoakum on Friday night, Oct. 9.
 
Whittington played for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills as a running back and kick returner, particiapting in Super Bowl XV on Jan. 25, 1981 as a member of the Raiders. Whittington’s Raiders, led by quarterback Jim Plunkett, beat the Philadephia Eagles, 27-10.
 
Blackwell was a member of the Dallas Cowboys from 1978-79. The Cowboys lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers during Blackwell’s rookie season in Super Bowl XIII on Jan. 21, 1979.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Cuero named Silver Scenic City

HOUSTON – The City of Cuero recently received their official Silver Scenic Cities Certification at a presentation in San Antonio. Their Silver designation was for its Unified Development Code to bring its built environment in line with the community’s long term vision.
 
Twenty Texas municipalities were honored by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas Thursday, Sept. 24 at The Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, in conjunction with the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference. In July, these cities were notified of their certification status within in the Scenic City Program. City officials and business leaders were in attendance at the event, with remarks by Scenic Texas Executive Vice President Anne Culver. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

'The Duke' lasting impression on child

Blake Lundschen, former Yorktown resident during the 70s and 80s, is returning to Western Days, but not as a Lundschen. He is returning as “The Duke” during the Western Days Grand Parade on Saturday  at 10:30 a.m.

Lundschen once met the 6 foot 2 inch actor John Wayne during the filming of ‘The Alamo.’

“I was 5 years old when my mother took me to Bracketville to see the filming of the final siege of ‘The Alamo.’ That was in 1959. Afterward, John Wayne came out to thank everyone who came to see the filming. He came to me, shook my hand and said, ‘Young man, I am really glad you came out to see the show.’ He was very polite.”

In 1960 Lundschen went to the movies with his mom to see ‘The Alamo.’ When Wayne appeared on screen Lundschen said, “Look mom! There’s that guy! There’s that man!”

Lundschen instantly became a fan. He watched every John Wayne movie like any other young boy.

Sat
10
Oct

Paycheck edges Ruby at Great Gobbler Gallop

Cuero Turkeyfest's Ruby Begonia was hoping for a fourth consecutive win over Worthington's Paycheck at Saturday's Great Gobbler Gallop but Paycheck never looked back. Paycheck had a time of 2 min. 36 sec. to Ruby's 4 min. 12 sec. See all the Turkeyfest and race photos in the next Cuero Record.

Thu
08
Oct

William Sterling arrested, narcotics seized

CUERO – Cuero Police Department announced Thursday, Oct. 8, the arrest of fugitive William Edward Sterling, a 63 year old white male who was sought by U.S. Marshal’s Service on felony warrants from Calhoun County.
 
 U.S Marshal’s Service contacted Cuero Police on Tuesday, Oct. 6 requesting assistance in locating a fugitive from Calhoun County thought to be in Cuero.
 
 On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Cuero Police developed information the fugitive was at a local address. Through surveillance, the location was confirmed and fugitive was observed. Cuero Police Officers and Deputy U.S Marshals arrested fugitive William Sterling along with four other individuals at the location on a total of 21 drug related felony charges and four misdemeanor drug related charges. Names of those arrested are being withheld pending completion of the investigation.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Miss Yorktown royalty court introduced to council

The Yorktown City Council never looked so pretty with most of the Miss Yorktown royal court present to make introductions last Monday, Sept. 28.

Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez welcomed the royal court and expressed his appreciation for their commitment to represent Yorktown in their future travels.

Chief of Police Paul Campos asked for a moment of silence to recognize Nikko, K-9 dog that served Yorktown under K-9 officer Luis Farias. Nikko served under Farias 10 years and recently passed away Sept. 26.
The Keep Yorktown Beautiful committee gave their report that they are nearly finished with their park project. Members of the council and the committee commented how well the park is being used by the community and how it compliments the city. Grants are still being pursued to enlarge the playing area.

Tue
06
Oct

Bank hosts historic papers Oct. 13-16

“From the Philadelphia Exchange Books.
Extract of a letter from a house in New Orleans to a merchant in this city, dated 13th inst.
A fleet of nine vessels leave here to morrow with a fine steamboat, mounting 7 guns, and about 700 men, for Texas–4 out of the 9 schrs are armed.–Gen. Folix Houston of Natchez sold his plantation at auction in this city for $50,000, the proceeds to be applied to equipping 500 mounted men, who left Natchez on the 5th inst for Texas.
There is no doubt of their sucess since they have Santa Anna; persons who have seen him say he is very talkative and makes many promises. He also says that Texas is too far from Mexico ever to be of use to her.”
(The above story comes from The United States Gazette, Philadelphia, June 1, 1836).

 

Tue
06
Oct

Garrett, Stacy Armondo help Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Garrett Armondo, son of Andy and Stacy Armondo, saw a utility need at the newly refurbished Pet Adoptions of Cuero shelter on US Highway 183S and came to the rescue. As part of his project in earning his Eagle Scout Rank, Garrett designed a fully functional food preparation and washing/cleaning station.
 
Garrett is a Junior at Cuero High School and has been in the Boy Scouts of America for almost three years. His family has always been very involved with animal care and pet shelter projects locally. Garrett wanted to do his part in creating something of value for the Pet Adoptions shelter. 
 
Tue
06
Oct

DeWitt County celebrates National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is this week, Oct. 4-10. DeWitt County 4-H met with Judge Daryl Fowler for the signing of the National 4-H Week Proclamation.
 
Contributed photo
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.
 
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