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08
Dec

Cuero welcomes new dentistry practice

Cuero Dentistry was welcomed to the community with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Cuero Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Dec. 4. Pictured in front from left are Griselda Pontoja, Trina Perez, Dr. Vinh Ngo, Dr. Kamel Elhosary, Mayor Sara Post Meyer and Chamber executive director Sherry Esse. Behind Mayor Meyer is Sonia Carman. Cuero Dentistry is located at 505 N. Esplanade and open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
08
Dec

Public invited to attend museum award ceremony

The board of directors of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum wishes to invite the Cuero community to an award ceremony jointly sponsored by the Museum and the Texas Historical Commission, when the CTHM will be awarded the 2014 John L. Nau Award of Excellence in Museums. The event will be held in the Wofford Room of the Friar-Thomas Community Facility, located on the second floor of the Museum, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15. A reception will follow the award ceremony.
 
Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC, recently commented, “The interactive exhibits, curation of the world-class Tinker Collection, and the community and youth outreach efforts of CTHM made the museum an ideal candidate for recognition.
Tue
08
Dec

Bankers association recognizes CIS teacher

Cuero — The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that Cuero Intermediate School teacher Christi Fuchs was selected as a recipient of its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award. Fuchs, who teaches 4th and 5th grades, is one of three award winners from across the state. She was presented her award on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County’s Giving Tuesday Fundraiser. 
 
The Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award program is hosted by the IBAT Education Foundation. The program seeks to recognize educators from across Texas who teach financial education in innovative, fun and engaging ways. The award program is now in its sixth year. Previous award winners help create the curriculum for the IBAT Teach the Teacher Program with the ultimate goal of giving students the foundation necessary to make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives.
 
Tue
08
Dec

'Lives Remembered': The story of Eleanor Rudledge White

(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.’)
 
I’m Eleanor Rutledge White.
 
My roots go deep in DeWitt County. Daniel Boone Friar, my maternal grandfather, helped to settle the area, and he served as the first post master.
 
My father, Dr. Aaron Chapman White, opened his first practice in Clinton, the county seat.  It was right after the War Between the States, and the Sutton Taylor Feud had started.  Both sides had a mutual agreement not to molest my father, regardless of whose side he was ministering.  They needed a doctor quite often, and I guess they knew a good thing when they had one.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Traffic signal upgrades

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Barricades went up Dec. 1 and construction started Dec. 3 on traffic signal upgrades for Cuero.
 
The project which is paid for by the state through the Yoakum District of TxDOT involves five traffic lights along Esplanade from Morgan to Reuss Boulevard. Handicap crosswalks will also be included with the upgrades.
 
Cari Hensley, public information officer for the Yoakum District, said, “This project began because the City of Cuero wanted to revitalize downtown, but when we looked at the whole corridor, traffic engineers decided to upgrade all five traffic signals.
 
Unlike the old ones, these traffic signals will be connected to each other and help mobility through the area. The existing signals will remain in place while the new ones go up. The new traffic signals will also have enhanced pedestrian features.”
Tue
08
Dec

Walmart theft leads to felony charges

Felony theft charges were filed to a Corpus Christi man in Cuero on Sunday afternoon after Cuero police were called to an investigation at Walmart.
 
Police were notified that a man was apparently taking large-screen televisions from the store using a shopping cart.
 
When the officers arrived, they blocked the suspect’s vehicle and began a search for the man. 
 
Isaac Bernard Collins, 28, was eventually located hiding in a laundry room of a nearby apartment complex.
 
Because he had previous theft convictions, he was charged with felony theft.
 
The police recovered 10 large-screen televisions with a total value around $2,000 in his vehicle.
 
In a separate incident, two people were charged last Wednesday after police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Evers Street in Cuero.
 
Tue
08
Dec

GBRA general manager speaks at CDC meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Development Corporation held their final Community Leader’s Meeting of the year Dec. 4. W.E. “Bill” West, Jr., General Manager of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) was the guest speaker. He talked about the projects underway for GBRA. West has been with GBRA since 1994 and oversees the day-to-day operations and functions throughout the Guadalupe River Basin.
 
From the outset, West noted how he enjoys visiting Cuero and mentioned the football team’s current success.
 
“Always glad to come to Cuero,” West said.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Martin presents ethics study to second graders

CUERO – On Monday, Nov. 16, Maegan Martin brought an ethics study to the classroom. Cuero Alum and Texas State Student, Maegan Martin, visited Mrs. Jones’ second grade class to teach students about ethics and how to make ethical decisions for themselves using “Ethical Eddie.”
 
“Ethical Eddie” is a program established by Texas State Enactus students to teach young students how to make ethical decisions in several different situations. This program takes students through several lessons, or situations, with different ethical dilemmas children face every day. The children are then given two choices and must choose the ethical decision for themselves and explain why they believe this to be true. 
 
Texas State Enactus is proud of the Ethical Eddie program’s impact on the lives of young people.
 
Tue
08
Dec

DMD, CCH make means to survive federal trends

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

DeWitt Medical District and Cuero Community Hospital have adjusted over the years to changes in the national healthcare climate.

Most of those changes reflect an effort to survive reimbursement trends from Medicare and Medicaid.

In hospital board meetings, there have been discussions indicating the amount of reimbursement from those federal programs is expected to continue to fall.

It has also been explained about 70% of the patients that use Cuero Community Hospital rely on Medicare or Medicare benefits. That means a significant change in CCH revenue over time.

In recent years and months, the efforts of CCH to adjust to this revenue decline has seen some different types of partnerships.

Today, DeWitt Medical District either owns or is in the process of buying seven area medical clinics.

The  district owns nine nursing homes.

Tue
08
Dec

Tree contest for YAM

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

“It’s a Field of Dreams,” said Beverly Braun after seeing an idea take off better than she had hoped for.

The Yorktown Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest to benefit YAM. Twenty-four organizations and churches came together to help benefit the community.

Braun said, “We had to buy more tress. This is so exciting.”

Individuals of the community have already started taking part by bringing a non-perishable food item underneath their favorite tree. Phyllis Hahn had her granddaughter Hannah Zimmermann help select their favorite tree. Hahn said, This is a very pretty tree. I like the way they used syringes and medicine bottles. They were very creative.”

There is still time to vote on your favorite tree. Bring a non-perishable food item to the Yorktown Historical Museum. Voting days are Friday, Dec 11 and 18; Sundays Dec. 13 and 20. Hours are from 1-4 p.m.

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