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Tue
06
Oct

City considers adding 90 stop signs

Not everyone will be happy with the new city ordnance but for anyone with pets and children, it is long overdue.

Yorktown police chief Paul Campos and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin put together a presentation for the Yorktown city council meeting held on Sept. 28 that may help slow things down in the city. They are recommending 90 new stop signs here.

Officer Serbin recorded 2,053 citations from Jan. 1 2014 through Sept. 22, 2015. Of those citations issued, 61 percent of them were for speeding. Of those citations issued for speeding, 78 percent occurred on State Highway 119, State Highway 72 and FM 240.

Tue
06
Oct

Service, prison go together

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Community service and prison are not often words which go together but such is the case in the community of Cuero.
 
Warden Jimmy Smith of the Stevenson Unit State Prison has only been on the job for 13 months in Cuero but has already seen the tremendous outreach of the prison’s employees, volunteers and in-mates.
 
Working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) was not exactly the career sought after by Smith but like many things in life, it found him. Smith was born and raised in west Texas, San Angelo to be exact. He graduated from Water Valley High School with a class of 22 before starting college at a local community college and Angelo State University. Smith and a friend of his soon decided that they wanted to work in law enforcement and chose to transfer to a criminal justice school, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
Tue
06
Oct

Deputy Bowen completes FBI Academy courses

It was 400 hours of intense training in ten weeks.

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Carl Bowen returned from the FBI Academy in Quantico Beach, Virginia a couple of weeks ago.

“Everyone at the training was there for the exact same reason I was,” Bowen said, “to get absolutely as much information as we could out of the 10 weeks we were there.”

He was a little skeptical about applying for the academy close to a year ago.

Sheriff Jode Zavesky said, “I thought we were going to be one of the smallest agencies in this. It was a long process to get in. But actually there were agencies smaller than us there. As far as I know, this was the first time that a DeWitt County sheriff’s deputy has ever been to the national FBI academy.”

Bowen said his concerns were quickly dismissed.

Tue
06
Oct

Western Days featuring Bellamy Brothers

Yorktown Western Days is right around the corner and this year, folks can expect some new with the old.

Yorktown Western Days executive director Tammy Bitterly said, “I am really excited about the entertainment we have this year.”

Some big names to the live entertainment scene are The Bellamy Brothers, Stoney LaRue and Gary P. Nunn.

The Children’s Parade will kick-off on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Late entries are welcome. Live entertainment will start with Nathan Young followed by Cactus Country.

Saturday, bring your lawn chairs and stay a while. The day is filled with something for the whole family. The motorcycle tour will begin at 10:15 a.m. followed by the grand parade at 10:30 a.m. DJ Guzman will play from noon to 4 p.m. before live entertainment begins. There will be a clown who does ballon tricks and a John Wayne impersonator. He will be easy to find. He stands 6 foot 4 inches and wears a cowboy hat.

Wed
30
Sep

AEP Texas warning of scams

AEP Texas reminds area electricity users that scam artists posing as electric company personnel are continuing to call consumers telling them they are behind on their electric bill and threatening to disconnect their electric service unless immediate payment is made.  Reports of such scam calls began appearing earlier this month within the AEP Texas service territory, as well as the service territories of other utilities.

Tue
29
Sep

Donut holes mean give encouragement to some

What do donut holes and Douglas Audilet have in common? Everything from the hole in his heart to how he seeks to meet the needs of others, metaphorically, that is.

It was 48 years ago that Audilet started his journey as a barber. Not knowing what he really wanted to do he got his barber’s license at the age of 19. “I tried to get on with the plant, like ALCO, but after a year I gave up and bought this shop,” he said.

Yet, his real journey started long before that.

“I remember when I was in eighth grade. Usually kids did not listen to the sermon but I heard the preacher say, one Sunday, that Jesus loves me. That was all that I could hear. I wrote that down over and over again.”

Tue
29
Sep

17th anniversary of 1998 flood

CUERO – Seventeen years ago, Cuero and the surrounding area were devastated by the flood waters of the Guadalupe River.
 
To observe the anniversary of this natural disaster, to honor the first responders and volunteers who braved the rising water to assist those in need and to recognize those thousands of citizens affected by the flood, the City of Cuero in conjunction with the Tri-City Empowerment Council is holding a special day of observance Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City Municipal Park pavilion. Fellowship will follow from 1-3 p.m.
 
The public is urged to attend with special invitations extended to those affected by the flood and those who responded to render aide.
 
For more information, call 361-524-5120.
Tue
29
Sep

Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Pet Adoptions of Cuero has some new adoptee’s that are looking for some new adopters. If you are looking for a small dog – now is the time to visit the Pet Adoptions shelter. Some new, cute and small arrivals include several Chihuahuas – all colors, a multi colored male playful yorkie, border collie pups, some schnauzer mix pups and some tan corgi type pups. Or if a medium size dog is just what your family wants, come meet the black lab puppies.
 
The volunteer staff is on hand every day at the shelter from 8 a.m. till noon or an appointment may be booked any time of the day or early evening.
 
The dogs have health checks, shots and some have been spayed or neutered depending on their age. Adoption fees are reasonable. Bring the whole family so everyone will have an opportunity to select the perfect pet. There are kittens and “teenage” cats too that would really like a new home this fall. 
 
Tue
29
Sep

Turkeyfest is just over a week away

Turkeyfest is only a little over a week away, Oct. 9-11, and there will be many exciting events from cook-offs to the the Great Gobbler Gallop and concerts at the city park.
 
Not necessarily a part of the weekend’s festivities but very important to the city of Cuero is the Gobbler’s game against the Yoakum Bulldogs on Friday night at Gobbler Stadium which opens district play.
 
On Friday night, Turkeyfest will officially begin with a barbecue cook-off. The evening’s musical entertainment includes LC Rocks and The Randy Rogers Band.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Jemelka presented gift

Cuero Knights of Columbus Council 1682 recently presented outgoing Grand Knight Dennis Jemelka a gift for his dedicated service. Dennis was the KC Grand Knight for the past three years. Presenting Dennis (right) a personalized barbecue utensil set is current KC Grand Knight Donald Strauss (left).
 
Contributed photo

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