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Tue
19
Jan

Westhoff recognizes school board

If you look into the crowd of any Westhoff activity, albeit a sporting event, play or performance, you name it, wearing his cowboy hat the School Board President will be there. Paddy Burwell has served on the Westhoff Board of Trustees for over twenty years. During his service he has diligently assisted his district working hard to ensure their school is the premier campus it can be. He is not just a name on a plaque on the wall in the hallway; he is an active leading member of the Westhoff ISD community.
 
Burwell knows students by their names, greets and encourages them every chance he has. He’ll stop by the front office to check in with a big smile to see how things are going and if he can lend a hand. 
 
Tue
19
Jan

Action Committee Board elections

One at-large position in DeWitt County is open on the Community Action Committee of Victoria, Texas Board. CACVT administers funds for Weatherization, Neighborhood Services, Family Outreach Program and the Medication Assistance & Diabetic Education Program out of the Victoria office for a nine county service area.
 
Persons interested in serving on the board should contact Vicki Smith at CACVT by Friday, Feb. 5 for details at 361-578-2989 or 1-800-365-7712.
 
Individuals who have an affiliation with and knowledge of the low-income individuals/families can fill a board position. Only individuals meeting CACVT program eligibility criteria are eligible to vote.
 
Six seats need to be filled including Calhoun County, Gonzales County, Jackson County, Lavaca County, Victoria County and the one in DeWitt County.
 
Tue
19
Jan

DeWitt County tax information

February 1 is the deadline for taxpayers that qualify to make their first quarter payment without penalty and interest. HB 1597 allowed taxpayers to start the quarter in February, but they will have to pay the penalty and interest on the first payment, according to Susie Dreyer, Tax Assessor-Collector.
 
Quarter payment program only applies to homesteads with an over 65 exemption or a disabled exemption. Under the quarter payment program, taxes are paid in four installments without penalty and interest. A contract must be signed each year. Contact the Tax Office at 361-275-0879 for questions.
 
A reminder to taxpayers, that penalty and interest of seven percent begins on Feb. 1. The penalty and interest increases two percent each month through June. Twenty percent attorney fees are added on July 1.
 
Tue
19
Jan

Toddler Story Time resumes Jan. 25 at Cuero library

This week's theme for Toddler Story Time was “Snow.”
 
Shannon Reitz read the story “Curious George Plays in the Snow.”
 
The children sang along with several songs that required them to coordinate their hand and eye movements.
 
Next, Shannon read “The Mitten” and then had the children play a color identification game where they placed colored mittens in the correct piles with other like colors.
 
For a craft, the children decorated pre-cut mittens with colors, decorations and stickers.
 
If you are interested in participating in the Toddler Story Time with the wonderful children, visit story time on Mondays at 10 a.m. at the library.
 
The next Toddler Story Time will be Jan. 25. They will be closed on Jan. 18 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
 
Tue
19
Jan

City, school elections

Cuero City Council and Cuero ISD board of trustees will have elections in May. Filing for positions on those two governing bodies begins Jan. 20.
 
Cuero City Council
Three positions on Cuero City Council will face election this year. They are District 2, District 3 and mayor. Currently representing those seats are Terry Glover, District 2; Brad Hedrick, District 3; and Sara Post Meyer, Mayor.
 
Filing in this election will be at the city’s administrative offices through Feb. 19. 
 
The election will be held in May.
 
Cuero ISD trustees
Applications for a place on the Cuero Independent School District  election ballot for trustee Place 1 and Place 2 may be filed from Jan. 20 to Feb. 19. 
 
Applications may be filed Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
 
Tue
19
Jan

Citizens meeting Wednesday

The City of Cuero invites the public to join them for their second citizens informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Municipal Park Clubhouse, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Presentations by: The City of Cuero Planning and Development Department: If your family has left you a home that is aging, in disrepair or considered a dilapidated structure, talk to them about options. Habitat for Humanity: goals and opportunities for Cuero with three properties available for immediate applications.
 
USDA Rural Development, Rural Housing Services:
1. Three Housing Programs - Income Matrix
2. 504 Repair Loans/Grants - Contractor/3 Bids
3. 502 Guaranteed Lender Purchase - Lender List/RD Review
4. 502 Direct RD Funds Home Purchase - Eligibility 
 
The event will conclude with a question and answer session from 7 to 7:45.
Tue
19
Jan

Adickes earns community service award at banquet

Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Visitor’s Center hosted its membership social and awards presentation Thursday, Jan. 14 at The Venue on Church Street.
 
The Larry Carter Community Service Award was presented to Wayne Adickes.
 
Leo Heinemann was the recipient of the Agricultural Achievement Award.
 
Allied Feeds, Inc. was named the 2015 Business of the Year. Greg Gossett, president of Allied Feeds, accepted the award.
 
Cody Bishop, Chelsea Fuchs, Colton Oglesby and Kerstin Timpone were nominated for the Citizen of Tomorrow Award.
 
Fuchs was named the recipient of the award.
 
The recipient of the Larry Carter Community Service Award goes to an individual who has been known to share many interesting stories, who has a deep love for history, and who has been called “a walking history book of Cuero.”
Tue
19
Jan

First baby of year at Cuero Hospital

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Nearly two weeks into 2016 there had been no birth at the Cuero Community Hospital birthing center. That changed on Monday evening, Jan. 11 when a baby boy was born. Jonah Michael Brawner was born at 8:50 p.m.
 
Jonah is the first child of Joseph and Jazmine Brawner of Victoria. He was born weighing eight pounds and seven inches and was 19 inches in length.
 
Jonah’s father, Joseph, is in the United States Marines and will soon be shipped out, making the moment all the more special.
 
“I liked it,” Joseph said, referring to being able to see his first child and spend time with him and his wife before leaving. “I was hoping he [Jonah] would be here soon.”
 
Jonah is a new name in the Brawner family, and his middle name, Michael, was chosen for St. Michael, the archangel.
Tue
19
Jan

Chelsea Fuchs named Citizen of Tomorrow

Chelsea Fuchs was named the Citizen of Tomorrow at the Cuero Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, Jan. 14. Chelsea is pictured with Cuero High School principal Dr. Kristi Lee.
 
Tue
19
Jan

'Living the dream'

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Some people can get caught up in a moment never looking back and going on with their life. Others can simply live in the moment, filling their life with fond memories. That is the case with Beverly Bruns, but, it did not start that way when she was asked to represent the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce in the Miss South Texas Pageant in Seguin July 3, 1962.

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