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02
Feb

Cuero Public Library strives to improve services

In an effort to improve services to the community of Cuero, its patrons and residents of DeWitt County, the Cuero Public Library is striving to provide a variety of cloud based applications that will be available to patrons through an internet connection and device of the patrons choosing.
 
The new applications being offered may be found on the City of Cuero website (www.cityofcuero.com) under the Library Department. 
 
The new applications are: World Book Online, Mango Languages, OverDrive (South Texas Digital Libraries), and their new circulatory software Atriuum. Patrons will need to create an account for each of these online databases to be able to have access to them; however, OverDrive and Atriuum require that users have a library card to be utilized. 
 
Tue
02
Feb

CCH directors discuss handgun signage, air ambulance service

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Community Hospital directors met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28 with several reports and action items.
 
Handgun signage posting requirements and air ambulance services agreement were two of the key items discussed along with Regency Healthcare System assignments.
 
CEO Skip Gjolberg issued his report and legislative update with notes on Texas rural hospitals. Texas rural hospitals continue under heavy financial stress. Medicare payment cutbacks and Affordable Care Act penalties over the past four years are reducing payments to Texas’ 174 rural hospitals by an estimated $60 million a year, per the legislative report.
Hospitals in rural areas are different than urban hospitals and must be treated differently under the Medicare system, notes the report.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Arch rival?

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Did the City of Cuero follow proper procedure when it allowed McDonald’s to keep its tall sign  after the restaurant moved?
 
That was the question pointed at council Tuesday, Jan. 26, in their monthly meeting.
 
With over 30 people in the audience, council launched a four hour meeting with the sign dominating most of that time.
 
San Antonio attorney Brian Cromeens recalled the history of McDonald’s sign. He was speaking for Jeff  Steen, a native of Cuero who now lives in Houston.
 
He said McDonald’s opened here in 1994 at the corner of Esplanade and Broadway, downtown.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Shopping center opening soon

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero residents and visitors will soon enjoy a new shopping center on the edge of town. The shopping center, located on U.S. Highway 87 South next to Partner’s Chevrolet, was built by Weaver & Jacobs Constructors with investors Live Oak Lodging.
 
The shopping center houses nine 1,000 square foot spaces with seven of them still available to be leased.
 
“We got a couple of leases right now with Edward Jones and Victory Cleaners,” Rocky Reese said, President and Managing Partner of Live Oak Lodging. “We just now put these signs up, so now we’re gonna have phone numbers for people to call. I expect that will pick up a little bit. We talked to a number of people around town about retail spaces as well: restaurants and things of that sort, UPS.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Second fatal wreck in county occurred Sunday near Cuero

A two vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon near Cuero resulted in the death of a Rockport man and injuries to a Gonzales man.
 
The wreck occurred on Hwy. 183 North in the 3500 block of North Esplanade at about 1:30 p.m.
 
According to reports Albert Faetche III, of Rockport was driving a 1994 Mercury south bound on Hwy. 183. He apparently lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway on the right side. As he attempted to get back on the roadway, he over-corrected and his car traveled into the north bound lane. His vehicle struck a 2008 Toyota driven by Ruben C. Ontiveros of Gonzales.
 
A medical transport helicopter was requested to transfer Faetche to University Hospital in San Antonio. However, Faetche died before reaching the airport to meet the helicopter.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Nordheim exceeds $75K

Nordheim FFA celebrated its annual stock show Saturday. Started in 1938, this year’s auction saw bids top $75,370 for 26 animals and 11 food, craft, and art items. The show this year was dedicated to Mayor Katherine Payne for her continued support and dedication to the youth of the Nordheim School and the Nordheim Pirates. Along with the stock show, there were also blue ribbon winners in food, craft and art categories.

Bids in 2015 totaled close to $91,000.

Additional auction photos are on Page 9.

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Tue
02
Feb

Early voting in primaries starts Feb. 16

Early voting for the March 1 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary election will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 16 and continue through Friday, Feb. 26. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday Feb. 20, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales in Cuero, behind the Tax Office.

DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive applications for ballots by mail for the March 1 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Election until Feb. 19. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.

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Tue
02
Feb

Greeters soon to meet and greet at CCH

Smiling greeters will soon stand by the chapel doors of the Hamilton-Wallis Chapel at Cuero Community Hospital, the faces of a weekly prayer offering envisioned as a tool to support the work of healing at CCH. Inside, small groups of volunteers will be available to all: staff, patients, family members and care-givers. Sensitively and confidentially, they intend to listen to those coming for prayer.

Healing prayer is currently offered at noon every Wednesday. Cuero Community Hospital and Christ Healing Center (CHC) are working together to provide this additional layer of support to those dealing with medical issues. CHC is a non-profit ecumenical ministry founded by Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield 12 years ago; they recently opened a center in Cuero. The San Antonio center is located at 135 W. Olmos Drive, and the new Cuero Christ Healing Center is open at 1117 N. Esplanade in Cuero.

Tue
02
Feb

TCEQ to conduct aerial surveys

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has hired a contractor to conduct aerial surveys during February of 2016. The helicopter that is being used for these surveys is red (tail number: N342LS) and will be hovering over or near pipelines, oil and gas production facilities, and other industrial facilities.

The helicopter is equipped with a specialized infrared camera called the HAWK that can image volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other hydrocarbons invisible to the eye. VOC are a class of compounds present in common things like gasoline and solvents. VOC can combine with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight to form ground-level ozone.

Tue
26
Jan

Audit positive for YISD

The Yorktown Independent School District trustees can rest a little easier after hearing the results of the audit report conducted by CPA Cameron L. Gulley. The audit showed no instances of noncompliance nor any deficiencies in internal control.

Gulley presented the district’s financial audit for year ending Aug. 31, 2015 during the regular trustee meeting on Jan. 18 held at the Yorktown Junior High School library. He said, “It was a good audit even with some decline in tax values.”

According to the audit, the school district had total revenues of $27.3 million. That figure includes $26.9 million from local sources including taxes. State sources provided $402,430.

Over the course of the year, the trustees revised the District’s budget only a few times. The significant budget amendment was for additional wealth recapture payments to the state as a result of tax revenues being much higher than projected.

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