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Tue
11
Aug

DeWitt County 4-H holds annual dinner, awards banquet on Friday, Aug. 7

The 2015 Annual Appreciation Dinner and 4-H Awards Banquet was held Friday, Aug. 7 at The Venue in Cuero. Approximately 300 people attended the event which was held to thank the syndicate groups, donors, individual buyers, sponsors, and Board of Directors of the Cuero Livestock Show. 
 
The night also highlighted the accomplishments of the 4-H youth and outstanding adult leaders of the DeWitt 4-H Program.  The 4-H youth also helped give back to the community at the event by hosting a silent auction to benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital. This was part of the South Texas Cattleman’s Round Up in which proceeds raised will be used to purchase a new pediatric ambulance. 
 
The night was rounded out with a fun 4-H dance. DeWitt 4-H would like to thank everyone who attended and for the continued support of the 4-H Program in DeWitt County. 
 
Tue
11
Aug

One of life's pleasures when you turn 99

John N. Horny, born June 29, 1916 of Yorktown, has a lot to celebrate about. The Department of Motor Vehicle renewed his license.

That may seem routine to most but when a person turns 99 years old it is one of life’s little pleasures. He said, “It shocked me that they renewed license. They said that I can’t go no more than 45 mph.”

Horny remembers the first car he drove.

“I was 12 years old when my great aunt let me drive her Overland vehicle even though I was not suppose to. I also drove a Whippet and Model T. But these Grand Marquis are so much better. You can’t beat it.”

Horny’s grandfather, Erasmo Horney, was born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine before immigrating to the U.S.

“The name was originally Horney with an ‘e’. My grandpa changed it because he did not get along with his brother.”

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 

Tue
11
Aug

'Despite low gas prices, EFS is not going away'

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
“This is my first trip back into the Eagle Ford area since the price of oil dropped and I saw more activity around here than I expected. Other places I’ve heard have been hit much more significantly than the Cuero area,” said Dr. Thomas Tunstall.
 
Dr. Tunstall, research director for UTSA Institute for Economic Development was the guest speaker at Friday’s Cuero Development Corporation monthly community leader’s meeting.
 
It is the UTSA economic development center that has produced four detailed impact studies on the Eagle Ford Shale in the last four or five years.
 
Tue
11
Aug

Staff hears thoughts of closing Juvenile Center in Victoria

John “JD” Everitt of Yorktown was on vacation before he received a call that it was mandatory for him to come in for a meeting. He went to work in Victoria and got the news that the new County Judge Ben Zeller of Victoria County,  came into his facility, the Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center, and informed Everitt’s superiors that he was going to shut the facility down.

Everitt, married and has four children, is the assistant supervisor juvenile security officer of the juvenile detention center in Victoria. He has been employed there six years. He said, “I don’t understand. They want to save money but we make more money than the county jails. It is not about the money. How can anyone put a price on public safety?”

The juvenile detention center serves at least six counties including DeWitt and has contracts with Harris County, Dallas and Austin with certain programs, according to Everitt.

Tue
11
Aug

Scam attempt caught early

Residents may want to check and read their mail before discarding it into the trash.

Junk mail is not uncommon to any household and neither are letters from government agencies. It is not uncommon for that kind of mail to easily be discarded.

Fortunately, for one family, someone actually read the mail.

Doug Audilet’s mother, Joyce, resides at Cuero Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Joyce has her mail addressed to her son Doug’s home in Yorktown.

Tue
11
Aug

Keeping tax rate at cuurent level

Holding the tax rate at its current rate seems to be goal of DeWitt County Commissioners Court.

At Monday’s meeting the court reviewed the newest appraised values for the entire county which will determine what tax rate they will accept. That tax rate will, in part, determine what their total budget will be.

DeWitt County Tax Assessor Susie Dreyer said the newest appraised value total is just over $6 billion. That is down $1.1 billion from last year.

By keeping the current tax rate of .46937¢ per $100 valuation, the county will see tax revenue of about $21.7 million. That will be about $11.6 million less than the previous year.

County Judge Daryl Fowler explained the lower appraised values will mean less tax revenue for the county.
 

Read more in this week's edition of The Cuero Record and Yorktown News-View.

Fri
07
Aug

Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center in jeopardy of closure

John “JD” Everitt of Yorktown was on vacation before he received a call that it was mandatory for him to come in for a meeting. He went to work in Victoria and got the news that the new county judge Ben Zeller of Victoria County,  came into his facility, the Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center, and informed Everitt’s superiors that he was going to shut the facility down.

Everitt, married and has four children, is the assistant supervisor juvenile security officer of the juvenile detention center in Victoria. He has been employed there six years. He said, “I don’t understand. They want to save money but we make more money than the county jails. It is not about the money. How can anyone put a price on public safety?”

The juvenile detention center serves at least six counties including DeWitt and has contracts with Harris County, Dallas and Austin with certain programs, according to Everitt.

Tue
04
Aug

Vehicle rolls into Guadalupe River

Law enforcement was kept busy in the area over the last few days investigating thefts, pulling vehicles from the river and chasing a suspect.
 
Troopers in DeWitt County responded to a report that a vehicle had rolled into Guadalupe River near the Hwy. 72 river bridge east of Cuero Friday afternoon.
 
According to the report Kenneth Anthony Bruno III, 37, of Victoria failed to put his vehicle in park and the 2013 Lincoln Navigator rolled down the embankment into the river.
 
About have of the vehicle was in the river but because of the steep embankment, the vehicle had to be pulled from the river by the wrecker on top of the river bridge. No injuries were reported.
 
Cuero Police were attempting to serve a warrant in the 400 block of West Morgan last Wednesday when the suspect ran from the officers. 
 
Tue
04
Aug

Vehicle burglaries throughout City of Cuero

Since the beginning of the year, there have been many reported burglaries in motor vehicles or BMVs. These crimes have of late included the stealing of Yeti coolers left unattended in the bed of trucks.
 
Sgt. Kevin Kroos said, “There have been 27 reported BMVs and three in the past week, typically a crime of opportunity. Something is left in plain sight.”
 
The Cuero Police Department is encouraging citizens to take your stuff out of your vehicle, lock your vehicle or hide things with a blanket or floor mat.
 
Crimes have also taken place with garages being left open and unattended. It is important to keep your garages closed and parked in well lit areas.
 
Kroos also noted that these burglaries have been taking place throughout the city and not in a centralized location.
Tue
04
Aug

Inaugural Back to School Bash on Saturday in honor of Ethosha Holman

CUERO – The inaugural Back To School Bash Saturday at Cuero Municipal Park will not only provide required school supplies to needy students, but also feature a variety of food, children’s games, entertainment and fellowship. 
 Sign-up for backpacks filled with school supplies begins at 3:30 p.m. and wristbands will be issued to eligible students who receive backpacks. 
 
 Food will be in abundant supply, too, as the Say Grace Gourmet Chicken and Waffles food truck from Victoria will be set up. The food truck also features fish and chips. Other food vendors will include No Air Deliverance Ministry with hamburgers, hot dogs, enchilada plates and pans, spaghetti, lasagna and nachos. 
 
Fresh Start Church will be selling sausage wraps, pickles and snow-cones.
 
Tri-City Empowerment Council, host for the event, will have bottled water available free for attendees.
 

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