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Tue
15
Sep

Officer subdue threatening man

At least eleven law enforcement officers from the Yorktown Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Cuero Police Department stood in the rain across from Lowe’s Market in Yorktown, while a young man tried to commit suicide by police force. Yorktown EMS and Judge Bill Robinson were standing by.

Last Friday, during the 11 o’clock hour,  dispatch received a call from a concerned mother that her son, Jeremy Matejek was going to commit suicide after hearing some unpleasant words from his girlfriend that led to an argument and physical violence.

Tue
15
Sep

Miss Yorktown pageant Saturday

Practice is underway for the Miss Yorktown royalty pageant that will be held Sept. 19 at the Yorktown School Auditorium. Twenty-three participants signed up to be in one of the four catagories.

Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
08
Sep

Car catches fire

A call went out this afternoon at 12:15 p.m. A car caught flames on the corner of Newman and Valley. Cuero Fire Dept. and Cuero Police Dept. were at the scene. No injuries were recorded.

Tue
08
Sep

Cuero ISD to remember 9/11

John C. French students will be given an activity to complete and return to school, to be placed on their Remembering 9/11 bulletin board (found in the foyer). These will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 4. On Sept. 11, they will observe a special moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 (during the regular morning announcements that begin when the tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m.). Additionally, Mrs. Braden will visit each of the 14 classrooms on Sept. 11, to hold a brief talk on “Honoring Those Who Served.”
 
Hunt Elementary campus will host their annual 9/11 ceremony starting at 8:15 a.m. in front of their Hunt building. The Gobbler band will play three songs and they will be inviting all the local first responders to join them.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Ranching event in Cuero

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Tues., Sept. 15 at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse in Cuero.
 
 The ranch gathering is free and open to the public.
 
 TSCRA Special Ranger Gary Baros will provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers information on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Additionally, TSCRA staff will update cattle raisers on important legislative issues.
 
 RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or rsvp@tscra.org.
 
 To get to the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse from the intersection of US-183 and Broadway Street/US-87. Turn southeast onto Broadway Street/US-87. After one mile, turn right onto Park Heights. Turn left onto Leonard Roy Harmon Drive at the T. The Clubhouse will be on the right.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Council approves contract with TDS

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero city council met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to discuss the new trash program, unified development code and the automatic metering system.
 
Michael Cavanaugh opened the meeting with an update on finding “suitable acreage” for the airport and asking council to table any decisions on closing the airport until August 2016.
 
Bill Blackwell then spoke on the lack of communication between the planning and zoning committee and the City. Blackwell asked that the new unified development code be tabled for now.
 
Three ordinances were discussed and approved.
 
Council approved, 5-1, agreement of a contract with Texas Disposal System for the new trash program. Councilman Terry Glover voted against.
 
TDS representative will be in Cuero this week.
Tue
08
Sep

Cuero museum receives top award from Texas Historical Commission

Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the Texas Historical Commission, announced this week that the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero is the 2014 recipient of the John L. Nau, III Award of Excellence in Museums. The Nau Award recognizes an individual or institution in the museum field for significant achievement in the areas of historical interpretation, museum education, conservation of collections, and/or community involvement.
 
Tue
08
Sep

City holds hearing for proposed 2016 budget

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council held the first of three hearings on the 2015-2016 proposed budget and tax rate on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the council chambers.
 
This year’s proposed tax rate is 32 cents per $100 valuation which is the same as the current tax rate.
 
The new maintenance and operations tax rate is $0.19775 compared to $0.19954 from the current year and $0.09491 for the debt rate compared to $0.10784 currently.
 
“We’ll make more money, because our tax base has increased,” councilman Roy Johnson said.
 
To put it in perspective, the 2015 for maintenance and operations tax rate will raise taxes on a $100,000 home by approximately $12.93.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Rick Florence speaks at CDC leader's meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Rick Florence was the guest speaker at the CDC’s community leader’s meeting on Friday, Sept. 4. Florence is the Area 2 Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, based in Georgetown.
 
From the start, the message presented by Florence was clear. Communication is key for the USDA. There is no marketing budget, so word of mouth is how their information is spread.
 
Florence’s job is to “administer programs to provide financial assistance, information and technical services to expand economic opportunity to rural Texans.”
 
The state of Texas traditionally leads the in rural development with $771M provided this past fiscal year.
 
Area 2 has two offices, one in Georgetown and the other in Edna. They work in 17 counties from North Austin to Calhoun.
 
Tue
08
Sep

'Nobody doing more than DeWitt County'

Dave Frazier, engineer and technical sales of GeoSolutions, grew up in Karnes City and knows the roads in this area. He sees the damage of the roads from all the heavy truck load traffic. He also sees how many counties in this area attempt to use patch up methods or to cut costs in new roads. But, for DeWitt County he said, “There is nobody doing more than DeWitt County. You have guys that are way in front of the curve. Judge Daryl Fowler is leading the pack. He is out there fighting for your county and getting money for your county. Only a small group are doing that. Fowler is, by far, doing more than anybody.”

Last year, GeoSolutions had a marked area of road, on New Davy in Nordheim, to be applied with geogrid as a test site. Commissioner James Kaiser is responsible for that area.

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