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Tue
20
Oct

'Lives Remembered'

There was a time when district judges carried shotguns in DeWitt County. Why?
 
Here’s how you can find out.
 
From 4 to 6 on Saturday, Oct. 24, you can delve into the history of some famous people here.
 
DeWitt County Historical Commission’s presents ‘Lives Remembered’ at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.
 
Costumed reenactors will tell the stories at 10 grave sites. 
 
You will meet Professor Eugene Daule, Civil War veteran Benjamin Franklin Washington Edgar, Morgan Steamship Lines pilot Capt. James Mainland, District Judge Henry Clay Pleasants, Dr. August Reuss, artist and illustrator Martha Sawyers Reusswig, Capt. Henry Sheppard, Sheriff Tom Stell, and chief Army nurse during WWI Eleanor Rutledge White.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Mystery field trip for CJHS students

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Junior High students who have did well his past six weeks in class were treated to a fun day at the Cuero City Park Friday, Oct. 9.
 
Criteria for being eligible included having passed all their classes, no more than one excused absence, no disciplinary office referrals and no unexcused tardies. The event is referred to as the “Mystery Challenge Field Trip,” a new reward which will be given to those students who qualify at the end of each six weeks.
 
This time around, students were treated to lunch, a private viewing of Canine Stars (who were at Turkeyfest) and carnival rides, courtesy of the Turkeyfest Committee.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Problems plague pump at park

What could go wrong has gone wrong with the repair of the water well located at the Yorktown city park, but Layne Christensen Company has assured that the water well will be a quality well for the city.

The city held a special meeting on Aug. 19, 2014 when the city’s water well collapsed. Layne Christensen Company was contacted to pull the well and run a camera into the well to determine the problem. It was found the well had collapsed at 720 feet.

Drilling of the new water well began the week of Sept. 22, 2014. Lane Christensen drilled 880 feet down with a 22 inch bit, went back in and set their 10 inch casing inside, cemented inside and then start the actual drilling of the well. The actual well was going to be drilled at 1,400 feet. After it was to be drilled a construction and electrical company moved all the piping from the existing well to the new well with projected time of completion 45-60 days.

Tue
20
Oct

City lists demolish plans, talks about fire marshal

It was not business as usual on Oct. 12 as the Yorktown City Council took action to clean up the city and to fill in the position of fire marshall for the city.

On Aug. 17, during a called city meeting, the council listened to Yorktown police and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin’s detailed report with photos of the structures showing many hazards including ceiling falling in, walls leaning, mold, excessive water damage, live electrical wiring hanging to supply electricity to another structure, holes in the roof, holes on the floor substructure, etc. All properties were unanimously approved to be demolish or moved.
None of the property owners attended the meeting.

Since the decision, seven property owners have not taken any action to adhere to the demolition orders. The city will take bids to have the following properties demolished: 326 S. Nau, 714 E. Main, 72 E. 4th, 419 E. Eckhardt, 110 W. Main, 419 S. Baur and 207 S. Mertins.

Tue
20
Oct

Western Days fills city

Cooler temperatures and a nice breeze throughout the weekend prevailed over the 57th annual Western Days festival held in the Yorktown City Park this past weekend, Oct. 16-18. It was a packed city with thousands of people for the big event, which featured a carnival, cook offs, musical entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food booths, and a variety of activities for young and old alike.

The Western Days Children’s Parade kicked things off on Friday, Oct. 16 with kiddie floats and entries featuring the “Barnyard Friends” theme. Friday’s opening performer was Nathan Young and finishing the evening with Cactus Country.

Wed
14
Oct

Man arrested following narcotics investigation

CUERO – At approximately 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Cuero Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 Block of Charles Street upon the conclusion of an ongoing narcotics investigation. A 45-year-old male and Cuero resident was arrested for narcotics possession and possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.
 
The individual is identified as Rodney Lamont Evans.
 
Mr. Evans was charged with three felony drug charges and three misdemeanor drugs charges and transported to DeWitt County Jail pending arraignment. Evans was arraigned by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, DeWitt County, Judge Peggy Mayer and assessed total bonds of $85,000.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Yorktown gathers for 32nd National Night Out

Yorktown came together for their 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Oct. 6. Law enforcement from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department and the Yorktown Police Department, along with Yorktown Fire Department, Yorktown EMS and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Tue
13
Oct

Articles on display at Citizens Bank in Yorktown

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
“From the Philadelphia Exchange Books.
 
Extract of a letter from a house in New Orleans to a merchant in this city, dated 13th inst.
 
A fleet of nine vessels leave here to morrow with a fine steamboat, mounting 7 guns, and about 700 men, for Texas–4 out of the 9 schrs are armed.–Gen. Folix Houston of Natchez sold his plantation at auction in this city for $50,000, the proceeds to be applied to equipping 500 mounted men, who left Natchez on the 5th inst for Texas.
 
There is no doubt of their sucess since they have Santa Anna; persons who have seen him say he is very talkative and makes many promises. He also says that Texas is too far from Mexico ever to be of use to her.” (The above story comes from The United States Gazette for the country, Philadelphia, Wednesday morning, June 1, 1836).
 
Tue
13
Oct

Fire safety week at Meyersville ISD

Meyersville School is observing Fire Safety week and Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department assisted by giving demonstrations and providing fire safety coloring books and water bottles for the students. Meyersville fire chief Jimmy Ellis (left) is shown with fourth grade student Elisa Howell (middle) and superintendent Kelly Dunn (right) during one of the water hose demonstrations. Fourth through eighth grade students attended the demonstration.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
13
Oct

Mission Feast at St. John's in Meyersville

St. John's Lutheran Church in Meyersville will host Mission Feast Oct. 25. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. David Wendel, STS of the NALC who is Assistant to the Bishop. 
 
The Rev. Dr. David M. Wendel, STS, was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, graduating from Columbus High School in 1977. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication. He is a 1981 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, having served his internship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from the Association of Chicago Theological Schools in 2001. 
 

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