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Tue
13
Oct

1998 flood anniversary event Saturday at Cuero park pavilion

CUERO – Angie Navarro learned a valuable lesson 17 years ago. 
 
On October 19, 1998, Navarro and husband Richard Navarro were alerted to the rapidly rising waters of the Guadalupe River.
 
Cuero police came through their neighborhood giving the order to evacuate and the couple, members of the Texas State Guard at the time, put on their uniforms and went to buy fresh batteries for their flashlights. 
 
They intended to help with traffic control.
 
“It probably took us less than 15 minutes, but we couldn't cross the street when we got back,” Angie said. “Then I saw a house floating by. I knew it was my house. I could just tell.”
 
A photograph captured that horrific moment for Navarro.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Early voting Oct. 19

Early voting for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election will begin on Monday, Oct. 19 and continue through Friday, Oct. 30, excluding the weekend. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. 
 
The DeWitt County Elections Administration Office is continuing to receive Applications for Ballots by Mail for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election until Oct. 23. For more information call the Elections Office at 361-275-0859, or send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.
Tue
13
Oct

Emergency planning program Oct. 21 at park clubhouse

Energy Transfer and the DeWitt County OEM are bringing a uniquely innovative opportunity to discuss and implement emergency planning activities for local emergency responders and pipeline companies to DeWitt County. 
 
This approach combines a workshop with a facilitated tabletop exercise lasting for about three hours. This event is intended to increase the overall preparedness of both pipeline companies and local governments, assist in validating their existing emergency plans and present the opportunity to identify both strengths and opportunities for improvement in their existing emergency response systems. Critical emergency response planning information will be presented. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

Teapot exhibit at DeWitt Count Historical Museum

At the DeWitt County Historical Museum in Cuero, you will find teapots everywhere, teapots galore. Museum members and friends of the museum have displayed an amazing collection of teapots to show people the role that tea has played in the American and the Texan culture.
 
Dee Henneke’s collection of Geisha Girl porcelain began when she was a  young child. Her grandmother let her drink from a Geisha Girl cup, which was part of a set. She later broke one of the cups, but as she said, “Grandmothers are kind.” 
Dee inherited the remainder of the cherished set and increased her collection from antique stores and garage sales to include other objects such as bon bon dishes. 
 
Sylvia Manning’s collection includes tea pots collected from all over the United States, many for sentimental reasons. 
 
Tue
13
Oct

5 hour CEU event in Cuero Nov. 2

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County, the DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee and the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture are sponsoring a 5 Hour CEU Event to be held on Monday, Nov. 2. The program will be held at the Cuero VFW Hall, located off of Highway 183, north of Cuero. Registration will take place between 12:30 – 1 p.m. with the program starting promptly at 1 p.m. Participants do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Just be sure to show up early enough to allow time for registration.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Old register finds new home

Randy Smith (left) and Stacey Smith-Robins (right) donated a register to the Pharmacy and Medical Museum in Cuero. Pictured with them is the founder of the museum, Joe Reuss. The register was previously used at Smith Auto Parts and Brown Auto Parts. Prior to that, it was used by Mr. Henneke at a bicycle shop. The register was made between 1914 and 1915. The museum is very thankful to the City of Cuero for their support. Visit the museum Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
13
Oct

Blue Santa meeting

Cuero Blue Santa had their organizational meeting for the 2015 Blue Santa year at the TrustTexas Bank community room on Sept. 25.  Eleven volunteers attended the meeting. The dates of Nov. 13-15 were set for the Blue Santa garage sale which will be held at the Cuero Clubhouse at the city park. The next meeting will be Oct. 27 at noon at the Cuero Fire Department. Blue Santa also plans to participate in Trunk or Treat and Christmas in the Park. They welcome any new volunteers and if you have any questions in regards to Blue Santa, call Kevin Kroos at the Cuero Police Department, 361-277-3552.
 
Contributed photo

 

Tue
13
Oct

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle Thursday

Cuero Police Department announced Friday, Oct. 9 an automobile –pedestrian fatal accident occurred Thursday, Oct. 8 at approximately 7:25 p.m.
 
 Sixty-four year old Manual Alvarado, a citizen of Mexico who had established permanent alien residence status, was attempting to cross the roadway in the 1900 Block of N. Esplanade when he was struck and killed by a south bound vehicle.
 
Alvarado was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Peggy Mayer.
 
Alvarado’s next of kin has been contacted by Cuero Police.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Super Bowl High School Honor Roll

Cuero High School graduates, Alois Blackwell and Arthur Whittington, earned NFL commemorative Golden Footballs to present to Cuero ISD for their participation in past Super Bowls. Blackwell and Whittington presented the footballs at the football game against Yoakum on Friday night, Oct. 9.
 
Whittington played for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills as a running back and kick returner, particiapting in Super Bowl XV on Jan. 25, 1981 as a member of the Raiders. Whittington’s Raiders, led by quarterback Jim Plunkett, beat the Philadephia Eagles, 27-10.
 
Blackwell was a member of the Dallas Cowboys from 1978-79. The Cowboys lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers during Blackwell’s rookie season in Super Bowl XIII on Jan. 21, 1979.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Cuero named Silver Scenic City

HOUSTON – The City of Cuero recently received their official Silver Scenic Cities Certification at a presentation in San Antonio. Their Silver designation was for its Unified Development Code to bring its built environment in line with the community’s long term vision.
 
Twenty Texas municipalities were honored by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas Thursday, Sept. 24 at The Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, in conjunction with the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference. In July, these cities were notified of their certification status within in the Scenic City Program. City officials and business leaders were in attendance at the event, with remarks by Scenic Texas Executive Vice President Anne Culver. 
 

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