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Tue
27
Oct

New YISD leader Krug begins duties

Yorktown Independent School District superintendent Carl Krug just took office at the beginning of the month and the community may find that he is a man of the people, for the people.

Krug, married 28 years to Trudy, has three children. Their oldest is Emily who is a nurse in Victoria. Their son Eric attends University of Houston-Victoria and the youngest daughter Carly has one more year at University of Texas-Arlington.

As empty nesters they take great comfort moving closer to family. Trudy’s parents live in Shiner and Krug is trying to move his parents, in Tennessee, closer.

“We spent the last 18 years in west Texas and it has been very nice to call our children over for dinner and spend some time together without concerning ourselves that we will have eight hours on the road. It has been very nice,” said Krug.

Tue
27
Oct

Flood of '98

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero is a town full of people who care, and the best of example of this may have been shown following the flood of 1998. It was a natural disaster unlike any other this small town has even encountered, yet the pieces were quickly picked up and put back together, thanks to the hard work of the people in the community and surrounding areas.
 
Seventeen years later, a formal celebration was held to remember what happened and to “see how Cuero has overcome.” Tri City Empowerment Council partnered with the City of Cuero to have this time of remembrance and honor those who played key parts in the restoration of Cuero.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 17, citizens were honored and accounts were given of the aftermath of the flood.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Soaking rain cancels ideas of burn ban

Although weather forecasters suggested the clash of Hurricane Patricia and a cold front over South Texas was to be monumental, it was just wet.

Reports of rain totals from 9-inches to 5-inches documented the two-and-one-half days of steady moisture over DeWitt County by Sunday evening.

The moisture was enough to end any discussion of a burn ban at Monday’s county commissioners meeting.

County judge Daryl Fowler said the latest state-wide heat index indicated the threat of wildfires in this county had all but disappeared.

No action was taken on the burn ban agenda item.

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

Tue
27
Oct

EMS receive new stretchers

Since April the Yorktown EMS hoped to raise enough money to purchase two new INSX stretchers from Ferno. The hoping is over as they enjoy the latest design able to carry patients up to 750 pounds and to load and unload without any lifting.

The new stretchers were delivered on Oct. 2. The EMS crew were trained on Oct. 5, the day before National Night Out.

Judge Bill Robinson said, “From April to October we collected enough in donations to pay for two stretchers. Some donations were large and some were small, but all greatly appreciated. We have been using the stretchers since then.”

This state of the art stretcher is unlike anything they ever had and well worth the cost.

Robinson said, “It will save the technicians back. We can raise the stretcher high enough to slide someone out from an 18 wheeler without taking them out.”

Yorktown EMS will have their regular scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Fri
23
Oct

Saturday's Market on Main cancelled

Cuero Main Street’s Market on Main has been cancelled, due to severe weather. Public safety is the City of Cuero’s top priority and with Hurricane Patricia being the strongest ever recorded in the Western atmosphere, the City does not want to take any chances.

Tue
20
Oct

Pet Adoptions of Cuero grand opening Oct. 27

Everyone is invited to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. the ribbon cutting ceremony as the new full time pet shelter in Cuero will swing open it's “paws” and doors. As Cuero Mayor, Sara Meyer, mentioned in a recent Cuero Record article, “you have to come and see the magic.” Pet Adoptions wishes to thank many businesses, individuals, and long time supporters; this three-year-old nonprofit organization has created a recognized full-service facility for lost, orphaned or abandoned cats and dogs so they will have a second chance at finding a forever home. 
 
Tue
20
Oct

Cuero ISD special event for families

Cuero ISD is announcing a special event invitation for all family members. Free lunch and free transportation will be provided to the Victoria College Conference and Education Center to attend the 2015 Region 3 Parental Involvement Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference features several booths and exhibits offering valuable community and educational resources with many free giveaways. 
 
Tue
20
Oct

New members inducted into Cuero NHS

The Cuero chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 37 new members into its chapter Thursday, Oct. 15, at the high school cafeteria. The National Honor Society is the nation's most prestigious organization, established to recognize outstanding high school students. The NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Only juniors and seniors are eligible for membership in the Cuero High School chapter and must have a 92 grade point average or higher at the end of their sophomore/junior year. 
 
Tue
20
Oct

Fire prevention week

The Westhoff Volunteer Fire Department went to the Westhoff School during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-9, to teach the students all about fire prevention. Students learned about proper care of smoke detectors and use of fire extinguishers. Firefighters demonstrated fire equipment, and students were able to get a close look at the fire truck and all their equipment.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
20
Oct

Gobbler Band performs at UIL contest

The Cuero Gobbler Band performed at the 2015 UIL marching contest on Saturday, Oct. 10 at East Central High School in San Antonio. Right after marching and playing in the Turkeyfest parade, the Gobbler Band hit the road for San Antonio. The Band earned a rating of 2 at the contest. It is a non-advancing year for the Gobbler Band. Watch the Gobbler Band perform at halftime of football games during the 2015 football season.
 
Photo contributed by Raymond Rosas

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