Cheyenne Bermudagrass tour scheduled May 13



Cinco de Mayo at John C. French

Mrs. Cynthia Aleman’s kindergarten class presented a Cinco de Mayo program today at John C. French Elementary. Students wore costumes as they sang and danced for their classmates and teachers.

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Cuero Main Street manager announces resignation



Yorktown Market Days growing

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce continues to churn out exciting new events for the public. Market Days only began last August and is steadily growing with support from the community.

Yorktown Market Days is an opportunity for local businesses to set up tables in a 12 by 12 space at the city park, promoting their business and the city of Yorktown.

The plan is to have the event the first Saturday in February, May, August, and November. The most recent Market Day, May 2, showed an increase in participation with now 20 vendors taking part. The goal is to eventually fill the park with vendors.

There were plenty of fun items to purchase, including: handcrafted items, canned goods, candles, clothing, jewelry, fashion, shoes, and more.

There is even tremendous opportunity for non-profits to take part and get involved in this community-wide event.

There was also face painting for the kids, giving the children something fun to do as well.


State working on road bills

Judge Daryl Fowler reported at commissioner’s court meeting recently of his efforts in Austin following a number of Legislative bills.

Fowler said he testified in committee meetings supporting bills that could result in more funds to repair county roads.

Speaking in front of the Senate Finance Committee, he offered information in support of Senate Bill 951 which would provide mineral lease royalties to be returned to the counties.

Currently, lease royalties from land owned by counties (county road right-of-ways, etc.) are captured by the state and used to support the state’s general budget.

SB 951, if approved by the Legislature, would require mineral leases and royalties from county ROW’s to be sent back to the counties.

Fowler said the Senate Finance Committee voted in support of the bill 13-0.

A similar bill reviewed by House Finance Committee was supported 9-0.


Too many absences, see the judge

The laws regarding a child attending school all day are not taken lightly in the Yorktown Independent School District. Parents who are suffering from the repercussions may have misunderstandings. It is a long process before parents and children find themselves before DeWitt County’s justice of the peace Bill Robinson’s court room.

Robinson said, “Before the school can file they have to send two notifications out to the parent/s showing original days missed. Then they can file to the court and only for days missed. They get two warnings.”

Yorktown High School principal David Lynn said, “To my knowledge, the year before I got here they (YISD) did not take anyone to court. Last year I filed 20 cases. This year I filed 20 cases and am filing a couple more.”

“We had no cases from the elementary or junior high until [recently]. We got one from junior high,” Robinson said.


Saturday election to decide mayor, 2 council seats, street sales tax

Election day is Saturday, May 9, for the General Election. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Yorktown City Council election will be held at Yorktown City Hall, 102 W. Main in Yorktown.

Candidates on the Yorktown City Council ballot are:

•Mayor - Rene Hernandez, incumbent; Jeff Andersen, Harold Tiemann.

•City Council At-Large - 2 to be selected: Jerry Alvarez and Shawna Lamprecht, incumbents; and Manuel Serrano.

•Precinct 1 - unexpired term, Blaine Denbo.

•Proposition - The re-issue of 1/4 of a percent of local sales and use tax to fund maintenance and repair of city streets.

A photo ID will be necessary to vote. Acceptable forms of identification are:

1. Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2. Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

3. Texas personal identification card issued by DPS


2015 Miss Cuero named at pageant


The 2015 Miss Cuero Pageant, sponsored by the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, was held today at the Cuero High School cafeteria. Shown is Leah Ruiz, daughter of Mary Jane and Michael Ruiz, as she is named Miss Cuero. Jade Cuellar was named Miss Cuero runner-up.
Sophia Davis, daughter of Acenet and Cliff Davis, was crowned Jr. Miss Cuero. Valerie Beatrice Guerrero, daughter of Tori and Matthew Guerrero, was named runner-up.
Read more in the May 6 edition of The Record.

May 16 is Lemonade Day in the Crossroads


TDECU is the sponsor of Lemonade Day, scheduled May 16 in the Crossroads area. Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program designed to teach youth how to start, own and operate their own businesses through a lemonade stand. Representatives from TDECU passed along over 750 drawstring backpacks filled with supplies to students in the area school districts and Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County.
Shown from row from left, Boys and Girls Club members Jaxon Timpone, Gavin Plummer, Caleb Gamez and Tauna Herron; back row, TDECU member center manager Erika Plummer, Boys and Girls Club member Raiden Rivera and TDECU member champion team lead Kim Enoch, as Mrs. Lemon.
The Cuero Record

City recognizes Fair Housing Act


April marks the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which identifies and promotes the need throughout the community for equal and fair housing for all encouraging potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Pictured in front row from left, mayor Sara Post Meyer, Hope Ortiz, Eula Mathis; back row, Terry Stock, Farsythia Lee, and vice-chairman Marcellus Wesley. Not pictured, chairman Lena Jasso. 
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