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Tue
12
Apr

Advanced metering system underway

For the past several years, the City of Cuero has been doing research and planning related to the replacement of the City’s existing electric and water meters with a new advanced metering system. With the change out of the meters, the system comes with a customer friendly portal called “intelaHome” which is designed for consumers to manage and monitor their home and/or office’s energy and smart home products as well as providing real-time information regarding electric and water usage.

A limited number of network communication devices and meters have been deployed and tested to ensure the system performs as expected. The next phase of full deployment will commence on April 13 and should be completed with all electric and water meters by October 2016. The meters will be replaced at different times, with the electric meter replacement likely to occur prior to the replacement of the water meter.

Tue
12
Apr

Cuero Hospital surgical team

The Cuero Community Hospital surgical staff, with Dr. V.A. Benavides, General Surgeon, has some of the latest technology to diagnose and perform surgery on patients by the least invasive means possible at their fingertips. Since he began in March, Dr. Benavides has brought a vast amount of experience on laparoscopic surgeries to the hospital. Laparoscopic surgeries decrease the amount of post op pain, recovery times, and post op infections. Having the proper equipment enables the physician to perform these procedures more efficiently. Dr. Benavides and the surgical staff at CCH, now have two new articulating suturing devices from EndoEvolution. Pictured from left are Jill Turner, RN; Dr. V.A. Benavides, General Surgeon; Kim Curlee, LVN; Hali Gott, CST and Dianne Guenther, RN.

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Tue
12
Apr

35th Annual Poor Boys cookout

The Poor Boys held their 35th annual cookout on April 2 and were able to increase their high school scholarships due to the generosity of Pete Martinez Jr. who built and donated a deer blind in memory of Poor Boys members who have passed away. The deer blind was auctioned off for $5,750. Pictured from left are Ryan Kainer, Pete Martinez Jr, Patsy Kainer and Trent Kainer.

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Tue
12
Apr

50 years in educations gives CIS principal joy

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Sometimes it can be difficult to find separation from things in life which bring joy. James Rabe, the interim principal at Cuero Intermediate School, is finding that to be the case with his career in education. Rabe has been teaching in some capacity for 50 years now, an occupation he cherishes.

Rabe started teaching in Cuero in 1965. He taught here for three years as a biology teacher during the Vietnam Era.

“There were draft notices, so I joined the Air Force, Rabe stated. “I spent four years in the Air Force as a marksmanship instructor and never left San Antonio, stayed at Lackland Air Force Base and worked on my Master’s Degree. I also got married during that time. I taught two years on the base, and I taught junior high science, then I got a call to come back as head of the science department.”

Tue
12
Apr

The future is here

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

John C. French Elementary School in Cuero will have their annual field day on Friday, April 15. As part of the field day events, the school will open a time capsule from 1986 at 1 p.m.

The Parent/Teacher Organization will be selling lunch plated for $4 which includes a sausage wrap, chips, a cookie and a drink.

Denzil McMurrey was the principal at John C. French at the time. Former superintendent Mr. Welch approved the project.

“That’s been a long time ago,” McMurrey said. 

He still remembered exactly where the capsule is buried which is on the northwest corner of the school in the playground.

Initially, the plan was to have the capsule buried for 50 years, but with the new John C. French campus opening this fall plans were changed.

Tue
12
Apr

Anchor Club hosts wildflower bike ride

The Cuero High School Anchor Club held their annual Wildflower Bike Ride on Saturday, April 9. There were 61 registered riders, which is an increase from last year. 

Even though the wildflowers were a little sparse this year, the riders enjoyed the routes which varied in length from 8 miles to 55 miles. 

The CHS Anchor Club hopes to get their Wildflower Bike Ride back on the MS 150 list of recommended rides.

The Cuero Anchor Club is the youth branch of the Pilot Club of Cuero. 

Both organizations focus on the promotion of awareness and prevention of traumatic brain injuries and brain-related disorders. The monies raised from this event go to provide scholarships for Senior Anchor Club members, fund events for special needs students in the district, and to help defray expenses for annual convention.

Tue
12
Apr

Farm Bureau shares learning opportunity

DeWitt County teachers who are looking to get their hands dirty, have fun and earn professional development credit this summer are encouraged to apply today for Texas Farm Bureau’s Summer Agricultural Institute (SAI).

“SAI is an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn more about agriculture, how food and fiber moves from the farm to our homes and how they can incorporate all of that into their everyday lesson plans,” Allan Hartman, DeWitt County Farm Bureau president, said.

The three-day workshop includes field trips, tours, classroom materials and more.

“It’s more than just sitting in a classroom. There’s hands-on learning and activities,” Hartman said. “Teachers who have attended loved the workshop and the valuable resources they bring back to their schools. I encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”

Tue
12
Apr

Historical Museum displaying wildflower items

The DeWitt County Historical Museum once hosted the De Witt County Wildflower Association each April when the Wildflower group displayed real local wildflowers within its walls. The exhibit was popular, and many came to see these wildflowers, which were labeled and displayed in an array of interesting jars, vases, and bottles. The Wildflower Association disbanded a few years ago, but the Museum, in an effort to keep the spirit of wildflowers alive, is displaying wildflower art and photography during the month of April. Marsha Gibson has graciously donated a wild flower poster that sells for $8. Proceeds go to the museum. The poster is 11x14 and will fit into a standard frame. Admission into the museum is free.

Tue
12
Apr

YES Pre-K, Kindergarten early registration

Yorktown Elementary School will hold early registration on Friday, April 22 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Have the following information in hand:

•   Child’s birth certificate
•   Child’s current shot record
•   Child’s social security card  
•   Proof of residency (utility bill in your name)
•   Proof of income (latest check stub)

There will be staff on hand to help assist you if you have any questions.  

There will be a representative on hand to screen children ages three through four years of age by Sept. 1. The purpose of the screening is to measure a child’s developmental level and to determine if learning disabilities may exist.  Early Childhood

Tue
12
Apr

Baseball making comeback in Nordheim after 58 years

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Football may be king in Texas but baseball is still as American as it gets. It is a national pastime shared from one generation to the next for nearly 150 years. Baseball is the very fabric of America’s culture and no matter if one is young or old there seems to be a gleam of magic in the game.

Bill Klaevemann of Yorktown said, “That was my favorite sport. I love baseball. I just don’t hardly watch it anymore. That was my favorite sport of all.”

Klaevemann grew up in Nordheim and  like many boys growing up, he started to play Little League baseball before there was such a thing as T-ball or coach pitch. In the year of 1953, when he reached age 9 or 10, he played with the Nordheim Indians. It was one of his fondest memories.

He said, “That was the year we won the championship in Little League. We never won after that.”

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