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Tue
11
Aug

Library welcomes Victoria Master Gardeners

Victoria County Master Gardeners through the Texas Agrilife Extension Service and Keep Cuero Beautiful presented a play on moths and butterflies on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Cuero Public Library. Master Gardeners included Kathy Chilek, Linda Hartman, Ann Hedrick, Jean Huber, Marcia Kauffman, Catherine Koenig, Pat Koenig, Eunice Lee, Mary McCurdy, Vivian Mozisek and Gloria Spell. Junior assistant were Bryten Buendel, Madeline Moczygemba, Morgan Ponton, Warner Hancock, Delaney Huber and Kaslyn Moczygemba. Picture from left is Mikaylah Martin, Ella Hart and Chilek.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
11
Aug

Summer fun in Cuero ends as school begins

Cuero Staycation’s Movie on the Knoll continues in August as well as a free day Aug. 13 at the swimming pool from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 14 the 2014 version of Annie will be shown; movies begin at 9 p.m. Thanks to the Parks Crew for their work on this project throughout the summer and to David Danish, Parks Superintendent, for all the co-ordination required for a successful program. Come enjoy.
 
Library Summer Programs, 10 a.m. at the Public Library: Aug. 12 – Dinosaur George. Thanks to Librarian Lynn Mixon for a great summer program for our readers. Reading journals are due Aug. 31 to be eligible for reading rewards. Congrats, Readers.
 
Tue
11
Aug

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum holds Cowboy Camp for area kids

Kids of all ages love cowboys, especially in South Texas. This past week, Aug. 3-7, Cowboy Camp was held for fifth time by the The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.
 
The five-day camp offers further insight into the history of the area for young cowboys and cowgirls. Activities ranged from cattle roping to cooking, leather branding and much more.
 
Cash Cooper, 8, son of Alexis and Justin Cooper talked about his first Cowboy Camp experience.
 
“I’m likin’ the branding,” Cooper said. “I’ve roped before, and I plan on coming back next year.”
 
Young cowgirls even enjoyed the week of learning about the history of cattle drives. Hannah Sweatman was one of the cowgirls who attended the camp.
 
Tue
11
Aug

DeWitt County 4-H holds annual dinner, awards banquet on Friday, Aug. 7

The 2015 Annual Appreciation Dinner and 4-H Awards Banquet was held Friday, Aug. 7 at The Venue in Cuero. Approximately 300 people attended the event which was held to thank the syndicate groups, donors, individual buyers, sponsors, and Board of Directors of the Cuero Livestock Show. 
 
The night also highlighted the accomplishments of the 4-H youth and outstanding adult leaders of the DeWitt 4-H Program.  The 4-H youth also helped give back to the community at the event by hosting a silent auction to benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital. This was part of the South Texas Cattleman’s Round Up in which proceeds raised will be used to purchase a new pediatric ambulance. 
 
The night was rounded out with a fun 4-H dance. DeWitt 4-H would like to thank everyone who attended and for the continued support of the 4-H Program in DeWitt County. 
 
Tue
11
Aug

One of life's pleasures when you turn 99

John N. Horny, born June 29, 1916 of Yorktown, has a lot to celebrate about. The Department of Motor Vehicle renewed his license.

That may seem routine to most but when a person turns 99 years old it is one of life’s little pleasures. He said, “It shocked me that they renewed license. They said that I can’t go no more than 45 mph.”

Horny remembers the first car he drove.

“I was 12 years old when my great aunt let me drive her Overland vehicle even though I was not suppose to. I also drove a Whippet and Model T. But these Grand Marquis are so much better. You can’t beat it.”

Horny’s grandfather, Erasmo Horney, was born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine before immigrating to the U.S.

“The name was originally Horney with an ‘e’. My grandpa changed it because he did not get along with his brother.”

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 

Tue
11
Aug

'Despite low gas prices, EFS is not going away'

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
“This is my first trip back into the Eagle Ford area since the price of oil dropped and I saw more activity around here than I expected. Other places I’ve heard have been hit much more significantly than the Cuero area,” said Dr. Thomas Tunstall.
 
Dr. Tunstall, research director for UTSA Institute for Economic Development was the guest speaker at Friday’s Cuero Development Corporation monthly community leader’s meeting.
 
It is the UTSA economic development center that has produced four detailed impact studies on the Eagle Ford Shale in the last four or five years.
 
Tue
11
Aug

Staff hears thoughts of closing Juvenile Center in Victoria

John “JD” Everitt of Yorktown was on vacation before he received a call that it was mandatory for him to come in for a meeting. He went to work in Victoria and got the news that the new County Judge Ben Zeller of Victoria County,  came into his facility, the Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center, and informed Everitt’s superiors that he was going to shut the facility down.

Everitt, married and has four children, is the assistant supervisor juvenile security officer of the juvenile detention center in Victoria. He has been employed there six years. He said, “I don’t understand. They want to save money but we make more money than the county jails. It is not about the money. How can anyone put a price on public safety?”

The juvenile detention center serves at least six counties including DeWitt and has contracts with Harris County, Dallas and Austin with certain programs, according to Everitt.

Tue
11
Aug

Scam attempt caught early

Residents may want to check and read their mail before discarding it into the trash.

Junk mail is not uncommon to any household and neither are letters from government agencies. It is not uncommon for that kind of mail to easily be discarded.

Fortunately, for one family, someone actually read the mail.

Doug Audilet’s mother, Joyce, resides at Cuero Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Joyce has her mail addressed to her son Doug’s home in Yorktown.

Tue
11
Aug

Keeping tax rate at cuurent level

Holding the tax rate at its current rate seems to be goal of DeWitt County Commissioners Court.

At Monday’s meeting the court reviewed the newest appraised values for the entire county which will determine what tax rate they will accept. That tax rate will, in part, determine what their total budget will be.

DeWitt County Tax Assessor Susie Dreyer said the newest appraised value total is just over $6 billion. That is down $1.1 billion from last year.

By keeping the current tax rate of .46937¢ per $100 valuation, the county will see tax revenue of about $21.7 million. That will be about $11.6 million less than the previous year.

County Judge Daryl Fowler explained the lower appraised values will mean less tax revenue for the county.
 

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

Fri
07
Aug

Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center in jeopardy of closure

John “JD” Everitt of Yorktown was on vacation before he received a call that it was mandatory for him to come in for a meeting. He went to work in Victoria and got the news that the new county judge Ben Zeller of Victoria County,  came into his facility, the Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center, and informed Everitt’s superiors that he was going to shut the facility down.

Everitt, married and has four children, is the assistant supervisor juvenile security officer of the juvenile detention center in Victoria. He has been employed there six years. He said, “I don’t understand. They want to save money but we make more money than the county jails. It is not about the money. How can anyone put a price on public safety?”

The juvenile detention center serves at least six counties including DeWitt and has contracts with Harris County, Dallas and Austin with certain programs, according to Everitt.

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