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Tue
12
Jan

Colwell named interim superintendent

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD trustees named the interim superintendent at the Dec. 4 special school board meeting. Jim Haley stepped down officially on Dec. 14, 2015 after accepting the same position in Pecos. Dr. Ben Colwell of Nixon and a former employee of Cuero ISD accepted the interim position and started a week ago.
 
Colwell started out in coaching and has been in administration since January of 1976, when he became the business manager at Cuero ISD.
 
“I was in Cuero from 1971 through 1982,” Colwell said. “I coached at the high school from ‘71 through Jan. ‘76 then became business manager for the school district from ‘76 to ‘78 then assistant superintendent from ‘78 to ‘82 then left here to go to Luling as superintendent of schools.”
 
Tue
12
Jan

Gobbler Documentary viewing Friday

The Cuero ISD Education Foundation, together with Cuero Heritage Museum, would like to invite the public to the premier of the extended version of The Legends of Texas High School Football: The Cuero Gobblers Story on Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Cafetorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
 
A mini pep-rally will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The “Friday Night Lights” themed event is open to the public, and admission is free. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. DVD’s that include both the condensed and extended versions of the documentary will be available for purchase that night at a cost of $20 each. The DVD’s will be available for purchase after Jan. 15 at the District’s Administration Building located at 960 E. Broadway. DVD’s may also be shipped to any address when purchased via the Foundation’s website (www.cueroedfoundation.org).
Tue
05
Jan

Hospital cornerstone saved for museum

What once stood past time for nearly 100 years quickly became a pile of rubble and was hauled off this past week.

The Golden Days Villa, located at 439 East Main Street, was once a hospital built in 1917 by Dr. G.W. Allen. The hospital closed and became the DeDear Nursing Home. During the 1950s it changed hands and was known as the Laster Nursing Home. In 1979 it opened as the Hygeia Health Retreat. It was later purchased by John Golden and reopened as the Golden Days Villa, a nursing home that closed in 2009.

First Baptist Church of Yorktown purchased the property for opportunity of growth. Until then, it will be used as a parking lot.

The corner stone was donated to the Yorktown Historical Museum.
 

Tue
05
Jan

Drug possession, thefts filed by Cuero PD

Possession charges and burglaries were some of the incidents filed by Cuero Police last week.
 
Officers stopped a Mercury in the 900 block of North Esplanade on Wednesday for a traffic violation. During the investigation they found the driver in possession of a controlled substance and drug contraband.
 
Christopher Tramel, 25, of Cuero was charged with possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
 
Also on Wednesday, the police investigated the theft of a tool box from a vehicle. The vehicle was in the 600 block of First Street when the report was filed.
 
Another vehicle burglary was reported on Wednesday. The owner of a truck told police about $5,000 worth of tools were taken from his vehicle some time during the day on Dec. 28, 2015.
Tue
05
Jan

Lockhart Cemetery Association presents awards

Lockhart Cemetery Association (LCA) committee presented their year end awards at the GVEC facility Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Pictured from left is Jimmy Grant Jr. of Victoria and Brenda Lord of Cuero. Jimmy received the award for working the most volunteer hours clearing the abandoned and neglected cemetery, and Brenda was awarded for her contribution in researching and providing the historical narrative information about the cemetery.  The other award recipients which were not present are: Otward Brown eldest at age 85, Rev. Terry Glover Most Impact Volunteer 2014, Verland Granberry Most Impact Volunteer 2015, Javeon McNary youngest 2015 age 7, and Indiah Williams youngest 2014 age 9.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
05
Jan

Applications for ballot by mail accepted

January 1, 2016 is the first day the DeWitt County Elections Office will begin accepting Annual Applications for Ballot by Mail.
 
Once an application is accepted the voter will then receive a ballot by mail for every eligible election during the 2016 calendar year. If you have received ballots by mail in past years, you will need to renew your application.
 
Only the following persons may vote early by mail: those 65 years of age or older; those with a disability; those who will be absent from the county on election day; those who are confined in jail but not yet convicted and those who participate in the address confidentiality program.
 
Tue
05
Jan

Deputy registrar training

The DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registration Office is offering Deputy Voter Registrar Training on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The training will be held at the Elections Office, 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero and will begin at 1 p.m. 
 
Register for the class by calling 361-275-0859 or you may send an email to electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us. Either call or email them by noon on Monday, Jan. 11 to register. This will assist their office in being prepared for the number of trainees.
 
If no one contacts the office to register by the deadline, the class will be cancelled for the month of January.
Tue
05
Jan

Kindness of local woman saves dog

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
A nearly sad ending to 2015 has turned into a joyful start to 2016. An 18-month-old yellow lab was shot and badly injured. If not for the kindness of a DeWitt County woman, the dog would have died.
 
Linda Morgan found the yellow lab named Buddy and took him to the vet, even starting a gofundme account to raise money to pay for expenses.
 
Carl Bowen, the owner of the dog, was not sure what happened to his beloved pet but was grateful upon hearing he was alive and well.
 
Bowen, a DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy, left one morning at 2 a.m. when he was called out to a shooting in Yoakum.
 
“I’d figured I’d be back by daylight but didn’t get back until around 9 that night, and my dog wasn’t there,” Bowen said.
 
Tue
05
Jan

Playday for a cause

Join the Cuero Playday Association in “Playday for a cause,” The Nate Boehl Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 30.
 
Nate was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) at the age of two. This special Playday is all about Nate and his bigger than Texas smile. All proceeds from the Playday, concessions (bake sale) and silent auction (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) will go straight back to Nate.
 
The Playday starts at 9 a.m. at the Cuero Rodeo Arena, 501 Airport Rd., Cuero.
 
Events include straights, stakes, poles and cloverleaf. The cost is $15 per event and participants must enter three out of the four events to be eligible for prizes.
 
Age classes include leadline inexperienced rider (0-6), peewee (0-6), intermediate (7-10), juniors (11-13), seniors (14-17) and adults (18+). All classes will receive high point buckles and all leadliners receive prizes.
 
Tue
05
Jan

The conclusion of 2015

July 1 - Andrew Heard, who passed away from lung cancer in 2013, was working on a book for his daughter Ellie during his final days. Through the hard work of his widow Bailey Heard, “The Ellie Project” has now been published by Clovercroft Publishing.
 
July 1 - The Cuero Record publisher Glenn Rea has been elected the 138th president of Texas Press Association.
Election of officers for the association was held during the TPA leadership retreat held in Austin June 20.
Rea has served as publisher of The Cuero Record for close to 30 years. He has been a part of the newspaper industry for 50 years.
 
July 8 - Tammy Davila Ortiz, 47, of Victoria was arrested on July 1 by DeWitt County Constable on a warrant obtained by the Texas Rangers for Violation of Civil Rights of a person in custody.
 

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