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Tue
08
Nov

City council meeting covers recycling, hosting “The Wall that Heals”

Recycling by residents and hosting “The Wall that Heals” were topics at the Oct. 25 Cuero City Council meeting. Representatives of Texas Disposal System, the company that contracts for Cuero’s refuse collection, gave the city an update on its work here. The company took over solid waste disposal about 10 months ago.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

CDC hosts health dept. director at monthly meeting, Nov. 4

Derrick Neal and Kyle McCauley of the Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) and the Cuero-DeWitt County Health Department spoke at the Nov. 4 Community Leaders’ Meeting, held at Cuero Community Hospital. Neal is the director of VCPHD and the Cuero-De- Witt County Health Department. McCauley is the epidemiologist for VCPHD. Neal, who took over in April of 2016, leads a team of professionals in Public Health Nursing, Environmental Services, WIC, Animal Control, HIV/AIDS Resource Program, Epidemiology, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Finance and Water Lab.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

November is Home Care Month

Governor Greg Abbott has recognized November as Home Care Month in Texas. Approximately 6,000 Home and Community Support Services Agencies are licensed in Texas to provide home health, hospice, or personal assistance services to persons with acute, chronic or long term illnesses or disabling conditions. The home is fast becoming the center of health care as the preferred choice among elderly, disabled and medically frail Texans. Home care and hospice serves to promote independence and keep families together.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

CCH Wellness Challenge

Cuero Community Hospital (CCH) and Bfit Cuero Wellness Center are offering a new program to local businesses that will provide wellness assistance to a sponsored employee. ‘24 Weeks of Wellness Challenge’ is designed to provide proper health support through personal training sessions, medical appointments, nutrition counseling and more. “This program is suited for someone who is challenged with their weight and nutrition, and needing a helping hand to guide them back to good health,” Lacy McCurry said, Bfit Cuero Wellness Center Manager and Personal Trainer.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Adoption awareness fun run Nov. 5

November is adoption month for Child Protective Services. The Friends of DeWitt County Children, a non-profit entity of the DeWitt County Child Welfare Board, is having a fun run Nov. 5 to raise awareness for adoption and money for the DeWitt County Child Welfare Board’s Christmas party on Dec. 9. The run is titled “The Real Happily Ever After 5K/10K.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

1.57M no longer to be gifted to CCH

Cuero Community Hospital board learned at its meeting last week one unhappy benefactor was taking the hospital out of her will because of recent changes at the hospital. Longtime DeWitt Medical Foundation and hospital supporter Dr. Phylis Canion told the hospital board she was changing her will that would have seen $1.57 million gifted to CCH.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

District judge orders life sentence for sexual assualt

A DeWitt County jury found 37-year-old Jerry Wayne Burton guilty for the 2015 aggravated sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl. After a jury found Burton guilty Thursday, Oct. 27, District Judge Bobby Bell ordered the mandatory life sentence. “Two families got justice,” Reid Manning of the District Attorney’s Office said.”

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Strong numbers after first week of early voting

Early voting has attracted some strong numbers over the first week in DeWitt County. Over 2,400 voters participated in early voting from Monday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 30. Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election will continue until Nov. 4. Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Administration Office at 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero, located behind the DeWitt County Tax Office. Watch for the “Vote Here” signs near the Elections Office entrance. Anyone can vote during Early Voting, no matter the precinct in which you are registered.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Proctor, council disagree about city electric issue

An online petition that garnered 800 signatures was presented to Cuero City Council at its meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 25. Alex Proctor, author of the petition, is asking the city to deregulate its electric utility to allow residents to buy electricity from providers on the open market.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Cleaner Cuero Parks

CUERO – Residents visiting Cuero Municipal Park’s sports fields should expect to see cleaner public parks this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program provides funding for 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country in 2016, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors. Cheryl Merzbacher, Environmental Services Supervisor, City of Cuero, stated that the bins will be placed throughout the Cuero Municipal Park’s sports fields including the soccer fields and the Little League fields as well as other fields.

 

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