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Tue
20
Oct

DeWitt County Taxpayers League annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 29

The DeWitt County Taxpayers League will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Clubhouse of the Cuero City Park. Members and the public are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. with a catered barbecue meal from the Cuero Barbecue Station. Doors open at 6 p.m.
 
The program will feature three speakers: Diane Kleim, attorney and CPA on wills, estate planning, and tax advantages; Mrs. Catherine Ozment, CPA and specialist on taxes, oil and gas, land and the Eagleford Shale.
 
In addition, DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler will comment on “the state of the county.”
 
Tickets are on sale at Rudloph’s and from John Langhoff for $10. Your ticket includes your membership.
Tue
20
Oct

River Tour flows through DeWitt County

Cuero’s region of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) unveiled their kiosk on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at a ribbon cutting, as part of their River Heritage Tour. The kiosk is located in front of the Cuero Chamber of Commerce at 124 E. Church Street.
 
The GBRA website, gbra.org, provides the following information on the River Heritage Tour.
 
The GBRA River Heritage Tour stretches over 150 miles of the Guadalupe River Basin from historic Indianola in Calhoun County to the city of New Braunfels nestled in the Texas Hill Country. From the Comal Springs to the waves of the Gulf Coast, each county has its own unique history and rich culture.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Coffee with the mayor

Anyone interested in talking with Mayor Sara Post-Meyer will have the opportunity on a monthly basis. Cuero museums invite the community to “Coffee with the Mayor.”
 
On the second Tuesday of each month, a local museum will host the mayor, and the public is invited to chat with the mayor and enjoy refreshments including coffee and sweets.
 
The first event is scheduled for Nov. 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas, 114 E. Main.
Tue
20
Oct

Family remembers Harry Schumacher

Harry Schumacher passed away earlier this year. In celebration of his 70th birthday on Sept. 13, his family released balloons off his pier at Magnolia Beach. Harry’s children, step-children and grandchildren all took part in the celebration. Harry was from Cuero.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
20
Oct

Market on Main scheduled for Saturday

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Summer heat still abounds, but fall is here and with it comes Cuero Main Street’s first Market on Main event. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 201 E. Main, across from city hall.
 
Features of the event include an artisan and antique market, biergarten (beer garden), live music from Matt Thigpen from 5 to 7 and food truck vendors. Cuero High School Trotters and cheerleaders will also be on-hand for face painting as a fundraiser.
 
Of the 13 vendors including three food vendors, many are from the community which is the focus of Cuero’s Market on Main which will be held the fourth Saturday of April, July and October.
 
“We’d like to get the community involved as much as possible in events,” Main Street executive director Morgan Rath said.
Tue
20
Oct

Volunteer training announced for Hospice of South Texas

Hospice of South Texas announced that the next volunteer training is scheduled to be held on Nov. 4 and 5 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Annex, located at 309 E. Church St. in Cuero. 
 
More volunteers are needed to support the Hospice of South Texas mission of giving comfort to patients and their families in the final months of life. The class will meet on Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 4 and 5) and will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 
 
This two day course is offered by Hospice of South Texas free of charge with all materials provided. Upon completion of the training, volunteers will be ready to be a companion to patients and offer support to their family caregivers. Both men and women are encouraged to participate. Veterans are especially needed to be a companion to our veteran patients. 
 
Tue
20
Oct

'Lives Remembered'

There was a time when district judges carried shotguns in DeWitt County. Why?
 
Here’s how you can find out.
 
From 4 to 6 on Saturday, Oct. 24, you can delve into the history of some famous people here.
 
DeWitt County Historical Commission’s presents ‘Lives Remembered’ at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.
 
Costumed reenactors will tell the stories at 10 grave sites. 
 
You will meet Professor Eugene Daule, Civil War veteran Benjamin Franklin Washington Edgar, Morgan Steamship Lines pilot Capt. James Mainland, District Judge Henry Clay Pleasants, Dr. August Reuss, artist and illustrator Martha Sawyers Reusswig, Capt. Henry Sheppard, Sheriff Tom Stell, and chief Army nurse during WWI Eleanor Rutledge White.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Mystery field trip for CJHS students

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Junior High students who have did well his past six weeks in class were treated to a fun day at the Cuero City Park Friday, Oct. 9.
 
Criteria for being eligible included having passed all their classes, no more than one excused absence, no disciplinary office referrals and no unexcused tardies. The event is referred to as the “Mystery Challenge Field Trip,” a new reward which will be given to those students who qualify at the end of each six weeks.
 
This time around, students were treated to lunch, a private viewing of Canine Stars (who were at Turkeyfest) and carnival rides, courtesy of the Turkeyfest Committee.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Problems plague pump at park

What could go wrong has gone wrong with the repair of the water well located at the Yorktown city park, but Layne Christensen Company has assured that the water well will be a quality well for the city.

The city held a special meeting on Aug. 19, 2014 when the city’s water well collapsed. Layne Christensen Company was contacted to pull the well and run a camera into the well to determine the problem. It was found the well had collapsed at 720 feet.

Drilling of the new water well began the week of Sept. 22, 2014. Lane Christensen drilled 880 feet down with a 22 inch bit, went back in and set their 10 inch casing inside, cemented inside and then start the actual drilling of the well. The actual well was going to be drilled at 1,400 feet. After it was to be drilled a construction and electrical company moved all the piping from the existing well to the new well with projected time of completion 45-60 days.

Tue
20
Oct

City lists demolish plans, talks about fire marshal

It was not business as usual on Oct. 12 as the Yorktown City Council took action to clean up the city and to fill in the position of fire marshall for the city.

On Aug. 17, during a called city meeting, the council listened to Yorktown police and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin’s detailed report with photos of the structures showing many hazards including ceiling falling in, walls leaning, mold, excessive water damage, live electrical wiring hanging to supply electricity to another structure, holes in the roof, holes on the floor substructure, etc. All properties were unanimously approved to be demolish or moved.
None of the property owners attended the meeting.

Since the decision, seven property owners have not taken any action to adhere to the demolition orders. The city will take bids to have the following properties demolished: 326 S. Nau, 714 E. Main, 72 E. 4th, 419 E. Eckhardt, 110 W. Main, 419 S. Baur and 207 S. Mertins.

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