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Wed
16
Sep

Claudio Gonzales sentenced to 58 years in prison

Claudio Gonzales, 47, pled guilty and was sentenced to 58 years in the penitentiary today.
 
Gonzales entered his plea in the district court of DeWitt County and was sentenced by Judge Pat Kelly. The sentence was a plea bargain with the state of Texas.
 
On July 6, 2014, Gonzales forcibly broke into a home on Morgan Avenue in Cuero. Gonzales demanded sex from the women present. He was confronted by a male occupant and they fought inside the house. Gonzales was a stranger to the family who resided in the home.
 
Gonzales was bent on forcing one or more of the females to get in his car and leave with him.
 
Before Gonzales could accomplish his objective, a 16 year old female, daughter of the home owner, came out of her bedroom with a 12 gauge shotgun. Gonzales fled the home but not before taking a blast of #8 bird shot from the shotgun.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Take Back Day Sept. 26 for Cuero Police Dept.

Cuero – On Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cuero Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to The Cuero Police Department at 100 N. Clinton St. (The DEA cannot accept  needles or sharps.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
 
Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.8 million pounds—more than 2,400 tons—of pills.  
 
Tue
15
Sep

Mikeska attends leadership academy

Nine hundred fifty-two outstanding 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2015 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Additionally, 30 student alumni returned to serve in a leadership role as youth facilitators. These young leaders were selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th & 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th & 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th & 8th graders) to take part in the camps. Participating from Cuero ISD was Kaleb Mikeska who is currently in grade 8 at Cuero Jr. High.  Kaleb attended the Houston/Galveston camp.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Cuero citizens are encouraged to lock vehicles, 'take valuables inside'

Vehicle burglaries are still taking place throughout Cuero. These events have mostly been crimes of opportunity when vehicles are left unlocked with valuables left visible inside.
 
In the past week, one such crime was photographed using a motion-activated night camera and given to the Cuero Police Department. Soon after, the man who attempted the crime was arrested.
 
Chief Jay Lewis said, “He was identified by a patrol officer and gave a false name (to the officer).”
 
Jeremy Louis Powell, 30, of Cuero had previously been arrested in Victoria twice and confessed to two vehicle burglaries.
 
“Be sure to lock your vehicles,” Lewis said. “Take valuables inside.”
 
Most of these crimes have taken place between midnight and 5 a.m. Call Cuero PD if any suspicious activity is seen.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Lion Paul Gebauer retires from position

The long-time secretary-treasurer of the Cuero Lions Club was honored by the club at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Lion Paul Gebauer retired from the secretary and treasurer positions after 27 years of holding the offices for the local club. Lion Gerald Zengerle is succeeding him and officially took office on July 1. Pictured is Zengerle and Gebauer (right) on a commemorative bench presented to Gebauer for his years of dedicated service. For more club information please contact club secretary Gerald Zengerle.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
15
Sep

Dinner Tonight! recipe

DeWitt County AgriLife Extension Office invites the community to spend time together at their first “Family Night” at the Club on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
 
September is a month dedicated to encouraging families to eat together.  This opportunity to dine with your family in a fun atmosphere that you are sure to remember.
 
Find out how your child’s day went through Conversation Starters. Dinner will be served and recipes shared.
 
The Extension Office hopes you will join them for this fun and free event for the whole family.
 
This meal is provided through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Pet Adoptions of Cuero event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This Saturday, Sept. 19, the team from Pet Adoptions of Cuero will be out front at Tractor Supply on Broadway with their newest shelter pets, two sets of puppies. The 7 Dwarf set is a combination of mixed lab bred puppies that were named after the characters in the story. Meet Happy, Doc, Sleepy and the rest of the litter, who are hoping for new homes, so they won't have to grow up in a pen. The other set of puppies are a mix of border collies and Shetlands, and there are some brown and white, and black and white coats in the bunch. All the pups have been vet checked and have their puppy shots.
There will be some cuddly kittens too that range in age from two to six months. They are sandbox trained and purr on command.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Cuero ISD students prepare for Special Olympics

Cuero ISD students will be participating at the Special Olympics in Austin in October and November. The students have been practicing bocce and bowling. The bocce competition will be held on Oct. 2 and bowling is scheduled for Nov. 6-7. Donations are needed to help pay for uniforms, overnight accommodations and transportation to the events. Donations may be mailed to: Cuero ISD Special Olympics, 960 E. Broadway, Cuero, TX 77954. Bocce athletes and coaches include, front row, from left, Sammy Barrera, Noah Carter, Kaitlyn Nations, back row, Bobbi Rankin and Janice Love.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
15
Sep

Stripes opens new convenience store in Cuero

Stripes Convenience Stores celebrated the grand opening of their second store in Cuero on Wednesday, Sept. 9 with city officials, the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Cuero Intermediate School. The grand opening and ribbon cutting was held in honor of Stripes-guests and showcased the Laredo Taco Company. Stripes presented a $1,000 check to Cuero Intermediate School. The event recognized Cuero Mayor Sara Post Meyer, the Chamber and Stripes employees. The new Stripes store has added over 30 new jobs to the Cuero community. Pictured in no particular order are Stripes area manager Jessie Martinez, general manager Charles Buchanan, assistant managers Linda and Sherry Timms, Laredo Taco Company restaurant managers Ninfa Bernall and Sammy Campos, Mayor Sara Post Meyer, Cuero chamber executive director Sherry Esse and CIS principal Rick Meyer.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
15
Sep

Hopkins, Timpone honored

Cuero High School held homecoming at halftime of the Gobbler's game against the Smithville Tigers on Friday night, Sept. 11. Zech Hopkins, left, and Kerstin Timpone were named homecoming king and queen by their peers. Hopkins is the son of Robert Hopkins and Geri Armstrong. Timpone is the daughter of J. and Sonya Timpone and Dean and Erika Plummer.

Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record

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