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Tue
10
Nov

A kitten's tale of keeping its tail

Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View

What do fast cars and kittens have in common? Nothing really, only that a kitten got wedged between the crank shaft and firewall of a white Corvette nearly losing it’s life.

Ray and Judy Brewer live out in the country and with country living comes with stray dogs and cats. With cats comes the never ending breeding generating more feral cats than anyone really wants. But for the Brewers, it’s a way of life, but this one particular morning was not familiar in any way.

Judy said, “It was about 10 a.m. We got up late and needed to go to the store. We got into the car. When Ray started the car he said, ‘Did you hear that? Oh my. It’s a cat. Go in the house.’ I ran in the house. Ray did not want me to see a dead cat.

Ray said, “I looked down [the engine compartment]. The cat was just looking at me with a faint meow. There was no way to put your hand in there.”

Tue
10
Nov

Gobblers raise money for those battling cancer

Four Gobbler football players and coach Travis Reeve were arrested last Wednesday, Nov. 4, as part of a fundraiser to raise money for those in the Gobbler family affected by cancer.
 
Team captains Elex Martinez, Zech Hopkins, Colton Oglesby and Caeveon Patton and head football coach Travis Reeve were detained on unknown charges with faculty, staff and students needing to raise bail money to have them released.
 
In only two days, Cuero High School and Cuero Intermediate raised nearly $1000 to benefit members of the CHS family who are battling cancer.
Tue
10
Nov

Hospital board discusses CEO's contract

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
It was a one item agenda for Cuero Community Hospital directors last week and it took two-and-a-half hours to complete.
 
This time the special meeting was called to talk about hospital chief executive officer Skip Gjolberg’s contract.
 
With all directors attending, the meeting opened at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board immediately went into closed session.
 
About an hour later, the directors called Gjolberg into the session.
 
At about 8 p.m. the directors opened the meeting to the public. On a motion to take ‘no action’ on Gjolberg’s contract, the directors approved the motion unanimously and then adjourned the meeting.
 
Hospital board members are in negotiations currently with Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio concerning an administrative services agreement.
Tue
10
Nov

'Balanced budget' challenge issued at CISD board meeting

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
Balanced budget - a budget in which revenues are equal to expenses.
 
While November may not be a normal time to talk about school budgets, it became that time last week for Cuero School District.
 
Board president B.J. Drehr issued a challenge for the district to be ‘balanced budget’ by the start of the of the 2018-19 school year.
 
Why? Because of the reduced oil and gas activity and mineral values in the district.
 
According to trustees, the challenge facing the district is less mineral values means less money for the district.
 
As Drehr said, this school year’s expense budget is $23 million. The district needs to reduce that to $19 million by the end of this budget year. The next two budgets will need similar type cuts.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Volunteer Fire Department anniversary fun for all ages

The Cuero Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 7. Despite the rain forcing the parade to be cancelled, the event still proceeded indoors at the fire station. People from Cuero and beyond enjoyed time looking at old fire department pictures, and the pink fire truck was also on-hand for the occasion. Justin Boothe is shown with Smokey the Bear.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
10
Nov

Runge Bank Building restored

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Robert Oliver has completed the restoration of the Runge Bank Building at 133 E. Main in Cuero. Kenneth Odom of Odom Law Office, PLLC, will be the first tenant of the newly restored building.
 
The history of the building ranges from the late 1800s, when it was in Indianola. The building moved to Cuero following the hurricane in Indianola which forced many businesses to move to the Cuero area.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Victoria College president speaks at CDC leader's meeting

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Victoria College, established in 1925, serves seven counties throughout the area including DeWitt County. Their current president, Dr. David Hinds, spoke at the November Cuero Development Corporation leader’s meeting last Friday.
 
Hinds, the fifth president of Victoria College in 90 years, began his career in education in 1986 as a computer science teacher at San Marcos High School before starting his career in higher education in 1990 at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson as a faculty member for 22 years and division chair of Business, Computer Technology and Human Services for 11 of those years. Before his hiring at Victoria College, Hinds was the senior vice president of Instructional Affairs at Allegany College of Maryland for the past three years.
 
Thu
05
Nov

Help Cuero High School fight cancer

Cuero High School is facing a challenge. The Gobbler’s final district game is Friday, and five key Gobblers need help to meet that challenge.
 
Wednesday afternoon, coach Travis Reeve and team captains Zech Hopkins, Colton Oglesby, Elex Martinez and Caeveon Patton were detained on unknown charges.
 
Students, faculty and Gobbler supporters will have to accept a challenge in order to get these key team members in the final game.
 
They were escorted away by Sgt. Kevin Kroos and Officer Whitfield of the Cuero Police Department. In order for them to participate in Friday night’s game against Jourdanton, all five will need help with bail money. 
 
“They really need this win, so if you can help out in getting these gentlemen freed, they would appreciate it,” a CHS spokesperson said.
 
Tue
03
Nov

'It is no longer a beautiful disaster'

By Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View  For many people life can be mundane or like a race. When the alarm goes off the feet hit the ground running. There are children that have to be pushed to get ready for school. There’s a pot of coffee to help get the blood flowing and before you know it you are running out the door. So is and was the life of Sarah Ureste, 34 of Yorktown.

She said, “Life was like a beautiful disaster. Everyday was a race. It was very hectic, fast moving, life pass you by type of day. I always stopped to look at the sun, stopped to talk but it was meaningless. I was always thinking, ‘I have to go.’ I never took life for granted, but I was losing touch with reality. My life was in chaos, out of control.”

Tue
03
Nov

Police continue investigation in burglary

Yorktown police are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Texan 3, 503 W. Main St.

Police received a call early Wednesday from employees at the convenience store. They reported the back door of the store was open when they arrived for work around 5:30.

Officer Joshua Serbin investigated the burglary. His report indicated an office door had been forced open and several items had been taken including a DVR system and computer. Cash register drawers were also forced open.

Store management was conducting an inventory to determine what was taken.

Yorktown police chief Paul Campos said, We are attempting to see if anything can be downloaded from the security company. Right now there is a back log so we are just waiting.”

There are no arrests or suspects at this time.

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