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Tue
12
Jan

Republican candidate forum Jan. 31

The Republican Women of the Yoakum Area are sponsoring a 2016 Republican Candidate Forum on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville. In addition to candidates from Texas and U.S. primary campaigns, local candidates from Lavaca, DeWitt, and Gonzales counties will be available to meet and visit with citizens.
 
Admission is free.
 
Tue
12
Jan

"Walk with a Doc" held at Wellness Center monthly

BFit Cuero Wellness Center holds “Walk with a Doc” the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Shown are participants from the December walk. Pictured are Dr. McLeod, Dr. Gonzales, Anthony Handoyo (third year med student at the University of North Texas) and four walkers.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
12
Jan

Morrow honored

Kathy Morrow was honored following 16 years of service to the Cuero Public Library board. Mayor Sara Post Meyer talked about how Morrow had spent many hours planning and organizing events for the library. Friends and family gathered Thursday, Jan. 7 at the library to honor her for her hard work. Morrow (left) is pictured with librarian Lynn Mixon.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
12
Jan

Trustees seek help with differences

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

With recent events of two school superintendents resigning before their three year contract ended and other controversies, the Yorktown Independent School District trustees recognize they have some unsettled business within the ranks. In an effort to resolve some of the differences that may lie from within, they have invited Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to do a workshop on ‘Board Building’ and to identify the roles and responsibilities of the board and superintendent. The workshop was held on Jan. 12.

Mark Weischwill, president of the YISD board said, “This was initiated by the conflict and controversy we have in the district. Until the board itself either agrees to disagree and is on the same page, I do not know how we can hire and keep a superintendent. All the board members agreed that we need to air out our differences and try to come together for what is best for the district and the students.” 

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.
 

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