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Tue
15
Sep

Ruby race team pursuing 4th straight victory

Can Ruby Begonia make it a 4-peat?
 
Cuero Turkeyfest’s race team will challenge Worthington, Minnesota Paycheck Saturday in hopes of keeping the Traveling Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph for the fourth straight year.
 
Worthington is celebrating King Turkey Days this week and will host the first leg of the ‘Great Gobbler Gallop’ on Saturday. Worthington has won the trophy 22 times and Ruby has won it 20 times.
 
Members of Turkeyfest’s race team are Michael Ruschhaupt (captain), Brenda Martin (coach), Laura Patek (handler), and Anthony Natardus (handler). Paycheck’s race team includes Dan Huls (captain), Susanne Murphy (coach), Kevin Prins (handler) and Ashley Goettig (handler).
 
The second leg of the ‘Great Gobbler Gallop’ will be in Cuero at Turkeyfest’s celebration Oct. 9-11. The bird with the fastest combined time from both races will be this year’s winner.
Tue
15
Sep

Values down as county studies tax rate, budget

DeWitt County will probably hold its tax rate at the current level for the new fiscal year according to Monday’s public hearing at the courthouse.

Reviews of the proposed budget and tax rate were the key items at the meeting. The court agreed to meet Monday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. to adopt both. The new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

County Judge Daryl Fowler covered the tax topic pointing out, for the first time in several years, total market values here declined.

Taxable values for 2015 were posted at $6 billion compared to the previous year’s $7 billion, a decline of $1 billion.

Most of that decline was in mineral values. Those values in 2014 were $6.5 billion and this year they dropped to $5.1 billion.

Read more in this week's edition of The Cuero Record or Yorktown News-View.

Tue
15
Sep

Oct. 5 last date to register to vote

The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election is Oct. 5. If you have already registered but need to update information on your voter registration certificate, or if you have lost your certificate and need a replacement, call 361-275-0859, or go by the DeWitt County Elections/Voter Registrar Office located in the courthouse annex at 115 N. Gonzales St. in Cuero, the building behind the tax office. There is an on-site parking lot and a sign directing visitors to the office. You may also email them at electionadmin@co.dewitt.tx.us.
 
There are important Amendments on the ballot. Exercise your right to vote.
 
Tue
15
Sep

'There's a cat in my car' or how to get a new pet

Just how far would someone go to save a cat? For Beverly Bruns, just a couple of blocks and have her vehicle nearly dismantled.

Bruns was on her way to the doctors office to get her shots. She went to the bank and on her way out Bobby Strieber walked by and said that she had a cat in the car. Her reply? “Oh I do not.”

Strieber got a broom, found the cat and Bruns said, “I pulled it out of the engine by it’s ears and he clawed me and I dropped the darn cat and it ran back into the engine.”

Strieber informed Bruns to drive the vehicle home slowly. Bruns said, “I take off slow and these cars at the library are honking at me because I am driving too slow. I go through the light, I pulled up in front of Thomas Street and I called my husband. He said drive home slow.”

Tue
15
Sep

Officer subdue threatening man

At least eleven law enforcement officers from the Yorktown Police Department, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Cuero Police Department stood in the rain across from Lowe’s Market in Yorktown, while a young man tried to commit suicide by police force. Yorktown EMS and Judge Bill Robinson were standing by.

Last Friday, during the 11 o’clock hour,  dispatch received a call from a concerned mother that her son, Jeremy Matejek was going to commit suicide after hearing some unpleasant words from his girlfriend that led to an argument and physical violence.

Tue
15
Sep

Miss Yorktown pageant Saturday

Practice is underway for the Miss Yorktown royalty pageant that will be held Sept. 19 at the Yorktown School Auditorium. Twenty-three participants signed up to be in one of the four catagories.

Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
08
Sep

Car catches fire

A call went out this afternoon at 12:15 p.m. A car caught flames on the corner of Newman and Valley. Cuero Fire Dept. and Cuero Police Dept. were at the scene. No injuries were recorded.

Tue
08
Sep

Cuero ISD to remember 9/11

John C. French students will be given an activity to complete and return to school, to be placed on their Remembering 9/11 bulletin board (found in the foyer). These will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 4. On Sept. 11, they will observe a special moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 (during the regular morning announcements that begin when the tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m.). Additionally, Mrs. Braden will visit each of the 14 classrooms on Sept. 11, to hold a brief talk on “Honoring Those Who Served.”
 
Hunt Elementary campus will host their annual 9/11 ceremony starting at 8:15 a.m. in front of their Hunt building. The Gobbler band will play three songs and they will be inviting all the local first responders to join them.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Ranching event in Cuero

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Tues., Sept. 15 at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse in Cuero.
 
 The ranch gathering is free and open to the public.
 
 TSCRA Special Ranger Gary Baros will provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers information on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Additionally, TSCRA staff will update cattle raisers on important legislative issues.
 
 RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or rsvp@tscra.org.
 
 To get to the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse from the intersection of US-183 and Broadway Street/US-87. Turn southeast onto Broadway Street/US-87. After one mile, turn right onto Park Heights. Turn left onto Leonard Roy Harmon Drive at the T. The Clubhouse will be on the right.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Council approves contract with TDS

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero city council met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to discuss the new trash program, unified development code and the automatic metering system.
 
Michael Cavanaugh opened the meeting with an update on finding “suitable acreage” for the airport and asking council to table any decisions on closing the airport until August 2016.
 
Bill Blackwell then spoke on the lack of communication between the planning and zoning committee and the City. Blackwell asked that the new unified development code be tabled for now.
 
Three ordinances were discussed and approved.
 
Council approved, 5-1, agreement of a contract with Texas Disposal System for the new trash program. Councilman Terry Glover voted against.
 
TDS representative will be in Cuero this week.

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