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Tue
25
Oct

CHS seniors participate in mock election

Time is nearing when the country will head to the ballot box and vote for their next leader. Cuero High School seniors, the class of 2017, participated in a mock election at the DeWitt County Annex on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

County Commissioners modify staff

DeWitt County Commissioners Court took steps to modify staffing at the health department and approved contracts for juvenile detention services at their meeting Monday morning. In the past the Cuero- DeWitt County Health Department was staffed with a RN as manager but attempts to fill that position lately have failed.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

Cuero ISD stands against bullying, drugs

Cuero ISD is standing together against bullying and drugs. Cuero Junior High and Intermediate schools participated in Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Leading up to Unity Day, students from both schools took part in a poster contest sponsored by the Cuero Police Department and led by School Resource Officer Rhonda Templin.

 

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Mon
24
Oct

Drug arrests Oct. 20

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Cuero Police Department Tactical Response Unit, patrol and investigations assisted by Yoakum Police Department and Dewitt County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 507 King St. in reference to an ongoing investigation for the sale of synthetic marijuana.

Officers quickly surrounded the residence and caught the primary target trying to exit the back door. The home along with all residents were detained in a matter of a minute or so. Officers located the suspected bag that the target was known to carry his narcotics in the trunk of a vehicle.

Two subjects were arrested, Dedrick Griffin, 22, and Cassandra Camacho, 20, both of Cuero. Both were charged with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2a.

The total weight with packaging of all of the recovered synthetic marijuana was approximately five pounds.

Wed
19
Oct

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

The local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is preparing to submit a proposal for Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Allocation for Phase 33 is: DeWitt County $5,000.

Funds will be awarded to local recipient agencies following approval of the local board’s proposal to the national board.

Local recipient organizations that may participate must be nonprofit; be capable of providing emergency food and/or shelter or utility assistance; use funds to supplement and extend existing resources and not to substitute or reimburse; have an acceptable accounting system; conduct and annual audit; practice nondiscrimination; have a voluntary board; complete reports electronically and be willing and capable to carry out the program in conjunction with specific federal regulations.

Tue
18
Oct

Wildcat Record roaring back to new life

Yorktown High School’s school newspaper, The Wildcat Record, has persevered throughout the years. While the newspaper’s name has stayed the same, the publication has gone through some changes. It’s pages are no longer “run off” on a hand-operated mimeograph machine -- now the it’s printed on a electric copier. News stories are no longer typeset on the familiar blue carbon sheets -- now copy is keyed in on laptop computers. Circulation of the newspaper has seen some changes, too. Once printed and circulated on a regular basis, The Wildcat Record has only been printed twice a year for the past few years.

 

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Tue
18
Oct

New Nordheim band director stays upbeat

It’s his first teaching position, but new Nordheim ISD Band Director Keller Shelton is already looking for bigger and better things for the Nordheim Pirate Band. Just recently, the maroon, gold and white uniformed group marched in the Cuero Turkeyfest Parade for the first time in years. On Saturday, October 22, the group will march in the Yorktown Western Days Grand Parade. “I can definitely say the community really supports the band,” Shelton said of Nordheim residents. “And I’m grateful for the support it has. It’s a smaller community, so people are vested and wanna help. We have tons of support.”

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24

Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election will begin on Monday, Oct. 24 and continue through Friday, Nov. 4. The hours for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as extended hours on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting for all DeWitt County precincts will be held at the DeWitt County Elections Office, located at 115 N. Gonzales in Cuero, behind the Tax Office.

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Region IV powers collide Friday night

For the fifth time in the last four seasons and 18th time overall, Cuero will match up against the Sinton Pirates. The Gobblers hold a slight edge on their district rival, 9-8, with meetings dating back to 1954, when Cuero won, 13-12, in a non-district game. This season, Cuero comes into the contest at 7-0, while Sinton dropped their first game of the season last week to Wharton, 40-0. Records will not account to much, though, when these two teams take the field on Friday night in Sinton.

 

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Tue
18
Oct

New member of Gobbler Hall of Fame

Resia Johnson Leggett was inducted into the Gobbler Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 14. She graduated from Cuero High School in 1987. Although she also lettered in basketball, she excelled in track and field all four years of high school. She won a bronze medal at the State Meet in 1984 as a freshman in the shot put. That same summer she won the gold medal at the National AAU Junior Olympics in Jacksonville, Florida. Her sophomore year saw Resia win the gold medal at the State Meet; this was the first year for girls track and field in the history of Cuero. Resia finished her junior year with a silver medal at the State Meet but also added sixth place state finish in the discus. Resia concluded her very successful high school track and field career with another gold medal her senior year.

 

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