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Tue
31
Jan

Code Red emergency alert system, call for election, Revolving Loan Fund discussed at city council meeting

Cuero City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 24 for their regular monthly meeting. They discussed an interlocal agreement with DeWitt County, a call for an election and the Revolving Loan Fund.

DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith spoke to council about an emergency alert system called Code Red. Code Red is part of the grant received by the County, and the system will be used throughout the county for those cities who choose to be included. Yorktown and Yoakum city councils have interlocal agreements in the works. The system cost is $4,008.60 and will be paid by the County with the grant.

Currently, the City of Cuero is updating their website, and the new website includes a new emergency notification system called CivicReady. Before their next monthly meeting, Cuero City Council will review their agreement with CivicReady before deciding on the Code Red interlocal agreement.

 

Thu
26
Jan

Animal neglect in DeWitt County

On Jan. 25 the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of four horses that appeared to be malnourished. 

During the deputy’s investigation he discovered four horses that were thin and appeared to be unkept. There was very little water and no edible feed for the horses to be found. DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office petitioned Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Bill Robinson for a warrant to seize the animals and it was executed at 2419 U.S. Highway 87 North in Cuero at approximately 9 a.m. Jan. 26. The horses were taken to a local veterinarian where their initial condition was listed as poor. The case is still under investigation to determine if charges will be filed against the owner of the horses. 

“I would like to thank the members of the community that donated hay to feed the horses the night of the 25th and the deputies that volunteered their time to care for the horses until the warrant could be executed,” DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen said.

Tue
24
Jan

Nordheim Stock Show, Sale this weekend at show barn

The Nordheim FFA Chapter will be hosting the annual Nordheim FFA Stock Show on Saturday, January 28, at the Nordheim School FFA Show Barn. The livestock judging will begin at 9 a.m., starting with the one steer, followed by the 13 hogs, 10 lambs, and ending with the 2 breeding and 19 market goats. The premium auction will begin at 2 p.m. The Art, Food, and Craft Show will be open to the public for viewing and sale at 12 p.m. in the hallway of the Main Building. The Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Blue Ribbon items will sell at the conclusion of the animal auction.

There will be a concession stand, serving BBQ on the Bun, Frito pies, and sausage wraps, sponsored by the Nordheim PTA and the Nordheim Senior Class on the show grounds for everyone’s enjoyment.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

City council continues quest to hire city administrator, chief of police

After going into executive session for almost three hours at the regular city council meeting on Monday, January 9, council reconvened in open session with Councilman Blaine Denbo motioning to appoint fellow Councilman Bill Baker with the task of notifying applicants to set up interviews for both the city administrator and chief of police positions. Councilman Manuel Serrano motioned to second Denbo’s motion and it carried unanimously.

Councilmen Travis Peyton, Bill Baker and Ruben “BB” Garcia were also present for the meeting, as were Interim City Administrator Michelle Warwas and Mayor Rene Hernandez.

Tue
24
Jan

Grass fires keep fire fighters busy, burn ban in effect for DeWitt County

With over 250 acres burned due to brush fires in one weekend, DeWitt County agreed to adopt a burn ban for the next 90 days. At commissioners court meeting Monday, the county approved a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. If conditions change, the county judge can order an end to the burn ban.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

CCH changing name Feb. 1

Cuero Community Hospital will be changing its name Feb. 1 to Cuero Regional Hospital. The name Cuero Health will cover the entire entity of healthcare services available through the hospital.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

DeWitt County voting becoming completely electronic

DeWitt County voting is becoming completely electronic. This decision was made during the Jan. 9 county commissioners meeting.

“We are in the process of evaluating electronic voting equipment to replace the aging equipment the county acquired in 2005 through a grant from the federal Help America Vote Act,” DeWitt Count elections administrator Blanca McBride said.

The grant was used to purchase electronic voting equipment that could accommodate the needs of the deaf or blind in each precinct. The county did not have to contribute any money to the original equipment purchase. The ten-year-old technology in the original data server (the main unit) is obsolete and is no longer serviced by the manufacturer.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

DPS trooper chase

Trooper Danny Carlin and Tre Gray were working patrol Thursday, Jan. 19 when they clocked a motorcycle speeding on U.S. Highway 183 North outside of Cuero. The driver fled as they came into town and turned onto Johnson Street then made a U turn. The driver then fled north onto State Highway 77A into Yoakum. The driver took a left and came back south on State Highway 77A. DPS units were waiting in front, and the driver gave up, stopped and surrendered by Bluebonnet Children’s Ranch. The driver was booked for fleeing, a state felony and taken into custody.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

Cuero Regional Hospital board election May 6

Cuero Regional Hospital (CRH) directors voted to call for an election on Saturday, May 6, at their regular monthly meeting held Wednesday, January 18, in the Education Room at the hospital. Filing for positions for a place on the ballot, which began on January 18, will run through February 17.

Board members also voted to approve a bid from Superior Sign for $76,825. for the installation of new exterior signage for CRH bearing the new hospital name and logo.

Board members present for the meeting were Rick Wheeler, board president; Dr. John Frels, Charles Papacek and Carlyle Stakes. Board member Cindy Sheppard was absent from the meeting.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

Cuero superintendent search

Cuero ISD held their monthly board meeting Thursday, Jan. 19 with the recognition of a student and an update on the superintendent search process.

The meeting opened with a video presentation from Christi Fuchs’ fourth grade class. Fuchs’ students wrote letters thanking the school board for their service the District, with January being School Board Appreciation Month.

Senior Morgan Yearwood was recognized by the Board and District for leading a student prayer before each home football game, including playoff games when Cuero was designated the home team. Board president B.J. Drehr presented Yearwood with a commemorative 100 year Cuero High School anniversary coin from 2012.

 

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