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Tue
22
Mar

Education Foundation supports RIF

Cuero ISD Education Foundation funded the Reading Is FUNdamental book distribution held in March. Students at John C. French and Hunt Elementary participated in story time with guest readers, cheered “Reading is FUN,” and selected their favorite book to start or add to their own home library. Over 722 books were distributed. Pictured are students dressed as their favorite storybook character with CISD Education Foundation board member, Mrs. Ashley Coburn.

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Tue
22
Mar

County unemployment increases

The number of unemployed increased in DeWitt County in January compared to a year earlier according to Texas Workforce Commission.

January’s total indicate the labor force here was 10,247 with 9,825 employed and 422 unemployed. That results in an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The rate from one year earlier was 3.5%.

In comparison Goliad County had an unemployment rate of 4.4% in January while Gonzales’ rate was 4.2%. Karnes County’s rate was 4.4% and Lavaca County’s rate was 3.9%. Victoria’s rate was 4.4%.

Texas employers expanded their payrolls in January with the addition of 31,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, marking the tenth consecutive month of job growth for Texas.

Tue
22
Mar

Summers to speak at April 1 Community Leader's Meeting

Dr. David Summers will be the speaker at the Community Leader’s Meeting on Friday, April 1  at 7:30 a.m. at Trust Texas Bank, 121 East Courthouse Street. Dr. Summers has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, a MBA from West Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in organization theory and strategy from the University of North Texas. Dr. Summers teaches entrepreneurship and economic development in the online Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (MSEDE) degree program and is actively involved in entrepreneurship research concerning the startup and development of small businesses. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com or call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.

Tue
22
Mar

Main Street events less than one month away

Shop the Blocks will be on April 2. Tickets are now on sale for $25 and may be purchased at either the Cuero Main Street office or City Hall. The participating stores for this year are Double Bar K, Cuero Pecan House, A Special Stitch, friends, Swanky Spur Trading Post, The Cooking Depot, Batz & More Antiques, rodeo gypsy, Be., Wagners Hardware and Gifts and lastly is The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. After the brunch with Mimosas ticket holders will then travel to each store on the list and receive a free small gift from each store along with their stylish Shop the Blocks shopping bag. There are only 150 tickets available.

Tue
22
Mar

Political author to visit Cuero April 13

The Cuero Public Library will host Julian Read at the library April 13 at 7 p.m. This program is a free event available to the community and surrounding areas. The Shutterbug Club will begin serving refreshments at 6:30 and display winning photos.

Julian Read, a Texas political insider who delivered the first eyewitness report of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to the media, has authored a behind-the-scenes account that chronicles the tragedy and its 50 year legacy. In “JFK’s Final Hours in Texas,” Read documents not only the immediate agony endured by the people in the epicenter of the tragedy but also the continuing experience of a wounded community recovering from its aftermath.

Tue
22
Mar

VFW recognizes nurses

Each year, the Cuero Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary recognizes nurses for their contributions to our community. Recently, president Barbara Hartman (far right) delivered confections to three area medical clinics to show appreciation for the nurses’ services. Shown receiving the donuts are Janis Kocian and Bonnie Schley of Bohman Clinic.

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Tue
22
Mar

Proctor-Green House adds to Cuero history

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

History in Cuero gained another marker recently as Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum directors and DeWitt County Historical Commission members dedicated the Proctor-Green House marker at 307 North Terrell Street.

David Cogswell Proctor had relocated his law practice from Indianola to Cuero just five years before the devastating hurricane of 1886 that obliterated that seaport.

In 1892 he chose English architect John Hull to design his new residence, a two-story frame Queen Anne-style dwelling.

Proctor died in 1908 and the house sold to Judge John M. Green in 1911.  He served as a district judge for 18 years. One of his sons, Howard, continued to live in the family home after his father’s death and retired as Chief Justice of the 13th Court of Civil Appeals, Corpus Christi, after 41 years.

Tue
22
Mar

'Our whole goal is to help foster kids'

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

DeWitt County Child Welfare Board is diligently preparing for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. As part of “Go Blue Day” on April 8, the Board will sponsor a proclamation day at the city park pavilion with the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County from 4-6 p.m.

New board president Kollette Tolbert and the Board are also planning a possible superhero march in November as part of adoption month.

The board, which works with Child Protective Services, is a sponsored entity of the county. They help work to find a home for children in the county.

Currently, they are raising awareness of child abuse and being an extra voice for children in DeWitt County.

Tue
22
Mar

Convenient location

Traffic on Main came to a halt Monday afternoon when this truck’s tire caught fire. The vehicle was carrying oil drilling equipment before the wheel locked up on Main Street just in front of the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department safely extinguished the flame for the vehicle to be moved.
Photo by Ebony Tobar/Yorktown News-View

Tue
22
Mar

Elections set in area

The City of Yorktown will have an election on May 7 with five candidates seeking three positions for city council.

Two members of Yorktown City Council seek re-election. They are incumbents Blaine Denbo and Ruben “BB” Garcia. Travis Peyton, appointed councilman, also filed to run. Two other candidates who will run at-large are Fred Villareal and Paul Duve, Jr.

Six people have filed for three positions on the Yorktown ISD board of trustees and will face election on May 7.

Those facing election are Patti Harbors, Barry Watson and Todd Metting. These positions are elected at-large. Incumbents Harbors, Metting and Watson have filed for re-election. Others that have filed are Deborah Kneese, Denise Sinast and Hurshel Pruitt.

Nordheim ISD board of trustees will not have an election. Lynette Metting and Richard Heard were the only two who filed without challenge for the two seats.

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