A Message From the Mayor March 2020

By Sara Post Meyer

Mayor City of Cuero

There’s much happening in Cuero. Early Spring events include Cuero Livestock Show, Coffee with the Mayor, bike rides, and citywide Cleanup. Cuero Livestock Show and Sale March 4-6, Friar Ag Center in the Park, will be another exciting Show and Sale in its 71st year.

Congrats to all participants and thanks to the members of the Cuero Livestock Show Board for your efforts in promoting the agriculture industry in DeWitt County. Market Days at the VFW, March 7, Cuero VFW Hall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 25 local and creative vendors, is hosted by Inspire Creation owners Courtney Moore and Stephanie Nerada.

Daylight Saving Time changes Sunday, March 8…Spring forward! ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ will be Tuesday, March 10, and is hosted by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. Come enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and visit with the Mayor and City Staff. If you have a concern about the City, come visit to get it resolved.

The ‘Coast to Capital Bike Ride’ begins March 20 in Corpus Christi and swings through Cuero March 21-22. The public is invited to come to the Cuero VFW March 21 at 6 p.m. to meet and visit with the many veterans from the area on the bike ride to bring awareness to some of the challenges veterans face, one being suicide.

Main Street hosts its first 2020 Farmers Market on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Library/Market Pavilion. Mark your calendar to come by to pick up some great early spring veggies, jams, and other treasures. This market kicks off the Chamber’s 2020 Wildflower Months activities. Check their website for more details. March Cleanup Week, March 23-28.

The City of Cuero and Keep Cuero Beautiful encourages citizens to take disposable materials to the City’s Recycling Center free using a paid utility receipt. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! “Everything you need to know about Crepe Myrtles”, Monday, March 30, CTHM, 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. program, free, presented by Pat Koenig, Victoria County Master Gardener and hosted by Keep Cuero Beautiful. In the 1950s, the Cuero City Council proclaimed that the crepe myrtle would be the City Tree. Come learn about proper planting and pruning procedures for this ‘City Tree’ used in your home garden.

Monthly the Cuero Development Corporation reviews sales tax reports from the State Comptroller for the City of Cuero businesses. Even though the numbers are down over the last five months, the last two months have seen an increase. But overall the City’s income decreased almost two percent from last fiscal year. This information matters to the City as many of its community projects are dependent upon sales tax income. It’s important for us living here to “Shop Cuero First”. Take some time this month to visit the shops and restaurants in the Downtown Historic District as well as the Museums.

Many of the shops are getting their spring merchandise displayed which promises to have just the item or items you’re looking for! Enjoy a great meal from any of the several interesting restaurants in the historic district—Mexican, deli, Italian, BBQ, and home style cooking--are all within easy walking distance. And don’t forget the three museums within the district—the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Pharmacy Museum, and Cuero Heritage Museum—and then a short walk to the DeWitt County Historical Museum. Stay late for a refreshing drink from the district’s pub. But don’t let your shopping stop in the Historic District as Cuero has several new shops throughout the commercial districts just waiting for you to walk through their doors! Remember to “Shop Cuero First”.

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