A message from the mayor: May 2021

By Sara Post Meyer

Mayor

City of Cuero

Cuero is ‘bloomin’ with activities:

May is Monarch Friendly Month which the City of Cuero celebrates by encouraging our citizens to plant pollinator plants and butterfly friendly plants such as salvias, purple coneflowers, and milkweeds. If you’ve created a monarch friendly garden to help these beauties on their 2000 mile migration from Mexico to Canada and right through Cuero, stop by the City Hall and pick up a sign saying ‘Monarch Friendly’. The Monarch population has declined by 80 percent in the last 20 years according to Center for Biological Diversity.

Cuero’s Farmers’ Market hosted by Cuero’s Main Street will be Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuero Public Library Pavilion, 207 E. Main St. Stop by for your fresh veggies as well as other great finds.

Cuero’s Pool and Splash Pad will open Saturday, June 5. Entrance fee will be $2/person.

Come enjoy the great pool and splashpad!

Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, will be celebrated by many with cookouts, swim parties, and family fun. Since 1971 this national holiday memorializes those men and women who died in service for our country. The holiday finds City Hall, Library, Cuero Main Street, Cuero Heritage Museum, Cuero Development Corporation, and Golf Pro Shop closed. All re-open Tuesday, June 1.

Cuero’s Staycation program begins June 11 with free Movie Night showing The Croods—A New Age showcasing the life of this prehistoric family challenged by the Bettermans at 9 p.m. at Lakeview Knoll in the Park. June 25 showing is I Still Believe featuring KJ Apa as Jeremy Camp whose life story of love and loss attempts to prove there is hope.

Summer Reading Program, Tales and Tails, begins Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m. at the Cuero Public Library featuring ‘Dinosaur George’. with programs showcasing animals with tails or interesting tales on Wednesdays ending July 21 either at the Library or at Cuero Park Clubhouse.

Register for the summer reading program as you pick up a schedule of events at the Library, open 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday and 9:30-noon Saturday. Also available at www.cityofcuero.com/librarysummerreadingprogram.

Have you gotten your shot? Covid 19 has been in our lives for over a year now—wash your hands, stand six feet apart, wear a mask indoors’ are the new rules. All of our lives have changed due to its impact on our community and our country. DeWitt County lost 62 of its citizens since March 2020 due to Covid and 1,985 of us have been sick in that time frame. In DeWitt County we are fortunate to have Cuero Regional Hospital and DeWitt County Health Dept in our midst as they are, once again, the ‘life savers’ delivering 2900 doses, primarily Moderna, “into arms” since early March 2021. Doses are distributed at the Cuero ISD old Intermediate School on Thursday or Friday weekly after being notified the week before by the State Vaccine Committee that doses are headed to DeWitt County. To register for the vaccine either delivered by CRH or DWC Health Dept., visit CRH.org or call CRH Central Scheduling, 361-275-0170. For daily updates regarding Covid 19 in DeWitt County, visit the website of the State Health Dept., www.dshs.state.tx.us. We appreciate the efforts of the members of CRH and of DeWitt County Health Dept in helping to keep us all well during this pandemic.

City projects during May include improvements to the Cuero Golf Course and replanting vegetation around town from the hard freeze in February. The architects, Fisher-Heck of San Antonio, for the renovation of the Carmona Building on E Main met with downtown merchants and City officials in late March to share ideas of “what was needed in the space?” as well as discussions about the “Art Deco” façade. More discussions will be forthcoming. Step by step.

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