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Friar Ag Center renovations set to begin in 2020

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Since 1983, Cuero youth have shown their homemaking and animal projects annually at the Friar Ag Center at Cuero Municipal Park. That location will remain the site of Cuero’s yearly show, but major renovations to that facility are set to begin following the 2020 show. After the show finished in 2017, initial plans came about to make much needed improvements to the Friar Ag Center.

Over two years later, plans have been drawn, and an estimated timeline has been set by TSG Architects of Gonzales.

“We’re doing the last minute little changes now,” Anthony Netardus said, DeWitt County Extension Agent.

“We’re at what they call the 50 percent part of the planning which means that we’re to the fine tuning on some of this stuff. The plan is to have these plans completed totally like we want by the first of the year, so we can submit it out for bidding.”

The Cuero Livestock Show board, which Netardus is on with Greg Gossett, now want the community to know exactly where they are with this project. Fundraising is one of the next critical steps.

“We’re real proud of the project,” Gossett said.

“There’s a lot of hours and time that’s been put into this, a lot more of Anthony’s time probably than anybody. It’s gonna make the stock show a lot nicer, a lot smoother, a lot more room.”

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