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Monarch butterfly mural in downtown Cuero

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

As stated by Cuero Main Street Director, Sandra T. Osman, Cuero is receiving yet another beautiful mural from local artist Rafael Acosta, Jr. Large Monarch butterfly wings have been painted in the utility alleyway on the back of the Graves Building, which is currently owned by Frank Burns, near North Gonzales Street.

The wings are next to a large mural on the City Hall building that was also by Acosta.

“What’s so great,” stated Osman at Monday’s City Council meeting, “is, I think, that this is also in honor of the Monarch proclamation we have coming up.”

This painting comes with perfect timing considering May is “Monarch month in the City of Cuero”, according to a proclamation read by Mayor Sara Post Meyer at Monday’s meeting.

In the proclamation, it was mentioned that the Monarch butterfly has been the official insect of the State of Texas since 1995, mostly due to their migration patterns in the fall and spring, where millions of Monarchs make their way between Canada and Mexico. DeWitt County just so happens to be in their direct path. 

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