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Tue
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May

No major flooding expected within city limits

Due to recent heavy rains in the San Marcos and Luling areas, the City of Cuero is closely monitoring conditions along the Guadalupe River. While the Guadalupe River outside of Cuero may experience some flooding of low lying areas, there is no major flooding expected within the city limits. Citizens may witness drainage water in the drainage ditches that run through the city, but no flood waters are expected in residential areas. There is no danger of water levels reaching the “Flood of 1998” levels and citizens are encouraged to remain in homes and places of business. There are no evacuation orders in place for the City of Cuero. 
 
Tue
26
May

County judge issues evacuation on areas along river

The threat of severe flooding in low lying areas along the Guadalupe River west and south of the City of Cuero has impressed the county judge of DeWitt County, Daryl L. Fowler, to issue a mandatory evacuation. 

All persons in the DeWitt County, with exception of essential emergency personnel, are ordered to immediately evacuate the areas of DeWitt County bounded by the low-lying areas and subdivisions along the Guadalupe River south and west of the City of Cuero including, but not limited to River Haven, River Oaks, Cypress Valley, and other areas that might include temporary housing and/or RV Parks.

The evacuation will remain in effect until rescinded by order of the county judge of DeWitt County.

According to the NOAA web site (water.weather.gov) the river is expected to peak at 7 a.m. of May 28.

At this morning's county commissioner's court meeting Fowler said, “We are operation under the assumption of 44 feet. We have since the beginning.”

Tue
26
May

Nearly $300,000 in scholarships presented at Awards Day

Awards Day at Cuero High School was held May 27 at the Girls’ Gym. A total of nearly $300,000 in scholarships was presented to the students of CHS. 2015 honor graduates are as follows: summa cum laude graduate Chant Parker, magna cum laude graduates Eric Johnson Jr., Mariah Rodriguez and Chelsea Veit, cum laude graduates Elias Alcazar, James Fernandez, William Hogan, Hunter Kutach, Claire Laging, Bailey Payne, Reid Schiffbauer, Audrey Simpson, Haley VanSlooten and Valerie Vazquez, and honor graduates Emma Adams, William Cessor, Lisa Francis, D’Andre Gallagher, Hannah Heinold, Mikhayla Johnson, Jaslynn Mathis, Jacob Nichols, Wesley Roberts, Alexis Rodriguez, Megan Sauceda, Bianca Serrano, Justyce Turner, Jordan Ulcak, Alexandra Villafranca, Viren Vora, Haley Wendel and Courtney Wiedenfeld.

The Cuero Record

Tue
26
May

Rotary Club presents Dewey Award to Reese

 

Assistant District Governor of the Cuero Rotary Club Henry Luddeke, right, presents the Dewey Award to Ray Reese for excellence in his vocation and continued commitment to the community.
 
Contributed photo

 

Tue
26
May

Hudgeons graduates from Texas State

 

Victoria Hudgeons earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas State University in San Marcos during their Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Hudgeons graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.9. She is the daughter of John and Jennifer Hudgeons and a 2011 graduate of Cuero High School.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
26
May

Pet Adoptions of Cuero to host garage sale on Saturday

 

Sun
24
May

TxDOT to monitor DeWitt County highways as major flooding expected to begin May 26

CUERO – Following massive rainstorms that dumped several inches of rain in Central Texas, DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler on Sunday issued a voluntary evacuation order for all affected areas in and around the Guadalupe River, effective immediately. The National Weather Service expects the river to rise above the 24-foot flood stage on Tuesday, with anticipated cresting of around 44 feet on Thursday.

At this water level, major roads in and out of Cuero could be under water. TxDOT crews will be out in full force erecting barricades where needed. All motorists are urged to use extreme caution, and to never drive around or remove barricades; not only is it against the law, doing so could put your life or the lives of others in danger.

Thu
21
May

Latest update on Guadaupe River, May 21

As DeWitt County officials monitor the rising waters of the Guadalupe River, Memorial weekend travelers may also want to take a closer look to the weather before heading north.

According to AccuWeather.com Austin and San Antonio are expected to have another round of thunderstorms and are at risk for flooding this weekend.

With recent rains in the north the ground is already saturated and the rivers are swelled up that the area cannot handle much more.

What that means for DeWitt County will be the aftermath delay as the river continues to rise.

According to waterdate.usgs.gov, since May 17, when the river was gauged at 13.73 feet at 2:45 p.m., the river increased in depth approximately a tenth of a foot every 15 minutes. On May 19 at 7 a.m. the rising of the river slowed down five hundredths or less of a foot every 15 minutes. As of 9:30 a.m. this morning the river was gauged at 28.55 feet.

Tue
19
May

City see deluge from Friday storm

The 5 1/2” downpour of rain last Friday was enough for Yorktown Voluntary Fire Department to help four residents vacate their homes due to high water.

Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez said, “I just happened to be on site. The YVFD arrived. We removed four families as a precaution.”

Two families on the 500 block of North Hoppe and two families on Twelfth Street were taken to safety.

The last time the creek ran so high was in the year 2000. “We had to evacuate two people and their poodles by boat. It was from the same area.”

Hernandez said, “Once the waters receded they were back in their homes. Only one home had a little water in the washroom.”

By the next afternoon it seemed like a bad dream. The water receded and the streets were dry. The only evidence was Yorktown Creek running a little higher than normal.

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