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Tue
29
Nov

54th Annual Pecan Show

The 54th Annual De-Witt County Pecan Show was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park. There were 55 total entries coming from three counties (DeWitt – 23 entries, Victoria – 15 entries, Lavaca – 17 entries), with 33 of these entries advancing to the Regional Show.

The Regional Pecan Show will be held in Brenham, on December 14. The Annual Pecan Show is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County and the Pecan Show Committee. Committee members helping out this year were: Kernell Moritz, Velma Williams, Lloyd Boedeker, James Rother, Mae Rother, Marvin Bade, Bill Braden, Mark Vavrusa, Johnathan Voelkel, Joe Janak, Lorre Knebel, Randy Knebel, Janet Adamek, Susan Vapson, Joanne Randall, Cheryl Scott, Patsy Harper and Sylvia Villarreal.

 

Tue
29
Nov

County allowing aerial fireworks

For the third consecutive year, DeWitt County has chosen not to ban aerial fireworks for the New Year celebrations.

Although members of commissioners court indicated some areas report tall grass and drying conditions, they chose to allow the sell of aerial fireworks for the coming holiday. The court suggested volunteer fire departments should be made aware so they can have adequate volunteers and equipment on hand.

DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith offered these safety tips when using fireworks.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Cuero High School vandals arrested

Two suspects were arrested today in connection with the Cuero High School break-in on Monday, Nov. 21. Early Monday morning, around 3 a.m., CHS was broken into. After reviewing the survellance camera, School Resource Officer Willlie Whitfield identified two current students: Christopher Krenek (17-years-old) and a juvenile. 

Cuero Police Department looked at some of the other recent burglaries in the area, and CHS principal Paul Fleener identified one of the other subjects in another burglary. 

Krenek was identified in the school break-in and Subway burglary on Nov. 17. 

The other suspect was arrested today at 9 a.m. from the high school. He is a juvenile, so his name cannot be released. His interview at Cuero Police Department led to nine other confessions, for a total of 10 burglaries, including the high school (eight businesses and two residences). 

Tue
22
Nov

Explosion, fire of disposal tanks closes Highway 72

An explosion and resulting fire of a couple of saltwater disposal tanks at Basic Energy on Thieme Road near Nordheim temporarily closed Highway 72 West to traffic while firefighters responded to the blaze on Tuesday afternoon, November 15. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around while a portion of Highway 72 was closed for almost six hours. According to Investigator Carl Bowen of the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff’s office received a call around 4 p.m. regarding an explosion at a saltwater disposal site. Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department and Yorktown EMS were on the scene and were assisted by the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department and Cuero Fire Department. Bowen said there were no injuries reported.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

CCH receives $100K grant, announces retirements

Cuero Community Hospital (CCH) Board President Richard Wheeler was complimentary of the hospital staff at the board meeting held on Thursday, November 17 in the board meeting room.

“It’s tough,” Wheeler said in reference to employees working to keep costs down. “But it can work. We appreciate all the hard work.”

During her report, Chief Executive Officer Lynn Falcone said there has been a decrease in the use of hospital supplies, as well as employee salaries and wages, including overtime, which have aided in helping to keep costs down. Greg Pritchett, Chief Financial Officer, noted an increase in in-patient stays, a slight decrease in outpatient visits and births, and a 32% increase of self-pay patients in the past month.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Retired teachers make donation, honor local first responders

DeWitt County Retired School Personnel honored first responders during their Nov. 15 meeting at the Cuero ISD board room.

Mayor Sara Post Meyer welcomed DeWitt County first responders to the meeting and thanked them for their service.

“You are the best example of bravery,” Meyer said. “Thank you for your service.”

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Tue
22
Nov

Friendsgiving

Cuero comes together for more than Gobbler sports. Family and friends of Tifani Hilburn are planning Friendsgiving for Sunday, Nov. 27 to help defray medical costs for Hilburn’s kidney transplant.

Hilburn has been battling kidney disease for nine years. Her kidney function dropped earlier this year, and it was determined that she needed a transplant.

Following a long process of health, psychological and committee screenings, Hilburn’s daughter, Caytlyn Phillips, was found to be a match in late June. More evaluation was done, and in early September, the transplant committee approved Phillips to be her mother’s donor. The surgery will take place Dec. 9 with recovery expected at three to 12 weeks.

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Tue
22
Nov

Ranked top 100

Cuero – Texas A&M University recognized Weaver & Jacobs Constructors of Cuero as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University Former Students.

Weaver & Jacobs Constructors was ranked 49th with a compound annual growth rate of 42.66% from 2013 through 2015. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders.

Upon deciding to locate the business to Cuero, the choice was a logical one for the company.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Pet Adoptions of Cuero presents Cuero-opoly

It’s being billed as the hot new game to get this holiday season - a “one of its kind” custom version of the popular Monopoly game has finally arrived in Cuero. The Cuero-opoly game board and the box cover have been designed with favorite local scenes, businesses, museums and well known Cuero events in full color. The game board features over 50 local businesses who circle the board and other businesses are featured on all the Cuero monopoly money, Chance and Fate cards and what business had the guts to sponsor the “go to jail” square?

Tue
22
Nov

Texas Secretary of State to speak at CDC meeting

Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos will speak at the Dec. 2 Community Leaders’ Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.

As his first appointment as governor, Greg Abbott nominated Cascos to serve as Texas Secretary of State. He is the 110th Texas Secretary of State.

Not new to public service, Secretary Cascos was elected as Cameron County Judge in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. Previously, Secretary Cascos served on the Texas Public Safety Commission and as a Cameron County Commissioner from 1991 through 2002.

 

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