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Tue
26
Apr

Spraying for pecan nut casebearer

The Pecan Nut Casebearer is one of the most important nut infesting insect pests for pecans. The Pecan Nut Casebearer completes two to four generations per year with the first generation having the greatest potential for damage. Adults of the overwintering generation emerge in April and lay eggs on the nutlets soon after pollination.

The best way to determine when or if to spray for the casebearer is to scout for eggs. Most casebearer eggs are found at the tip of the nutlet, either on top of or just under the tiny leaves called sepals. A good hand lense is necessary to identify casebearer eggs and determine their development. The eggs are white when laid and turn pink as they near hatching. Also look just below the nut cluster to detect the presence of newly hatched larvae.

Tue
26
Apr

Two arrests follow search around Nordheim area

Two people were arrested outside of Nordheim on April 19 following an investigation of assault.

DeWitt County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in the 1200 block of Scheffler Road when a suspect attempted to run away from the officers.

They were searching for Justin Scott Alvarez, 26, of Nordheim.

His vehicle was located at a travel trailer occupied by Cristina Fluitt, 47, of Nordheim.

Deputies were told the man was not at the residence but a search found him inside.

He was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, assault family/house member impeding breath/circulation. His bonds totalled $650,000.

Fluitt was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension of prosecution of a known felon. Her bond was set at $10,000.

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Tue
26
Apr

Cuero Record archives

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Whether you are curious about an historic event, family genealogy, or just history, searching archives just got easier.

Portal of Texas History, a website maintained by University of North Texas, is providing free public access to a wealth of Texas history and culture.

A large part of that local history can be found in the Cuero newspaper collection that has been added to the Portal.

The Cuero Record has been added to The Portal to Texas History by the Cuero Public Library, through the generous support of the Tocker Foundation.

Ana Krahmer from the University of North Texas will be at Cuero Municipal Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, to conduct a workshop on the Portal.

Tue
26
Apr

Market on Main

Cuero Main Street hosted the new “Market on Main” Saturday featuring a variety of homemade items, music, and food. Here Leonard and Yvonne Gonzales of Victoria show their Crossroad Home-made Goodies.
The Cuero Record
Tue
26
Apr

Relay For Life set for Friday

DeWitt County Relay For Life is set for April 29 at the Cuero Park Pavilion, starting at 6 p.m. Dr. C. Kent Osborne is set as the guest speaker.

The event will be held this year in honor of Warren Auzston, Lucy Crawley, Catrina Harper, Mary K. Rabe, Alfred Rangnow, William “Bill” Smith and Ina Smith.

It will be held in memory of Gilbert Harlan Dreier, Douglas Dueser and Betty Saunder Squyres.

In case of bad weather, it will be moved to the VFW Hall.

This year’s highlights will include activities in the Cuero Park Clubhouse: children’s coloring contest, bingo, domino tournament and ponytail cutting.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Cuero High School band, County Line and DJ music by Mario Arguellez. There will also be a live performance by The Victoria Cloggers.

Tue
26
Apr

Through the eye of the storm

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

If there is any question there is a God, Maurice and Elaine Shenkir can testify on his behalf.

Elaine (68 years old) said, “He carried us until we could walk again. We had been very blessed even though we have had our struggles. It was a saving grace for us to move here.”

Maurice and Elaine moved to Yorktown shortly after family members lost their life in a vehicle accident. On Nov. 16, 1999 Elaine’s mom, Donnie Griffin, their son Trevor Shenkir and two nieces, Lacy Brook Griffin and Bridget Nicole Griffin, were killed in a car crash in Victoria.

Maurice (75 years old) said, “Our oldest son Clayton was in Victoria and our daughter Jodie Elder was in grad school. Friends picked them up because we did not want to tell them their brother died over the phone. We had a lot of hardships but we have so may angels and people surrounding us. I do not know how [anyone can make it without God].  

Tue
26
Apr

First female on board at CVFD

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community for over a century, 125 years to be exact. Cyndi Smith, the new secretary and public information officer, is the first female on the board in its history, and she is already getting to work, making information known to the people of Cuero.

Smith comes from a family of law enforcement, where her father was a police officer. She chose to also go in the emergency responder route but as a firefighter. Before coming to the area, she was a firefighter for 13 years.

“My son was a bull rider,” Smith noted.

She became an EMT out of necessity before working for Santo Fire and Rescue in Santo, Texas.

Smith is a National Wild Land Firefighter and has extraction training. Being an EMT also gives her the ability to help people on the scene.

Tue
26
Apr

Control burns, license readers top topics

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Burning brush? Tell the dispatcher.

License plate readers. Are they needed here?

Those two items were part of the Monday DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting.

At the start of the meeting, Judge Daryl Folwer encouraged ranchers to notify  the sheriff’s office dispatchers when they plan a controlled burn. He said that number is 361-275-5734.

The problem, according to Fowler, is people are reporting brush fires and volunteer firemen respond only to learn it was a planned control burn.

He said about 60% of the grass fire calls were needless because they were control burns. Still it ties up the fire department equipment, the volunteers leave work and the county has to pay for the call.

In a separate discussion, Constable Kelly Phelps met with court to discuss a possible contract with a company that provides license plate recognition products.

Tue
26
Apr

Robinson takes AD job at Woodville

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Anticipating the next football season, Yorktown returns eight offensive and 10 defensive starters. But for Yorktown head football coach Ty Robinson, the fruit of his work will be for someone else to harvest. Robinson informed the Yorktown School District board of his resignation last Tuesday, April 19. Robinson has taken the position of athletic director and head football coach in Woodville and reported on April 21. They are Class 3A, Division I.

Robinson said, “Tuesday and Wednesday were the worst days of my life. I told the kids on Tuesday. When I came in to work Wednesday I cried from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I did not think it was going to be this difficult. I did not think it was going to end this way.”

Mon
25
Apr

DeWitt County runoff elections

Voters in DeWitt County will have another opportunity to make their voices heard. Along with several state races, there will be a runoff for the local District Attorney’s office.

This runoff will be the deciding factor between Terry Breen and Rob Lassman. Although the pair garnered over seventy percent of the votes during the March primary,  neither reached the magic “fifty percent plus one vote” required for a victory. The March primary also featured Jay Condie, who looked as though he was sure to be in a runoff with Lassman. Overnight voting results from Refugio County threw the dice the other way, putting Breen in the runoff.

Another runoff being decided will be for the Railroad Commissioner. Out of all seven candidates, the runoff has come down to Gary Gates and Wayne Christian. 

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