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KCB receives award at GVEC Annual Meeting on June 26

The GVEC Annual Meeting was held on June 26 at the Gonzales High School Special Events Center.  Either present or by proxy, 1,142 GVEC members were represented at the meeting. 
 
Keep Cuero Beautiful (KCB) received the 2015 GVEC Public Service Award for an organization for KCB’s efforts in helping to make Cuero a greener, cleaner community through education, awareness and sustainable programs.
 
“Individuals and organizations like Phil Seidenberger and Keep Cuero Beautiful are much appreciated for the difference they are making in their communities–not just today, but for generations to come,” says GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Texas has best pasture conditions since 2007

CUERO – Despite recent flooding rains wreaking havoc on Texas farmers, there is a bright spot for agriculture and consumers. 
 
Ranchers across the state, including DeWitt County, are now working to rebuild their cattle herds. The heavy rains will help Texas pastures recover from the many years of drought and fill soil profiles with water. 
 
The greener pastures on the horizon are good news for consumers, too. 
 
“Years of drought devastated pastures, leaving virtually nothing for cows to eat,” said DeWitt County Farm Bureau President Wayne Wolf. “Ranchers were forced to sell cattle, which resulted in low numbers and higher beef prices for consumers.”
With help from record-breaking rainfall in May, pasture conditions statewide are the best since 2007 and above the national average. 
 
Tue
21
Jul

Lester Meier Rodeo in Cuero Friday, Saturday

The Cuero Livestock Show Board is bringing a Lester Meier Open Pro Rodeo to Cuero for the seventh year on July 24 and 25. The rodeo will be held at the Cuero Rodeo Arena and will start each night at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate. Adult tickets will be $10, kids 7-12 will be $5 and kids under 6 will be free. For more information, call the DeWitt County Extension office at 361-275-0816.
 
Pros from around the state make the rodeo a more enjoyable experience for everyone. There's the high­speed energy of drill teams as they perform mounted precision drills and this year the hilarious antics of famous rodeo clown Leon Coffee will keep the audience entertained and in stitches between events.
 
Tue
21
Jul

EPA expands authority under Clean Water Act

CUERO – A final rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand its authority under the Clean Water Act and could leave Texas agriculture mired in regulation. 
 
After months of debate, thousands of comments from farmers and ranchers - including 1,200 from Texas - and direction from Congress, EPA moved forward on their interpretation of the rule. 
 
“The agency will have more power to regulate farmers, ranchers, landowners and other businesses under this final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule,” DeWitt county President Wayne Wolf said. “It's troubling for DeWitt County agriculture and local businesses.”
 
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Tue
21
Jul

UHV offers small business course

UHV Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Small Business Administration is offering Boots to Business: Reboot, August 4 and 5, at the University of Houston-Victoria. 
 
It is a no-cost two day course open to veterans, veteran family members, reservists, National Guard members, and the public. Boots to Business: Reboot, will introduce veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership, and lead participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The program will also introduce participating Veterans to a network of lifetime business support available locally by introducing them to SBA's network of Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Women's Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE Counselors. 
 
Tue
21
Jul

Sales tax holiday estimated to save shoppers $87M

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 18 authorized Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm personnel at military facilities across Texas.
 
Abbott’s action comes following the July 16 shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor. A suspect was killed at the scene. An investigation is in progress.
 
“It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order,” Abbott said. “After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil. 
 
“Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base.”
 
Tue
21
Jul

Trustees receive campus updates

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
It was a long night for Cuero ISD trustees last week as the district prepares for a new school and reviews construction projects.
 
Construction reports were given for the four campuses with building projects.
 
According to Facilities Director Dwayne Noack and Claycomb Associates, Architects, the new eighth grade wing and improvements at Cuero Junior High are almost complete. 
 
The $7 million project is about 90% complete with about $5.87 million spent so far.
 
Rain delays have put the $27 million construction project at Cuero High School behind schedule about 10 weeks. The architects reported it is 22% complete with about $9 million spent so far. They also reported work is progressing rapidly and they expect it will be back on schedule soon. It is scheduled to be completed in July 2016.
Tue
21
Jul

Reinventing historic city hall building

Citizens of Cuero passed a bond issue in 1903 to build a new two-story brick city hall at the corner of Main and Gonzales streets. In 1954, the second story was removed and city hall was substantially remodeled. 
 
Cuero’s administration and police department moved across the street into the new and expanded city administrative building in 2013. 
 
Plans call for the front wall of this historic building to be left intact and used to anchor a covered pavilion for a city market place.
 
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Tue
21
Jul

Christmas starts early for FBC Cuero

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Christmas is still five months away, but people in the Cuero community are already starting to get in the spirit of the holidays by preparing shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world.
 
Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child has been a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse where shoeboxes are packed with toys, toiletry items and Bibles. These boxes are then wrapped and sent all over the world to children who would otherwise receive very little during the Christmas season.
 
First Baptist Church in Cuero has already delivered over 800 shoeboxes to the Guadalupe Baptist Association office in Victoria, the checkpoint for OCC in the area.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Daule School historical marker unveiling

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
For some it had been 50 years since they had seen their alma mater. For most it was a day to reconnect with something they all had in common, Daule School.
 
Saturday was a day of music and remembrances as a large crowd was on hand for the dedication of a Texas Historical Commission marker for Daule School. There marker and ceremonies were at Daule City Park.
 
Cuero Colored High School was founded 123 years ago. The name of the school was changed in 1937 to Daule High School to honor one of its distinguished principals, Eugene Daule.
 

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