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13
Mar

$57,000 raised for Habitat for Humanity

 

Fourteen years ago Cuero lost over 600 homes to flood. From that devastation came Habitat for Humanity of DeWitt County, a group of volunteers dedicated to providing new homes to those in need.
“Hoopla for Habitat” was held last week at The Venue on Church Street as a major fund raiser for that program. Thirty-seven people volunteered as celebrity waiters for the Hoopla. The event included a dessert auction and an auction with Joe Adams. Over $57,000 was raised during the evening.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
13
Mar

New animal shelter in operation

 

The new City of Cuero animal control shelter is in operation. The shelter is located on 1797 FM 766, past the Clarence N. Stevenson Unit. The shelter has four canines.
On March 1, Chief Jay Lewis was at the shelter putting together shelves so the shelter will be able to house felines.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
13
Mar

Council asked not to rename West Broadway

 

Cuero City Council was met with a standing room crowd at the regular meeting held Feb. 26.
The item on the agenda that attracted most of the crowd to the meeting was the public hearing on possible street name change for West Broadway to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Citizens who asked to speak at the meeting included John Hamilton, Kay and Lee Tillman, the Rev. Arnold Taylor, Gerald Clark, Charles Trevino and Stayton Weldon.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
13
Mar

KCB garage sale planned March 23

 

Dig through those boxes and delve the shelves of once-upon-a-time treasures and convert them into spending money at the Keep Cuero Beautiful Spring Garage Sale. This popular event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the park pavilion. 
Booths are for sale at the Chamber of Commerce, located on 124 Church Street or by calling Ronii at the office, 275-2112.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Wed
13
Mar

Newest hotel plans open house Sunday

 

With the red and blue neon “Open” sign flashing from the window behind him, Yorktown Inn & Suites owner Sam Patel  gave a brief tour of Yorktown’s newest hotel on Monday morning.
Patel will be hosting a grand opening at the hotel Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and the hotel will be open for viewing.  The public is invited to attend.
Boasting an impressive 43 spacious rooms including 15 suites, the brand new stately two-story structure is situated at 949 W. Main in Yorktown.
Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.
Wed
13
Mar

Chamber salutes stars at banquet

 

There was a party going on at the Yorktown Community Hall on Thursday, March 7.  “Celebrate Texas” was the chosen theme and approximately 250 members and guests were on hand to celebrate the 95th annual Awards Banquet of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Inc.
2013 Chamber President Amy Lamprecht presented her vision for the upcoming year before introducing the “stars” of the evening: Michael Gwosdz, 2013 Outstanding Farmer/Rancher; Kevin Lamprecht and Doris Koehler, 2013 Outstanding Volunteers; and Don Wieland, 2013 Outstanding Citizen.
Yorktown Elementary and Junior High principal Sylvia Hernandez introduced the three 2013 Outstanding Student nominees Dustin Metting, Stephanie Schlinke and Caitlin Seifert before presenting Seifert with the award.
Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.
Tue
05
Mar

Wasserman receives 99-year sentence for assault of child

 

A DeWitt County jury convicted Charles Devon Wasserman of the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a 17-month-old child on Friday, March 2. On Monday Wasserman was sentenced to 99-years in prison.
The jury heard evidence all week beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26, and deliberated approximately four hours before returning a verdict.
Wasserman is a 26 year old resident of DeWitt County.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
05
Mar

Six people file for YISD trustee election

 

Six people have filed for Yorktown ISD school board positions for the May 11 election. Two of the three incumbents facing election did not file for re-election.
Voters will also be asked to vote to allow the district file as a Chapter 41 district to equalize its tax wealth.
Current board president Boyd Weise and trustee H.R. Krause chose not to file for re-election. Incumbent Jerry Steves filed for re-election.
Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.
Tue
05
Mar

No election needed for Yorktown city council

 

Yorktown City Council will not need to call an election in May because three people filed for the three positions facing election.
Renee Hernandez has filed for re-election as mayor and Jerry Alvarez has filed for re-election as a member at-large.
Shauna Lamprecht filed as a member at-large completing the seats that would have faced election.
Mitchell Martin had held one of the at-large positions but chose not to seek re-election.
Tue
05
Mar

One contested city race develops

 

Election filing ended Friday for three local governing bodies. Two of the three will not have to hold elections because no contested races occurred. Early voting will begin April 29.
Four members of Cuero City Council were facing election this year. Facing election were the council’s two at-large positions and representatives for District 1 and District 4. 
Bill Mattyhs and Tony Allen are the incumbents for the at-large positions on the council. Both of them filed for re-election as did former council member David Ruiz. This election will be held on May 11 to select two of those three candidates.
John Fuqua representing District 1 and Roy Johnson representing District 4 will not face election because they are unopposed for those positions.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.

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