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Tue
09
Sep

CDC presents grant to Wagner Hardware & Gifts

Beverly Wagner, left, and Reed Wagner, center, of Wagner Hardware & Gifts receive a check for $9,698.43 from Patrick J. Kennedy of the Cuero Development Corporation. The grant is part of the CDC Business Retention and Expansion Program. This matching grant was used to repair the roof of their business. Contributed photo.

Tue
09
Sep

Council briefed on construction

 

New construction took a large portion of discussion at the special city meeting held Sept. 2 at City Hall. Two existing businesses are getting an upgrade and a change of address. City manager Raymie Zella briefed council on plans for HEB and McDonald’s.
 
“I’ve had one meeting with the engineer for the (HEB) project,” said city manager Raymie Zella. “He informed me that they have hired a general contractor and an architect for the HEB. [...] You’re going to start seeing or hearing a lot more about HEB. It’s coming.”
 
Earlier in the meeting, council motioned to take action to vacate and abandon an alley that was deemed “no longer  useful or convenient to the public” and “an unnecessary expense to the city.”
 
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Tue
09
Sep

City to adopt new budget, tax rate at Sept. 16 meeting

 

City of Cuero held its final hearing on the new budget and the tax rate for coming fiscal year. A vote to adopt both will be held on Sept. 16.
 
Cuero City Council indicated at the first hearing it will adopt the same tax rate the city has now for the coming year, 32¢ per $100 valuation.
 
According to the proposed budget, the city expects slightly more revenue and expenses in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. 
On the revenue side, the city is looking at $30,035,178. That compares to the current year’s projected income of $29,217,834.
 
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Tue
09
Sep

Council considers bringing fuel to airport

 

Bringing fuel to the Cuero Municipal Airport is not going to be as simple as anticipated for the city council. The topic was discussed at the Aug. 26 meeting. 
 
According to city manager Raymie Zella, in order to be eligible for 80/20 grant from the state, the 2,800 foot asphalt runway at Cuero Municipal Airport would need to be retopped. Other repairs would also need to be made. The city plans to paint the bathrooms and make some roof repairs.
 
Zella said he was told by a retailer in the airport fuel business that it would cost a minimum of $60,000 to get a fuel station at the airport.
 
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Tue
09
Sep

County may seek truck bypass at Westhoff School

 

If the residents of Westhoff get their way, there will soon be a truck bypass behind the school in this northern DeWitt County community.
 
In Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Oscar Perez, a representative of Westhoff Fire Department, proposed a bypass to keep large trucks away from the school.
 
He said oil-field related trucks are forced to drive by the school from FM 240 to get to Hwy. 87. He said there have already been three truck wrecks along the road near the school. 
 
Westhoff School has 65 students and 17 staff members.
 
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Tue
09
Sep

Dugis address topic of bullying in new book series

 

According to the National Education Association, 160,000 students stay home from school everyday due to bullying. 
 
The issue of bullying weighs heavily on the minds of Dr. Dan and Bli Dugi, a physician and physician assistant. While building their young daughter’s home-based library, they saw a need for books that expressed values in a vibrant way. The Dugis created The Principle Gang series, a collection of six books for children ages 4-11, brings to life messages about family, friendship, community and fairness.
 
The first book in the series,  “Don’t Judge a Lizard by His Scales,” was published Aug. 5. The release date for the second book, “Wizard Lizard Rides the Subway,” is Oct. 14. 
 
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Tue
09
Sep

Sept. 17-23 is U.S. Constitution Week

DeWitt County Commissioners Court has designated Sept. 17-23 as United States Constitution Week here. Obert Sagebiel and Wayne Wolf of DeWitt County Farm Bureau received the proclamation from Judge Daryl Fowler. Sept. 17 is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Cuero Record photo.

Tue
09
Sep

DeWitt County Taxpayers League to host candidate forum Sept. 22

 

DeWitt County Taxpayers League will host a candidate forum on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the clubhouse in Cuero City Park.
 
This forum will focus on three key races including county commissioner for DeWitt County Pct. 4, U.S. Congressman District 34, and State Senate District 18. These elections will be determined in the Nov. 4 General Election.
 
In the DeWitt County Pct. 4 election, incumbent Democrat Donald Kuecker is challenged by Republican Richard Randle. Both are from Cuero.
 
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Tue
09
Sep

2 locals graduate from Texas State

 

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The following local residents were among the graduates during the 2014 summer commencement ceremonies at Texas State University.
 
Tyler J. Arndt, a resident of Cuero, received a bachelor of business administration with majors in management. Dacey M. Doehrman, a resident of Cuero, received a master of healthcare administration with majors in healthcare administration.
 
— From a press release
 
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Tue
09
Sep

Hershey is Pet of the Week

Pet Adoptions of Cuero announces Hershey as Pet of the Week. “This big boy weighs in at about 95 pounds of playful energy,” said Pet Adoptions of Cuero president Myrna Hassfield. “Hershey is a young chocolate lab that loves to run and play. He is very friendly, gets along with others, has ben spayed and is current on shots. Because of his size alone, he will need a home that can provide lots of room But he will be a great addition to the right family.” Call Brenda at 361-275-6713 or Myrna at 361-799-1254 for more info. Contributed photo.

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