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Tue
26
May

Pet Adoptions of Cuero to host garage sale on Saturday

 

Sun
24
May

TxDOT to monitor DeWitt County highways as major flooding expected to begin May 26

CUERO – Following massive rainstorms that dumped several inches of rain in Central Texas, DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler on Sunday issued a voluntary evacuation order for all affected areas in and around the Guadalupe River, effective immediately. The National Weather Service expects the river to rise above the 24-foot flood stage on Tuesday, with anticipated cresting of around 44 feet on Thursday.

At this water level, major roads in and out of Cuero could be under water. TxDOT crews will be out in full force erecting barricades where needed. All motorists are urged to use extreme caution, and to never drive around or remove barricades; not only is it against the law, doing so could put your life or the lives of others in danger.

Thu
21
May

Latest update on Guadaupe River, May 21

As DeWitt County officials monitor the rising waters of the Guadalupe River, Memorial weekend travelers may also want to take a closer look to the weather before heading north.

According to AccuWeather.com Austin and San Antonio are expected to have another round of thunderstorms and are at risk for flooding this weekend.

With recent rains in the north the ground is already saturated and the rivers are swelled up that the area cannot handle much more.

What that means for DeWitt County will be the aftermath delay as the river continues to rise.

According to waterdate.usgs.gov, since May 17, when the river was gauged at 13.73 feet at 2:45 p.m., the river increased in depth approximately a tenth of a foot every 15 minutes. On May 19 at 7 a.m. the rising of the river slowed down five hundredths or less of a foot every 15 minutes. As of 9:30 a.m. this morning the river was gauged at 28.55 feet.

Tue
19
May

City see deluge from Friday storm

The 5 1/2” downpour of rain last Friday was enough for Yorktown Voluntary Fire Department to help four residents vacate their homes due to high water.

Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez said, “I just happened to be on site. The YVFD arrived. We removed four families as a precaution.”

Two families on the 500 block of North Hoppe and two families on Twelfth Street were taken to safety.

The last time the creek ran so high was in the year 2000. “We had to evacuate two people and their poodles by boat. It was from the same area.”

Hernandez said, “Once the waters receded they were back in their homes. Only one home had a little water in the washroom.”

By the next afternoon it seemed like a bad dream. The water receded and the streets were dry. The only evidence was Yorktown Creek running a little higher than normal.

Tue
19
May

CHS honor grads announced at Awards Day

 

Tue
19
May

Emergency management coordinator issues warning

 

Tue
19
May

Jerusalem Baptist Church to honor 13 soldiers

Jerusalem Baptist Church will recognize and honor the names of 13 soldiers from DeWitt County in a Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. on May 24.

In addition, the service is in memory of the 58,479 men and women of the United States Armed Forces who never returned from Vietnam from 1962-1975.

Pete Guajardo, Vietnam veteran and member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church said, “It is the one day, for a few hours, that everybody is one. May we never forget those who died for our country.”

Tue
19
May

Appraisal district sees big jump in rural values

If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.

DeWitt Appraisal District has completed a reappraisal of rural residences.  Some may see their house triple in value.

Letters reflecting those new appraised values will be mailed to homeowners Friday. These appraised values are used to determine property taxes.

According to District Chief Appraiser Beverly Malone, the method of determining rural housing values has not been updated for many years. The Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has notified the appraisal district and school districts it has to be updated.

She said the Comptroller’s office reviews the policies and procedures of every appraisal district. Their latest findings show the local method needed updating.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.
 

Mon
18
May

2 men seriously injured in Saturday wreck

 

Fri
15
May

Credit by Examination registration applications due May 20

 

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