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Wed
13
May

'Maybe these people can help...'

It is a sad state of affairs for a teenager to live in an environment without hope or even dreams. Take that and mix it with a deeper level of hopelessness when someone close is taken away forever.

Quenten White, 17 years old, was born and raised in Cuero. When he was about to enter seventh grade he moved to Houston.

White said, “While I was in fifth ward (a community known as “Bloody Nickel” for it’s high crime, poverty, and gang warfare) I had no morals. I had no values. I had no dreams. No one graduates there at Kashmere High School. Nothing but drop outs.”

White had the opportunity to return to Cuero during his tenth grade year.

“I came down here to be with Momma (Autumn White) and my step daddy. My step daddy passed away. I was going through some things, lashing out at people. I was real angry.”

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

Tue
12
May

Milson returns to UIL state meet

Paige Milson, a senior at Yorktown High School, has been very active during her time in school, but there is one more big competition for her before she graduates, as she will be participating for the second straight year at the UIL state meet for spelling and vocabulary.

Last year, Milson placed second and is in prime position to take the title this year.

The spelling and vocabulary contest involves much preparation with 1500 words and 300 definitions to study. Also, 20 percent of the words they may be tested on are not even listed to study.

Milson practices each week with her coach, Mrs. Lori Kneese, a part from a great deal of time studying on her own.

Spelling is not at all a new field of success for Milson. In elementary school she competed in the spelling bee and advanced to regionals in Victoria.

Tue
12
May

Green DeWitt had open house May 2

It only took two years for members of the Green DeWitt community to have their schoolhouse restored but more importantly it brought them closer together.

Sonja Wolf of Green DeWitt said, “We wanted to preserve the schoolhouse. It is the only building in the community as the center of activities.”

Wayne Wolf said, “It brought everybody together. Everybody was working together again.”

The big push to completion was when GBRA gave them more what they had expected.

Sonja said, “We were so excited. GBRA gave us central heating and air, fixed all of the electric, new ceiling lights, new stove and fridge, donated flowers outside and the volunteers who painted. This allowed us to use the GVEC grant to finish the bathrooms. We had a lot of private donations and a lot of people volunteered.”

By the end of March the Green DeWitt schoolhouse has nearly seen it’s completion of restoration. All that remains are the wood floors.

Tue
12
May

Pargmanns celebrate 60th

As one saying goes, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman. But behind a real woman, there is God.” That does not mean that there were no trails of determination, a path of overcoming failures and disappointments, and several rest stops along the way.

Gilbert and Mary Pargmann celebrated 60 years of marriage a little early on May 9 at the Nordheim Shooting Club. The house was packed with family and friends.

It all started when Gilbert attended a dance at the Nordheim Shooting Hall.

Gilbert said, “She (Mary Louise Pfeifer) was dancing with another girl. At that time the guys stood in the middle and my classmate dared me to clap in with the girl she was dancing with. I clapped in and danced with Mary instead.”

Mary lived in Victoria working as a telephone operator while Gilbert attended Texas State College in San Marcos.

 

Tue
12
May

City OKs $1M intersection

 

Tue
12
May

$27,000 raised at Relay for Life

 

Tue
12
May

DeWitt County commissioners continue Cuero ISD SRO discussion

 

Tue
12
May

Meyersville 4-H donates to CAMAL House

 

Meyersville 4-H  shopped and donated $400 in food to the CAMAL House Food Pantry. Shown from left, Freda Nelsson, Seth Wendel, J. Burns Cowley, Leighton Wunsch, Will Green, Maven Wunsch, Kaysa Wunsch, Cory Duckett and Taylor Dohmann.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
12
May

Message from the mayor: Cuero is bloomin' with activities

 

Cuero is bloomin’ with activities.
 
Since there will be no city council election this month, as all candidates were unopposed, the swearing in of those duly elected will be May 26 at the regularly scheduled monthly Council meeting. 
 
Congratulations to District 1 Councilman John Fuqua, District 4 Councilman Roy Johnson, and Councilmembers at large Tony Allen and Bill Matthys.
 
The newly remodeled Cuero lakefront will be open this month. Come enjoy the new arbors, barbecue pits, and picnic tables as you catch the big one.
 
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. City offices will be closed on Memorial Day, as well as the library and recycling center. Check the city website for the schedule for garbage collection that week.
Tue
12
May

Docents have something unique to offer museums

 

For docents Suzette Dillion, Judy Buenger and Josie Adams it is Christmas every week. Everyday they work, strangers become friends and the world gets smaller. Life for them is never dull since they started working at the museum.
 
Dillion and Buenger are docents at the Pharmacy and Medical Museum since the first day it opened in October 2014. 
 
Dillion said, “Buenger recruited me to help out and it sounded like it was fun. It is so interesting and it is fun. I enjoy working with Joe Reuss and Wayne Adickes.”
 
Buenger said, “I love the old stuff. I was not a history buff growing up but I do have a love for the older things.”
 
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