News

Tue
18
Aug

Joe Albert Mathis Scholarship winners

The 2015 Joe Albert Mathis Scholarship Foundation winners are Jaslynn Ta’Neal Mathis, Bianca Estefania Serrano and Mikhayla Johnson.
 
The Joe Albert Mathis Foundation award scholarships each year to Cuero High School graduating seniors. This organization was established in 1999 by the children of Mr. Joe Albert and Mrs Loverna Mathis.
Tue
18
Aug

Cuero ISD partners with WeatherBug

Cuero ISD is now a partner with WeatherBug. They have a live camera mounted on the eve of the pressbox. They also have weather instruments at the Intermediate campus. These all feed data to the Weather Bug site and everyone is able to share the connection and data. Through the Weather Bug App you can access the camera and weather data from anywhere and anytime. Cuero ISD has no control of the camera; it is programmed to rotate / change views periodically.
 
 You can download the Desktop App and / or the Mobile App to your respective devices.
 
 Edit the location for Cuero, TX and once you do the live cam that is on the press box will come up. You can add multiple locations if you wish.
 
Get the mobile App from the respective App Store for your device.
Tue
18
Aug

Cuero earns prominent scenic city certification by Scenic Texas

Cuero – Cuero has been awarded Silver Scenic City Certification by Scenic Texas. A newly certified city, Cuero is one of 20 cities in the state to earn first-time or recertification for the 2015-2020 period.
 
The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas and its statewide program partners. It is the first program of its kind in the U.S. to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Texas cities apply to the Program for evaluation of existing standards against the Scenic City model. The Scenic City Certification Program’s goal is to recognize cities with strong scenic infrastructure standards, and to provide a valuable planning tool for cities. 
 
Tue
18
Aug

Dino George concludes 2015 Summer Reading Program

Summer is nearing an end and with it comes the conclusion of Staycation activities in Cuero. The Cuero Public Library hosted their final Summer Reading Program event of the summer with George Blasing a.k.a. Dinosaur George creatively educating the kids. Colt Reeve (right) is shown assisting Dino George during a segment of the show. Blasing is also a television personality; he co-created and hosts the History Channel show, Jurassic Fight Club.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
18
Aug

VBS at St. Peter's in Ander

Vacation Bible School was held on June 26-28 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander. This year’s theme was “Outback Rock, Where Kids Venture into Solid Faith.” The kids went on a walkabout and discovered God’s love right in their own backyard. They had fun, laughed, were excited, made some noise, and ventured into solid faith.
 
Thirty-four children and youth participated. The Roo Crew, ages 2-5, had 15 participants and were taught by Linnea Griffith and assisted by Linda Koehler and Sarah Brandes. The Koala Kids, ages 6 and up, had 19 participants and were taught by Sandra Post and Brenda Bade. Their assistants were Rose Brysch and Cecilia Schoener.
 
Tue
18
Aug

Historic bridge in 2019 project list

In 1938 a Chevrolet coupe was about 5-1/2 feet wide. Two of them could easily cross over the Guadalupe River Bridge at the southwest of Cuero at the same time.

Completed in 1938, it became known as the ‘New River Bridge’ to people traveling through Cuero on US 87, US 183 and SH 72. SH 72 was the primary route from Brenham through Yorktown to Kenedy.

That was 77 years ago.

Today the 24-ft. wide (roadway) is a little crowded when two 18-wheeler trucks 8-1/2-ft. wide each cross on that bridge going about 45 mph.

Texas Department of Transportation held a meeting in Victoria last week to talk about historic metal truss bridges in the area. Texas Historical Commission co-hosted the event.

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

Tue
18
Aug

Standard Family Business

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Standard Printing Company has been a staple in Cuero for many years. Jerry and Debbie Gonzales have owned and operated the store for 30 years, and it may partly be due to Jerry’s love for drawing which led to him putting pieces of his artwork up at the store as a kid.
 
The building which houses Standard Printing was built in 1949 by the Adickes Building Company. It saw a couple different owners before Jerry and his wife, Debbie, took over on July 5, 1985.
 
Jerry grew up in the print media business, as his father, Alfonso Gonzales, worked at The Cuero Record for 52 years, becoming the lead pressman.
 
“Mr. W.F. Kautz started Standard Printing,” Jerry said. “I bought it from Mr. Snodgrass.”
 
Tue
18
Aug

Hair raising experience

GVEC Community Relations Representatives Denise Cafas and Chelsea Mertz and GVEC intern Kymberlie Malatek were at the Yorktown Library Aug. 12 to teach children the difference between static electricity and regular electricity. Cafas said, “We are doing a static demonstration and teaching conductors of electricity. With static electricity, you can see it, feel it and hear it unlike regular electricity. Six year old Kaitlyn Roeder, daughter of Don and Debbie Roeder, volunteered to demonstrate how static electricity will travel through the body causing tingling in the hands and arm as well as raising the hair on the head.

Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
18
Aug

2015 CHS Fish Camp

School is less than a week away, which means it is time for a new wave of students to enter Cuero High School. 2015 fish camp was held on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Students enjoyed a fun-filled day of activites and time with their friends. Pictured is a group of incoming freshmen guys, eagerly awaiting lunch in their new cafeteria. The 2015-2016 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 24.

The Cuero Record

Tue
18
Aug

City considers lower tax rate

Yorktown City Council covered a lot of business during the regular council meeting held on Aug. 10 with some satisfactory results for the citizens of Yorktown.

Donald Allman, CPA, presented the city audit noting that Yorktown is in the black for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014.

Yorktown mayor Rene Hernandez said, “It is always good to be in the black.”

Yorktown saw a total increase of five percent in net assets of $4,564,235 in 2013 to $4,810,858 in 2014. As a result, the city manager, Robert Mendez, made a proposal to stay with the effective rate of the city’s property tax for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Council agreed.

Preliminary indications see the effective tax rate to be slightly over 61¢ per $100 valuation. About half of that will be to retire bond debt.
 

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News