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Tue
02
Jun

Nordheim grads set for Friday

Commencement for the Nordheim Class of 2015 is set for Friday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Nordheim High School has announced their class valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2015. Stacy Marie Garcia is the valedictorian, and Thomas Aaron Sliger is the salutatorian.

Garcia is the daughter of Roger and Mary Garcia. She was very active while in high school, participating in many different activities for the Pirates.

When asked about being named class valedictorian, she said, “I always just focused on doing my best.”

As a freshman and sophomore, she was in band, FFA, volleyball, tennis, and golf. She joined the National Honor Society and also began playing basketball her junior year. During her senior year, she remained active on the sports teams and was also named student council president and band president.

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

Fri
29
May

Flooded highways near Cuero expected to reopen by Saturday morning

As the swollen waters of the Guadalupe River continue to recede in DeWitt County, TxDOT crews continue to monitor the highway closures at State Highway 72, Farm to Market Road 236 and FM 766 just outside of Cuero. Current estimates indicate the highways could reopen to traffic either late Friday or early Saturday morning.
 
Members of the news media as well as the general public are asked to monitor the DriveTexas.org website or call TxDOT’s automated road conditions hotline at 1-800-452-9292 for the latest updates on the road closures.
 
Flash flooding is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in Texas. As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles. If you encounter a flooded road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
 
• Never try to walk, swim or drive through swift water.
 
• Stay informed about weather conditions when you are driving.
 
Thu
28
May

No evacuation orders in place for Cuero

 

Thu
28
May

Community celebrates John C. French groundbreaking

 

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new John C. French Elementary School was held on May 27 at the corner of East Sarah and Henry streets. Shown from left, Cuero ISD Board of Trustees president B.J. Drehr, board vice president Courtney Moore, board member Mary Sheppard, board member Donnie Garrison, board secretary Gerard Gonzales, French Elementary School principal Kim Fleener, Cuero mayor Sara Post Meyer, Cuero ISD superintendent Jim Haley, CISD assistant superintendent of curriculum Dr. Pam Longbotham and assistant superintendent of business Mark Iacoponelli.
 
The Cuero Record
Wed
27
May

Police identify man killed in Westhoff wreck

 

A two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 87 near Westhoff resulted in the death of a man on Monday night.
 
According to trooper Ruben San Miguel, at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, May 25, Anthony Joe Montes, 24, of Amarillo, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 87 three miles south of Westhoff.
 
The 2013 Ford Focus driven by Montes crossed the center lane and hit a 2015 Ford F-250 truck, driven by Alberto Garcia, 36, of Eagle Pass.
 
Montes was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:27 p.m. by DeWitt County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Peggy Mayer.
 
San Miguel said that Garcia was checked for injury and released from the hospital.
 
The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
 
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Wed
27
May

DCSO announces 6 road closures

The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following road closures: Farm to Market Road 766 at Hellsgate Bridge, Ed Blackwell Lane, U.S. Highway 183 North at Hochheim, Cheapside Road at Farm to Market Road 240 (Westhoff) and Catholic Church Lane.

Wed
27
May

Flood of 1998 recalled

It has been 17-years and 7 months since Cuero last saw river water flood its city limits. It was known as the Flood of 1998.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 the Guadalupe River crested here at 49.8 feet. Flood stage was 20 feet.

The October 1998 flood is believed to have exceeded the July 2, 1936 flood stage of 44.3  feet, but no flood stage records were kept at that time.

Although there were extremely heavy rains throughout South Texas in the days before the flood, relatively little rain fell in Cuero. Upriver, however, there was a different story.

In New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin and the Austin-San Antonio corridor, up to 22 inches of rain fell - much of it draining into the Guadalupe River.
 

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

Wed
27
May

Trustees accept Umholtz resignation

The Yorktown school board trustees deliberated quickly and efficiently on Monday, May 18. There were several important agenda items to discuss, including the resignation of superintendent Alan Umholtz.

He stated in a letter, “This was a tough decision to make as I have really enjoyed working here and working with you. I have accepted a position as superintendent with Midway Independent School District, an opportunity to be closer to my family and relatives.”

The meeting began with a second grade teacher, Frances Macomber, giving remarks on how low salary and cost of living are preventing teachers from remaining in the school district.

She stated, “If I leave, there will now be six elementary teachers leaving (after this school year).”

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

Tue
26
May

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for Hardwick and Lindsay, PLLC, Attorneys at Law

 

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 26, for Hardwick and Lindsay, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. The office is at 208 N. Esplanade. Shown cutting the ribbon is Dina Filley Hardwick. Hardwick earned her law license from the Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2005. Her experience includes the Filley Law Firm, Texas Department of Criminal Justice State Counsel for Offenders and the Montgomery County Probate Court.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
26
May

Man saved from high waters on 12th Street this morning

 

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