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Thu
14
Aug

CDC deliberates sale of building

The Cuero Development Corporation held a regular meeting on July 21. With a full agenda the public was primarily interested in the deliberation of the sale of 11.89 acre tract of land close to Pebble Ridge Estates and the sale of a 35,000 square foot building and the land of 3.948 acres it sits on.
 
Lillian Smith, vice president of Turnquist Partners Realtors and realtor agent for Geo Southern Holding said, “[Geo Southern Holding] is extremely interested. We presented to the board (via email on July 21) an offer of $675,000. That is $450,000 for the building and $225,000 for the land.”
 
During a special CDC meeting held on July 7, a motion was made by Shay Iacoponelli, seconded by Richard Weber, to accept an offer from Geo Southern Holding, contingent on earnest money, a contract for the 35,000 square foot building and property for $625,000. The board voted unanimously for it.
 
Thu
14
Aug

County looks at holding tax rate

Although about a month remains before DeWitt County Commissioners Court adopts its tax rate and budget for the new budget year, the court is previewing what it will do.
 
In meetings last week and Monday, the court showed what the county can expect in tax revenue and estimated what the tax rate will be.
 
Preliminary discussions indicate the county will keep the same tax rate it has used for this year.
 
Reviewing the process at last week’s meeting, County Judge Daryl Fowler said the net taxable values in this county continues to grow. He said in 2013 the net values totalled $5.5 billion and the current year’s total is $7.1 billion, an increase of $1.6 billion.
 
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Thu
14
Aug

Burn ban, budget plans top county discussions

 

Budget talks continue for the county and there was no action on a burn ban at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.
 
Although the heat index continues to rise, commissioners delayed taking any action on a rural burn ban. Each indicated there has not been any requests from residents or fire departments to adopt a burn ban at this time.
 
With about a month remaining before the county adopts its new budget, the court heard more discussions on the proposed document.
 
Sheriff Jode Zavesky reported his office continues to lose deputies and jailers. He said an informal survey of area counties indicates some are paying signing bonuses and/or stipends.
 
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Thu
14
Aug

CCH adds 2 hospitalists to physician staff

 

Thu
14
Aug

Substitute teacher training scheduled Aug. 25

 

Thu
14
Aug

Senior photos scheduled Aug. 22, 23

Cuero High School senior pictures will be taken Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23 in the Gobbler Getaway. A schedule of available time slots with the photographer is available in the high school office. Students should call the high school office at 275-1900 to select their picture time. Pictures will not be taken if a student is out of dress code.

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Thu
14
Aug

Burglary info sought

 

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on two suspects involved in the burglary of Meyersville Country Club between 10-11 a.m. on Aug. 7.
 
The two men, in their early to late 20’s, were seen taking several cases of beer. They were seen leaving in a newer model white extended cab truck, possibly a Dodge or Toyota.
 
Contact the sheriff’s office at 361-275-5734 if you can assist.
Wed
13
Aug

Gypsy MC International to sponsor school supply drive Saturday

 

The Cuero Chapter of Gypsy MC International will sponsor a school supply drive Saturday, Aug. 16 at Monster Burger Grill. The first bike will go out at 10 a.m. Cost of entry is $20 per ride or $10 per rider with a donation of school supplies. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cuero ISD. Items donated should be unused and unopened. Call 361-275-0328 or 361-218-4314 for more info.
 
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Thu
07
Aug

Cuero ISD Fish Camp scheduled Tuesday

The Cuero ISD annual “Fish Camp” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
 
The opening and welcome will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cuero High School cafeteria. Breakout sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at noon for a lunch provided by Cuero ISD. Group pictures and contests will be from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by distribution of door prizes and contest winners. A mock graduation will take place at 2:30 p.m. and will be completed by 3:30 p.m. 
 
A freshman parent meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria.
 
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Thu
07
Aug

City owes LCRA almost $1M, energy bills will increase

 

A report from city manager Raymie Zella indicated that Cuero residents will see an increase in their energy bill. Beginning this month, residents will notice the bills about $3.75 higher than usual, perhaps for the next two years.
 
The City of Cuero owes LCRA $949,006. Together, all 36 of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers owe LCRA $60 million. LCRA’s largest customer, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, owes $25 million. The City of Cuero is on a payment schedule in which it pays almost $40,000 to LCRA each month for two years.
 
Zella delivered the report to the city council at the regular July 22 meeting.
 

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