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Fri
15
Aug

Swimming pool hours

Lifeguard Ruby Boone teaches Emoni Cooper during public swimming lessons at the Cuero Municipal Pool on July 9. The pool is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays and open from noon to 7 p.m Tuesday through Saturday. The pool is closed on Mondays for maintenance. Admission to the pool is $2. The pool will close Sept. 2. Call the Parks Department at 361-275-0000 or the pool office at 361-275-6254 for more info.

Fri
15
Aug

35 children attend CTHM Cowboy Camp

 

Smoke filled the air behind the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. After abandoning the beans on their plates that were not quite cooked, the children sat in a half-circle. Following Matt Thigpen’s lead, the children shook their music makers and sang. Nearby, children posed for photos on a longhorn.
 
Thirty five participants traveled back in time last week to participate in the fourth annual Cowboy Camp at the museum.
 
Among other activities, participants learned to rope, tie knots and tool leather. 
 
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Fri
15
Aug

Boys & Girls Club offers volunteer training Monday

 

Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County is offering volunteer training at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Boys & Girls Club building at 1310 E. Courthouse St. in Cuero. All volunteers wishing to work with club members must attend training and complete a criminal background check.
 
For more information call 361-524-0005.
 
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Thu
14
Aug

Collection bins at TDECU for school supplies donations

 

The community is invited to donate school supplies to help area school children during the TDECU Back-to-School Supply Drive. Special collection bins will be set-up at all TDECU branch locations, Aug. 1-16.
 
The supplies will later be donated to elementary school children in the areas where the supplies are collected. TDECU hosts the Back-to-School Supply Drive annually to ensure area children get a successful start to the new school year.
 
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Thu
14
Aug

New school construction planned at The Quarry

 

It appears Cuero ISD has decided to build a new Hunt Elementary School in The Quarry, a housing development located behind Cuero Jr. High and Intermediate schools.
 
Residents of The Quarry were invited to an informational meeting with school officials last week where the design and location of the new school were discussed.
 
The new school would be located on 14 acres in the southwest corner of the development and would replace the current Hunt Elementary located on North Hunt St.
 
Construction for this new school will not begin until 2015 and it should be open in time for the 2016-17 school year.
 
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Thu
14
Aug

Stevenson Unit plans fundraiser for American Cancer Society

 

Thu
14
Aug

Business owners asked to help keep city clean

 

According to City of Cuero building official Robert Stoddard, business owners are asked to make sure the trash on their property is picked up.
 
“If a customer walks outside with a bag and throws the bag on the ground, once the bag is on the ground, it becomes the responsibility of the business,” Stoddard said.
 
Trash is a problem, Stoddard said, because it blows into the streets and onto other properties.
 
“A recent example — we found trash from a restaurant blow four blocks away onto someone’s yard,” Stoddard said. “We want [business owners] to work with the city to create a cleaner Cuero.”
 
The city offers several methods of collection services. For more info, contact environmental waste superintendent Cheryl Merzbacher at 361-275-6266.
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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