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Tue
23
Dec

Over 260 scenes at Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park runs through Jan. 1, 2015. The self-guided tour is open from 6-10 p.m very night, regardless of weather. This year there are over 260 scenes, many animated, with over 250 snowflakes in the trees. New scenes include reindeer in a stable, a dancing tree, and elves playing musical instruments and singing.
 
Hot Chocolate Nights are Thursdays in December (except Christmas night) from 7-9 p.m. Cuero merchants are open Thursdays until 8 p.m. (except Christmas night). Step on guide motorcoaches are welcome. There is no charge; however, donations are appreciated and will be collected at Santa’s House near the end of the tour. 
 
Tue
23
Dec

Cuero ISD announces changes to bus routes

 

Cuero ISD is making upgrades and replacing older buses with new buses. Due to these upgrades, the district is making changes to some bus route numbers and bus numbers.
 
Effective Jan. 6, 2015, the following changes will take place: bus route 12 changed to bus route 29; bus route 14 changed to bus route 33; bus route 21 changed to bus route 32; bus route 22 changed to bus route 27; bus route 23 changed to bus route 28; bus route 27 changed to bus route 30; bus route 28 changed to bus route 34; and bus route 29 changed to bus route 36.
 
Notices have been sent home with the students whose bus numbers and route numbers will be changed. These changes can also be found on the district website at www.cueroisd.org and the district Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/cueroisd. Call 361-275-1900 for more info.
Tue
23
Dec

Wehlmann donates $250 to Deputy Santa

W-2 Liquor in Cuero (owner, Steve Wehlmann, constable, pct. 2) donated $150 to DeWitt County Deputy Santa. Additionally, Wehlmann and his wife Jane donated $100 to the program. Wehlmann is shown presenting the two checks to Deputy Santa coordinator Kim Jalufka. The Cuero Record

Tue
23
Dec

Holiday event brings visitors to town's center

 

Tue
23
Dec

Coppedge donates items to museum

 

Dr. John Ronald Coppedge, retired general surgeon in Longview, donated several items to the new Pharmacy and Medical Museum on Main Street in Cuero. One of the items that was special to him was a surgical text that belonged to his great grandfather, Dr. Oliver DeWitt Coppedge, who practiced and lived in Cuero starting in the 1840s. The textbook “Principles and Practice of Modern Surgery” by Robert Druitt, was copyright in 1853. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of The Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to The Record.
Tue
23
Dec

CASA volunteers needed for new year

 

Last year in Texas, 47,508 children were living in the foster care system and only half of these children had a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers are trained to help children in foster care through this difficult time. This year 97 CASA volunteers, men and women, from the Golden Crescent communities assisted 435 children navigate the foster care system and establish connections with distant siblings, and they secured permanent homes for over 100 children where they will spend the holidays, every year, with people who care about them.
 
This coming New Year, consider making a resolution to make a difference in a child’s life and become a CASA volunteer. Volunteer training sessions will be held in January. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.goldencrescentcasa.org or call 361-573-3734.
 
Tue
23
Dec

Enhancements planned

The Yorktown Economic Development Corporation held a public hearing on Dec. 16 at the City Hall. The hearing was on the proposal to renovate the building that was purchased early in 2014. Yorktown EDC, along with the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Yorktown Western Days Association have resided in that building for the past several years. Tammy Bitterly, the executive director of the Yorktown EDC presided over the hearing. No one appeared for comment.

The plans include two additional office spaces, updated restroom facilities and a kitchen. Improvements include provisions to make it energy efficient and install an HVAC system.

Bitterly said, “These modern conveniences are intended to make the building more suitable for community activities, educational opportunities and provide additional office space.”

The building was owned by the Koopman family and was originally a showroom and mechanic shop for Ford products and services.
 

Tue
23
Dec

Trustees hear favorable audit

The Yorktown School District is sitting very well financially, perhaps the best it has ever had.

Yorktown Independent School District trustees held their regular meeting on Dec. 18. The first item of business was the financial audit report given by Cameron L. Gulley, certified public accountant of Eastland.

The audit showed the district saw $28.3 million in revenues in the last school year. Almost $400,000 of that was from state sources and about $375,000 was from federal sources.

Total expenses during that year was $17.5 million. The district spent almost $2.6 million on instruction and $535,000 on maintenance and operations. General administration totalled about $319,000 and extracurricular activities was $277,000. Food services cost $254,000 and student transportation was $222,000.
 

Read more in this week's edition of the News-View. Call 361-564-2242 to subscribe to the News-View.

Tue
16
Dec

Vets take on fog with Holiday Kayaking

A heavy fog did not stop adventurists from kayak fishing on the Guadalupe River at State Highway 72.

 Q-Rare-O Market and Heroes on the Water hosted a Holiday Kayak Fishing Outing on Dec. 13 inviting the community to join veterans for a morning of fun, fishing and paddling but more so, to thank the veterans for their service.

Just over a two dozen participants started early with all the gear to catch bass from the river but that would not have been so easy if it had not been for the preparations before hand.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach had his crew out to provide a good clearing for people to bring their kayaks. Not long after Terry Brown, pastor of Fresh Start Fellowship, came with his bobcat tractor to widen the path and lay mulch to make it a little easier to walk on.
 

Read more in this week’s editions of The Record or the News-View. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to The Record or the News-View.

Fri
12
Dec

Choir takes stage at Christmas in Downtown

The second annual Christmas in Downtown event, hosted by Cuero Main Street, kicked off yesterday. The Hunt Elementary School Singers, shown, took the entertainment stage at 6:30 p.m.

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