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Tue
27
Jan

Former Cuero reporter Towery inducted into hall of fame

A part of The Cuero Record nameplate for over 50 years, the words ‘Pulitzer Prize 1955’ added another chapter Friday evening.
 
Texas Newspaper Foundation recognized Record reporter Roland ‘Ken’ Towery as its newest inductee into its  Hall of Fame.
 
The ceremonies were held at the Texas Press Association conference held in Galveston on Jan. 23. 
 
Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson of Austin gave the introduction for Towery’s award. Towery’s daughter Alice Gilroy of Austin accepted the award on behalf of her father who turned 92 Sunday.
 
Texas Newspaper Foundation created the hall of fame in 2006 to induct annually up to four individuals credited with outstanding achievements and contributions to the newspaper industry and to their communities.
 
Tue
27
Jan

Cuero Veterinary Clinic chosen as BOQ

 

Cuero Veterinary Clinic, at 367 U.S. Highway 183, have been selected as the Cuero Chamber of Commerce Business of the Quarter. Cuero Veterinary Clinic has been an active supporter of the community and of the Chamber of Commerce since they opened in 2012. The clinic is owned by Dr. Koby Reitz.
 
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Tue
27
Jan

Zion Lutheran Church donates to Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County

 

Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville raised $1,105 through a dinner theatre at the church in December and a $950 matching grant from Thrivent Financial through its Care Abounds in Communities program. The Rev. Barbara Beale of Zion Lutheran Church presented checks totaling $2,055 to the Rev. Kelvin Washington, chief personnel officer of the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County. 
 
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Tue
27
Jan

Anti-bullying books purchased for Cuero ISD

In keeping with the positive culture of Pioneer Natural Resources, a contribution was recently made to furnish about 80 sets of the The Principle Gang books for some classrooms in Cuero ISD. These anti-bullying books were written by Dan Dugi Jr., M.D., and Bli Marston Dugi, MPA-C.

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Tue
27
Jan

Commissioners appoint Phelps as constable

 

DeWitt County has a new Precinct 1 constable. Kelly Phelps, 41, was appointed Monday to fill a vacancy in that position through Dec. 31, 2016.
 
Commissioners Court interviewed Phelps at Monday’s meeting before approving his appointment. 
 
A resident of Cuero for the past 18 months, Phelps has been the director of public services at Victoria College overseeing the police and fire academy’s at the college for the past four years.
 
He has been a police officer since 1999 and has previously been a firemen in Victoria and Seguin.
 
Phelps will complete the current term and will face election in 2016. Gene Davis of Cuero submitted his resignation as constable last October.
 
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Tue
27
Jan

Salas sentenced to life following assault

 

A DeWitt County jury deliberated for a little over 30 minutes on Wednesday, Jan. 22, before sentencing Jose Barbontin Salas, 60, of Cuero to life in the penitentiary.
 
Salas was charged with fleeing from police officers in a vehicle and was a habitual felon.
 
In the punishment trial, the state offered evidence that Salas had been convicted of seven felonies previously and had been to the penitentiary on at least four separate occasions. He was on parole at the time he fled from the peace officer.
District Attorney Michael Sheppard offered evidence in the trial that Salas fled from the officer because he was trying to escape after having assaulted a former girlfriend and threatened to kill her with a knife. 
 
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Tue
27
Jan

Horton, Wagner named to TAMUK dean's list

 

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has released the names of the students who made the president’s list, dean’s list and honor roll for the fall 2014 semester.
 
Kamry Latrice Horton and Michelle Elizabeth Wagner, both of Cuero, were named to the dean’s list.
 
To make the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.65 on all work attempted for the semester with a minimum of 13 semester hours completed.
 
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Tue
27
Jan

Westhoff asks for traffic reroute

 

Tue
27
Jan

Moczygemba YHS teacher of the year

Yorktown High School teacher Shirley Moczygemba was a homebody and cried every time she had to go to school. Mind you, she only went to school one day a week during cotton picking season.

“I played school when I was little but I did not want to go to school. I went to school on Thursday and one of my brothers went to pick up our homework. I was the middle child of five. [My parents made sure] that we did our homework,” Moczygemba said.

That soon changed after her first grade teacher, Mrs. Simpson, gave her the love of learning and a desire, later on, to give others that same love.

Moczygemba said, “Mrs. Simpson gave me the feeling that school could be my second home.”
 

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Fri
23
Jan

City council to meet Tuesday

 

The regular monthly City Council meeting for January is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 212 E. Main St. in the City Council Chamber.
 
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