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Tue
10
Feb

Wendy Bishop is county's 1st 4-H agent

Wendy Bishop began participating in 4-H when she was third grade, showing heifers, steers and turkeys. After she graduated from high school, she continued to be involved in 4-H through volunteering in college. Now she has children involved in the program. With her vast experience, Bishop said she’s eager to to put her skills to good use.
 
Bishop was hired last month as the 4-H Youth and Development coordinator of DeWitt County.
 
After receiving the endowment made in honor of Tille and J.E. Mudd of Yoakum, the DeWitt County Extension Office was able to hire a full-time 4-H agent. 
 
As coordinator, Bishop manages the the county’s 4-H programs which total 239 members. She meets with the club’s council members every other month.
 
Tue
10
Feb

Court looks at lowering speed limits in rural areas

DeWitt County commissioners agreed to reduce speed limits on a rural stretch of roads at their meeting Monday. They also approved a resolution asking for online voter registration.

There was a public hearing concerning request to lower the speed limit on Vasbinder Road in Precinct 3. Located between Yorktown and Nordheim, the court approved lowering the speed limit to 30 mph.

Larry Vasbinder, a resident near the road, said because much of the road is covered in dirt, when the trucks and pickups speed through the area, they stir-up a cloud of dust that makes it dangerous to see traffic.

He said the dust is a problem for residents and crops.
 

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Tue
10
Feb

Filing underway for area city, school elections

Four members of Yorktown City Council will face election on May 9th. Filing is underway now at city hall and will end on Feb. 27.

Facing election this year will be Mayor Rene Hernandez and Councilmembers Blaine Denbo, Shawna Lamprecht and Jerry Alvarez.

These positions are elected at-large.

Three positions on the Nordheim ISD board of trustees will face election on May 9. Filing is underway at the school administration office through Feb. 27.

Those facing election are John Green, Pam Remmers, and Janice Brown.

These positions are elected at-large.

Three places on the Nordheim City Council are facing election on May 9th. Filing is underway now at Nordheim City Hall and will end on Feb. 27,

The seats facing election, all at-large, include Mayor Katherine Payne and Councilmembers Larry Baucum  and Roberta Hale. All three have filed for re-election.

Fri
06
Feb

Will falling oil prices affect DeWitt cities, businesses

With oil prices falling motorist could not be more pleased as they benefit from lower prices at the fuel pump. But businesses that have benefited, while the price of oil was high, may be re-evaluating how they do business.

Not only will it have an impact on private businesses but also government agencies such as county and cities that depend on the tax revenue to maintain roads and operations.

According to a study released by financial site MoneyRates.com, some states will feel the falling price of oil more than others. The five states that will have the greatest impact are North Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The study stated that these states will lose anywhere from $1.38 to $11 billion. The greater impact still lies in how it will affect the workforce due to the percentage of those employed by the oil industry.

How will Texas be impacted, particularly in DeWitt County?

Fri
06
Feb

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Holiday Inn Express and Suites

 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 5 for the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 3371 N. Esplanade. Tours followed the ceremony and catered refreshments were served. The Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted the ceremony. The hotel is owned by Avalon Management Group of Sugar Land. Shown cutting the ribbon is Anil Verma, CEO and president.  
 
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Thu
05
Feb

Wholesale gasoline spike elevates retail prices coast to coast

 

Tue
03
Feb

Driver cited after wreck sends 1 to hospital

 

Emergency personnel responded to a wreck on U.S. Highway 87 on Jan. 29. According to Department of Public Safety trooper Mike Cantu, the truck tractor pull onto the highway from Boldt Road in heavy fog. The driver of the black car was traveling north on U.S. Highway 87. The car struck the truck tractor. The driver of the car was transported to Cuero Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was cited for turning when unsafe.
 
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Tue
03
Feb

Fire department asks public for info

 

Tue
03
Feb

The Mystery of Monk: Cuero native revisits case from 1905

 

Tue
03
Feb

3 city leaders react to oil prices

 

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