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Tue
04
Aug

CDC meeting

The Cuero Development Corporation will host August Community Leader’s Meeting on Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the city council chambers, 201 E. Main. Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D., Research Director for the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio will be the speaker. Dr. Tunstall is the leading researcher for the Eagle Ford Shale in Dewitt County. RSVP to ssolis@cityofcuero.com. Call the CDC at 361-275-8178 for more info.
 
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Tue
04
Aug

City council discusses airport

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero City Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 28 with key topics including seven resolutions, the airport, a sales tax audit, improvements to the Friar Ag Building and discussion on the proposed 2015-2016 budget.
 
Public comments were made by John Hamilton, Mike Cavanaugh, Clete Ernster, Bill Blackwell and Chief of Police, Jay Lewis.
 
Hamilton focused on the Doll House, while Cavanaugh, Ernster and Blackwell talked about the importance of having an airport in Cuero. Chief Lewis presented new police officer, William Whitfield, from Victoria who will be a school resource officer.
 
Council members approved to have City Manager Raymie Zella and City Attorney James Crain research deeds regarding the airport before making any further decisions on how to move forward with it.
 
Tue
04
Aug

Holy Cross plans anniversary, festival on Sept. 13

Holy Cross Catholic Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at this year’s festival on Sept. 13. Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the church. The meal will feature beef shoulder clod and Holy Cross famous sausage. Dine in and plates to go are $10. Children 12 and under will be $5.
 
DJ Val Mungia and Rusty Steins Polka Band will provide musical entertainment with favorite polkas, waltzes and classic country music.
 
The country store will open and a cake walk will begin at 11 a.m. Children’s games will also begin at 11, which include: bounce houses, Ziggy the Clown and Oboe the Hobo Clown will be there for face painting, balloon animals, juggling and magic tricks.
 
Tue
04
Aug

Mineral values slide $1 billion from last year

By Glenn Rea
Yorktown News-View
 
Governmental number crunchers throughout DeWitt County received appraised value totals recently from DeWitt County Appraisal District.
 
Those values are used to determine tax revenue the taxing entities will have for their new budgets.
 
Eagle Ford Shale continues to have its impact on almost every taxing entity.
 
Just over half of the taxing bodies in this county saw there appraised values drop this year. For many it was the first time the values have gone backward since the drilling in Eagle Ford Shale began.
 
What that means is when it comes time for many of these government bodies to set a tax rate, their options will more limited.
 
Tue
04
Aug

Gobbler Band 'back into the swing of things'

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero Gobbler summer band was in session last week with 75-plus members on the roster including 30 freshmen. This fall, the band will perform “Bushido – Way of the Warrior,” as their halftime show with the first section being presented week one of football season.
 
Director of Bands, Rick Varela said, “We’re getting back into the swing of things.”
 
The week before, color guard and drum line had their camp, which included sixth through 12th graders. Focus is currently on fundamentals, but the Gobbler band is moving at a great pace.
 
“Percussion has already learned the first movement of the show, working on the second and getting ready for the third,” Varela said.
 
Along with learning quickly has come an attitude shift for the entire program, too.
 
Tue
04
Aug

Hudgeons family visits Europe

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Stonehenge, Harry Potter, the Eiffel Tower and The Last Supper are an interesting combination. What do they have in common? They were all part of the Hudgeons family European vacation.
 
The Hudgeons family has been taking trips each summer since their daughters, Claire and Victoria, were kids. Now, Claire and Victoria are both out of college, and summer trips with the whole family may be a little harder to come by.
 
Claire, like her parents John and Jennifer, is a teacher at Cuero ISD, and Victoria graduated from Texas State University this past May. Victora has aspirations of becoming a writer, so she may not have summers off like the teachers in her family, making this trip to Europe all the more meaningful.
 
This tour of Europe added to the already substantial amount of traveling the family has done.
 
Tue
04
Aug

Wild about cheer

Yorktown Cheer Camp was held last week, “Wild About Cheer’, with Wildcat varsity leaders Hallei Welhmann and Paige Nance and junior high leaders Katie Hughes and Brittan Allman. Shown here are 7-8 year old Cheeky Monkeys, from front to back, left side, Sydnie Kruger, Rayvan Garza, Mallory Soliz; right side, Brylee Clayton, Chesney Kaiser, Brycen Allman and Alisha Reyes.
 
Photo by Ebony Tobar/Yorktown News-View
 
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Tue
04
Aug

Noster retires from Citizens Bank

Judy Noster is embarking on another stage of life, retirement. Judy will be greatly missed by all Citizens Bank employees and all her wonderful customers. 
 
Judy began her banking career in August 1999 with Citizens Bank as a note teller and has worked in this capacity for 16 years. Judy has enjoyed working with the public, and she has developed a deep appreciation and respect for each of her customers.  
 
When asked about future plans, Judy replied, “I want to spend more time with my family, especially my husband, grandchildren and mother.”
 
Judy is married to Jim Noster and together they have three children: Michael Noster who lives in Crosby, Heather Styra who lives in Nordheim and Shannon Saunders who lives in Yorktown. Together, Jim and Judy have five grandchildren and they look forward to having more time to spend with them.
 
Tue
28
Jul

Carl Krug chosen as lone finalist in supt. search

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
After several special called meetings and late hours of discussion, the Yorktown Independent School District have named their superintendent finalist.
 
Carl Krug, of Hale Center, has served as Hale Center ISD superintendent since June 2012. Krug was announced as the lone finalist during the Yorktown ISD regular scheduled board meeting on July 20. Krug received an unanimous vote 7-0.
 
Krug and the board of trustees must wait 21 days before the contract can be finalized. 
 
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Tue
28
Jul

Edwards chosen new YES principal

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
Born and raised in Sinton, Pamela Edwards, the new Yorktown Elementary School principal, hopes to find a home in Yorktown and raise little wildcats.
 
Edwards received her bachelors and masters at Texas A&M Corpus Christi but not in succession.
 
“After I received my bachelors degree in 2005 I went back to Sinton to teach at my Hometown. It was not until four to fives years later that I knew I wanted to be a principal,” said Edwards.
 
After six years of teaching in Sinton, Edwards moved to Yoakum and taught in Meyersville while finishing her master’s degree in administration educational leadership in 2012. After nine years of teaching Kindergarten and first grade she feels ready to move into the next chapter in her life.
 

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