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Fri
24
Jan

January BOM announced

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce has selected Cuero Gifts & Boutique as the January Business of the Month. Shown is past chamber president Natalie Carson along with chamber board members presenting co-owner Kathleen Villa the Business of the Month certificate. Also present were employees Brandy Cole and Tina Solis. Not pictured is owner Janie Villa. Contributed photo.

Thu
23
Jan

Chamber announces award recipients at banquet

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Center hosted the membership social and awards presentation Jan. 15 at The Venue on Church Street. 
 
The Larry Carter Community Service Award was presented to Brenda Martin. 
 
Robert Oliver, chairman of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, was the recipient of the Agricultural Achievement Award.
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative was named the 2013 Business of the Year. Wayne Hillman, GVEC DeWitt district representative, and Gerri Lawing, GVEC economic development coordinator, accepted the award.
 
Hunter Fales, Sammy Rojas and Jennifer Sturm were nominated for the Citizen of Tomorrow Award. Rojas was named the recipient of the award.
 
Keith Goebel was recognized for his help and guidance organizing the World Series of Cuero fundraiser.
 
Wed
22
Jan

Stolen property from church burglary recovered

 

Stolen property from the First Baptist Church of Westhoff has been recovered. The church, on U.S. Highway 87, was broken into on Christmas Eve last year. Items missing from the church included a laptop computer and documents pertaining to the church’s history.
 
Information about the burglary led investigators from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s office to an Oregon man who was living in the area. The investigation revealed the suspect was wanted in Nevada on several outstanding drug-related warrants. He is awaiting extradition back to Nevada.
 
The investigation was led by Sgt. Carl Bowen.
 
Due to continuing investigation into other possible crimes, the sheriff’s office is not releasing the suspect’s name at this time.
Tue
21
Jan

Former Gobblers teach more than football skills

 

Many high school athletes dream of playing sports in  college or becoming an NFL, NBA, or MLB player. However the odds of a high-school football player making it to the pros are about 6000 to 1. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website, the odds for a high school basketball player are 10,000-1. But more alarming are the stats for athletes who go to  a Division I college. Only 33 percent of male basketball players and 37.5 percent of football players graduated within five years, according to the Knoght Foundation Commission. 
 
Quincey Whittington and Tre Gray understand those odds through their own experience.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe today.
 
Tue
21
Jan

POW experience in exhibit

 

Cuero Daily Record managing editor Ken Towery was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in 1955. 
 
But he earned his reputation much earlier in life. 
 
In his book, The Chow Dipper, published in 1994, Towery recounts how as a World War II POW in Corregidor, he was chosen to dip the meager amounts of food made available fellow prisoners. His bowl was available to anyone who felt he had given them less than he got.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record. Call 361-275-3464.
Tue
21
Jan

2 Cuero ISD trustees recognized

Two Cuero ISD trustees were recognized at the Jan. 16 Cuero ISD board of trustees meeting. Johnny Blackwell, center, was recognized for five years of service and B.J. Drehr, right, was recognized for 10 years of service. Supt. Jim Haley, left, presented Blackwell and Drehr with plaques. Contributed photo.

Tue
21
Jan

Pet Adoptions of Cuero meeting Jan. 30

 

Members, friends and newcomers are invited to the annual meeting of Pet Adoptions of Cuero. The meeting will be held in the Trust Texas Community Room at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 The board will present results of last year’s efforts, both in spay and neutering of hundreds of Cuero animals, as well as a successful year with adoptions and relocations of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.
 
The featured guest speaker will be Sally Kuecker, executive director of the Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center in Victoria. She will be sharing the benefits of volunteering, fostering and adopting a shelter pet. Sally has over 25 years experience in animal care and loves to share her educational vision and public awareness of good animal care and pet “parenthood.” 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to the Record today.
Tue
21
Jan

CAC board seeks 1 member for DeWitt County

 

One at-large position in DeWitt County is open on the Community Action Committee Board. The Community Action Committee of Victoria administers funds for weatherization, neighborhood services and the family outreach program to an 11 county service area out of the Victoria office.
 
Those interested in serving on the board should contact Vicki Smith by Jan. 30 at 361-578-2989 or 1-800-365-7712.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
 
Tue
21
Jan

CASA volunteer training scheduled Feb. 6

CASA volunteer orientation is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 in DeWitt County. 
 
More than 24,000 children in the Texas foster care system need caring adults to look out for them. They need a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer to help get through the foster care system as quickly as possible and into loving homes where all their needs are met and their dreams can flourish.
 
Last year, 47,508 abused and neglected children were in the Texas foster care system. They were separated from their families, siblings, friends and other loved ones, and often placed in unfamiliar setting far away from their homes. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to the Record.
 
Tue
21
Jan

Domino tournament Sunday in Hallettsville

 

The 62nd Texas State Championship Domino tournament will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9 a.m.
 
A barbecue chicken dinner will be served at the hall. Plates to go will be available. Short orders and refreshments will be served during the tournament.
 
For more info, call Ken Henneke at 361-798-5934.

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