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Tue
06
Aug

3 places up for election on Pecan Valley board

 

Pecan Valley Groundwater Conservation District announces three places on the board of directors up for election in November 2013. Positions representing commissioner’s Pct. 2, Pct. 4, and at-large are set to expire. 
 
Qualified candidates for the at-large position must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of DeWitt County, and a registered voter in DeWitt County. 
 
Qualified candidates for a county commissioner’s precinct position must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of that precinct, and a registered voter in that precinct.
 
Filing deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the district’s office on 107 N. Gonzales in Cuero. For more info, call 361-275-8188.
 
Tue
06
Aug

Pioneer donates $2,500 to Turkeyfest race team

Pioneer Natural Resources contributed $2,500 to sponsor the 2013 Turkeyfest Race Team. Shown from left, handler Clint Clark; Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources senior public affairs specialist; Ward Belanger, Pioneer Natural Resources senior operations manager South Texas asset team; Ruby Begonia;  Clayton Lantz; Joe Delmonico, Pioneer Natural Resources operations superintendent South Texas asset team; and handler Mary Beth Finney.

Tue
06
Aug

Yoakum Community Hospital named to Becker's list

 

Yoakum Community Hospital in Yoakum, was among the “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2013 named recently by Becker’s Hospital Review. This list recognizes community hospitals dedicated to high-quality care and service to the community.
 
“At Yoakum Community Hospital, patients are our top priority,” said Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital. “We focus every day on serving neighbors in Yoakum and the surrounding area, as we have for over 90 years. I congratulate our leadership, physicians and entire staff for working together to serve the community.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
06
Aug

County wants to hold tax at current level

 

DeWitt County Commissioners Court had their first look at what the property tax rate may be for the new budget year at a meeting Monday morning.
 
Dramatic increases in the mineral values from Eagle Ford Shale discovery and production continues to drive total values upward. The newest numbers indicate total taxable values will be about $5.5 billion. That is up over $3 billion from the current budget year.
 
As County Judge Daryl Fowler explained to court members, this year oil and gas values provided 72% of the county’s tax revenue. In the coming year, it will provide 87%. He said that is almost 9¢ of every tax dollar received.
 
Read more in the issue of Cuero Record or Yorktown News-View dated 8-7-13
 
Tue
06
Aug

New word search book announced

 

Elie Corpus, founder of Elie’s Spiritual Treasures, announces the upcoming release of her newest book, “Lectionary for Mass for Year C.” Elie has always enjoyed reading Bible stories and doing word search puzzles. Now she has combined the two and brings you a new and exciting way to interactively read the Bible. The new books are scheduled to be released Aug. 25. Visit Elie on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EliesSpiritualTreasures. Elie may be reached at 361-894-7274.
Tue
06
Aug

Otto Metting 20th reunion

 

Fri
02
Aug

July BOM announced

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce named Stewart Title the July Business of the Month. Stewart Title was chosen because of their contributions given to the community through donations to various organizations and the overall benefit of the growth of the community through services they provide.

Thu
01
Aug

Chamber fundraiser tickets available

 

Tickets to participate in the Cuero Chamber of Commerce Texas Hold ‘Em and Wine Run fundraisers are available for purchase. The event is Saturday, Aug. 24. Tickets may be purchased from any chamber director or at the chamber office. Tickets may also be purchased with credit card payment through the chamber’s website: www.Cuero.org. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the main event begins at 1 p.m.  There will be live and silent auctions, a gun raffle, and games and food at the event. Each wine run participant will receive a free wine run tote and an official wine run tasting glass. For more info, call the chamber, 275-2112.
Thu
01
Aug

Cuero PD respond to shots fired on First Street

Cuero Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 6:14 a.m. today.

Upon arriving at the 500 block of First Street, officers found nine spent shell casings on the street.  Officers also found what appeared to be bullet holes on a vehicle parked in a driveway in the area. Occupants of the residence told police they heard shots fired. Two bullets struck the house. No one was injured.
 
A resident who lives close to the scene told police a man was seen running from the area around the time of the shots. A description of the man has not been released by the Cuero PD, due to ongoing investigation.
 
Wed
31
Jul

Fire destroys home outside Cuero

The Cuero Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6621 Hwy. 87 S. at approximately 4 p.m. July 30. The two story home, which housed seven people, was destroyed. Homeowners were Maria and Arnulfo Saenz. Living with them were their adult children, son Raul Saenz and daughter Alejandra Zaiontz. Alejandra’s husband John Zaiontz and their son, John Zaiontz, also resided at the home.  Alejandra and John’s son will be a second grader at Hunt Elementary School in Cuero. A friend of the family, Ruby Francis, of Port Lavaca, also lived at home. Also assisting at the scene were  the Yoakum, Nursery and Victoria fire departments. No one was injured. Red Cross temporarily housed the family at the Victory Inn in Victoria for three days.  The home was not insured and the family is looking for a mobile home to park on their land. Alejandra may be contacted at 361-243-0028. 

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