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Tue
01
Apr

Lion's Club honor Hobbs

Gay Hobbs, owner of Schwab’s Gun Shop in Yorktown, was recently honored with a plaque of appreciation from the Yorktown Lions Club. Hobbs was presented the plaque at the annual Yorktown Chamber Banquet on behalf of the Yorktown Lions Club in appreciation for her help and support of the club’s annual gun raffle.  Hobbs has supported the endeavor of the club for the past few years. Contributed Photo

Tue
01
Apr

Unusual animal found on Ratcliffe Road

 

Last week Arnold “Bubba” Stock saw something unusual feeding near his deer feeder on Ratcliffe Road.
 
Steve Stockman, son of Bubba and Jackie Stockman, said, “[Dad] told me he was going to try to trap it and he did. I have never seen anything like it.”
 
Texas Parks & Wildlife DeWitt County game warden Mike Hoffman said, “It is a good as an example of what a chupacabra looks like [as what has been described by those who say they have seen a chupacabra] except it is smaller.”
 
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Thu
27
Mar

Out of the Box by Elaine ribbon cutting held March 26

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Out of the Box by Elaine March 26 at the Chamber of Commerce office. Owner Elaine Tate is a promotional products and party and special event planner. Cuero Record photo.

Wed
26
Mar

CTHM appoints new executive director

The Board of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum has announced the appointment of Cory Boemer as executive director of its institution. The move is an innovative effort to merge Boemer’s strong business leadership skills and knowledge of the arts to take the organization to the next level. The appointment follows an extensive, comprehensive search of highly qualified candidates.

Tue
25
Mar

Possible elementary school site has some upset

 

Voters agreed last year to spend a little over $33 million on two new elementary schools for Cuero ISD. But it is going to take a little longer than was expected.
 
About a month ago, CISD trustees began looking at a location in a new housing subdivision, The Quarry, for one of those elementary schools. This subdivision is located adjacent to and behind Cuero Junior High and Cuero Intermediate schools.
 
However, residents in that subdivision strongly disagree with the idea of an elementary school in their neighborhood.
At Thursday’s school board meeting, four couples told the trustees how they felt.
 
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Tue
25
Mar

Relay for Life of DeWitt County honors 3

 

The 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life was celebrated in DeWitt County at the annual event held March 21. This year’s event was held in honor of Johana Kurtz, Paula Layne Hamilton and Regina Campbell. The event was held in memory of Leroy Lopez.
 
Two of the honorees, Campbell and Hamilton, shared their experiences with the Record.
 
Campbell, an employee of Cuero ISD, said she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She made the decision not have have chemotherapy or radiation treatments, but to undergo a mastectomy.
 
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Tue
25
Mar

County employees take walking challenge

DeWitt County employees kicked off the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Walk Across Texas! initiative March 20. Walk Across Texas! is an eight-week physical activity program  ideally suited for worksite settings. The program challenges eight-member teams or individuals to walk a total of 830 miles for eight weeks. Participants’ walking mileage is tracked on a map of Texas. For more info or to register a team, contact Denise Goebel at the Extension Office at 361-275-9355 or email dgoebel@ag.tamu.edu. Cuero Record photo.

Tue
25
Mar

Fowler completes Basics of County Investments Course

 

AUSTIN — Honorable Daryl Fowler, DeWitt County Judge, has completed the Basics of County Investments Course presented by the Texas Association of Counties.
 
The course meets the educational requirements of the Texas Public Funds Investment Act and includes presentations on products and services in the public funds markets and updates on the latest laws and strategies. Course topics include how to put together an investment policy, allowable investment options, how to manage the various types of risk and how to compute investment yields. Course graduates are in a better position to ensure the safety of principal, portfolio liquidity and appropriate returns — three key areas of concern for county investments. 
 
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Tue
25
Mar

Head Start registration begins April 1

 

Registration of the TMC Golden Crescent Head Start program begins April 1 for the 2014-2015 school year. 
 
Head Start is for families on limited incomes who have children ages three to five years old. Children must be three years old before Sept. 1.
 
For more information contact the regional office at 361-582-4441.
 
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Tue
25
Mar

Fatal wreck Thursday

 

Yorktown Police Department, along with Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department and Yorktown Emergency Medical Service, responded to a fatal accident at 5:30 p.m. on March 20, eight miles out of Yorktown.
 
Michael Allen Dean, 29 years old of Port Lavaca, worked for Peak Oilfield Service. Dean was driving a water truck  traveling on F.M. 237, three miles east of U.S. Highway 183 South. According to Yorktown Police sergeant Richard Ramirez, Dean overturned off a “S” curve. 
 
Yorktown Fire Marshall said, “We got on the scene and set up extrication tools (jaws of life). [It took us nearly 30 minutes] to extricate the individual.”
 
Department of Public Safety lists wreck as this county’s first fatality of the new year.
 

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