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Wellness Center construction begins Thursday

The DeWitt Medical Foundation sponsored a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 13 for the construction of the new Wellness Center. The George Bishop Family Foundation donated to the project and the facility will be named in honor of Kathy Bishop. The two-story, 19,000 square feet center, under the construction of Weaver & Jacobs Constructors, will provide new amenities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, elevated indoor walking track, two full size aerobic/education rooms, spinning bikes and a racquet ball court. Construction begins Thursday, Dec. 19. 

Fri
13
Dec

Winter wonderland downtown

 

As part of the first annual Christmas in Downtown, sponsored by the City of Cuero’s Main Street Program, plans have been made to bring an artificial ice skating rink, carriage rides and a snow globe to East Main Street in Cuero. The event will be open 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Shown is the artificial ice skating rink. Participants of all ages can use actual ice skates to skate on the material. Downtown businesses have been encouraged to extend shopping hours during this event. Read more in next week's edition of the Record.
Tue
10
Dec

Smart meters questioned

 

Tue
10
Dec

A Joyful Noise

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce hosted Santa Claus to the City Park on Thursday evening. Members of the local churches made up the choir that sang Christmas hymns. Festivities included games, coloring pages for the children and popcorn. Santa arrived promptly to hear children’s wish list and have their picture taken with him. Photo by Mari Gohlke/Yorktown News-View  

Tue
10
Dec

Pecan Show winners announced

 

The 51st Annual DeWitt County Pecan Show was held on Nov. 26 at the Friar Ag Center in the Cuero City Park. There were 44 total entries coming from DeWitt and Victoria County, with 24 of these entries advancing to the regional show. The regional show will be held in Brenham Dec. 16-17. 
 
In the Classic Division, grand champion winner was Kernell Mortiz of Victoria with “Elliott Variety.” Reserve champion winner was Kernell Mortiz of Victoria with “Cape Fear Variety.”
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
 
Tue
10
Dec

Report questions $100,000 late payments

 

New procedures may be on the table to see that DeWitt County pays its jail inmate and indigent inmate medical bills on time in the future.
 
In their meeting Monday morning, commissioners learned local pharmacies and medical care businesses were complaining the county is behind on paying its bills by about $100,000.
 
A report from County Auditor Carrie Rea indicated the problem was learned when the county received a collection agency letter from one of the local pharmacies. She said much of the overdue amount is from bills received in the previous budget year.
 
Sheriff Jode Zavesky told commissioners he was unaware the inmate medical bills were not being paid. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
10
Dec

Grace Episcopal presents Festival of Nine Lessons Jan. 5

 

Grace Episcopal Church will present the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, the twelfth day of Christmas. The church is on the corner of N. Esplanade and E. Live Oak streets in Cuero. An offering for the CAMAL House food pantry will be taken.
 
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is an English tradition that began in 1880 at Truro Cathedral and has become a major holiday production since 1918 at King’s College Chapel at Cambridge University. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
10
Dec

Primary filing ends, 2 races develop

 

Monday was the final day for candidates to file for the March 4, 2014 primary elections in DeWitt County. Some candidates have already announced their plans for the primaries.
 
Two races have developed in the local primaries. Donald Kuecker, Democratic candidate for re-election as County Commissioner Precinct 4, has drawn an opponent, Richard Randle, Republican candidate for Commissioner Precinct 4.
Also Bill Robinson, 70, Republican candidate for re-election as Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, has drawn an opponent, Brian Carson, 50, Republican candidate for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
10
Dec

Live nativity scene at park begins Monday, Dec. 16

 

The live nativity scene sponsored by the First United Methodist Church begins Monday, Dec. 16 and will run through Monday, Dec. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The scene is located in the City Park as part of Christmas in the Park. 
 
Area churches and groups participating include: First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Dec. 16; Cuero Junior High School National Junior Honor Society on Tuesday, Dec. 17; St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Dec. 18; Grace Episcopal Church on Thursday, Dec. 19; St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday, Dec. 20; Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, Dec. 21; and First United Methodist Church, Sunday, Dec. 22.
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Dec

Downtown transforms to winter wonderland this week

 

Downtown Cuero will be decked out Dec. 12–14. As part of the first annual Christmas in Downtown, sponsored by the City of Cuero’s Main Street Program, plans have been made to bring an artificial ice skating rink, carriage rides and snow globes to downtown Cuero. Events will be on E. Main Street and Esplanade. Event hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. 
 
“Our vision is to create an old fashioned downtown Christmas event that will become Cuero’s newest tradition,” said Main Street director Bridgette Bise. 
 
The committee has contracted with Artificial Ice Events to have an artificial ice skating rink where kids of all ages can skate on the synthetic material with actual ice skates. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.

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