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Tue
28
Jul

New truancy law scaled down from Class C misdemeanor to civil punishment

By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
 
Texas and Wyoming were the only two states in the U.S. to prosecute minors for truancy. For Texas, that will change on Sept. 1.
The Texas 84th Legislation passed HB 2398 Truancy Reform, signed by the governor on June 18, which will decriminalize truancy. The law replaces existing criminal prosecution with civil punishments. It also requires schools to take more steps to address students’ truancy problems before referring students to court. 
 
Kevin Wilson, Nordheim Independent School District superintendent said, “Everything that Legislation has put in place the schools have already had in place. Basically, they want us to do what we are doing and then do it again.”
 
Tue
28
Jul

Avis Winifred to hold book signing on Aug. 26 at the Cuero Public Library from 9 a.m. to noon

Inspirational writer, educator, and speaker Avis Winifred will showcase photos of the countries she’s traveled and her latest publication, “Meaningful Moments with God:  The Fruits of Silence, Solitude & Stillness” Aug. 26. The event is a part of a summer tour and will take place at the Cuero Public Library at 207 E. Main St. from 9 a.m. to noon.
 
Winifred chose to take time alone with God by traveling through Europe for three months and writing about the treasures of precious fellowship. Through this 31-day devotional, she extends an invitation to embark on a journey of discovery in the midst of silence, solitude, and stillness with God.
 
Winifred, an educator returning from North Africa after teaching writing and management courses for 3.5 years abroad, shares a book that originated as she traveled through 12 countries treasuring special time set aside for spiritual growth.
Tue
28
Jul

Back to school event set in memory of Cuero woman on Aug. 8 at the Cuero Municipal Park

CUERO – Ethosha Lynn Holman took her last breath on Feb. 8, 2015. Six months later her dream is coming to life.
Holman, who died from renal kidney failure at 41, had often told her mother that she hoped the day would come that she could help all the children who needed school supplies get them. 
 
On Aug. 8, the Tri-City Empowerment Council is making that happen with a Back To School Bash event at Cuero Municipal Park.
 
Through donations from businesses and other community members, the Council is providing students, identified through the Cuero School District as needing assistance, backpacks filled with the needed school supplies.
 
“The list of required school supplies seems to grow longer and longer every year,” said Viola Holman, who is helping to organize the event in memory of her only child.
 
Tue
28
Jul

New exhibits at Cuero Heritage Museum

Exhibits are rotated approximately every three months at the Cuero Heritage Museum. A photographic display is currently open to be viewed at the museum.
 
The photographs offer a glimpse into the history Cuero. Moving through the exhibit offers a look into the inception of many early Cuero buildings and sites.
 
Some buildings are no longer here, while others are being restored and have been restored to their authentic look.
Pictures on display include Trot Theater, First National Bank, Salome Hospital, flooded streets from 1940, Brayton Field, John C. French School, Bank Saloon on Esplanade, The Doll House, Cuero Golf Course, Frobese Oldsmobile Dealership and much more. In all, there are over 80 pictures.
 
Anyone with pictures from Cuero’s past are asked to take them into the museum to be preserved.
 
Tue
28
Jul

Walmart grand reopening, ribbon cutting

Cuero Walmart celebrated a grand reopening and ribbon cutting on Monday, July 27. There are new features and items at Cuero's Walmart, including a frozend food section.

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Tue
28
Jul

Dr. Freeze entertains at Cuero Public Library

Les Blanchett, stage name Dr. Freeze, fascinated and educated kids at the Cuero Public Library on Wednesday, July 22. He performed experiments with liquid nitrogen, including shooting a stopper from a small canon and unfreezing a gold fish.
 
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28
Jul

Bibles 4 Peoples welcomes Pastor Martins from Nigeria to Cuero

Bibles 4 Peoples, a non-profit organization based in Cuero, welcomed Pastor Martins from Nigeria on Thursday, July 23. Colby Sturm, Bibles 4 Peoples founder, planned the event. Greg Bentz, music director at St. Michael’s Church led worship with Colby’s wife, Sarah. Pastor Martins provided the message and encouraged members of the Cuero community who were there supporting the ministry of Bibles 4 Peoples. Pictured from left, Rebecca Bentz, Greg Bentz, Pastor Martins, Colby Sturm and Sarah Sturm. Bibles 4 Peoples mission is to “provide Bibles for those without.”
 
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Tue
28
Jul

50 years of faithful service to CVFD

The Women’s Auxiliary recently presented Ann Drehr with a certificate and flowers to acknowledge her 50 years of faithful service to the fire department and its auxiliary. She has always been there to help with every project – making potato salad and filling plates for the department – making snacks for fire fighters at fires – helping make district meetings here successful and so much more. Her cakes, cookies and jigsaw puzzles were taken to the fire station regularly are legendary. Her service to the auxiliary is invaluable. Thank you and congratulations, Ann.

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Tue
28
Jul

Drug testing key topic for trustees

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero ISD trustees held a special meeting on Wednesday, July 22 with the major points of emphasis being dress code, drug testing policy and teacher salary and incentive pay.
 
Jerseys were talked about as where they fit in as part of spirit shirts. It was made clear that they can only be worn on approved days. In regards to pants and shorts, belts must always be worn if they have loops on the pants or shorts.
 
This past school year, 2014-2015, “33 percent of high school students never had a referral for dress code, and 61 percent had less than three,” said Superintendent Jim Haley.
 
Haley finished up the dress code discussion by emphasizing a focus on discipline this year when the dress code is violated.
 
Tue
28
Jul

Buckin' Broncos

Cuero Rodeo Arena hosted a Lester Meier Rodeo on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 with competitors from all across the state taking part. Friday’s events included saddle bronc riding, calf roping, mutton busting, bareback bronc riding, team roping, a calf scramble, ladies barrel racing and bull riding. Pictured is Cody Brown of George West during the saddle bronc riding event.
 
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