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Mon
20
Jan

Two story house fully engulfed in flames

Cuero firefighters have seen a busy start to 2014 with over 16 calls in just the first 20 days. Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of a structure fire around 10 a.m. Monday, Jan.  20 at the intersection of Cypress Valley and Thomaston River Roads. Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story wood frame home fully engulfed in flames. Cuero firefighters responded with four units and assistance was provided by Nursery VFD with two units. DeWitt County Precinct 4 was also on scene with a backhoe to aide firefighters in sifting through the smoldering rubble. Firefighters cleared the scene just after 3 p.m. No one was injured in the fire; however, a family pet did perish.

Wed
15
Jan

Pulitzer winner exhibit opens Jan. 27 at CHM

 

How did The Cuero Record come to be a “Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper?” The answer is Ken Towery. 
 
Back in the early 1950s, this former WWII Corregidor POW survivor, after returning from the war and battling Tuberculosis, came looking for a better job to support his family. Towery went to work as a reporter for the Cuero Daily Record, and on a chance question from a local citizen, helped to uncover a scandal in the Texas Veterans Land Program. 
 
Towery published a series of articles on the scandal, earning him the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Distinguished Local Reporting in May 1955.
 
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Wed
15
Jan

San Pedro Cemetery recognized by state

 

San Pedro Cemetery at Concrete has been recognized by the Texas Historical Commission. A historical marker dedication ceremony was held Jan. 11.
 
The opening prayer was given by Cricelia Uresti. Marker significance was told by Rosie Guevara Reyes. The unveiling of the marker was done by Cricelia Uresti, Amelia Lopez Reyna and Jessica Guevara. Jessica Guevara was substituted for Estelle R. Matusa, who could not attend the event.
 
Founding fathers of the cemetery were Mateo Lopez, Epimenio Lopez, Atilano Garcia, Ambrosio Garcia, Jose Garcia and Antonio Rodriguez. Their descendants were recognized.
 
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Wed
15
Jan

New playground equipment purchased for city park

 

Wed
15
Jan

Chamber sponsors ribbon cutting for Americas Best Value Inn

The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Jan. 9. The hotel, owned by Avalon Hospitality Group from Sugar Land, is on 3531 N. Esplanade St.  The phone number is 361-275-3200. Owners shown are Ankur Patel, Anil Verma, Arvind Verma and Prateek Verma. Hotel managers are Neel Patel and Meghna Patel. Cuero Record photo.

Wed
15
Jan

KCB plans city-wide garage sale April 5

 

Keep Cuero Beautiful will host the City-Wide Garage Sale & More at the city park pavilion from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
 
KCB will have a booth selling pickles and plants. To donate items to KCB or make a cash donation, contact Linda Henderson at 361-275-8268.
 
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Wed
15
Jan

Benefit barbecue dinner for DJ Val Sunday

 

Aunt Di’s Kountry Kitchen in Yorktown will be hosting a benefit barbecue dinner for DJ Val on Sunday, Jan. 19 beginning at 5 p.m.
 
Plates of barbecue chicken, potato salad, pinto beans and peaches will be available for $8 a plate. Most of his equipment was recently stolen. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward the purchase of new equipment.  
 
For more info, contact Ashleigh at 361-649-5442 or Krystal at 361-550-8950.
Wed
15
Jan

Cuero ISD offers substitute teacher training Tuesday

 

The Cuero ISD will hold substitute teacher training on at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Cuero Senior High School library and computer lab at 920 E. Broadway. All prospective substitutes must attend this training. 
 
Applicants need to bring a copy of their social security card, driver’s license, and a copy of a transcript or diploma to the training as well. The next training will not be held until September. Call Pam Longbotham at 361-275-1922 with any questions.
Wed
15
Jan

City offices closed on MLK Day

 

City of Cuero offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.
 
The sanitation schedule will be as follows. The Monday residential route will run on Tuesday. The Tuesday residential route will run on Wednesday. The Thursday and Friday residential routes will remain the same. The Monday commercial route will run on Tuesday. The Tuesday commercial route will run on Wednesday. The Wednesday through Friday routes will remain the same.
 
The Citizens Collection Center and Recycling Center will be closed Jan. 20 and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Tue
14
Jan

Crossing country via underground

 

While traveling to Yorktown from the crossroads on State Highway 72 one may notice some pipeline construction just past the new Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate (KMCC) DeWitt Station.
 
According to recent articles submitted by Melissa Ruiz, Manager of Corporate Community and Public Affairs with Kinder Morgan, Inc., Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. is expanding its KMCC deeper into Eagle Ford Shale play in Karnes County. 
 
The expansion, supported by a long-term contract with ConocoPhillips, will extend the 178-mile pipeline 31 miles from the KMCC DeWitt Station to ConocoPhillips’ Central Delivery Facility near Helena in Karnes County.
 
According to the June 3, 2013 news release, this expansion can deliver up to 300,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale.
 
Read more in this edition of Yorktown News-View
 

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