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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. 
Tue
30
Jul

Driscoll Children's Hospital fundraiser Aug. 6

 

   Young 4-H members and the DeWitt County Extension Office will team up for a great cause Tuesday, Aug. 6. The 26th annual South Texas Cattlemen’s RoundUp benefiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cuero VFW Hall.  
   A silent auction will be held showcasing a variety of products and services that will appeal to farmers, ranchers and visitors alike. All will be provided by 4-H and local businesses, and proceeds will go toward new medical equipment and additional program support for children receiving care at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
   To make a donation and support the healthcare needs of local children, go to www.driscollchildrens.org and click on South Texas Cattlemen’s RoundUp, call Driscoll at 361-694-6401 or call the DeWitt County Extension Office at 361-275-0816.
Tue
30
Jul

DEC prepares for Christmas in the Park

 

   The Cuero Development Corporation December Events Committee received a special delivery July 25.  Eighteen crates from Albany, Ore. were unloaded in the park.
   The crates contained 15 new scenes that were received by volunteers Tony Allen, Buzz Edge, Alton Meyer and Cliffe Bothe. The scenes included: Santa riding a tractor, a cowboy boot with holly, a star for the nativity scene, elves, an 8 foot pink ribbon, Texas A&M’s Reveille, Eskimos fishing, polar bears, an oil derrick and pumpjack.
   “We had more orders this year than we’ve ever had. Big scenes at that,” said Kay Lewis, president of the December Events Committee. She said that many of the scenes were special orders from individuals and organizations who donated.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
30
Jul

2 Cuero volunteer firefighters receive highest accreditation

 

Tue
30
Jul

Carter benefit raises over $20,000

A benefit for Larry Carter was held July 27 at the city park, around at Friar Ag Center. A 5K run and softball tournament was held. There was also a silent auction, bake sale and hamburger sale. So far, funds raised at the benefit total $21,579, according to Brenda Martin, benefit coordinator. Additional funds from the silent auction and donations have yet to be totaled. A limited number of T-shirts are still for sale. Another order of T-shirts may be placed. To order T-shirts, call Martin at 361-243-6114. Donations may be sent to Trust Texas Bank, under the “Larry Carter Benefit” account. A golf tournament benefiting Carter is planned this weekend.

Tue
30
Jul

Values in DeWitt County top $5 billion

 

   While it is not surprising, it is staggering.
   DeWitt County Appraisal District delivered the newest appraised values to all the taxing entities here last week.
   Because of the Eagle Ford Shale production, mineral values increased by at least $1 billion over last year for one-third of those taxing bodies.
   Leading the growth was DeWitt County. The report showed the county’s total market values increased by $3.3 billion over the previous year. This year’s net taxable value was posted at $5,524,136,440. That compares with the 2012 value of $2,189,120,150. (Five years ago the total taxable value in this county was $928 million.)
 
Tue
30
Jul

CCH adds four rural clinics

 

   Cuero Community Hospital’s board of trustees announced the inclusion of four clinics and continues the search for a new administrator.
   Board welcomed new member Cindy Sheppard. She was appointed to the board filling a vacancy left by the death of Mike Wheat. The board also includes Amy Crain, chairman; Charles Papacek, Richard Weber, and Rick Wheeler.
CCH absorbs clinics
   In recent weeks negotiations have been underway by Cuero Community Hospital to absorb Bohman Clinic, Yorktown Medical Clinic, Nixon Family Practice and Kenedy Family Practice. Doctors serving those clinics include Raymond Reese, Dan Dugi, Dr. Deborah Aguillar-Andrado and Gordon Barth.
 
Read more in this week's editions of the Record and News-View.
Tue
30
Jul

DeWitt County Historical Commission recognized by THC

 

   Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently recognized DeWitt County with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service. This award was presented during a recent meeting of the commissioner's court and recognized DeWitt  County Historical Commission  for managing preservation programs that educate citizens and generate interest in the history and character of Texas. This award also acknowledges the commission’s efforts to preserve Texas' unique heritage by promoting stewardship of, and tourism to, our state's unique cultural and historic sites. 
   During the presentation, commission chairman Peggy Ledbetter reported the organization has 49 members that performed 2,951 hours of volunteer service last year.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record and News-View.

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