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Tue
26
Nov

Crop deadline Dec. 2

 

DeWitt County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Grady Kelley urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 2. The sales closing date is actually Dec. 1 producers have until Monday, Dec. 2 to purchase coverage this year because Dec. 1 falls on a Sunday.
 
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes. 
 
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 2, grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, and grapes.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

County makes plans for zones to assist with roads

 

It will take about a month but DeWitt County should have it’s plans in place by the end of December to create a request for grants to repair and replace damaged county roads.
 
At Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting, Judge Daryl Fowler presented the steps the county will take in the next 30 days that will allow it to establish County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone(s).
 
These CETRZ boundaries are necessary for the county (and any Texas county involved with shale oil discovery or production) to apply for part of $225 million set aside by the state to help with roads.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

VC holding information session

 

Victoria College will hold nursing information night sessions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Both sessions will be held at VC’s Health Sciences Center, room 132.
 
Information on the application process, requirements of the VN Program and financial aid will be offered at the sessions.
 
“The information sessions serve as an opportunity for interested individuals wanting to learn details about the nursing profession,” said Darla Guajardo, VC’s director of nursing. “Additionally, they can have an opportunity to meet faculty and staff and learn significant aspects of the program.”
 
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Tue
26
Nov

Blue Santa and Deputy Santa going strong for 13 years

 

Tue
26
Nov

Yorktown Historiacl Society having open house

 

The Yorktown Historical Society will host an open house and reception to show appreciation for the generous gifts received this year. The reception will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
 
The society thanks the following businesses and individuals for contributing to the climate control project, stairs renovation, electricity donation, and estate donation.
 
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Tue
26
Nov

DeWitt County Historical Museum open house on Dec. 1

 

“God Jul!” Merry Christmas from the DeWitt County Historical Museum. 
 
Texas traditions come from many of the world’s cultures. One of these is the Swedish culture, which, according to the Texas Handbook online, began when Swante M. 
 
Swenson came to Texas in 1836. He prospered and was encouraged by Sam Houston to bring other Swedes to this great land. They began coming in 1848 and by 1880, there were 364 Swedes in Texas. Most were farmers and ranchers. Their influence is reflected in such place names as Govalle, Lund, Manda, Hutto, Swensondale, and Bergstrom Air Force Base. By 2000, 160,000 Texans claimed Swedish ancestry. Along with these people came their Christmas celebration, which in the Swedish custom, begins with Santa Lucia Day on December 13.
 
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Mon
25
Nov

Cuero Gobblers advance to third round playoffs

The Cuero Gobblers (8-3) will face the Sinton Pirates (10-2) for round three at regional playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in San Antonio at the Farris Stadium. The stadium is located on 8400 N. Loop 1604th W.

Sat
23
Nov

Chisholm Trail Museum dedication

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum dedication and grand opening ceremony was held Saturday in Cuero. Guest speakers included former Texas Governor Mark White and former Save America's Treasures Director Bobbie Greene McCarthy and included a congratulatory video from First Lady Laura Bush. 

Here CTHM executive director Robert Oliver talks with Gov. Mark White

See more in the next The Cuero Record

Thu
21
Nov

Yorktown youngster improving

 

Yorktown High School 10th grader Skylar Wilson is improving at Corpus Christi Driscoll Hospital following heart surgery Monday afternoon.
In a report to Yorktown ISD trustees at their meeting recently, Supt. Alan Umholtz indicated Wilson had collapsed at a basketball practice on Thursday, Nov. 14. Wildcat coaches provided CPR until Wilson responded and Yorktown EMS arrived.
Wilson was transported to DeTar Hospital in Victoria and later flown to Driscoll Childrens Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Reports indicate the student underwent surgery to repair a heart valve on Monday. Additional surgery was required Wednesday. On Friday Supt. Umholtz said Wilson was doing well and is expected to be home in about a week.
Wed
20
Nov

Devon Energy acquires Eagle Ford assets from GeoSouthern for $6 billion

 

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