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Tue
30
Jul

"Always wanted to be a priest"

 

   Father Frank Lenz of Yorktown knew he was going to be a priest, but it was not until he was 46 years old before he yielded to the work.
   Lenz said, “I always wanted to be a priest since I was a young boy. I used to play priest in my bedroom. I would find an old sheet and a pewter chalice-looking cup and I would mimic the priest. My mother would yell, ‘Franky, what are you doing up there?’ I would say, ‘Nothing mom’ and then hide all that stuff and come down.”
   Lenz grew up in a Polish neighborhood and went to St. Casimir Grade School in Hammond, Ind. He lived only two blocks from the church.
 
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Tue
30
Jul

Car rolls into memorial

 

   “It is just a mess,” said Laverne Buesing on Monday morning. “He took out two trees, destroyed two monuments, damaged a third, and dented a flag pole.  Debris was everywhere.”
   A one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning damaged the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Yorktown.
   Mike Avila, who also lost family in Viet Nam, stated that the Sunday, July 28, “...accident destroyed some beautiful work.”
 
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Fri
26
Jul

District 1 folks come together for cleanup

 

   Cuero City Councilman John Fuqua held a town hall meeting for residents of his district (District 1) recently at Daule Park meeting room.
   With about 25 people in attendance, he said, “This is a time to share information. The purpose of this meeting is to make Cuero better and make District 1 better.”
   City department heads attending and speaking at the meeting included: Jesse Villareal, street department; David Danish, parks department; Jay Lewis, police chief; and Butch Tolbert, fire chief.
   Fuqua announced there will be a work day for District 1 on Saturday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. He said city crew members will be on hand to help residents with the clean-up effort.
 
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Fri
26
Jul

Property owners talk downtown plans

 

   After spending part of the week with city representatives and downtown property owners, on July 18, the Main Street resource team presented their initial report at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. 
   The Main Street resource team includes members of the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Main Street, and representatives from other Texas Main Street cities and project advisors.
   Across the nation, 1,600 communities in 44 states operate local programs under the national Four Point Approach for preservation-based downtown revitalization. The four points are organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. 
 
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Thu
25
Jul

City offers free swimming lessons

 

   Texas Department of Family and Protective Services have accounted that there have been 36 children and teenagers who have drowned in Texas this year. This does not include the month of July which accounts just over 17 percent of the drownings that occur in the year.
   Since 2010, on average, 50 percent of drownings occur in the swimming pool. Twenty-seven percent of drownings occur in lakes and ponds. 
   Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death among young children that usually occur from May through July. It stands to reason with the children out of school and the weather is hot.
   However, the City of Cuero provides eight free lessons for any child from the ages of 5-18. 
 
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Wed
17
Jul

Henneke farms naturally near Arneckeville

 

   Since commercialization began after WWII, businesses in agriculture have tried to figure a way to improve agriculture and so is the challenge for local farmer, Gary Henneke.
   Henneke and his family own a farm near Arneckeville called Henneke Farms. This farm of 250 acres is used to raise grass fed and finished beef, pasture raised chickens and eggs, turkeys, and California rabbits.
   The agriculture industry has the focus of big increase in yield and productivity utilizing fewer resources such as land, water and energy through advance breeding, biotechnology, and a change in farm-management practices.
   With the evidence that crops are at higher yields and livestock are growing at a much more rapid rate, Henneke came head-on with the question, “Are farmers are getting more for less and at what cost?”
 
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Wed
17
Jul

Open Rodeo returns to Cuero

 

   Cuero Livestock Show Board is bringing a Lester Meier Open Pro Rodeo to Cuero Rodeo Arena for the fifth year at 8 p.m. on July 19.  Tickets will be sold at the gate. Adult tickets will be $10, kids 7-12 will be $5 and kids under 6 will be free. 
   For more information call the DeWitt County Extension office at 361-275-0816.
 
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Wed
17
Jul

Burn ban ordered for DeWitt County

 

   A red flag went up in DeWitt County Monday night. 
   It was the burn ban flag. Drought conditions are severe enough for county commissioners to adopt a burn ban in the rural portions of the county for the next 90 days.
   According to the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, this county is considered at the top of the chart for dry conditions. 
The court had considered adopting the order two weeks ago but light rains were sufficient to postpone that action.
After approving the burn ban, County Judge Daryl Fowler assured the court if conditions change over the next few weeks, he can order the ban lifted.
   This burn ban applies to the unincorporated portions of the county. It prohibits outdoor burning to reduce the chances for brush fires.
   Violations of the burn ban may result in a misdemeanor fine of up to $500.
Wed
17
Jul

Carter benefit planned July 27

 

Wed
17
Jul

City makes plans for upgrades

 

   Have some ideas on ways to improve the City of Cuero? Now may be a good time to let your city council representative know.
   Over the next few weeks council will be looking at various improvements that can be made in the park, downtown and library.
   Plans are being considered to issue somewhere between $3 million and $4 million worth of certificates of obligation to tackle some of these projects.
   Street improvements are not a part of these plans because they are part of  the city’s ongoing budgeting process.
   City manager Raymie Zella said issuing these CO’s will help answer some of the quality of life improvements noted in the city’s comprehensive plan completed in 2012.
 
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