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Tue
27
Aug

County holds proposed budget, tax hearings

 

Tue
27
Aug

Case re-opened, trial next month

 

   The television show is “Cold Justice.” Its new season starts Tuesday, Sept. 3, on the TNT network.
   The case the reality show has chosen as its lead deals with the death of women in DeWitt County in 2001.
   It was in January 12 years ago when first responders were called to a residence near Westhoff on Jackson Road. A woman was dying from a gun shot wound. She eventually died in spite of emergency medical treatment.
The sheriff’s office investigated the shooting. 
   Pam Shelley and her two children had been living with Ronnie Joe Hendricks, 42, at that residence. 
   According to the indictment, the couple had been arguing and Shelley was gathering her belongings preparing to move back to her home in Arkansas.
 
Read more in this week's editions of the Record and News-View.
Tue
20
Aug

City nears start of street rehab

 

The City Council held their regular scheduled meeting on Aug. 12 but there was nothing regular about it. Yorktown is about to see some aesthetic improvements around the town as well as some safety measures taken to ward off some theft. 
 
The Economic Development Council (EDC) is purchasing an aerator/fountain to be placed in the creek by the pavilion. The council approved to pay for the installation of the electrical wiring needed for the aerator. City crews will be assisting in the placement of the aerator.
 
Approval was given for the purchase of locks for some of the fire hydrants in the city due to theft of water from the hydrants on the outskirts of the City. 
 
Read more at YorktownNews-View.com
 
Tue
20
Aug

$1.9 million stadium improvements almost complete

Completion of the new track and synthetic turf for Gobbler Stadium is expected in the next few days. Plans call for the Gobblers’ final scrimmage to be played on the new field if there are no delays. Logos and hash marks should be completed this week. Improvements to this field and practice field were about $1.9 million.

Tue
20
Aug

Work progresses at city park

Work is progressing on Cuero Golf Course as city park crews unloaded 12 pallets of bermuda grass for two tee boxes. The improvements also included irrigation for the tee boxes. Other work ongoing is rebuilding tee box signs, new benches, and a new bathroom off of hole No. 3. Shown are Trey Ruiz, Jess Rodriguez, David Danish Jr., Glenn Danish, Hector Gamez and Park Supt. David Danish.

Tue
20
Aug

Wild Turkey Bar & Grill celebrates opening

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Wild Turkey Bar & Grill at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. The Wild Turkey Bar & Grill is on 144 E. Main St. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Wild Turkey Bar & Grill hosted a Fun After 5 chamber event with refreshments and live music. Owner and operator Cory Thamm is shown cutting the ribbon.

Tue
20
Aug

Cuero PD investigate criminal mischief at golf course

 

Cuero Police Department is continuing an investigation of criminal mischief at Cuero Golf Course on Aug. 8.
 
According to police reports, sometime during the night several course greens were damaged.
 
Police said two juveniles, ages 13 and 14, were arrested about three weeks ago on charges of criminal mischief at the golf course.
 
In that incident course greens were also damaged. 
 
The juveniles were referred to juvenile authorities.
 
Cuero police have ordered additional patrols around the golf course.
 
Anyone with any information about damage seen last week is encouraged to call Cuero Police at 361-277-3552.
Tue
20
Aug

Cuero ISD bond election approaching

 

Residents in Cuero School District will have an opportunity to voice their opinion on major improvements to the district at an election Nov. 5.
 
Trustees agreed last week to call a bond election of close to $76 million. Residents will be asked to vote either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the measure.
 
If it is approved the money will be used to build two new elementary schools, and make additions and improvements to intermediate, junior and high school campuses. It would also include a fine arts auditorium.
 
Supt. Jim Haley said if the issue is approved by voters, improvements could begin in 2014 but the payments on the bond debt would not begin until the start of the 2014-15 school year.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
20
Aug

City to annex land, buy building

 

Cuero City Council agreed to annex land in two locations and purchase a building on Main Street at a meeting recently. 
 
Council agreed to deposit earnest money on a building next door to the city administration building. 
 
The building currently houses State Farm Insurance and is owned by Richard and Bonnie Wheeler. It was noted the city is considering buying the building because Wheeler indicated he will be retiring in the near future.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
Tue
20
Aug

City selling $3.3 million in COs

 

Cuero City Council agreed to sell $3.3 million in certificates of obligation at a special meeting recently Proceeds from the bonds will be used to help pay for a list of projects from streets to park improvements.
 
Also at that meeting, council took advantage of lower interest rates and refunded about $1.1 million worth of bonds originally sold in 2004. That move will save the city about $58,000.
 
The newest bond issue will be retired over a 20 year period through property taxes. Interest on these certificates will be about 3.7% over the life of the debt. The certificates were purchased by Raymond James and Associates, Inc.
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.

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