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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.
Tue
20
Aug

Charges pending following arrest

 

Thu
15
Aug

Thomaston home catches fire

 

 

Wed
14
Aug

Trustees fill band, coach jobs

 

A special called meeting by the YISD Board of Trustees was held Aug. 5 at the Yorktown Junior High Library.
 
Yorktown can rest knowing that the Wildcat Marching Band will be on the football field during half time. Michael Parker from Laredo ISD was hired to be the band director. He was a graduate of the University of Texas sixteen years ago and was a National Merit Scholar.
 
Crystal Martinez was hired to teaching Reading for the Middle School and to coach girls volleyball and basketball.
 
Robbie Tindol was hired as the boys  physical education in the elementary school and coach for football and baseball. 
 
Wed
14
Aug

History of the Yorktown Memorial Hospital from 1946 through the 1970s

 

The Yorktown Memorial Hospital, once the heart of the community, is currently big with the paranormal crowd.
 
One video depicts the hospital as a forlorn, deteriorating, abandoned building far away from any sort of civilization, not right in the heart of a community as it is in actuality. 
 
Two videos about the hospital that I watched tell of demons in the basement, ghosts of nuns that scratch anyone in the hospital chapel sporting a tattoo, the ghost of a boy who died of an overdose on the hospital steps, ghosts of a murderer and his victims haunting the basement, and so on.  
 
 
 
Tue
13
Aug

Zion Cemetery historical marker dedication

 

Tue
13
Aug

CISD seeks $75 million bond issue

 

With the 2013-2014 school year and a Nov. 5 bond election quickly approaching, the Cuero ISD board of trustees had a full agenda at the regular Aug. 8 meeting. 
The item on the agenda up for the most discussion was the Cuero ISD facility planning committee report.  The committee includes parents, Cuero citizens and Cuero ISD staff. The report communicated to the board what projects are proposed for a $75 million bond election. 
 
To read more see this week's The Cuero Record
Tue
13
Aug

Downtown - A Little Batty

 

In most cases with the winter months approaching bats migrate south from the cold. However, for Cuero, the Mexican free-tailed bats have taken permanent residence in the downtown area year-round. 
This has been a growing concern for downtown Cuero and was an agenda item with the Cuero Main Street Advisory Board for their regular scheduled meeting held on Aug. 8. 
 
These Mexican free-tailed bats were found wedged in the brick and facia in the afternoon on a building located on the 100 block of East Main Street.
 
To read more see this week's The Cuero Record

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