A letter from the mayor: March 2021
By Sara Post Meyer
City of Cuero
There’s much happening in Cuero. Early Spring events include Cuero Livestock Show, Market Day, County Birthday Party, and citywide Cleanup.
Cuero Livestock Show and Sale March 3-5, Friar Ag Center in the Park, will be another exciting Show and Sale in its 72nd year. With the new Homemaking Center not quite finished, the Homemaking Show was held Feb. 27-March 2 at the Municipal Park Clubhouse. Congrats to all participants! Thanks to the members of the Cuero Livestock Show Board for your efforts in promoting the agriculture industry in DeWitt County.
Daylight Saving Time changes Sunday, March 14. Spring forward!
Happy 175th Birthday, DeWitt County. The yearlong celebration kicks off Wednesday, March 24, 2 p.m. with a Ceremony and Proclamation read by County Judge Daryl Fowler at the Courthouse. Hope to see you there! The Ceremony will conclude with a reception hosted by Trust Texas Bank.
Main Street hosts its first 2021 Farmers Market on Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Library/Market Pavilion. Mark your calendar to come by to pick up some great early spring veggies, jams, and other treasures. Cuero Chamber will be distributing 2021 Wildflower Lanes and Byways maps as well as the updated driving tour of Historic Cuero featuring the three historic districts.
March 2021 Cleanup Week, March 22-27. The City of Cuero and Keep Cuero Beautiful encourages citizens to take disposable materials to the City’s Recycling Center free using a paid utility receipt. Brush should be taken to the City’s Brush Collection site at 1160 Cheatham Rd. Used electronics can be recycled during this week as well. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
The Cuero Development Corporation reviews monthly sales tax reports from the State Comptroller for the City of Cuero businesses. This report shows the sales tax collections for the City dropped by five percent for January and February 2021. This information matters to the City as many of its community projects are dependent upon sales tax income. Because of recent State legislation, the City of Cuero receives sales tax from all online sales made within the City limits, too. It’s important for us living here to “Shop Cuero First”. Take some time this month to visit the shops and restaurants in the Downtown Historic District as well as the Museums. But don’t let your shopping stop in the Historic District as Cuero has several new shops throughout the commercial districts just waiting for you to walk through their doors! Remember to “Shop Cuero First”.
The City of Cuero ‘dodged the bullet’ in dealing with the Arctic blast Feb. 12-18. On behalf of Council, we thank the City crews who worked 24/7 to keep our electricity on and our water running. For those of you who had issues with plumbing, the US Govt has funds available for re-imbursement of qualified expenses for both businesses and residents. For further information, contact either Cuero Main St., Cuero Chamber of Commerce, Cuero Development Corp., or the City of Cuero; or contact FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Assn) 1-800-621-3362. DeWitt County is an approved County in the most recent federal disaster proclamation by President Biden.