One last look at 2021

Editor’s Note: Following are pieces from signature stories published in The Cuero Record from September through December of 2021.

September

Bronco Buster

A new statue was installed in front of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum on Thursday, Aug. 5. The statue is an enlargement of a famous bronze sculpture, Bronco Buster, made by Frederic Remington. Remington was an American artist who specialized in scenes of the Old West, and he is known for depicting images such as American Indians, cowboys, and the U. S. Cavalry.

County Adopts Budget, Tax Rate

Several public hearings were held at the Aug. 23 DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting. The first being for the proposed annual written archive plan for funding the preservation of the county clerk’s records archive. The second was the proposed annual written plan for the preservation and restoration of the district court records archive. Neither received public comment and both were voted on and adopted by the court.

Bears no match for Gobblers in home opener

The Cuero Gobblers came out to score on their first drive generating a lot of energy for this fall season. Scor- ing almost every possession, this team carried the momentum from kickoff through the final quarter. Inevitably, the Gobblers created a large gap in the score ending the first half with a lead of 48-0.

Aguilar recalls 9/11 attack

Nearing the anniversary of 9/11, Army Sergeant First Class Justin Aguilar sat down to talk about his experience and how it affected his life and career.

English-German School receives Preservation Texas Honor Award

Preservation Texas, a statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, presented an award at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Mseum Aug. 24 board meeting for the preservation of the English-German School. This was one of only nine projects being recognized with the 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award.

Lady Gobblers serve up defeat to Yoakum

On Tuesday, Aug. 31 the Lady Gobblers beat Yoakum at the Roost in three sets, 25-14, 25-22, and 25- 16.

Local hero honored

DPS Special Agent Dustin Slovacek, pictured left, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, after battling COVID-19. He was escorted from a San Antonio hospital to Freund Funeral Home in Cuero by DPS and local law enforcement agencies and first responders. Citizens lined the streets to pay their respects as the escort came into town.

Possible homicide at local motel

At approximately 4 a.m., Sept. 12, Cuero Police Department and Cuero EMS responded to a call regarding an unresponsive male at the Wildflower Inn on North Esplanade.

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