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Vaccinations offered at discount March is rabies drive month for pet owners. DeWitt Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Robert Beer will provide rabies vaccinations to pets at the discounted price of $7 each. The clinic is located at 1251 State Highway 72 W (Yorktown highway). The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

KC to hold Shrimp Dinner


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The Cuero Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an exit agreement with Superintendent Henry Lind during a special meeting Thursday afternoon. Lind, who had been the school district's superintendent since 2004, did not have his contract extended in January. “It boils down to something simple - four board members didn’t hire me,” Lind said. “It’s

nothing personal. It’s part of the business and I knew that when I got hired on.” School board president B.J. Drehr would not disclose the amount of the contract buyout nor would he disclose the reasons why Lind’s contract wasn’t extended. The school board responded only with a written statement. “A critical responsibility of the board is to ensure the district

has superintendent leadership to continue to accomplish the goals of the district,” the statement read. “The board thanks Mr. Lind for his service to the district and will begin the process to seek a new superintendent for the district.” The board unanimously approved Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Pam Longbotham to serve as interim

superintendent. Lind said he plans to retire and remain in Cuero. He said he was proud of what he was able to accomplish in his eight years. “The eight years here have been good,” Lind said. “The plant and facilities are in great shape. The fund balance has increased by $6.5 million. The academics are solid. I have nothing to be ashamed of. It was just time for new blood and that happens.” Lind’s annual salary was near $125,000.


The Knights of Columbus Council #1682 will host its Friday Night Shrimp Dinner on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall in Cuero. The meal will include fried shrimp, rice, cole slaw and hush puppies. Only plates to-go will be available, no dining in the hall. Advance tickets for $7 are available from any KC member. Cost at the door is also $7. Proceeds from the meal are used for scholarships and various other charities of the Knights of Columbus.

St. Michael’s sign-up continues Registration for the 2012-2013 school year at St. Michael’s School will take place through March 31. To be eligible for the 3-year old program, students must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1. Students must be 4 years old before Sept. 1 for the pre-kindergarten program. For kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age before Sept. 1. Call the school at 277-3854 or stop by the school office for more information.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday The Cuero Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Friends of Cuero Softball, Inc., softball field on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The field is located at 202 Airport Drive in the City Park.

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Pickup truck stolen from More DeWitt baseball field parking lot In Brief on Page 2A

Taking advantage of beautiful weather and outstanding music, spectators relaxed on the grass at Cuero Municipal Park on Friday to listen to the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors. The event was hosted by Cuero High School.

Another pickup has been reported stolen in Cuero. Cuero Police Department report the fifth pickup stolen here was investigated Thursday. The 2006 Ford F150 was taken from the Cuero High School baseball field parking lot sometime in the afternoon while students and coaches were practicing on the field. The truck

belonged to Jeremy Locke. The police have issued a warning that this area has been targeted by thieves who are most likely taking the stolen vehicles to Mexico. Officers remind residents to keep their vehicles locked and do not leave keys or weapons in the vehicles.

DeWitt jobless numbers lowest in 4 years

DeWitt County’s unemployment rate is at it’s lowest since 2008. For January, the rate is 6.0 percent compared to a year earlier when it was 7.5 percent. Those numbers for 2012 represent a workforce of 9,565 people with 8,845 employed and 720 unemployed. Goliad County posted an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent while Gonzales had 5.1, Karnes had 7.8, Lavaca had 5.2 and Victoria had 6.2. Texas added 67,200 non-farm jobs in January for a total of 258,200 jobs added over the year. Private employers added 73,800 jobs over the month, totaling 332,600 private sector jobs added over the year. Texas has experienced positive annual job growth in non-farm jobs for the last 21 consecutive months. Nine of the 11 major industries in Texas added jobs in January, led by professional and business services, which added 18,100 jobs over the month. Over the past year, the industry has added 69,500 jobs for an annual growth rate of 5.3 percent. The mining and logging industry grew 2.2 percent in January, adding 5,700 jobs. Texas’ manufacturing industry also has continued to grow, adding 2,400 jobs in January for a total of 25,900 jobs added over the year. See JOBLESS RATE, Page 2A

Meeting the new coach Travis Reeve, new Cuero athletics director and head football coach, met Monday for the first time with his athletes since being hired March 11. Story on Page 1B. Cuero Record photo

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Seven-day DeWitt County weather forecast From the National Weather Service



Partly sunny with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west-southwest around 5 mph. Mostly clear at night with a low around 49.

Mostly sunny with a high near 79. South wind around 5 mph. Partly cloudy at night with a low around 54. South-southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Sunny with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night with a low around 62.



Mostly sunny with a high near 80. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Mostly sunny with a high near 81. Partly cloudy at night with a low around 63.


Mostly sunny with a high near 80. Partly cloudy at night night with a low around 62.


Mostly cloudy with a high near 81. Cloudy at night with a low around 62.

DeWitt 4H archery All-way stop going up at 87 and 72 team to hold Relay For Life fundraiser


The DeWitt 4H archery team will be participating in the DeWitt County Relay for Life for the second year. The team’s motto is “Aiming For a Cure,” as everyone participating on the team has been touched in some way by cancer, most by relatives who have had the disease. The fundraiser for the team will be a barbecue meal on Sunday, April 15 with plates being served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Friar Ag Building in the Cuero Municipal Park. There will be plates to go as well as to eat there. The meal will consist of brisket, green beans and potato salad and the trimmings. Tickets are $8 with all of the proceeds going to Relay For Life. There will also be archery demonstrations by the DeWitt 4H archery team. Luminarias will also be for sale for $5 each. These are the white paper bags that sit along the walking path that have candles in them and are lit, weather permitting, after dark during Relay For Life. They can be

purchased “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” loved ones. The DeWitt County Relay For Life is also doing “Cuero Cans Cancer” again this year. This is a canned food drive in which the canned goods are used, instead of sand, to weigh down the luminarias the night of relay. After the relay is over, the canned goods are then donated to local food pantries. Anyone wanting to contribute to this can bring canned goods on April 15. Last year, there were over 1,000 luminarias around the walking path, each of which had two canned goods in them, for a total of over 2,000 cans of food. Meal tickets and luminarias are available from any archery team member or by calling 361-550-9184. The walk will be held in the Cuero Municipal Park at the clubhouse on Friday, April 20. Members of the DeWitt 4H archery team are youth ranging from third to 12th grades from all of the surrounding towns in DeWitt County, including Yoakum, Cuero, Westhoff and Yorktown.

E-waste recycling event Saturday

The Keep Cuero Beautiful will host another e-waste recycling event on Saturday during the KCB Garage Sale Extravaganza. Unwanted TV's, computer monitors, or any

electronic device can be dropped off at the park for free.

In an effort to keep our city clean, we are asking customers to place only the items that will be picked up.

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The Texas Department of Transportation announced an all-way stop sign installation at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and State Highway 72, outside of Cuero city limits, on Sunday. The all-way stop sign will support motorist safety and relieve congestion on State Highway 72.

Traffic patterns have changed due to energy exploration in the Cuero area. With the goal of motorist safety, TxDOT will alert motorists of the upcoming all-way stop condition with rumble strips, flashing beacons and temporary changeable message signs.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through the intersection and observe all signs. For more information contact Marla Jasek, director of traffic operations at 361-293-4356 or Roman Trumble Hill, public information officer at 361-293-4350.

TxDOT to host open-house meeting in Yoakum The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a statewide open-house-style public meeting to solicit comments and input on revisions to the 2012 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) funding allocations, which covers fiscal years (FY) 2012 through 2021. The 2012 UTP is a comprehensive ten-year plan for the development and construction of transportation projects in Texas, including roadways, aviation, public transportation, waterways and coastal waters, and rail projects; and includes specific fund-

ing levels for each fiscal year. The public meeting for this area will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at 403 Huck Street in Yoakum. Beginning promptly at 6:15 p.m., TxDOT staff will conduct a brief presentation on the purpose of and the revisions to the 2012 UTP. Additional information will be available for public viewing and TxDOT representatives will be on-hand to discuss the development process and answer questions. Forms will be provided to receive written comments.

For additional information, go to involvement/utp.htm or call the toll-free information line at 800687-8108. Written comments may be submitted on the UTP website at:, using search engine keyword: 2012 by email at: UTP;; or by mail to: TxDOT Finance Division UTP, 150 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas, 78704. Public comments will be received until April 23 at 4 p.m.

The Yorktown city council certified at the March 12 meeting that all candidates running for council member are unopposed. There will not be an election for council members this year. Three seats were up for election this year.

The last day to file for election was March 5. Frances Villa and Ruben “B.B.” Garcia filed for re-election. Manuel Serrano did not file for re-election. Larry “Jack” Mueller was the only new candidate who filed for

election; he will take Serrano’s seat. The official date that Villa, Garcia and Serrano will begin their duties as council members is May 28.

All Yorktown city council members running unopposed

DeWittInBrief Pesticide training offered in Gonzales Private pesticide applicator training willl be offered from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Gonzales County Farm Bureau building, located on 1731 Seydler Street in Gonzales. Anyone wishing to obtain a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted use pesticides on their property is invited to attend this training. Those attending this class need to come to the Texas AgriLife Extension-Gonzales County Office to purchase a study manual and obtain sample test questions prior to April 19. The cost of study materials is $40 and the fee for the class is $10. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 830-672-8531.

The Quarry ribbon-cutting ceremony set for March 29 The Cuero Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the The Quarry Homes located at 118 E. Main Street on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. An open house will follow the ceremony.

13th Annual Wildflower 5k scheduled for March 31 The Cuero Wellness Center will host the 13th Annual Wildflower 5k on Saturday, March 31 at Cuero Municipal Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Continued from Page 1A Manufacturing jobs have grown at a rate of 3.2 percent over the year, outpacing the national growth rate for Manufacturing of 2.0 percent. The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the lowest January unemployment

and the race begins at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $20 per person before March 23 or $25 per person on race day. The cost for high school students is $15 before March 23 or $20 on race day. A Tshirt is gauranteed to the first 60 people to register. For more information, contact the Cuero Wellness Center at 361275-9355 or the Cuero Chamber of Commerce at 361-275-2112.

Cuero Wellness Center’s Wildflower Jog on March 31 The Cuero Wellness Center will host the 4th Annual Junior Wildflower Jog on Saturday, March 31 at Cuero Municipal Park. Registration will be held from 7 a.m. to 8:15. The race will begin at 8:45 a.m. The cost of entry is $5 per child. All participants will receive an award. For more information, contact the Cuero Wellness Center at 361275-9355 or the Cuero Chamber of Commerce at 361-275-2112.

USDA Rural Development presentation on March 27 The Yorktown Economic Development Corporation, Inc., and Citizens Bank of Yorktown will host a USDA Rural Development presentation on programs and opportunities available for community, business and economic development at 6:30 p.m.

on Tuesday, March 27. The program will be held in the meeting room of the Yorktown branch of Citizens’ Bank, located on 311 East Main Street. All entities of public, business and organizational groups are invited. There is no charge for attendance. Contact the YEDC at 361- 5642661 or for more more information.

Friends of Softball to host softball camp Saturday Friends of Cuero Softball will host a softball camp on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the new softball field. The cost of participation is $25 per player or $20 per player for team groups of eight or more. For more information, contact Brenda Martin at 361-243-6114.

Cuero Community Hospital holding blood drive April 5 Cuero Community Hospital will host a blood drive in the education classroom on April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with a parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health may donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, the last four digits of their social security number and their birth date. For more information, contact Pat Catron at 275-0510.

JOBLESS RATE rate in the state at 4.1 percent. The Odessa MSA came in second at 4.9 percent, and the Amarillo MSA third at 5.2 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in January, down from 7.4 percent in December, and down from 8.1 percent in January 2011. The

Texas unemployment rate is one full percentage point below the national unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. Texas has remained below the national unemployment rate for 61 months. January’s is the lowest unemployment rate in Texas since April 2009.

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Construction of KMCC pipeline spans across seven-county region Project costs estimated $220 million

By GLENN REA Record Editor & Publisher

A somewhat quieter, less flashy aspect of the search for petroleum in DeWitt County has been the construction of pipelines. For over a year the steady trek of pipelines has made its way west to east with plans to move oil and condensate to refineries on the coast. Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline Project is a 61-mile new construction and 109mile existing natural gas pipeline that will be converted to liquids. The 20”, 24” and 30” pipelines originate in Petrohawk’s Black Hawk Field in the Eagle Ford Shale. The line will extend to the Houston Ship Channel where it initially delivers condensate to multiple terminating facilities with access to local refineries, petrochemical plants and docks. The counties involved in this project include DeWitt, Victoria, Jackson, Wharton, Fort Bend, Harris and Brazoria. This project is estimated to cost $220 million and is scheduled to be completed in June. The pipeline will have

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Kinder Morgan’s Allen Fore speaks to the Cuero Rotary Club recently. a capacity for approximately 300,000 barrels per day and will initially transport 50,000 barrels per day of condensate for Petrohawk. Allen Fore, director of public affairs for KinderMorgan, spoke at Cuero Rotary Club recently. He said just over 21 miles of the KMCC pipeline project will travel through DeWitt County. There will also be a pump station constructed on Bell Road between Cuero and Yorktown. This station will provide pressure to transport condensate (and crude oil) from producers in the Eagle Ford Shale to customers in the Houston Ship Channel. This station will cost $25 million to construct and will have 15,300 hp.

The capacity of the station is 300,000 barrels per day. It covers about 99 acres. Constructing the pipeline has not been constroversy. without With the strength of eminent domain over landowners, KMCCPP has earned negative reaction from some landowners which may have to be decided in court. But as others have analyzed the project, when completed it should reduce the trucktanker traffic on county roads considerably. Some have estimated when the is pushing pipeline 50,000 bbls. a day to Houston, it could reduce over 300 truck transports per day. There is also the financial benefit of the project. The pipeline will deal with 61 landowners which means lease checks. The company also notes a large number of temporary construction jobs and it expects to pay about $863,000 in tax revenue locally. Fore said his company is also attempting to publicize Kinder-Morgan Foundation that provides grants to nonprofit youth programs in the communities where they have operations. He said additional information is available at their website: www.kindermorgan. com.

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The Alpha Phi Initiation Ceremony was held during the Alpha Phi 78th Birthday Celebration in Yoakum.The Ceremonials Chairman was Anna Marie Garcia from Nordheim. The Initiates were Pam Wick from Hallettsville and Sarah Hahn from Yorktown.

Alpha Phi Chapter celbrated 78th birthday on March 3 The Alpha Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International celebrated its 78th birthday anniversary on March 3 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Parish Hall in Yoakum. The theme of the celebration was “Renewing Friendships in Alpha Phi 78 Years Young.” The group met at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship, conducted an initiation ceremony for two new members, and ate a salad luncheon hosted by Yoakum member, Linda Colman. A welcome was given by President Joyce Ann Warwas. An impressive initiation ceremony for Sarah Hahn from Yorktown and Pam Wick from Hallettsville was conducted by Ceremonial Chairman Anna Marie Garcia, with help from Vivian Mozisek and Lana Helmers. Both initiates were presented with a red rose after signing the official register. “Grace” was sung by Anna Marie Garcia. A delicious combination of chicken, fruit, broccoli and cauliflower

salads were served with bubbly tea. The meal was catered by A Taste Above from Cuero. A chocolate birthday cake was served by Linda Colman after singing “Happy Birthday Alpha Phi.” The celebration closed with the singing of “The Delta Kappa Gamma Song” led by Anna Marie Garcia and Beverly Cheshire. A tour of the Parish Hall and Holy Cross Lutheran Church was given by Linda Colman. The use of the building was explained and admired by the onlookers. “Thanks” were expressed to Linda Colman for chairing the event. Members who attended from Yoakum were Linda Colman and Beverly Cheshire; from Hallettsville, Vivian Mozisek and Pam Wick; from Shiner, Dixie Tucker and JoAnn Winkenwerder; from Nordheim, Janice Brown, Lana Helmers, Anna Marie Garcia, Lisa Karnei and Joyce Ann Warwas; and from Yorktown, Sarah Hahn.


CDC to host workshop March 29 On Thursday, March 29, the Cuero Development Corporation will host a workshop to unveil the

new business retention and expansion grant program. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the

Cuero Library. For more information on the workshop, contact CDC Director Randall Malik at 361-275-8178.

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On Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, the Crossroads of Texas Living History Association and Presidio La Bahia will stage a reenactment of the occupation of the fort by Colonel Fannin and the Goliad Massacre of Colonel Fannin and his men at Presidio La Bahia in Goliad. The annual event has been held for the past 26 years. Last year’s admissions exceeded 4,500. Battles will take place around the fort

during the day on March 24. There will be the sounds of muskets and cannons discharging and the air will be full of black powder smoke. The costumes worn will be those from that period in history. In the evening, candlelight tours will be conducted through the barracks, the Mexican officer’s quarters and there will be a hospital scene in the chapel where the Texan prisoners will be held.

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Voter ID bill rejected by Washington


By ED STERLING Texas Press Association

AUSTIN - Texas’ new law supporters say is meant to prevent voter fraud got a thumbsdown from the U.S. Department of Justice on March 12. If the federal government had allowed the law to take effect in its present form, voters would have been required to present a state-approved identification card in addition to their voter registration card at the polls in order to cast a ballot. In a March 12 news release that came out the day the Justice Department made its decision public, the Brennan Center for Justice in Washington, D.C., stated “Texas’ photo ID law could prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting a ballot, including a disproportionate number of minorities.” Although passed by the Texas Legislature as Senate Bill 14 and signed into law in 2011, the law is subject to a higher level of scrutiny by Section 5 of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of

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1965. The Lone Star State, because of its history of racial discrimination in elections, under Section 5 must receive preclearance for any changes in voting qualifications, standards, practices or procedures prior to their implementation. Preclearance can be given by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or the U.S. Department of Justice headed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Texas’ chief elections officer, Secretary of State Hope Andrade, expressed disappointment in the Justice Department’s decision but state Attorney General Greg Abbott said the action was “no surprise, given the Obama Administration’s denial of a similar law in South Carolina.” Gov. Rick Perry, in a March 12 statement, said the Justice Department “has no valid reason for rejecting this important law, which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo identification necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane.” On the other hand, Section 5 is in place to hold certain states and other jurisdictions where inequality has been a problem, to more stringent requirements to uphold the 15th Amendment’s guarantee that no citizen shall be denied the right to vote on account of race or

color. Several organizations came forward in support of the Justice Department’s decision to deny preclearance, including the League of Women Voters, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the NAACP and the Texas Democratic Party. State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, said, “What the Justice Department said in its ruling was that Texas failed to prove that the changes in law would not have a retrogressive effect on minority voters. In other words, the new law would make it harder for minority citizens to vote than the existing requirements already set in state law.” Secretary of State Andrade, in a March 12 press release said, “My office will continue working with the Texas Attorney General’s Office in seeking to implement the will of the citizens of Texas, as enacted by our duly elected representatives in the Texas Legislature.” On March 14, Abbott filed a motion to revise the state’s pending complaint seeking preclearance. The revised motion challenges the constitutionality of Section 5 itself. After filing the motion Abbott explained, “As recently as two months ago, (U.S. Supreme Court) Justice (Anthony) Kennedy stated from the bench that Section 5 places Texas at a disadvantage compared to other


states. The Department of Justice is using Section 5 to deny Texas the right to enforce a law that is allowed under the U.S. Constitution. Section 5 cannot trump the Constitution.”

Combs touts transparency rating Texas has received the top ranking for government spending transparency in an annual report on all states issued by the consumer watchdog U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced March 14. Combs’ office’s website provides a way for citizens to keep tabs on state and local governmental finances and spending.

Apple to beef up operations here Gov. Rick Perry on March 9 announced Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. “will expand its presence in Texas with a $304 million investment in a new campus in Austin that will create more than 3,600 new jobs.” In exchange for Apple’s commitment to create these new jobs in Texas, the state has offered Apple an investment of $21 million over 10 years through the Texas Enterprise Fund managed by the governor’s office.

The Nancy Garza Memorial in the 3-14-12 edition should have read With Love, Tammy.

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Frances B. Vick, left, J.P. Bryan, center, and Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco pose for photographs at the TSHA Conference held in Houston on March 2.

Orozco elected fellow of Historical Association By ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ The Cuero Record Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, formerly of Cuero, was recently elected a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association. Her election was announced at the annual conference held in Houston on March 2. “It’s an honor to be elected. Most of the people on the fellowship are published scholars in Texas history,” Orozco said. Orozco said that she’s the third Hispanic woman who has received this honor and one of two who is still living. Each year, the TSHA names several fellows; a fellow is the highest honor that the association bestows on scholars who research and publish Texas history. Orozco said that her interest in Texas history was spurred in college. “I took a Mexican American history class in 1978 in which I had to write a research paper. From then on, I became interested in history and studied it over time. Texas was my major area of study,” Orozco said. In her career in academics, Orozco has written 80 encyclopedic articles for the New Handbook of Texas for the TSHA. She also co-

edited Mexican Americans in Texas History and wrote No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, which was published by the University of Texas in Austin. “Right now I’m working on a book about my student activism in college ... It’s a collection of my writings. I used to write letters to the editor and open editorials. I was also a columnist at the student newspaper at UCLA, so it’s from all of that,” Orozco said. Orozco began her education at Texas State University at San Marcos and then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. She pursued graduate studies at UCLA. She has advice for students who are currently in the process of applying for college. “I initially wasn’t admitted to UT Austin, because I had low SAT scores. But you have to keep trying and figure out what you’re doing wrong. Sometimes, people do not recognize your potential. You alone have to recognize your potential and act on that,” Orozco said. Dr. Orozco is currently chair of ENMU-Ruidoso’s history and humanities department.

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Wednesday Life Groups Meal Provided for Children 7 p.m. K-5 GIG 7 p.m. 6-8 Jr. High Life Group 7 p.m. Men & Women’s Life Group 7 p.m. Various Life Groups available throughout the week Check our website calendar for current activities

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‘Clean-Up, Fix-Up’ Yoakum played host to German Society’s to begin Monday statewide convention

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The Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will partner in the “Spring Clean-Up, Fix-Up” campaign to be held Monday through Saturday, March 31. All residential customers and business property owners with seven or fewer employees living inside the city may use the Citizens’ Collection Center during this week free of charge upon the presentation of a paid City of Cuero utility bill. The Collection Center is located on Highway 87 South across from Weber Motor Co. Items accepted at the Collection Center include magazines, brush, furniture, newspapers, cardboard, lumber, roofing materials, and appliances, refrigerated appliances should have the compressor and freon removed. Items which are not accepted at the Collection Center includes paint (unless dried up in the can), pesticides, motor oil, batteries, anti-freeze, hazardous wastes, fluorescent light bulbs, caustic chemicals, bricks/concrete, fencing, and glass. Also no electronic waste, which includes televisions, computer moni-

tors, or electronic devices. The Collection Center will be open to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the clean-up campaign. Elderly and/or handicapped persons and residential property owners who are unable to take their items to the Collection Center may call the chamber to be placed on a list so that county crews can pick up the items for recycling or disposal. Items need to be placed at the curbside or in the alley way if dumpsters are located in an alley. Brush must be in a separate pile from all other trash items for city/county crews to pick up. Do not put brush or trash items near dumpsters, gas meters, utility poles or telephone poles. Such items will not be picked up until they are moved. Individuals needing trash pick-up, must call the chamber office at 2752112 no later than Friday, March 23. Once items are picked up, crews will not come back to pick up items from that location again. For more information contact the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 275-2112.

KCB ‘Extravaganza’ on Saturday

The Keep Cuero Beautiful Committee will host the Sixth Annual Garage “Extravaganza” Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The community is invited to participate in the sale. KCB encourages non-profits, such as schools, sports, church groups or civic clubs, to take advantage of this opportunity to reach a large and enthusiastic crowd of shoppers. The committee encourages those who are interested in participating to start spring cleaning now and gather items that are clean, useable, and will fill a void in someone

else’s closet, home or yard for the sale. Items that are welcome for the sale include craft items, fun art, sports equipment, furniture, tools, and all types of new or used household items. Food vendors are also welcome at the sale. KCB will rent booth spaces to food vendors on a firstcome, first-served basis. Live animals, guns and ammo will not be accepted to be sold. Groups or individuals may purchase a space or two spaces for a booth. The City of Cuero will waive the garage sale permit required. Booth spaces are avail-

able on the inner floor or around the perimeter of the pavilion. Because of the city’s pavilion expansion project last summer, there will be more perimeter spaces available to rent. Entry forms are available at the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, 124 E. Church, 361-2752112. For more information, email Linda Henderson at lhenderson2 KCB will be selling quarts of hot, spicy dill pickles and requests that anyone who has glass quart jars taking up space donate them to the organization.

Wildflower 5k on March 31


On Saturday, March 3, the doors of the Yoakum Community Center opened at 8 a.m. to a chorus of “Guten Tag” and “Guten Morgen.” Over 400 persons, many dressed in traditional trachten and all sharing an interest in all things German, were in attendance as the Texas German Society held its annual state convention in Yoakum. The Lavaca/DeWitt County Chapter hosted the event and provided a diverse slate of speakers, exhibits, and vendors. With music in the background, the first hour was filled with registration, breakfast and visiting. At 9 a.m., the day’s events began with the Presentation of Colors by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 854, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Reverend Jonathon Mielke of Holy Cross Lutheran Church then offered the Invocation. Both Lavaca/DeWitt County Chapter President Charles Soehnge and Texas German Society State President Robert Herridge then offered a warm welcome to all attendees. Local dignitaries Yoakum Mayor Annie Rodriguez and DeWitt County Judge Daryl also welcomed the convention attendees. Klaus-Jochen Guehlcke, the Deputy Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, offered comments relevant to the influence of German culture and its continued impact on today’s world. The Sons of Hermann organization presented President Charles Soehnge with a citation commending the Texas German Society in its ongoing efforts to preserve German culture. Featured speakers were Judy Soehnge, Don Kaspar and Patsy Hand. Judy Soehnge’s speech about her ancestors’ arrival in Texas from Europe included charming anecdotes. Don Kaspar spoke about the evolution of Kaspar Wire Works from sim-

ple tools and accessories into an international corporation. Patsy Hand shared her expertise in genealogy and provided valuable information about those who might be searching the Indianola database. Information was also provided about the German Veterans Roll and how to enroll any veteran of German heritage. The “German Trails” of Texas also were discussed and information provided about their location and historical significance. The New Braunfels Village Brass Band then took the stage and toes began to tap as they played and sang traditional German songs. The music was continued as Hermann Gruneberg played keyboard during a traditional German meal of roast pork, bratwurst, German potatoes, red cabbage, peas and carrots, rolls, and fruit cobbler. After lunch, the business meeting of the convention was conducted. Information was provided about “Das Haus” the preserved farmhouse which serves as a base for the Texas German Society. Everyone was invited to visit and reminded that donations for its preservation would be gladly appreciated. The convention observed a moment of silence in memory of those members who had died during the previous year. Especially close to the Lavaca/ DeWitt Chapter members was Monroe Rathkamp, who lost his life due to an auto accident in February. The Texas German Society presents scholarships to students who have an interest in German culture. Kallie Koph-mann from La Grange was present at the convention with her parents, teacher and German exchange student friend. She read her winning essay about her visit to Koln, Germany, and her future plans to study art restoration because of the impact of seeing the Koln Cathedral being restored.

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The Cuero Wellness Center will host the 13th Annual Wildflower 5k on Saturday, March 31 at Cuero Municipal Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 per person before March 23 or $25 per person on race day. The cost for high school students is $15 before March 23 or $20 on race day. A T-shirt is gaurenteed to the first 60 people to register. For more information, contact the Cuero Wellness Center at 361275-9355 or the Cuero Chamber of Commerce at 361-275-2112.

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Ellyce Morgan Hansen

Ellyce Morgan Hansen, 97, of Cuero passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was born May 9, 1914 in DeWitt County to the late Kos and Inez Preston Morgan. She married her late husband, Frederick Louis Hansen in 1937 in Las Cruses, N.M. She was a domestic engineer, rancher, and a retired school teacher. Ellyce was a sixth generation Texan, whose ancestors included Sarah Bradley Dodson, maker of the first Lone Star flag of Texas, and Texas Patriot, Colonel James Morgan, whose indentured servant , Emily Morgan, is known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” for her role in the Battle of San Jacinto. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Caroline Hansen Braly and husband, W. Grant Braly, M.D., of Houston; son, Fred Morgan Hansen, D.D.S. of Houston; sister, Doris Morgan Steele; grandchildren, William Schuyler ‘Sky’ Hansen of Venice, California, Katrine ‘Katie’ Elise Hansen Heckel of Seattle, Washington, Frank Hansen Braly, Houston Lee Braly II, M.D., and Morgan Fain Braly, all of Houston; and great-grandchildren, Haley Rain Hansen and Maya Blu Hansen, both of Venice, Calif. and Valerie Ann Heckel and Nathan Frederick Heckel, both of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Frank Louis Hansen, D.D.S., M.S.D.; sister, Melba Morgan Fly; and brotherin-laws, William Lamar Fly and Ret. Colonel Richard A. Steele. Visitation waas held Friday, March 16, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services were held

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Cuero with Pastor Bill Cotman officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bennie Ray Baros, Frank Hansen Braly, Houston Lee Braly II, M.D., Claiborne ‘Clay’ Cowan, William ‘Bill’ Lamar Fly Jr., William Schuyler ‘Sky’ Hansen, Todd Frederick Heckel, and Javier Zamarripa. Honorary pallbearers included Benjamin ‘Ben’ Miller Cowan, Robert Kyle Cowan, Sr., Robert ‘Rob’ Kyle Cowan, Jr. M.D., Robert Michael ‘Mike’ Steele, and Richard ‘Rick’ Andre Steele II. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 N McLeod, Cuero, Texas 77954 and The Frank L. Hansen Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo, 307 N Esplanade, Cuero, Texas 77954. The family wishes to thank the professional and caring staff of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, but most especially Maggie Trevino, Brandy DaSilva, and Ernestine Kitchen for the help and loving care in Cuero throughout the years. You may send condolences or sign the guest book at www.freund Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

ed her in death on Feb. 8, 1954. She was a member of Cuero Baptist Church in Cuero. Lila is survived by two sons, Charles Dudley Hargrove and wife Nieta of Rosharon and Oliver Hargrove and wife Bebe of Columbus; daughterin-law, Bernice Hargrove of Columbus; sisters, Lucille Mayces of San Antonio, Jane Peterson of Kingslands and Polly Brazil of Fresno, Calif.; brother, Joe Jenkins of Alice; eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Minnie Lee (Tye) Jenkins, husband, Robert Dudley Hargrove, son, O’Daniel Hargrove, eight siblings, Mary Roberts, Rose Gregory, Evie McAdams, Ruby Matthews, Charles R. “Buck” Jenkins, Robert E. “Piggy” Jenkins, Cecil Jenkins and Marvin Jenkins; and greatgranddaughter, Tiffany Garcia. Visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero with Pastor Clayton Wallin officiating under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas. Memorials are suggested to The Gideons Memorial Bible Chairman, The Gideons International, P.O. Box 735, Columbus, TX 78934. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hennekefuneralhom Henneke Funeral Home.

Lila Mae Hargrove Lila Mae Hargrove, 96, of Columbus, Texas and formerly from Cuero, passed away on March 17, 2012 in Columbus. She was born on Sept. 28, 1915 to Marvin Jenkins and Minnie Lee (Tye) Jenkins in Bishop, Texas. Lila had retired from Cuero I.S.D. as a manager in the Middle School Cafeteria. On May 26, 1934 she married Robert Dudley Hargrove whom preced-

Douglas P. Taylor Douglas P. Taylor, age 53, of Corpus Christi and formerly of Cuero, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 with his loving and devoted wife of 34 years at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Douglas was born on August 14, 1958 to Lewis J. and Lillian (Gohlke) Taylor. Doug was raised in Cuero where he met and married the love of his life and true soul mate.

They moved to Corpus Christi so Doug could start his career in the oil industry. Out of the 31 years he lived in Corpus, he worked 27 of them for TIW, Corp. where he was proud and honored to become the district manager of the South Texas area. He and Sandra were proud owners of Air & Filters in Corpus Christi. Doug was a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Oilfield Christian Fellowship. Doug was a great outdoorsman who loved boating, fishing, hunting and most of all golfing with his many, many, golf buddies. He will be remembered mostly by his big warm smile and kind, genuine heart. Doug was a big family man who loved his wife, two daughters and son in laws and two beautiful granddaughters. Before his death he was ecstatic to hear the news that both his daughters were pregnant each with a baby boy. His family was the most important joy in his life and he cherished “family day in the pool” every Sunday of the summer months. Doug will always be remembered for his love of family. He was a wonderful husband, dad, father in law, “Popo,” son in law, brother in law, brother and uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all those who lovingly called him “Tater,” his friends and the many, many people whose lives he has touched. He is survived by his wife Sandra Spears Taylor of Corpus Christi, daughters Jenny (Adam) Remlinger, Alyse (Jeff) Gonzalez granddaughters Katelyn Remlinger and Brylie Gonzalez, all of Corpus Christi, sister Debbie Rose of The Woodlands, brothers Bruce Taylor of Corpus Christi, Terry Taylor of Deer Park and many special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi. Doug loved life immensely and wanted no one to cry or mourn his death, so immediately following the memorial service a celebration of life will be hosted by two of his special friends, Darel and Angela Blohm at his favorite “watering hole,” Whiskey River in Corpus Christi. Burial will take place at 7 p.m. on March 24 at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero. In honor of Doug’s love of golf and being very “casual and comfortable” the family requests that all who attend any of the days events to please wear your golf or “casu-

al/comfortable” attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be given to the CC API/Oscar Golf Tournament Doug Taylor Memorial. Contributions may be sent to Sandra Taylor at 2141 Joplin Lane, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414.

Thomas B. Torres Thomas B. Torres, 69, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012. He was born Dec. 21, 1942 in Smiley to the late Jesus G. and Natividad Bustamante Torres. He was formerly married to Mary Helen Torres. He was a welder, rancher, and mechanic. He is survived by his children, Yvonne Torres of Yorktown, Richard Torres of Edinberg, and Alex Torres, Norma Torres, Roger Torres, Lorina Rodriguez, Debbie Torres and Timothy Bailey, all of Victoria; sister, Virginia Cruz of Fort Worth, brothers, Jesse, Eugene and Chris Torres; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Mike, Nick, Clifton and Albert Torres. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Friday, March 16, 2012, 2:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Westhoff Cemetery. Pallbearers included Rex Marin, Joshua Torres, David Villarreal, Cody Pena, Elias Torres, Matthew Pena and Jamie Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers included Lias ‘Bubba’ Steen and Freddy Lee Williams. Memorial contributions may be made to DaVita Lakeview Center in Cuero. You may send condolences or sign the guest book at www.freundfuneralhome. com. Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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A supper of friend chicken, rolls, vegetable and desserts was enjoyed by Post and Auxiliary members followed by the Auxiliary meeting conducted by President Barbara Hartman. The opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were held by all. The treasurer and secretary both gave their reports. The Auxiliary has 154 members. Cards received from the families of Leon Nagel and Vernice Luthy thanking the Auxiliary for memorials to their churches in their memory were read. A card from Carrie Mae Buchhorn thanking the Auxiliary for the “get well” card and prayers was read. The Texas VFW Foundation thanked the Auxiliary for the donation that was sent. General orders were read by the president. “Thank you” and “appreciation” cards were received from Westhoff pre-k, Meyersville kindergarten and first grade, and Hunt Elementary for the flags, rulers and pencils that Auxiliary gave them. The chaplain sent one “get well” and one “thinking of you” card. The Auxiliary sent two memorials. The meeting adjourned to meet again at 7 p.m. on April 12. The Post members will serve the meat. All Post and Auxiliary members are asked to bring a vegetable or dessert. L e n a L e i st, se c r e ta r y

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AUSTIN - Texas high school seniors who care about the environment have the chance to win a college scholarship by composing a 350-word essay explaining what they’ve done to improve the litter situation in their community. The ninth annual “Don’t Mess with Texas” Scholarship is sponsored by BASF Corporation’s Freeport, Texas, location in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. “Don’t Mess with Texas” is accepting essays for the 2012 Scholarship through April 20, 2012. “This scholarship is such a fit for what we at BASF are trying to accomplish. From the products we make that impact the quality of our lives every day to how we operate our facilities safely and as good stewards of our environment, we are living the ‘Don't Mess with Texas’ philosophy,” said Chris Witte, Sr. Vice President and Site Manager, BASF Freeport. “Plus, by supporting the educational initiative, it further aligns with our mission of ensuring we have trained, qualified people available to enter the workforce, or even join our industry one day. So BASF is proud - honored to be able to support this scholarship and the Keep Texas Beautiful organization, while continuing to spread the word that those of us who live in Texas, need to take care of Texas." The first-place winner will receive $3,000. The second- and third-place winners will receive $1,000 each. “Don’t Mess With Texas” is a litter

prevention campaign sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation. The scholarship is one of TxDOT’s efforts to generate more youth involvement in the campaign. “The scholarship requires students to write an essay explaining the litter prevention efforts they’ve made in their community, and we’re always impressed with how hard many high school students work to keep Texas beautiful,” said Brenda Flores-Dollar, program administrator for TxDOT’s Travel Information Division, which manages the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign. Eligibility: • Any high school senior graduating spring 2012, who currently resides and attends school in Texas • Seniors planning to further their education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university (public or private) in Texas • Timeline: March 15, 2012 – April 20, 2012. Materials are due via email or must be postmarked by April 20, 2012. Requirements: • A 300 to 350 word-essay identifying a litter problem in the student’s school or community and the action he or she took to address it • A completed Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship application sent online or by mail with the essay by April 20, 2012. For the application, mailing address or further details, visit



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Track and field athletes

St. Michael’s School sent five fourth- and fifth-graders to compete in the St. Michael’s School track and field meet in Weimar earlier this month. Trey Moore won second place in softball throw. Jared Sauer took second place in the 800-meter run, third place in the 200, thirrd place in the softball throw, and seventh place in the 60. Shown from left are Trey Moore, Madelyn Weber, Jakob Denton, Hannah Weber and Jared Sauer.

WESTHOFF ISD Following is the Westhoff ISD breakfast menu: Wednesday, March 21-egg and cheese pocket, cereal, milk/juice Thursday, March 22-pig in a blanket, cereal, milk/juice Friday, March 23-scrambled eggs, cereal, toast, milk/juice Monday, March 26-oatmeal, cereal, toast, milk/juice Tuesday, March 27-break-

fast taco, cereal, milk/juice Following is the Westhoff ISD lunch menu: Wednesday, March 21sausage on a stick, pork and beans, garden salad, pears, bread, milk Thursday, March 22-baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, bread, milk Friday, March 23-pizza or

fish, garden salad, corn, strawberries and bananas, crackers, milk Monday, March 26-chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, summer squash, pineapple, bread, milk Tuesday, March 27-corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, peas, apple wedges, crackers, milk

MEYERSVILLE ISD Following is the Meyersville ISD breakfast menu: Wednesday, March 21-ham and cheese croissant, cereal, yogurt, juice/milk Thursday, March 22sausage biscuit, cereal, juice/milk Friday, March 23-waffles, cereal, yogurt, juice/milk Monday, March 26-pig in a

blanket, cereal, juice/milk Tuesday, March 27-donut, cereal, yogurt, juice/milk Following is the Meyersville ISD lunch menu: Wednesday, March 21hamburger, salad, french fries, fruit, milk Thursday, March 22nachos with beef, ranch style beans, salad, crackers, fruit,

milk Friday, March 23-hot dog, sliced cucumbers, carrots, pretzels, fruit, milk Monday, March 26-steakfingers, mashed potatoes, peas, roll, fruit, milk Tuesday, March 27-chicken and noodles, green beans, crackers, fruit, milk

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March is “Music in Our Schools Month” and Hunt Elementary students are celebrating by playing on their new instruments - a bass xylophone and two alto metallophones, purchased with funds raised by saving Box Tops for Education. Pictured are, from left, Bryson Meyer, Kara Blank, Linda Markert (teacher) and Marck Valle.

Happy Birthday Anthony Valezuela March 21st

Diane Mendez March 22nd Janie Zelinger Elaine Vasquez March 23rd Joe Sanchez

March 24th Delores Joseph

March 25th Jacob Echavarria Ricky Varela Sr. Brad Saenz

March 26th Michael Ruiz Sr. Stephen Cervates

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March 8

Danail Garcia, 32, of Victoria, Bond Forfeiture / Indecency with Child / Sexual Contact (Victoria County), Bond of $20,000, DCSO Jesus Alvarado, 41, of Hallettsville, Violation of Probation / Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1G Drug Free Zone, No Bond, DCSO Guadalupe Perez Jr., 43, of Cuero, Theft of Property < $50 w/Previous Conviction, Bond of $1,000, DCSO

March 9

Marcos Perez Jr., 34, of Yorktown, Motion to Revoke Probation / Deadly Conduct (Dawson County), Bond of $2,000, Motion to Revoke Probation / Possession of Controlled Substance / Cocaine (Dawson County), No Bond, DCSO Earl Fitzgerald Hickerson, 44, of Missouri City, Violation of Probation/Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon, No Bond, DCSO

Ramiro Alaniz, 33, of Karnes City, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000, DCSO

March 10 Clarence Jenkins, 54, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Bryan Ward, 32, of Fayetteville, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $4,000, DPS

March 11 Alfred McKinney, 23, of Cuero, Class C / No Drivers License, Fine of $295.80 (30 Days to Pay) Class C / Failure to Appear – No Driver License, Fine of $392 (30 Days to Pay), Class C / Speeding 1/10 Over Limit, Fine of $306.80 (30 Days to Pay), Class C / Failure to Appear / Speeding, Fine of $392 (30 Days to Pay), DCSO Maria Ramirez, 30, of Bloomington, Class C / No Liability Insurance, Fine of $578.50 (30 Days to Pay), Class C / Speeding 11/15 over Limit, Fine of $273 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Desmond Deleon, 37, of Cuero, Class B/Disorderly Conduct Discharge/Display Firearm, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD

March 12 Jose Rodriguez, 38, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine $364.00 (30 days to pay), Cuero PD Omar Sherman, 44, of Humble, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, (Victoria Co) , Bond of $5,000, DCSO Alfred McKinney, 23, of Cuero, Class C/ Display/Obtain Wrong License Plate, Fine (30 Days to Pay), Class C/Driving While License Invalid, Fine (30 Days to Pay), DPS Alan Roberts, 19, of Cuero, Failure to Attend School, Fine of $662, Cuero PD

March 13 Jose, Castillio-Sanchez, 40, of Manor, Driving while license invalid with previous convic-

tions, Bond of $2,000, DPS Latamara, Roberts, 30, of Cuero, VOP/Theft by Check $20<$500, (Victoria County) $500.00 PR Bond, DCSO Kanesha, Williams, 21, of Yoakum, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions, Bond of $2,000 Yoakum PD Robert Ennis, 56, of Yoakum, VOP/Theft by Check, Bond of $1,000, DCSO

March 14 Melissa, Gamez, 34, of Cuero, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions, Bond of $2, 000, DPS Pena, Jose, 28, of Kilo, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Cuero PD Antonio, Ruiz, 42, of Cuero, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Yorktown PD Alejandro, Sanchez, 19, of Winnie, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Yorktown PD Walfern, Hernandez, 23, of Houston, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Cuero PD Mario, Perez, 27, of Cuero, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Cuero PD Jesus Lucio, 17, of Houston, Illegal Entry, No Bond, Cuero PD Lechuga, Alberto, 44, of Cedar Creek, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction, 2,000, DCSO Andrew Yardley, 29, of Aransas Pass, Motion to Revoke/Driving While Intoxicated (Nueces Co), No Bond, DCSO Eddie, Minor, 37, of San Antonio, Indecency to a Child and Repeat Offender, $75,000, Assault Family Violence, $1,000 Aaron, Guzman, 27, of Edna, Criminal Trespass, $1,000, Failure to Appear, Fine (Payment Plan), Driving While License Invalid-Surcharge, Fine $267 (Payment Plan), Yorktown PD

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DEWITT COUNTY SO ACTIVITY REPORT Following is the DeWitt County Sheriff’s activity report for March 9-15 as submitted to The Record by the DCSO. Number of loose livestock calls-13 Make or assist with crash scene/DPS-2

March 9 Checked on abandoned vehicle on Loop 51 Assisted Cuero PD with a suspicious person on N Esplanade Arrested subject on warrant on N Gonzales Checked on abandoned vehicle on Loop 105 Responded to a criminal mischief on FM 240 Checked on an abandoned vehicle on Hwy 87S Responded to an accident on Hwy 72W Responded to a civil matter on Pridgen St Responded to a harassment call on Davy Rd Performed a business check on FM 953 Responded to a road hazard on Hwy 72W Assisted with an escort on Hwy 87N Responded to a stolen vehicle on Hwy 183S Responded on a road hazard on Gottschalt Ln Performed a business check on Hwy 183S

March 10 Assisted a motorist on FM 433 Assisted DPS with an accident on Hwy 72W Responded to a loose livestock call on New Hope Baptist Cemetery Rd Checked on an abandoned vehicle on Hwy 77A Checked the welfare of subject on Hwy 183N Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 119 Responded to a loose livestock call on Dagg Rd Took an information report on E Live Oak St Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 183S Responded to a road hazard Crestview Dr Took an information report on E Broadway Performed a business check on Hwy 183S Assisted DPS with an accident on FM 682 Performed a business check on Hwy 72E Attempted to locate a reckless driver on Hwy 87S

March 11 Assisted DPS with an acci-

dent on FM 237 Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 72 Responded to a criminal mischief on Hopkinsville Rd Took a juvenile runaway report on Hwy 183S Responded to a loose livestock on Hwy 111W Assisted Cuero PD with a fight on W Hamilton Responded to a loose animal on N Eckhardt Responded to suspicious activity on FM 236 Performed a business check on Hwy 183S Attempted to locate a reckless driver on Hwy 87S Responded to a suspicious person call on Hwy 183S

March 12 Assisted Cuero PD with an alarm on E Broadway Checked on an abandoned vehicle on Hwy 87S Checked on a road hazard on FM 240 Responded to a civil matter on FM 1447 Responded to an injured deer on Old Gonzales Rd Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 77A Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 72 Spoke to complainant reference a civil matter on Bellevue Cemetery Rd Responded to a missing person report on Richter Rd Responded to suspicious activity on Hwy 111W Took an identity theft report on Mission Valley Rd Responded to a report of criminal trespassing on Musselman Rd

March 13 Responded to an accident on Rappold Rd Responded to a loose livestock call on N Golly Rd Responded to a report of road hazard on Hwy 87S Arrested subject on a warrant on N Gonzales Assisted DPS with an accident on Hwy 119 Responded to a domestic disturbance on Burrow Arrested subject on warrant on N Gonzales Responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call on Dagg Rd Responded to a loose livestock call on Hotz Rd Attempted to locate a suspicious vehicle on Old Cuero Rd Attempted to locate a road hazard on Hwy 87S Attempted to locate a road hazard on Hwy 183S Performed a business check on Hwy 183S

Responded to a suspicious activity call on Hwy 183S

March 14 Assisted Cuero PD on a loud music call on W Main St Assisted a motorist on Hwy 87S Assisted EMS on a call on Hwy 72W Assisted motorist on Hwy 183S Served a warrant on a subject on E Live Oak St Responded to a disturbance call Barnhart Ranch Rd Attempted to locate a reckless driver Hwy 87S Attempted to locate a suspicious vehicle on Hwy 72 Took an information report on FM 953 Attempted to locate a reckless driver on Hwy 87N Performed a business check on Hwy 87N Responded to a suspicious person call on Hwy 183N Assisted Yorktown PD with a juvenile situation on 6th St Performed a civil standby on Lee Ave

March 15 Assisted Cuero PD with an open door call on N Esplanade Responded to an accident on FM 766 Took an information call on Hwy 183 Handled a threats report on E Live Oak St Took an information report on E Live Oak St Arrested subject on a warrant on N Gonzales Responded to a loose livestock call on FM 236 Assisted Cuero PD with suspicious activity on E Morgan Arrested subject on a warrant on E Live Oak St Attempted to locate a suspicious vehicle on Hwy 183S Took a report of an assault on Vasbinder Rd Responded to a loose livestock call on Hwy 87N Responded to a loose livestock call on FM 237

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RecordDeWitt PUBLIC RECORDS Marriage licenses

Christopher R. Urbanovsky and Haley R. Brown Matthew B. Licon and Sylvia N. Rocha Adam L. Snouffer and Jessica J. Berry

Deeds Edmond Allen Cessac and Sammye Sue Cessac to Jenny L. Allen and Leslie M. Allen, with venor’s lien 36.43 acresM. W. Bumstead Veterans Land Board to Vernon B. Petrich, 10 acres-J.T. Tinsley Julia Spence to Lee Gibson and Regena Gibson, 1.208 acres-Refugio Amador Jeff C. Lucas aka Jeffry C. Lucas to Melissa Liendo, “Oak Park add”-City of Cuero Jesus M. Perez to Matthew Guerrero, “Oak Park add”-City of Cuero Everest James Ledwig and Martha Ann Ledwig to Dennis Davis and Estela Davis, 31.283 acres-City of Cuero Matthew Guerrero to Luis Aguilar, “Oak Part add”-City of Cuero David L. Holster and Isabel T. Holster to Chad Dwayne Jalufka, (assumption) City of Yorktown Corporate Relocation Inc. to Adam Arroyo Sr. and Amy Arroyo, “Northwood Estates sub” City of Cuero USA (HUD) to Sally Baker, “exhibit not attached” Kerr-Oaks Properties LTD to Kate’s Place LTD, 3.68 acres City of Cuero-Javy Gonzales Duc Van Tran and Tuyet Thi Tran to Eric Henden Verkovich, no exhibit attached Chad Buesing and Sharon Buesing to Maggie Strieber, .516 acre City of YorktownStephen Best Mildred Whitehead to Craig D. Brown and Darla B. Brown, 30.30 acres-James Quinn Yvonne M. Thamm and Glynn R. Schultz to Harley Phillips, “Fairview add” City of Cuero Pearlie Meador to Willie Earl Carter, “Graves End add” City of Cuero Russell Dean Johnson to


Rayford Dane Johnson, 34.0618 acres-Daniel Davis Darleen R. Dolan and Patrick C. Dolan to Maria G. Morehead and Matthew E. Morehead, “Taylor add” City of Cuero Ophelia R. Gerkin to Adam Serrano, Town of Yorktown Jeannie Neitch and Marvin Neitch to Blake Dunn and Kathy Dunn, Cuero Heights add Joyce A. Lambert and Joe R. Lambert to Frank Hankins, 5.85 acres-J.G. Swisher Ginger Baker to H.O.’s Legacy LLC, non-participating royality interests Refugio Nuncio Jr. to Christina Nuncio, 9.76 acresWilliam L. Lytle DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to George E. Scott, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to George E. Scott, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to George E. Scott, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County to Joe H. Hagan, Melissa Vavrusa and Jode Zavesky, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to Vanita Cheeves, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to Anitha Cheeves, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to DeWitt County (trustee), (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum DeWitt County and Jode Zavesky to Joe R. Rivera, (sheriff’s tax) City of Yoakum Marshel Kremling and Marvin H. Kremling to Corporate Relocation Inc., “Northwood Estates sub” City of Cuero Emmanuel Edwards, Barbara E. Fortson, Muriel Hardin and Marjorie D. Hodges to Stanley F. Kelly, 8.49 acresJ.H. Wood Barbara Scheffler Morisse to Barry Adams, Michaela Ann Morisse, Dana Katherine Morisse Arnold, Ken Arnold, James Bedford Galbraith, Sally Morisse Galbraith, Bruce

Henry Morisse Jr. and Michelle Rae Morrise, sundry tractsI.R.R. Survey Allen S. Dreher and Ruth E. Dreher to Dreher Revocable Living Trust and Allen and Ruth E. Dreher living trust, sundry (2 tracts)-James Duff and G.W. Brooks Oaks Properties to KerrOaks Properties LTD, 3.68 acres City of Cuero-Javy Gonzales Delores Schroeder Zella to Corliss Zella-Slusher, 112.67 acres-N.B. Johnson Dusty Baker to D.K.B. Royalties LLC, “no legal description” Robert C. Davis to Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 1 acre-Javy Gonzales David Calhoon and Bart Debrock to GeoSouthern Energy Corporation, City of Cuero-Javy Gonzales Jeanette Ann Laza and Donald Ray Sievers to Johnnie Bednorz, City of Yorktown George Scott to G&C Enterprises, 13.39 acres-John May Survey Barry Adams to Michaela Morisse Adams, sundry tractsI.R.R. Survey Michelle Ray Morisse to Bruce Henry Morisse Jr., sundry tracts-I.R.R. Survey James Bedford Galbraith to Sally Morisse, sundry tractsI.R.R. Survey Ken Arnold to Dana Morisse Arnold, sundry tracts-I.R.R. Survey Mary E. Simek and Reginald B. Simek to Guadalupe River’s Edge LLC, .96 acres “River Haven section III” Darlene Joyce Cheney, Melissa Cheney and Tracy G. Cheney to Susan Johnston, 2.256 acres and roadway easement-John Graham Rito Pinon to Adriana Melchor, “Williams add” City of Cuero Stiles Cattle Company Partnership to Don M. Stiles Jr., 3 acres City of Cuero-John J. Tumlinson

Oil, gas and mineral leases W.W. “Bill” McCormick III to


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Petrohawk Properties LP, .72 acre (2 tracts)-Kimber W. Barton Pleasantville Cemetery to Petrohawk Properties LP, (paidup) 2 acres-K.W. Barton Cruz Garza Jr. to Blue Eagle Energy LLC, (paid-up) 5.03 acres-L.I& M. Canal Co. Ray Schlarbaum and Rosemary Schlarbaum to Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 1 acre-I.R.R. Co. Lorene Migura and Robert J. Migura to Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 42.4 acres-Franz Henneke Petrohawk Properties LP to Randolph E. Speed, 27.2 acres-J.D. Clements J.M. Hodge aka James M. Hodge Sr. to Petrohawk Properties LP, 1 acre-John McCoy and Hanner Clark Santiago Garza Jr. to Petrohawk Properties LP, .80 acre-John McCoy Emma L. Williams to Geodominion, “extension of primary term” 200 acres-John Simpson Howard Weise to Pioneer Natural Resources, 4.54 acresWilliam Putman and I.R.R. Masharia Holman to GeoSouthern DeWitt Properties LLC, (paid-up) .132 acre-Peter Pate Brick Roger Hodge to Petrohawk Properties LP, 1 acre-John McCoy and Hannah Clark Jo Beth Knezek to Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 4.54 acres-William Putman and I.R.R. Carolyn Ann Frank to Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., 4.54 acres-William Putman and I.R.R. Alice Witte to Pioneer Natural Resources, 4.54 acresWilliam Putman and I.R.R.

Wills and administrations filed for probate Marjorie Parkinsondeceased Frieda M. Bade-deceased Donald B. Ckodre-deceased

April 2 deadline to make second-quarter tax payment April 2 is the deadline for taxpayers that qualify to make their secondquarter home payment. The quarter payment program only applies to homesteads with an over 65 exemption or a disabled exemption. Under the quarter payment program, taxes are paid in four installments without penalty and interest. March is the month for renewals on annual plates (combinations, etc.) Those who have not received a notice may bring in their annual plate number and the information of the vehicle it applies to. Bring in proof of heavy

use tax for truck-tractors with a weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Farm truck tractors with a weight of 55,000 pounds must also show compliance with an IRS form 2290. There is not a fee to pay, but the form must be completed and stamped. Instructions for completing the IRS form 2209 may be found at i2290/index.html A list of IRS offices may be found at localcontacts. For more information, contact the regional vehicle and registration division at 512-374-5271.

RecordFarm&Ranch CUERO LIVESTOCK REPORT March 16 Volume: 906. Cows: 62. Bulls: 32. Packer bulls-heavy weights: 101-114. Lower grades: 75-98. Packer cows-cutter: 89-98. Few cutters: 74-81. Low cutters: 6072. Fat cows: 80-89.Young: 91101. Palpated cows: 71-101. Cow and calf-pairs: one at $1,120. The calf market was very active.

Steer calves Under 200 lbs: 205-265. 250300 lbs: 223-261. 300-350 lbs: 151-235. 350-400 lbs: 154-216. 400-450 lbs: 175-210. 450-500 lbs: 164-205. 500-600 lbs: 169181. 600-700 lbs: 157-174. Over 700 lbs: 114. Heifer calves Under 200 lbs: 200-255. 250300 lbs: 140-215. 300-350 lbs: 155-206. 350-400 lbs: 128-227. 400-450 lbs: 160-193. 450-500 lbs: 154-189. 500-600 lbs: 145180. 600-700 lbs: 129-155.

NIXON LIVESTOCK REPORT March 12 Volume: 157. Steers 200-300 lbs: 230-265. 300400 lbs: 191-238. 400-500 lbs: 169-210. 500-600 lbs: 132-175. 600-700 lbs: 150-155. 700-800 lbs: 90-117. Heifers 200-300 lbs: 171-225. 300400 lbs: 163-225. 400-500 lbs:

161-178. 500-600 lbs: 143-161. 600-700 lbs: 135-145. 700-800 lbs: 85-103. Slaughter cows: 76-93. Slaughter bulls: 92-105. Stocker cows: 810-1060. Pairs: 11601550. Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. will be closed on April 9 for Easter.

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In Cuero call (361) 275-3464 119 East Main St. • Cuero, TX 77954

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In Yorktown call (361) 564-2242 133 East Main St. • Yorktown, TX 78164

Mastercard and Visa Accepted. Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Deadline: Monday, 10:00a.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Legals Cuero ISD is seeking proposals for Food Service Management for the 2012-2013 school year with option of four 1-year renewals. Contact Harold R. High II, Assistant Superintendent for Business, 405 Park Drive, Heights Cuero, Texas 77954. (361) Phone 275-1900, Fax (361)e-mail 275-8597

Pre-Proposal Con ference and Tour is 2:30 pm 04/12/2012 at the Cuero ISD Administration Of fice. RFP’s are due 2:00 pm 04/17/2012.


Pursuant to the Unclaimed Property Code, Chapter 76, notification is hereby given of unclaimed funds being held by the DeWitt County Treasurer for the following persons: Daniel Edwards, Cuero, Texas Ann Formby, Cuero, Texas Walter Gawlik, Cuero, Texas Melvin Grandi, Yoakum, Texas Gloria Hirsch, Yoakum, Texas Harvey Krejci, Cuero, Texas Christi L. Magnia, Victoria, Texas James Munro, Killeen, Texas Francis Pope, Cuero, Texas Olene B. Prasek, Cuero, Texas Prosperity Bank, no address Raymond Shows, Cuero, Texas Nelson Tiemann, no address Adelaide Wade, Cuero, Texas Wells Fargo Bank, no address The above listed persons may contact Peggy Ledbetter, DeWitt County Treasurer at 307 N. Gonzales Street, Cuero, Texas 77954; telephone number 361, 275-0894, for claims. Any person possessing a legal or beneficial interest in the reported property may obtain information concerning the amount of the property and must present proof of the claim to the treasurer and establish the owner’s right to receive the property.

Government Code, we, the undersigned, constituting the entire Commis sioners Court of said County, certify that on the 12th day of March, 2012, at the regular term of court, we compared and examined the monthly report of Peggy Ledbetter, Treasurer of DeWitt County, Texas, for February, 2012, and finding the same correct, entered an order in the minutes approving said report stating total cash and other assets on hand as $16,040,809.75. 12th day of March, 2012. Daryl L. Fowler, County Judge Curtis Afflerbach, Commissioner, Pct.1 James B. Pilchiek, Sr., Commissioner, Pct.2 John C. Oliver, Commissioner,

Pct.3 Donald R. Kuecker, Commissioner, Pct.4 Said report filed for record this SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BE FORE ME, by Daryl L. Fowler, County Judge, and County Commissioners of said DeWitt County, each respectively, on this the 12th day of March, 2012. Attest: Natalie Carson, County Clerk FILED FOR RECORD THIS THE 12th DAY OF MARCH 2012, AND RECORDED ON THE 12th DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Na talie Carson, County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Commissioners Court in and for DeWitt County, Texas.

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and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of DeWitt County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on March 1, 2012, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in April, 2012, the same being the 3rd day of said month, at the door facing the flag pole of the Courthouse of the said County, in the City of Cuero , Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day , beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of DeWitt and the State of Texas, to-wit: Suit No. 04-03-8786, Account No(s). 29960-00327-02250, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. ROBERT JAMES JOHNSON, ET AL, Real Estate described as: 8.307 acres, Nicholas McNutt Survey, Abstract 327, DeWitt County, Texas, as described in partition deed dated, November 8, 1990, by and between Robert James Johnson, etal, and Robert James Johnson, etal, recorded in Volume 350 Page 671, Deed Records of DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $20,770.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $2,472.02; Sale Notes: Suit No. 05-05-8896, Account No(s). 32750-00365-00340, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. LUTISCHE SILLMAN, ET AL, Real Estate described as: 15.31 Acres, more or less, situated in the John Nelson Survey, Abstract 365, Dewitt County, Texas, and described in deed dated March 25, 1986 from Lola D. Johnson to Elmoris H. Johnson, recorded in Volume 322, Page 735, Official Records of DeWitt County, Texas, of which .0.64 Acre, more or less, lies within road right-of-ways as described in Judgment dated July 1, 1911 under Cause Number 3412 and Styled Thomas Hopkins, et al vs. Leticia Cartwright, et al, and recorded in the District Clerk's Court Minutes of Dewitt County, Texas, leaving a residue of 14.67 Acres, more or less., with an adjudged value of $36,880.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $15,268.77; Sale Notes: Suit No. 06-09-9009, Account No(s). 24950-00005-00090, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. EARL S. PRATER, ET AL, Real Estate described as: Lots 9 and 10, Block 5, Lackey & Sheridan Addition, DeWitt County, Texas, as described in Volume 118, Page 387 and Volume 115, Page 356, Deed Records of DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $28,610.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $11,888.57; Sale Notes: Suit No. 06-09-9009, Account No(s). 41300-00001-00010, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. EARL S. PRATER, ET AL, Real Estate described as: Lot 1, Block 1, Southern Heights Addition, an addition to the City of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, as described in Volume 169, Page 665, Deed Records of DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $650.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $458.76; Sale Notes: Suit No. 06-09-9009, Account No(s). 33750-00005-00050, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. EARL S. PRATER, ET AL, Real Estate described as: Lots 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 5, Oak Park Addition, an Addition to the City of Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 124, Page 584, Deed Records of DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $13,600.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $5,021.53; Sale Notes:

Suit No. 10-05-9273, Account No(s). 49350-00086-00042, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. RICKY PEREZ, ET AL, Real Estate described as: 0.172 acre, more or less, being a portion of Block 86, Nau Addition, an addition to the City of Yorktown, DeWitt County, Texas, as described in deed dated September 17, 2001, from Ismael Perez, et ux. to Ricky Perez, in Volume 99, Page 509, Official Public Records of DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $12,590.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $7,569.12; Sale Notes: Suit No. 10-09-9334, Account No(s). 30600-00001-00115-000055, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. JOHN ELDRIDGE, ET AL, Real Estate described as: Personal Property consisting of a 28 x 48 1998 Palm Harbor Mobile Home, Label No. PFS0474556 & PFS0474557, DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $24,080.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $2,458.12; Sale Notes: Suit No. 10-09-9337, Account No(s). 09750-00008-00042-000055, DEWITT COUNTY, ET AL VS. CHARLES GRANT, ET AL, Real Estate described as: Personal Property consisting of a 16 x 76 1999 Town & Country/T & C Mansion Mobile Home, Label No. NTA1008124, DeWitt County, Texas., with an adjudged value of $20,940.00, and an Estimated minimum opening bid of $5,517.17; Sale Notes:

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, DeWitt County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs. Dated at Cuero, Texas, March 1, 2012

Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (512) 634-3709

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Public Notices INVITATION FOR BID The Housing Authority of the City of Runge, Texas will receive bids for: Replacement Win dows of 6-8 units Until 2 p.m. Central Time on the 10th day of April 2012, at 406 North Helena, Runge, Texas 76151, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read out loud. Proposed forms of contract documents, including plans and specifications are on file at the Office of the Housing Authority of the City of Runge at 406 N. Helena, Runge, Texas 76151, and at the Office of William T a m m i n g a Architects at 1716 Clifford Drive, Austin, Texas 78733. Copies of the documents may be obtained by

depositing $30.00 with the Housing Authority of the City of Runge for each set of documents so obtained. Such deposit will be refunded to each person who returns the plans, specifications, and other documents in good condition within 10 days after bid opening. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the Housing Authority of the City of Runge; a U.S. Government bond; or a satisfactory bond executed by the bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds. Attention is called to the provisions for equal employment opportunity, and

payment of not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Specifications must be paid on this project. The Housing Authority of the City of Runge reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any information in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of 45 days subsequent to the opening of bids without consent of the Housing Authority of the City of Runge. NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION DeWitt County will conduct an online auction of surplus county equipment, beginning Saturday March 24, 2012 through Saturday March 31, 2012. Bidders must log on at and register (free) as a bidder. Auction items in clude, but not

limited to: Heavy equipment including tractors, shredder, wood chipper, cab & chassis for large trucks, tilt bed trailer, sweeper, dump truck, various small equipment for offices and other miscellaneous items. Please see all information on www. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Commissioners Court of DeWitt County, Texas, will hold a Public Hear ing, April 9, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the county courtroom of the DeWitt County Courthouse in Cuero, Texas, to consider setting speed limits on Von Haefen, Mueller, Blackwell Lane and Bellevue Cemetery Roads located in Commissioner Precinct No. 1.

Services Housekeeping. Honest thorough. Have references. 361-491-1197.

Lost & Found LOST: Jenny donkey 6yrs old. Nopal area. 361-564-4594. Strayed from Biemer Rd, Yorktown (Lois Kelch Ranch). Red Beefmaster w/horns, ear tag # lower 50’s. Dog found Wednesday. Metting & We unch Rd, Yorktown. 713-299-1035. FOUND Cow. Cotton Patch area. If yours, leave message. 832-423-5035. Female dog found on Main St. March 6th. Contact 713965-3013. MISSING: Sweet & much loved white & black female Fox Terrier/Pointer mix on or near Old Goliad Rd. Thursday March 15. Needs meds. Please call 361-275-2541 if found. Reward!

REAL ESTATE Homes For Sale For Sale or Lease: 4-B,Rm 2-Bath. All appliances. $1950 a month. 275-4109. Will pay cash & quick closing for quality homes, large lots & small acreage in Cuuero. Any size or price considered. Call 361-277-3564 or 361-649-9114. Very nice country home on 7.25 acres in Meyersville ISD. 3BR, 3BA brick home with a 2 car detached garage, inground pool, barn, and corral. 361-6484648 or 361-2751263. Nice house and garage in the town of Taft. 3BR 2BA. Completely remodeled on 1 1/2 corner lots. Nice neighborhood. 1 block from Hwy 181. Call 361-8500776.

Beautiful 3br 2ba home on 2 city lots w/great view in Cuero! Workshop, garage, morgan bldg 2 covered decks. This is a must see! Call Tom Lee @ 361-573-0206 or 361-489-5285! Yorktown-Roomy 4BD 2BA home. Utility room w/space for freezer. Abundant kitchen cabinets, 2 pantries, lots of closets. Several out buildings, inc. 1 for travel trailer. City water & sewer. Recent Timberline roof. 455’ deep lot w/rear entry. Convenient location. More info on Call 281-844-5687.

Homes For Rent New, very nice efficiency apt/fur nished/storage bldg/ utilities paid, $900 mon. Large 3/2 great area $1150 mon. 361-277-3564.

Executive Type 3BR/3BA furnished 2 story, in-ground pool, outdoor fire place,located on Coke St in Yoakum, some ammenities included. Contact Eling Corporation for d e t a i l s , 361.277.3424. Margaret Thomas, Broker. 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with stove and refrigerator in kitchen. Carport and laundry room. Ref. req. No pets. $400 and deposit of $400. 921 A East Court house. 275-6747.

Apartments For Rent Great One Bedroom Living Room and Kitchen. Lots of windows. Very Elegant. C/A/H. Safe Good Area. $600/$350 deposit. 277-8947.

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In Cuero call (361) 275-3464 • In Yorktown call (361) 564-2242

4 bay shop with of fice, enclosed park ing lot for lease, 712 B. E. Broadway. One year lease or more and serious inquires C O M M E R C I A L  only. Can be seen FOR SALE/LEASE Mon.-Fri. 8-5 or by (Lease Partial or appt. 361-275- 8208 Whole) BY Double Bar K OWNER Rentals. 4.5 acres w/home. 534 S. US Hwy 183 Storage units for rent on South edge of multi sizes or 30 x town. Hwy 183 & 87 100 building for rent. exposure with high Can be seen traffic count. Mon.-Fri. 8-5 or by Easy access with appt. 361- 275-8208 Hwy frontage. Double Bar K Shown by Rentals. appointment only. Available: 3 Room 361-649-8442. Office suite in professional building on Esplanade. 275-6334. Commercial Prop

Commercial Prop For Sale

For Rent Hwy frontage retail space plus 6 offices and parking for lease, 712 E. Broadway. One year lease or more and serious inquires only. Can be seen Mon.-Fri. 8-5 or by appt. 361275-8208 Double Bar K Rentals.

Two story ware house with office for lease, large entry door into warehouse, 712 E. Broadway. One year lease or more and serious inquires only. Can be seen Mon.-Fri. 8-5 or by appt. 361-275-8208 Double Bar K Rentals.

Land For Sale Minerals! 157 acre ranch with 6000’ barn/hangar, 2000’ barn/hangar, water wells, improved grasses, post oaks and live oaks. Seller will convey all owned minerals, $4,995 p/a. Mel Simonton, broker 940-659-8042. Cash lump sum payments for Mineral Rights and Royalty Interests 713-5322466 Call Suzie. Thomaston: 3acres/ trees/furnished singlewide/septic/well/carport/ 40’ container/ 12x20 workshop. 361-6763954. 115 acres between Nordheim and Runge with 25% minerals offered for $3,995 per acre. Mel Simonton, Bro ker 940-659-8042.

Land For Lease

Mobile Homes For Sale Reduced! 2001 16X76 Palm Harbor to move. 3BR 2BA hearty exterior, ce ramic tile and carpet. Interior includes furniture, appliances & porches. Excellent condition. Located in DeWitt County. Owner must sell $29,000 negotiable. Call 676-1273 for appt. 1)16 Wide 3 bed room 2 bath 2012 Model Only $37,900 Delivered, Set, A/C connected, skirting. Fayette Country Homes Schulenburg. tierraverdehomes. com 800-369-6888 RBI 32986 2)14 Wide 3 bed room 2006 Model, never lived in $24,900 delivered, Set, A/c connected. Sundays open from 1-6. 800-369-6888 Fayette Country Homes RBI 32986

Lot for rent or lease with city utilities. 210-521-1916.

3)South Central Texas #1 Dealer. Over 40 Homes to choose from New, Used Repo’s, 979743-6192 Fayette Country Homes RBI 32986. Owner Finance. 3BR 2BA trailer. 516 S. Gonzales. Remodeled. $5000 down. $627.09 per month. 361-2755160.

TRANSPORTATION Automobiles SIMPLY THE BEST on new deals and Chevrolets GMCs AND over 100 used vehi cles with financing to fit most credit. Grafe Chevrolet GMC, Hallettsville, TX 800-798-3225 or 361-798-3281. 2001 Chevy Tahoe. V-8 Loaded. 160,000 miles. One owner, good condition. $5800. 564-9428, 646-9122.

Gonzales/Cuero/Yoakum Time Warner Cable’s agreements with programmers to carry their services routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, and carriage of programming services is discontinued only in rare circumstances. The following agreements with programmers are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services in the near future.

BBC America Cooking Channel Current TV DIY Network Encore Encore HD Encore Action Encore Drama

Encore Love Encore Suspense Encore Retroplex Encore Family Encore Westerns GAC GMC Music Choice Channels

NHL Center Ice Starz Starz HD Starz Cinema Starz Edge Starz InBlack Starz Kids & Family Starz On Demand TruTV

Finally, we are currently involved in discussions regarding the services and/or stations listed below. While we cannot guarantee that we will reach agreement with the relevant programmers and/or broadcasters, we are listing these services/stations here in the event that those discussions lead to the dropping or addition of the following services/stations: CMT In addition, from time to time we make certain changes in the services that we offer in order to better serve our customers. The following changes are planned:

Trucks / Vans 1993 Chevy half ton V8, standard. Good condition, needs paint job. $1550. 361-652-6129.

Motorcycles Routine mainte nance/repairs Honda, Suzuki, Polaris, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles. El Campo Cycle Center! Bring in your Income Tax Refunds for best prices, best factory certified service, huge selection! 979550-1400 www.El

Recreational Vehicles 28ft BPull Travel Trailers Queen Bed Room. Financing Available www.tx Sleeps 4-6 Like NEW 979 743 1514 or 800-369-6888. 40’ Covered RV space. $500. month. No utilities included. 275-4109.

ITEMS FOR SALE General Merchandise Belle Couture’s Formal Boutique CLEARANCE SALE! Formal Dresses $50 and

under! Over 500 to choose from! 10% off 2012 stock. Blush and Precious Formals Collections Available! Located in Edna at 213 W. Cypress St. Call 361.235.9072. MUST SELL Ugly 8x12 Barn will deliver free. 361/575-0407 ---------------------------14x24 Morgan line office ready to de liver full Warranty included 361/570-3469 ---------------------------Only 1 left Stary night blue 5 person spa with cover, steps and chemicals free d e l i v e r y . 361/570-9942.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read. CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S) ---------------------------------------------------------

Dist/Div: Yoakum Contract 0913-00-085 for CONSTRUCT CURB RAMPS in DEWITT County, etc will be opened on April 03, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the State Office. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor's list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT's website at and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NPO: 39517 State Office ------------------------Constr./Maint. Division 200 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78704 Phone: 512-416-2540

Dist/Div Office(s) -------------------------Yoakum District District Engineer 403 Huck St Yoakum, Texas 77995-0757 Phone: 361-293-4300

Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read. CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S) ---------------------------------------------------------

ADD: None at this time

Dist/Div: Paris Contract 6239-59-001 for ON CALL SWEEPING in LAMAR County, etc will be opened on April 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the District Office for an estimate of $17,500.00. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MOVE: None at this time DELETE: None at this time CHANGE: My Life On Demand on On Demand Channel 990 will Change to Health On Demand The new services listed below cannot be accessed on CableCARD-equipped Unidirectional Digital Cable Products purchased at retail without additional, two-way capable equipment. HD Television and HD set-top box required to receive HD services. FEARnet to Digital Cable Channel 425 BET HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1502* CMT HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1505* Comedy Central HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1452* GMC HD to Digital Cable HD Channel 1155* MTV HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1509* Nick HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1129* Palladia HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1511* Spike HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1216* TruTV HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1457* VH1 HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1503* Disney Junior to Digital Basic Channel 131 *HD Television and HD set-top box required to receive HD service ** Digital set-top box required All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. ©2012 Time Warner Cable, Inc. All rights reserved. Time Warner Cable and the eye/ear logo are trademarks of Time Warner Inc. Used under license.

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor's list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT's website at and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor. NPO: 39581 State Office ------------------------Constr./Maint. Division 200 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78704 Phone: 512-416-2540

Dist/Div Office(s) -------------------------Paris District District Engineer 1365 N. Main St. Paris, Texas 75460-2697 Phone: 903-737-9300

Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

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In Cuero call (361) 275-3464 • In Yorktown call (361) 564-2242 For more informa tiom: lhenderson or 275-2112.

General Merchandise 4 Michelin truck tires. LT 265/70 R18. Used 600 miles. $175 each. 5649428, 646-9122.

Cuero Garage Sales It’s the Cuero C o m m u n i t y GARAGE SALE EXTRAVAGANZA sponsored by Keep Cuero Beautiful Saturday, March 24th, 8am-1pm Cuero Park Pavilion Come shop with over 50 vendors!

Huge Multi-Family Garage Sale! CUERO! Saturday, March 24th 8-? 309 N. Hunt

Children, teens, ladies & mens clothing, toddler beds, toys, baby bouncer, Tiara collection, futon & lots of misc.

504 E. Live Oak

Glassware, Depression glass, cat collectibles, oil painting, old quilts, Pentax flash, furniture & lots of misc.

Garage Sale. Sat. March 24th, 8 till ?? 30” Craftsman riding mower, clothes, misc. 1/2 mile past hosp. on left. White brick house on Rio Grande.

309 S. Hunt. Thurs. 3/22, 7-12. Little bit of everything.

Huge Garage Sale! Sat. March 24th. 607 S. Esplanade(next door to Smolik’s BBQ) Furniture, washing machine, dorm fridge, exercise equip., toys.

Yorktown Garage Sales 524 N. Gohmert. All day Sat. & Sun. DVD & VHS movies, collectibles, new Webkinz & lots of misc.

1101 E. Morgan. 3/24 9-? Furniture, wedding decorations

Beautiful custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Pebble Ridge, many lovely features including stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, master suite with study, surround sound, custom shutters & drapes, air filtration system, professional landscaping, water well, sprinkler system, and more! Shows Pride Of Ownership & Move-In Ready! $289,900

Margaret Thomas-Broker

Realtor Corporation

302 E. Broadway • 361-277-3424 • Cuero, TX 77954

Contact our Cuero Office at 361-277-3424


Thomaston River Road-Great home site or getaway in nice area, 60+/- acres in highly desired Meyersville School District, large Oaks, some native brush for wildlife, drilled water well, electric lines on property, no minerals. $4,500/acre. US Hwy 183N/FM 951-Concrete area, 83+/- acres, $3,700 per acre. CONTRACT 770 Hwy 183S-47.07+/-ac, Hwy frontage, 2BR/1BA wood frame home. SOLD



office: 830-236-5330



SMALL ACREAGE-W/HOME-Meyersville Rd-6.75+/-acres SOLD $99,500. NEW HORIZON-Restricted Subdivision, great location. Offering 1.3+ acre home-sites, approx 5 min from Cuero on Hwy 183S, located in Cuero I.S.D., 5 tracts available at $32,000 each. REDUCED $22,000. SERENITY ESTATES-Restricted Subdivision in Nursery area offering 3+ acre home sites to build your dream home, enjoy the country peace & quiet & be just minutes from Victoria & Cuero, located in Nursery & Cuero School Districts. C.F.P. Rockport Office 361-275-4118 Yoakum Office 361-293-9400

website: email:

Margaret A. Thomas~Broker, VAAR Elenor Lamb, Broker Associate, Member VAAR 361.275.4857 Shirley Nelson, Sales Associate, Member VAAR, Victoria MLS 361.648.7155 John A. Post, Sales Associate, Member VAAR, Victoria MLS 361.275.4887 John Sanchez, Sales Associate Yoakum, Member VAAR 361.772.6130 Rhonda Sinast, Sales Associate, Member VAAR, Victoria MLS 361.484.5732 Victoria Area Association of Realtors, Victoria Multiple Listing Service & Houston Commercial Loop Net ELING CORPORATION



Michael Ruschhaupt

308 E. Main-Large commercial building offering great potential, 2 warehouses, office space, tremendous amount of sq footage, GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY $265,000. 13176 FM 236-Mission Valley area, 4.5+/-acres with commercial building & 2 BR/1BA frame house,corner property with easy ingress & egress, SUPER LOCATION for any type of business, great investment property, tremendous exposure with frontage on 2 highways, PRICED TO SELL!. $235,000 Victoria, 3308 N. Navarro-Great location for any type of business, high traffic count and exposure, corner lot with building $389,000 $365,000. 367/432 US Hwy 183S-3.7+/-acres,SOLD commercial bldg w/office. CFD. 432 US Hwy 183S-2.7+/-acres with commercial potential, $150,000. SOLD


Texas Ranch Specialist

DIANA LUCAS Owner/Broker 210-323-7992

JEFF LUCAS Owner/Associate 210-232-8770

8000+/- Commercial Building on corner lot in high traffic area. Fronts Hwy 87 and Hwy 72. 6’ perimeter chain link fence, building with offices, restrooms, and warehouse section with 14’ ceilings, 3 overhead doors with loading dock and 2 overhead doors with ramp.

Texas Frontier Properties is a member of: San Antonio Board of Realtors • Austin Board of Realtors • New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Board of Realtors • Central Texas MLS

8+/- ac. Giles Rd. Yoakum - Water well, electricity (220 & 110), 40'X40' metal shop on slab. $160,000. 47.63+/-ac. FM 237-Located on the SE corner of Cooley Rd. and FM 237. Approximately 2450+/- feet of road frontage. Electricity & water well. Great location for business or homestead. $7,500/ac. 80+/- ac..-Cabin, utilities, excellent deer hunting, no minerals perfect getaway close to Cuero. CFP 193+/- ac. Cattleguard Rd-Stock pond, big oaks, paved road frontage. Good hunting and ranching country. $3,850/ac. 15066 FM 766-244+/- ac.-2/1 farm house, barns, pens, equipment shed, two stock tanks, artesian well. $3,500/ac. 372.11+/- ac. Verhelle Rd.- Wonderful home sites, possible country subdivision, electricity, water well, seasonal creek, large Oaks, rolling terrain. Deer, turkey, hogs, & dove hunting. Excellent ranching property. Mobile home & old wood-frame home. All season road. Survey available. $4,250/ac. 835+/- Bay City - Irrigated farm/ranch land. 8+/- ac. lake, LCRA canals, excellent goose hunting. 3/2 ranch house, barn. CFP


2875 Brown Rd- 2.5+/-acres home, $78,000. SOLDwith 2BR/2BA3 man. 607 W. Johnson- Exceptional 3 bedroom, bath brick home $172,000. CONTRACT 305 E. NEWMAN-Historic Frobese Home, on 2.12+/- acres $239,000. 312 W. French-3BR/1BASOLD wood frame, 1 car attached garage. $65,000. 203 Oak Lane-Large brick 4BR/2.5BA, SOLD $179,500 $169,500 $159,000. 606 W. Cleveland-3BR/2BA brick, attached garage. $115,000. SOLD 1206 E. Morgan-3 or 4 BR/2BA SOLDbrick. $165,000. 716 Third-2BR/1BA brick, well maintained, SOLD CA/H. $107,500.


office: 830-236-5330 • cell: 830-857-6012

Sunday March 25th • 9a-1p

212 S. Esplanade - Excellent location, high traffic count, .2+/-ac. corner lot, 1,422+/-sq.ft. building in very good condition. $129,000. 109 Cooperative Way-Commercial/Industrial Office. Reception area, two large meeting rooms, three smaller meeting rooms or offices, file storage area, kitchen. $295,000. 2948 US Hwy 183 N-Great location, approx. 800 ft. hwy. frontage. CONTRACT 24.55+/-ac., 720+/-sq.ft. building with 1 bath and kitchen, 300+/sq.ft. outbuilding, and 2,000+/-sq.ft. shop. CFP


NEW LISTING! 232 acres-Gonzales Co.-San Marcos River. 6 arriated lakes, 6 water wells, 7,000 sq. ft. metal, tile, wrought iron house w/large 2500 sq. ft. attached barn, piped fencing, cattle pens, large pecan orchards, native grasses, sepreate implement barn. Fabulous location. A show place. Minerals. $2,375,000.

Lillian H. Smith

RESIDENTIAL-1007 E. Morgan- SpaciousCONTRACT 3 BR, 2.5 BA $275,000 RESIDENTIAL-104 Laurel Oak Circle-Pebble Ridge Estates, Custon built 3BR, 2 BA, formals, master suite w/study, walk-in pantry, surround sound, custom interior shutters, 2 car att gar, air filtration system, professional landscape, water well, sprinkler system, outdoor entertainment area. $289,900 RESIDENTIAL-106 Crockett-3 bedroom, SOLD2 bath in Alamo Heights. SMALL ACREAGE-Brown Rd, 5+/- acres with water well,cleared. SOLD




NEW LISTING! 9 acres, Gonzales Co.-Hardwood, beautiful custom 4/3 home. 71% complete. Call for details. $289,500.


Saturday March 24th • 7:30a-4p


NEW LISTING! Spicewood, tx.-47 Hill Country acres with a beautiful hilltop home. 5/4.5,infinity pool, barn/stable, with guest house. $1,975,000.

256 acres-Gonzales Co.-Located on the Guadalupe River, also lakefront property. House, barn, and historic buildings. Pecan bottom, water well, scenic area. Minerals. CFP

11220 FM 237 in Meyersville

102 E. Reuss Blvd., Cuero • (361) 275-6915



FARM & RANCH 2 Lots Pin Oak Circle- $69,900. 111 N. Terrell-10,000+/- sq ft. Corner location $223,500. 120 N. Church St., Yorktown-Store front main building has attached warehouse space with 2 overhead doors, possible 3rd. Large fenced lot across the street. Move in ready, many opportunites! $275,000.


Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall

To view this property call 361.277.3424 Eling Corporation, 302 E. Broadway, Cuero, TX

266 acres-Gonzales Co.-Peach Creek, live water. Good combo w/trees, heavily wooded & native grass. Farm house, water well, barn. Minerals. $1,125,700.



210 N. Esplanade Cuero, TX 77954 (361) 277-8183

Members of the Victoria Area Association of Realtors and MLS Kathleen Coker (361) 275-4766 Linda K. Duderstadt (361) 277-9357 Keith Krueger (361) 799-9292

Annaual Alter Society

Randy Smith, Realtor Smith Ranch Investments 361-277-9332

New Listing! 1209 McArthur- 3/2 Spacious home on edge of town. Great family home or potential as investment rental for compay personnel. Extras include office w/separate entrance & apt. w/full bath in house. $125,000. Yorktown- Stately 1 1/2 story Queen Anne 4/2/2/2 w/ intricate wood work. Oak floors, exquisite dining, library, basement, updated kitchen w/granite and so much more. Situated on fabulous grounds on corner, includes garage apt. $189,900. NEW LISTING! 402 Second St.- SOLD $174,950. 1604 N. Mcleod- Loads of space. 2 11/2 w/bonus room.This great family home is a must see for $109,000. City with a country feel. Now $99,900. 1520 N. Terrell. Nice 3/2 brick, inground pool, hot tub. SOLD REDUCED $177,750. Bring Offer. 1014 E. Main-3 1 1/2 stone & frame, CAH, hardwood CONTRACT PENDING floors, near Cuero park. $115.000 REDUCED $99,950. 1301 Railroad-3/2 New Construction Town Homes, 2000+ SF $239,000. 506 W. Johnson-2/2 SOLD Brick. $122,500.

ESTATE SALE Nordheim Shooting Club. March 28th April 1st. House hold items, furni ture, quilt tops, antique doors, chiffrobe, halltree, old bar from Wagon Wheel Saloon, hand tools, glassware, linens, 3,000 items “More or Less”. West end of Broadway Street, Nordheim, Texas 361-938- 5437.

NEW LISTING!! 104 Laurel Oak Circle

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231 Acres-Nixon- Lake, tank, well, steel pens, rolling. Good cow place with brush for hunting. No minerals. $2895/acre. 46 Acres-Yorktown- Heavy brush, trees. Hilltop view. Water well. Good fences. $3,650/acre. 57 Acres-Gonzales County- Hilltop 3/2 MH w/porches, tanks, barn, oak. $345,000. 250-800 Acres-Robstown/Corpus AreaFM corner. Barns, pens, creek w/lake. Well fenced, good grazing. $2950-$3550/acre. 59 Acres-NW Austin- Hilltop, creek bottom, wooded. Convenient to Lake Travis. $9,500/acre. Terms. Agent is part owner. 98-198 Acres East Pleasanton-Creek, wooded, water meter, 2 tanks. $2850-$3250/acre. 1300-17,000 Acres North Texas-Witchita River Ranch-Game managed, well watered, lodge, foremans house, hand house. Lakes, views. Prices start at $925/acre.

toddler girls/boys/ men’s/women’s clothes & shoes, figurines, golf cart body.


205 Texas Ave.-8 Contiguous lots, city water & sewer. CFP. E. Hugo-Yoakum-Lots and 2 BR or 3 BR/1 BA house Great investment property. Will sell lots separately from house. CFP. 1010 Huck - 2/1 frame home, CAH, corner lot, fenced back yard. SOLD $69,900. 314 W. Clayton-Cute 2/1 frame home, LR, DR, wood floors, fireplace, patio/deck area, fenced back yard, 2-car garage & carport, corner lot. $74,000. 602 E. Hamilton-2/1 frame home on corner lot. Living/dining, den & office, breakfast area, metal-covered patio, covered breezeway to 1-car detached garage w/work area, chain-link fenced back yard. $85,000. NEW LISTING! 612 Third St. - 2BR/2BA, possible 3BR or office, lots of storage, CAH, corner lot, fenced back yard. $98,500 110 Poentisch-Updated 3/2 brick, remodeled kitchen, new roof, lots of cabinets, eating bar, fenced back yard. $125,000. NEW LISTING! 112 Poenitsch-3/2 SOLD brick. CFP. 8694 FM 682, Yoakum-3BR/3BA, 3+/- ac., CAH large deck, 36X24 horse barn & run. $189,500. SUBSTANTIAL PRICE REDUCTION! 609 N. Gonzales- Lovely two-story, 5 BR/2.5 BA, CAH, home on corner lot. Beautiful hardwood floors, formal living & dinig rooms, den, and large kitchen with lots of cabinets. 2 car garage. PRICE REDUCTION $198,555. PRICE REDUCTION! 205 E. Prairie - 2 story stucco, 3/1.5, lg. corner lot, landscaped, privacy fence. $299,995 $285,000. 804 Brandt Rd., Yorktown, TX 25.98+/- ac.- 3BR/2.5BA brick home, island kitchen, 2-car attached garage, patio, inground pool, CONTRACT equipment shed. $359,000. 2506 Live Oak Rd- Large, beautiful brick home on 5+/- landscaped acres. 4 BR/3.5 BA, lg. island kitchen w/breakfast area, living/ dining, den/family room, attatched carport, detached garage, storage bldg. covered patio, in-ground pool. $589,000.

Ricky Gohmert - Broker Heidi Hervey-Associate Mary Beth Finney - Associate Larry Adams - Associate

(361) 564-8250 (361) 212-1126 (361) 564-4622 (361) 463-9980

Texas Country Realty is a member of the Victoria Board of Realtors

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In Cuero call (361) 275-3464 • In Yorktown call (361) 564-2242 Come GROW WITH US!

Workover Rig Positions

MINERALS 176+-ac Wilson Co3 Miles East Stockdale. Good pasture, farm house. Will convey 1/2 minerals. $4500/ac.

RICK DOAK 361-243-1040 (c)

In business since 1948, we strive to provide our employees Great Wages, Benefits & Advancement Opportunities

Derrick Worker / Crew Worker 6mth exp. needed

El Campo & Victoria Major Medical/Dental/Vision/401K Nabors Well Services Toll Free: 855-803-6366 Email: EEO/M/F/V/D

Weischwill Real Estate

126 E. Main

Yorktown, TX 564-2250



NEW LISTING! 534 N. Nau- Very nice 3 bdrm, 1 bath home on 1/2 acre, Central air and heat, shop and great neighborhood. $92,500. NEW LISTING! Eagle Ford Shale Investment- 3 cottages located on small acreage tract just outside city limits. Fronts on FM 237 and Community Hall Rd. Great Rental property. $145,000. 340 N. Mehnert-”Like New” 3bdrm 2 bath brick home. Central A/H, fireplace, stainless appliances, huge family rm, privacy fence & storage building. Completely remdeled and ready to move in. Reduced to $139,500. 241 E. Fifth-Exceptional 3 bdrm 3 1/2 bath historic home. Hardwood floors. Home completely updated & restored. Detached game room with kitchen, half bath and 2 car garage. All on a manicured corner lot with huge pecan trees. This is a very desirable neighborhood. Was $235,000-Price Reduced to $217,500. Investment Property-1.95 ac. in city limits with 2 bdrm home. $55,000.




Carwash & mini-storage business located on Main St., Yorktown. Very good cash flow. Priced to sell. Please call for details. 131 E. Main-Historic 2 story building downtown Yorktown. Approx. 6,000SF, solid brick walls, metal roof, hardwood floors, pressed metal ceilings. Antique, rope/cable/pulley elevator. Currently has 2 ground level tenants. This building and location offer tremendous possiblilities. Call for appointment. $79,500.


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FREE: All types of magazines in plastic bags on porch 707 E Main St.

Drivers: Local Dedicated Crude Oil & LPG Openings! Great Pay, Bonuses & 100% PAID Health Ins! CDL-A, 1yr TT Exp. TWIC Card, TankHaz End. Req. Martin Transport: 1-866-823-0294.

EMPLOYMENT Work Wanted Seeking Employ ment. Carpententry, sheet rock, trim. 12 years remodeling and new construction experience. 361-564-9365.

Tuesday-Saturday. Apply in person @ 1305 E.S. Railroad or call 275-3601. Your local DQ is now accepting appli cations for more SMILING faces!

Appilcants must have a flexible schedule, must be able to multi-task and work at a fast pace. More details at the store or call for more information to 361-275-2396 ask for Darcel.

Cuero Country Club now hiring Prep Cook. Evening shift,

Now Hiring All Shifts •Flexible Hours •Free Uniforms •Free Meals Apply in Person McDonald’s of Cuero 101 E. Broadway








Ph: (361) 275-0522 Fax: (361) 275-5829 Website: EOE

Ledwik Oilfield Ser vice is taking appli cations for experi enced Forklift Operators. Must have CDL. Apply at 2105 N. McLeod. Phone # 361-275-9805. Now Hiring! FT Waitstaff. Must have experience. Also hiring FT line servers. Come fill out an application or call 361-564-9119 or 830-391-7133. Angelica’s Mexican Restaurant, 444 W. Main, Yorktown. Next to Dairy Queen. Bail Bond Agent Wanted. Honest, Reliable, Available 24/7. Call Monica 830-769-3948.



Learn a trade. Get a raise. We have jobs. Call 361-275-4009.

The Westhoff Independent School District is seeking applications for a full time cafeteria cook. To receive a com plete job description, contact please Superintendent, David Kennedy at 830-236-5519. Housekeeping: Part Time 15-20 hours per week. Experience in cleaning motel rooms or houses. Apply at Executive Inn, Cuero. “Whispering Oaks Manor is currently hiring for the following positions: •10p-6a LVN •2p-10p CNA Please apply in person. EOE”.

Mark Weischwill, Owner/Broker 564-3566 Keith Lemke, Broker 564-2112 Irene Kendrick, Sales Associate 935-4913


(361) 564-2651 • (361) 564-2452 260 West Main St. Yorktown, TX 78164

NEW LISTING! 509 E. 4th-3 bedroom 2 bath, CA/H home on large pecan tree covered lot. Fenced yard, 2SOLD car garage, 2 storage buildings. An exceptional value at $49,500. (below appraisal district value) NEW LISTING! 12.88 AC. CRESTVIEW-3 bedroom, 2 bath brick CONTRACT home at 299 Crestview Drive. CA/H, fireplace. $265,000. NEW LISTING! 218 S. GOHMERT-Lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. SOLDpatio. $76,500. $72,500. Newly remodeled, CA/H, fenced yard, covered 323 S. Gohmert. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, huge tree covered, secluded lot. A SOLD bargain at $42,000. REDUCED TO $39,500.


NEW LISTING! 105 ACRES, MOUND CREEK-Rolling, oak-studded property, metal barn, water well, 2 ponds, loaded with deer. 1/2 of the lease rights, no royalty. $3650/acre. NEW LISTING! 23.35 ACRES BETWEEN YORKTOWN & MEYERSVILLE-Wooded, CONTRACT live oaks, paved road. Beautiful land. $3200/ac, no minerals, $4000/ac with 1/4 minerals, $4500/ac with 1/2 minerals. NEW LISTING! 8th STREET LOT-Large (almost 1 acre) lot. $14,000. SOLD NEW LISTING! 223.56 ACRES, FALLS CITY-Scenic views, great hunting, deer blinds,CONTRACT irrigation system, mixture of brush and coastal grass, hay barns, newer mobile home, 1/8 minerals. $3,500/acre. NEW LISTING! MOBILE HOME PARK, Corner of Eckhardt & 6th-11 spaces, room for more, good income-producing property. Under SOLD Granddaddy live oaks. Priced to sell $115,000. NEW LISTING! 9.93 ACRES NEAR SCHROEDER-Wooded, water well, electricity, paved road. $3950/acre. SOLD NEW LISTING! 227 ACRES, GONZALES CO.-NEAR I-10, rolling, 1/2 woods, 1/2 grassland, 2 large ponds, solar water well, lots SOLD of deer, nice oak trees. 100% minerals, 100% royalties. $3,000/acre.


Sales Associates: • Melissa Kaiser • Chris Hosinski• Dr. Ray Simecek• www. wolfra nche

Mechanic Must perform maint. & repairs & work on equip. in yard & shop, tractor/trailers, pickup trucks, & other allied equip. Requirements: *Must have working knowledge of oil field equip., & truck components *Minimum of 6-10 yr. of previous oil field or construction industry mechanic exp. * Must have own tools *Valid CDL with proper DOT endorsements Essential Functions: *Complies with company preventative maint. practices & procedures *Routinely inspects equip. & reports any deficiencies to supervisor *Responsible for keeping a maint. log of all site equip. *Performs & assumes other duties & responsibilities as may be req’d by immediate supervisor

Kenedy Leader in the oil field since 1948 Nabors Well Services, Co. Toll Free: 855-803-6366 Email: EEO/M/F/D/V

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DeWitt County MARKETPLACE The Classified Pages that serve all of DeWitt County.


In Cuero call (361) 275-3464 • In Yorktown call (361) 564-2242

Help Wanted Apple Lumber Company is accepting applications for the position of yard Applicant hand. must be able to lift heavy objects, have valid Texas a Driver’s license, and be able to work well with the public. Please apply in person at 643 W. Main, Yorktown, TX. BOP Tester - Only experiences testers need apply. 24 Hr On Call Medical Benefits & 401K. All potential candidates must pass pre-em ployment drug test. MW Rentals & Ser vices 4002 US Hwy 59 N Victoria, TX 77905. Andy’s Quick Stop now taking applica tions for cashier. Full or part time. Apply in person only.

Weekend help needed: cook, prep cook, busser, wait staff, cashier. Apply at Bahnhof Cafe, 213 W. Main, Cuero, 9:00 A.M. t’il 2:00. 361-275-2211.


Yorktown 361-564-2242

Wanted: Year round hunting lease for 3-4 hunters. Call Mike 979-561-6677. DEER LEASE WANTED: for 4-5 responsible hunters. 713-444-6918 or 713-822-0131.

Midstream Opera tors, Handlers/ Gaugers needed! Cuero/Yorktown area. Plus overtime! Please mail resumes to

Reserve this space for $19.00 Cuero


PARK LABORER The Park Laborer is responsible for satisfactory performance of light to heavy manual laboring tasks in a wide variety of construction and grounds maintenance work.

Will pay cash & quick closing for quality homes, large lots & small acreage in Cuuero. Any size or price considered. Call 361-277-3564 or 361-649-9114. WANTED 3-10 acres in the country. Call Marcia Alex @ 361-575-6152.


Kenedy & Three Rivers Nabors, A leader in the well services industry since 1948 Avg. $60K+ PER YEAR New Equipment ~ Home Daily Medical, Dental, Vision Paid Vacation & 401K Oilfield Driving Exp. is NOT Req’d Min. 1.5 Yrs Class A CDL Exp. Req’d Nabors Well Services Req# 1200002C Call: 855-803-6366 Email: EEO/M/F/V/D

Application deadline: March 23, 2012 City of Cuero offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Additional information, job requirements and applications are available at City Hall and/or Please send application to Human Resources, City of Cuero, P.O. Box 660, Cuero, Texas 77954, or fax to 361-275-6264. Applications must be submitted to City of Cuero at the address or fax number listed above by the deadline in order to be considered. Equal Opportunity Employer. 361-275-6114 (206)

Drivers - Oilfield


Education Coordinator -

This position is responsible for the education and early childhood development portion of the Head Start Performance Standards. This includes working to effectively implement an early childhood education curriculum and provide educational resources for staff and parents, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations and recognized best practices in the field of early childhood education. This supervisory position ensures the education and child development services are supported by staff with training and experience in areas that include the theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support. Must have knowledge of developmentally appropriate early childhood education practices in pre-school programs and NAEYC best practices. A working knowledge of recent early brain development research results is important. Knowledge of program planning and supervisory techniques and practices. Knowledge of basic fiscal accountability. Thorough knowledge of local child care and early education regulations. Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, with specific knowledge of Education and early childhood development, staffing and program options, as well as services to children with disabilities. Knowledge of local resources, languages and customs helpful. AA in Early Childhood Education or AA in a field related to early childhood education with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood with experience teaching preschool children and must show progress toward BA in ECE or BA in in any field with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood with no less than 500 hours experience teaching preschool children effective 10/1/13. Benefits

Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator

This position is responsible for oversight and development of systems to provide opportunities and support for growth of Head Start/Early Head Start families so they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests and find their own solutions. Developing a parent and community volunteer program and being the lead on child abuse and neglect issues are also part of this positions responsibilities. Developing relationships with community partners, to whom families can be referred for services, is also a key function of this position. This position is responsible for ensuring Family and Community Partnership services are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services. Minimum requirement is an Associate’s degree or higher in Social Work, Human Services, Family Studies or other human services related field plus associated experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory/management experience required. Two years experience in case management preferred. Benefits.

Family Service Worker-

Supports and assists families as they identify and meet their own goals through a familycentered case management model for developing and carrying out the program Family Partnership Agreements including responsibility for child files, enrollment/applications, etc. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. This position supports the larger system of social services coordinated by Head Start/Early Head Start, thereby supporting the goals of the program. The position may involve reassignment of caseloads and/or center location as deemed necessary for program operations. Minimum requirement is a high school diploma or G.E.D. AA or higher in Social Work or Human Services or related human services field preferred. Benefits

Home-Based Teacher-

This position is a teacher in the home-based program option who is responsible for education, case management, and family advocacy to families in an assigned caseload by providing and linking families to comprehensive services including home visits and socialization activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. The Home Base Teacher is also responsible for recruiting families for their case load. Weekly parent and child education visits occur in individual family homes throughout the service area of our surrounding counties. Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. Minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED plus some experience working with preschool children. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is preferred.


Victoria and surrounding counties Ability to create learning opportunities which will facilitate the intellectual and social development of young minds. Must maintain compliance with Texas Minimum Standards-Child Care Licensing and federal Head Start Performance Standards. Responsible for providing a safe, nurturing learning environment and experiences that will enhance cognitive, social and early literacy skills for preschool age children. Responsible for creating experiences that will enhance cognitive, social and early literacy skills. Minimum of an AA in Early Childhood, or an AA in any field with no less than 15 hours specifically in or related to early childhood; or, a BA degree in any field with 30 hours specifically related to early childhood. Benefits

Assistant Teacher Hallettsville and Gonzales

Now Hiring in Victoria, George West, and Gonzales •NEW PETES & TRAILERS •Full Benefits Available • Competitive Earnings

•Hazmat & TWIC a plus •Tanker Endorsements Required

Apply online @ Contact Brian 361-648-0491 or Scott 361-816-1480

Vital part of the teaching team. Assists with the development and implementation of curriculum in the classroom and preparation for daily activities. Minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED plus some experience working with preschool children. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is preferred. Benefits

Kitchen Aide Gonzales

Responsible for assisting in routine chores as needed for the preparation, serving and cleaning up of meals and snacks. It includes assisting in all phases of kitchen operations. The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas. This position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. This position may receive content area technical support and training from the staff person responsible for center supervision, teacher, or program coordinators. The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age. This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.

Custodian for the Program

This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required. Will work throughout the service area in Calhoun, Dewitt, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties. Valid driver’s license needed and insurable. The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age. This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience.

All positions: Successful completion of a criminal records check, background checks, physical exam, TB skin test, and approval by Policy Council are required post job offer. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained by calling 361-582-4441 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 pm or by visiting 120 S. Main Street, Suite #230, Victoria, Texas. (Job descriptions are also posted on site.) Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. CDI HS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Hot dogging it

Beach buddies

Ty Crawley, 5, helps out with the cooking duties during his family’s spring break outing in Point Comfort.

Torin Dobbins, left, and Kristen Valenta hang out From left, Cole, Luke and Jess Stevenson disguise themselves during a spring break trip. at Port Aransas during spring break.

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Got their goat

No beach in sight

Jaxon, left, and Peyton Timpone pet a goat during a spring break trip to the Texas Zoo in Victoria.

Warner, left, and Sophie Seidel stand atop a dune at White Sands National Monument, N.M.

RecordApplause Hoffman recognized The National Music Teachers Association has recognized JoAnn Hoffman for her 50-year membership in the organization. Her long-term commitment to the music teaching profession will be honored at the association’s annual business meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at the Hilton New York Hotel. Hoffman is an active member of the Texas Music Teachers Association and the Victoria Music Teachers Association. She has served on the board for TMTA and on the TMTA theory committee as a grader. Hoffman joined the Houston Music Teachers Association in 1961. Before moving to Cuero, Hoffman taught piano and theory for 36 years in Spring Branch and at Houston Community College and Cypress Fairbanks school district. She also sang with the Houston Choral Society and the Houston Symphony Chorus. She and her husband moved to Cuero in 1995, began a piano studio, and joined the Victoria Music Teachers Association. She has taught piano classes at The Victoria College and sings in the Victoria Civic Chorus and the Victoria Bach Festival Chorus. Hoffman plays for the First United Methodist Church and for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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RecordSports Cuero takes 4-1 win over Marion This week in CHS sports Baseball Friday JV/Varsity vs. Poteet, 4:30/7 p.m.

Golf Wednesday Boys/Girls at Rice Consolidated Invitational Invitational, Eagle Lake

Softball Thursday JV at La Vernia Tournament Friday JV/Varsity vs. Poteet, 5/7 p.m. Saturday JV at La Vernia Tournament

Track & Field Thursday Boys/Girls JVs at Cuero Gobbler Relays Friday Boys/Girls Varsities at Cuero Gobbler Relays

Papacek wins 400-meter dash at Shark Relays

PALACIOS - Cuero’s Chris Papacek won the 400-meter dash at Friday’s Palacios Shark Relays in a time of 50.39 seconds. Abby Sheppard was Cuero’s other winner at the meet as she won the 300 hurdles in 45.80.

PALACIOS - Following are Cuero's results from Friday's Palacios Shark Relays: BOYS Team standings - 8. Cuero. 400 relay - 4. Cuero, 45.98. 800 relay - 4. Cuero, 1:34.31. 400 - 1. Papacek, Cuero, 50.39. 200 - 5. Rossett, Cuero, 22.97. 1,600 relay - 4. Cuero. GIRLS Team standings - 5. Cuero, 57. Triple jump - 6. Johnson, Cuero, 33-1. High jump - 5. Sheppard, Cuero, 5-0. 400 relay - 4. Cuero, 51.64. 800 - 4. Villafranca, Cuero, 2:31.80. 800 relay - 3. Cuero, 1:51.29. 300 hurdles - 1. Sheppard, Cuero, 45.80. 1,600 - 2. Villafranca, Cuero, 5:51.60. 1600 relay - 3. Cuero, 4:17.02.

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Lady Gobblers power their way to pair of District 28-3A victories

At left, Cuero’s Madison Simpson and Maegen Martin pose with the home run balls they hit in a win over Gonzales. At right, Candace Moeller and Simpson display the home runs balls they hit in a win over La Vernia.

Candace Moeller’s tworun, two-out walkoff homer in the seventh-inning gave the Cuero Lady Gobblers a 7-6 District 28-3A softball win over the La Vernia Lady Bears on Wednesday. The Lady Gobblers began their rally on Chelsea Veit’s single up the middle. Moeller, who was 3-for-4 in the game with three RBI, then followed with her game-winning home run.

Madison Simpson hit a two-run homer to highlight Cuero’s four-run first inning. The win improved the Lady Gobblers to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in 28-3A play. La Vernia 004 000 2 - 6 401 000 2 - 7 Cuero

Cuero beats Gonzales GONZALES - Madison Simpson and Maegen Martin hit back-to-back

New Cuero athletics director and head football coach Travis Reeve didn’t waste much time Monday with introductions. Reeve spent most of his first athletic period at the school going over expectations and goals for the rest of this school year and the 2012 football season in the Gobblers’ weight room. “Only a select few players and coaches get to be a part of the tradition here in Cuero,” Reeve told the athletes. “I hope as you as excited as I am and our coaches are.” Reeve was named the new AD on March 11 after being picked from nearly 70 appli-

cants and five finalists. Reeve served under his father, Mark Reeve, during the 2004-09 seasons at Cuero before joining the Churchill staff when his father resigned to become an assistant at Texas Lutheran University. He was the offensive coordinator at Class 5A San Antonio Churchill the last two seasons. Reeve replaced Rick Owens, who was named the AD after Mark Reeve left in 2010. The Gobblers were 1210 under Owens and missed the playoffs last season with a 3-7 record. “What we can control is what we do from here on out,” Travis Reeve said to the athletes. “I can promise you we’re going to get after it and play Gobbler football.

We’re going to win and have fun doing it.” Reeve applied for the vacant Victoria East head football coaching job and was offered the AD/head football coaching position at Sonora before being offered the Cuero job. “You guys didn’t choose me to be here,” Reeve told the athletes. “You had nothing to say about me being here. But I’m here and the reason why I’m here is because I chose you guys. I believe in you guys and I knew a lot of you when you were growing up. I know what you guys are all about.” The Gobblers will open the 2012 season at home against the Wharton Tigers on Aug. 31.

Goebel to play for Generals VICTORIA - Former Cuero Gobbler Ross Goebel will play again for the Victoria Generals this summer. Goebel is a junior pitcher at Texas State and has compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.18 ERA this season for the Bobcats. Goebel has recorded one save and has struck out three batters while allowing six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The Cuero Gobblers evened their District 28-3A record at 1-1 with a 9-2 win over the La Vernia Bears on March 13. Jordan Boothe (3-1) got the win while striking out six and allowing no earned runs over seven innings. Boothe also went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Also leading Cuero offensively were Logan Goebel (2-for-3, double, two RBI), Justin Kremling (2-for-3, run scored, RBI), Clint Davis (1-for-3, double), Reed Schiffbauer (1-for-2, double, RBI), and Braydon Sievers (1-for-2, two runs scored). 020 000 0 - 2 3 3 La Vernia Cuero 312 003 x - 9 8 2 Lyssey, Dennehy (6) and Parrish. Jordan Boothe and Dustin Ohrt. W: Boothe (3-1). L: Lyssey. Highlights: (C) Boothe 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 8 K; Logan Goebel 2 for 4, 2 RBIs. Records: La Vernia 0-1 in 28-3A; Cuero 7-5-3, 1-1.

Jack Adcock Gobbler Relays to be held Friday

The 2012 Jack Adcock Gobbler Relays will be held Friday at Gobbler Stadium. The meet will start at 8:30 a.m. with the 3,200-meter run. Field events will start at 9 a.m. and running preliminaries will start after the conclusion of the field events. The running finals will begin one hour after the conclusion of the running prelims. The Cuero Junior High School Invitational will be held Thursday at Gobbler Stadium. The 2,400-meter run will start the meet at 3:45 p.m. Field events will begin at 4 p.m. with running events starting at 6 p.m.

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Outpatient Center Schedule

Hansel wins steeplechase at Cactus Cup

KINGSVILLE - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi freshman Paul Hansel won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Texas A&M-Kingsville Cactus Cup on Saturday in a time of 10 minutes, 3.16 seconds. Hansel, a Cuero grad, was fifth in the 1,500 run in 4:01.93. Texas A&M-Kingsville freshman Kamry Horton, also a Cuero grad, was second in the discus (1320) and fourth in the hammer throw (132-4).

Gobblers roll past Bears

home runs in the fourth inning to lift the Cuero Lady Gobblers to a 3-1 District 283A softball win over the Gonzales Lady Apaches on March 12. Simpson was 3-for-4 in the game, while Martin went 2for-4. Tiffani Shellenbarger and Ashley Grahmann also had two hits each for the Lady Gobblers. Gonzales 000 100 0 - 1 Cuero 100 200 x - 3

Reeve introduces himself to athletes, goes over program’s goals on first day By COY SLAVIK Record Managing Editor

MARION - Austin Johnson allowed only one unearned run over five innings while striking out four to lead the Cuero Gobblers to a 4-1 non-district baseball win over the Marion Bulldogs on Friday. Jordan Boothe was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Logan Goebel, Justin Kremling, and Johnson each had one RBI. The win improved the Gobblers to 8-53 overall. “They continue to get better and better every week, Cuero coach Scott Holder said of the Gobblers. “We will be a force to be reckoned with for anyone from this point on. Our hitting has been very potent in the last couple of weeks.” Cuero 200 200 0 - 4 7 2 Marion 000 100 0 - 1 2 2 W: Austin Johnson. Highlights: (C) Johnson 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB, 1-for-3, RBI; Jordan Boothe 2-for-3, RBI; Logan Goebel 1-for-2, RBI; Justin Kremling 1for-3, RBI. Record: Cuero 8-5-3.

Thursday - March 22nd Cardiology (Heart) Ajay Gaalla, M. D. Gynecology (Well Woman) Alyson Kirchner, M.D. Nephrology (Kidneys) Haresh Kumar, M.D. Neurology (Nervous System) B. Vijay Kumar, M.D. Urology (Urinary Tract) Robert Ryan III, M. D. Contributed photo

South Texas Sparkles The newly formed South Texas Sparkles cheer squad recently cheered at basketball games for Shiner St. Paul and Hallettsville Sacred Heart. The Sparkles, from left, are Maddie Darilek, Presley Foster and Joel Mihalovich. The squad is under the direction of Abby Hull and Anne Pesek is the cheer sponsor. The squad is open to special needs girls and boys ages 5 and up. For more information or to join the squad, contact Hull at 361-293-0277 or abby3hull, or visit

Friday -March 23rd Orthopedic (Bone & Joint) Benjamin Wilson, M.D.

Monday -March 26th Cardiology (Heart) Dakshesh Parikh, M.D. General Surgery Matthew Janzow, M.D. Pain Management Paul Hoang, D.O. Podiatry (Feet) Neil Campbell, D.P.M.

Tuesday - March 27th Cardiology (Heart) Harish Chandna, M. D. Pain Management J. L. White Jr., M.D.

Wednesday - March 28th General Surgery (Operation) William Wagner, M.D. Oncology/Hematology (Cancer/Blood) Ahmad Qadri, M.D. Orthopedic (Bone & Joint) Trent Twitero, M.D. Podiatry (Feet) Neil Campbell, D.P.M.

Happy 50th Birthday – the recommended age for a colonoscopy These physicians are independent contractors and are not employees of Cuero Community Hospital.

To view Specialty Clinic’s monthly schedule and CCH Services, go to For information or appointments call Central Scheduling at 361-275-0170.

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FAITH IN BRIEF Faith In Brief items must be received by 10 a.m. Monday to appear in that week’s edition.

St. Mark’s offering Lenten services through March St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on 400 N. Esplanade in Cuero invites the public to Lenten Wednesday evening services each Wednesday in March. Worship in the sanctuary will be at 5:15 p.m., followed by a meal in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m., and prayer with book discussion in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Call 361-275-2845 for more information.

FUMC’s contemporary service held each Saturday night The First United Methodist Church will continue its contemporary service each Saturday at 6 p.m. The community is invited to the informal service, which includes singing, teaching, interaction an fellowship. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are served.

His Church of Reconciliation hosting free movie Thursday His Church of Reconciliation, located at 711 Hopkins in Yoakum, will host a free movie event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For information, phone 361-298-

Lutheran churches to hold supper, service March 28

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Mt. Bethel Baptist Pastor’s Installation this weekend Mt. Bethel Baptist Church at 400 Grant St. in Cuero will host a Pastor’s Installation for the Rev. D.A. Belbin Sr. on Saturday and Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Mitchell C. Herndon from First Baptist Church in Natchitoches, La., will be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Rev. Arthur Gallooway from Red Sea Baptist Church in Dallas will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

First Baptist Church hosting ‘Wrapped in Cloak of Glory’ Cuero’s First Baptist Church will present “Wrapped in a Cloak of Glory,” an Easter musical drama for all ages on Good Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be in the sanctuary located at 408 N. Gonzales in Cuero. The event is free to the public. This year’s presentation was written by Beth Moore. Originally a narrative, members of FBC’s music and drama committee adapted it to include drama and music.

St. Michael’s Altar Society’s Easter bake sale March 30 St. Michael’s Altar Society will have their Easter bake sale on March 30 at St. Michael’s Parish Hall. The sale will be from 7:30 a.m. until all the baked goods are sold. Coffee and individual rolls will be available.

A joint Lenten supper and service will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder. The Lenten service series is sponsored jointly by St. Luke’s; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ander; and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville. Supper will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the service at 7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s is located at 11547 FM 622 in Schroeder. Members of the community are invited to attend the supper and service. The theme of the 2012 Lenten series is “You Shall Love the Lord Your God.” In the 12th chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Bible, a scribe comes to ask Jesus, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answers, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength’” (Mark 12:28-30). Jesus answers the scribe’s question with the words from the Shema, a passage from Deuteronomy 6 in the Old Testament of the Bible that is recited

daily by many of the Jewish faith. These words form a covenant or promise between God and God’s people and shows how people can respond. The three congregations will also host joint Holy Week services on April 5 and April 6. The offerings received at the joint Lenten services will be designated for the offering received at the 2012 assembly of the Southwestern Texas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America . The offering from congregations at the synod assembly, which will be held May 19-20 in Corpus Christi , will support mission congregation development and non-self-sustainable ministries through the Southwestern Texas Synod Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund. Proceeds from the endowment fund will assist in the re-start of congregational ministries, mission starts, congregations under development, synodically authorized worshipping communities, and ministries dependent on financial assistance. For more information about the March 28 service, call 645-2038.

OLG group meeting May 8 The next Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Guadalupana/Guadalupano meeting will be Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the OLG Parish Hall. Anyone interested in joining the

church organization is encouraged to attend. For more information, phone Rudy Perez at 275-2198.

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Trinity Church 2009 N. Clinton - 361-275-6917 Rev. Kenneth R. Mills

For Information Call:

THE CUERO RECORD S.W. - 10:00 a.m., 6 p.m.; Mon. Prayer 5 p.m., Wed. - 7 p.m.


New Testament Holiness Church - FM 766 (Old Cheapside RD) Pastor: Calvis Brooks Wed. - 7:30 p.m.; Sat. - 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. For more info call 277-3513 Apostolica Church 509 W. Main; Pastor: Jose A. Beltran Tues. & Thurs.: 7-8:30 pm; Sun.: 4-5 pm & 5-6:30 pm; Phone: 275-8505

Closed Wed. & Sat.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cuero Assembly of God 201 W. Ruess - 275-8352 Pastor Jim Haserodt S.S. 9:45 am, S.W. 10:45 am & 6 pm, Wed. Bible Study 6 pm

Dining Hrs: 10-6 M-F, 10-3 Sat.

McMahan Welding Service, Ltd.

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101 E. Broadway • Cuero 275-9886 Locally Owned & Operated by RANDY & SYLVIA JOCHIM

Thank You This devotional and directory is made possible by these businesses who encourage all of us to attend worship services.

Ful-O-Pep Ranch/Garden Ctr.

Plant - 275-5711, Ranch Ctr. 275-5033

Freund Funeral Home Since 1924

213 N. Gonzales - 275-2343

Faith Tabernacle 609 E. Broadway - 275-8540 Charlie Gentry, Pastor Wednesday - 7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

Car • Home • Health • Life Financial Services Richard Wheeler “Agent” 210 E. Main - 275-9193

Market Hrs: 9-6 M-F, 9-3 Sat.

Rabke United Methodist FM 2718, Ratcliffe Comm. cRev. Donald Snyder S.W. 2nd Sun. of Month 2;30pm.

First Pentecostal Church House of Prayer 812 W. Broadway Dennis King, Pastor Service at 10 a.m.

Registered Representative Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge does not provide tax advise.

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PENTECOSTAL The Good Shepherd Temple of Praise 209 King Street Dr. Angel Chano, Pastor S.W. - 9:45 a.m., Tues. 7pm Wednesday Evening Service - 7 pm.

117 E. Church St. • Cuero • 361-275-6142


Quinn Chapel I.M.E. 114 Threlkeld - Cuero Rev. Lester Adams S.S. 9:30 a.m.; S.W. - 11 a.m. Sat. 6 p.m. Bible Study & Teachers’ Meeting

BAPTIST Antioch Baptist Church Clinton Community Rev. Lawrence G. Roy, Pastor S.S. - 9:30 a.m.; S.W.- 11 a.m. Calvary Baptist Church N. Esplanade & Dunn Bro. Bill Gleason, Pastor S.S. - 9:45 a.m.; S.W. - 11 a.m.& 6:30 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study. 6:30 pm First Baptist Church 408 N. Gonzales Dr. Glen Robertson Wed. - Prayer/Bible Study - 6 p.m., Mission Organizations 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary Choir Practice 7:00 p.m., Sunday S.S. - 9:15 a.m.; S.W. 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church Westhoff, 13103 US Hwy 87 N Pastor Richard A. Schaller S.S. - 10 a.m.; S.W. 11 a.m., Dis. Train. Sun. 1 pm, Wed. Prayer Srv. 5:30pm Gethsemane Baptist Church 107 Bridge Street - Rev. W.F. Nichols - 2nd & 4th Sunday S.S. - 9:45 a.m.; S.W. - 11 a.m. Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem Baptist Church 215 W. Courthouse Dan Cancino, Pastor S.S. - 9:45 a.m.; S.W. - 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. St. James Baptist Church Yoakum, Texas - Rev. F. Rivers S.S. - 9 a.m.; S.W. 11 a.m. Little Zion Baptist Church 104 Bedford Pastor A.L. Taylor S.S. - 9 a.m.; S.W. - 10:30 a.m., Tues. B.S. - 7 p.m. Macedonia Baptist Church 510 S. Indianola Rev. L.J. Clayton Jr., Pastor S.S. - 11 a.m.; S.W. - 9:30 a.m. Mount Bethany Baptist Church -Thomaston, TX S.S. - 9:30 a.m.; S.W. - 11:30 a.m. Wed. Prayer Serv. & Bible Study - 7:30 p.m.

Mount Zion Baptist Church Edgar Community Rev. George N. Franklin Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. S.S. - 9:30 a.m.; S.W. - 11 a.m. New Hope Baptist Church Lockhart Community Rev. Samuel A. Jenkins, Pastor S.S. - 9:45 a.m.; S.W.- 11 a.m. New Life Baptist Church 2676 N. FM 2980 - 485-2152 Dr. Gary Hall, Pastor Sun. 10:30, Wed. 7pm St. John Bible Fellowship BC 304 Hope, Yoakum - 293-7579 Rev. Jimmy L. Powell S.S. 10am, SW 11am, Wed. 7pm Thurs. Treasure of Hope 7pm Stratton Primitive Baptist Church - Stratton Community Bill Walden, Pastor S.W. - 10:30 a.m. Thomaston Community Church - Free Will Baptist Thomaston - B.J. Davis, Pastor S.S. - 10 a.m. S.W. - 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Lifeway Baptist Church 403 E. Sarah • 275-3920 Sunday: Bible School for Adults & Children 9am Worship & Children’s Church 10am High School-College Life Group 4pm Wednesday Life Groups: Children, Jr. High, Men & Women 7pm

St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church - Westhoff Rev. Lou Terry Jackson S.S. 9:45 a.m.; W.S. 11:15 a.m. 1st, 2nd, & 4th Sunday Mt. Bethel Baptist Church 400 Grant St. - Cuero 361-275-9282 S.S. 9 am; S.W. 11 am; Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 pm PRESBYTERIAN Bill Cotman, Pastor First Presbyterian Church 302 N. McLeod S.W. - 10:30 a.m., S.S. 9:30 a.m. CATHOLIC St. Michael’s Catholic Church 302 E. Church St. - Rev. Kirby Hlavaty Sat. Svc. - 5 p.m.; S.W. - 10 a.m; Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church - 705 W. Broadway - 277-9062 Rev. Kirby Hlavaty S.W. - 8 a.m. (Spanish) St. Aloysius Catholic Church - Westhoff Rev. Augustine N. Asante Sun. W. - 8:00 a.m.

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Meyersville Rev. Augustine N. Asante Sat. Svc. - 7 p.m. S.S. - 8:45 a.m.,S.W. 10:15 a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Cuero Church of Christ Trevor Parker Pulpit/Encouragement, 275-8399 1100 E. MacArthur S.S. - 9:30 a.m.; S.W. - 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Wed. Bible Class 7 p.m., EPISCOPAL Grace Episcopal Church 102 E. Live Oak Rector - Eric Fenton Sun. 11am Holy Eucharist Thurs. 5pm - Holy Eucharist with Teaching Sermon JEHOVAHS WITNESSES Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses - 302 E. Texas S.W.- 10 a.m.; Mon. Bible Study - 7:30 p.m. Thursday Ministry School - 7:30 p.m. LUTHERAN St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Meyersville NALC Pastor John Boor S.S. - 9 a.m.; S.W. - 10:15 a.m. Office Hrs - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues., Wed. & Thurs. St. John Lutheran Church Lindenau & Westhoff Pastor William Hill Lindenau S.W. - 9 a.m.; Westhoff S.W. - 10:30 a.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, ELCA 400 N. Esplanade - 275-2845 Pastor Karl Biermann Sat. Music 5:45pm, Sat. W. - 6, S.W. - 9 a.m.; S.S. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion every Sat. & Sun. FREE 9am Sun. Nursery St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 1545 E. FM 1961 - Ander John Dellis, Minister 645-2922 S.W. - 9 a.m.; S.S. - 10:15 a.m. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Arneckeville Pastor Barbara Beale S.S. 10:15 a.m.; S.W. - 9 a.m. METHODIST First United Methodist Church 211 N. Clinton Rev. Donald Snyder S.S. - 9:15 a.m.; S.W. - 10:30 a.m. Wed. W. 6:00 p.m.; Sat. C.G. 6:00 p.m.

First Apostolic Prayer House 308 Nash St. Pastor: Dora Jones Thursday: 7:30 pm Greater Bethany Church 400 Grant St. - 275-6398 Bishop: Ralph E. Green Tues. 7 pm, Christian Ed. 8:30 am, S.W. 10 am NON-DENOMINATIONAL Helping Hands of Love Ministry 522 S. Esplanade, 361-275-0305 S.W. 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m. Outreach for Souls Church 702 E. Broadway - 277-5901 Pastor William H. Chatman, BS Tues 6:30pm, Sat. Evening Svc. 6:30pm The Light House 322 Pat Cleburne - Yoakum 361-293-2758 SS 10am; SW 11am; Youth SS 6pm; Wed. 7pm Prodigal Son House 409 W. Main - 361-827-3589 Sun. 11 a.m., Wed. 7 p.m. Blessed Assurance Church Concrete Pastor, John Mueller S.W. - 10:30 a.m. , Wed.. - Bible Study 7pm Victory Family Church 115 E. Main - 799-9129 Pastor, David Maldonado S.W. Spanish -9:30 a.m., S.W. English & S.S. 10:45 a.m. Wed.. - Bible Study 7pm My Father’s House Full Gospel- 205 Esplanade 275-8854 Pastor, Paula Hopkins S.S. - 10 am, S.W. 11 am, Tues. Prayer - 6 pm, Wed. Youth - 7 p.m. Fresh Start Fellowship 410 E. Broadway 564-8201 Pastor, Terry Brown S.W. 10am, Wed. 7pm Breath of Life Ministries 315 W. Live Oak, Pastors Earl & Mary Lewis S.W. 11am, Tues. 6:30 pm Prayer & Bible, 4th Sat. 6 pm Youth Strong Family Church 1125 N. Esplanade 361-275-9001 Kenneth McCarthy, Pastor Sunday Service 10a.m. God’s Way is the Tree of Life 600 Evers St. - 361-243-6082 Pastors Kevin Novak & Robert Moore Sunday Worhsip 10:45 a.m. Thursday 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Kids Reaching Our Community

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Jim Jordan Insurance Agency

800-637-3039 • 830-980-3030

Medicare Supplements • Long Term Care Life Insurance • Fixed Annuities “Serving DeWitt County Over 40 Years”

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All makes & models... We even do mufflers & custom exhaust work!

394 U.S. 183 North, Cuero (361) 277-AUTO (2886)

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Friday: 11am-10pm Sunday: 11am-8:30pm Saturday: Closed We Accept Major Credit Cards

Mount Vernon Mills Since 1901

202 Gazzie - 275-2393

210 Hutcheson P.O. Box 956 -Cuero, TX 77954

Phone (361) 275-6772 Fax (361) 277- 9384

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Wed., March 21, 2012, THE CUERO RECORD Sec. B, Page 3

Gonzales Master Gardners hosting Spring Plant Sale

The Gonzales Master Gardeners will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Texas Heroes Square. Proceeds from last year’s sale helped to fund the expansion of the Eggleston Children’s Garden, which now has enough beds for every first grader at East Avenue Elementary to participate in the vegetable growing project.

RecordRegion Builders Association’s annual show scheduled for Saturday, Sunday

The event offers the public an opportunity to bring their questions to the Master Gardeners as well. Horti-culturist Dr. Calvin Finch will also be on hand to answer gardening questions. The Gonzales Master Gardeners is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) corporation serving the community through horticultural, scientific and conservation education under the direction of Texas AgriLife Extension.

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Cocaine seized by DPS The Texas Highway Patrol stopped a northbound 2006 KIA Sorento SUV for two traffic violations on U.S. Highway 59 just north of U.S. Highway 87 on Friday at approximately 9:45 a.m. During the stop the trooper observed several signs of criminal activity and obtained a verbal consent to search the vehicle, according to DPS spokesperson Gerald Bryant. The trooper located a false compartment was in the floor of the vehicle. Upon opening the compartment the trooper located 20 bundles containing 51.2 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $1,493,091. Hilda Villanueva, 41, of Alton, was arrested for first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Victoria County Jail.

Builders Association of Victoria’s Annual Home Product Show will be at the Victoria Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. The Home Product Show will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students through high school. Adult and student presale tickets may be purchased for $4 and $2, respectively, through Friday at the TDECU at 4603 N. Navarro, and at Builders Association of Victoria at 5105 E. Airline Dr. All admissions include how-to programs, drawings and giveaways, including a $1,000 shopping spree. For seniors, Sunday’s admission price will be discounted to $4.

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