DeWitt County lisitngs

Chambers of Commerce

Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitors Center

Where: 124 E. Church St.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, closed from noon-1 p.m.

Services: Visitor information, houses the Cuero Heritage Museum including exhibits on the history of Turkeyfest, Cuero Gobbler football, World War II military memorabilia and an extensive juicer collection.

Information: 361-275-2112, cuerocc@cuero.org, cuero.org

Yoakum Area Chamber of Commerce

Where: 105 Huck St.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

Services: Visitor information, hosts the annual Tom Tom Festival in June.

Information: 361-293-2309,

info@yoakumareachamber.com, yoakumareachamber.com

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Where: 141 S. Riedel St.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays

Services: Visitor information, sponsors numerous special events and activities throughout the year.

Information: 361-564-2661, yorktownchamber@sbcglobal.net, yorktowntx.com

Festivals

Wildflower Month Celebration

Where: Cuero/DeWitt County

Date: April 1-30

Theme: Revel in the natural beauty of the famous Texas wildflowers with various activities throughout the month with 5Ks, bike rides and bus tours.

Sponsors: Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitors Center

Cost: Free, various events may require an entry fee.

Information: Cuero Chamber of Commerce, 361-275-2112, cuero.org

Nordheim Market Days

Where: Corner of Broadway and Second streets

Date: The Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April

Theme: Small town life with historical theme

Sponsors: Area businesses. Proceeds benefit Nordheim Historical Museum

Cost: Free

Information: 361-938-7208, 361-938-5248 or cmvoelkel_1970@yahoo.com or bettiestehling@sbcglobal.net

Yoakum Tom Tom Festival

Where: Yoakum Park, Yoakum Community Center

Date: First Saturday in June

Theme: Honors Yoakum's tomato industry of the late '20s and early '30s.

Sponsors: Yoakum Chamber of Commerce, city of Yoakum, area businesses

Cost: Events are free; admission charge for Saturday night concert in community center

Information: 361-293-2309, info@yoakumareachamber.com

Fourth of July Family Fun Carnival

Where: Cuero Municipal Park Pavilion

Date: July 4

Theme: Old-fashioned country carnival with game booths, cakewalks, dunking booths and more, patriotic youth parade

Sponsors: Grace Episcopal Church

Cost: Entry is free; booths may be 50 cents each to play.

Information: 361-275-3423; facebook.com/GraceEpiscopalChurchCueroTx

Cuero Turkeyfest

Where: Cuero Municipal Park, parade and turkey race downtown

Date: Oct. 11-13

Theme: Celebrates history of the turkey farming industry in Cuero; annual Great Gobbler Gallop race against Worthington, Minn.

Sponsors: Turkeyfest Association, Chamber of Commerce, City of Cuero, area businesses

Cost: Parade and race are free; admission to city park - check website for ticket pricing

Information: 361-275-6351, turkeyfest.org

Yorktown Western Days-Ziegfest

Where: Downtown Yorktown

Date: Oct. 18-20

Theme: Western theme celebrating history of Yorktown, the oldest incorporated town in DeWitt County

Sponsors: Western Days Association, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, city of Yorktown, area and state businesses, ZiegenBock Amber, Del Papa Distributing Co.

Cost: Free

Information: 361-564-2661, 4yorktowntx@sbcglobal.net, yorktowntx.com

Christmas in the Park

Where: Cuero Municipal Park

Date: Nov. 25-Jan. 1, 2014

Theme: Holiday

Sponsors: Area businesses, private contributors, Cuero Development Corporation, city of Cuero.

Cost: Free, donations accepted at end of driving trail

Information: 361-275-8178,

christmasincuero.com

School Districts

Cuero School District

Where: 405 Park Heights Drive

Grades: Pre-kindergarten-12

Classification: 3A

Campuses: One high school, one junior high, one intermediate, two elementary. Also home of multidistrict DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative.

Information: 361-275-2652, cueroisd.org

Yoakum School District

Where: 315 E. Gonzales St.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten-12

Classification: 3A

Campuses: One high school, one junior high, one intermediate and primary school and primary annex campuses.

Information: 361-293-3162, yoakumisd.net

Yorktown School District

Where: 331 Main St.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten-12

Classification: 1A

Campuses: One high school, one junior high and one elementary school

Information: 361-564-2252 Ext. 101, yisd.org

Nordheim School District

Where: 500 N. Broadway St.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten-12

Classification: 1A

Campuses: One school

Information: 361-938-5211, nordheimisd.org

Meyersville School District

Where: 1897 Meyersville Road

Grade: Kindergarten-8

Classification: N/A

Campuses: One school

Information: 361-275-3639, meyersvilleisd.org

Westhoff School District

Where: 244 Lynch Ave.

Grade: Kindergarten-8

Classification: N/A

Campuses: One school

Information: 830-236-5519, westhoffisd.org

Private Schools

St. Michael's Catholic School

Where: 309 E. Church St., Cuero

Grade: Pre-kindergarten-6

Classification: Private

Campuses: One school

Information: 361-275-3554,

stmichaels-cuero.org

St. Joseph Elementary School

Where: 310 Orth St., Yoakum

Grade: Pre-kindergarten-8

Classification: Private

Campuses: One school

Information: 361-293-9000, stjcatholicschool.com

Providence Christian Academy

Where: 2454 County Road 319, Yoakum

Grade: Kindergarten-12

Category: Private

Campuses: One school

Information: 361-293-5820; 361-594-8808

Libraries

Cuero Municipal Library

Where: 207 E. Main St., Cuero

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m weekdays; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday

Other Services: Public access computers for Internet or word processing, genealogy research, wireless access

Information: 361-275-2864

Carl and Mary Welhausen Library

Where: 810 Front St., Yoakum

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m weekdays

Other Services: Genealogy research, public access computers, wireless hotspot

Information: 361-293-5001, librarian@cityofyoakum.org, cityofyoakum.org/Library.html

Yorktown Public Library

Where: 103 W. Main St., Yorktown

Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday; 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

Other Services: public access computers, faxing/copying services, genealogy research

Information: 361-564-3232

Museums

Cuero

Cuero Heritage Museum

Where: 124 Church St.

Hours: 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. weekdays

Admission: Donations are welcome

Exhibits: Cuero Talks Turkey, chronicling the first years of the Cuero Turkey Trots; Cuero Gobbler football history, World War II military memorabilia, extensive juicer collection and regular rotating exhibits.

Information: 361-275-2112, cuerocc@cuero.org

DeWitt County Historical Museum

Where: 312 E. Broadway St.

Hours: 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Admission: Donations accepted

Exhibits: 1800s living history exhibits and rotating exhibits

Information: 361-275-6322

Reuss Pharmacy Museum

Where: 515 N. Esplanade St.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Admission: None

Exhibits: Items on display from the oldest drugstore in Texas including an old soda machine

Information: 361-275-3411; reusspharmacy.com

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Where: 302 N. Esplanade St., Anticipated opening fall 2013.

Exhibits: Artifacts and memorabilia relating to Texas' ranching and agricultural past focusing on the 50-year period beginning with Crockett Cardwell's cattle drive in 1866. Exhibits will include the "Horsemen of the Americas - Tinker Collection," a rare collection of artifacts loaned from the University of Texas at Austin.

Information: 361-277-2866, buckaroo@chisholmtrailmuseum.org, chisholmtrailmuseum.org

Yoakum

Yoakum Heritage Museum

Where: 312 Simpson St.

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday

Admission: Donations accepted

Exhibits: Leather Room, with the leather history of Yoakum, Tom Tom Room, San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad Exhibit known as the Train Room, Military Room with WWII, Korea and Vietnam items.

Information: 361-293-7022yoakumheritagemuseum@gmail.com

Yorktown

Yorktown Historical Museum

Where: 144 W. Main St.

Hours: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Weekends by appointment.

Admission: Donations accepted.

Exhibits: Doll collection featuring more than 500 dolls, children's antique furniture, children's tea sets, early freight wagons, indoor cistern, John Wesley Hardin's spur, life in early rural Texas.

Information: 361-564-9115 or 361-935-5243

Nordheim

Nordheim Historical Museum, corner of Broadway and Second streets

Hours: By appointment

Admission: Donations accepted

Exhibits: Musical instruments, clothing, home settings and businesses

Information: 361-938-5571, 361-938-5816, 361-938-7208

Golf Courses

Cuero Municipal Golf Course

Where: 110 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive

Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, (summer hours)

Fees: Public, $10 (during week), $12 (weekend) for 18 holes, 9-hole, par 36 course

Information: 361-275-3233

Yorktown Country Club

Country Club Road

Hours: By appointment

Fees: Private, $7.50 for 18 holes, 9-hole, par 36

Information: 361-564-9191

Yoakum City Park Course

Where: 703 S. Park Road

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. summer; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. winter

Fees/Public/Private:

Weekdays - $8.66; student, $5

Weekends - $10.83

Golf Carts:

9 Holes: $8.66

18 Holes: $16.24

Memberships:

Single - $216.50/year

Family - $297.69/year

Additional Information: 9 holes. In 2013, the Dallas Morning News recognized the Yoakum Golf Course as one of the Top 20 9-hole golf courses in the State of Texas

Information: 361-293-5682

Parks

Cuero

Cuero Municipal Park

Where: U.S. Highway 87

Amenities: 8.5-acre lake with lighted fishing pier; 2-mile walking trail; clubhouse; four sand volleyball courts; four-field Little League complex; softball field; two lighted, regulation soccer fields; rodeo arena; ag center with show barn; outdoor swimming pool. Multiple covered pavilions available for rental, additional rental building, large children's playground, covered and lighted basketball pavilion with three full-size courts, nine-hole golf course, open-air amphitheater.

Information: 361-275-0000

Daule Park

Where: 107 Daule St.

Amenities: 10 acres featuring baseball field, picnic area, children's playground, full-size and lighted basketball courts, barbecue pits and clubhouse rental facility.

Information: 361-275-0000

Alexander Park

Corners of McLeod, Texas and Park streets

Amenities: Playground, fenced practice ball field, lighted basketball court, restroom

Information: 361-275-0000

Yorktown

Yorktown City Park

Where: Main Street

Amenities: Playground, Ferris wheel, tennis courts, fishing, hike and bike trail, barbecue areas, pavilion and basketball goals.

Information: 361-564-2611

Yoakum

Yoakum City Park

Where: 703 S. Park Road

Amenities: Picnic table, barbecue pits, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball court, covered pavilions, a walking trail, new playscapes

Information: 361-293-5682

Mack Jamison Park

Where: Dunn Street

Amenities: New playscape, Pavilion, volleyball and basketball courts, baseball field, playground equipment, barbecue pits. Jamison Youth Center

Information: 361-293-5682

Centennial Park

Where: West Grand Avenue, Yoakum

Amenities: Gazebo, green space, playground

Information: 361-293-5682

Front Street Railroad Park

Front Street, Yoakum

Amenities: Green space

Information: 361-293-5682

Chisholm Trail Park

Where: Corner of alternate U.S. Highway 77 and West Gonzales Street, Yoakum

Amenities: Life-size longhorn sculptures, lush trees and native plants

Information: 361-293-5682

Hospitals

Cuero

Cuero Community Hospital

Where: 2550 N. Esplanade St.

Specialties: Childbirth center, in & out patient, ER-Level IV trauma center, Belle Terry Elder women's center, day surgery, open MRI, home health care, newly renovated front entrance, gift shop and chapel

Information: 361-275-6191, cuerohospital.org

Yoakum

Yoakum Community Hospital

Where: 1200 Carl Ramert Drive

Specialties: Emergency, surgery, delivery, home health care

Information: 361-293-2321,

yoakumhospital.org

Fishing Holes/Lakes/Beaches

Cuero

Where: Lake, Cuero Municipal Park

Amenities: Lighted pier

Costs: None

Information: 361-275-0000

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