Two people were arrested after a more than two-hour standoff with police at a Yoakum residence Tuesday afternoon, Police Chief Karl Van Slooten said.
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DeWitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,097. The county seat is Cuero. The county was founded in 1846 and is named for Green DeWitt, who founded an early colony in Texas. — DeWitt County Facebook Page
A Guatemalan man was taken into custody by the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning after a pursuit of a stolen truck ended with a bailout along County Road 328 near Smiley.
Most business owners don’t like debt. Many will use their own money to buy equipment or fund an expansion. But debt is another tool in the business owner’s toolbox. There are times in business when it makes sense to use a bank’s money and hold onto your own. There also times when it pays to …
After more than a year of not performing live because of the pandemic, Christa Leigh’s School of Dance hosted a recital with the theme, “Stepping Through Time,” Sunday at the Yorktown Community Hall, according to a news release.
A luncheon at Victoria Country Club Wednesday kicked off the 40th annual Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament that will take place Oct. 10-11. The event, which attracted more than 100 supporters, also served as a platform for an announcement that the ranch is beginning a partners…
YORKTOWN — Yorktown’s Gruenau Hall was packed with farmers, ranchers, extension specialists and representatives from seed and chemical companies Tuesday afternoon for the county’s annual crop tour.
Three local sheriffs are attending a town hall meeting in Yoakum on Tuesday evening to provide an update on how conditions at the border are affecting their communities and answer residents’ questions.
A Republican candidate who is running against Gov. Greg Abbott in next year’s gubernatorial primary will speak at the Republican Women of Yoakum Area’s June meeting on Wednesday.
Cuero has a new queen. The Cuero Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Miss Cuero Scholarship Pageant on May 1 at the Cuero ISD Performing Arts Center. Thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers, they were able to crown the new 2021 Miss Cuero Queen, Elizabeth Gonzales, and her court. The queen …
A driver struggled to breathe Friday morning as her vehicle filled with water on County Road 444 off U.S. 77 in Lavaca County.
When Seadrift residents found themselves trapped inside their homes during February’s winter freeze, local police sprang into action.
THOMASTON — Nelson Prince lifted a short-barreled revolver out of the display case, unlatched the six-round cylinder and handed the firearm to a patron who was looking for a handgun for his wife.
The Yorktown Independent School District went on lockdown after receiving a potential threat on social media about Thursday afternoon.
Two people believed to be in the country illegally were taken into custody Monday after a pursuit, bailout and multiagency search involving drones and tracking dogs.
The Summer Weekend Wind Down Dueling Pianos event, a fundraiser for the DeWitt Medical Foundation, will return from 7 to 11 p.m. July 30 at The Venue on Church Street.
For those of us who thought the global anomalies of 2020 were behind us, 2021 quickly reminded us that strange is the new norm. While families were attempting to get their lives back to COVID-normal, a historic winter storm devastated our great state and overwhelmed our communities. In the m…
After Catholic families living in Cuero were forced to travel to Meyersville to attend church services, the Cuero Land and Immigration Company donated land for the construction of a Catholic church in Cuero in 1875. The Most Rev. Anthony Dominic Ambrose Pellicer, the first bishop of San Anto…
CUERO — Residents of DeWitt and Lavaca counties filled the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse Wednesday evening for a public safety town hall hosted by local law enforcement.
Two people remained in jail Wednesday after being arrested after a multiagency pursuit that spanned much of DeWitt County the day before, police said.
The Republican Women of Yoakum Area are hosting Josh Jones, an 18-year veteran of the Department of Justice and Senior Fellow in Border Security for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, at their May meeting.
Nordheim voters overwhelmingly approved two bond proposals that will invest a combined $8 million in improvements to the school district, including a new science lab, elementary school classroom addition and upgrades to athletic facilities.
The biggest pickup truck and the “bestest” Faith Academy students arrived last week with more than 1,600 pounds of dog food and dog treats, all donated by the students to benefit the Pet Adoption of Cuero, a nonprofit pet rescue and animal shelter in Cuero.
Every small business should, as part of its contingency plan, reduce its risk in the marketplace by having appropriate insurance policies in place. A common way of purchasing small business insurance is to start with a Business Owners Policy (BOP), which is a base package of business liabili…
Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Cuero as one of 10 winners of the 2021 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for outstanding community improvement, according to a news release.
April is Wildflower Month for DeWitt County, the Wildflower Capital of Texas, and the Cuero Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center has been receiving lots of phone calls and visitors. Visitors have come from all over Texas and other states to take a drive along one of our highlighted rou…
DeWitt County authorities are seeking information from residents about a Gonzales County man with active warrants.
CUERO — On a recent afternoon, Brodie Daniel took a bite of an 1.5-inch-thick Wagyu ribeye steak topped with roasted garlic and herb finishing butter.
CUERO — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has given the go-ahead for surveying to begin at the prospective site of a new airport in Cuero that would be built on more than 100 acres by the prison.
CUERO — While cancellations of rodeos caused Slone Saddles to produce fewer western horse saddles, the demand for the business’s higher end products has increased in the past year.
When Michael Machalec drove by the Dempsey Benton Cain House in Yoakum in 2001, the columns were crumbling and the home hadn’t been lived in for two decades.
The Republican Women of Yoakum Area will host a legislative forum on Saturday for the 21 counties that make up Texas Senate District 18, represented by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo CISD Art Show is on exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero until April 15.
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