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“DewittDeWitt 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





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CUERO — Mike Cavanaugh walked to the southeast end of the 2,800-foot runway at Cuero Municipal Airport and looked out at the railroad tracks not far away. A white stripe painted on the asphalt indicates the line past which all airplanes are required to land, lest they graze train cars passing by.

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Cuero Medical Clinic and Goliad Family Practice are open for limited in-person or phone visits.

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The Yoakum City Council will hold an emergency meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday to possibly adopt an order declaring a local state of emergency as the result of last week’s severe winter storm.

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Last week, as severe and lasting freezes overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid, 4 million Texans were left without power and 12 million faced disruptions to their water systems. In the Crossroads, tens of thousands lost power and boil water notices were issued in 12 cities and towns. Resid…

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We are featuring stories from four towns — Goliad, Woodsboro, Yorktown and Seadrift — that exemplify the compassion and resilience demonstrated by those who helped their neighbors endure one of the hardest winter weeks Texas has faced. Here is our story on Yorktown. Links to the other three …

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Due to the winter storm warning forecasted for Tuesday night, we have decided to print an early edition for Wednesday, Feb. 17th. We just received word that as of now, U.S. 77 and I-37 going into Corpus Christi, where we print the Victoria Advocate, has been reopened to traffic. Unless this …

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Home goods, jewelry, clothes, purses, oil paintings, photography, pottery, handmade knives, herbs and other food products are among the offerings that will be available at the Hallettsville Market Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20.

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February is heart month. We wear red, we have heart-healthy screenings, and we are reminded that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans.

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The Cuero Chamber of Commerce kicked off the New Year with two ribbon cuttings this month. Trust Texas Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary and commemorated it with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 12 at their Cuero Branch location. Congratulations to Trust Texas for 100 years of business,…

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High COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the Victoria area triggered an executive order that closes bars and reduces capacity for other businesses effective immediately, per a state spokesperson.

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It’s finally here; the end of 2020. We’ve all been looking forward to it but need to recognize this challenging business environment we’ve been in will not be drastically different on Jan. 1, 2021. Yes, there are vaccines now. Yes, we’re closer to a new round of coronavirus relief. Those of …

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Gayla Massey is reconnecting with her Texas roots after living much of her life in California. Her cousin Cheryl Roden is an unexpected connection made possible by a shared association with music and their local newspaper.

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Brookshire Brothers, a Texas-based grocery store chain, is opening a store in Cuero by the summer with possible assistance from local government.

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Cuero’s Christmas in the Park is a breaker-flipping, eye-popping, million-dollar display of pure Christmas joy. The self-guided, drive-thru tour of lights is open every day, even on rainy days and holidays, from 6 to 10 p.m., through New Year’s Day.

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There is no doubt that we are ready to see this year go. Our world has been turned upside down since March. It has brought many struggles, tears and tribulations for most in some way or another. This year has also brought strength, compassion, tenacity and innovative thinking. It has had us …

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