DeWitt County Livestock Week Declared in Commissioners Court

By Anna Noel

The Cuero Disc

The DeWitt County Commissioners Court met on Monday, February 14 at 9 a.m. The meeting began with the annual proclamation recognizing DeWitt County Youth Breeding Week, this year from February 26 to March 4.

Judge Fowler was later allowed to submit a letter of support to the Gulf Bend Center as it applied for a GVEC grant to renovate the clinic. A resolution was ratified at the previous meeting regarding the Absenteeism Prevention Grant and then approved a local project funded by the Calhoun County Shipping Industry Development Authority.

DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen was recognized for earning his Masters in Applied Criminology, then Sheriff Bowen presented the DCSO Racial Profiling Report. The DeWitt County prosecutor also delivered a racial profiling report and then a correction regarding 1,344 acres of land that was approved for purchase at the December 13, 2021 meeting was received.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Richard Randle was appointed to proceed with a sale of surplus land, and then the Commissioners approved Trane to service and maintain the courthouse boilers. Randle also requested a trade-in of a 2011 backhoe loader to purchase new equipment and the court approved.

Permission was given to the county auditor to post bids on asphalt, oils, concrete, fuel and road materials. They also declared certain inventory items as salvage and then authorized the county auditor to dispose of those items. The county auditor also presented records and proceeds from the salvage sale.

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