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Cuero opt-out of DeWitt County Reverse 911 services

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In a surprise move, the City of Cuero has chosen to opt-out of Reverse 911 services with DeWitt County, due to budget concerns. 

The move was officially recognized by County Commissioners Monday morning. The change would leave close to twenty five hundred Cuero residents without emergency phone notifications. According to documents provided by the county during their meeting, the Reverse 911 service, provided by Code Red, was paid in full during 2017, coming out to a grand total of $11,790. However, the grant that paid for the previous contract expired. Cuero officials state they were unable to pay for their portion ($3,740) of the contract this year due to issues with the city's budget. 

After nearly an hour of discussion, DeWitt County elected to remove all services from the City of Cuero. With the new contract, DeWitt County, Yorktown and Yoakum will pay an additional twenty cents per person per year in order to keep the service, which will come out to $10,000. Yorktown and Yoakum will not see any loss of Reverse 911 service due to Cuero's withdrawal. 

Any residents living inside the city limits of Cuero will not be notified by Reverse 911 in the event of an emergency, such as a shooting incident or natural disaster.  Cuero city officials say they will use social media for the immediate future to share emergency messages and will look into replacing the Reverse 911 service with their own down the line.

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