Mission: Keep Cuero Beautiful's mission is to create a more beautiful, healthier, cleaner community and to encourage the conservation and preservation of natural resources through educational programs, projects, printed material, and social media.
Keep Cuero Beautiful has won five Governor Community Achievement Awards. KCB is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful —Gold Star and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful—President’s Award.
Keep Cuero Beautiful and its members promote a clean and beautiful community by keeping Cuero litter free and by preserving its natural environment. Activities include yearly plant swaps, conservation of natural resources workshops, recognition of residential and commercial landscaping projects, landscaping of public places, and several yearly cleanup days.
“Reduce, Recycle, Reuse”
Keep Cuero Beautiful and its members encourage community members to reduce their use of non disposable products and packaging, to recycle products purchased, and to reuse products sometimes in different ways, up cycling.
Preservation and Conservation of Natural Resources
Keep Cuero Beautiful encourages local citizens to preserve and conserve the natural resources by planting pollinator gardens, by providing wildflower seedballs to citizens, by educating students regarding native plants, and by encouraging students to be water wise.
Keep Cuero Beautiful holds educational workshops encouraging establishment of pollinator gardens and native plant materials throughout the year for the public. KCB provides students with information about recycling and reusing materials, proper recycling habits, hosts coloring contests for all grade levels regarding litter and water conservation, and recognizes winners of the annual “Something from Nothing” holiday ornament contest with custom t-shirts.
Keep Cuero Beautiful, since 1986, has won 5 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards from KTB and TXDOT resulting in $750,000 community beautification projects along Texas highways. KCB was recognized by Keep America Beautiful for its work in Cuero by achieving President’s Circle distinction. Recognized by Keep Texas Beautiful for many consecutive years, KCB is a Gold Star Affiliate.
KCB Board includes community members who give of their time to help KCB achieve its goals. In 2021-2022, the Board welcomed Gina Merzbacher, student at Texas A & I—Kingsville, and KTB Ambassador.
KCB Board meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 AM at the Cuero Chamber’s meeting room
210 E. Main except for July and December.
August 10, 2023—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
Membership Drive Begins
September 2023—Native Plant Month
September 14—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
September 19—Make wildflower seedballs, Anna Koch Pavilion, Cuero Park, 9 AM
September 26—Program on herbs with Cindy Meredith, The Herb Cottage of Hallettsville, Cuero Public Library, 9:30 AM Social, 10 AM Program Chairman—Sandra Osman
October 2023—Fall Sweep and Cleanup
October 7—Fall Sweep Neighborhood cleanup
October 18—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
October 23-28---Clean Up Week, Free at the City’s Recycling Center on E. Broadway
October 28—Farmers Market: KCB booth to distribute seed balls and dog toys
November 9—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 Social, 9 AM Meeting
November 15—America’s Recycles Day—Decorate window at Millie’s on Main Nov. 13-20
November 27—Distribute info to schools for ‘Something From Nothing’ contest Chairman ?
Distribute info to Schools for coloring contest Chairman?
No monthly meeting
Tuesday, December 5, 2023—volunteer at Christmas in the Park
December 14-Jan 4—judge and display ornaments from ‘Something From Nothing’ contest at
Cuero Public Library
Thursday, January 11—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
Thursday, Feb 8—KCB Meeting and Litter Survey at Bahnhof, 8:30 AM
Thursday, March 14—KCB Meeting at Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
Tuesday, March 26—Lake Cleanup, Park Clubhouse, 4:30—6 PM TBA
Cuero Clean Up Week: March TBA
Saturday, April 6—DMWT Cleanup Chairman: ?
Thursday, April 11—KCB Meeting, Cuero Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
Saturday, April 20—Arbor Day in Texas
Plant Swap, Mulch/Compost Giveaway, TDS Speaker: TBA
Thursday, May 9—KCB Meeting, Cuero Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM Meeting
Thursday, June 13—KCB Meeting, Cuero Chamber, 210 E. Main, 8:45 AM Social, 9 AM
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Linda was Cuero proud, and participated in many civic and charitable activities. She served on Cuero City Council for twelve years, and was one of the founding members of Keep Cuero Beautiful where she served as President for numerous years. Most of all, Linda was a devout Christian who was active in many activities at First Presbyterian Church of Cuero. Sunny by nature, with a quick sense of humor, she accepted life as it happened. She led a rich and active life with her immediate and extended family. Her outgoing personality earned her many lasting friendships.
Linda will be greatly missed a beautiful iron butterfly bench will be placed in the native garden at the City of Cuero Municipal park by the gazebo in memory of Linda and in honor of all she has done to help Keep Cuero Beautiful.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Keep Cuero Beautiful or Cuero Pet Adoptions