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August 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kleberg sheriff denied pay raise

Kleberg County commissioners on Monday voted to leave the salaries for all elected officials the same, denying a pay raise for Sheriff Ed Mata following heated debate among county leaders that drew a swift rebuke from the county judge. More...

Local citizen launches community extravaganza

A local citizen is attempting to help strengthen the community’s relationship with area law enforcement through the an annual Community Extravaganza. More...

Kingsville family loses home to fire

A local family lost their home Sunday evening when a fire broke out in the 1200 block of E. Ave. A, Kingsville Fire Chief Joey Reed said on Tuesday. More...

KISD to dip into reserves to balance budget

The Kingsville Independent School District total expenditures for the 2014-15 school year outweigh the revenues the district received last year, leaving the school district with a deficit of over $700,000 to be taken out of reserves funds in order to More...

Street user fee still under discussion

Officials with the City of Kingsville said last week they are still considering the implementation of a new street user fee that would be charged to local residents and businesses in order to fund future road maintenance projects. More...

Sheriff, KPD spar over federal funds

Officials with the City of Kingsville on Wednesday expressed their displeasure with the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office following claims made by the police department that the agency was eliminated from receiving federal funds for the second ye More...

KPD looking into possible ‘inappropriate video’

The Kingsville Police Department is investigating reports of an inappropriate video involving teenagers. More...

Cop kicker to officers: ‘Please forgive me’

A local woman on Wednesday was able to avoid felony charges of assaulting two police officers after prosecutors gave her a chance to write a letter of apology in exchange for pleading guilty to a couple of misdemeanors stemming from that incident. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Late Freer run seals first home loss for Lady Brahmas

It is usually the H.M. King Lady Brahmas putting together strong rallies to close out their opponents. Tuesday, it was the Freer Lady Bucks who flipped the script on H.M. More...

Rios family represents Kingsville, earns medals at State Games of America in Nebraska

The Rios family represented Kingsville and Texas earlier this summer at the State Games of America in Lincoln, Neb., with three family members earning medals at the competition in tennis. More...

Bowling leagues to start this week

The Kingsville USBC Association will start the fall bowling leagues in September. These leagues will be held at the Stars and Strikes bowling alley located at the Naval Air Station-Kingsville. More...

Editorial

Telling History IV – Best telling now

Looking Back

History is happening all around us, every day. Many times the most interesting history is a comparison of past practices, today’s activities and future plans. King Ranch has been welcoming visitors since its establ ishment in 1853. More...

Drawn to Politics

Full Story

New laws begin Sept. 1

Sept. 1 is the beginning of the state’s fiscal year. It is the first day of the new budget and the first day that many new laws take effect. More...

Family

Duncan – Hinojosa marriage vows recited

Jessica Marie Hinojosa married Andrew Joseph Duncan on Aug. 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral in Corpus Christi, by Father Jim Foelker, OMI of Sarita. More...

Obituaries

Felicitas Gonzalez

Felicitas Gonzalez, 90, of Kingsville, died on Aug. 26, 2015 in Kingsville. She was born on Nov. 20, 1924 in Mission to Fernando and Josefa Cedio. She was a retired homemaker. More...

Samuel R. Lopez

Samuel R. Lopez, 82, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 in Kingsville surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Sept 8, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Elodia Tamez. More...

Noemi S. Lopez

Noemi S. Lopez, 79, of Kingsville, died Aug. 27, 2015 in Kingsville. She was born May 11, 1936 in Kingsville, to Mr. and Mrs. Rafael M.M. and Juanita Salinas. She was a retired piano teacher and director of music for Christ United Methodist Church. More...

New digs for Driscoll ISD

After two years of planning and construction, the community of Driscoll finally got to walk through the new campus that will house generations of Dragons to come. More...

Class is in session for local schools

(At top) Aileen Carbajal, Alexis Espino, Maya Nunez and Belamie De Luna listen to their teacher, Isabel DeLeon, give instructions while working on a group project at Harvey Elementary School on Monday. More...

City allocates $100,000 for tourism move

The City of Kingsville has set aside $100,000 to help fund the relocation of the visitors center near U.S. Highway 77 and Corral Avenue, officials said on Monday, which is expected to occur sometime in November. More...

Courthouse security measures questioned

Kleberg County officials on Monday expressed concern that proposed security measures scheduled to take effect next month do little to protect their offices at the county courthouse due to the location of new screening equipment. More...

New school year, new playground for Perez Elementary students

Children at Jesus R. Perez Elementary School will have a new playground to play on this year following a couple of years of fundraising and donations. More...

University hosts renowned author

“How many of you have seen the show?” Nearly every hand in the packed Edward N. Jones Auditorium immediately shot upward Wednesday evening, and were quickly joined with cheers and shouts from the audience. More...

Javelina Marching Band to honor memory of Selena with new show

The Javelina Marching Band of Texas A&M University– Kingsville will commemorate and honor Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez this season with a marching band show based on her music. More...

Local man jailed for alleged assault

A Kingsville man currently awaiting trial for a felony drug charge was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at a mobile home in the 5100 block of S. U.S. Highway 77. More...

Colston appointed to fill vacant Riviera ISD seat

The Riviera Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed a Riviera citizen to fill the vacancy of the unexpired term of board trustee Wilson Martin Wednesday evening. More...

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News

Wellness center donates to Weavers of Love

The Colston Family Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center held the ‘For the Health of It’ third annual Colston 5K run/walk on Aug. 1 at Dick Kleberg Park. More...

WANTED

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Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville – a successful summer

The local Boys & Girls Club was busy with summer programs like power hour and Xtreme sports programs. ‘We are truly building smarter people and future entrepreneurs. More...

Education

PPAS students introduced to veterinary program at TAMUK

Students learn what the requirements are to be accepted into the program

On Aug. 20, five seniors from Presbyterian Pan American School had the opportunity to meet Dr. Clayton D. Hilton, associate and director for the Veterinary Technology Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. More...

Bishop Elementary School holds Health and Wellness Community Fair

Bishop Elementary School held a Health and Wellness Community Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the open area of the elementary campus. Many community members and students took advantage of many health screenings that were offered for free. More...

Kingsville Housing Authority receives donation of school supplies

The Kingsville Housing Authority recently received donations of school supplies of backpacks, folders, pencils, crayons and notebooks from State Representative J.M. Lozano, Communities In Schools and United Healthcare. More...

Business

Poster, essay contest materials available

The Kleberg-Kenedy Soil and Water Conservation District directors have just received information for the 2016 poster and essay contest for students in the local schools. More...

Garza promoted to Assistant Vice-President

The board of directors of Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union promoted Imelda H. Garza to assistant vice-president in charge of retail lending Aug. 19. More...

Unemploy ment rate increases for several counties

Kleberg County’s unemployment rate increased slightly last month, keeping the figure above 6 percent, according to figures recently released by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. More...

Poll

Will the H.M. King Brahmas four-peat as district champs this season?

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