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April 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SGISD opts out of Driscoll contract

After months of negotiations, the Santa Gertrudis Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday evening to not sign a tuition-transfer agreement with the Driscoll Independent School District, ending a 20-year partnership b More...

New ‘Lost and Found’ directory aims to help reunite lost pets with owners

The City-County Health Department is utilizing a new online tool to give local residents the ability to see if their pet has been picked up by Animal Control officers by viewing photos on the City of Kingsville’s website. More...

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Sports

Bishop takes down Academy in final home game

The Bishop Badgers and Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions started the final round of District 31-3A games Tuesday, with the Badgers taking an 11-1 win in six innings. Dalton Horner ended the game, driving in the final two runs for Bishop. More...

Another close one escapes from Brahma baseball

The tough week continued for the H.M. King Brahma baseball team Thursday with a 3-0 loss to the Beeville Trojans . The game was the third in four days for the Bulls, part of a four games in five days stretch. More...

Westbrook wins national title in powerlifting

H.M. King graduate and current Texas A&M powerlifter Nathan Westbrook won the 105 kilogram division at the United States Powerlifting Assocation Collegiate national championships earlier this month in Atlanta. More...

Editorial

Public education funding

Guest Commentary

During the interim period before the 2015 Legislative Session, I was invited by Speaker Joe Straus to participate in an education working group with other legislators. More...

Drawn to Politics

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New campaign in support of Christians

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Obituaries

Felix Salinas Jr.

Felix Salinas Jr., 38, a resident of Kingsville, Texas, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Alaska. He was born March 3, 1977 in Kingsville to Felix Salinas Sr. and Petra Arriaga Salinas. More...

Fortunato Valderena “Nat” San Luis

Fortunato Valderena “Nat” San Luis, a longtime resident of Kingsville, died on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Buda, Texas. He was 86 years old. More...

Election 2015

Candidates run for Bishop City mayor position

Tem Miller

Bishop Mayor Tem Miller said he is seeking a second term in office in order to complete a number of projects for the city that are in the works, while also furthering efforts to make city government more transparent and accountable. More...

Candidates run for Bishop City mayor position

Joe Morales

A former banker with nearly 30 years of experience is looking to unseat incumbent Tem Miller as mayor for the City of Bishop in this year’s Joint Election in order to bring changes to city government. More...

Candidates seek Bishop City Council Place 2 spot

Antonio Garcia Jr.

Antonio Garcia Jr. is hoping voters will give him another term in office as Place 2 Council Member to help the city complete a number of projects that are ongoing, while also working to foster a sense of community in Bishop. More...

With Sandoval no longer at HMK, new principal named - Free Access

H.M. King High School students and faculty now have a new principal. Jose Mireles, the principal at Gilette Intermediate School, was appointed by Kingsville Independent School District Superintendent Carol Perez as the acting principal of H.M. More...

Man indicted for allegedly soliciting minors

A 39-year-Kingsville man was indicted by a Kleberg County grand jury on Thursday for allegedly trying to solicit sexual favors from juvenile females in exchange for cab rides. More...

Early voting set to kick off for Bishop election

Early voting for the upcoming Joint Election with the City of Bishop and Bishop Consolidated Independent School District, in which nearly all seats are being contested, is set to kick off on Monday. More...

Local man charged with child endangerment

A 26-year-old Kingsville man was indicted by a Kleberg County grand jury on Thursday for endangering a child, a charge that stems from a single-vehicle accident in February that resulted in the man’s vehicle rolling over with his 17-month-old d More...

News

Kingsville pastor available to help whenever needed

‘We are to be advocates for the homeless, needy and helpless’

He continues to work as a church leader, community leader, youth mentor, spiritual counselor, tutor, volunteer and missionary. For 38 years, Servando Torres Jr. has helped people of all ages locally and in other communities in the area. More...

Garden Spot of the Month recognized

The yard of Cyndi Ewert at 328 E. Hoffman has been selected for the March Garden Spot of the Month. Ewert's home was built by her father and sits on a corner lot. The backyard is open and easy to view. More...

Municipal Warrants Issued

The following Municipal Warrants for the City of Kingsville were released April 23. Here’s how to clear an outstanding warrant, according to city officials. • Make full payment online at www.cityofkingsville.com. More...

Education

Epiphany School hosts Earth Day activities

In honor of Earth Day, Epiphany Episcopal School had a clean up day to remove debris from the recent storms that went through the area. More...

Riviera students learn to stay safe around electricity

Nueces Electric Cooperative Safety and Loss Control Manager Cassy Hill and Journey Lineman Raymund Piña recently spent the afternoon with Riviera elementary students. More...

Academy Prom 2015

Prom King Ricardo Perez Prom Queen Celeste Castillo More...

Business

Ribbon cutting held for Dani's Lock & Key

The Kingsville Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting for Dani’s Lock & Key on Thursday, April 23. The new locksmith is located at 918 E. Caesar Street in Kingsville. More...

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Tipsy Time

The Kingsville Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting on Tuesday, April 9 for Tipsy Time. The new liquor store is located at 2730 S. Brahma Blvd., Ste. 100, and is owned by Matthew Grotke and Audra Cook. (Submitted item) More...

Celebrating Earth Day

NRCS District Conservationist

Earth Day came and went again this week. The first Ear th Day was April 22, 1970; 45 years later, we are still celebrating our planet and discussing ways to better care for it. At present, it is estimated that less than 2 percent of the U.S. More...

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