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Cook-off organizers hope ‘Pinto Bean’ event will help scholarship fund grow

Organizers for the second annual Pinto Bean and BBQ Cook-Off are looking for volunteers and sponsors for this year’s event, with proceeds set to benefit local high school students by putting money toward the Kleberg County Scholarship Fund. More...

KPD: Man illegally ‘steaks’ claim to meat

A 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after police said he allegedly tried to steal nearly $400 worth of steaks from a local grocery store. More...

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Sports

Rodriguez defends national titles, set to defend at world championships in Hungary

Kingsville’s Michael Rodriguez defended his USA Powerlifting national championship last month, winning the 120 kilogram (264.6 pounds) weight class in Philadelphia. More...

Three Badgers earn all-state honors

Jamin Lira, Aaron Cardona and Kobrey Garcia all represented the Bishop Badgers on the Texas Sports Writers Assocation/ Collin Street Bakery 2A all-state team announced this week. More...

KPD, KFD get boxing tickets donated

When Kingsville fighters Oscar Cantu and Anthony Navarro take to the ring Aug. 7 in Corpus Christi, some of Kingsville’s finest will be on hand to watch. More...

Editorial

Dewhurst appoints Senate finance chair

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 17 appointed Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as chair of the powerful, state budgetwriting Senate Finance Committee. The two-year state budget totals close to $200 billion. More...

President Obama’s man-caused disaster

A s a defender of the nation’s borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. Obama’s recent game in a Denver bar with Colorado Gov. More...

Drawn to Politics

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County looking at policy changes

Kleberg County commissioners on Monday voted to review and update its existing policy on travel reimbursements and other issues after concerns were raised about the reported use of county employees to run errands in personal vehicles without being re More...

Program aims to ‘TEACH’ and give opportunities to educators

An alternative certification program at Texas A&M University- Kingsville is hoping to pair people with a passion for teaching with school districts in the area. More...

Lucio Hall water damage estimated at $300K

Repairs for damage to Texas A&M University- Kingsville’s Lucio Hall caused when water sprinklers were allegedly set off by a “reckless act” are expected to cost about $300,000, university police said on Thursday. More...

Unemployment rises for Kleberg, Nueces

The unemployment rate for the month of June increased for local areas, with Kleberg County’s rate jumping nearly a full percentage point to more than 5 percent, according to figures released on Monday by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. More...

News

Valenzuela selected as ‘City Secretary of the Year’

Mary Valenzuela, city secretary for the City of Kingsville, was recently selected as “City Secretary of the Year” for the Coastal Bend Chapter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, officials said. More...

Meet Gipper, Animal Control’s Pet of the Week

Kingsville Animal Control’s Pet of the Week is Gipper. He is an orange tabby cat and is about 8 months old. To meet Gipper, contact Animal Control at (361) 592-3324 or stop by the shelter located at 3415 N. More...

Education

KISD selects teachers of the year

The Kingsville Independent School District recently named two district teachers of the year. More...

TAMUK Dates to Remember

(Editor’s note: all of the events listed take place on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus unless otherwise noted. More...

Obituaries

Kelley Taylor

Kelley Taylor, 99, of Cambleton died on July 15, 2014. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Army, and was honorably discharged. Kelley’s work history included head chef at Fielders Restaurant, truck driver for Joe D. More...

Albert Sidney Johnston Lawrence Jr.

Albert Sidney Johnston “Sid” Lawrence Jr., 83, died on July 19, 2014 in Kingsville. He was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Kingsville, and was the only child of Albert Sidney Johnston Lawrence Sr. and Ruth Ainsworth Lawrence. More...

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