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For new principal, Memorial the next stop on lifelong journey

Alys Williams, like her middle school students and staff, was both nervous and excited for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24. And, just like some of her students, it was her first day at Memorial Middle School. More...

Appraisal District staff to receive pay increase

The Kleberg County Appraisal District Board of Directors last week preliminarily approved the district’s 2015-16 budget, which included a 2.5 percent pay raise for all employees while leaving the overall budget unchanged from the prior year. More...

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Sports

Brahma defense shuts down Beeville in season opener

The H.M. King Brahmas got their 2015 season off to a winning start, knocking off the visiting Beeville Trojans, 22-12, Friday at Javelina Stadium. The Brahma defense led the way for the victory, giving up no points to the Trojan offense. More...

Riviera Seahawks soar in win over Agua Dulce Longhorns

Whether it was explosive plays on offense, or a ballhawking defense forcing four turnovers, Riviera opened its 2015 season in impressive fashion Friday, downing Agua Dulce 49-6. More...

After winless 2014, Badgers get on board early in 2015

The Bishop Badgers ended a two-year drought with a 28-6 victory over the Three Rivers Bulldogs Friday in Three Rivers. More...

Editorial

Attorney General Paxton pleads not guilty to charges

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Aug. 27 entered a plea of not guilty on felony charges of securities fraud at his arraignment in Fort Worth. Tarrant County 396th State District Court Judge George Gallagher gave Paxton until Sept. More...

Yes, pander to Trump on immigration

Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. More...

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Various new laws take effect statewide

A number of new laws passed earlier this year by the Texas Legislature took effect Tuesday, including legislation protecting a public employee’s right to pump breast milk at work, increasing penalties for repeat synthetic marijuana offenders an More...

Local man facing federal charges for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants

A local man found hiding under a blanket while investigators searched his home for stolen property in July was arrested again over the weekend on federal human smuggling charges following a traffic stop in Riviera. More...

Funds fall short on county road work

Kleberg County commissioners remain at square one for a statefunded project designed to improve county roads after bids for the first phase of the work came in overbudget on Monday. More...

Madrid will keynote ‘State of the County’ event

Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid will be the keynote speaker at this year’s State of the County event, at which he will discuss a number of issues related to county government and local taxpayers. More...

Residents reminded that hurricane season not over

Hurricane season began earlier this summer, but that doesn’t mean the season is over just yet. More...

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News

Kingsville Noon Lions Club donates to Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Club

The Kingsville Noon Lions Club recently made a donation of $250 to Henry Gaddis of Boy Scouts Troop No. 144 and John Perez and Jill Gardiner of the Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville. More...

Food inspection scores released

The City of Kingsville City-County Health Department has released the food inspection scores. More...

Education

Rho Chi Society donates school supplies to Harrel Elementary

The Rho Chi Society donated on Aug. 26 over 2,000 donations to Harrel Elementary School children in Kingsville. The donations in this year’s Back-to- School Supply Drive quadrupled last year’s amount. More...

Ricardo JackRabbit 4-H Club hosts back to school party for members

The Ricardo JackRabbit 4H club celebrated their back to school summer party Aug. 22 at Kaufer Park in Riviera. More...

Obituaries

Irma Noriega Palomo

Irma Noriega Palomo, 42, of Kingsville, died Aug. 30, 2015 in Kingsville. She was born Aug. 21, 1973 in Tampa, Fla. to Jose and Irma Noriega Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Palomo. More...

Pedro T. Montalvo

Pedro T. “Wero” Montalvo III, 69, of Kingsville, died Aug. 27, 2015 in Corpus Christi. He was born Oct. 23, 1945 to Pedro “Pinole” and Teresa Montalvo. He was a retired cowboy from the King Ranch, Laureles Division. More...

Jesus Ramirez

Jesus (Jesse) Ramirez, 56 of Orange Grove, died on Aug. 30, 2015 in Alice. He was born Sept. 3, 1958 to Elfida R. Gutierrez and Daniel Ramirez Sr. in Corpus Christi. He was employed by Bay Industries. More...

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