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KISD trustees unanimously vote to hire Perez as superintendent

The Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday approved the hiring Carol Perez as the new superintendent for the district, providing a permanent replacement for the position after nearly three months of searching. More...

Appraisal district unsure on mineral appraisers

The Kleberg County Appraisal District is examining the possibility of a new company taking over its mineral appraisals for the next two years, a move that was openly supported by the district’s chief appraiser. More...

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Sports

Seahawks show off quick offense in final scrimmage

The Riviera Seahawks got in their final scrimmage of the season Friday, hosting former district opponent Banquete. More...

Barrera takes first at bench nationals

Bishop’s Natalie Barrera took first place last weekend in the USA Powerlifting Bench Press National Championships competition in San Antonio. Barrera won her first place title in the Teen 2 Division (ages 16 to 18). More...

Team roping fundraiser planned

The Roping for a Cure team roping fundraiser will take place Sept. 20 at the Gutierrez Arena on County Road 440 in Palito Blanco. Proceeds from the team roping event will go toward the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. More...

Editorial

County processes governor after felony indictment

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Aug. More...

Free Rick Perry

I t tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. More...

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Security funding still up in the air

Kleberg County commissioners are still weighing their options on how best to address and fund new security measures at the county courthouse, with one possibility including the hiring of a private contractor to handle such duties. More...

Officials aim to close gaps in fire code with construction looming

Kingsville city commissioners are looking at the possibility of amending the city’s existing fire code to include new regulations for construction of multistory apartment complexes due to safety concerns raised by fire officials. More...

Man charged for allegedly compelling prostitution

A 36-year-old Kingsville man was arrested on Friday for allegedly coercing an underage minor into prostitution, Kleberg County Sheriff ’s Office investigators said on Monday. More...

Pinto Bean cook-off set to benefit local HS students

Organizers for this year’s Pinto Bean and BBQ Cook-Off are hopeful that the public will support this weekend’s event as it raises money for a scholarship fund aimed at helping high school students throughout Kleberg County. More...

News

Volunteer fire fighters complete EMT training

Two Kingsville Volunteer Fire Fighters, Katerina Johnson and Esther Gonzalez, recently completed Emergency Medical Technician training in Alice. More...

Municipal Warrants Issued

The following Municipal Warrants for the City of Kingsville were released Aug. 18, 2014. Here’s how to clear an outstanding warrant, according to city officials. • Make full payment online at www.cityofkingsville.com. More...

Santa Gertrudis band to host hamburger fundraiser

The Santa Gertrudis Band will sell hamburgers for $5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at J.K. Northway Coliseum, located at Dick Kleberg Park. The event is a fundraiser for the organization. More...

Education

Star and host of MTV’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show’ speaks at TAMUK Sept. 9

Nev Schulman, star and host of MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show,” comes to speak at Texas A&M University Kingsville as part of the University Lectureship Series. Schulman’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Pharmacy program welcomes Class of 2018

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy welcomed 120 students to its Doctor of Pharmacy program last week. More...

Obituaries

Jose Antonio Figueroa

Jose Antonio Figueroa, 74, of Kingsville, died Aug. 22, 2014 in Kingsville. He was born Jan. 17, 1940 to Jose and Martha Figueroa. He was a retired aircraft mechanic at Corpus Christi Army Depot and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. More...

Liberty Michael Hoehne

Liberty Michael Hoehne, 44, of Riviera, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Corpus Christi. He was born July 21, 1970 in Beeville to Gene Sheffield and Noma Coquat. He was a selfemployed mechanic. More...

Rosa C. Alvarez

Rosa C. Alvarez, 81, of New Braunfels, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Sundance Inn. She was born to Fernando Cortez and Dolores Gonzalez Cortez March 21, 2014 in Kingsville, Texas. More...

Poll

Should KISD allow students to charge lunches this year if they are not on the free and reduced meal program?

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