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The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public warning to Kenedy County Judge Louis E. “Bud” Turcotte on July 16 after concluding that he avoided appointing a prosecutor to a case for more than a year and avoided recusing himself “in a timely manner” regarding a criminal matter inv…

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A man who was arrested in Kleberg County on charges of possession of child pornography was sentenced to seven years in prison after choosing to take a plea deal earlier this week.

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In Saturday’s General Election for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, Ofelia “Ofie” Gutierrez defeated write-in candidate John De La Paz by more than a hundred votes. However, because of a ruling by the 13th Court of Appeals last week, De La Paz’s brother, incumbent Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace…

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Esequiel “Cheque” De La Paz will continue to serve as the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace after the 13th District Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 105th District Court’s orders be vacated and the case dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

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With the general election less than one month away, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace candidate Ofelia “Ofie” Gutierrez is set to face write-in candidate John De La Paz, the brother of incumbent JP Esequiel “Cheque” De La Paz.

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More than four-and-a-half years since her part in a bank robbery, and nearly a year after her accomplice pleaded guilty to the crime, Joanna Cantu was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery in a jury trial that concluded this week.

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A mistrial was declared in the murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello on Wednesday morning, after jurors remained in a deadlocked 11-1 decision on their verdict, with a lone juror in favor of a “not guilty” verdict.

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A mistrial was declared in the first-degree murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello this morning, after jurors remained in a deadlocked 11-1 decision on their verdict.

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An 11-1 stalemate by the jury in the murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello forced 105th District Court Judge Jack Pulcher to send the jury home Tuesday evening. The jury spent four hours deliberating Tuesday. A unanimous verdict is required to convict Rangel-Botello on the first-degree murder …

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The Kingsville Police Department and the City of Kingsville Municipal Court are participating in the 2019 Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which began Feb. 11 and ends on March 8.  

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A man accused of fatally shooting a Kingsville man in 2015 pleaded guilty to one of two charges against him in the 105th District Court on Tuesday, following the selection jurors Monday evening.

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A Nueces County man was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison Wednesday after he was convicted of attempting to solicit a minor in Kingsville online.

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The next step in the ongoing legal dispute over the Pct. 4 Kleberg County Justice of the Peace position will remain unanswered for a few more weeks, after a judge ruled to grant an extension in the case.

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The challenger in the race for Pct. 4 Kleberg County Justice of the Peace is contesting the election results in district court, alleging illegal votes were counted in favor of the incumbent.

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Four years after he leaped onto the counter of an International Bank of Commerce branch in Kingsville, waved a gun and demanded cash, Mario Martinez was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday.

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A 28-year-old woman who was arrested in 2016 for murder pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last week and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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On March 8, a DeWitt County jury sentenced 31-year-old Orry Arthur to six years in prison for evading arrest with a vehicle after a four day trial, according to a press release from the DeWitt County District Attorney’s Office.

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A local man accused of robbing a Kingsville bank at gunpoint in 2014 was set to go to trial last week, but instead entered a guilty plea in open court.

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Anyone with an outstanding traffic, parking or similar ticket in the city has until Friday to take advantage of a grace period for offenders during a statewide warrant roundup that is currently underway.

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A Kleberg County native accused of leaking classified information in June will remain behind bars until her trial.

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The families of two Texas A&M University-Kingsville students who died in a car accident last year are suing Enterprise Rent-A-Car and General Motors.

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Kingsville Fire Department is investigating a suspected arson fire that damaged a mobile at Kings Manor Mobile Home Park Thursday.

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A 53-year-old man facing murder charges in Kleberg County pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon last week and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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A Kingsville man last week was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony drug charge stemming from his arrest for possessing synthetic marijuana earlier this year.

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The suspect recently arrested in Missouri for the fatal July 1 stabbing of a Kingsville man has refused to waive extradition, pushing his return to Kleberg County back by at least a month.

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A Kingsville man accused of trying to kidnap a woman and her children at knifepoint in March 2016 pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday, the same day jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin.

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The trial of a Kingsville man accused of assaulting and trying to kidnap a woman and her children at knifepoint in March 2016 is scheduled to get underway with jury selection on Monday in the 105th District Court of Judge Jack Pulcher.

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Six years after the initial allegation, it took a Kleberg County jury three hours to render a verdict of not guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a young child in the trial of Orlando Gonzalez late Thursday afternoon.

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The suspect accused of robbing a Kingsville bank in 2014 had his bond revoked on Monday, but a district judge allowed him the opportunity to post a new $40,000 bond that would enable a new exemption related to work travel.

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Area law enforcement officials last week said they were ready to comply with a new bill recently signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott that would, in part, allow for individuals to be questioned about their immigration status while being detained.

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For 21-year-old Yesenia Martinez, volunteering with the Brush Country Court Appointed Special Advocates has been a blessing, though not just for her.

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A local justice of the peace was reprimanded and ordered by state officials to complete additional education for several violations of judicial conduct, including using racially insensitive language in the courthouse.

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A Kingsville man arrested this year on multiple drug charges was recently indicted by a Kleberg County grand jury for possession of marijuana, stemming from the discovery of two bags of marijuana in a home where he was staying.

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A local district judge last week denied a request for a Kingsville man charged with murder to be released from jail to his elderly parents for medical reasons, meaning the defendant will remain behind bars until his trial date.

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A local man pleaded guilty last week to intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison following an appearance in the 105th District Court of Judge Jack Pulcher.

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A Kleberg County jury took a little over an hour to return a verdict of not guilty in the case of a local woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire in 2013 following an argument the couple had at their home in Kingsville.

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A Kleberg County jury took a little over an hour to return a verdict of not guilty in the case of a local woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire in 2013 following an argument the couple had at their home in Kingsville.

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The trial of a local woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire in 2013 got underway on Tuesday, with opening arguments presented along with testimony from prosecution witnesses.

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105th District Judge Jack Pulcher on Thursday rejected a plea deal for a local man accused of robbing a Kingsville bank at gunpoint in 2014, turning down an agreement between the prosecution and defense that would have capped a prison term at 10 years.

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The Kingsville Police Department and the City of Kingsville Municipal Court is taking part in this year’s Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which began on Friday. 

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