Grand Jury selection in Kleberg County has begun to start back up again, as officials have implemented a plan of action in order to carry out civil duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local leaders and hospital personnel met for a joint press conference on Monday to discuss the importance of continuing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Kleberg County and surrounding areas.
Today, the Primary Runoff Elections for the Republican spot on the General Election Ballot for Pct. 3 Kleberg County Commissioner was decided in the runoff election between Jerry Martinez and Jacob Moseley Sr.Martinez pulled in 221 votes (74.16 percent) to Moseley's 77 votes (25.84 percent),…
The City of Kingsville has agreed to enter into a new interlocal agreement with Kleberg County involving the ownership and operation of the J.K. Northway Center. The new arrangement will replace the old agreement with just a few changes.
The Kingsville Police Department arrested Kingsville resident Eli De La Garza after allegedly shooting another man early Saturday morning in a Kingsville neighborhood. Police have charged De La Garza with aggravated family assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony.
Because of concerns with the novel coronavirus, Kleberg County Court at Law Judge Jaime Carrillo has announced that cases with court dates in the month of April have been suspended, and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Following a request from defense attorneys, 105th District Judge Jack Pulcher issued a gag order in the cases of Adam Curtis Williams and Amanda Noverr on Feb. 14.
A man and woman authorities believe may be connected to the deaths of James and Michelle Butler were each indicted on three felony charges by a Kleberg County grand jury, but no chargers for murder were included.
A former commander of the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Task Force filed a lawsuit in federal court last week alleging the Kleberg County Attorney forced him out of the organization when he raised concerns about her use of forfeiture funds and improper relationships with her employees.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a warning to a Kleberg County Justice of the Peace last week for using the term “redneck” in his courtroom.
A more than decade old legal battle between Kleberg County and Uranium Resources Inc. effectively came to an end last week, when the Texas Supreme Court ruled against the county.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The suspect accused of fatally stabbing a Kingsville man on July 1 was extradited back to Kleberg County from Missouri on Thursday to await trial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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