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Kingsville City Commissioner Ann Marie Torres has the distinction of being the first female war veteran elected as a city commissioner in the Coastal Bend area and possibly South Texas. She was elected Nov. 3, 2020 and began her term Nov. 19.  

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City Hall is receiving a new sprinkler system that is planned to make the grass greener in the future and to help beautify the City of Kingsville. Last week, Hebert Irrigation started the installation of the sprinkler system on the City Hall grounds. 

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City Commissioners and Mayor were introduced to an ordinance amending the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget to appropriate funding for the rollover project or greens maintenance and repairs.

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First responders now have a dedicated parking spot outside of the Jubilee Academics in Kingsville. First responders and Jubilee staff gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the dedicated first responder’s parking spot on Monday. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of NAS Kingsville’s annual Navy Ball, so thirteen sailors from the air station and the Branch Medical Clinic, including NASK Commanding Officer Capt. Thomas “Tige” Korsmo, got together Oct. 24 to celebrate the Navy’s 245th birthday in a unique way.

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Long-time simulator instructor Lt. Cmdr. Robert “Bob” Fischer was inducted into Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville’s Hall of Heroes by Capt. Thomas Korsmo in a brief ceremony Nov. 9.

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Long-time simulator instructor Lt. Cmdr. Robert “Bob” Fischer was inducted into Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville’s Hall of Heroes by Capt. Thomas Korsmo in a brief ceremony Nov. 9.

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The Premont Veteran’s Association will be bringing the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to the area to salute and honor all local veterans.

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With election day and early voting numbers in for the City of Kingsville, it appears some new faces will be joining the Kingsville City Commission. 

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Five propositions will be on the Nov. 3 election ballot in Kingsville, including a proposition to extend the terms of office for elected members of the city commission.

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Place 4 Kingsville independent School District Board Trustee candidate David Garcia is asking voters to let him be the person to fill the seat in order to make “every KISD student’s education” a priority.

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Elizabeth “Liz” Ramos is hoping voters give her a chance to take a seat at Place 5 of the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees and provide transparency for those who are in the district.

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Long-time Kingsville Independent School District Board Trustee and current sitting Secretary Corando Garza is seeking re-election for Place 6 and is hoping voters allow him the honor to serve their children for more years to come.

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With more than 15 years of classroom teaching, Jim Glusing is seeking to be placed on the KISD School Board Place 6 in the upcoming election.

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Early voting has officially begun in Kleberg County, and on the first day, a number of area residents made their way to the Early Voting Annex Office to cast their ballot before the Nov. 3 General Election.

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National Night Out at Bishop City Park looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the event was set up as a “Reserve Parade”, where cars could drive through and receive food, goodie bags and other prizes along the way. 

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Kleberg County officials are reminding local citizens that voter registration for this year’s General Election is scheduled to end early next week.

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Due to the continuous growth on the south side of town, the south wastewater treatment plant will see more use and flow at the facility within the next few years. 

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The Kingsville City Commission recently passed a budget for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year that is helping to “beautify” the city. City of Kingsville officials will be working on improving the roads and sidewalks throughout the city. 

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Recently, the Kingsville City Commission passed a budget on Sept. 14 that appeared to approve a 2.42 percent ad valorem property tax increase. However, City Manager Mark McLauglin is proud to point out the 2020-21 budget actually has a small effective tax decrease. It will allow the City to …

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The Kleberg County Commissioners Court voted Monday to approve the budget and tax rate for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year, and county residents can expect an increase in property taxes compared to last year.

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Due to lack of rainfall in the area for the past few weeks, the Kleberg County Commissioners Court voted to implement an order “prohibiting outdoor burning” in the county beginning next week.

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At a special meeting of the Kingsville City Council on Monday evening, council members heard a presentation by City Manager Mark McLaughlin on the proposed 2020-21 City Budget.

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A total of 10 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Kleberg County since last Tuesday, bringing the total amount of deaths in the county to 18, Kleberg County and City of Kingsville officials said this week.

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Hazard pay, the city tax rate and new computer dispatch software for city police highlighted the Bishop City Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Pinning down a word to describe late Pct. 4 County Commissioner Zaragoza “Shorty” Salinas has been difficult to do for those closest to him. However, the servant leader that many knew him as would say although he is a person who was small in stature, his faith and heart were larger than life.

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