Zaragoza “Shorty” Salinas Jr.

Kleberg County officials announced the death of Pct. 4 Kleberg County Commissioner Zaragoza “Shorty” Salinas on Tuesday morning.

A statement sent to the Kingsville Record from Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid confirmed the commssioner’s death.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that our Commissioner Salinas has passed,” Madrid said. “Shorty was an amazing individual and a true friend to us all.  His devotion to our senior citizens and underserved population was like no other.  He will truly be missed. This is a sad day for Kleberg County. God Bless Him and his entire family.”

The Kingsville Record reached out to family members of Salinas, who said they would appreciate prayers and privacy for their loss at this time.

Next week’s edition of the Kingsville Record will feature more on Salinas, his time as Pct. 4 Commissioner for Kleberg County and his impact on the community.

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