“Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year’s gone by and how little we’ve grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it’s not to be. That for the rest of our sad, wretched, pathetic lives, …
AUSTIN – A key House education committee adjourned last week without voting on a school voucher bill that is Gov. Greg Abbott’s top priority this session, the Houston Chronicle reported. Barring some unforeseen maneuver in the last week of the regular legislative session, the bill is effecti…
Being a parent of children whose ages are so far apart can be a fun challenge.
AUSTIN – It’s official. Fort Hood, named for a high-ranking Confederate officer in the Civil War, has been renamed Fort Cavazos, in honor of native Texan Richard E. Cavazos, the country’s first Hispanic four-star general.
AUSTIN – The clock is ticking on getting bills out of the House and to the Texas Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned last week in a story in the Austin American-Statesman. Patrick presides over the Senate and is worried many bills that have made it out of House committees but have not gone b…
This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a time when we celebrate and honor the most amazing, loving and patient individuals who exist.
AUSTIN – The Texas House last Thursday passed two education-related bills, one that allocates $4.5 billion for teacher pay raises and another to increase the annual per-student base funding from $6,160 to $6,300 – a 2.3% increase.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 7,392 times.
AUSTIN – The Texas Senate unanimously approved a $308 billion two-year budget last week, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The next step is to reconcile that budget with one passed earlier by the Texas House.
”Panda Watch! The mood is tense; I have been on some serious, serious reports but nothing quite like this.” - Brian Fantana, “Anchorman”
The severe weather that blew through Kleberg County this weekend reminded me of a phone call I received from my mother just over a decade ago.
One of the most important responsibilities that all of us have — as individuals, families and communities — is to ensure the safety of the children in our lives and throughout our community. As we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we must also recognize the urgency of…
Aside from one year of self-imposed exile, I’ve spent about a quarter of my life in Texas.
AUSTIN –The Texas House approved a $302 billion budget last week that included an amendment prohibiting the use of state money on private school tuition — a major setback to Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to establish a school voucher system. The Austin American-Statesman reported that more than 20…
Throughout the week, the Extension Office received several calls regarding bee activity. With mild temperatures and springtime upon us, bees are looking to establish new colonies.
The community banking industry operates very differently from the regional and money center banks that have been at the center of recent negative headlines.
My time at Naval Air Station Kingsville as the Community Plans Liaison Officer has come to an end. Thirteen years flies when you enjoy what you do.
Attorney Bill Edwards died this past week and to most of Kingsville, he was the lawyer who would stand in front of an 18-wheeler while his son would be on top, and they would tell you what to do if you got hit by one of those monsters. There’s more to Attorney Edwards that needs to be told …
An increase in backyard gardening throughout the nation especially in urban communities continues to remain at an all-time high.
Three straight weeks last summer of hosting grandsons improved my sleeping at night, exhausted from golf, fishing, and pick-up basketball.
Fellow citizens of Kingsville, I bring you warm greetings from the Planning and Development Services Department.
Her name was Annie Dornak, but most of the people that saw her walking through the Kingsville HEB with a trench coat on, covered with holy cards, in the middle of the summer, it was “Crazy Annie.”
Landowners and lessees should evaluate their pasture and rangeland conditions to identify short- and long-term management strategies. One of the main things to consider when developing a plan is: “What are the goals for the land?” As Spring nears, it is not unusual to receive calls from r…
As a chemistry professor at The University of Texas at Austin for the past 25 years and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences for the past two, I’ve worked hard to help Texas students not only better understand the world around them — but to become better citizens of that world.
It’s what allows us to serve as a resource to bring Texans together around a set of long-term strategies to secure Texas’ prosperity through our state’s bicentennial and beyond.
Fifty years ago, responding to public demand in an era of reform, Texas enacted a sweeping law ensuring the people’s right to know about their government.
For its part, the Texas Association of School Boards is unapologetic—either for its support of the National School Boards Association (which called on the Biden administration to treat parents speaking out as “domestic terrorism and hate crimes” in 2021), or for its advocacy of political goa…
Where is it written that the only way government can view a balanced budget is to raise taxes?
Standing in the HEB checkout line the other day, the gentleman in front of me reached up and grabbed a candy bar and announced “These were a nickel when I was a kid.” Being from the same generation, that started a conversation on how prices have changed the past 70 years and how hard we had…
Note: Oct. 27 publisher’s perspective, going down memory lane.
Last Monday evening, Jan. 9, the Kingsville City Commission voted 4 to 1 to tentatively approve a two-year retroactive contract with Kingsville City Manager Mark “Mac” McLaughlin.
My late father-in-law, Richard L. (Dick) Milliman, was the most influential newspaper mentor in my 40-year newspaper career.
January and early February is kids time in Kleberg and Kenedy counties.
Over the long Christmas and New Year’s holiday, I found a lot of free time to catch up on old movies I haven’t seen in a long time. I decided to immerse myself in the golden days of cinema.
On Sunday Jan. 1 at the Kleberg County Courthouse, three different judges swore in recently elected and re-elected county officials.
I had a mental conservation with our Lord Jesus Christ over Christmas weekend.
For the second time in as many years, Kleberg County has had to endure a bone-chilling winter freeze. The effects of that freeze are still being felt by many in our community, as busted water pipes and frozen pipes are still being repaired.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
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Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres issued the following statement in regards to Christmas packages being delivered to your doorstep and how to prevent the theft of those packages from occurring
- Kingsville serviceman thanks Judge Madrid for endorsement
- Kingsville police respond to shots fired
- Local law enforcement honor fallen officers
- Riviera teacher named MVP of the district
- America’s Last Patrol to hold event
- Chemistry professor receives award from Texas Diversity Council
- TAMUK student wins American Water Works Association scholarship
- Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for Monday