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August 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Barrera withdraws from Kleberg County clerk race

Newly appointed Kleberg County Clerk Stephanie Garza will no longer face a challenger in November’s General Election after Republican Brandon Barrera announced his decision on Thursday to withdraw from the race. More...

Man indicted for allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend

A 30-year-old Kingsville man on Thursday was indicted by a Kleberg County grand jury for kidnapping after he allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend from her home in Palacios in June. More...

SGISD looking at options for out-of-district transport

The Santa Gertrudis Independent School District is considering options for providing transportation for students who live outside the district. More...

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Sports

Lions running game ready for season opener next week

The outside running game for Santa Gertrudis Academy looked ready for the season in their final scrimmage against the Woodsboro Eagles Thursday. More...

Academy takes first loss against Cuero

The Santa Gertrudis Academy Lady Lions took their first loss of the volleyball season this week, falling to the Cuero Lady Gobblers 25-12, 25-17 and 25-14. More...

New horse show series looking for area participants

Star, a local non-profit horse club, and local horse owners saw a need for an alternative showing experience closer to home and will utilize Sinton’s state of the art facility at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds. More...

Editorial

Remembering Anse Windham

For the Record

The picture running with this article is one of my favorite memories of my 10 years in the newspaper business. It’s of Anse Windham, and there’s a bit of a story with it. More...

Letters to the editor

Anse Windham’s family says thanks Editor: More...

Business

Harrel presented with Vocational Service Award

Pictured at left is Nick Harrel, owner of Harrel’s Kingsville Pharmacy, was presented the Noon Rotary Club Vocational Service Award last week. More...

Conservation Conversation

Tracts randomly checked for compliance

This time of the year requires a review of your conservation compliance plan as initiated by the 1985 Farm Bill and extended by the 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills. More...

Deadline to apply for low interest loans is Sept. 30

U.S. Department of Agriculture Texas Farm Service Agency Executive Director Judith A. Canales announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. More...

Obituaries

Ernest C. Martinez Jr.

Ernest “Ernie” C. Martinez Jr., 70, of Houston, and a former longtime resident of Bishop, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Houston. He was born April 11, 1944 in Bishop to Ernest Martinez and Aurora Ayarzagoitia. More...

Bishop residents unhappy with bills

Bishop residents still unhappy with the city’s handling of a former city employee’s error that led to higher-than-usual water bills appeared before the city council on Wednesday, urging city officials to reconsider their decision making c More...

KISD food service fund, programs starved for cash

The Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees is in the process of mending their food service fund balance and free and reduced lunch programs after being presented with shortfalls in both at a budget workshop meeting on Monday. More...

Appraisal District employees may receive pay raises next fiscal year

The Kleberg County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors on Wednesday agreed to provide a salary increase for the district’s employees in the coming fiscal year, but it took several tries for a majority of the board to agree on just how More...

ExxonMobil fined $180K by TCEQ

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday levied a fine of nearly $200,000 against the ExxonMobil Corporation for a violation discovered last year at their gas plant located on the King Ranch. More...

News

Tot Spot donates school supplies to Brush Country CASA

Brush Country CASA thanked the students and staff at The Tot Spot in Kingsville for their charitable contribution. More...

Crayons for students

Pictured standing, from left to right, are Mary Ann Brookshire, Jean Claire Turcotte, Peggy Westbrook and Lucy Kruse. Pictured seated is Bernice Wiederanders. More...

Immunizations: the back-to-school item kids can’t do without

It’s time to return to the classroom. But crayons and backpacks aren’t the only things that should be on your back to school lists –immunizations are an important and necessary part of preparing for the new school year. More...

Education

‘Library on the Go’ bookmobile making some stops

Work on the library express bookmobile continues. For the past month, the library has been working closely with Macareno Signs to design and implement a full color vinyl wrap that will encompass the entire “Library on the Go” bookmobile. More...

Santa Gertrudis student council officers elected

The Santa Gertrudis Student Council officers were elected for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Dr. Seuss-themed reading corner at St. Gertrude School

Kindergartener Thalia Calderon enjoys her first day of school at the Reading Corner in Davina Covarrubias’ classroom at St. Gertrude School. The Reading Corner is decorated with Dr. More...

Family

Kiwanis Club presents scholarship

During the Aug. 15 lunch meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Kingsville presented a Key Club Scholarship to recent graduate of Santa Gertrudis Academy High School Sara Hannon. More...

Maxwell-Vickers ex change marriage vows

Miss Olivia Margaux Vickers and Mr. Joshua Adams Maxwell were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Toni Livingston of McAllen and Dr. and Mrs. More...

Senior center menu listed

The Kleberg County Senior Citizen congregate dining menu is served at the Senior Center located at 1109 E. Santa Gertrudis in Kingsville, Ricardo Senior Center and Riviera Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. More...

Poll

Should KISD allow students to charge lunches this year if they are not on the free and reduced meal program?

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