Click for Kingsville, Texas Forecast

An online subscription is now required to read the most recent 90 days of content on this website.
Current print subscribers can sign up for free website access, and print/online subscriptions can be purchased, by clicking here.

April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners clarify use of stipends for county employees

Kleberg County commissioners on Monday clarified the use of stipends for county employees as a one-time measure only meant for specific individuals this fiscal year, after they learned that some department heads were under the impression the stipends More...

City, county team up for townhome project

The City of Kingsville and Kleberg County on Monday approved an interlocal agreement for the disbursement of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed townhome project within the city limits. More...

Calendar of Events


Click here to view the full calendar.
Click here to submit an event.

News

Easter egg hunt held at Kingsville Housing Authority

Kingsville Housing Authority hosted an Easter egg hunt for public housing residents on Saturday, April 12. More...

Alarcon selected as Region VIII County Clerk of the Year

Kleberg County Clerk Leo Alarcon was selected Region VIII County Clerk of the Year by his peers during the Spring Conference of the County & District Clerk’s Association of Texas in Laredo last week, and the nomination will allow him to com More...

Local offices closed for Good Friday holiday

The Good Friday holiday will bring many closures throughout the city of Kingsville and the surrounding area. City of Kingsville offices will be closed on April 18 due to the Good Friday holiday, but will re-open Monday, April 21. More...

Education

Educators descend on TAMUK for best teaching practices conference

Administrators from the Kingsville Independent School District will join faculty and students from Texas A&M University Kingsville and other universities at the Second Annual Student Success Conference: Best Teaching and Learning Practices for Hi More...

TAMUK researcher receives Fulbright Award to study in Chile

A wildlife researcher and faculty member at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award to study and teach in Chile. Dr. Fidel Hernández holds the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. More...

Santa Gertrudis, Riviera ISD state qualifiers head to Austin May 2-3

Riviera ISD had a multitude of winners at the annual Coastal Bend Regional History Fair sponsored by the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. More...

Obituaries

Oscar Cruz

Oscar Cruz, 67, of Kingsville died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Kingsville. He was born May 20, 1946 in Bishop to Jose Lucio Cruz Jr. and Juanita Castillo Cruz. Cruz was employed for Schlumberger Oilfield Service until his retirement in 2008. More...

Mary Anna Ley

Mary Anna Ley, 91, died at her home in Kingsville, Texas, Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Mission, Texas to James and Gertrude Weisman. She moved to Kingsville at the age of four. More...

Lois Florine Blackerby Cooper

Lois Florine Blackerby Cooper passed away at 11:44 AM on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Lake Jackson, Texas after a short illness. She was born March 6, 1922 in Smiley, Texas to Albert Dewey Blackerby and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby. More...

Kleberg secures cash for property

After more than two weeks of discussion about a proposed purchase of more than 3,500 acres of beach land located in Kleberg County by Nueces County officials, Kleberg County Judge Juan Escobar on Monday announced that Kleberg County had secured fundi More...

Kleberg County to contract autopsy services from Webb, Nueces Counties

Rather than switching medical examiners, from Nueces County to Webb County, Kleberg County commissioners on Monday opted to instead retain the services of both entities in order to gain more service for the county. More...

KPD utilizing new online crime map system

The Kingsville Police Department has begun utilizing a new online crime map system to help the public become more aware of crimes in the area, while also allowing citizens a chance to become more involved in reporting information on various incidents More...

TAMUK invites public to join in ‘Hoggie Hunt’

Children will have the opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs on Wednesday during the fifth annual Hoggie Hunt. The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelina Athletic Department is hosting the event on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Seahawks defeat Lions, 15-5

The Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions gave the Riviera Seahawks the smallest of openings, and the Seahawks took full advantage of it in coming back for a 15-5, fiveinning win Friday at Nolan Ryan Field. More...

H.M. King Brahma track team members head to regionals

The H.M. King Brahma track team competed in the District 31-3A track meet this weekend in Raymondville and came away with several regional qualifiers. More...

Lady Seahawks soar past Bishop, 10-2

The Lady Seahawks varsity softball squad cruised past the Lady Badgers, 10-2, Friday in Bishop. Riviera jumped out to an early 3-1 lead after the first inning and never looked back. More...

Editorial

LBJ School hosts civil rights summit

AUSTIN — President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin. More...

The First Amendement is such a nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaignfinance case, the left recoils in disgust. More...

Drawn to Politics

Full Story

Poll

Should Kleberg County commissioners allow Nueces County the opportunity to purchase 3,680 acres of beach property located in Kleberg County from the State of Texas?

PDF Edition

Click here for digital edition
2014-04-16 digital edition