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April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

KISD candidate forum to be held May 1

The Kingsville Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Thursday, May 1 for those running for seats on the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees. More...

Driscoll ISD to break ground on new school

The Driscoll Independent School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week to mark the beginning of the first phase of construction of the new pre-kindergarten through eighth grade campus. More...

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TAMUK theatre to perform ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’

Last 2013-14 production begins Wednesday

Students from the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present their last production of the 2013-14 theatre season. “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. More...

HMK 30-Ye ar Reunion set

Thirty years ago, the graduating class of H.M. King High School walked across the stage and received their diplomas from Principal Don Sorenson. More...

Acclaimed vocal ensemble Chanticleer gives free performance at TAMUK today

The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University- Kingsville presents the internationally acclaimed, platinum selling vocal ensemble Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, on TAMUK campus. More...

Education

Harvey Elementary student wins PDAP art contest

Harvey Elementary third grade student Mileena Salinas won the PDAP art contest, and it is her artwork that is displayed on this year’s PDAP T-shirt. More...

Perez Elementary first grade fundraiser winner announced

J.R. Perez Elementary first grade students recently held a raffle for an end of year field trip to attend the Early Scholars Academy at London ISD in Corpus Christi. More...

Science fair participants advance

The following Santa Gertrudis School students advanced during the regional Science Fair and participated in the State Science Fair in March: Geovann Garriga, eighth grade, with his project ‘Innovation for Cultivation;’ William Houf, seven More...

Election 2014

Two seek City of Kingsville mayor post

Kingsville Mayor Sam Fugate is seeking a sixth term in office from voters in the upcoming May 10 city election in order to complete a number of large projects the city has pending over the next couple of years. More...

Candidates vie for Riviera ISD Board of Trustees seat

By Claudia Perez-Rivascrivas@king-ranch.com A former Riviera Independent School District teacher who now lectures at Texas A&M University- Kingsville is seeking a place on the Riviera ISD Board of Trustees in the upcoming May 10 election. More...

Man indicted for alleged sexual assault

A Kleberg County grand jury on last week indicted a 21-year-old Texas A&M University- Kingsville student for the alleged sexual assault of a female dorm resident earlier this year. More...

Riviera ISD students improve on STAAR math and reading scores

Riviera Independent School District students at both the elementary and secondary campuses have shown improvement in State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness scores, principals said during a Board of Trustees meeting held Monday evening. More...

Douglass Youth Center receives $1K donation from ExxonMobil

The Douglass Youth Center was recently the recipient of a $1,000 donation from ExxonMobil. More...

Unemployment dips for Kleberg, Nueces

The counties of Kleberg and Nueces both saw dips in their unemployment rates for the month of March, but Kenedy County saw a slight increase, according to figures released on Monday by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. More...

Sports

Lady Brahmas softball team earns district title, program’s first in six years

With their 2-1 win over the Raymondville Lady Kats Friday, the H.M. King Lady Brahmas secured the school’s first district title in softball in six years. More...

Former Javelina returns to Kingsville as head coach

Scott Gines, vice president of intercollegiate athletics and campus recreation, announced Monday that former Texas A&M University-Kingsville men’s basketball player and graduate assistant Johnny Estelle will be returning to the Javelina Nat More...

Badgers close out Jerseys, 6-0

The Bishop Badgers took a big step in clinching another District 32-2A championship Friday, shutting out the second place Falfurrias Jerseys for a 6-0 victory. More...

Editorial

City of West receives additional grant

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on April 16 granted a request by the city of West for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts in the West fertilizer plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013. More...

Equal-Pay Canard

To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the “equal pay” statistic. The factoid that women earn only 77 cents of every dollar earned by men is the focal point of a feminist cargo cult. More...

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Obituaries

Richard ‘Dick’ Reynolds

Richard “Dick” Reynolds died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 16, 2014, at age 91 in Austin, Texas. More...

Gonzalo Rivera Sr.

Deacon Gonzalo Rivera Sr. died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at a nursing home in Kingsville at the age of 86. He was born on Dec. 14, 1927 to Rufino Rivera Sr. and Narcisa Elizondo Rivera in Yoakum. More...

Jesusa G. Rivas

Jesusa G. Rivas, 77, of Kingsville died Monday, April 21, 2014 in Kingsville. She was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Ricardo to Guadalupe Gonzalez and Elida Serna Gonzalez. Rivas was a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church. More...


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