Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's on Tuesday?

Early voting will continue to take place in Kleberg County but only in till this Friday, November 2nd. Here is where you need to go to vote early:

Main Early Voting Location
Early Voting Annex Office
Located across from Courthouse
720 E. King @ 12th Street in Kingsville
  Early Voting Annex Office Telephone# 361-595-0062
   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Oct. 22 - Nov. 2, 2012; closed on         Sunday,Oct. 28

Below is the list of the polling places for Kleberg County on Election day which is Tuesday, Nov. 6th

Polling Places 
Pct #’s
Polling Location
Polling Address
11, 12
Wild Horse Mall
1601 S Hwy 77, Kingsville
13, 14
Coastal Bend Fellowship Church Hall
1500 E. Caesar, Kingsville
Victor’s Glass Co
1302 N 6th St., Kingsville
22, 23, 24
University Baptist Church Hall
1324 N. Armstrong, Kingsville
31, 32
Knights of Columbus Hall, Cnl 3389
320 Gen.Cavazos Blvd, Kingsville
33, 34
Riviera County Building
103 N 7th St, Riviera
Ricardo Senior Center
109 N Nix St, Ricardo
Kleberg County Pct. 4 Building
622 N. 14th St., Kingsville
Gillett School 
1007 N 17th, Kingsville
Early Voting Annex Office
720 E. King @ 12th  Kingsville
KISD Administration Building
207 N 3rd St, Kingsville
St. Martin’s Church Hall
715 N 8th St, Kingsville

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

October 21-31 Texas will celebrate "Red Ribbon Week".  According to the website 
"Red Ribbon is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who was killed in 1985 by drug traffickers. Soon after, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in high schools in California, and hundreds of students pledged to lead drug-free lives. Two club members presented the “Camarena Club Proclamation” to then first lady Nancy Reagan, bringing it national attention. Parent groups embraced the campaign, and in 1988, Congress proclaimed the first U.S. Red Ribbon Campaign. The Texas Department of State Health Services, along with others, provides resources to ensure the continuation of the Red Ribbon Campaign in Texas and to support the hopes and beliefs that fuel the grassroots effort to keep children drug-free"
Bishop Primary in Bishop, Texas will also recognize this effort as well. The following is a list of activites that the childern can do this week and next week.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Coastal Bend Day Of Giving-Nov. 13

South Texas non profits will get a huge boost in their funding through a campaign called The Coastal Bend Day of Giving. This campaign will match your online donations on November 13th but only through the web site. *

Various South Texas foundations have pledged $300,000 in matching funds for one big day of giving.Your donation to one of 30 local non-profits will be doubled. Let’s come together and raise $600,000 for our community on November 13th!

We are going to donate to CASA of Kleberg Country. This is the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. For more information about CASA click on the link below.

 The 30  Local Non-Profits are listed below:

1. American Red Cross
2. Foster Youth Life Investment Partners
3. Amistad Community Health Center
4. Good Samaritan Rescue Mission
5. Aransas County Council on Aging
6. Halo Flight
7. Ark Assessment Center
8. Miracle League
9. Beeville Vineyard
10. Mission of Mercy
11. Bethune Day Nursery
12. Mother Teresa Shelter
13. Big Brothers Big Sisters
14. Palmer Drug Abuse Program
15. CASA of Kleberg County
16. Pee Wee’s Pet Adoption World
17.  CASA of the Coastal Bend
18.  Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans
19. Catholic Charities 
20. Charlie’s Place
21. Salvation Army
22. Corpus Christi Hope House
23. Tennis Success
24. Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
25. Timon’s Ministries
26. Food Bank of Corpus Christi
27. Wesley Community Center
28. Foster Angels of South Texas
29. Women’s Shelter
30. Ronald McDonald House

Donor Foundations:
Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Blanche Davis Moore Foundation
Estill Foundation Prichard Family Foundation
Paul & Mary Haas Foundation Fund at CBCF
Margaret Sue Rust Foundation
LaVerne & Thomas Howell Foundation
Earl C. Sams Foundation
John G. & Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation
Trull Foundation
 Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Kennedy Foundation
Morris L. Lichtenstein, Jr. Foundation
Larry & Pat McNeil Foundation
Lawrence Wood Foundation
*up to $10,000 per agency

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mystery of the Lawn Mower

Just a quick note to say a public THANK-YOU to the mystery person(s) who mowed our front lawn yesterday. It was so nice! Our lawn mower had just broke and with all of the rain we had this past week our yard was looking bad. THANK-YOU for coming to our rescue! We may not find out who did this for us but I can now truly say that Kingsville is a community that cares.