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Newest Kleberg County commissioner sworn in today

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 21:46:26-04

KINGSVILLE, Texas — The newest member of the Kleberg County Commissioners Court was sworn in today.

Marcus Ray Salinas took the oath for the Precinct 4 seat, previously held by his father, Zaragoza Salinas, who died last week from complications of COVID-19.

Salinas says he has some big shoes to fill, and is proud to follow in his father's footsteps.

"It’s been very overwhelming.,” he said. “It’s a little surreal, I still can't believe that my father is gone, but what keeps me smiling is the fact when I talk to people, they have nothing but nice things to say and such good things about his legacy.”