County officials in Kingsville met Thursday to break ground for the courthouse renovation project. The plan for the renovation is to replace all the windows of the courthouse and get rid of asbestos caulking which would be around the windows.

Once the job is complete, the County will ask the state to begin funding a total restoration of the historic 1914 Courthouse.

"We started this project probably 12 years ago a complete renovation and found out that the state could only give us 4 million on a 10.5 million dollar project we just couldn't make it happen," said Kleberg County Commissioner David Rosse.

County Judge Rudy Madrid and commissioners decided to try and show the state that they were still committed to the project by changing out all the windows in the courthouse.

If the work is completed with the windows, the county will be in the running for a full state renovation matching

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