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.”