Kleberg, Dallas

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Kleberg is an area in southeast Dallas, Texas, United States that was formerly an unincorporated community in Dallas County.

History[edit]

In 1956 Kleberg incorporated as a city. By 1970 4,510 people lived in Kleberg and three businesses resided in Kleberg. By 1978 Kleberg was the largest town in Texas with no property tax. On April 3, 1978 the city ceased to exist and the land became part of the City of Dallas.[1]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Fire Station 9 of the Dallas Fire Department, serving Kleberg, opened on April 1, 1978. Before then the building served as the Kleberg City Hall, the Kleberg Police Department station, and the Kleberg Volunteer Fire Department station. In 1989 the fire station moved into a new building.[2]

The United States Postal Service operates what was once the Kleberg Post Office at 15300 Seagoville Road.[3] It has been renamed the Seagoville Post Office. The smaller post office in Seagoville located at 314 Glendale Ave will be permanently closed after October 31, 2011 when it reaches the end of their current three month lease on the building.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Kleberg is in Dallas Independent School District. The area is within the Board of Trustees District 4;[4] as of 2008 Nancy Bingham represents the district.[5] Zoned schools include Kleberg Elementary School, Seagoville Middle School, and Seagoville High School.

Dallas Public Library operates the Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library at 1301 Edd Road.[6]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Kleberg-Rylie Community Center, operated by Dallas Parks, serves the community.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleberg, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ "DFD Station #9." Dallas Fire Department. Accessed October 10, 2008.
  3. ^ "Post Office Location - KLEBERG." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  4. ^ "Trustee District 4 with School Locations." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on November 24, 2008.
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on November 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library." Dallas Public Library. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  7. ^ "Recreation Centers Southeast." City of Dallas. Retrieved on August 31, 2009.

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