In 1951, my husband, Dr. C.W. Kimble and I, were encouraged by our college clinic director, Dr. Cletus Drain, to visit Karnes City as a place to establish our home and business.
Upon arriving in Karnes City, we parked on Calvert Street and were immediately greeted with smiling welcoming faces. Mr. Steve Crews was one of the first people we met and quickly guided us and introduced us to the different people in town. Mr. Alvin Salge and his wife who helped us find an office for our practice, Mr. David Moore, Superintendent of Karnes City schools, gave us a tour of the incredible school system Karnes City had to offer and Mrs. Salge helped us find the church of our choice.
We were welcomed with open arms; the citizens of Karnes City were friendly and courteous and the business owners were working very hard at servicing the residents of Karnes City and the surrounding communities.
In a short amount of time, our business of chiropractic care was successful and growing, our children were excelling in school, and we were becoming involved with local community activities.
Now sixty-three years later, my four children all attended Karnes City schools, graduated, went to the colleges of their choice, had great careers, and all reside in Karnes City today. Many of my older grandchildren have made their homes here as well and my great grandchildren also attend Karnes City schools.
We chose to live here sixty-three years ago and still do today because of the wonderful special community that it is. Friendly, helpful people, great churches, and an awesome school system with an accomplished group of educators, many of whom are from Karnes City themselves. I am extremely proud of this community and what is stands for - the best of small town Texas! And I hope Karnes City always stays this way.
Dr. Joyce P. Kimble