UISD’s Youths of the Month for April 2015

Courtesy Alex Meyer, Four United I.S.D. students were among local students who celebrated as Youths of the Month for April 2015. The monthly programs recognizes local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer to help our community. Teachers and counselors nominate students for the recognition. Youth of The Month is sponsored in part by the U.S. Border Patrol, The Senate of Texas, United States Congress, I.B.C., Royal Laser Wash, McDonald’s, H.E.B., AHEC, The Rock Fitness Center, Laredo Energy Arena, Entravision, Fox 39, Mundofox, LATV, Unimas, Univision, Awardmasterz.com, Dr. Sara E. Campos, M.D., P.A. and the City of Laredo Public Access ...

Jury finds man guilty of possession of a controlled substance

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, The Office of the District Attorney reports the guilty verdict for Juan Felipe Flores, 41, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance. On March 10, 2014, a Laredo Police officer noticed Flores drive into a parking lot on the 2000 block of E. Saunders Street. Flores was met by a male subject, who approached the passenger’s seat and handed him something while shaking his hand.  The officers had probable cause that a drug transaction had taken place and ordered another unit to stop Flores’ vehicle. Once stopped, the female passenger surrendered the drugs to the officer. ...

City of Laredo Health Dept. Encourages Precautions Against Mosquitos to Prevent Disease

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX – The City of Laredo Health Department wants to encourage the public to take precautions and exercise measures for mosquito control to prevent Dengue and West Nile Virus (WNV) infections. “We have mosquitoes here in Laredo that have the potential to carry disease, and the change in climate (cooler temperatures) and recent rains are ideal for West Nile Virus,” said Dr. Hector F. Gonzalez, Director of Health.  We have already confirmed two cases in Laredo.  West Nile Virus (WNV): WNV activity increases in the summer and continues into the fall.  Most persons who become infected with WNV ...


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UISD’s Youths of the Month for April 2015

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
Four United I.S.D. students were among local students who celebrated as Youths of the Month for April 2015. The monthly programs recognizes local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer to help our community. Teachers and counselors nominate students for the recognition.
Youth of The Month is sponsored in part by the U.S. Border Patrol, The Senate of Texas, United States Congress, I.B.C., Royal Laser Wash, McDonald’s, H.E.B., AHEC, The Rock Fitness Center, Laredo Energy Arena, Entravision, Fox 39, Mundofox, LATV, Unimas, Univision, Awardmasterz.com, …

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Jury finds man guilty of possession of a controlled substance

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Courtesy Yanira Deleon,

The Office of the District Attorney reports the guilty verdict for Juan Felipe Flores, 41, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
On March 10, 2014, a Laredo Police officer noticed Flores drive into a parking lot on the 2000 block of E. Saunders Street. Flores was met by a male subject, who approached the passenger’s seat and handed him something while shaking his hand.  The officers had probable cause that a drug transaction had taken place and ordered another unit to stop …

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City of Laredo Health Dept. Encourages Precautions Against Mosquitos to Prevent Disease

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Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Laredo, TX – The City of Laredo Health Department wants to encourage the public to take precautions and exercise measures for mosquito control to prevent Dengue and West Nile Virus (WNV) infections.
“We have mosquitoes here in Laredo that have the potential to carry disease, and the change in climate (cooler temperatures) and recent rains are ideal for West Nile Virus,” said Dr. Hector F. Gonzalez, Director of Health.  We have already confirmed two cases in Laredo. 
West Nile Virus (WNV):
WNV activity increases in the …

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Council Member Vela to Represent Laredo at Global Economic Conference

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Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Focus will be on innovation and entrepreneurship
(Laredo, TX )  City of Laredo District V Council Member Roque Vela, Jr. has been selected to participate in the Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE), taking place next week, from Sunday, April 19 to Friday, April 24, 2015.  His profile was chosen from over 100 highly qualified applicants of competitiveness and economic development leaders of the Americas.  The ACE is offered through the United States Department of Commerce, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade …

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J.B. Alexander Student Offered a Full Athletic Scholarship

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  Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

(Laredo, Texas)-J.B. Alexander High School senior Beatriz “Bea” Benavides was offered a full athletic scholarship to play for the Sewanee University Tigers. Located in Tennessee, Bea will be a member of the prestigious tennis team when she graduates from high school in June. 
Bea has been a four-year member of the AHS varsity tennis team. The school held a scholarship signing where her teammates, coaches and family were present. Bea is the daughter of Jose Luis Benavides and Rebecca Azios. Her proud coaches are …