Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, “Operation Clean-Up” continues in District II Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up onFRIDAY, March 6, 2015 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District II educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes. The campaign will encompass the following southeast neighborhood:fromTotem Pole to Feather Street, in between Sioux and Comanche Loop, including Eagle Nest, Sand Creek, Sitting Bull, Chickasaw, Black Hills, Bear Claw, Bannock and Black Kettle Lane, and Cheyenne Drive, and Pawnee Court.  Inspectors from Community Development (Code Enforcement division), Police (Ordinance division), Health (Animal Control division) and Building Development Services (Zoning ...

AS SPRING BREAK PROVES DEADLY EACH YEAR, TxDOT PUSHES ALCOHOL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Courtesy TxDot, AUSTIN, TEXAS – Spring Break is a dangerous and deadly time on Texas roadways with more than 30 fatalities resulting from impaired driving in each of the past two years. In an effort to curb this deadly trend, the Texas Department of Transportation today held a press conference at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to launch its statewide “DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away” campaign reminding young adults and college students about the dangers and long-term consequences of drinking.  “Many of these young people are under 21 and it is against the law for them to drink alcohol,” said TxDOT Executive ...

CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske Announces New Integrity Advisory Panel during Badging Ceremony

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced the launch and full membership of the new Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Integrity Advisory Panel during a badging ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building. The ceremony marked the official delegation of criminal investigative authority to personnel from the Office of Internal Affairs, and their designation as Special Agents. “Today marks another step forward in CBP’s progress to becoming a more transparent and accountable organization,” said Commissioner Kerlikowske.  “Integrity is a core value of CBP and the authority to police our own is central ...


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Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

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Courtesy Xochitl Mora,

“Operation Clean-Up” continues in District II
Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up onFRIDAY, March 6, 2015 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District II educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes.
The campaign will encompass the following southeast neighborhood:fromTotem Pole to Feather Street, in between Sioux and Comanche Loop, including Eagle Nest, Sand Creek, Sitting Bull, Chickasaw, Black Hills, Bear Claw, Bannock and Black Kettle Lane, and Cheyenne Drive, and Pawnee Court.  Inspectors from Community Development (Code Enforcement …

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AS SPRING BREAK PROVES DEADLY EACH YEAR, TxDOT PUSHES ALCOHOL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – Spring Break is a dangerous and deadly time on Texas roadways with more than 30 fatalities resulting from impaired driving in each of the past two years. In an effort to curb this deadly trend, the Texas Department of Transportation today held a press conference at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to launch its statewide “DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away” campaign reminding young adults and college students about the dangers and long-term consequences of drinking. 
“Many of these young people are under 21 and …

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CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske Announces New Integrity Advisory Panel during Badging Ceremony

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced the launch and full membership of the new Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Integrity Advisory Panel during a badging ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building. The ceremony marked the official delegation of criminal investigative authority to personnel from the Office of Internal Affairs, and their designation as Special Agents.
“Today marks another step forward in CBP’s progress to becoming a more transparent and accountable organization,” said Commissioner Kerlikowske.  “Integrity is a …

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Take the Pledge and “Spread the Word to End the Word” on March 4

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) encourages all Texans to stop using the words “retard” and “retarded”.  Wednesday, March 4 is the seventh national Spread the Word to End the Word activation and awareness day, and all are invited to take the pledge against the ‘R-word’.
Spread the Word to End the Word is an on-going effort to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word. The campaign …

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United ISD To Open Doors for Texas Public Schools Week 2015

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(Laredo, Tx)-The United ISD will “open the doors” for parents and community leaders to gain an inside look at the educational programs offered by our public schools as the District celebrates Texas Public Schools Week.

“We are proud to be a public school district as we are committed to laying the foundation for a solid education for our students,” said United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos. “This event gives parents and community members a first-hand look at how our students are being inspired to become …