Two United South Students Take National and Top Titles at Powerlifting Meet

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-United South High School senior Rudy Flores competed at the USA Power Lifting Mens Nationals meet on Sunday in San Antonio.  He was crowned “National Champion” in his division with lifts of 821 lbs squat, 584 lbs bench press and 683 lbs deadlift for a winning total of 2,088 lbs.  He has already been extended an invitation to represent the USA in Prague, Czech Republic at the World Powerlifting Championships in August.   United South High School freshmen Tammy Idrogo also competed on Friday and placed second in her division.  She had a combined total of 617 lbs.  She finishes with the ...

Third Party Funding Application Deadline Friday

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)_Webb County is currently accepting Third Party Funding Applications for its 2015/2016 funding cycle until Friday, May 22, 2015. The application may be obtained online at:                                                                                                                        http://www.webbcountytx.gov/Forms/TPAAPP_New.pdf You can also pick up a copy at the Webb County Economic Development Office, 1200 Washington Street, Eastside Entrance, Laredo, Texas.  Phone number is (956) 523-4605.    All applications must be complete & contain all of the required documentation listed in the application. Application must be submitted to the office of the Webb County Clerk (address listed below). Sealed envelope(s) must be marked (Sealed Application) with Application number & name ...

TxDOT WARNS DRIVERS TO BUCKLE UP AS LAW ENFORCEMENT TICKETS DRIVERS FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS

Courtesy TxDot, ‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement runs May 18-May 31 AUSTIN, TEXAS –The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that law enforcement officers across the state will be out in full force May 18-31 issuing tickets to drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. Widely known as TxDOT’s annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign,the two-week enforcement period reminds all vehicle occupants that non-compliance with statewide seat belt and child safety seat laws can result in fines up to $250. “We greatly appreciate the stepped-up efforts of our law enforcement partners during ‘Click It or Ticket,’ because we know seat belts ...


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[20 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Two United South Students Take National and Top Titles at Powerlifting Meet

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Texas)-United South High School senior Rudy Flores competed at the USA Power Lifting Mens Nationals meet on Sunday in San Antonio.  He was crowned “National Champion” in his division with lifts of 821 lbs squat, 584 lbs bench press and 683 lbs deadlift for a winning total of 2,088 lbs. 
He has already been extended an invitation to represent the USA in Prague, Czech Republic at the World Powerlifting Championships in August.  
United South High School freshmen Tammy Idrogo also competed on Friday and placed second in her …

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Courtesy Larry Sanchez,

(Laredo, Texas)Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and the Commissioners Court would like to announce a new service that is now available under the Public Health Services division at the Indigent Health Care department. The court approved for the department to implement an Immunization Program that would offer vaccines to all county residents against life-threatening and vaccine preventable diseases such as: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Polio, Meningococcal (meningitis), Hepatitis A and B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Rotavirus, Pertussis, Influenza among others.  “Not only is this a great …

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Third Party Funding Application Deadline Friday

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Courtesy Larry Sanchez,

(Laredo, Texas)_Webb County is currently accepting Third Party Funding Applications for its 2015/2016 funding cycle until Friday, May 22, 2015.
The application may be obtained online at:                                                                                          
                             http://www.webbcountytx.gov/Forms/TPAAPP_New.pdf
You can also pick up a copy at the Webb County Economic Development Office, 1200 Washington Street, Eastside Entrance, Laredo, Texas.  Phone number is (956) 523-4605.    All applications must be complete & contain all of the required documentation listed in the application.
Application must be submitted to the office of the Webb County Clerk (address listed …

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TxDOT WARNS DRIVERS TO BUCKLE UP AS LAW ENFORCEMENT TICKETS DRIVERS FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS

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‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement runs May 18-May 31
AUSTIN, TEXAS –The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that law enforcement officers across the state will be out in full force May 18-31 issuing tickets to drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. Widely known as TxDOT’s annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign,the two-week enforcement period reminds all vehicle occupants that non-compliance with statewide seat belt and child safety seat laws can result in fines up to $250.
“We greatly appreciate the stepped-up efforts of our …

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[18 May 2015 | Comments Off | ]

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City of Laredo Health Department,
Laredo, TX – The City of Laredo Health Department wants to remind the community to take precautions against bacterial disease “stomach” infections that may cause loose stool, cramping, urgency to have a bowel movement and vomiting.  As we approach the summer, we urge families to take precautions especially since we have had an increase in Shigellosis (bacterial “stomach” infection) primarily in children.  Bacterial “stomach” illnesses can be caused by harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals that are found in food, natural water and …