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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Invites Community to Improve Health, Live Longer

Listen to this Post Courtesy City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, TX— Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) continues to conduct disease self management and family support to improve healthier choices and improve one’s diabetes, hypertension and weight. The CLHD feels very privileged to share this project with our community. HLVM targets persons at risk of diabetes,

UISD NEWS

United ISD Awards Banquet Recognizes Top Employees and Teachers

Listen to this Post Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United ISD Employees of The Year banquet was held at the LIFE Downs Pavilion on May 3, 2016. Recognition categories included “Teacher of the Year,” “Instructional Paraprofessional of the Year,” and Paraprofessional/Auxiliary Staff Member of the Year” at the elementary, secondary, and department levels. “District-Wide Employees

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Listen to this Post Courtesy Mucia Dovalina,  LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers this past weekend seized alleged cocaine valued at more than $1 million at Laredo Port of Entry in one enforcement action.  “Our CBP officers utilized their training and interviewing skills to intercept this significant amount of narcotics,” said

TXDOT

‘CLICK IT OR TICKET’ CAMPAIGN REMINDS TEXANS TO BUCKLE UP TO AVOID INJURY, DEATH, FINES

Listen to this Post Courtesy TxDot, AUSTIN – “Click It or Ticket.” It’s simple, it’s the law and it’s a reminder from the Texas Department of Transportation that seat belts save lives.“With Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season approaching, we’re urging people to buckle their seat belts every time they get in their

LAREDO SPORTS

Track & Field Competition for 1,000 Laredo-Area SOTX Athletes

Listen to this Post Courtesy Steve Helm, (Laredo, Texas)-Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host its annual Spring Games for nearly 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from Laredo Area and the three surrounding counties. Athletes will compete in SOTX’s most popular sport, Athletics (track and field). Athletes will compete in various Track & Field events, including:

UISD NEWS

McDonald’s Presents McTeacher’s Night Checks

Listen to this Post Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-McDonald’s  recently presented six United ISD elementary schools with monetary donations for participating in the  5th annual Mc Teacher’s Night, which was held on Tuesday, April 5 at McDonald’s restaurant locations throughout the city. The popular fundraising program gives educators, students, parents, and friends an opportunity to earn

TXDOT

Tri-county pavement overlay project begins May 2

Listen to this Post Courtesy Raul Leal,  Alt. lane closures & 1 way traffic control in effect – Go slow, drive with caution LAREDO, Tx – On Monday, May 2, 2016, Anderson Columbia, Inc. will perform nighttime (9 p.m. and 7 a.m.) pavement overlay work on BU 277 from US 57/US 277 intersection to N.

LAREDO SPORTS

Wolf Pack Receives Scholarships to Sul Ross University

Listen to this Post Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-Five Lyndon B. Johnson High School students will represent Laredo, Texas and their alma mater at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas to play Division 3 tennis.  The student athletes signed letters of intent at a ceremony held at L.B.J.H.S. along side their teammates, peers, coach, and

UISD NEWS

May 2016 Youths of the Month

Listen to this Post Courtesy Carmen Rendon, Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for May 2016. The monthly program recognizes high school students who excel in academics and volunteer to help our community. Teachers and counselors nominate students for the recognition. Host for the May 2016 ceremony and luncheon was Martin High School. Youth of The Month is sponsored in part by the U.S. Border Patrol, The Senate of ​ ​

TAMIU News

TAMIU Scholarship Benefit Concert with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán Saturday at 8 p.m.

Listen to this Post Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-The much anticipated return and new concert by one of México’s most revered mariachi music groups, the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, is this Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Laredo Independent School District’s Civic Center, 2400 San Bernardo Avenue. Generous sponsorship for the event

LAREDO SPORTS

Alexander High School Senior Signs Soccer Scholarship with TAMIU

Listen to this Post Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Congratulations to Alexander High School (AHS), senior Mariana “Manas” Avina, who signed a soccer scholarship with Texas A&M International University.  Manas has been a soccer star since the age of five and is the first local athlete to be awarded a full soccer scholarship to continue playing

UISD NEWS

USHS Spanish Theater Club Debuts Original Play

Listen to this Post Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Recently, the United South High School Spanish Theater Club debuted a stage performance of a comedy written by the club’s members. Se Vende Una Mula was met with abundant laughs from spectators that included fellow students and USHS teachers and staff. Student Director Debir Vazquez stated that

UISD NEWS

United South High School’s Winter Guard Wins Big In State

Listen to this Post Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-Congratulations to United South’s Winter Guard for earning 2nd place at the Texas Education Color Guard Association State Competition. The Team competed against 14 schools and scored an 83.47 and they are under the direction of Griselda Dozal. It has been an extreme season for the Panther

TAMIU News

TAMIU Service-Learning Expo is Tuesday

Listen to this Post Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Members of the area community are invited to learn about Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) commitment to service-learning and the service-learning projects done by students at the upcoming the Service-Learning EXPO Tuesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Center (SC) ballroom.            

STATE NEWS

CBP at Laredo Port of Entry Seizes Multiple Hard Narcotics Loads Valued at $7.8 Million

Listen to this Post Courtesy Mucia Dovalina,  LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged hard narcotics in four separate enforcement actions at the Laredo Port of Entry that carried a combined estimated value of $7,851,085.  “These multiple seizures totaling nearly $8 million in hard narcotics

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

UISD Announces STARR Testing Dates

Listen to this Post Courtesy Veronica Cantu,  (Laredo, Texas)-The United Independent School District reminds all parents that the next round of STAAR testing will be administered Monday, May 2, thru Thursday, July 14, 2016. TEST SCHEDULE May 2 STAAR/EOC Algebra 1 May 4 STAAR/ EOC U.S. History May 5 STAAR/ EOC Biology May 9 STAAR