Laredoan and Criminal Law Author Lectures at TAMIU Tonight

  Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-With national media focus on policing in communities, an accomplished Laredo-born academic, researcher and writer will host a book-signing and lecture at Texas A&M International University tonight Thursday, Aug. 27 in Student Center 236 at 6 p.m.  Sandra Guerra Thompson's research focuses on criminal law topics including eyewitness identification and wrongful conviction, immigration crimes, jury discrimination, police interrogations, federal sentencing, and asset forfeiture The lecture is sponsored by TAMIU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and is free of charge to the public. Guerra Thompson is the author of Cops in Lab Coats: Curbing Wrongful Convictions with Independent Forensic ...

BLACKWELL EARNS POINTSTREAK PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD

Courtesy Matt Krause, DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Sioux Falls Canaries RHP Shawn Blackwell (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 23. Blackwell made one start this week, but made it count. On Saturday, he faced the Northern Division champion St. Paul Saints and twirled a complete game shutout. He allowed just five hits and no walks, striking out 10 Saints in a 6-0 Sioux Falls victory. The League City, Tex. resident is now 3-9 with a 4.01 ERA on the season. He has struck out 87 in ...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Support SOTX Athletes

Courtesy Maribel Santoya-Maciel SOTX fundraiser will be at Laredo Salsa’s Restaurant and Sushi Grill on Sept. 21 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. LAREDO – Enjoy an evening of socializing and sampling elegant wines and rich foods, all to benefit athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Laredo area on Monday, Sept. 21 from 7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. The second annual Laredo Wine Tasting will be hosted at Laredo Salsa’s Restaurant and Sushi Grill, 9902 McPherson Road. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal accompanied by a tasting of five different wines. Wine expert Richard Chamberlain of the Republic National Distributing Company will emcee the event and introduce the wines for the evening. In ...


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Laredoan and Criminal Law Author  Lectures at TAMIU Tonight

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Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Texas)-With national media focus on policing in communities, an accomplished Laredo-born academic, researcher and writer will host a book-signing and lecture at Texas A&M International University tonight Thursday, Aug. 27 in Student Center 236 at 6 p.m. 
Sandra Guerra Thompson’s research focuses on criminal law topics including eyewitness identification and wrongful conviction, immigration crimes, jury discrimination, police interrogations, federal sentencing, and asset forfeiture
The lecture is sponsored by TAMIU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and is free of charge to the public.
Guerra Thompson …

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Chairman Raymond Appointed to HHSC Transition Legislative Oversight Committee

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AUSTIN, TX – Representative Richard Peña Raymond (Laredo), Chairman of the House Committee on Human Services, has been appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Health and Human Services (HHSC) Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. Chairman Raymond will continue the effort that he, Chairman Four Price, Representative Cindy Burkett and other members of the Sunset Commission began last year.  The goal being to work with HHSC Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor and other key agency personnel, in order to transition the HHSC Enterprise into a …

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BLACKWELL EARNS POINTSTREAK PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD

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Courtesy Matt Krause,
DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Sioux Falls Canaries RHP Shawn Blackwell (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 23.
Blackwell made one start this week, but made it count. On Saturday, he faced the Northern Division champion St. Paul Saints and twirled a complete game shutout. He allowed just five hits and no walks, striking out 10 Saints in a 6-0 Sioux Falls victory.
The League City, Tex. resident is now 3-9 …

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Support SOTX Athletes

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Courtesy Maribel Santoya-Maciel

SOTX fundraiser will be at Laredo Salsa’s Restaurant and Sushi Grill on Sept. 21 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

LAREDO – Enjoy an evening of socializing and sampling elegant wines and rich foods, all to benefit athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Laredo area on Monday, Sept. 21 from 7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. The second annual Laredo Wine Tasting will be hosted at Laredo Salsa’s Restaurant and Sushi Grill, 9902 McPherson Road.
Guests will enjoy a four-course meal accompanied by a tasting of five different wines. Wine expert Richard Chamberlain of the Republic National Distributing …

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TAMIU Ranked 4th Again as ‘Best Bang for  Buck Among Southern Colleges’

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Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Tx)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked 4th for “Best Bang for the Buck” among the nation’s Southern Schools by Washington Monthly Magazinein its 2015 College Guide, dubbed “The Other College Guide.” This is the second year in a row that TAMIU has been so honored.
The Guide ranks institutions by social mobility, civic engagement and research; and also measures those that are the best value based on “net price” — which the Guide explains is affordability and how well universities do in graduating students.
The Guide calculates TAMIU’s …