Dozens of radiators stolen, WCSO arrests theft suspect

Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – An on-going investigation into the theft of dozens of radiators from a local business led the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to the arrest of a local man. In late October, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft of radiators report at the Progresso Junk Yard on Highway 359. The owner of the business told authorities that an unknown person or persons broke into his property by cutting through a barbed wire fence and stole around 70 radiators. On Wednesday, a follow up investigation by Webb County Sheriff Investigators led to the arrest of ...

Alexander High School Promotes Unity Among Students with MIM Activities

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-On the morning of November 20, Alexander high school students, including the Mighty Bulldog Band, Dazzlers, Air Force ROTC, cheerleaders, basketball team and Anime Club hosted a Meet in The Middle (MIM) parade on the campus grounds. MIM is an effort spearheaded by Special Olympics to promote acceptance and inclusion of students with and without intellectual disabilities. The parade is one of many Districtwide activities that creates a unifying and interactive environment for all. The energetic procession was followed by a gathering in the campus library where Saul Campillo, a 1998 graduate of Alexander high school, shared some ...

9th Annual Sames Auto Group Mission Give Laredo Drive for Bethany House

Sames Auto Group and Bethany House Organizers  Courtesy Ana Soto,   Laredo, Tx—Organizers are looking to Laredo and surrounding communities in support of the 9th Annual Mission Give Laredo collection drive this Saturday, November 22nd .  Mission Give Laredo will take place at Sames dealerships located at the corner of IH35 and Mann Road. With the growth in demand for services; and the demand in need to prepare for emergencies, organizers are encouraging the public to donate tax deductible monetary contributions and non-perishable foods, as an emergent need for Bethany House of Laredo.  The drive for support of the home is also open ...


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Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Tx)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked the State’s 9th Most Affordable Online College by Affordable Colleges Online  (AC Online) in its recently published research of not-for-profit Texas universities and colleges that offer online programs.
The ranking included 53 Texas Colleges or Universities and noted TAMIU’s online options include a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master’s of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and an MBA. Also offered is a popular undergraduate RN-to-BSN degree.
 AC Online compiled a list of the best programs, indexed from lowest tuition …

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Dozens of radiators stolen, WCSO arrests theft suspect

Courtesy Brenda Medina,
Laredo, TX (Webb County) – An on-going investigation into the theft of dozens of radiators from a local business led the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to the arrest of a local man.
In late October, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft of radiators report at the Progresso Junk Yard on Highway 359. The owner of the business told authorities that an unknown person or persons broke into his property by cutting through a barbed wire fence and stole around 70 radiators.
On Wednesday, a follow up investigation …

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Alexander High School Promotes Unity Among Students with MIM Activities

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-On the morning of November 20, Alexander high school students, including the Mighty Bulldog Band, Dazzlers, Air Force ROTC, cheerleaders, basketball team and Anime Club hosted a Meet in The Middle (MIM) parade on the campus grounds. MIM is an effort spearheaded by Special Olympics to promote acceptance and inclusion of students with and without intellectual disabilities. The parade is one of many Districtwide activities that creates a unifying and interactive environment for all.
The energetic procession was followed by a gathering in the campus library where Saul …

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Traffic stop leads Sheriff’s Deputies to more than half a million dollars

 
Courtesy Brenda Medina,

Laredo, TX (Webb County) – Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies detained two individuals following a traffic stop where thousands of dollars were found in their vehicle on Tuesday.
Deputies patrolling the area conducted the traffic stop on Interstate 35 headed southbound, which led to the seizure of approximately half a million dollars. The money sealed tightly in several packages was hidden inside aftermarket compartments built within the vehicle.
One man and a woman from Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico were detained. The investigation is on-going.

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AT&T Construction Work to Close One Lane on Del Mar at Rocio

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
(Laredo, Tx)-The  AT&T contractor will close the southern-most eastbound lane on Del Mar at Rocio beginning tonight, Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  The one lane closure is at the 7600 block of Del Mar beginning at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The proposed traffic control plan for this closure is attached.
Motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to avoid the construction area completely and to take alternate routes, or to use extreme caution when traveling through the area.  Customers are urged to adhere to all posted traffic control signs and devices in …