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Monday, January 22, 2018

UISD Youth of the Month January

Courtesy Jorge Meza, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for January 2018.  The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. Teacher and counselors nominate students for this recognition. This month’s ceremony took place at Martin High School.  Some of the sponsors for Youth of the Month are: The U.S. Border


Alexander High School Hosts Never Be Absent Event 

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Alexander High School held a Never Be Absent (NBA) event this afternoon. Students with perfect attendance were invited to the exclusive event. This type of event is hosted at the end of every nine week period and only students with perfect attendance are able to attend. The fun filled event includes


KGNS Hosts Final Magic of Storytelling Event at Prada Elementary

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Prada Elementary were in for a real treat this morning when none other than KGNS Meteorologist Jessica Fernandez was introduced as the guest reader for the final Magic of Storytelling event of the school year.  Fernandez read Squirrel’s New Years Resolution, by Ember Kathi. The book was selected to coincide with


City of McAllen Wants Residents to Know It’s Time to Get Healthy

Courtesy  Xochitl Mora, Texas-sized competition to promote healthy living  McAllen , Texas- Mayor Jim Darling and the McAllen City Commission recently voted to have the city compete in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, a statewide competition where residents earn points for their community by simply making healthier choices.  It’s free, fun and holds people


John B. Alexander High School Band Competes at the Anual Texas Music Educator’s Association

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-It has been a long-standing tradition for Alexander High School students to excel not only during marching season, but also in the spring where students compete at the annual Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Area G Regional Competition. Over the weekend, students traveled to Corpus Christi to attend the competition being


Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second Time

Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second TimeCourtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-John B. Alexander High School bassoonist KiHoon Rim took 1st chair as an All State Musician during the Texas Music Educator’s Association Area G Contest on January 13, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This accomplishment marks the second time that KiHoon Rim has


McAllen Bridge System Prepares for Icy Weather Bridges to be brined

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  McAllen, TX–  The City of McAllen is prepping both Hidalgo International and Anzalduas International Bridge with brine today, starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m. The City of McAllen will be conducting this anti-icing operation utilizing City staff and City equipment, in an effort to keep visitors and residents safe


Webb County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018.  The holiday closure includes the Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office.  The Webb County Sheriff’s Department Administrative Offices will also be closed.  All emergency services will be available. Webb County Offices


Trautmann Middle School Student Reaches for the Final Round of State-Wide Video Contest

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Trautmann Middle School student Oziel Gonzalez has been announced as 1 of 6 middle school finalists in the second round of the Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The top three videos from the middle school category will proceed to the final round of the state-wide competition. Oziel hopes that his community


Tommy Luna Found Guilty of Murder

Courtesy Yanira Deleon,  (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Tommy Luna, 30, who was charged with murder in the slaying of Cesar Moises Salazar.  On March 25, 2016, the Laredo Police Department Communication Division received calls of a shooting and stabbing incident that occurred by S. Louisiana Ave. and


CBP Officers Seize More Than $862K Worth of Cocaine at World Trade Bridge

Courtesy Margie Garza,    Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a noteworthy amount of alleged cocaine at the World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action this weekend. “This significant seizure was realized due to the continued vigilance and alertness our CBP officers put forth on a daily basis,” said (A) Port


Chivas Set to Face Santos at H-E-B Park

Courtesy Yajaira Flores, Edinburg, Texas, –LIGA MX action will return to H-E-B Park on March 21, 2017 when Club Deportivo Guadalajara faces Club Santos Laguna, stadium officials announced today. The match will kick off at 8p.m. and is presented by SPD Sports  “Bringing world-class soccer and entertainment to H-E-B Park and the Rio Grande Valley


CBP Officers at The Laredo Port of Entry Apprehend Fugitive Wanted on Warrant for Child Sexual Abuse

Courtesy Margie Garza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a commercial bus passenger with an outstanding Dallas, Texas warrant for sexual abuse of a child.  “CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said (A) Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of