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Sunday, February 26, 2017


TAMIU Announces New Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Today, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) officials announced that a generous gift of $100,000 has been pledged by Anna B. Galo and Arturo N. Benavides Jr. for the Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship. The gift was presented to celebrate the Friday birthday of Benavides, Sr. State Senator Judith Zaffirini was


New Webb County Civil Service Commissioners To Be Sworn In

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Swearing in ceremonies will be held Thursday, February 23 for the newly appointed Webb County Civic Service Commissioners. Commissioners-elect Remy Salinas, Ed Sherwood and Roberto Santos were recently appointed by the Webb County Commissioners Court. They will serve a two year term and will be ensuring that the adoption and application


Lyndon B. Johnson Teacher Wins Humanities Award

 Courtesy   Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-On February 21, 2017, Ana Cristina Martinez, a Spanish teacher from Lyndon B. Johnson High School, was presented with the 2016 James F. Veninga, Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. During a ceremony held at Lyndon B. Johnson High School, early college students, administration, and LBJHS alumni gathered to honor and


Rep. Cuellar, TAMIU Host 2017 STEM Alliance for Area Students Thursday, Friday

Courtesy Steve Harmon, LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will host the 2017 STEM Alliance for middle and high school students in Laredo and Zapata on February 20, 23 & 24 at TAMIU. The event is designed to encourage local students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering


United ISD Youths of the Month for February 2017

(Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for February 2017. The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. All students are nominated for the recognition by their teachers and counselors. This month’s ceremony was held at United High School.


PLAY BALL! Youth Baseball Complex Breaks Ground

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Eagerly anticipated project to feature 12 youth baseball fields (McAllen, TX) Three years after McAllen citizens approved an $11 million bond for the construction of a youth baseball complex, the project is now underway. Delays included a turn-over in administration at the start of the project and initial construction bids not in


TAMIU Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies Information Session Scheduled Feb. 23

Courtesy Steve Harmon, Students currently in 10th grade and their parents are invited to attend a parent and student information session for the Texas A&M International University Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the TAMIU Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101. There is


Webb County Presidents’ Day Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-All Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 20th, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Webb County Sheriff’s Department Administrative Offices will also be closed.  All emergency services will be available. Please note that the Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office will be closed Thursday, February 16th through


County Court at Law #2 Opening

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Tx)-Webb County will start taking applications for those seeking to apply for the position of Judge of County Court at Law #2. To be considered for the position, interested candidates must complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire, along with qualification requirements, can be picked up at the Webb County Human Resource Department


CBP Ensures Pest-free Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas – With Valentine’s Day 2017 just around the corner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists continue to pore through millions of arriving cut flower stems to ensure that plant diseases and plant pests are detected and stopped from being introduced into the United States where they could


Hearts End Hunger Campaign Recognition Ceremony

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, Webb County Commissioner Jaime Canales will be hosting a special ceremony to recognize sponsors who adopted a family from the South Texas Food Bank through the Hearts End Hunger Campaign. “The response from our Webb County family to the campaign has been tremendous,” said Commissioner Canales.  “People touched their hearts, and because


TAMIU Hosts ‘Valentines with Jane Austen’

Courtesy Steve Harmon, “One cannot have too large a party.” – “Emma” Enjoy “Valentines with Jane Austen” at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Wednesday, Feb. 15 at one or both events hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Humanities. An “Afternoon Tea” is scheduled from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. in Anthony J.


Webb County Garbage Collection Sign Up Continues

COURTESY LARRY SANCHEZ, Registration for Webb County garbage collection services continues at the Webb County Road and Bridge department. Effective April 1, 2017 services for garbage collection will no longer be provided for free and residents must now pre-pay for the services on a monthly basis.  This applies only to residents living outside the City


United ISD School Counselors Celebrate National School Counseling Week, Feb. 6–10, 2017

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD School Counselors were recognized this morning by City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, as the week of February 6-10, 2017 has been designated as “National School Counseling Week.” Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National School Counseling Week helps to focus public attention on the unique contribution

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