November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX –   Every year, about 450,000 babies are born too soon in the United States, that means that 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born too soon each year. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks. Important growth and development occur throughout pregnancy especially in the final months and weeks. Children born too early (preemies) weigh much less and may have health problems because their organs did not fully develop. The earlier a baby is born, the ...

Webb County Jail Correctional Officer Intercepts Narcotics

  Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A thorough inspection of an incoming inmate at the Webb County Jail led to the interception of several baggies of narcotics. The suspect, Griselda Hernandez, 31, was originally arrested for 11 counts of Forgery Financial Instrument, Tuesday morning. Upon intake procedures at the Webb County Jail, the Correctional Officer found a medical container with three plastic baggies. The drugs found include black tar heroin, 16 pills of Acetaminophen, 19 doses of Clozapine, one Xanax, Lyrica, and 11 pills of Tramadol. Hernandez now faces additional charges for Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility, Felony 3. She ...

TAMIU Now Offering GRE Testing

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Tx)-The most recognized test for graduate school entry is now available for local testing at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is now being offered in an internet-based testing (iBT) delivery. Three test dates are available in December:  Friday, Dec. 5; Thursday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 18.  All test times are at 1:30 p.m.  Additional test dates for 2015 will be available soon. Registration is available online at ets.org/gre.  Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, including TAMIU. For ...


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[27 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Laredo, TX –   Every year, about 450,000 babies are born too soon in the United States, that means that 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born too soon each year. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks. Important growth and development occur throughout pregnancy especially in the final months and weeks. Children born too early (preemies) weigh much less and may have health problems because their organs did …

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[26 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Webb County Jail Correctional Officer Intercepts Narcotics

 
Courtesy Brenda Medina,

Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A thorough inspection of an incoming inmate at the Webb County Jail led to the interception of several baggies of narcotics.
The suspect, Griselda Hernandez, 31, was originally arrested for 11 counts of Forgery Financial Instrument, Tuesday morning. Upon intake procedures at the Webb County Jail, the Correctional Officer found a medical container with three plastic baggies. The drugs found include black tar heroin, 16 pills of Acetaminophen, 19 doses of Clozapine, one Xanax, Lyrica, and 11 pills of Tramadol.
Hernandez now faces additional charges …

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[25 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
TAMIU Now Offering  GRE Testing

Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Tx)-The most recognized test for graduate school entry is now available for local testing at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is now being offered in an internet-based testing (iBT) delivery.
Three test dates are available in December:  Friday, Dec. 5; Thursday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 18.  All test times are at 1:30 p.m.  Additional test dates for 2015 will be available soon.
Registration is available online at ets.org/gre.  Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in …

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[24 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
South Texas U.S. Customs and Border Protection  Agriculture Specialists Intercept Significant Pests

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
 SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at two South Texas ports of entry recently intercepted a first-in-the-nation pest and a first-time port interception of a particular pest within commercial produce shipments.
“Our nation’s food supply is constantly at risk from pests not known to occur in the U.S. These two significant pest interceptions by our agriculture specialists in Pharr and Rio Grande City exemplify CBP’s continued commitment to safeguarding American agriculture,” said Director, Field Operations David P. Higgerson, Laredo Field Office.                                        …

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[23 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The LEA was filled with Disney Magic

 
Courtesy Laredo Energy Arena,
LAREDO, TEXAS—The Laredo Energy Arena hosted Disney on Ice Presents: Princesses and Heroes, the stories of your favorite Disney characters all rolled into one two-hour show.   Parents and children of all ages enjoyed this special presentation that ran throughout this past weekend. One of the biggest highlights was the addition of the Frozen, the newest Disney animated movie to capture the heart of many Disney lovers.
For additional information on upcoming shows call 956-791-9192.