CBP Officers Seize $2.5 Million in Hard Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza,  Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry delivered a one-two punch to narcotics smuggling efforts this weekend by seizing $2.5 million in cocaine, heroin in two separate enforcement actions. “These two back-to-back hard narcotics seizures exemplify the dedication of our officers and illustrate the seriousness of the drug threat we face every day,” said Acting Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of Entry.   The first seizure occurred on Oct. 24 at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge when CBP officers referred a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers discovered ...

Prominent Motivational Speaker “The Cuban Guy” Inspires UISD Students

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-Andres Lara, also known as the Cuban Guy, is a highly esteemed motivational speaker who at 16 years of age left Cuba without his parents to come to the United States. Upon arrival he was homeless and had no money or English speaking skills, yet managed to become a millionaire by the time he reached his early 20’s. Over a short period of time, Lara became an internationally respected motivational speaker, author and CEO of his own company. UISD Trustee Pat Campos invited Lara to share his principles of success and motivation with students at all four UISD ...

Newman Elementary Students Pledge to Remain Drug-Free!

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Newman Elementary students renewed their vows to stay away from drugs by reciting a pledge before visiting judge Oscar R. Liendo. The pledge ceremony was followed by a parade around the perimeter of the campus, during which the students displayed their “say no to drugs” banners and signs. Students were led by teachers, faculty, staff, UISD Police and members of the District’s K-9 unit. This year’s Red Ribbon Parade was held on October 27. Red Ribbon Week (October 20-28), is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, and serves ...


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CBP Officers Seize $2.5 Million in Hard Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza,

 Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry delivered a one-two punch to narcotics smuggling efforts this weekend by seizing $2.5 million in cocaine, heroin in two separate enforcement actions.
“These two back-to-back hard narcotics seizures exemplify the dedication of our officers and illustrate the seriousness of the drug threat we face every day,” said Acting Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of Entry. 
 The first seizure occurred on Oct. 24 at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge when CBP officers referred a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup …

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Prominent Motivational Speaker “The Cuban Guy” Inspires UISD Students

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-Andres Lara, also known as the Cuban Guy, is a highly esteemed motivational speaker who at 16 years of age left Cuba without his parents to come to the United States. Upon arrival he was homeless and had no money or English speaking skills, yet managed to become a millionaire by the time he reached his early 20’s. Over a short period of time, Lara became an internationally respected motivational speaker, author and CEO of his own company. UISD Trustee Pat Campos invited Lara
to share his principles …

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Newman Elementary Students Pledge to Remain Drug-Free!

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Newman Elementary students renewed their vows to stay away from drugs by reciting a pledge before visiting judge Oscar R. Liendo. The pledge ceremony was followed by a parade around the perimeter of the campus, during which the students displayed their “say no to drugs” banners and signs. Students were led by teachers, faculty, staff, UISD Police and members of the District’s K-9 unit.
This year’s Red Ribbon Parade was held on October 27. Red Ribbon Week (October 20-28), is the oldest …

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Courtesy Richard Pauza,

 LAREDO, TEXAS— As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de Los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited from entry to the U.S. and can carry harmful pests and disease, such as the citrus greening disease, which if allowed to establish itself further can be devastating to America’s citrus industry.
 “Protecting our American agriculture from plant pests and diseases is critical to the economic security of the …

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TAMIU Schedules Student  Fee Hearings November 4

  Courtesy Steve Harmon,
 
(Laredo, Tx)-Hearings on proposed changes to tuition and fees for the 2015 -16 school year at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda.
 
As TAMIU launched a Fixed Rate Tuition and Fee Plan this Fall for all Texas-resident, undergraduate students, the proposed tuition and fee increases are applicable only to graduate students, non-resident undergraduate students, and those students who don’t graduate within 12 consecutive semesters from the start of their college enrollment.
 
Among specific …