PHOTO RECAP: Romero Home Rehabilitation Ribbon-Cutting

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, City of Laredo District III Council Member Alex Perez, Jr., Assistant City Manager Horacio De Leon, Ronnie Acosta, Director, Community Development Department and staff, as well as representatives from other community organizations, including Neighborhood Works and Habitat for Humanity were on hand to officially cut the ribbon for the Romero Family Rehabilitation Home Reconstruction.   The Laredo City Council is committed to improving the housing stock in our community and provide residents with safe, decent and affordable housing.  The Romero family home was dilapidated beyond repair and this left the family in desperate need of housing assistance.   This project ...

Man accused of threatening prosecutors arrested

  Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – The Webb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) tracked down the man accused of threatening prosecutors soon after a trial hearing. On Friday July 25, 2014 Luis Alfredo Martinez attended his brother’s (Javier Francisco Azuara) court hearing in the 111th District Court.  Shortly after the verdict was read in the courtroom, Martinez along with another relative of Azuara, began to act disorderly and shouted threats towards prosecutors.  A criminal complaint that was filed yielded warrants for Martinez who now faces charges for Retaliation Felony 3 and Hindering Proceeding by Disorderly Conduct a Class ...

THREE ADDED TO ALL-STAR TEAMS

  Matt Krause, (Laredo, Tx_Three players have been added to the American Association All-Star rosters for the game to be played on Tuesday. 2B Jake Kahaulelio of the Wichita Wingnuts, INF Ron Bourquin of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and C Vince DiFazio of the Grand Prairie AirHogs will represent their clubs in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday night.  Kahaulelio and DiFazio will play for the South All-Star team managed by Kevin Hooper of the Wichita Wingnuts, and Bourquin will play for Gary SouthShore RailCats manager Greg Tagert on the North All-Star team.  Kahaulelio is in his third season with the Wingnuts, and his hitting .317 in 64 games as of the start ...


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[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
PHOTO RECAP: Romero Home Rehabilitation Ribbon-Cutting

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
City of Laredo District III Council Member Alex Perez, Jr., Assistant City Manager Horacio De Leon, Ronnie Acosta, Director, Community Development Department and staff, as well as representatives from other community organizations, including Neighborhood Works and Habitat for Humanity were on hand to officially cut the ribbon for the Romero Family Rehabilitation Home Reconstruction.
  The Laredo City Council is committed to improving the housing stock in our community and provide residents with safe, decent and affordable housing.  The Romero family home was dilapidated beyond repair and this left …

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[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Man accused of threatening prosecutors arrested

 
Courtesy Brenda Medina,
Laredo, TX (Webb County) – The Webb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) tracked down the man accused of threatening prosecutors soon after a trial hearing.
On Friday July 25, 2014 Luis Alfredo Martinez attended his brother’s (Javier Francisco Azuara) court hearing in the 111th District Court.  Shortly after the verdict was read in the courtroom, Martinez along with another relative of Azuara, began to act disorderly and shouted threats towards prosecutors.  A criminal complaint that was filed yielded warrants for Martinez who now faces charges for Retaliation …

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[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
THREE ADDED TO ALL-STAR TEAMS

 
Matt Krause,

(Laredo, Tx_Three players have been added to the American Association All-Star rosters for the game to be played on Tuesday. 2B Jake Kahaulelio of the Wichita Wingnuts, INF Ron Bourquin of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and C Vince DiFazio of the Grand Prairie AirHogs will represent their clubs in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday night.
 Kahaulelio and DiFazio will play for the South All-Star team managed by Kevin Hooper of the Wichita Wingnuts, and Bourquin will play for Gary SouthShore RailCats manager Greg Tagert on the North All-Star team.
 Kahaulelio is in his third season with the Wingnuts, and …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Steve Harmon,

 
            Up-and-coming Dustdevils, future students, parents and the community are invited to attend an exciting event to know more about Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and its offerings Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC).
            The TAMIU Open House, free and open to the public, will be from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
            Freshmen in the Class of 2015 can sign up for the University Boot Camp at the event and enjoy access to résumé and essay workshops, scholarship opportunities, one-on-one academic …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
CBP, Cities of Laredo, Nuevo Laredo Team Up to Encourage Use of Ready Lanes at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza,

 
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, together with officials from the cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico are teaming up to improve existing signage and to post new signage advising the traveling public of where the Ready Lanes at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge are located as part of a coordinated effort to facilitate traffic flow.
 “CBP and our stakeholders at the municipal, federal and consular levels in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo are working together to inform the traveling public where the Ready Lanes are located and …