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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Swarm Conquered San Antonio’s AT&T Center

Listen to this Post Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TEXAS – The Texas Red Wolves howled at their loss as the Laredo Swarm leashed them for the 4th time (95-89).  “Another great win for the Swarm today in San Antonio,” Head Coach William Gates said. “But we are not done yet; the support we have from

TAMIU News

TAMIU’s MBA Program Ranked Third Nationally Among Top 50 Most Affordable

Listen to this Post Courtesy Steve Harmon,  (Laredo, Tx)-The Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is one of the most affordable in the nation according to TopManagementDegrees.com TAMIU’s MBA program ranked No. 3 among the Top 50 Affordable MBA Programs in 2016. Dr.

ARENA NEWS

Organizers Announce 5th Annual Border Beer Fest

Listen to this Post Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TX – Organizers are pleased to announce Laredo’s 5th Annual Border Beer Fest set for Saturday, March 19, 2016. Touted as the “BIGGEST beer festival in South Texas”, Border Beer Fest showcases the tastiest craft beer selections in the world. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize More Than $300,000 in Marijuana at World Trade Bridge

Listen to this Post Courtesy Mucia Dovalina,   LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of marijuana in a commercial shipment of soap at World Trade Bridge. “This seizure demonstrates a great example of teamwork from our CBP officers,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. 

LAREDO SPORTS

Laredoans to Take Polar Plunge for SOTX Athletes

Listen to this Post Courtesy Maribel Santoya, LAREDO, TX – Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) coldest event of the year, thePolar Plunge, is coming to City of Laredo Parks & Leisure Inner City Pool on Friday, March 4.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m., those brrrrrave enough will surrender their warmth and plunge into the freezing water. The cold

UISD NEWS

UISD Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Listen to this Post Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-The United Independent School District held its 3rd Annual Spelling Bee at the Student Activity Complex Auditorium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. Thirty-six students, from 3rd through 8th grades, competed in the event. The competition was held in preparation of the Annual City-wide Spelling Bee that

ARENA NEWS

Fight Fest 12 at the LEA February 26th

Listen to this Post Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TEXAS – Triple-A Promotions presents, Fight Fest 12 – The New Generation, the best combative sports event is coming to the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday, February 26, 2016 first bout at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.  Triple-A Promotions in sponsorship with Montejo beer, the LEA, and

UISD NEWS

Congratulations UISD’s Webb County Community Role Models

Listen to this Post Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club honored this month’s community Role Model students during a January 28th ceremony at the Webb County Courthouse. The event recognized students from Laredo’s public and private high schools. Four UISD students were among the honorees to receive the recognition, which is

TXDOT

TxDOT UNVEILS INITIAL $1.3 BILLION TO ADDRESS CONGESTION

Listen to this Post Courtesy TxDot, AUSTIN, TX – On average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas each are losing about 52 hours and $1,200* annually due to traffic congestion. Upon approval by the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to improve drive times and reduce costs to Texas

UISD NEWS

United ISD’s “League of Legends Distinguished Alumni” Nomination and Application Process…Still Open

Listen to this Post Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)_Recognizing the achievements of successful graduates is the goal of United Independent School District’s League of Legends Distinguished Alumni program. Nominations are currently being sought for individuals who graduated from John B. Alexander High School, Lyndon B. Johnson High School, United High School or United South High School.  Nomination

UISD NEWS

Alexander High School selected as 2016 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists

Listen to this Post Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Laredo, Texas: The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 119 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalists for 2016. United ISD’s John B. Alexander High School is one of them. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

District Attorney Announces 7th Annual Designated Driver InitiativC

Listen to this Post Courtesy Veronica DeLeon, Laredo, TX – As part of a continuous commitment to reduce and prevent impaired driving, particularly during football season, the District Attorney’s Office is promoting its 7th annual designated driver initiative: Make the Right Call. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th between the hours of 8 p.m. to

LAREDO SPORTS

Back On a Victorious Road

Listen to this Post Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TEXAS – After their first loss against the Texas Fuel on Sun., Jan 17, the Laredo Swarm are back on the road to victory with a win over the Texas Sky Riders in today’s tight game (102-100). “All game long they played really tough and they shot

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

Law Enforcement grant equips W.C.S.O. Deputies

Listen to this Post Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A National Rifle Association (NRA) grant has allowed the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to purchase new equipment. A total of nine handguns and duty ammunition were obtained through a $7,267.50 law enforcement grant, which will aid in the Webb County Sheriff’s Office efforts