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Thursday, July 28, 2016

United ISD To Host Uniform Voucher Assistance Event

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD will host a uniform voucher drive for parents in need of a school uniform for their child. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday July 28 and again MondayAugust 1 and Tuesday 2 at the Student Activity Complex (rooms 1 and 2) located


David Gerardo Rincon Found Guilty of DWI

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for David Gerardo Rincon for driving while intoxicated. On August 8, 2013, a DPS Trooper was traveling south on Highway US83 where he observed a blue in color Jeep turn too wide on a left turn from Cedar Street onto US83S.


TAMIU Tops 2016 Public Master’s Student Success Ratings

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-According to the 2016 Student Success Ratings by Eduventures, a leading research and advisory firm, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is ranked the nation’s top public master’s-level university when it comes to student retention. Eduventures gave TAMIU an overall score of 87 based on a retention rate assessing academics, affordability, and


American Association Box Scores for Saturday July 23rd

Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, Sioux Falls 6, Texas 1 (Game 1 – 7 Innings) The Sioux Falls Canaries won their fourth straight as they beat the Texas AirHogs in game one of a doubleheader, 6-1. Sioux Falls received a terrific pitching performance from starter Kris Regas. Regas tossed a 98-pitch complete game allowing one unearned run


Commissioners Court To Consider Ordering Burn Ban

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-With unusually dry conditions continuing, the Webb County Commissioners Court have placed an agenda item to address the issue. The current Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) average for Webb County is 520 and may reach a maximum of 641 within the next fourteen days. (KBDI scale ranges from 0-800 with 800 representing


6th Annual Summer Camp Certificate Presentation

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Webb County Commissioner Jaime Canales will be presenting certificates of completion for area kids enrolled in Week 3 of the 6th Annual Educational Summer Camp Program. The program is free of charge and includes meals for all participants. This year’s theme has been making sure children are “WILD ABOUT ACADEMICS”. The


New Principal for United ISD’s Nye Elementary Announced

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos are proud to announce that Cynthia Caballero has been promoted to the position of Principal at Nye elementary school. Ms. Caballero has been serving the campus as an Assistant Principal since 2004. A sampling of her accomplishments and


Venegas Sentencing Set

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-Gerardo Venegas will be formally sentenced today, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the 341st District Court. Venegas was detained yesterday afternoon in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico for Immigration Violations. He was returned to the U.S. at about 6:00 p.m. where U.S. Custom and Border Protection Agents processed him


TAMIU’s Mariachi Internacional Places First at New Mexico Competition

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Members of the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Mariachi Internacional hit all the right notes at this past weekend’s 26th Annual Mariachi Spectacular Competition in Albuquerque, N.M., scoring First Place in the University Division in their first competition appearance. Under the direction of TAMIU Mariachi director Dr. Oswaldo Zapata, the 15-member



Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Kansas City T-Bones RHP Josh Hodges has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 17. Hodges made two starts in the past week, and picked up a win and a no-decision as


County Judge Pushes for Funding Plan After 3 Years

Courtesy Marah Mendez, Transportation infrastructure continues to be top priority in Webb County and after 3 years of dialogue, Webb County in conjunction with the City of Laredo, passed a funding plan that allocates funding for the construction of two additional overpasses along State Loop (SL) 20. Chief Executive Administrator, Lalo Uribe and Webb County’s


CBP Officers Seize $202K in Cocaine at World Trade Bridg

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at World Trade Bridge this week discovered $202,000 in cocaine within a tractor arriving at the import lot. “Our frontline officers maintained strict vigilance at the World Trade Bridge amid soaring heat and their dedication to CBP’s border security mission resulted in a


Webb County Sheriff Dept. Deputies to Wait Tables & Collect Tips for SOTX at Texas Roadhouse on July 21

Courtesy Maribel Sontoya, SOTX fundraiser will be at the Texas Roadhouse location on San Bernardo Ave. from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. LAREDO – The Webb County Sheriff Department Deputies and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members in the Laredo area will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons for the annual Tip A Cop


Probation Officer Week Proclamation

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)The community is invited to attend the proclamation of Probation Officer Week on Monday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the 111th District Courtroom located on 1110 Victoria St. Suite 301. During the week of July 18th through July 22nd, 2016, people from across the United States and its territories will


Danny Green Basketball Clinic Inspires Boys and Girls of All Ages

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Many Laredo youths attended the Danny Green Basketball Skills Clinic held at the United high school gymnasium. The San Antonio Spurs legend and his coaching staff challenged participants with an array of training drills designed to help them improve their basketball skills. The comprehensive clinic focused on the fundamentals of ball

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