Sheriff’s office deputies arrest man on drug charges near elementary school

  Courtesy Eddie Zavala, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A Laredo man was released from the Webb County Jail early Thursday following his arrest on drug charges Wednesday evening by Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies.  Working surveillance, deputies arrested Anthony Mark Mercado, 29, on the 1400 block of Market Street and charged him with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in a drug free zone and possession of a controlled substance (heroin) in a drug free zone. He was released from jail on a combined bond of $10,000.   He was arrested several blocks away from Heights Elementary School. Recovered at the scene were 1.5 ...

Photo Recap: 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Recognized

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, On Thursday April 17th the City of Laredo hosted the Recognition Ceremony for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, for Laredo and the region.  Present were City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas, Deputy City Manager Cindy Collazo and Assistant City Manager  Horacio De Leon, as well as Laredo Police Chief Ray Garner; representatives for Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar; Jim Hogg County Sheriff Erasmo Alarcon; Zapata County Sheriff Alfonso M. Lopez; City of Laredo 9-1-1 Regional Administration, together with representatives from  Jim Hogg, Webb, Starr and Zapata Counties Emergency Telecommunicators or 9-1-1 operators are always on the line waiting to take a ...

Webb County Easter Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Tx)-In observance of the Easter Day holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, April 21, 2014. The Webb County Sheriff’s administrative offices will also be closed but all other services will continue on their regular schedule. The Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office will be closed Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21, 2014. The Webb County Clerk’s Office will close at noon, Friday, April 18, 2014. Webb County Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The next Webb County Commissioners Court meeting will held on Monday, April 28 at the Webb County Courthouse ...


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 Summer is a great time to read memoir, be ready for author presentation in the fall
 Courtesy Xochitl Mora,

 (Laredo, TX )  For the seventh year, the Laredo Public Library’s One City, One Book program invites the entire community of Laredo to read, learn and share a common experience by reading a powerful, thought-provoking book by a modern-day author.
 This year’s selection is “The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet: A Memoir of Visegrad, Bosnia” by Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic.”

“We have two goals for One City, One Book,” says Maria G. Soliz, director of the Laredo …

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Sheriff’s office deputies arrest man on drug charges near elementary school

 
Courtesy Eddie Zavala,
Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A Laredo man was released from the Webb County Jail early Thursday following his arrest on drug charges Wednesday evening by Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies.
 Working surveillance, deputies arrested Anthony Mark Mercado, 29, on the 1400 block of Market Street and charged him with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in a drug free zone and possession of a controlled substance (heroin) in a drug free zone. He was released from jail on a combined bond of $10,000.
  He was arrested several blocks away …

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Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
On Thursday April 17th the City of Laredo hosted the Recognition Ceremony for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, for Laredo and the region.  Present were City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas, Deputy City Manager Cindy Collazo and Assistant City Manager  Horacio De Leon, as well as Laredo Police Chief Ray Garner; representatives for Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar; Jim Hogg County Sheriff Erasmo Alarcon; Zapata County Sheriff Alfonso M. Lopez; City of Laredo 9-1-1 Regional Administration, together with representatives from  Jim Hogg, Webb, Starr and Zapata Counties
Emergency Telecommunicators or 9-1-1 …

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Webb County Easter Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,
(Laredo, Tx)-In observance of the Easter Day holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, April 21, 2014. The Webb County Sheriff’s administrative offices will also be closed but all other services will continue on their regular schedule.
The Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office will be closed Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21, 2014.
The Webb County Clerk’s Office will close at noon, Friday, April 18, 2014.
Webb County Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
The next Webb County Commissioners Court meeting will …

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The City of Laredo Health Department  Reminds the Public on taking Eggs-tra Care for Spring Celebrations

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
LAREDO, TX- It is spring! and before celebrating special occasions like Easter, Passover and graduation, the City of Laredo Health Department is providing food safety tips to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
 While eggs are used all year ’round, they are especially important for many spring and summertime activities. They are used for cooking festive delights and for decorating and hiding just before the big Easter egg hunt.  Like meat, poultry, seafood and produce, eggs are perishable and need to be handled properly to prevent foodborne illness. Occasionally, …