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Sunday, August 28, 2016

HEB Plus Sampling Showcase, A Success!

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-To help kick off the new school year, H-E-B Plus recently held a Sampling Showcase to benefit the District. Participants who attended the event had a chance to sample H-E-B foods that were at various stations set up throughout the store. At the end, H-E-B donated $5,000 to United I.S.D. The

TXDOT

Lane Closure along SH 359

Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, TX – Today, August 24, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., RGR Industries will be performing metal beam guardrail repair work off SH 359 between reference markers #438-440 located approximately 4-6 miles east of Laredo on SH 359. Motorists can expect a single lane closure, therefore, should slow down and merge

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

Back to School Distribution takes place in South Laredo

(Laredo, Texas)-Friends of LaredoBuzz.Com that include Justice of the Peace Ramiro Veliz Jr., Laredo Community College Trustee Jackie L. Ramos, Former Associate Municipal Court Judge Juan Caballero, The Webb County Sheriff’s Department, Cricket Communications,  and Commissioner Elect Pct.1 Jesse Gonzalez gathered once again to help give children of South Laredo a boost with school supplies.

TXDOT

FOUR hour closure of Cuatro Vientos Rd.to Loop 20

LAREDO, TX – Effective at 5 p.m. today, Monday, August 22, 2016, Oscar Renda Contracting will be closing Cuatro Vientos Rd. (Loop 20 so. extension) to Loop 20 northbound main lanes over the SH 359 overpass in Laredo for pothole repair work. Traffic will be detoured to the SH 359 traffic signal for continued travel

UISD NEWS

L.E.D. Lighting to Cut Energy Costs at United ISD

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD is anticipating big energy savings following a district-wide switch to L.E.D. lighting during the summer break. The District’s replacement of fluorescent lighting with L.E.D. at all of its campuses and facilities is expected to yield savings estimated at one million dollars per year. Modern L.E.D. fixtures require less power

UISD NEWS

Reinforced Security Stations at Seven UISD Elementary Schools

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-With the completion of  build-out  plans for reinforced security stations at seven of its elementary schools, United ISD  has finished a portion of projects funded by Bond 2013. The new stations (located at the front entrance of each campus), provide an additional layer of security, and allow for improved monitoring of all visitors. Security guards who monitor the stations

CITY OF LAREDO UPDATES

Laredo Pony League City Recognition

Courtesy Joe Baeza, (Laredo, Texas)-The Laredo Pony League Baseball were honored at last Monday’s City Council Meeting. The league had enormous success this season even making it to the 2016 World Series tournament. The success is truly one that involved collaboration and effort from the parents of the kids in the teams to the City

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

Wife Arrested for Hindering Apprehension

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-Alma Cantu, the wife of Fernando Ruben Ugarte, has been arrested for hindering apprehension during her husband’s trial. On August 10, 2016, Fernando Ruben Ugarte was found guilty for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance following a three-day jury trial. After the

TAMIU News

New TAMIU Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics Offered

Courtesy Steve Harmon,  (Laredo, Texas)-Consider investing in your career this Fall 2016 with a new degree from Texas A&M International University, a Master of Science in Mathematics-Applied Statistics track.             Careers in applied statistics are fast emerging in almost every area of business and industry, such as banking, insurance, finance and retail sales, and in

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize $190K in Cocaine at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge this weekend seized more than $190,000 in cocaine hidden in a vehicle. “This seizure underscores the steadfast commitment of our frontline officers to carrying out our border security mission and preventing narcotics from reaching our streets,” said Port Director Gregory

LAREDO SPORTS

ALEXANDER NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, PHOTO COURTESY: ERICA NITSCHE DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks RHP Tyler Alexander (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 14. Alexander recorded a pair of dominant outings this past week. The 2016 American Association All-Star

LAREDO SPORTS

Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, PHOTO COURTESY: TRACI O’DONNELL DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Gary SouthShore RailCats INF Frank Martinez (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending August 14. This is Martinez’s second weekly honor in the past three weeks, as he was

TAMIU News

TAMIU Fall Semester Registration Underway

Courtesy Steve Harmon,  (Laredo, Texas)-The cooler temperatures of Fall Semester at Texas A&M International University will be here soon and Registration is underway now. The first day of classes for the Fall Semester 2016 is Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Please visit www.tamiu.edu/registrar/registration for assigned registration dates, email registrar@tamiu.edu, call the Office of the Registrar at

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