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 also to encourage the public to obtain radio frequency (RFID)-enabled ...

Lemurs Return Home Tonight Against Division Rival AirHogs

Courtesy Mark Shuster,                  “Huge Post-Game Fireworks Highlights Friday Night”                                    Jimmy Mojica Makes his 2nd Return to Laredo                              LAREDO – Your Laredo Lemurs return home Friday night at 7:30pm for a three-game set when they take on the Grand Prairie AirHogs.  The Lemurs are currently vying for the Wild Card Spot with the St. Paul Saints.  Friday night’s post-game fireworks are sponsored by HEB.    Here is are the highlights for the rest of the 3-game homestand:   Friday, July 25th                     Lemurs vs. Grand Prairie AirHogs                          7:30pm It’s HEB Night with hug post-game Fireworks!  HEB employees and their families will be out ...

TAMIU Student Retention Rate Well Above State, National Norms

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Tx)-Students at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) keep coming back…and that’s a really good thing according to those who study student retention rates. Nationally, up to one in three first-year students don't return for their sophomore year, making the national retention rate for selective four-year institutions granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees like TAMIU about 83%, according to ACT, a nonprofit organization focused on education and career assessments. Student retention is important because if they don’t return, students can't earn their degree and their futures dim considerably. At TAMIU, the retention rate for students remaining in higher education is almost ...


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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 …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lemurs Return Home Tonight Against Division Rival AirHogs

Courtesy Mark Shuster,

 
               “Huge Post-Game Fireworks Highlights Friday Night”
                                   Jimmy Mojica Makes his 2nd Return to Laredo
                            
LAREDO – Your Laredo Lemurs return home Friday night at 7:30pm for a three-game set
when they take on the Grand Prairie AirHogs.  The Lemurs are currently vying for the
Wild Card Spot with the St. Paul Saints.  Friday night’s post-game fireworks are
sponsored by HEB. 
 
Here is are the highlights for the rest of the 3-game homestand:
 
Friday, July 25th                     Lemurs vs. Grand Prairie AirHogs                          7:30pm
It’s HEB Night with hug …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
TAMIU Student Retention Rate  Well Above State, National Norms

Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Tx)-Students at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) keep coming back…and that’s a really good thing according to those who study student retention rates.
Nationally, up to one in three first-year students don’t return for their sophomore year, making the national retention rate for selective four-year institutions granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees like TAMIU about 83%, according to ACT, a nonprofit organization focused on education and career assessments.
Student retention is important because if they don’t return, students can’t earn their degree and their futures dim considerably.
At TAMIU, the …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sheriff’s Office Deputies to participate in Tip-A-Cop fundraiser

 
Courtesy Eddie Zavala,
Webb County (Laredo, TX) – Webb County Sheriff Cuellar Martin Cuellar and his team of deputies invite the community to participate on Thursday, July 24, in the annual Tip-A-Cop, a fundraiser held to benefit Special Olympics.
 During the fundraiser, to be held at Texas Roadhouse from 5 to 10 p.m., sheriff deputies will be waiting tables. All monetary tips collected that night will be donated to Special Olympics.
  “I personally invite all friends of the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to join us this evening as we come together for …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,

 
(Laredo, TX   El Merolico, an interactive one act play in Spanish written by Marco Franco*, will be performed this Saturday July 26, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Laredo Public Library H-E-B Multi-Purpose Room, 1120 East Calton Road. El Merolico is the story of a homeless man with a tragic past who earns a living speaking in the streets about the mysteries of life and death with a touch of humor. Franco based his main character, El Merolico, on a person he encountered on the streets in …