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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES YEAR-ROUND SERVICE EXTENSION TO LOS ANGELES WITH FARES AS LOW AS $81

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, MCALLEN, Texas— Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the extension to year-round service connecting McAllen, Texas to Los Angeles via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Aug. 30, 2017. There is no better time to get away your way, with one-way fares on the new route as low as $81.* “We’re thrilled to

UISD NEWS

United ISD Names New Director for Special Education Department

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, LAREDO, TEXAS – The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos are pleased to announce Claudia C. Dovalina-Guzman as the new director of the District’s Special Education Department. Dovalina-Guzman is currently the principal at Gutierrez Elementary School, where she has been since 2005. She previously served as

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize Over $3 Million in Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $3 million in one enforcement action. “Our CBP officers remain vigilant and continue to protect our nation from dangerous narcotics from entering our country,”

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize More Than $300K in Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $300,000 in one enforcement action. “This is truly an example of our CBP officers hard work, experience and dedication to the CBP mission,” said Port Director

TXDOT

TxDot Traffic Alert

Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, TX – Beginning today Monday, June 19, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for approximately five weeks, alternate lane closures will be in effect for US 83 S. (Zapata Highway) northbound main lanes to facilitate asphalt pavement overlay work by Anderson Columbia, Inc.  The traveling public is urged to slow

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CBP Officers Seize More Than $452K in Meth at Colombia Solidarity Bridge

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine, valued at more than $400,000, at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in one enforcement action. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” said

LAREDO RESTAURANT GUIDE

Rincon Mexico Offers Great Breakfast Specials Everyday of the Week

(Laredo, Texas)- Visit Rincon Mexico Restaurant and enjoy great breakfast options at affordable prices.  The restaurant features a Breakfast Platter which consists of two freshly made eggs to order, two pancakes, and a hash brown for $2.99.  You can also purchase two breakfast tacos for $1.99 or enjoy a pound of freshly made barbacoa for

UISD NEWS

United High School Junior Selected for NASA Summer Internship

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Cassandra Martinez, a junior at United High School, was selected to attend an all-expenses paid summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the High School Aerospace Scholars program (HAS). Martinez will tour NASA facilities and spend a week participating in team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and

STATE NEWS

CBP Agriculture Specialists Intercept Eleven Shipments with Wood Boring Insects in Two Days at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists intercepted eleven shipments with wood boring insects at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge. On June 2, CBP Agriculture Specialists at Colombia Solidarity Bridge conducted wood packaging inspections on several non-agriculture related shipments.   The examinations resulted in six interceptions of wood boring insects of

UISD NEWS

State Representative Richard Raymond Announces Support for Teacher Pay Raises

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-State Representative Richard Peña Raymond held a press conference at the UISD Boardroom to announce that he will introduce a bill during the upcoming Special Legislative Session of the Texas Legislature providing Texas Public School Teachers with a $1000 annual pay raise. Rep.Raymond was joined by UISD Trustees Juan Robert Ramirez,

STATE NEWS

City of McAllen to Host TAAF Summer Games of Texas Once Again

Courtesy Xochitl Mora  (McAllen, TX)  The City of McAllen is proud to once again host the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Summer Games of Texas, welcoming young athletes from throughout Texas and Mexico to compete in 15 events. This tournament, governed by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and approved by the United States Olympic Committee as

UISD NEWS

United ISD To Hold Community Job Fair

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Are you interested in being part of an innovative school district that’s making a difference in the lives of children each day? If so, then United ISD is looking for you. Interested individuals are invited to attend the United ISD Job Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June

STATE NEWS

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Rescues 59 Illegal Aliens in Three Events

Courtesy Sarah Melendez,  LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on June 2, 2017, at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 when border Patrol agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary lane.  The driver and passenger were questioned regarding their immigration status and consented to further inspection.  A non-intrusive inspection of the tractor-trailer

LAREDO SPORTS

Constable Devally Pitches In For The Alexander Bulldog Baseball Program

Courtesy Carme;n Rendon, Laredo, Texas-United ISD: Webb County Constable Harold Devally of Precinct 4, in support of the local schools in his precinct, donates $600.00 to the J.B. Alexander Baseball Program. The funds are donated through Constable’s Devally nonprofit organization, Badge of Heart Foundation, where throughout the year the constable fundraises to help the constituents