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Monday, February 19, 2018

Clark Elementary School Rolls Out Initial “Dinner Tonight Junior G.T.” Event in the State

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Gabriela Perez, Clark Elementary School Principal and Lisa Dunn-Flores, UISD GT/AA Coordinator, collaborated to begin a pilot program through which gifted and talented students and staff work with agents from Texas A&M University’s Agrilife Extension Agency on health and wellness initiatives as part of GT Program services.  Agents, including Mrs. Martha

UISD NEWS

United High School Student Honored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-United High School Senior, Julissa Barberena, is the latest recipient of the Leadership and Wisdom Enforcement Award, or LAW Award as it’s known to many, sponsored by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and Falcon Bank. Students, staff, and community members joined Julissa and her family for a short ceremony in

STATE NEWS

CBP Ensures Pest-free Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas – As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists continue to dutifully examine hundreds of millions of arriving cut flower stems to ensure that plant diseases and plant pests are detected and stopped from being introduced into the United States where they could cause harm.

LAREDO SPORTS

United South Soccer Player Signs with UTRGV

Courtesy Yvette Treviño,  (Laredo, Texas)-One team, one goal, one vision is a motto long held by United South High School students and for one student that motto became a reality today. Emily Zapata signed her letter of intent to play with Division 1 Soccer Team at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as well as

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

Football Fans Continue to Make the Right Call

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-Eighteen football fans made the right call on Super Bowl Sunday by using the District Attorney’s Office designated driver initiative. The Make the Right Call Campaign is a proactive effort to keep Laredo roads safe and to prevent football fans from driving under the influence of alcohol. The 9thAnnual Designated Driver Initiative

STATE NEWS

Early Voting to Begin for Dist. 1 Special Election Run-Off

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen, TX–  The City of McAllen is holding a run-off special election for registered voter residents of McAllen City Commission District 1 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Commissioner Richard Cortez who resigned to run for another office.   Early Voting for this office begins Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UISD NEWS

The Sons and Daughters of Liberty Visit Zaffirini Elementary School

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The Society of Martha Washington’s Sons and Daughters of Liberty visited Zaffirini elementary school to offer students a unique opportunity to experience a living history lesson on our country’s revolutionary and colonial periods. Each member of the group represents a historical figure who helped to shape the United States of America. Students were

UISD NEWS

Four United ISD Swimmers Advance to State Competition

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United ISD student athletes won big at the UIL Regional Competition in Brownsville, earning them a spot to compete at the upcoming State Swimming and Diving Competition.  Danielle Perales and Alijah Rodriguez of United High both qualified to move on to the next round when they placed in their categories.

WEBB COUNTY NEWS

Last Day To Register To Vote for Upcoming Webb County Election

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,           Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6, Joint Primary Election.            Please be advised the Elections Administrator’s office, located in the Billy Hall Administration Bldg., 1110 Washington St – 1st floor, will be open until 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, February 5 to accommodate individuals who

STATE NEWS

Pharr Man Sentenced to Life for Hostage-Taking Kidnapping Conspiracy Arrested at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

Courtesy Margie Garza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers, together with FBI special agents and U.S. Marshals at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge today took custody of a man from Pharr, Texas wanted on outstanding federal warrants in connection with a hostage-taking kidnapping conspiracy and failure to appear for jury trial that

UISD NEWS

Counseling Week Proclamation at UISD

(Laredo, Texas)-Accompanied by UISD Counselors and David Gonzalez, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Council Member Alex Perez Jr. read a proclamation for National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated annually from Feb. 5-9. The week focuses public attention on the unique contributions of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how student’s lives are enhanced as a

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Arrest Man Wanted on Dallas Sexual Assault Warrant

Courtesy Margie Garza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a male subject traveling in a commercial bus who attempted to make entry into the United States. Utilizing CBP databases, CBP officers discovered that he had an outstanding state warrant for sexual assault-continuous sexual abuse, victim

UISD NEWS

Salinas Elementary Receives Grant for New Instruments

Courtesy Alex Meyer,   (Laredo, Texas)-Roberta Rios Caballero, a music teacher at Salinas Elementary school, received a grant in the amount of $800.00 from the Texas Music Educators Association. The funds were used to purchase 18 ukuleles for fifth grade students who began taking ukulele classes last month. The Salinas Eagles elementary choir is also using the instruments

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize More than $1.3 Million Worth of Narcotics

Courtesy Richard Pauza,  Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine and heroin valued at more than $1.3 million during three enforcement actions over the weekend. “The commitment from our CBP officers in keeping our country safe is evident

UISD NEWS

Alexander Band Students Perform and Win at Competition

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-On January 27, 2018 the John B. Alexander Bulldog Band traveled to Texas Education Color Guard Association (TECA) competition at Medina Valley High School. With over 45 groups of musicians performing, Alexander’s 4 Auxiliary Ensembles performed and competed in the event, each placing in their category.  The Percussion Theater brought home 1st

UISD NEWS

United ISD High Schools Named National Champions  at National Cheer Association Competition

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-The National Cheer Association Competition (NCA) hosts an annual competition where high energy performances coupled with a level of athleticism take center stage. United ISD is proud to announce cheerleaders from John B. Alexander, Lyndon B. Johnson High and United South High have cheered and chanted their way to begin named

STATE NEWS

CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Worth Over $1 Million   at World Trade Bridge

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection,   LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana valued more than $1 million at the World Trade Bridge while conducting enforcement operations. “This is definitely a significant seizure and I commend the CBP officers involved,” said Port Director Alberto Flores,