CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection Planning Your Trip Across the Border Just Got Easier                                                 WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to make an informed decision of where and when to cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian and passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). Travelers can download the app for free from ...

A.P. English III Project Helps Students Prepare for Spring Exams

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-United High School A.P. English III students participated in an A.P. exam preparation exercise that required them to mentor fellow students by explaining the contents and message of novels that were assigned to them. Questions about the featured novels have appeared on previous A.P. exams. The projects were set up in the school library, where students could walk through several presentation areas. U.H.S. A.P. English teacher Shannon McBurnette-Argueles, who coordinated the event, said that peer to peer learning complements the work of the teacher. “This project is intended to give students momentum and confidence by demonstrating that they ...

Sheriff Deputies arrest man on Indecency with a Child charges

Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A Rio Bravo man is behind bars on Indecency with a Child charges after allegedly abusing a family member. A 911 call to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office alerted deputies that a teen had reportedly been sexually abused by a relative. When deputies arrived to the home on the 1500 block of Orquidia in Rio Bravo, Texas, the victim’s older brother said his 13-year-old sister was being touched inappropriately by their family member. The brother states the sexual assault had been going on for several years. He alleges their relative fondled the sister and committed ...


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CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Planning Your Trip Across the Border Just Got Easier                                                
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to make an informed decision of where and when to cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian and passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready …

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A.P. English III Project Helps Students Prepare for Spring Exams

Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-United High School A.P. English III students participated in an A.P. exam preparation exercise that required them to mentor fellow students by explaining the contents and message of novels that were assigned to them. Questions about the featured novels have appeared on previous A.P. exams.
The projects were set up in the school library, where students could walk through several presentation areas. U.H.S. A.P. English teacher Shannon McBurnette-Argueles, who coordinated the event, said that peer to peer learning complements the work of the teacher. “This project is intended …

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Sheriff Deputies arrest man on Indecency with a Child charges

Courtesy Brenda Medina,

Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A Rio Bravo man is behind bars on Indecency with a Child charges after allegedly abusing a family member.
A 911 call to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office alerted deputies that a teen had reportedly been sexually abused by a relative. When deputies arrived to the home on the 1500 block of Orquidia in Rio Bravo, Texas, the victim’s older brother said his 13-year-old sister was being touched inappropriately by their family member. The brother states the sexual assault had been going on for several …

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Courtesy Brenda Medina,
Laredo, TX (Webb County) – The Webb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrested two men following multiple arson cases in El Cenizo, Texas.
The Sheriff’s CID received reports indicating that multiple abandoned homes in El Cenizo had been purposely set on fire on numerous nights. During the month-long investigation, officials interviewed witnesses and questioned possible suspects. CID gathered enough information to conclude that the arson cases were being committed by individuals from the El Cenizo Volunteer Fire Department.
Volunteer firefighter Pablo Ernesto Figueroa-Osorio, 18, of Laredo was arrested on two …

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Courtesy Brenda Medina,
Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A man is facing federal charges following a traffic stop Monday by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office which led to thousands of U.S. dollars.
Sheriff Deputies patrolling Interstate 35 south near mile marker 22 stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon further inspection of the 2006 Chevy 4-door, driven by Hector Ramirez Escalera, 61, deputies found a total of 44 bundles of hundreds of cash hidden in a compartment. A total of $205,880 was seized.
Ramirez Escalera, a Mexican national, was turned over to U.S. …