UISD Holiday Student Schedule

                      Courtesy Veronica Cantu,                 (Laredo, Tx)-For the upcoming holiday season, the United Independent School District will observe the following special schedule:                 -December 18, 2014 will be the last, full day for all students.  Students are expected to arrive at school as regularly scheduled and will be dismissed at their usual time. -December 19, 2014 will be a Professional Development Day and will be the last full day for all employees. - December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015 all United ISD campuses and administrative offices, with the exception of the Tax Office, will be closed.  All students and employees will return on ...

Cristian Castro Performs at The L.E.A.

Courtesy Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX - The Laredo Energy Arena welcomed excited fans of the romantic Christian Castro to enjoy a night full of surprises. Castro sang everything from “Lloran las Rosas” to songs from his new album “Viva el Principe”, a sensation that has had created a cult following success for over a decade. He defiantly showed his fans why he remains such an entertaining artist to see.

CBP Advises Travelers Bound for South Texas Ports to Obtain Their I-94s Early

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection,                                                         SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at South Texas ports of entry are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican border crossing card (or “laser visa”) holders who plan to visit the U.S. for more than 30 days and or will travel more than 25 miles from the border during the upcoming travel season, are urged to obtain the essential document early instead of waiting until the day of travel. “Due to our unique geography, a significant ...


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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. …

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Courtesy Gabriel Lopez,
The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association takes great joy in conducting the 5th annual “Operation: Warm feet, Happy Feet”
This year 50 children from two schools will receive a brand new pair of tennis shoes. Santa Maria Elementary located at 3817 Santa Maria St. will receive the shoes at 09:30 am on Thursday December 18, 2014 and Kazem Elementary School located at 9620 Albany Drive, Laredo, TX. At 1:30 pm on December 18, 2014

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Courtesy Yanira Deleon, 
(Laredo, Tx)On behalf of the Webb County District Attorney’s Office, DA Isidro R. Alaniz presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Laredo. The DA’s office helps community based programs that help kids on the right track and focused on academics and sports. This year, Alaniz committed to pledge $30,492.71 to the Boys & Girls Club for giving kids the opportunity to expose local talents.

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UISD Holiday Student Schedule

                      Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
                (Laredo, Tx)-For the upcoming holiday season, the United Independent School District will observe the following special schedule:

                -December 18, 2014 will be the last, full day for all students.  Students are expected to arrive at school as regularly scheduled and will be dismissed at their usual time.

-December 19, 2014 will be a Professional Development Day and will be the last full day for all employees.

- December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015 all United ISD campuses and administrative offices, with the exception of the Tax Office, …