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LANDMARK EDUCATION BILL INCLUDES $13 MILLION FOR WEBB COUNTY SCHOOLS

BILL ALSO INCLUDES CUELLAR PROVISIONS TO HELP SCHOOLS RECOVER FROM NATURAL DISASTERS, IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE
Courtesy Thomas Seay,
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar today joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, which makes critical investments to modernize, upgrade, and repair school facilities across the country. The bill authorizes an estimated $569 million in new funding for Texas schools, including $13 million for school districts in Webb County.
“It is impossible to overstate the importance of …

MUNICIPAL UPDATES »

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The Latino Leaders Network will honor Mayor Salinas in Providence this summer at a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. The Latino Leader Network is a national collection of Latino elected and appointed officials from across the nation who seek to develop ongoing opportunities for “Bringing Leaders Together” to establish relationships and dialogue on issues important to the Latino community.
The honor in part is a reflection of the United States Conference of Mayors and others in the local government community looking to Mayor Salinas for …

LISD NEWS »

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COURTESY ARMANDO SALDAÑA,
On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, the Career and Technical Education Family and Consumer Education classes under the direction of Mrs. Meva Saenz will
conduct a “Toros Gift of Love” activity.
The Apparel class will donate handmade caps to the Cancer Center at Doctor’s Hospital. These caps will be given out to the ladies that are undergoing cancer treatments. The Culinary Arts classes will cater and bake delicious “Million Dollar Carrot Cake” for the guests.
Three young ladies enrolled in Mrs. Meva Saenz’ classes will donate their …

FEATURED, MUNICIPAL UPDATES, TXDOT »

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TXDOT AWARDS CHECK TO THE LAREDO POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Texas Department of Transportation awarded a check to the Laredo Police Department in the amount of $20,000 for Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement, May 18 through May 31. Shown, from left to right, holding a ceremonial CIOT check are Laredo Police Department (LPD) public safety officers Hector Rodriguez, Alberto Escobedo and Jerry Gonzalez; TxDOT Director of Operations Danny Magee, P.E., TxDOT Christy Perez, Mayor Raul G. Salinas, Frank Marrero, Laredo
Councilmember Cindy Liendo Espinoza, Municipal Court Judge Alfonso “Boyer” Ornelas, LPD Investigator Joe E. Baeza, LPD Deputy …

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Three Arrested for String of Robberies

On May 11, 2009 at approximately7:07 am patrol was dispatched to a robbery call at the 1300 Garza. The victim (18 yrs. old) provided patrol with a detailed description of the suspect vehicle in which 3 individuals robbed the victim of a MP3 Player by physically assaulting him. Seven minutes later patrol was dispatched to 2700 block of W. San Francisco for a reported second robbery. The victim (17 yrs. old) was also physically assaulted and robbed of his IPOD, during which time he was also threaten …