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AUSTIN-Consistent with its values of encouraging local participation, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today posted Notice of Opportunity to Comment (http://www.txdot.gov/public_involvement/public_comment/rules_change.htm) to encourage input from transportation partners across the state on the restructuring of the department’s system of project planning, funding and programming.
TxDOT began the process to make revisions to the agency’s program rules more than a year ago after it became apparent in discussions with the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission that legislators wanted the department to develop a transparent, well-defined, and understandable program for transportation planning and project …

HEADLINE, POLICE UPDATES »

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LPD Investigators arrest two Burglars on a Crime Spree

 

On Thursday, July 09, 2009, at approximately 11:37 a.m. Ramiro Campos, 28 yrs. old, and Arnulfo Garza, 32 yrs. old, were placed under arrest for Burglary of Habitation F/2 and Theft C/B. Both individuals are believed to be part of a rash of burglaries for the past several months.  The crime duo’s mode of operation was to gain access through unlocked garage doors and then take items from within the residences. 
 On June, 29, 2009, at approximately 6:58 p.m. a burglary was committed by the 8800 block of Liberty Loop.  A …

SPORTS »

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BRONCOS LOSE PITCHER DUEL TO COLTS

July 9, 2009-San Angelo, TX-the Laredo Broncos got a solid pitching performance by Luis Arroyo, but it wasn’t enough as they lost to the San Angelo Colts by a score of 4-2 at Foster Field, on Thursday.
The Colts struck 1st in the bottom of the 1st inning.  With runners on the corners and 2 outs, Josh Collazo hit a rbi single scoring Jason Diaz.  That gave San Angelo the early 1-0 lead.
The Broncos got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning.  Andres Santos singled with 1 out in the inning.  …

MUNICIPAL UPDATES »

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Laredo, TX – The City of Laredo Health Department wants to remind the public that sustained temperatures in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit puts persons at risk of heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.  This is especially critical since the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in many areas across South Texas.
 Who is most at risk:
            1.     Infants and children under 4 years of age
            2.     Elderly
            3.     Persons with chronic illnesses are overweight or taking medications, especially those that                          inhibit perspiration and …

STATE NEWS »

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 BILL SUPPORTS LOW INCOME FOOD PROGRAMS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH 
 
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) today voted to pass the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill, 2010, which provides over $24 billion to the Department of Agriculture to fund low-income food programs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), rural development programs, agricultural research and over $13 million in fever tick research dollars for South Texas. The bill also includes a glucose screening pilot program, authored by Congressman Cuellar, to fight diabetes and lower obesity rates.
“In these …