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Tuesday Drug Bust Monica Lee Flores Arrested

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
On Tuesday November 24th, at 8:30 pm, the Laredo Police Narcotics/Vice Unit assisted by Laredo Police Patrol executed a state narcotic search warrant at the 2700 block of Cardigan.  The execution of the search warrant was the result of a two week investigation.  Monica Lee Flores was arrested after officers located and seized approximately 31.8 grams of cocaine and $6,430.00 in currency. Monica Flores was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance F/2 (cocaine).  Flores was transported to the Laredo Police Department where she was booked and later …

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Courtesy Richard Pauza,
 Laredo, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural violations during fiscal year 2009. Fiscal Year 2009 began October 1, 2008 and ended Sept. 30, 2009. One key trend was a 200 percent increase in total undeclared currency seized over the previous fiscal year.
 
In FY 2009, CBP officers working at eight ports of entry extending from Brownsville to Del Rio seized a …

COUNTY NEWS, HEADLINE »

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Sheriff’s Department Scholarship Presentation

Laredo, Texas (Webb County) – On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Sheriff Martin Cuellar announced that the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas awarded a $500 scholarship for the fall 2009 semester to Jessica V. Cuellar. 
 This award is the Motorola Scholarship provided by the Motorola Foundation and managed by the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.
 Representatives from Motorola, Inc. presented Sheriff Thomas Kerss (Current President of the Association) with a generous donation of $20,000 for the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Youth Scholarship Program. This was presented at the SAT Annual Training Conference held in Corpus …

TXDOT »

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Courtesy Raul Leal,
LAREDO – Now that the much-awaited Cuatro Vientos (Loop 20 Extension) project has begun, residents and parents alike living in the vicinity of the new road construction project, are urged to take extra precaution – DO NOT allow children to play in the project work zone area since there are several properties whose backyards abut or are in close proximity to the new road alignment where the moving of dirt is being performed by heavy construction machinery. 
Again, we respectfully request the cooperation of the public as we strive …

HEADLINE, SPORTS »

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New “Bucks Insider” Airs Saturday on Fox 39

Courtesy Bryan Benway,
LAREDO, TX- The Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League, in conjunction with Fox 39 Laredo, announced that a new episode of “Bucks Insider” will air this Saturday (Nov 28th) at 11:30am on Fox 39.
“Bucks insider” is a weekly television show hosted by “The Voice of the Bucks” Bryan Benway, that will feature exclusive inteviews with Bucks coaches, players and fans.
This week’s debut show will feature in-depth interviews with Maxime Lincourt and Justin Styffe. Check out highlights from last weekends Bucks games, as well as a look at …

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Courtesy Monica Garcia,
The Office of District Attorney Isidro Alaniz reports that defendant Jose Morales, Jr. (4/19/76) pled no contest today to the charge of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student. 
 Morales, a former Alexander High School art teacher, was charged with the second degree felony after the parents of a sixteen year old female student discovered over one hundred pages of instant messaging exchanges between the defendant and their daughter. 
 The allegation was brought forth by the victim’s parents on June 1, 2009 and led to a collaborative investigation by United Independent …

HEADLINE, MUNICIPAL UPDATES »

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Green vs Red Will Benefit Blue – Santa That Is

5th Annual HEB Holiday Bowl to collect toys, winner gets bragging rights
 Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Laredo,TX—Nov. 24, 2009—Once again, it’s that time of year to help the less fortunate children of this community have a wonderful Christmas.
 The 5th Annual HEB Holiday Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the UISD Student Activity Complex football field.  In the great tradition of the BCS bowl games, this football game delivers a lot of fun for the community, and more importantly, serves as a great fundraiser to help support the …

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Courtesy Richard Pauza,
 LAREDO , TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in Laredo are anticipating an increase in border traffic as the holiday season approaches. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during the weeks ahead to address the anticipated increase. CBP’s Office of Field Operations and Office of Border Patrol are offering a number of tips to travelers to expedite the border crossing experience and travel beyond the border zone.
CBP will place as many officers as possible in areas where they will be able to process …