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[6 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Courtesy Ashley Patterson,
Supports Veteran Caregivers, Returning Troops and Families
Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that a landmark veteran caregiver bill passed by Congress two weeks ago is now law. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act provides unprecedented new benefits to veteran caregivers including training, counseling, health care and financial assistance. President Obama signed the bill into law late Wednesday.
 “This landmark legislation stands by our troops and supports those caregivers who continue to stand with them,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Everyday, millions of military families support men …

MUNICIPAL UPDATES »

[6 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Edward Millan,
 The Education Committee of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce annually takes time to honor educators.  A special recognition – the School Bell Award – is presented to those educators that are selected by their peers for their performance in and out of the classroom. 
 This year the Laredo Chamber will honor eleven outstanding teachers representative of grades K through university level at a ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Fernando Salinas Lecture Room (#111) of TAMIU’s Western Hemispheric Trade Center .  Winners for …

HEADLINE, SPORTS »

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Heat Continue to Add to Roster

Courtesy Vanessa Guajardo,
( Laredo , TX): A new crop of recently signed players by the Laredo Heat was announced today and a few of them not only saw action at last Friday’s home opener but actually contributed to the win over the visiting Rio Grande Valley Bravos.
The new player additions represent several areas of the country, including Laredo and several universities and a local high school. United High School senior standout and future Dustdevil Daniel Garza made an impact when he came into the game late on Friday and showed …

HEADLINE, STATE NEWS »

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CUELLAR MEETS WITH TOP MEXICAN AND AMERICAN OFFICIALS ON BORDER SECURITY

Border Lawmakers Meet with Secretary Napolitano and Mexican Secretary Mont to Discuss Mutual Concerns, Border Security and Trade
Courtesy Ashley Patterson,
Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today joined southern border lawmakers and top security officials from the United States and Mexico to discuss the state of affairs between the two countries on Cinco de Mayo, a day which marks the historic triumph of the Mexican people over the French Army in the battle of Puebla in 1862. Congressmen Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) and Harry Teague (D-NM) hosted the Capitol Hill …

LISD NEWS »

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Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
Laredo Independent School District has scheduled pre-registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2010-2011 school year.  Parents can pre-register their children from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, at their respective campuses.
            Applications forms for pre-kinder and kinder registration are now available and may be picked up at each school.
 To be eligible for enrollment into the pre-kindergarten 3 and 4 year old program, a child must be three years old on or before …

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[6 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 Dynser, Inc, a contractor for the City of Laredo, is working on the construction of a sanitary sewer main line, manholes, and other miscellaneous work related to the Canal Street drainage and wastewater improvement project.  Crews will close West San Francisco Avenue, between Ortiz Street and Chicago Street, starting on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.  The closure will be in effect until approximately end of day Friday, May 7, 2010. 
 Additional street closures related to this project will be announced as they arise.
Motorists are urged to find …