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[18 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Tommy Ramirez named Nixon’s head football coach

Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
            LISD Assistant Athletic Director Tommy Ramirez has been named head football coach/campus coordinator for athletics at J.W. Nixon High School.  LISD Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson made the announcement Thursday afternoon.
 Ramirez, a native of Zapata, had been serving as LISD’s Assistant Athletic Director since 2005.  He was named Nixon’s interim head football coach in mid-April.  He was previously a coach at United South High School and defensive coordinator at Nixon.   Ramirez was a member of the Zapata High School football, baseball, and track teams.  He graduated from Southwest …


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Laredo, El Paso Renew Mid-South Rivalry Friday Night

Courtesy Vanessa Guajardo,
Laredo Facing Several Key Injuries
 (Laredo, TX): With the FIFA World Cup well underway in South Africa, one thing is certain, just because you are expected to win or because you are a higher ranked team, it does not necessarily mean that the outcome of a game will be in your favor (just ask the Spanish side).
Just three weeks ago, the Laredo Heat (4 – 3 – 0 / 12 points) downed the El Paso Patriots (3 – 4 – 2 / 11 points) by a score of 6 …


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Webb County Sheriff’s Office
Fingerprinting – Child ID Cards Event
Friday, June 18, 2010
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Webb County Sheriff’s Office
2nd floor
Children of all ages are welcome
Must be accompanied by an adult if under 18 yrs of age
This event is free to the community!
Sponsored by: The Webb County Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs Division


[18 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Small Business Bill Passes the House, Provides Critical Funds to Support Jobs
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) supported the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act to establish a new community bank fund worth $30 billion to increase lending to small businesses looking to hire and expand their operations.
“By providing this funding we can get credit flowing again to small businesses,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and this will extend to them vital capital through our economic recovery.”
The $30 billion fund …


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Veterans’ Museum Contract Signing Ceremony

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas and City Manager Carlos Villarreal joined Webb County Judge Danny Valdez for the Veterans’ Museum Contract signing ceremony.  All expressed their respect, appreciation and honor to the local veterans who served, as well as their comrades who did not return, with this museum where all will “remember the sacrifice and courage of the true heroes in our community, who have made our freedom and our way of life possible for us all.  It is our honor to give them their place …


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Courtesy Ashley Patterson, 
 Unprecedented legislation to Assess Federal Agencies Four Times a Year, Will Make Reports Available to Congress and the Public
 Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Wednesday an unprecedented government accountability bill authored by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), who championed similar legislation in Texas. The landmark legislation requires unparalleled public reporting from federal agencies four times a year and would make these performance reports available to the public and to Congress. The bipartisan legislation aims to reduce government waste by shining light on how government agencies …


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Letters of Concern from Young Laredoans

Courtesy Maribel Valdez,
What started out as a social studies lesson on municipal government ended up as a letter writing assignment to Mayor Raul Salinas. 
Fourth grade students in Tony Resendez class at J.C. Martin recently learned about communities and their local governing bodies.  The students were particularly interested in communicating the safety and security of a park located near their campus. The park is a popular site with neighborhood children who spend most of their summer days meeting and playing with friends. The students expressed their concerns in a letter to …


[18 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Roberto Treviño, 
With school out for the summer, staying off the streets and keeping out of trouble is a challenging task for any student. Over at Martin High School, the coaching staff is assisting in that challenge by helping develop positive role models through the “Tiger Pride” Strength and Conditioning Workout Camp.
The Tiger Pride Camp is geared for the entire student body of Martin High, Christen Middle, and Memorial Middle Schools. The goal of the camp is to produce positive attitudes in young men and women while promoting a …


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Sheriff’s Deputies Seize Approximately $200,000 Worth of Black Tar Heroin Along with Weapons and Cash

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
              In conjunction with Precinct One Constables and ICE
 Laredo, Texas (Webb County) – On June 15, 2010,  Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies SWAT and K9 Team, along with Precinct one Constables  Team and ICE seized 2.7 Kilos of black tar heroin.  After an ongoing investigation, officers dismantled the contraband at the 4200 block of Valencia Street. The 2.7 kilos of the black tar heroin has an approximate street value of $200,000.    At the scene, Officers recovered three twelve gage shotguns, one assault rifle, assorted ammunition and related drug paraphernalia. In …


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City of Laredo Officials Meet With Nuevo Leon Governor

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas and City Manager Carlos Villarreal, along with Webb County Judge Danny Valdez, Webb County Administrator Leroy Medford and U.S. Customs & Port Director Gene Garza traveled to Anahuac, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a morning session of discussions and presentations with Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina De La Cruz and City of Anahuac Mayor Santos Javier Garza Garcia, all in an effort to increase the trade partnerships between Laredo and Monterrey, as well as Texas and Nuevo Leon.
 “This was a great opportunity …