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[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Cuellar helps pass Rural Energy Savings Program Bill

Courtesy Lesley Lopez,
More Clean Energy Jobs, Lower Energy Bills, Stronger Manufacturing
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Henry Cuellar, TX-28, today helped  pass H.R. 4785, the 2010 Rural Energy Savings Program Bill, which provides loans to the 1.6 million American families and farmers in rural communities to renovate their homes or farms to become more energy-efficient, creating American manufacturing and installation jobs, while lowering energy bills for American families.
The Congressman’s amendment, which requires that the USDA provide their outreach expertise to the entities providing loans to areas of high unemployment, was also passed.
This …


[16 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Webb County Sheriff’s Office Deploys High Definition Surveillance System

Courtesy Maru De La Paz,
 Laredo, Texas (Webb County) – Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar recently installed and activated a high-definition network of audio and video monitoring at the Webb County Jail.  This much needed system, will lead to more efficient response times, assist in investigation, improve inmate accountability, help detect narcotics and better protect our officers as well as our inmates. A total of 96 digital day-night infrared, color cameras have been installed  at the jail. The system is expandable for additional cameras.
 “The most important thing at our jail is …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 After a day and a half of reduced bus service thanks to a broken pump at the CNG fueling station, El Metro is slowing putting more buses back into rotation today as the repair to one pump has been completed.
Riders will see the full fleet of 32 El Metro buses back in service by tomorrow, Thursday, September 16, 2010, starting at 7:00 a.m.
 El Metro is still working to repair the one remaining pump at the CNG fueling station.
 For more information about El Metro routes, please call Customer Service …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
  The downtown intersection of Flores Avenue and Hidalgo Street will be re-opened this Friday, September 17, 2010, at 7:00 a.m., in order to restore westbound traffic. The block immediately south of the intersection, Flores Avenue between Hidalgo Street and Lincoln Street, will remain closed until late September as the contractor, MDA Inc, from Houston, TX, continues to repave the street with concrete, now that underground work for water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage improvements has been completed.
 For more information, contact the City of Laredo Engineering Department at 791-7346.


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Mayor, council members, city administrators in Washington, D.C.
 (Laredo, TX – Sept 15, 2010)  City of Laredo officials are in Washington, D.C. today, continuing to advocate for federal funding necessary to augment local resources on a variety of fronts. A focus point for the Laredo delegation will be regarding the U.S. Justice Department’s COPS program funding.  The Community Oriented Policing Services philosophy supports proactive and crime deterrent methods of policing and having officers assigned to regular beats.  
Most recently, the funding has helped the Laredo Police Department hire more uniformed …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,

“Operation Clean-Up” hits District I

Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up on FRIDAY, Sept 17, 2010 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District I educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes.
The campaign will encompass the following southeastern neighborhood:  South Milmo Avenue to South New York Avenue, between Pine Street and San Luis Street, to include South Texas, South Louisiana and South Arkansas Avenues and Chestnut and Vicente Streets .  Inspectors from Community Development (Code Enforcement division), Police (Ordinance division), Health (Animal …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
The Ubaldo family home was reconstructed through the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation program and other CDBG funds previously earmarked for other projects. The previous structure was damaged beyond repair due to a fire. After the damaged structure was demolished, a new home was constructed on the owner’s lot. This new house is 1,164 square feet in size. The house consists of three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, combined living and dining area, and one laundry room. The house also includes central air‐conditioning and heating. The total construction project cost …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rules for Posting Campaign Signs

Courtesy Raul Leal,
During campaign season, the landscape blooms with a special kind of flower – the political sign. Unlike wild flowers that are welcome anywhere, putting campaign signs on public lands is illegal. So before you plant that sign, learn the law and keep Texas beautiful.
You Need To Know:
●    It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
●    Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on …


[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Proactive Patrol Officer catches Burglar in the Act

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
  On Wednesday September 15th 2010 at approximately 01:30 a.m., while on patrol by the 3500 N Jarvis, An Laredo Police Officer noticed what appeared to be a human shadow inside a parked van (1996 Plymouth Voyager Van with Texas plates). The officer turned off his patrol unit lights, to avoid detection by the subject inside the vehicle. The officer parked on the corner and made his way to investigate the subject. As the officer was approaching the vehicle, he could see that it was a male subject …