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Archives for October 2010

New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process

Courtesy Lesley Lopez, New Standard Questionnaires Make Disability Decisions Quicker and More Accurate   WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released three new disability benefits questionnaires for physicians of Veterans applying for VA disability compensation benefits.  This initiative marks the beginning of a major reform

Laredo CBP Officers Seize $12.7 Million in Heroin; Largest Heroin Seizure in the Port’s History

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend seized $12.7 million in heroin, the largest heroin seizure in the history of the port. The seizure occurred on Oct. 24 at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2001 Scania Irizar bus

LISD Construction Project to Cause Road Closure

  Courtesy Xochitl Mora, The utilities contractor, MTZ Construction for the new Laredo I.S.D. Transportation Facility will be closing East Locust Street, between Springfield Avenue and Monterrey Avenue, today Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The work will consist of a water main lowering, and two water connections for the new facility. Below

CBP and U.S. Department of Agriculture Remind Public of Prohibited Agricultural Items that Can Carry Citrus Greening Disease

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO — As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de Los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items that are used in holiday decorations are prohibited from entry to the U.S.

Cuatro Vientos Interchange Groundbreaking Ceremony

Federal, state and local officials came together to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cuatro Vientos Interchange.  Present were (left to right) Alfonso Arguindegui; Mayor Pro Tempore Johnny Rendon; Representative Ryan Guillen; Mayor Raul G. Salinas; Congressman Cuellar; Senator Judith Zaffirini; Albert Quintanilla, P.E., TXDoT Laredo District Engineer; Representative Richard Raymond; Council Member Mike Garza;


Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX – – The City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) wants to protect you and your family against seasonal influenza (FLU) and pneumonia; and is recommending that EVERYONE get vaccinated now! Every year over 36,000 persons die of FLU and FLU complications and last year over 17.000 alone died from H1N1

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