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Citizen-Led Committee Unveils MY 35 Plan

Courtesy TxDot,
AUSTIN – Today marks another milestone in planning the I-35 corridor in Texas . Citizens spoke and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) listened. A comprehensive mobility plan, known as MY 35, was presented to the Texas Transportation Commission and TxDOT Thursday to guide future I-35 corridor development. The I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee and four segment committees were responsible for the plan’s creation, which includes near, mid-range and long-range initiatives.
The Texas Transportation Commission created the I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee and the four segment committees in 2008 in response to …


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Road Work by Bridge No. 2 (100 San Dario) – Traffic Impact

Courtesy Eloy Vega,
 LAREDO, Tx – Traffic by Bridge No. 2 at the 100 block of San Dario will be interrupted on the following dates. The City of Laredo Public Works Department will be performing this work:
 January 29-30, 2011
Location:  100 – 300 block of San Bernardo at the Bridge No. 2 approach heading south.
Description: City of Laredo Public Works crews will be performing resurfacing work.
Duration: 4:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M on both days.
Traffic Impact: One-way traffic control. Please prepare to stop and expect delays. Use caution. To minimize delays, motorists are asked to …


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 Austin, TX—Another day of pounding the pavement and the terrazzo floors of the Capitol yields receptive feedback for the Laredo delegation as they met on a variety of issues. Joining the promotional effort today was the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association and a group consisting of George and Martha Washington, Princess Pocahontas and her Chief, and the Abrazo children among others. 
 Members of the legislature were invited to attend the 21-day celebration that officially got underway with this past week. 
 First on the meeting agenda was State Representative Veronica Gonzales, Representative …


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Courtesy Rebecca Alvarez,
Laredo, TX – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is increasing in the United States. As we continue to see an increase in flu cases locally, the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) wants to encourage the public to take advantage of a simple and safe way to help protect your health. To make flu prevention easier, CLHD will be hosting a Saturday Flu Mist and Shot Clinic.
The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine for adults is $20.00. Vaccines and Flu Mist …


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Senator Judith Zaffirini Promotes 114th Washington’s Birthday Celebration

Courtesy Will Krueger,
(AUSTIN) – On Tuesday January 25th Senator Judith Zaffirini welcomed representatives from the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) and the Laredo community to the Texas Capitol.
“I am delighted to welcome the delegation from the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association to Austin,” Senator Zaffirini said. “What’s more, I join the delegation in inviting my Senate colleagues and all Texans to attend Laredo’s cherished annual patriotic celebration.”
For 114 years, The Washington’s Birthday Celebration has delighted Laredoans and visitors alike with a grand display of patriotism that includes parades, fireworks extravaganzas, galas and an …