Courtesy Joe Baeza, The Laredo Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for three of their newest officers. Jesus Gabriel Lugo Jr., age 27, Marco Antonio Samaniego, age 26, and Ramiro Villarreal, age 25 were sworn in by City Secretary Gustavo Guevara at the Laredo Police Department in a small but special ceremony. These
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Courtesy U.S. Customs & Border Protection, EAGLE PASS, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry on Thursday seized 111 pounds of alleged marijuana during a routine vehicle inspection. The seizure occurred on Feb. 24 at the Camino Real Bridge . A CBP officer referred a 1993
Courtesy Joe Baeza, Seven unlucky men were arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer in exchange for money. The sting took place late last night on the city’s west side (San Bernardo area) in order to attempt to clean the streets of prostitution. The LPD Narcotics and Vice squad set up a sting
Couresy Lesley Lopez, Warden George Head of the Rio Grande Detention Center , in Laredo , receives a certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congressman Cuellar, to thank the warden for his community service efforts, such as turkey donations during Thanksgiving season to Bethany House and toy donations to local Head Start schools.
Courtesy Monica Garcia, Rene Garza was arrested for writing a hot check a warrant for his arrest was issued for his failure to make good on the check, which he issued to Beaver Source Lumber Company in the amount of $1,509.77. He was arrested thursday morning by investigators for the District Attorney’s Office.
Courtesy Larry Sanchez, Some good news for the Webb County Community Action Agency as word came that some funds that were frozen will soon be released. “This is the first step in getting the CAA back on track to provide the much needed services for Webb County residents,” said Judge Danny Valdez. “It gives us
Courtesy Lesley Lopez, Ensures 22 police officers with the Laredo Police Dept. remain on the patrol WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced he voted to prevent 22 police officers with the Laredo Police Department from losing their jobs by supporting an amendment to H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Resolution Act of 2011. The
Courtesy U.S. Customs & Border Protection, (SOUTH TEXAS) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural violations during fiscal year 2010. Fiscal Year 2010 began October 1, 2009 and ended
By: Mimi Valdez- Rodriguez (Laredo, Tx)-Daunted by the alarming fact that one out of every three homeless people are under the age of 18, Martin High School senior student Fernando Medina started Aéropostale “Teens for Jeans” at his campus empowering his classmates to help take action against youth homelessness by collecting close to 1,000 denim
Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, Tx -The following street-lane closures are in effect for US 83 (Guadalupe-Chihuahua Sts.) between Monterrey Ave. and Cedar Ave. in Laredo/Webb County: •NEW Sanders Avenue, between Rosario and Chihuahua , will be closed February 23, 2011 for approximately one week. •Marcella Avenue, between Guadalupe and Chihuahua , will be closed beginning