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[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Webb County Jail Kitchen Facilities Pass Inspection

Courtesy Maru De La Paz,
 Laredo, Texas (Webb County) – The Webb County Jail’s kitchen facilities passed a recent inspection by the city of Laredo with flying colors.  On March 23, 2011, the city of Laredo Health Department conducted a routine kitchen inspection report at the Webb County Jail.   In that inspection, the Webb County Jail and its kitchen facilities received a perfect score of 100. 
 Of twenty-nine (29) food establishment requirements—including food temperature/time requirements, personnel handling/source requirements, facility and equipment requirements—the Webb County Sheriff’s Office kitchen facilities were found to …


[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Salinas to Testify in Austin in Support of Legislation to Help Laredo

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas will testify today in Austin in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety in support of House Bill 48, authored by Aaron Peña.
 House Bill 48 relates “to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to investigate the feasibility of and cooperate in the establishment of southbound checkpoints along the international border of this state.”
 “This is an important bill because if we can stop the guns, money, or stolen vehicles here in Laredo before they …


[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
US 59 One-Way Traffic Control at Webb-Duval Co. Line

Courtesy Raul Leal,
 LAREDO – Weather permitting on April 5, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bick’s Construction will implement one-way traffic control on US 59 between the Webb-Duval County line to 5 miles west of the county line for planing, overlay and pavement marking work.
 NOTE – One-way traffic control means only one lane open in each direction at any one time for alternating passage through work zone. The traveling public should be prepared to STOP and
EXPECT 5-10 minute DELAYS. Please observe all advanced warning signs, road markings and channelization …


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Laredo’s Pan American Round Table (PART) Donates Club Archives to TAMIU Special Collections

Courtesy Steve Harmon,
As part of its 90th Anniversary Gala, Laredo’s Table is now bequeathing an impressive archive of historic scrapbooks that traces its storied history to the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Special Collections and Archives. The collection is a wonderful intermingling of social activism, global awareness, and women’s history. The archive includes a wide variety of materials including photos, newspaper clippings, official correspondence and chapter records; bearing witness to local efforts to foster mutual understanding, knowledge, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. The activities of the …


[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy Raul Leal,
 LAREDO – For many motorists, the first word that comes to mind when a highway construction work zone is ahead is “delay,” when the word that should come to mind is “caution.” Work zones can be hazardous places for motorists as well as construction crews working to improve Texas highways. That’s way every year the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) joins national, state and local agencies in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 4-8, 2011.
 Locally, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Laredo District will host a …