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GLASS BOARD OF TEXAS, INITIATES OPERATIONS IN LAREDO

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
(Laredo, Tx)-Glass Boards of Texas, opens its doors in Laredo, increasing the number of companies in Laredo and offering new job opportunities to our city. The company, Glass Boards Of Texas, a Mexican manufacturer of a new generation of blackboards mainly services schools and universities and is opening its headquarters in Laredo.
Glass Boards, is one of the nearly 300 companies that underwent during the last months technical training through the “Business Without Borders” conference for international businesses in Laredo and were invited to open its industrial branches in …

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High-Achieving Students Awarded Mr. South Texas Scholarships by Senator Judith Zaffirini

Courtesy Will Krueger,
 (LAREDO) – Eleven students from Laredo high schools, Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University were honored with $1,000 scholarships by the Mr. South Texas Foundation (MSTF) on Wednesday (June 15).
 ”These outstanding students are the future leaders of our region, and I am delighted to recognize them,” said Senator Judith Zaffirini, MSTF president. “They have not only excelled in academics and extracurricular activities, but also demonstrated commitment to community service and dedication to family.”
 When the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association honored her as Mr. South Texas in 1999, …

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Texas A&M International University Dusty Orientation Camp

Courtesy Steve Harmon,         
The Fall semester at TAMIU is just around the corner and new students and first-time freshmen will participate in the summer’s first New Student Orientation, Dusty Camp, scheduled Thursday and Friday, June 16-17.
         The Dusty Camp experience focuses on giving students information that sets the stage for atimely and purposeful transition to University life. The required overnight program for all first-time entering TAMIU freshmen is designed to give them the necessary tools to be successful as they begin their TAMIU studies.
         The experience is also available as an option to TAMIU parents with …

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Justices To Hold Court In Laredo

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,
 Webb County will host the Honorable Justices from the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals as they convene panels Thursday and hear cases in Commissioners Court at the Webb County Courthouse located at 1000 Houston.  The first panel will convene at 8:30 a.m.
On hand for the cases will be Chief Justice Catherine Stone, Justice Karen Angelini, Justice Sandee Bryan Marion, Justice Phylis J. Speedlin, Justice Rebecca Simmons, Justice Steven C. Hilbig and Justice Marialyn Barnard.  Keith E. Hottle, Clerk of the Court will also participate in the court.
The justices …

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Rep. Guillen Announces $81,127 For Webb County Juvenile Defender Program

Courtesy Ryan Guillen,
 Grant will assist in providing more local services related to juvenile defenseAUSTIN — State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Webb County) announced today that Webb County will receive $81,127 in grant funds from the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense (TFID) to continue its efforts to offer quality, defense services to indigent juveniles facing charges.
 Webb County applied for and received a discretionary grant to establish a Juvenile Defender Program in fiscal year 2009. The TFID voted today to provide the county with its final year of funding for the four-year program. …