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Mexican Authorities turn over a Wanted Fugitive to US Law Enforcement

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
At approximately 1p.m. Mexican authorities turned over Wenceslao Tovar Jr. to U.S. Marshal’s custody.  He is being held in Federal custody on outstanding federal charges. He was transported to the Laredo Police Department for processing. He is also pending the outstanding warrants from a 2005 case which include charges of Murder, Aggravated kidnapping, and Engaging in organized criminal activity.  Mexican Military located Tovar somewhere in the country of Mexico and then transported him to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico for extradition to the United States.

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CBP Launches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Courtesy Richard Pauza,
“Don’t Be Fooled” to Complement Central America/Mexico Campaign
 WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched two public service announcements as part of the “Don’t Be Fooled” campaign—a public awareness campaign designed to educate citizens and encourage public vigilance to combat human trafficking within local communities, and invite others to join the fight against this form of modern-day slavery.   The two public service announcements entitled “Masquerade” and “Bird Cage,” will begin airing July 25 in three key media markets: Florida , Georgia , North Carolina , and …

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CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR’S CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BALANCE BUDGET GAINS ENDORSEMENT BY CONSERVATIVE BLUE DOG COALITION

Courtesy Jose Borjon,
 
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (TX-28) balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been endorsed by the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. It would require the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress every fiscal year, along with other measures to enhance fiscal responsibility. The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed Congressman Cuellar’s amendment as the right measure to reduce the national deficit, while protecting vital programs.
 
This amendment requires Congress to produce a balanced budget every fiscal year and requires the President to submit a balanced …

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Travel Deals to Baltimore, MD and Kansas City, MO

Courtesy Timothy Franciscus Timm,
There is currently a special fare of $386 (plus tax) from LRD To Baltimore, MD via American Airlines.  Travel must take place between August 23, 2011 and December 14, 2011.  You must fly Monday-Thursday, or Saturday and there are blackout dates during holidays.  Reservations must be purchased at least 21 days in advance and availability is limited
 There is also currently a special fare of $324 (plus tax) from LRD To Kansas City, MO via American Airlines.  Travel must take place between August 23, 2011 and December 14, …

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REP. RAYMOND JOINS GOVERNOR PERRY FOR BILL SIGNING

Courtesy David Leo,
 AUSTIN, Tx– Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) joined Governor Rick Perry as he signed a bill that requires state agencies, boards and commissions to use respectful language when referring to individuals with intellectual disabilities. 
 As chairman of the House Human Services Committee, which has authority over issues that affect Texans with disabilities, Chairman Raymond was the joint author of the bill along with Rep. Vicki Truitt (R-Keller).
 It will no longer be lawful for individuals with an intellectual disability to be referred to as retarded; mentally disabled or mentally ill; …

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LPD Narcotics Seizes 40 lbs of Marijuana

 Courtesy Joe Baeza,
On Tuesday July 19th, at approximately 1:56 p.m. Laredo Police Narcotics/Vice Unit assisted the Laredo Police Patrol Division, conducted a search by consent by the 3000 block of Wooster.  A total of 40 pounds of marijuana were seized and subjects Roberto Diaz Mena and Raul Diaz Mena , of Laredo Texas were arrested for Possession of Marijuana F/3. The seizure came after a multi-day surveillance of the home in where possible narcotics activity was noticed.