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[11 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
City of Laredo, TxDOT and Border Media Invite South Laredo To “No Batelle” With Zapata Highway, Encourage Use of New Cuatro Vientos Roadway

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Publicity event set for this weekend to drive traffic to roadway in anticipation of start of new school year
 (Laredo, TX)  The recently inaugurated Cuatro Vientos Loop 20 Extension – officially opened on July 18 – still has its “new road smell,” because drivers have yet to break in the roadway. That’s why City of Laredo leaders, along with Texas Department of Transportation officials, have partnered with Border Media to create a marketing campaign that touts the benefits of using the new road versus the congested Zapata Highway entitled …

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Private Work Causes Street Closure

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 On Friday August 12, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ACS Construction will close the 1000 block of Cortez Street, between Hendricks and McClellend Avenue to put in a domestic water tap line at 1015 Cortez.
 For more information, contact Sergio Aguero (956) 251-5903 of ACS Construction or the City of Laredo Building Development Services office at (956) 794-1625.

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LISD Hosts S.M.A.R.T. Conference

Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
The Laredo Independent School District will be hosting a SMART (Successful Meaningful and Relevant Teaching) Conference on Monday August 15, 2011 for all elementary teachers and staff and Tuesday, August 16, 2011 for all secondary teachers and staff at Martin High School from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration will be from 7:15 am to 8:15am. in the school cafeteria.
 The conference will feature sessions such as: ABC’s of Teaching Reading, Raising the Bar: Integrating Level 2 and 3 Questions during Reading Instruction, Making your Classroom Interactive! and Interpreting …

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LPD Narcotics Division Bust Local Drug House

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
 On August 9th, members of the Laredo Police Department’s Narcotics Unit received information that bundles of marijuana were being stored at a residence at the 5000 block of Moncayo.  Surveillance was immediately set up on this residence.  On the second day of surveillance at approximately 10:00 am., a white Cadillac Escalade truck was observed arriving at said location.  The driver exited the vehicle and met with a male subject from inside the residence later identified as Jose Guadalupe Juarez.
 LPD Narcotics Officers approached the residence and obtained a written …

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Alternating Lane Closures on Loop 20

REMINDER – Alternating Lane Closures on Loop 20
 Courtesy Raul Leal,
LAREDO, Tx-  Alternating lane closures are in effect for portions of north- and southbound Loop 20 between Grand Central Blvd. and US 59 (Saunders Ave.) due to on-going pavement overlay work by Anderson Columbia, Inc. construction crews. Work began Saturday, August 6, 2011 and will continue 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until the start of school on August 22, 2011. Thereafter, work will continue from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until the project is completed (CSJ: 0086-14-049)
 Motorists should SLOW …

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Weekend ONLY Special to Houston, $139 Round-Trip

Courtesy Timothy Franciscus-Timm,
$139 Round-Trip plus taxes and fees
 This weekend ONLY, travelers can fly from LRD to Houston on Continental Airlines for only $154 plus taxes and fees.  Passengers must depart Saturday August 13, 2011.  The return flight must be on either Monday, August 15, 2011  or Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  Availability is limited…
 These special fares are only available through:
 Cheapair.com
Travelocity.com
Orbitz.com
 Allegiant Air is also increasing the amount of flights for the Deiz y Seis de Septiembre holiday.  Allegiant will be offering two (2) arrivals and departures from to Vegas on September 15, …