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Try these Great Promotions from Laredo South Sushi

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(Laredo, Tx)- Visit our friends at Laredo South Sushi and take advantage of these great offers.    Upgrade any Fresh Roll into a combo, receive $10 off their Chin-gon Platter (feeds 18 people), try a Free Gyosas Appetizer with your entree, or receive a free drink or a free dessert with your order. Stop by today at 2721 Loop 20 (in front of El Rancherito Meat Market on Loop 20) or call them for delivery at 725-5100.  Only one coupon per ticket.  Must present coupon to waitress upon ordering.   …

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TAMIU Awarded Military Friendly School Designation

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Courtesy Steve Harom,
(Laredo, Tx)-  Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been awarded the designation of  “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs, a premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.  
The magazine’s “2012 Military Friendly Schools List” honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students, according to the magazine.  The award was based on a survey of student veterans.  Their feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the …

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Laredo ISD Receives Financial Management Awards

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Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
 For the ninth year in a row, LISD’s Financial Management Department received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under the Financial Integrity Rating System (FIRST), the state’s finance accountability rating system for fiscal year 2009-2010. The rating system measures the quality of a school district’s financial management and reporting.
 This is the ninth year of schools FIRST(Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature …

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UPDATE – US 83 N. Road Work Continues

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Courtesy Raul Leal,
 LAREDO, Tx-Anderson Colombia, Inc. continues mill and inlay pavement work on US 83 North (N) located north of US 83-IH 35 junction through Northern Webb County. Approximate time of duration of remaining work is approximately two weeks. Road work takes place daily 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (RMC 6195-58-001)
 One-way traffic control with alternating lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should SLOW DOWN, prepare to STOP, MERGE to open lane, expect DELAYS, and observe all advanced warning signs, road markings and channelization devices in and …

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CBP Officers at Del Rio Port of Entry Seize 3,020 Rounds of Ammunition

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Courtersy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
DEL RIO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry this weekend seized a cache of 3,020 rounds of ammunition during an outbound examination.
 The seizure occurred on Sept. 10, 2011 during an outbound (southbound) examination at the Del Rio International Bridge . A CBP officer referred a 1997 Ford pickup driven by a 39-year-old female U.S. citizen from Del Rio for a secondary examination.  During an intensive examination of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered …

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Joseph Allen Garcia Murder Trial

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Courtesy Monica Garcia,
(Laredo, Tx)- Opening statements were made shortly before lunch time yesterday in the murder trial of Joseph A. Garcia.  District Attorney Isidro R. Alaniz is the lead prosecutor on the case.    
The first witness for the State yesterday afternoon was a 911 operator and the State has continued to put witnesses on the stand throughout the day, including a man that was hospitalized the night of the shooting due to shrapnel in his left ankle.  Under direct examination by Alaniz, the witness stated to the court, “I …

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CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR SUPPORTS BILL TO IMPROVE CHARTER SCHOOLS

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Courtesy Jose Borjon,
Charter schools provide effective learning model in South Texas
 
Washington D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) supported the passage of a bipartisan bill that reforms and strengthens the charter school program. H.R. 2218, Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act, will reauthorize the federal Charter School Program and works to increase access and accountability to charter schools in South Texas. 
 
“Charter schools continue to provide high-quality and reliable education to many students across the country, especially students in the 28th District of Texas, who benefit greatly …