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[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mayor Speaks to Students of Centeno Elementary “Remembering 9/11”

 Courtesy Eloy Vega,
Laredo, TX: Mayor Raul G. Salinas recently visited Rodolfo Centeno Elementary to talk  to 5th grade students about the events that occurred on September 11th, 2001. The Mayor was in attendance at the invitation of Analine L. Johnson, School Librarian at Centeno Elementary, as part of a project that she, her staff and students are working on called “Remembering 9/11: Telling your story”. The project involves members of the community sharing their perspectives and experiences of the event.
 “It was an honor to participate and share a message of …

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[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
JOINT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE, EXCELLENCE AND TRANSPARENCY ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR FIRST HEARING

Courtesy Will Krueger,
AUSTIN, Tx- Today the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency announced the agenda for its first public hearing, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Room E1.036 of the Texas Capitol.
Co-Chaired by Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and Representative Dan Branch, R-Dallas, the committee will hear invited testimony from Texas higher education leaders and national experts regarding institutional governance and excellence.
“These witnesses are leaders in enhancing institutional governance while prioritizing accountability, efficiency and transparency,” Senator Zaffirini said. “I am confident …

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[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Sunday IH 35 NB Lane Closure between Calton & Mann Rd.

Courtesy Raul Leal,
   LAREDO, Tx-  Today  Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., Star Operations will close the right inside lane of IH 35 northbound (NB) between Calton Rd. and Mann Rd. to facilitate repairs to the high mast illumination foundation caused by an accident at Mann Rd. exit ramp. Please be advised tha t the Calton Rd. entrance ramp and Mann Rd. exit ramp will remain closed during this repair work.
Motorists are urged to SLOW DOWN, MERGE TO OPEN LANE(S) and DRIVE WITH EXTREME CAUTION while keeping a watchful eye …

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[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Teaching Families how to Properly Secure Children in Car Seats Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Events Kick Off in Laredo

 Courtesy Raul Leal,
LAREDO, Tx - The Texas Department of Transportation, along with partner organizations, will be out in full force the week of September 18-24 to help Texas families learn to secure their children in the appropriate child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts.
·         Free safety seat check-ups are being held throughout Texas , offering parents and caregivers a chance to learn about the proper safety seat for their child and the correct way to install it.
·         SafeKids certified technicians will be available on “National Seat Check Saturday,â€� (September 24, …