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National School Bus Safety Week Parade and Proclamation

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Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
 The Laredo Independent School District’s Transportation Department will be celebrating this year’s National School Bus Safety Week scheduled October 17- 21 with several events.
 The celebration will kick-off on Tuesday, October 18, with a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Field and ending at the LISD Student Activity Center (SAC). Immediately following the parade, a proclamation ceremony honoring all bus drivers will be held at the SAC.
 National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus …


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TxDOT launches new web application to streamline crash data reporting

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Courtesy TxDot,
AUSTIN—Crash records are now easier to transfer with the recent launch of a new, secure web-based application that allows law enforcement agencies to send reports to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) electronically.
 TxDOT implemented the Crash Reporting and Analysis for Safer Highways (CRASH) internet application earlier this month to speed up the transfer of motor vehicle crash data from law enforcement agencies to the Crash Records Information System (CRIS), an automated database used to compile and track crash data statewide.
 TxDOT received its first electronic crash report …


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Free flu vaccines offered for LISD kids

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Courtesy Roberto Treviño,
(Laredo, Tx)- Because healthy kids are better learners, the Laredo Independent School District will be offering free flu vaccines for LISD students.
 Now through November 15th, free flu vaccine clinics are scheduled for eligible students at all LISD campuses.
 Elementary school students have their flu vaccines clinics scheduled at their schools from October 19 through November 4. Parents/guardians must accompany their children.
 Middle and high school students are scheduled for flu vaccines from November 8, through November 15. Students must submit signed parent pre-consent forms with their school nurses. …


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Jury Selection in the 406th District Court

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Courtesy Monica Garcia,
(Laredo, Tx)-Jury Selection in the 406th District Court took place today in the The State of Texas v. Fernando Guadalupe Salas case.  Salas is charged with the following:
1 Count of Aggravated Sexual Assault
1 Count of Sexual Assault
6 Counts of Indecency with a Child by Contact
 The defendant is accused of having violated a female relative.  The criminal conduct allegedly began when the female was in third grade and continued well into her teen years. 
Jury selection began today with Ramon A. Villafranca, Jr., the Chief Prosecutor for the …


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SOTX, Community Leader Award

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Courtesy Aurora Ramos,
 Webb County, TX- Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has selected Judge Danny Valdez as its 2011 Outstanding Service from a Community Leader award winner.
 Judge Valdez is very involved with many community activities and goes the extra mile to help the youth of our community. Judge Valdez chairs his Annual Fishing Derby for which he has received state wide recognition for the past 17 years for physically challenged students. He also started the Special Student of the Month Program that recognizes physically challenged students from area high …