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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

 Courtesy Steve Harmon,
Heather Herschap, author of a children’s book that focuses on diversity and human kindness,  “My Friends and I,” will lecture at Texas A&M International University Thursday, March 22.

       Herschap’s appearance is part of the “Voices in the Monte Speaker’s Series” hosted by the TAMIU Writing Center.
       She will offer a Reading and Talk on Craft at 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. respectively in the TAMIU Writing Center in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, room 203. 
       There is no admission fee and the public is welcome to attend.
       In addition to her …

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Are You A Poet And Don’t Know It?

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Annual library poetry contest deadline nears
The Laredo Public Library’s 9th Annual Poetry Festival is once again upon us.  Organizers hope to receive haikus, sonnets, poems that rhyme and poems that don’t, all vying for a bevy of prizes in the annual poetry contest. 
 “Poetry is such a beautiful and powerful way of expressing thoughts and emotions, social or political commentaries, or even, just silly and fun observations,” said Maria G. Soliz, Director of the Laredo Public Library.  “That’s one reason why this contest is so valuable; it allows people …

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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Author Lectures at TAMIU Today for ‘Voices in the Monte’ Speakers’ Series

 Courtesy Steve Harmon,
Heather Herschap, author of a children’s book that focuses on diversity and human kindness,  “My Friends and I,” will lecture at Texas A&M International University Thursday, March 22.

       Herschap’s appearance is part of the “Voices in the Monte Speaker’s Series” hosted by the TAMIU Writing Center.
       She will offer a Reading and Talk on Craft at 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. respectively in the TAMIU Writing Center in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, room 203. 
       There is no admission fee and the public is welcome to attend.
       In addition to …

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Second Free Bicycle Repair-and-Ride Event in North Laredo

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Successful event repeats this Saturday by popular demand
 (Laredo, Tx)-  Repeating last weekend’s first-ever Repair-and-Ride Clinic, Ciclo-mania owner, Bernie Chapa and the Laredo Bicycling Association will once again host the clinic this Saturday, March 25 from 3-to-6, at Shiloh Trails, located at the intersection of Shiloh and Livingston.  Cyclists can enjoy the trail ride during that time, or immediately following at 6:30 p.m.
 The event – free to the public – will provide training and free parts to owners of non-functioning bicycles so that they could participate in this and …

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[22 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Hearing in 49th District Court in the Trial of Jose Arredondo

Courtesy Monica Garcia,
(Laredo, Tx)- The Office of District Attorney Isidro R. Alaniz reports that a hearing on the motions took place yesterday morning in the capital murder trial of Jose Arredondo.  Arredondo is charged with the murder and aggravated sexual assault of two year old Katherine Cardenas.
 The majority of the morning was spent discussing the defense’s objection to the introduction of thirty-three autopsy photos by the State. 
 Eddie Pena, counsel for the defendant, argued that ‘the photos of the victim that were taken during the autopsy would, by their very nature, influence jurors …