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[19 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Girl Scouts to sponsor “Power of the Purse” Event Today

Courtesy Veronica Castillon,
(Laredo, Tx)-More than 25 beautiful purses will be auctioned during an event to benefit the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas on Thursday, April 19. at La Posada Hotel’s San Agustin Ballroom.  “The Power of the Purse” event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.
Corporate sponsor for the event is International Bank of Commerce.  Among the local businesses donating purses and gifts for the event are La Posada, Joe Brand, Moore’s Jewelry, Dillard’s, Studio 55, Crisda Collections, Stein Mart, Executive Office Supply, Carmin’s Flower Shop, D’Mademoiselle, La Mode, …


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City of Laredo to Help Celebrate Grand Opening of New Offices for City’s Delinquent Tax Attorney

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 (Laredo, TX )  The City of Laredo will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the new offices for the City’s delinquent tax attorney, Flores & Saucedo, PLLC, as they officially move into their new offices, located at 5517 McPherson, Suite 14 on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 10 AM.  The firm will have an official ribbon-cutting ceremony that day, with City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas in attendance, as well as various other City of Laredo officials. 
 In June of 2011, Flores & Saucedo, PLLC …


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The City of Laredo Health Department Celebrates National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 23-28, 2012

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Laredo, TX—From April 21-28, 2012, the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD), in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA).  NIIW-VWA is an annual initiative by the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC), US Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and as well local and state health departments along the US/Mexico Border.  This year Joint US/Mexico activities are being conducted with …


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CBP Officers at World Trade Bridge Seize Over Two Tons of Marijuana in Truck Carrying Auto Parts

Courtesy Richard Pauza,
 LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Monday seized more than two tons of alleged marijuana hidden in a commercial truck.   The seizure occurred on April 16, 2011 during an examination conducted at the World Trade Bridge import lot. A CBP officer referred a 1995 Volvo tractor hauling a commercial shipment of auto parts for a secondary examination. CBP officers performed an intensive examination and discovered 189 bundles commingled with the shipment containing a total of 4,161 pounds …