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TxDOT Click It or Ticket (CIOT) Seat Belt Enforcement

(LAREDO , TX)-  TxDOT  launched its annual Click it or Ticket campaign at Laredo Energy Arena on Friday May 25th.  Agency officials joined federal transportation safety representatives, state and local law enforcement officers to remind motorists of the importance of wearing seat belts. Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be secured by a seat belt.
While seat belt use in Texas is up over the last decade, seat belt use among pickup truck drivers and passengers continues to lag. In 2011, only 80.3 percent of pickup truck passengers used …


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TxDOT ‘getting out ahead’ of Panama Canal expansion

Courtesy TxDot,
AUSTIN, TX – With the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, Texas is in a unique position and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will play a defining role in ensuring Texas is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity.
To prepare for the expansion, TxDOT is creating a Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group comprised of a …


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Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
 All City of Laredo administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. Protective and emergency services will be operational.
 No garbage pick-up will be available that day, but the City Landfill will be open on Monday, May 28, 2012. Trash and branch pick-up schedule will resume the next day on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 on regularly scheduled routes. 
 In observance of Memorial Day, the Laredo Public Library will be closed Monday.  The Bruni Plaza Branch will be closed Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, …


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Memorial Day Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,
 In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2012. 
The holiday closure includes the Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office. 
The Webb County Sheriff’s administrative offices will also be closed but all other services will continue on their regular schedule.
Webb County Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Webb County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Webb County Courthouse located at 1000 Houston Street.


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District VII Council Member Jorge Vera to Host Town Hall Meeting

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Meeting will focus on issues of concern for district issues, neighborhood concerns
 Keeping his constituents informed about ongoing projects that affect his district is very important for City of Laredo District VII Council Member Jorge Vera.  For this reason, Cm. Vera will hold a town hall meeting to discuss neighborhood issues brought up by residents, district-wide.  This meeting will also provide an ideal opportunity to welcome new members of the district into the family and encourage open dialogue.  The meeting will be held at on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, …