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Archives for July 2012

City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas Expresses His Condolences Over Passing of Former Mayor of Eagle Pass Chad Foster

(Laredo, Tx)- Former Mayor of Eagle Pass, Chad Foster, passed away after a long battle with cancer.  City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas considered the former statesman not only a personal friend, but also, a true friend to South Texas for his tireless efforts to work on border issues as chair of the Texas Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Specialists and Officers Seize Priceless Egyptian Artifacts

Courtesy Richard Pauza,   Laredo, Texas – Officers and import specialists from the Import Specialist Enforcement Team (ISET) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry, working in close coordination with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), recently seized two priceless Egyptian sarcophagi-type artifacts.    A CBP officer at World Trade Bridge selected a shipment

TAMIU Criminal Justice Program Adds Online Classes, Offers 5-Week Courses

Courtesy Steve Harmon,  Students enrolled in Texas A&M International University’s College of Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice Program will see some changes in the Program this Fall. The changes give graduate students the opportunity to complete their degree sooner and undergraduates a chance to take new classes, including online courses.                 “The Criminal Justice Program

Operation Lone Star Ends

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX- Although there are still some persons being seen at Rio Bravo, the doors have closed at both Zapata and Rio Bravo for the 6th Annual Operation Lone Star (OLS).  Over 1,067 medical exams, screening services and immunizations were given with over 1,000 persons attending and 985 seen for medical care.

Arena Signs Letter of Intent for Hockey

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  LAREDO, Texas—The SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena has announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with Consolidated Sports Holdings USA to bring a North American Hockey League (NAHL) team to play at the arena beginning in 2013.  Consolidated Sports Holdings USA manages professional sports teams, including Central Hockey League (CHL) and

Direct flights from Laredo to Wendover, NV and the Peppermill Resort and Casino

Courtesy  Timothy A. Franciscus-Timm, The Resorts at Wendover offer Charter flights from Laredo International Airport directly to Wendover, Nevada.  There are currently two Charter flights scheduled, September 6, 2012 and October 26, 2012.  The total price for airfare, hotel, and ground transportation on these flights is $219/person.  For more information regarding these charter flights, please

Loop 20-SH 359 Intersection Closure

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, LAREDO, TX- Weather permitting, Ballenger Construction will be closing the intersection at LP 20/SH 359 starting Friday, July 27, 2012 at midnight thru Saturday, July 28, 2012 at  8 a.m. There will be no “thru” traffic movements permitted on NB (northbound) and SB (southbound) LP 20 and EB (eastbound) and WB (westbound) SH

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