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Archives for January 2013

“El Moscas” y Los Pesticidas Teaches Important Lesson About Pesticide Hazards

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,   (Laredo, Tx)-According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are over 3 million migrant and seasonal farm workers in the United States .  And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is these individuals who are most likely to suffer from a chemically-related illness more so than any other occupational group.   

City of Laredo Continues to Offer Emergency Pet Spay and Neuter Services to Encourage Adoption

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX –Spay and neuter (SN) services were provided to over 300 pets as well as vaccinated and registered during the Emergency SN Clinics during the month of November and December.  The City of Laredo officials and pet stakeholder groups will sponsor an additional Spay and Neuter service on Saturday February 2,

City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas’ Reaction to President Obama’s Immigration Reform Speech

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  Laredo, TX  – “I want to thank President Obama for his continued leadership in seeking to deliver immigration reform this year, an issue that affects all Americans, not just the 11 million citizens who will be able to come out of the shadows and become fully engaged in a productive American life.

Homeland Security Grants Crucial In Securing Border

Courtesy Brenda Medina, Austin, TX—  Laredo police officers are securing the border; that was the message that the Laredo delegation carried to the capitol  in a very focused meeting with the Texas Department of Public Safety and state elected officials. Throughout the past couple of years the Laredo Police Department has taken a number of different

UISD Hosts Winter Graduation Ceremony for Students

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Tx)-A total of 19 students from the United Independent School District received their high school diploma during a Winter Graduation Ceremony held at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex Auditorium on January 16, 2013.  Each student was congratulated by the UISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, and their respective

Mayor Salinas Statement on Senate Republicans Blueprint for Immigration Reform

 Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  Laredo, TX  – “In my role as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Immigration Task Force and as the Mayor of Laredo, I have pushed for a permanent, legislative solution to our ineffective and unjust immigration system.  With recent events in Washington and President Obama’s planned comments tomorrow, it appears

UISD Musicians Prove that “Practice Makes Perfect!”

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Tx)- The United Independent School District Fine Arts Department is proud to announce that four students from Alexander High School and three students from United High School have qualified for the U.I.L. State Music Competition.  The students had to try out at the highly competitive Area Auditions that were held recently in

Eagle Ford Shale Plays Key Role In Austin Legislative Discussions

 Courtesy Brenda Medina,  Healthcare and Transportation highlighted as key issues on Day 1 Austin, Texas– Laredo Delegation kicked off the beginning of the 2013 Legislative trip with dinner alongside State Legislators, Senator Judith Zaffirini and Representative Richard Pena Raymond. Both hometown state-elected officials expressed interest in learning more about the highlights of Laredo and the

TxDOT CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM

Courtesy Raul Leal, For Civil Engineering, Accounting/Finance, Communications and GIS/Planning college majors (Laredo, Tx)- The Texas Department of Transportation has expanded the Conditional Grant Program this plan year. In addition to considering civil engineering, TxDOT will also accept majors in IT, Accounting/Finance, Communications, and GIS/Planning for this plan year.   Applicants must still meet the income eligibility

City of Laredo Public Works Crews Resurfacing Work to Affect Central Laredo Traffic

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (Laredo, Tx)- Starting on Monday, January 28, 2013, weather permitting, City of Laredo Public Works crews will begin milling Malinche and Urbahn between Plum and Lyon, closing this lane from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Resurfacing and repaving work will continue on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 beginning at 7:00 a.m. and will continue

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