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Archives for December 2013

Laredo Police Warn Against Celebratory Gun Fire on New Year’s Eve

Courtesy Joe Baeza,                     (Laredo, Tx)-As we near the end of the year the Laredo Police Department reminds the community to spread the word amongst friends, family and neighbors to never fire a gun into the air under any circumstances. Fired projectiles (bullets) that are fired into the atmosphere return back to the earth with

UISD Celebrates Youths of the Month for 2013

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-Four U.I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as “Youths of the Month” for December 2013. This month’s ceremony was hosted by St. Augustine High School. The monthly programs recognizes local high school students who excel in academics and participate in extracurricular and community service activities. Teachers and counselors nominate students for the honor.


Courtesy TxDot,  AUSTIN, TX – Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ted Houghton commented today on the departure of Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson:  “Phil has directed a number of significant changes and improvements in operations at TxDOT during his two years as executive director. His leadership, strategic skills, business acumen and ability to

Zaffirini Administrators “Sumo” for Student Success

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-Last Week, Administrators at Zaffirini Elementary School rewarded students for their achievements in the Accelerated Reader (AR) Program by staging a Sumo Challenge spoof.  The AR program challenges students (kindergarten to 5th grade) to read a designated number of books within a specified time frame. Students accrue progress points for each

Dynamic Scheduling’ Gives TAMIU Students More Flexibility for Spring 2014 Courses

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Tx)-This Spring semester 2014 at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), students will be able to tap into a new scheduling system providing greater flexibility and the ability to  compress and shorten some undergraduate and graduate courses .             TAMIU registrar Juan G. García said the new scheduling system, dubbed “Dynamic Scheduling,”


Increasingly crowded highways, aging infrastructure lead to more fatalities, crashes Courtesy TxDot,   AUSTIN, TX— Recognizing a growing traffic safety concern in the state’s energy-production areas, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $150 million contract to Austin-Angel, JV (Austin Bridge & Road and Angel Brothers) for much-needed road work resulting from the state’s oil and

TxDOT LDEAC Donates to the South Texas Food Bank

Courtesy Raul Leal, Members of the Texas Department of Transportation Laredo District Employees Activity Committee presented a monetary donation in the amount of $955 to the South Texas Food Bank. Funds gifted to the food bank came from employees of eight Laredo District counties and activities year round that generated money for a charitable organization.

PHOTO RECAP: City of Laredo Hosts LULAC #12, Sra. Internacional Announced

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (Laredo, Tx)-City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas, Dist. III Cm. Alex Perez, Jr., Dist. VII Cm. Jorge Vera and City Manager Carlos Villarreal  welcomed U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Texas State Representative Richard Raymond, Lic. Eduardo Garza and members of LULAC Council #12 as they were on hand to announce the Sr.

United High School students rally to celebrate the Frito-Lay “Score for Your School” victory!

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,  The students of United High School gathered in their gymnasium and cheered on their special guests from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay.  The directors were on hand to announce United High School as  the 1st place winners of the “Score For Your School” award and present them with a $10,000 check.    The PepsiCo Frito-Lay’s Fall 2013 “Score For Your School

Mayor Salinas and Mike Marasco visit Elderly Citizens

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas, McDonald’s owner Mike Marasco and Brodita of Z-93 and Dave Gonzalez of Big Buck Country, visited the residents of the Senior Citizens’ Home, located at 602 Jarvis, to deliver gifts collected during their stint on the McDonald’s rooftop last week.  Gifts included gift cards and

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