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Archives for February 2014

United High School Welcomes L.C.C. /UTSAMobile Center

Courtesy Alex Meyer,   On February 25, United High School recently welcomed the new L.C.C./UTSA student mobile center to their campus. The unit is equipped with several computer stations that facilitate the completion of applications for college admissions, financial aid, grants and scholarships. The mobile center also scheduled stops at UISD’s Alexander High School, L.B.J. High

Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

 Courtesy Xochitl Mora, “Operation Clean-Up” hits District II Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up on FRIDAY, February 28, 2014 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District II educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes. The campaign will encompass the following southeast neighborhood: from Pine to Zacatecas Street,

NEA and TSTA Present Read Across America Cat-a-Van Tour

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,   (Laredo, Tx)-    The Read Across America Cat-a-Van tour made its first national stop at United ISD’s Muller Elementary on February 25th. The tour is the result of a joint effort between the National Education Association (N.E.A.) Texas State Teachers Association (TS.T.A.), and national sponsor Renaissance Dental. The mission of the tour is to

Salinas Elementary Cheerleaders American Cheer Power Southern National Champions Elementary Division

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,  (Laredo, Tx)-The Salinas Eagles cheerleaders competed against local and out of town schools at the Cheer Power Southern Nationals on Feb. 7 and 8 in San Antonio, Texas. The team effort paid off for the Eagles when they emerged as Cheer Power Grand Champions. Each team member was awarded a Grand Champion

Photo Recap: WBCA Grand Parade

(Laredo, Tx)- Local Schools and businesses participated this past saturday in the WBCA Grand Parade.  Crowds gathered early to find a good spot to view the annual event which had over 170 entries this year.                            

UISD’s February’s Youths of the Month

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-Four students (one from each U.I.S.D. high school) earned the distinction of being named Youth of the Month for February 2014. 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. This month’s

City of Laredo To Pay Citizens for Tire Round-Up

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Initiative hosted by City of Laredo departments, intended to cut down on vector-borne diseases  (Laredo, TX ) West Nile.  Dengue.   Unsightly brown field dumping sites. Overpowering odors.  Sometimes even, degradation of the river’s water quality.   These are just a few of the potential health hazards that the city of Laredo faces when

Laredo Public Library to Present Writers On the Stage

  Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Workshops open to anyone interesting in writing, performing in own plays (Laredo, Tx)-  The Laredo Public Library will be offering a new, original and creative theatre alternative to writers and actors interested in writing and performing their own plays.  The Writers on the Stage Project is a non-traditional, interactive drama concept


Courtesy Miriam Menchaca,  LAREDO, TX – The Laredo Chamber of Commerce hosted Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to a roundtable discussion over lunch on Tuesday, February 18.   Mayorkas was in town to join in the announcement of the recent approval of $62 M for infrastructure development at Laredo’s downtown bridges.  Also joining


Courtesy Mark Schuster,                                   Schedule Includes Ten Post-Game Fireworks Nights  Laredo, TX – The Laredo Lemurs are looking forward to a great third season at Uni-Trade Stadium, with dozens of incredible theme nights to help ramp up the fun and get you ready for some baseball.  The Laredo Lemurs kick off their 2014 campaign with

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