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CBP Officers Seize $1.5 Million in Cocaine at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza,           Laredo, Texas –Halloween unfortunately will be a little less sweet for two toddlers afterU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Oct. 29 seized $1.5 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a vehicle driven by a Laredo mother with her children in tow. “Our frontline officers

United ISD Marching Band Festival To Take Place

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,  The United ISD Fine Arts Department will be hosting a high school band Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 4th at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex-Stadium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane.  This festival is open to the public, admission is $7.00 per person, all tickets general admission.  Tickets may be

Sheriff’s Office deputies seize more than $400,000

Courtesy Eddie Zavala, Laredo, TX (Webb County) — A traffic stop by Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies Saturday morning led to the confiscation of $440,088 in US currency. At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, the deputy pulled over a 2003 blue Dodge four-door pick-up truck near the Laredo International Fair and Exposition grounds on Highway 59 following


Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Tx)-Gooooo Jaguars!  Prada Elementary School kicked-off their Accelerated Reader Program today with a Reading Jamaica in the school’s gym.  The Accerlated Reader, or AR program, promotes the importance and love for reading.  Each day students read a book where they are then assessed, through the assistance of an online program, and

Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man on outstanding warrants

Courtesy Eddie Zavala,   Laredo, TX (Webb County) –A man who eluded Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Border Patrol agents earlier this month by plunging his vehicle into the Rio Grande and then swimming to Mexico was arrested Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alberto Bernal, 18, in Rio Bravo, and charged him with Engaging in Organized

McDonald’s Hosts “McTeacher’s Night” for UISD Schools

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Tx)-Trautmann Elementary School was one of the many UISD elementary campuses who participated in “McTeachers Night” that was held on Sept. 23 at various McDonald’s locations.   Teachers and administrators donned their aprons to “work,” greeting parents and students, taking orders and serving food.  The event is a collaborative effort in

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Nearly $800,000 in Liquid Methamphetamine from Bus Passenger

Courtesy Richard Pauza, Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend noticed some bottles of fruit drinks carried by a bus passenger contained a highly addictive, crystalline ingredient, and seized nearly $800,000 in liquid methamphetamine.  “Our officers exercised their training, experience and zeroed-in on a significant amount

Accelerated Reader Program for 2014-2015 Launched at DeLlano Elementary

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Tx)-Each year, DeLlano elementary school holds an Accelerated Reader (A.R.), student rally to energize students for the new school year. The celebration was held on September 22, 2014, and was highlighted by a performance featuring the De Llano Dolphin dancers. Special guests included UISD Lead Librarian Carmen Escamilla, the Alexander and

Mayor Salinas Accepts Vice-President’s Invitation

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (Laredo, TX )  City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas will meet with Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon in Washington, D.C. to once again celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. “I was humbled by the invitation am grateful to Vice President Biden for his leadership in celebrating the significant contributions Hispanics have

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