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Archives for November 2014

Joint efforts by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, Laredo Police Lead to Arrests

    Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, TEXAS – Working in collaboration, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and Laredo Police officers apprehended and processed two men previously convicted of first-degree murder for immigration violations following an ill-fated alleged re-entry attempt.   “This unity of effort between Border Patrol agents and Laredo Police to apprehend and process these

Fight Fest 10 at The Laredo Energy Arena Friday January 6th

Courtesy Laredo Energy Arena, LAREDO, TEXAS – Triple-A Promotions presents, Fight Fest 10 – World Title Fights, the best combative sports event is coming to the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:30p tickets are available now at the Laredo Energy Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.  Don’t miss this exciting

CBP works to keep traffic moving during upcoming holiday travel season; Offers several tips for quick and safe border crossing experience

Courtesy U.s. Customs and Border Protection,   SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are anticipating an increase in border traffic as the holiday season approaches. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during the weeks ahead to address the anticipated increase. CBP’s Office of Field Operations is offering a number

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX –   Every year, about 450,000 babies are born too soon in the United States, that means that 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born too soon each year. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A

Webb County Jail Correctional Officer Intercepts Narcotics

  Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A thorough inspection of an incoming inmate at the Webb County Jail led to the interception of several baggies of narcotics. The suspect, Griselda Hernandez, 31, was originally arrested for 11 counts of Forgery Financial Instrument, Tuesday morning. Upon intake procedures at the Webb County Jail, the

TAMIU Now Offering GRE Testing

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Tx)-The most recognized test for graduate school entry is now available for local testing at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is now being offered in an internet-based testing (iBT) delivery. Three test dates are available in December:  Friday, Dec. 5; Thursday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec.

South Texas U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists Intercept Significant Pests

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at two South Texas ports of entry recently intercepted a first-in-the-nation pest and a first-time port interception of a particular pest within commercial produce shipments. “Our nation’s food supply is constantly at risk from pests not known to

The LEA was filled with Disney Magic

  Courtesy Laredo Energy Arena, LAREDO, TEXAS—The Laredo Energy Arena hosted Disney on Ice Presents: Princesses and Heroes, the stories of your favorite Disney characters all rolled into one two-hour show.   Parents and children of all ages enjoyed this special presentation that ran throughout this past weekend. One of the biggest highlights was the

United ISD Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, A Record 547 School Districts Across the Nation Are Honored Laredo, Texas —United Independent School District is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously

TAMIU Ranks as 9th Most Affordable Online College in Texas

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Tx)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been ranked the State’s 9th Most Affordable Online College by Affordable Colleges Online  (AC Online) in its recently published research of not-for-profit Texas universities and colleges that offer online programs. The ranking included 53 Texas Colleges or Universities and noted TAMIU’s online options include a

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