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Archives for April 2015

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, The District Attorney’s Office secured a guilty plea in its case against Abdias Arce-Martinez for the murder of Jennifer Casarez. On August 5, 2014, a female made contact with officers of the Laredo Police Department and advised them that her son, Abdias Arce-Martinez, confessed to choking a female and putting her body

Community Development Sweeps Through Neighborhood

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, “Operation Clean-Up” continues in District III Laredo, TX—Inspectors from various City departments will team up onFRIDAY, May 1, 2015 to make a sweep of an area in City Council District III educating about and enforcing City of Laredo codes. The campaign will encompass the following southwest neighborhood:fromPrada Machin to Santander Drive, between

Check-Out Bag Reduction Ordinance Goes Into Effect April 30, Lawsuit Continues

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Injunction denied, both sides to work towards mediation  (Laredo, TX )  The City of Laredo was in court today, defending Ordinance 2014-O-064, otherwise known as the Check-Out Bag Reduction Ordinance, against a lawsuit brought by the Downtown Merchants Association, after the Association nonsuited its original lawsuit based on last week’s misinterpretation of

Isidro R. Alaniz Jr. to Attend West Point Military Academy

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Isidro R. Alaniz Jr., a senior at United High School, accepted his appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.   Alaniz, a nominee of United States Congressman Henry Cuellar, District 28, is in the United High School Engineering Magnet Program, a member of the National Honor Society, and

UHS Senior Wins District 28 Congressional Art Contest

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Congressman Henry Cuellar, District 28, announced Erika Escamilla, a senior at United High School in Laredo, as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th congressional district. Her winning entry is a pencil portrait of her grandmother entitled Mi Abuelita. The Congressional Art Competition gives young artists an

United ISD statement regarding K-9 Sweep at John B. Alexander High School

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-A pre-planned, unannounced search for illegal drugs and weapons was conducted at John B. Alexander High School this morning.  The sweep was very successful and was facilitated by Webb County Attorney’s Office K-9 “SAFE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT” Task Force along with UISD Police, federal agencies and other local law enforcement agencies. The

TAMIU Planetarium Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Food, Fun Saturday

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year and the community is invited to a day of family friendly activities Saturday, April 25 from 12-6 p.m. Peter Davis, Planetarium director, said the celebration, including food, face painting, fun and crafts for children, is open

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