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Archives for July 2015

Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit seizes 220 pounds of marijuana

Courtesy Eddie Zavala, Laredo, TX – Four men and one woman are behind bars after Webb County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators discovered more than 200 pounds of marijuana at a home in central Laredo on Monday. Emiliano Quiñones, 20; Jose Luis Gonzalez, 33; Eligio Juarez Rodriguez, 56; Arturo Lopez, 30; and Maria Dominguez, 33, were

Youth Science Leaders of Laredo

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-Two sophomores at United High School have launched a program for young science enthusiasts in Laredo. Roberto Ponce and Anthony Martinez have created the Youth Science Leaders of Laredo. The primary focus of this organization is to get students ages 12 and up involved in science by “unifying them and showing

Webb County Statement On Investigation Letter

  Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Webb County Statement On Investigation Letter On July 20, 2015 a letter was drafted from the office of County Judge Tano Tijerina requesting a formal Grand Jury investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds from restricted accounts by Webb County Auditor Leo Flores. The letter was sent to the Webb County

United ISD, Laredo ISD, and Zapata County ISD Teachers Prepare Students for a Brighter Tomorrow

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Fifteen UISD Middle School Teachers collaborated with Laredo ISD and Zapata County ISD teachers as they visited local community worksites to conduct action research on “High Demand Occupation Opportunities” in our community.  The project was made possible by a South Texas Workforce grant.  Over 30 real world, learner centered lesson plans were developed

CBP Officers Seize Cocaine at Lincoln Juarez Bridge

  Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge recently intercepted 20 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated street value of $155,040. “The primary officer’s experience and interviewing technique was a key component in this significant narcotics interception,” said Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of

TAMIU Ranks 5th in Texas Among Schools Providing the Best Value for Tuition Dollar

Courtesy Bill Harmon,             (Laredo, Texas)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was one of two Texas A&M University System institutions that made it into Money Magazine’s newly released list of “736 Schools that Provide the Best Value for Your Tuition Dollar.”             The two A&M System universities that were included in the list are Texas A&M

Univision Laredo in Partnership with Sheriff Martin Cuellar Recognizes Local Young Environmentalist

Courtesy Dianelle Martinez: Univision, Campaign encourages community to recognize a young leader in the community  (Laredo, TX ) – Univision Laredo and Sheriff Martin Cuellar congratulate Oscar Medina IV,  incoming 9th grade student at United High School for being recognized as the “July 2015 Estrella de la Comunidad.” Oscar’s nomination stood out amongst dozens of

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