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Archives for November 2015

CBP Officers Seize $535K in Methamphetamine at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza,  LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized more than $535,000 in alleged methamphetamine hidden in a passenger vehicle. “Our frontline CBP officers have maintained their vigilance amid holiday season traffic and that attention to detail has paid off with this significant seizure of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez,


District Attorney Isidro R. “Chilo” Alaniz Announces Re-election

Courtesy Yanira Deleon,  (Laredo, Texas)-District Attorney Isidro R. “Chilo” Alaniz announces he will seek re-election for his third term as District Attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties in 2016. Alaniz was first sworn in 2009 as the District Attorney for the 49th Judicial District and was re-elected in 2012.  “I am very thankful for having

UISD Community Role Models for November 2015

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club honored this month’s  Community Role Model students for November 2015 during a ceremony at the Webb County Courthouse. The event recognized students from Laredo’s public and private high schools. Four UISD students were among the honorees to receive the recognition, which

TAMIU Students Ready for #GivingTuesday Dec. 1

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-This Tuesday, December 1, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students will join the global giving day, #Giving Tuesday, to help harness the collective power of students, charities, families, businesses and others to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the

CBP Officers Seize $1.5 Million in Crystal Methamphetamine at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza, Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine valued at $1.5 million during an enforcement action. “This was an excellent interception from our CBP officers,” said Acting Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ determination, utilization

TAMIU Observes Thanksgiving Holiday

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)- Texas A&M International University offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 25 at noon as part of a State-authorized observance of Thanksgiving. University classes will be suspended and offices closed Thursday, Nov. 26 – Saturday, Nov. 28. The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library will also close at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25 and open

Los Obispos Middle School Career Day

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-During the month of November 2015, over 60 professionals from our community took time to discuss their educational backgrounds and careers with students at Los Obispos Middle School.  The objective of CareerDay is to inform and inspire students to set high educational/ professional goals for themselves.

Webb County Sheriff’s Office Releases Statement Following Death of Inmate

Courtesy Brenda Medina,  Laredo, TX (Webb County) — Laredo, TX (Webb County) — On Sunday, November 22, 2015, at around 11:30 pm., Webb County Correctional Officers began administering emergency medical procedures on a non-responsive detainee. The detainee, identified as Mario Alberto Andrade, 30, was being monitored in accordance to policies and procedures. Officers and medical

Mickey’s Birthday Kicked Off with Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove at the LEA

Courtesy Jorge Quijano LAREDO, Texas – Mickey Mouse’s birthday kicked off with the opening of Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt at the Laredo Energy Arena on Wed., Nov. 18th – Nov. 22nd. “November 18th marked Mickey’s birthday and what better way to celebrate the mouse who started it

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