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Courtesy Darren Zaslau, DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that St. Paul Saints’ C Tony Caldwell (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending June 19th. This week, Caldwell hit .500 (9-for-18) with four home runs, 12 RBI and seven runs scored. The

United ISD Leadership/Academic Conference Welcomes Real-Life Stars

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United ISD Middle & High School Leadership/Academic Conference for Migrant Students was held at the SAC auditorium on June 16, 2016. The conference welcomed three of the individuals portrayed in the motion picture McFarland U.S.A. The film recounts the true story of Coach Jimmie White, and how he transformed a group of

State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

Courtesy UISD, AUSTIN, TX – The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30. From October 2015 to March 2016,

Rio Bravo Clean Up Campaign

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Webb County is teaming up with the citizen group “Alianza de Rio Bravo Por Agua Pura” in a community clean up drive. Residents can drop off permitted items at the Rio Bravo Wastewater Plant on June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After recent heavy rainfall, this initiative is part

TAMIU Students Present Research at Chicago PS Conference

Courtesy Steve Harmon, Two Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) graduate students recently presented their research findings at the Association for Psychological Science 28th Annual Convention in Chicago, Ill. Jonathan Briseño and Kristine González, graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP), presented “Testing the ‘Cultural Fit’ Hypothesis: Findings from Southeast Asian Students

TAMIU, PILLAR Host Candlelight Vigil Thursday for Orlando Victims

Courtesy Steve Harmon,  (Laredo, Texas)-Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and PILLAR will host a community-wide candlelight vigil to honor and remember the victims of Sunday’s tragic events in Orlando, Florida.             The observance will take place Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Plaza facing the University’s Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden.

The Webb County Better Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students

 Courtesy The Webb County Better Community Foundation, LAREDO, Texas – The Webb County Better Community Foundation (WCBCF) awarded an academic collegiate scholarship to local high school seniors during a special ceremony held at the Webb County 49th District Court Room on Monday, June, 13, 2016.   The foundation reviewed hundreds of applicants from every high

CBP Advises Traveling Public to Plan Ahead, Obtain Tourist Permits in Advance Prior to July Fourth Weekend

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding international travelers planning trips across the border during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead by monitoring wait times and choosing alternate bridge crossing locations

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