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Archives for September 2016

CBP Officers Seize over $650K in Heroin at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin, valued at more than $650,000, in two enforcement actions. “This seizure is a great example of teamwork and the enforcement efforts conducted daily by our CBP officers,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port

United South Magnet Students attend 23rd Annual Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-United South Magnet students, together with their teachers Mrs. Claudia Saenz and Clarissa Gonzalez attended the 23rd Annual Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium at Texas A&M International University on September 27th and 28th. The two day symposium focused on topics relating to the dynamic economies of the U.S., Mexico and Canada; and

DWI Driver Prosecuted and Sentenced

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Mario Alberto Rodriguez Jr. for driving while intoxicated. On April 5, 2014, a Laredo Police Department Officer was working a D.W.I. detail when she noticed a black in color Dodge Ram pickup disregard a red light on the intersection of

Nye Elementary Accelerated Reader Kickoff Parade

Courtesy Alex Meyer,      (Laredo, Texas)-Reading Is Fun was the theme set for this year’s Accelerated Reading  (A.R.) kickoff event at Nye Elementary. Friday, September 23 began with a parade that was well attended by parents. The atmosphere was perfect  for a festive display that featured students, teachers and staff parading through the campus hallways dressed as famous book

Arndt Elementary Thanks School Supply Donors

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Last week Arndt Elementary Principal Juanita Zepeda and Counselor Adriana L. Ommen thanked the ADK Sorority of Educators, United Day School parents and students and Ms. Misty Vasquez for their donation of school supplies and backpacks. Thanks to their efforts, many Arndt elementary students had the tools they needed for for

Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra Launches New ‘Joyous’ Season

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Laredo Philharmonic launched the 2016/17 concert season with an announcement of the repertoire to be performed at each concert through its website recently. The theme for the selections of music performed throughout the season is “Music of Peace, Joy & Love.” “An orchestra in any community needs to be a

Son Honors Mom, State Senator Judith Zaffirini, with New Endowed Scholarship at TAMIU

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-A son’s love for his Mom knows no bounds.  But for Laredo Senator Judith Zaffirini, her son Carlos’ love will make sure there are no bounds for other sons and other daughters who want to attend Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  He’s created an endowed scholarship to honor her and empower

Centeno Elementary Library Kick-Off Day

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Clown Bolitas dropped by Centeno elementary to get students motivated for this year’s Accelerated Reader (A.R.) program and the opening of the campus library. Students were energized by their special guest, who engaged them in games and learning activities.  Last year, Centeno elementary school circulated over 50,000 books, and is projecting

United ISD Youths of the Month for September 2016

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for September 2016. The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. All students are nominated for the recognition by their teachers and counselors.This month’s ceremo ny and luncheon was

County Changes Operating Hours

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-In July, Webb County Commissioners approved a temporary change of hours for the summer for all Webb County departments. Beginning Friday, September 30, 2016, operating hours for Webb County will revert back to Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that Elected Official hours may differ from those of

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