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Archives for October 2016


Award Winning Brothers Perform to Perfection at Carnegie Hall and Beyond!

Young and gifted classical pianist Eros Rangel recently made his debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall this past September. Eros, a 16 year old junior at Alexander high school, garnered first-place honors at the hall’s XII Sonatina and Sonata International Youth Piano Competition on September 17, 2016.  He competed by performing  Johannes Brahms’ Rhapsody No. 2


Winners of Muller Elementary’s 2016 Pumpkin Patch Contest

Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The annual Pumpkin Patch Contest at Muller Elementary School gives students an opportunity to showcase their creativity. Students in grades Pre-k through 5th are grouped into teams. Each team selects a book, then renders characters from the literature using a variety of materials, including pumpkins. Teachers and faculty work closely with students to help them develop their projects The annual Pumpkin Patch Contest is designed


Red Ribbon Activities At United South High School

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-Students from United South High School took part in Red Ribbon Week activities during the week of October 24-28.  Members from Student Council reached out to local law enforcement agencies such as United ISD’s Chief of Police Clemente Camarillo, Officers David Martinez and Penny Longoria as well as Ezequiel Mancha, District Attorney Investigator.  Officers spoke about


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reminds Public of Prohibited Agricultural Items that Can Carry Citrus Greening Disease

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS — As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de Los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited from entry to the U.S. and can carry harmful pests and


Newman Elementary Celebrates New Cafeteria Expansion and Corridor Enclosure

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Laredo, Texas-United ISD: The “Home of the Mighty Toros,” Newman Elementary School, is going to be more comfortable with the expansion of the school cafeteria and corridor enclosure – thanks to construction projects that were made possible by voters who approved the school bond in 2013. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony was


CBP Officers Seize $91,708 in Unreported Currency at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend seized more than $90,000 in unreported currency in an outbound enforcement action. “Our CBP officers maintained their vigilance in the outbound environment and applied an effective combination of officer experience and resources

Senator Zaffirini Named “Legislative Hero” by Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Courtesy Will Krueger, (AUSTIN) — The Texas Access to Justice Foundation today (Monday) honored Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, with its Legislative Hero Award for her work to secure funding and pass legislation enhancing civil legal services for disadvantaged Texans. The award was presented by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justice Eva Guzman.

Sheriff’s deputies arrest 6 men on separate charges

Courtesy Eddie Zavala, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – The Webb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested six men on separate charges, including parole violation, theft, criminal trespass, and burglary of habitation. Those arrested include: Gerardo Higareda, 22, on parole violation, theft, criminal trespass charges. Jose Daniel Escobedo, 29, on burglary of habitation and theft. Jaime Escamilla,


We Are UNITED In The Fight Against Cancer

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-United Middle School’s PTC Organization led by president Yara Morris, coordinated a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. The fundraiser consisted of selling pink “breast cancer themed” socks to the United Middle Students and the athletes in Volleyball and Football. They donated 40% of their profits to student Jaylen Garcia, battling osteosarcoma

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