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CBP at Laredo Port of Entry Seizes $196K in Cocaine

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of cocaine valued at more than $196,000 during a routine vehicle examination. “Our frontline officers continue to maintain their vigilance and their resolute dedication to carrying out CBP’s border security mission day

United ISD Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, Laredo, Texas: United ISD held two special ceremonies to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. October is designated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness.The ceremonies where held at Zaffirini Elementary and Nye Elementary with special guests from Laredo Down Syndrome Association and Laredo Down Moms. United ISD students from

TAMIU Celebrates Diwali Today

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Texas A&M International University will celebrate Diwali, an ancient Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public.  Participants will learn about the meaning of Diwali at the


Courtesy Raul Leal, Projects to enhance border region transportation infrastructure in Maverick, Kinney & Val Verde counties LAREDO, TX – Federal funds made available through the 2015 FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) are going to support new road construction in three counties in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Laredo District. This announcement of

TAMIU Ready to Make a Difference with Community Partners

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-To kick off “Make A Difference Week,” Texas A&M International University  signed agreements today with representatives from Voz de Niños, Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Laredo Community College’s Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center, NeighborWorks Laredo, Workforce Solutions for South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Homeland Security Laredo Sector, and the Instituto

TAMIU Professor Solos with Philharmonic Oct. 16

Courtesy Steve Harmon, Dr. Fritz Gechter, associate professor of Piano at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), will perform as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor Op. 38 with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra today Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital

Giddy Up! UISD to Host Annual Parent Involvement Summit

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Free Event Happening October 22nd at United High School Grab your cowboy hats and get ready for United Independent School District’s Annual Parent Learning Summit! The western-themed event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2016 at United High School located at 2811 United Avenue. The event is

Veterans Transportation Program

Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Good news for area veterans. Starting Monday, October 17, 2016 the Veterans Affairs Office of Webb County will start receiving calls for appointments for its Veterans Transportation Program. To resume operations, appointments will only be taken for those veterans needing transportation for dialysis or to the VA Medical Clinic. Appointments will be

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