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Laredo CBP Air and Marine Agents Witness a Vehicle Accident and Render Immediate Aid

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Agents Doug Fires and Bobby Taylor were traveling back to their station when they observed an accident and quickly reacted by blocking traffic and rendering initial first aid to the occupants who appeared to be in shock. “Agents Doug Fires and


CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Murder in Travis County

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a Mexican national who was wanted on an outstanding murder warrant and listed as one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. “CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Gregory

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United ISD 8th Graders of the Month for January

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-Nine United ISD 8th graders were among those recognized as outstanding students for January 2017. The top performing students were honored for their academic excellence, participating in projects that benefit our community and being excellent role models. This month’s recognition ceremony was hosted at Mary Help of Christians School. The program is sponsored in part by Friends of the Family, KGNS-TV,  Family


Laredo Police Department Officers testify on behalf of defendant, jury still convicts

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports the guilty verdict for Antonio Rene Lara, 30, who was charged with three counts of assault causing bodily injury family violence, a Class A Misdemeanor in the State of Texas. The case came to light on August 22, 2015, when the Laredo Police Department

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Trautmann Elementary School, “Home of the Mighty Texans,” has a lot to celebrate. First, they were named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education “National Blue Ribbon School.” They were then recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a “high progress, high performing campus.” And now this morning, Trautmann has another reason to


TAMIU Announces Graduate Program in Bio-Medical Health Informatics

With UT Health Science Center – Houston – Brownsville Campus Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)- A dynamic career opportunity in data analysis focused on the health care industry will be possible as part of a new partnership program between Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth),


Man found guilty of beating his wife

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports the guilty verdict for Alejandro G. Sandoval, who was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence from an incident where he assaulted his common-law wife. The case came to light on April 12, 2015, when the Laredo Police Department Communications Division received a


Texas Leads the Way in Competitive Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Courtesy Steve Helm, UMass Boston releases results of comprehensive study of Special Olympics Texas athletes and families AUSTIN, Tx – In the largest study to date of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, researchers found that Special Olympics Texas leads the nation in the employment of athletes with intellectual disabilities in competitive environments. The


Family Place officials to certify McAllen Public Library

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, (McAllen, Tx)- McAllen Public Library invites the community to attend the Family Place Site Visit presentation on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00AM in the Main Library Children’s Department. The site visit by Family Place Officials is to certify that MPL is fulfilling its promise to promote the core objectives of the

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CBP Officers Seize $1.7 Million in Marijuana at World Trade Bridge

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana hidden in a tractor trailer of a driver enrolled in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. “The primary officers’ experience and interviewing technique was a key component in this significant narcotic interception,” said

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