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Archives for November 2017

New Webb County Tax Assessor Sworn In

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Newly appointed Tax Assessor Collector Norma C. Farabough is sworn in by 49th District Court Judge Joe Lopez.  Farabough was appointed to her position Monday by Webb County Commissioners.  She officially starts her duties on Monday.    

Students at Bonnie Garcia Give Back

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)- Students from Bonnie Garcia’s National Elementary Honor Society held a food drive at their campus to benefit members of the community who may struggle with putting food on the table during the holidays. The students reached out to their fellow classmates and were able to collect over 1,000 cans of food that they

Chamber Orchestra of Laredo Bows Wednesday at TAMIU

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Chamber Orchestra of Laredo will perform its Fall Concert on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Center for the Fine & Performing Arts’ Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. This concert is the final semester event for student Orchestra members,

Men Indicted for Marijuana Felony Charges During Operation Ranch Road 13

Courtesy Yanira Deleon,  (Laredo, Texas)-The District Attorney’s Office reports the indictment of several men associated with a drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting marijuana from South Texas to Houston. In 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Border Patrol initiated an investigation targeting a significant Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) responsible for transporting marijuana

Explorer Post 2304 Together with other Volunteers Distribute Turkey Dinners

Courtesy Richard Pauza, Members of Explorer Post 2304, together with approximately 100 other law enforcement Explorers and volunteer, non-profit, school group members in support of an effort organized by the Emergency Action Team (EAT)helped to package and distribute turkey dinners yesterday destined for local needy families in Laredo at a local medical office complex.

McAllen Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Selected into Prestigious Firefighters Leadership Training

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Chief Schulz competed against hundreds to be chosen for Fire Service Executive Development Institute (McAllen, TX ) The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced that Assistant Fire Chief Jim Schultz of the McAllen Fire Department has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). Chief Schultz competed with new

City of McAllen and McAllen Crime Stoppers Providing Thanksgiving Dinners to Families

Courtesy Roy Cantu Jr,  McALLEN- The McAllen Police Department and McAllen Crime Stoppers are hosting their annual Turkey Giveaway on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the McAllen Police Department, 1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd. You are invited to join us. Mayor Jim Darling and City Commissioners, police officers and volunteers will distribute 150 full

CBP Officers Seize More Than $61K in Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $61,800 in one enforcement action this weekend. “Amid heavy pre-Thanksgiving traffic, our CBP officers maintained their vigilance and zeroed-in on this drug load,” said Port

Dále Gas to the McAllen Holiday Parade

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Special parade promotion for Rio Grande Valley Entravision/ Univision Valle Del Rio Grande to announce major stars for holiday festivities (McAllen, Texas)-Rio Grande Valley residents are going to want to make sure they have their stadium seats for the McAllen Holiday Parade, so they can see their favorite Entravision/Univision Valle del Rio

TAMIU Students’ Progress, Commitment Recognized Monday

Courtesy Mika S. Akikuni,  (Laredo, Texas)-More than 1,100 students will see their names unveiled on the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Student Success Wall Monday, Nov. 20 at noon on the second floor of the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center. The unveiling enters 1,160 TAMIU students’ names on the 18-foot special permanent display, “Four Years, Many Futures.”

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