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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Archives for December 2017

Salinas Celebrates Computer Science Education Week  with “Hour of Code” Activity

Courtesy Yvette Treiño, (Laredo, Texas)-Maria Teresa Garza, Librarian at Salinas Elementary, hosted Fifth Grade students from Mrs. Gonzalez’s class for an activity called “Hour of Code” in which students participated in global coding activities with students across the world. Students learned various methods on how to write codes using familiar themes like Minecraft, Make it

Keep McAllen Beautiful Holiday Home Lights Contest 2017

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen, Texas-Keep McAllen Beautiful invites McAllen residents to participate in the annual Holiday Home Lights Contest. This is a chance to show off that jolly Christmas spirit and to-notch decorating skills by lighting up your home! Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, December 20, and judging will be held Thursday, December 21.

UHS Omar Cervantes Signed his Letter of Intent to Play Baseball for Grayson County College

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-United High School senior Omar Cervantes signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Grayson County College in their NJCAA Division 1 Program. The Grayson Baseball Program holds several titles, including back to back championships of the JUCO World Series, making them the 6th team in history to win the

City of McAllen, McAllen Development Corporation Receive ‘AAA’ Bond Rating from S&P

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Ratings based on strength of debt service and economic outlook  (McAllen, Texas)-The City of McAllen and the McAllen Development Corporation recently went before S&P Global Ratings for review on its upcoming bond series and received a rating of ‘AAA,’ viewing “the outlook for this rating as stable.”  The bond, set for $5.135

BBVA Compass Bank Brings Holiday Joy to Perez Elementary Students

Courtesy Alex Meyer,       (Laredo, Texas)-The  BBVA Compass Foundation brought its 6th  annual Project Blue Elf initiative to  Perez Elementary School. This year, the program surprised and delighted 248 kindergarten, first and second-grade students. After a reading of The Gingerbread Man,BBVA Compass Bank elves helped students decorate holiday cookies and gave each one a toy. In addition, each

CBP Officers Seize Over $1.3 Million 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 at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1.3 million in two separate enforcement actions. “Our CBP officers face many challenges daily while facilitating lawful

Annual “Kazenoplis” Teaches Lessons of Responsibility and Leadership

Courtesy Alex Meyer,      (Laredo, Texas)-Kazen Elementary School ended the month of November with Kazenopolis. Students and staff prepared for the event by transforming their campus into an minitroplois. The setting gave Kazen students an opportunity to elect their own governing body and operate a mock IBC bank, H.E.B. store, post office, recycling center, farmer’s market, visitors center, utilities company and

Laredo Explorer Post 2304 Hosts the Leadership and Wisdom (LAW) Enforcement Award for Laredo Youth

Courtesy Richard Pauza, (Laredo, Texas)-Explorer Post 2304 on Friday, Dec. 1 bestowed the November 2017 Leadership and Wisdom (LAW) enforcement award to Laredo Independent School District recipient Joseph Abraham Flores, a senior at J.W. Nixon High School. Flores distinguished himself with his leadership skills and was nominated to receive the award by his ROTC instructor,