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Archives for December 2017

TxDot Road Condition Alert

Courtesy TxDot, LAREDO, TX – Currently, there are no road or bridge closures due to inclement weather conditions within the eight-county TxDOT Laredo District. (The Laredo District serves Dimmit, Duval, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Val Verde, Webb & Zavala counties) However, as we prepare for the current winter weather event whereby freezing temperatures are predicted over

Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, McAllen Recycling Center will turn trees into mulch    McAllen, TX– Out with the old and in with the new. The McAllen Recycling Center is assisting residents with their after holiday cleanup by providing Christmas tree drop-off locations. All natural Christmas trees free of décor and tinsel will be accepted at

City of McAllen Invites Rio Grande Valley to 17th Street for New Year’s Eve

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,     (McAllen, Texas)-Looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve?  Then look no further than 17th Street in the City of McAllen.   McAllen boasts the only entertainment district in the Rio Grande Valley and City officials expect large crowds to ring in the new year. A recently announced downtown News Year’s

TAMIU Spring 2018 Registration Underway

Courtesy Mika S. Akikuni, (Laredo, Texas)_Spring 2018 is just around the corner at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  Registration for Spring classes is underway in offices and online at uconnect.tamiu.edu University offices will close in a State-authorized holiday observance at noon on Friday, Dec. 22. Administrative offices reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 8

Lady Longhorn Volleyball Player Signs Western Nebraska Community College Scholarship

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Recently,United High School senior Gabriela Canavati was joined by her family, teammates and coaches as she signed a volleyball scholarship to play at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. While at United High School, Ms. Canavati has  earned the title of District 29-6A Most Valuable Player. In addition, Ms. Canavati was named as

Juarez Lincoln Students Get a Surprise Visit from Santa

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Juarez Lincoln Elementary were recently surprised by Santa Claus and his elves, who arrived bearing gifts and good tidings. The students were also treated to donuts and juices, courtesy of the Juarez Lincoln PTC and H-E-B.​ Each student met Santa and received two gifts from him. The gifts for the

UISD 8th Graders of the Month

Courtesy Jorge Meza, (Laredo, Texas)-Nine United ISD 8th graders were among those recognized as outstanding students for December 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 Harmony Science Academy where these outstanding 8th graders proudly represented their school and their entire 8th-grade student body.

Soldier Returns from Kuwait to Surprise Son

Courtesy Yvette Trevino, (Laredo, Texas)-Sergeant George Gonzalez returned home after a nine month deployment to Kuwait as part of Operation Inherit Resolve and the only thing on his mind was his six year old son, Cristian. With the help of school administrators at Finley Elementary School, his mother Adriana, devised a plan to surprise Cristian

Cuellar Elementary Students Treated to a Shopping Spree

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-One hundred lucky students from Cuellar Elementary School visited Target early this morning to participate in a mini-shopping spree funded by the Heroes and Helpers Grant. Target staff and Laredo Police Department Officers lined the streets to welcome the students with high fives. Students participating in this event ranged from Kindergarten age

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