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Archives for December 2017

Community Professionals Speak Participate in Career Day at Alexander High School

Courtesy Alex Meyer,   (Laredo, Texas)-On December 15, 2017, over 85 professionals from our community shared their journey to success with Alexander High School students. The speakers rotated every 20 minutes over a two hour period enabling them to make presentations in multiple classrooms. ” It is important for high school students to start thinking about their future

McAllen Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on Proposed Drainage Utility Ordinance

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Two community public meetings to be held (McAllen, Texas)-The City of McAllen Engineering Department will be hosting two public meetings to provide information and receive feedback on a proposed Drainage Utility Fee Ordinance.  The proposed purpose of the drainage utility fee will be used to create a funding source for drainage related

Centenoville is Officially Open for Business

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Students and staff at Centeno Elementary hosted their annual Minitropolis Event. The Minitropolis Program is sponsored by Commerce Bank. President and CEO for Commerce Bank Ignacio Urabazzo Jr. was on hand to assist with the event. Miguel Conchas, President and CEO of Laredo Chamber of Commerce along with Councilman Jesse Gonzalez

McAllen Holiday Parade to Air to National Hispanic Audience on Telexitos

McAllen Holiday Parade to Air to National Hispanic Audience on Telexitos Emmy Award Winning Telemundo 40 to help air the largest illuminated Texas holiday parade on Christmas Eve Thanks to its partnership with Telemundo 40, the  McAllen Holiday Parade, the largest illuminated and helium balloon holiday parade in Texas, will help bring the McAllen  Christmas

Efrain Leonel Hernandez Sentenced to 45 years for Murder

Courtesy Yanira Deleon,  The District Attorney’s Office reports that Efrain Leonel Hernandez was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 45 years for brutally beating Hector Benavides Sr. outside of the Rumor’s Country Bar parking lot. On November 15, 2015, shortly after midnight, the Laredo Police Department Communication Division received a call about an assault

Santa Cops 4 Kids makes Christmas Special for UISD Kids

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-The UISD Police Department launched their 1st annual Santa Cops 4 Kids drive to ensure a very Merry Christmas for students. Officers received donations of toys from employees throughout the district and the community. This year, the toys were donated to special needs students attending UISD elementary schools   “Many of our officers have children of

Mighty Longhorn Football Team Joins Forces with United ISD Police Santa Cop Program

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-United High School Mighty Longhorn Football Team recently sponsored a campus wide toy drive to assist United ISD Police with their holiday toy drive program suitably titled “Santa Cops.” The players reached out to their fellow classmates to help with this toy drive. Much to their surprise, over the span of

IBC Makes Holiday Season a Little Brighter and  Warmer with Brighter Christmas Program

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-IBC Bank has made this holiday season a little brighter this year for sixty students at Freedom and Juarez Lincoln Elementary Schools. The Brighter Christmas Program sponsored by IBC is an annual event the bank sponsors in which students are treated to a fun filled holiday themed party at one of

Alexander HS Band Performs at Texas Music Educator Association – Region 14 Clinic and Concert

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-Congratulations to members of the Alexander High School Mighty Bulldog Band on their recent performance at the Texas Music Educator’s Association’s Region 14 Clinic and Concert. Select members auditioned for a panel of judges in Alice, Texas on December 2, 2017 and earned chairs in one of the Region 14 performance

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

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