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Clark Elementary School Rolls Out Initial “Dinner Tonight Junior G.T.” Event in the State

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Gabriela Perez, Clark Elementary School Principal and Lisa Dunn-Flores, UISD GT/AA Coordinator, collaborated to begin a pilot program through which gifted and talented students and staff work with agents from Texas A&M University’s Agrilife Extension Agency on health and wellness initiatives as part of GT Program services.  Agents, including Mrs. Martha

United High School Student Honored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-United High School Senior, Julissa Barberena, is the latest recipient of the Leadership and Wisdom Enforcement Award, or LAW Award as it’s known to many, sponsored by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and Falcon Bank. Students, staff, and community members joined Julissa and her family for a short ceremony in

CBP Ensures Pest-free Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, Texas – As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists continue to dutifully examine hundreds of millions of arriving cut flower stems to ensure that plant diseases and plant pests are detected and stopped from being introduced into the United States where they could cause harm.

Football Fans Continue to Make the Right Call

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-Eighteen football fans made the right call on Super Bowl Sunday by using the District Attorney’s Office designated driver initiative. The Make the Right Call Campaign is a proactive effort to keep Laredo roads safe and to prevent football fans from driving under the influence of alcohol. The 9thAnnual Designated Driver Initiative

Early Voting to Begin for Dist. 1 Special Election Run-Off

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen, TX–  The City of McAllen is holding a run-off special election for registered voter residents of McAllen City Commission District 1 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Commissioner Richard Cortez who resigned to run for another office.   Early Voting for this office begins Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Sons and Daughters of Liberty Visit Zaffirini Elementary School

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The Society of Martha Washington’s Sons and Daughters of Liberty visited Zaffirini elementary school to offer students a unique opportunity to experience a living history lesson on our country’s revolutionary and colonial periods. Each member of the group represents a historical figure who helped to shape the United States of America. Students were

Four United ISD Swimmers Advance to State Competition

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Four United ISD student athletes won big at the UIL Regional Competition in Brownsville, earning them a spot to compete at the upcoming State Swimming and Diving Competition.  Danielle Perales and Alijah Rodriguez of United High both qualified to move on to the next round when they placed in their categories.

Last Day To Register To Vote for Upcoming Webb County Election

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,           Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6, Joint Primary Election.            Please be advised the Elections Administrator’s office, located in the Billy Hall Administration Bldg., 1110 Washington St – 1st floor, will be open until 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, February 5 to accommodate individuals who

Pharr Man Sentenced to Life for Hostage-Taking Kidnapping Conspiracy Arrested at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

Courtesy Margie Garza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers, together with FBI special agents and U.S. Marshals at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge today took custody of a man from Pharr, Texas wanted on outstanding federal warrants in connection with a hostage-taking kidnapping conspiracy and failure to appear for jury trial that

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