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AHS Science Students Explore During Loving Laredo Hike

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-ENJOYING SCIENCE AND THE OUTDOORS:  The John B. Alexander High School Environmental Science students took part in a Loving Laredo Hike field trip at Rancho Verde with the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) with Dr. Tom Vaughan and Birder guides, Daniel Perales, Raul de Laredo and Tricia Cortez on May 16,

Webb County Memorial Day Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017. The Webb County Sheriff’s administrative offices will also be

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Alexander High School Students Sign Scholarships During Double Ceremony

Courtesy Alex Meyer, Alexander high school’s Lilyann Beltran and Meagan Menchaca are prepared to take the next step in their academic and athletic careers. The two class of 2017 graduates recently signed full-ride scholarships during a double ceremony in the Alexander H.S. gymnasium. Lillyann Beltran signed to play soccer with Western Texas College in Snyder,


Alexander’s Soccer Teammates Sign College Scholarships

Courtesy Carmen Rendon,  (Laredo, Texas)-Alexander high school’s Victor Ayala and Maximilliano De Leon are prepared to take the next step in their academic and athletic careers. The two class of 2017 graduates signed full-ride scholarships during a double ceremony in the Alexander H.S. Gymnasium.  Victor Ayala, signed to play soccer with Texas A&M International University TAMIU, Laredo Texas and pursue


CBP Officers Seize More Than $350K in Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine valued at more than $350,000 in one enforcement action. “I congratulate the officers in advancing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Three United ISD educators swept the eighth annual Krispy Kreme Doughnuts “Teacher of the Year” program for 2017. They were all honored at a special ceremony held May 1, at Arndt Elementary School. The outstanding Krispy Kreme ​”​Teachers of the Year​”​ for the Laredo area were: Teacher of the Year –


Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Statement on Formal Notice to Renegotiate NAFTA

Cosurtesy Jose Borjon, WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Trade Representative issued a formal notice to renegotiate NAFTA: “I welcome the Administration’s announcement that it will formally begin the process of updating NAFTA, an agreement that has transformed the U.S.-Mexico border region, the State of Texas

McAllen ONCE AGAIN Honored as Playful City USA Community

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, 258 cities and towns recognized for putting the needs of kids and families first as part of Playful City USA program [McAllen, TX] – National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring McAllen, Texas with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the seventh time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country

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United South’s Yesenia Garcia Wins National BPA Competition

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, United South’s Yesenia Garcia (11th grader) wins Nationals in Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition.  BPA is a national student organization that allows students from middle school, high school and college to compete in business and technology categories Skills. Yesenia competed in advanced accounting at regionals placing 1st in McAllen, Texas.  She

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