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CBP Laredo Recruiting Office is Open for Business

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, Recruiters to Provide Application Assistance for OFO, USBP, AMO Positions LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is informing potential job seekers interested in a fulfilling federal law enforcement career that the Laredo Recruiting Office, housed at Laredo Field Office, is open for business and provides a one-stop shop for

Historic TAMIU Legacy Gift by Canseco Family Celebrated May 18 at Nursing Ceremony

Courtesy Mika S, Akikuni,  Like ripples across a pond, next week’s graduates of Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing are the latest recipients of a historic legacy gift to the University by the Canseco family. In 1997, the University dedicated Dr. F. M.

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Paycheck Concerns Regarding Tax Assessor Employees

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-There have been some concerns regarding Tax Assessor employees being paid late. The employees have been paid and were paid with paper checks. Please note that Webb County has policies in place for accountability and a system that is used to keep track of employees punching in and out called Time


UISD Celebrates National School Nurse Day

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, The United ISD Health Service Department took time to recognize its school nurses on National School Nurse Day which is the Wednesday between May 6 and May 12 of each year. It is a day to celebrate and thank all school nurses that take care of children when they are at school.

City of McAllen Stands with Hidalgo County Regarding SB4

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (McCallen, Texas)-Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Abbot signed into law SB4, requiring police chiefs, officers, sheriffs, deputies and other local law enforcement beginning on September 1, 2017 to ask individuals who have been detained for other infractions regarding their immigration status. Sheriff Guerra, Chief Rodriguez and other law enforcement personnel will speak


Statement by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez on the Dismissal of FBI Director James Comey

Courtesy Jose Borjon, WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the need for a special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 General Election: “The timing of Director Comey’s firing is questionable and raises doubts about the current Administration’s commitment to

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United Longhorn Students Receive Sports Scholarships

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United High School gymnasium was the site of another triple scholarship signing on May 10, 2017. First to sign for her softball scholarship at Laredo Community College was Daniela Ybanez. She was accompanied by her parents, James and Doris Christman. Daniela is eager to continue her development as a softball player and plans to

McAllen Communications Office Launches “McAllen Minutes”

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Commission meeting recap video will help create more awareness of City business (McAllen, TX) The City of McAllen Office of Communications has launched “McAllen Minutes,” a brief City Commission recap video, highlighting different actions taken at the City Commission meeting. The three to four minute video will focus on recognitions and proclamations


Man Found Guilty of Evading Arrest

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Ernesto Javier Lopez for evading arrest. The case came to light on January 20, 2016, when an officer from the Laredo Police Department observed a vehicle disregard a red light at the intersection of Sierra Vista Blvd. and U.S. Highway

It’s Our City: Keep McAllen beautiful and “Scoop the Poop”

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen launches awareness campaign  McAllen– To keep our community beautiful and healthy, the City of McAllen is launching an awareness campaign encouraging pet owners to be responsible and “Scoop the Poop.”   In other words, pick-up after dogs go….  The bilingual multi-media campaign (see links to PSAs below) will include electronic messages spoken

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