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Sunday, January 21, 2018


Jury Finds Man Guilty of 2013 Murder

Courtesy Yanira De Leon,  (Laredo, Tx)_The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Juan Jose Lopez Jr. who was charged with murder, aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity in connection to the murder of Ricardo Vasquez. The jury sentenced Lopez to 50 years with a $10,000 fine for the murder

El Metro ADA Sidewalks and Ramps Construction Project to Cause Partial Lane Closure on Pine Street

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  Starting today Monday, August 6, 2012 and continuing until Friday, August 17, 2012, a private contractor for the City’s transit service, El Metro, will be constructing new sidewalks and ramps compliant with the American with Disabilities Act, along Pine Street, from Crest Street to Zamora Avenue.  This will cause a partial lane

Exit Ramp Merge – Loop 20 to FM 1472

Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, Tx-Effective immediately, August 4, 2012, the traveling public exiting westbound Loop 20 to FM 1472 (Mines Rd.) is asked to merge to one narrow lane. This traffic pattern will continue until surface repairs to the exit ramp can be performed. Please slow down, prepare to merge on exit ramp and observe

LOOP 20-SH 359 Intersection Closure

 Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, TX – Ballenger Construction will be closing the intersection at Loop (LP) 20-State Highway (SH) 359 starting Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11 p.m. thru Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. There will be no “thru” traffic movements permitted on northbound (NB) and southbound (SB) LP 20 and eastbound (EB) and

TAMIU Cited by National Researchers for ‘Robust’ Assessment Practices

Courtesy Steve Harmon, Researchers from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment  (NILOA) have recognized Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) as a featured institution in their report “Using Assessment Results: Promising Practices of Institutions That Do It Well,” published this July.                 TAMIU was one of nine two or four-year institutions selected to participate in case

TAMIU Right Turn Lane Project

Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO, TX- The right turn lane on northbound State Loop 20, approximately 1000 feet from its intersection with University Boulevard, will be closed starting on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 until the completion of the right turn lane. Project plans also call for the construction of a right turn lane exiting University Bld. to

Webb County To Launch Online Job Application Program

Courtesy Larry Sanchez,  Applying for a job at Webb County will be made much easier as the Human Resource Department rolls out its new online job application program.  NEOGOV is the program that will allow the County to automate its hiring, recruiting, performance and onboarding processes.  With the click of a mouse, potential employees will

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Specialists and Officers Seize Priceless Egyptian Artifacts

Courtesy Richard Pauza,   Laredo, Texas – Officers and import specialists from the Import Specialist Enforcement Team (ISET) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry, working in close coordination with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), recently seized two priceless Egyptian sarcophagi-type artifacts.    A CBP officer at World Trade Bridge selected a shipment

TAMIU Criminal Justice Program Adds Online Classes, Offers 5-Week Courses

Courtesy Steve Harmon,  Students enrolled in Texas A&M International University’s College of Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice Program will see some changes in the Program this Fall. The changes give graduate students the opportunity to complete their degree sooner and undergraduates a chance to take new classes, including online courses.                 “The Criminal Justice Program

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