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Sunday, January 21, 2018


CBP Officers Seize More Than $452K in Meth at Colombia Solidarity Bridge

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine, valued at more than $400,000, at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in one enforcement action. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” said

United ISD Celebrates “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week”

Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas-United ISD celebrates ​“Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week” with a special proclamation. During April 24-28, 2017, United ISD is recognizing the important contributions after school care providers offer to students. Pictured from left to right are: Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, Executive of Federal and State Programs Dr.

Children’s Author Visits Clark Elementary in Observance of National Library Week

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Clark elementary school observed National Library Week (April 9-15), with a visit from children’s author Claudia Villarreal. Ms. Villarreal spoke to Pre-k – 5th grade students about the importance of developing good reading and writing skills. She also read excerpts from her book The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels. National

Laredo Animal Protective Society Receives Donation from Ruiz NEHS

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)- The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), at Ruiz Elementary held a collection drive to provide the Laredo Animal Protective Society (LAPS), with much needed pet supplies and food, leashes, collars flea/tick shampoo toys and treats. The total value of donations was $650.00. Ruiz Elementary is proud to have a NEHS

Webb County Presidents’ Day Holiday Closure

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-All Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 20th, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Webb County Sheriff’s Department Administrative Offices will also be closed.  All emergency services will be available. Please note that the Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office will be closed Thursday, February 16th through

Lane Closure on Loop 20 Monday and Tuesday

Courtesy Raul Leal, LAREDO – Weather permitting on Monday-Tuesday, September 12-13, Gilmar Construction will be closing the Loop 20 southbound outside lane to construct curb islands at the entrance to the Laredo International Airport. Motorists should be prepared to slow down and merge to the southbound open lane.   The traveling public is urged to observe

United ISD Leadership/Academic Conference Welcomes Real-Life Stars

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The United ISD Middle & High School Leadership/Academic Conference for Migrant Students was held at the SAC auditorium on June 16, 2016. The conference welcomed three of the individuals portrayed in the motion picture McFarland U.S.A. The film recounts the true story of Coach Jimmie White, and how he transformed a group of

CBP Advises Traveling Public to Plan Ahead, Obtain Tourist Permits in Advance Prior to July Fourth Weekend

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding international travelers planning trips across the border during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead by monitoring wait times and choosing alternate bridge crossing locations

American Association Game Recaps for Friday June 3rd

  Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, Winnipeg 7, Lincoln 1 A sensational pitching performance by starter Kyle Anderson leads the Winnipeg Goldeyes past the Lincoln Saltdogs by a 7-1 score. Anderson threw a 77-pitch complete game giving up only an earned run on two hits with three strikeouts. The southpaw is now 3-0 on the year with

Centeno Elementary Hosts Annual Read Across America Celebration

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-To celebrate Read Across America Day, Centeno Elementary invited guests from the Laredo Public Library Children’s department, who brought along reading friends Reader Bear, Cat in the Hat, Pete the Cat and Lily and her Purple Plastic Purse. Students in Pre-Kinder, Kinder and 1st & 2nd grade participated in storytelling ,

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