Career day guest
The highlight of Los Obispos Middle School’s recent Career Day on Friday was a visit from renowned bodybuilder, actor, model and motivational speaker Greg Plitt.
Zapata funds withheld
The Zapata County Sheriff’s Office has been on a temporary reimbursement hold for Operation Stonegarden funds since Sept. 26 after failing to comply with a corrective action plan, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said.
Capias lifted, mix-up cleared
Local law enforcement announced Thursday it was searching for a Laredo man charged with murder, but his attorney said there was a mix up concerning the court and the status conference date.
The Sonya Hernandez Memorial Scholarship Fund hosted their first annual 5k run/walk Saturday morning at Lake Casa Blanca to raise money for scholarships for students whose parents are battling cancer or are underprivileged.
Before he turned against Miguel “El 40” Treviño Morales, Iván Velázquez Caballero rose with the feared Zetas cartel leader through the criminal underworld in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande from the federal courthouse where he was taken in shackles Friday.
Man gets prison for smuggling
A man involved in smuggling about 15 illegal immigrants on U.S. 59 was sentenced Friday to one year and three months in federal prison.
Meth load seized by BP
About 54 pounds of crystal methamphetamine were seized this week from inside a tractor-trailer at the Border Patrol checkpoint on North Interstate 35, the agency announced Friday.
Woman leaves child in car to get breakfast
Police cited a woman for leaving an infant unattended inside a car Friday morning outside a Stripes on Texas 359.
Teen arrested in assaults
Police have arrested a teenager accused of being involved in two unrelated aggravated assaults in October, authorities said Friday.
Jalapeño Festival line-up set
The two-day WBCA Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by Uni-Trade will provide two back-to-back nights of sizzling entertainment, live music, games and fun for the entire family on Feb. 21 and 22 at El Metro Park and Ride on Hillside Road.
CBP offers tips for border crossers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are anticipating an increase in border traffic as the holiday season approaches.
District eyes old hospital
As it looks for locations for a central office, LISD continues to explore the possibility of purchasing and moving into the old Mercy Hospital.
JFK talk sheds light on assassination
The Laredo Center for the Arts hosted a historical presentation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Friday with guest speakers Reynaldo Godines and Enrique De la Garza.
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