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Runoff after recount
LMTonline.com / Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:39:14 -0600
The race for District 3 city councilman is headed to a runoff after a recount Tuesday showed only a slight change in voting results.

Disappearance protest
LMTonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:39:59 -0600
A day of seeking justice in Mexico has gone international as 43 TAMIU students gathered to protest the disappearance and presumed killing of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico.

Man in federal custody, charged with sexual assault on flight from Japan
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:02:00 UT

A Japanese citizen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman sitting next to him on a flight from Japan to Houston.

Mitsuaki Takahashi, 36, was a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Narita, Japan, to Houston, on Aug. 20. He was seated next to a 21-year-old woman, also a Japanese citizen, according to court documents.

V-Brick project moved up
LMTonline.com / Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:59:08 -0600
UISD schools will notice a change in the district’s area wide network as early as next year.

Flag from Battleship Texas flies again for D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 23 May 2014 04:32:59 UT
A cacophony of shouting men and the constant boom of exploding shells filled the air. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion, the flag that was aloft will go on public display Friday for the first time since World War II in an exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science thanks to a crewman who gifted the flag. The USS Texas' 17-by-9 foot battle flag was raised on its mast June 5, as 156,000 Allied soldiers prepared to cross the English Channel and face the Germans. The USS Texas, which already had fought in World War I, was tasked with drawing enemy fire so the troops could land, Smith said. The rounds came so fast and so furiously, the troops on the beach were relieved when they saw the USS Texas and its constant barrage, Ernest Hemingway described as a correspondent for Colliers magazine. For years, as Saul finished school, got married, raised two daughters and enjoyed a long career with the Coast Guard, the massive wool and linen flag with just 48 stars remained carefully folded in storage.

Found debit card used
LMTonline.com / Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:05:36 -0600
Laredo police are looking for a man who allegedly made unauthorized purchases with a Visa card.

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 5 Jul 2014 16:23:14 UT
(AP) — She's a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. In the Jungle — believed to be the nation's largest homeless encampment — Salazar's shelter is a gathering place where friends smoke pot, doze, swap stories, argue. Outside, they squat by her cooking fire frying pancakes or warming soup, handouts from Sunday church groups. Salazar and as many as 350 others live in tents, makeshift shacks, caves and tree houses along polluted Coyote Creek, spending their days and nights in various states of mental confusion and intoxication. When the social worker returned to her desk, she found that in a county with a seven-year, 20,000-person waiting list, Salazar had finally qualified for housing support: a new locally funded, $1,295 monthly subsidy aimed at ending chronic homelessness awaited her. [...] Maria Esther Salazar, a woman with a criminal record, two dogs, no phone and no identification had to find an apartment in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S., or the subsidy could disappear. In the Jungle, trails wind through trees and bushes, and there are neighborhoods like Little Saigon, where Vietnamese residents have dug large rooms into steep hillsides and squat by the creek to wash dishes and get water. Jennifer Loving, executive director of the nonprofit housing agency Destination: Home, is spearheading a new, concerted effort in San Jose to house people and keep them housed, not just out of compassion, but to save money. A homeless person can cost an estimated $60,000 a year, including trips to the emergency room and jail.

La Mafia to headline Jamboozie Festival
LMTonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:39:59 -0600
The streets of historic downtown Laredo will come alive with musical entertainment as Laredo Main Street kicks off its 17th annual UETA Jamboozie Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31.

9 get prison for drugs
LMTonline.com / Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:10:58 -0600
Nine men received stiff prison sentences this week in a Laredo federal court for their involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy that, according to a ledger seized by law enforcement, had distributed about 12,500 kilograms of cocaine and had almost $42 million in drug proceeds.

Saenz sworn in
LMTonline.com / Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:49:14 -0600
Raul Salinas presided over his last City Council meeting as mayor at a special called meeting Wednesday, where Mayor-elect Pete Saenz was officially sworn into office after the election returns of the city races and propositions were canvassed, or made official.

Disbursement ceremony held
LMTonline.com / Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:59:08 -0600
Over 100 volunteers witnessed the importance of “paying it forward” through philanthropy on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Texas A & M International’s Helen Richter Watson Gallery as the Laredo Area Community Foundation held its most successful disbursement ceremony since its 2005 founding.

Speakers update Laredo of Tomorrow
LMTonline.com / Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:08:22 -0600
Community members recently received an update on the Laredo of Tomorrow Initiative and saw a demonstration of a simulation manikin at the UT Health Science Center’s Regional Campus-Laredo.

Juvenile held for graffiti
LMTonline.com / Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:46:43 -0600
Police have detained a juvenile for allegedly spray-painting a wall at North Central Park.

Suspect arrested for smuggling humans
LMTonline.com / Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:46:43 -0600
A man has been arrested for allegedly smuggling immigrants who were in the country illegally, according to Laredo police.

Millions get aid from food banks
LMTonline.com / Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:05:36 -0600
A total of 3.5 million Texans receive charitable food from a food bank or partner agency on average seven times per year, according to a recently released study by Feeding Texas.

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