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Laredo native signing new book

Date(s): 4/25/2015

4:00 pm

Books-A-Million, Store 568 5300 San Dario Ave
Hope all is well. I'm excited to share with you our upcoming author signing for this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4 PM.

We are having J.R. Rivera, a Laredo Native, over to sign his incredible tarot deck. Not only will he be signing his book, but he will also do a spread of the deck, explaining the goings on how to read and execute and such.
956.728.8145, store
956.324.8205, cell

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Date(s): 3/24/2014

12:00 pm

Salvador Garcia Middle School Library 499 Peña Drive
WHAT: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

WHEN: Monday, March 24 @ 12:00 p.m.


Guest Reader David Canales (UISD Executive Director, High School Instruction) will recite one of Dr Seuss stories for students in the school library. This celebration of Dr. Seuss is being held in conjunction with Read Across America events. Read Across America promotes reading among young students. For more information, please call Loida Korrody at 473-5019 or 744-6399
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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TAMIU Grad, Author Publishes First Collection

Date(s): 3/19/2014


TAMIU Bookstore
Lyrics of Poems: A Collection of Lyrics, Poems, and Prose will be shared at a poetry reading and booking signing event at the Texas A&M International University Bookstore Wednesday, Mar. 19 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

North Dakota native and TAMIU graduate Rafael Contreras, will be reciting poems and lyrics from his recently published book.

Contreras explained that his lyrics and poems represent his transition from high school to now.

In addition to publishing a book, Contreras began an online blog dedicated to help young individuals become professionals in both work and school. TheProfessionalist.com, which launched in January 2013, provides exclusive interviews and experiences from other professionals and TAMIU alumni.

The blog is geared toward high school graduates or students “who are at that tipping point of becoming young professionals,” he explained. Contreras now works at the TAMIU Office of Recruitment and School Relations as an outreach and retention specialist, and knows first hand what incoming students are going through.

Contreras has worked with over 1000 students at TAMIU and loves being able to relate to his students and guide them through the tough transition from high school to college.

Lyrics of Poems is Contreras’ first published book, but hopes to publish a second installment soon.

The book Lyrics of Poems: A Collection of Lyrics, Poems, and Prose is currently available online at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.
For more information about the author, contact him at rafael.contreras@tamiu.edu or 326.2770, or click on http://theprofessionalist.com

For TAMIU Bookstore hours or information, contact Mayra Garcia, assistant store manager at 326.8082 or bookstore@tamiu.edu.

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Jose Antonio Lopez Book Signing

Date(s): 2/27/2014

6:00 pm

Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum 810 Zaragoza St.
LAREDO , TX (KGNS)- A Laredo native comes home to promote his new book.

Jose Antonio Lopez is the author of "The First Texas Independence, 1813, A Brief Biography on Don Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe, the First President of Texas." He will be giving a presentation and a book signing on Thursday at 6pm at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum.

Lopez was born and raised in Laredo. He is a direct descendant of Don Javier Uribe, who was in one of the earliest families that settled in the territory that is now South Texas in 1750.
For more information, contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation at webbheritage.org, visit their Facebook page, or call 956-727-0977.

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