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Laredo Chamber of Commerce to Commemorate 100th Anniversary with Official Proclamation

Date(s): 4/2/2015

10:00 am

LISD Civic Center 2310 San Bernardo Ave.
The Laredo Chamber of Commerce will officially commemorate their 100th Anniversary with a special proclamation by City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz and Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina.

The ceremony is slated for Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the LISD Civic Center Canopy located by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce Grounds at 2310 San Bernardo Ave.

The proclamation comes 100 years after the Chamber was officially chartered by the State of Texas (April 1, 1915).

This milestone event will feature a commemorative celebration cake, remarks from local leaders and current and past Chamber Directors. The culmination of the event will include the release of 100 balloons signifying the 100 years of providing dynamic leadership services to the Laredo business community.

The 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration is a year-long celebration commemorating the Chamber’s 100 years of existence in Laredo. The festivities include numerous business and social events for Chamber members and the Laredo public.

The momentous occasion celebrates over 10 decades of significant milestones that the Laredo Chamber has reached and established since its founding in 1915. This landmark birthday positions the Laredo Chamber among a small and elite group of chambers throughout the country that have reached the 100-year mark.

The Laredo Chamber of Commerce is the oldest established business organization in Laredo, Texas and represents over 650 members in various industries ranging from financial institutions and retailers to transportation, logistics and service providers.

The Laredo Chamber of Commerce is accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a 4-star accreditation rating. It is a member of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
For more details on the 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration visit www.laredochamber.com and stay connected on Facebook at Laredo Chamber of Commerce.

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H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza

Date(s): 2/22/2015

2:00 pm

L.I.F.E. Downs on Highway 59 East
H-E-B Fireworks
Sunday, February 22, 2015
2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tailgate Party & LIVE Music
8:00 p.m. Fireworks Show
L.I.F.E. Downs on Highway 59 East
Free admission
Casual attire | Established: 1898

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Noche Mexicana: A Presentation of Señor y Señora Internacional - LULAC Council #12

Date(s): 2/21/2015

7:00 pm

L.I.S.D. Civic Center Ballroom
Noche Mexicana: A Presentation
of Señor y Señora Internacional
- LULAC Council #12
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight
L.I.S.D. Civic Center Ballroom
$50 per person/ $500 table of 10
Cocktail/Business attire / Established: 1925

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The Society of Martha Washington Cocktail Party

Date(s): 2/21/2015

7:00 pm

Laredo Center for the Arts
The Society of Martha Washington
Cocktail Party
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Laredo Center for the Arts
$60 per person
Cocktail attire | Established: 1964

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WBCA/IGNC International Bridge Ceremony

Date(s): 2/21/2015

7:30 am

Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
WBCA™/IGNC International
Bridge Ceremony
Sponsored by La Posada Hotel
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
Invitation or Media credentials required
Business attire | Established: 1961

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Caballeros Cocktail Party

Date(s): 2/20/2015

6:00 pm

L.I.S.D. Civic Center Ballroom
Caballeros Cocktail Party
Friday, February 20, 2015
6:00 p.m.
L.I.S.D. Civic Center Ballroom
$40 per person | Formal attire
Established: 1961

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Cm. Vela to Inaugurate Bartlett Soccer Complex

Date(s): 1/10/2015

10:00 am

Bartlett Avenue, between Thomas Avenue and Jacaman Road (parking located at natural curve between Gale Street and Thomas Avenue)
Cm. Vela to Inaugurate Bartlett Soccer Complex

WHO: City of Laredo District V Council Member Roque Vela, Jr.

City of Laredo Administration

City of Laredo Environmental Services Department

Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Troop 9163

WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHEN & Saturday, January 10 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bartlett Avenue, between Thomas Avenue and Jacaman Road (parking located at natural curve between Gale Street and Thomas Avenue)

WHY: The City of Laredo Bartlett Soccer Complex is in the second phase of the Upper Zacate Creek Drainage and Site Improvement Project. The project includes construction of two full-size soccer fields, one practice soccer field, walking trail and parking lot. The soccer fields will double as five full-size flag football fields.

This project consist of sub-grade preparation, excavation and embankment improvements, irrigation, asphalt, flex base, land clearing, storm water improvements and construction an ADA accessible parking lot.

Plans and specifications were prepared by Crane Engineering Corporation, Laredo, Texas. The contractor for this project is AZAR Services, LLC. The total cost of the project is approximately $500,000. This project was funded by the 2007 Certificate of Obligation bonds.

Additionally, Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Troop 9163 will plant a tree and dedicate a plaque in honor of Laredo veterans.

“This project is important to our community, utilizing the detention pond that helps prevent flooding, for recreational purposes whenever possible,” said Cm. Vela. “Anytime we can improve our community and its quality of life at the same time, we have invested City funds wisely. I hope the community comes to take advantage of this beautiful natural space.”

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Laredo Medical Center set to unveil this year’s ‘Angel of Hope’ painting

Date(s): 10/8/2014

10:00 am

Laredo Medical Center Main Foyer Entrance
Laredo Medical Center will unveil this year’s ‘Angel of Hope’ painting by local artist, Angie Moore, at a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:00 am, at the LMC Main Foyer Entrance.

In what has become a tradition, each year a local artist paints their own rendition of an ‘Angel of Hope’ which pays tribute to local men and women who are battling cancer, are survivors of cancer, or have lost their life to cancer. At the unveiling, the painting is signed by survivors then hung in the A.R. Sanchez Cancer Treatment Center.

Please join us as we continue our awareness events on Wednesday, October 8th at 10:00 am. Ms. Moore, as well as patients and survivors, will be on hand for the special unveiling, and light refreshments will be served.

WHAT: Laredo Medical Center set to unveil ‘Angel of Hope’ painting

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TIME: 10:00 am

WHERE: LMC Main Entrance Foyer
For more information, call the LMC Marketing Office at (956) 796-3223.

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Ribbon cutting for Vish for Justice of the Peace

Date(s): 7/12/2014

8:00 pm

2918 Santa Ursula. (I35 service road just before Holiday inn)
We are having a ribbon cutting for our Headquarters Vish for Justice of
the Peace in the November Election

Date: July 12 Saturday, 8:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

At 2918 Santa Ursula. (I35 service road just before Holiday inn) We
will have some food.

Please bring a friend. Your support is much appreciated.

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Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

Date(s): 7/9/2014

10:00 am

3519 Cecilia Lane El Cenizo
Webb Commissioner Linda Ramirez invites the public to the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Carlos Aguilar Activity Center in El Cenizo.

The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 9th at 3519 Cecilia Lane in El Cenizo.

The center is being named in the memory of Carlos Aguilar, a 1999 graduate of Martin High School, who was a decorated veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Refreshments will be served.
For additional information contact Larry Sanchez
Webb County Public Information Officer
(956) 523-4999/Email: larrysanchez@webbcountytx.gov

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TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Show

Date(s): 6/14/2014

1:00 pm

TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium, Laredo, TX
The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium will show:
Saturday, June 14
2pm- The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket**
3pm- Earth, Moon and Sun
4pm- Wonders of the Universe
5pm- Destination Saturn
General Admission is $4 children and $5 adults.
**Matinee Shows $4.00 General Admission
*Premium shows $1 more.
For more information call 956.326.DOME (3663)
Claudia S. Herrera

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Radkids Assembly at Bonnie Garcia Elementary

Date(s): 5/21/2014

1:00 p.m.

Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
WHO: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School

Dr. Cordelia Nava, Principal

WHAT: Radkids Assembly

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium, 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.


This event will be a celebration and congratulations for Bonnie Garcia Elementary for becoming the first elementary school inTexas to implement the RadKids program, a personal empowerment safety education program for students, schoolwide. (Bonnie Garcia successfully trained 711 Radkids grades 1-5). The event will celebrate Bonnie Garcia Radkids instructors, sdministration teachers and students for their efforts to become a school where no one gets hurt and everyone is special because they are there. Joining the celebration will be Radkids founder and CEO Steve M. Daley, who will be accompanied by Representatives from laredo’s Child Advocacy Center, The District Attorney’s Office, Webb County Attorney’s Office, Webb County Sheriff’s Department and UISD Administration.
For more information, please call Lisa Habercorn at 473-7134 or 285-2498.

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St. John Neumann Catholic Church Annual Jamaica - Zumba

Date(s): 5/4/2014

7:15 pm

102 W. Hillside Road Laredo, TX
The St. John Neumann Catholic Church will now be featuring ZUMBA during our annual jamaica!! Our mini Zumbathon will be from 7:15pm - 8:15pm given by the wonderful Ms. Sandra Leal! Please bring your comfy shoes and your Zumba moves! All our welcome to join us and if you have never tried Zumba now is your chance! Let's make every move count! See you there!
St. John Neumann Catholic Church

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LCC South to celebrate its ten year anniversary

Date(s): 4/26/2014

10:00 am

LCC South
For the last ten years, the Laredo Community College South Campus has worked to meet the educational needs of south Laredo residents, and now the LCC South family would like to extend a little of that love to the community during its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 26.

The day’s celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony led by Dr. Fred Solis, associate vice president for instruction.
The event also will feature an invocation by Sister Rosemary Welsh and Sister Maria Luisa Vera of Mercy Ministries, and the performance of the National Anthem by the new Campus Orchestra under the direction of music instructor Andrew Uhe.

LCC President Dr. Juan L. Maldonado and LCC Board of Trustees President Cynthia Mares will share some words of reflection with guests attending the formal ceremony. Congressman Henry Cuellar, a distinguished alum of LCC and long-time supporter of the college, will be the keynote speaker.

At the end of the ceremony, LCC staff and students will officially unveil a Palomino statue donated by longtime LCC supporters Steve and Linda LaMantia.

The festivities do not stop there, however. After the ceremony, students, families and the public are invited to share in an afternoon of fun, food, and games.
For more information about the LCC South 10th Anniversary Ceremony and Celebration, please contact the LCC South Dean’s Office at 956-794-4002.

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TAMIU Science Center and Planetarium 9th Anniversary

Date(s): 4/12/2014

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

TAMIU Science Center and Planetarium
Family fun and the Disney movie, “WALL-E” will be featured presentations at Texas A&M International University’s 9th Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Anniversary celebration Saturday, April 12.

The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Planetarium and will include food, music, crafts, face paintings, and presentations by local dance teams. “WALL-E” show times will be every two hours, from 2 -8 p.m., with $3 general admission. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public.

Funds generated at the Anniversary will help support the Planetarium’s educational outreach initiatives, said Peter Davis, Planetarium director.

“For years, the community has supported our Planetarium through thousands of individual and school visits as well as birthdays and other social events,” Davis said, “As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to encourage everyone to bring their families for a day of both outdoor and indoor fun as well as invite friends who might not yet be familiar with our impressive and modern facilities.”

The TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a one of a kind teaching, learning and special occasion space located at TAMIU. The Planetarium is open to the public for shows, star gazing events, field trips and private functions. It is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the State of Texas and operates a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Its technology allows not only a view from planet Earth, but from any part of the known universe, taking audiences to structures unseen, except by highly developed telescopes.

The Digistar 3 projectors use powerful graphics hardware and software to generate immersive full-dome images on the interior surface of a dome, integrating all-dome video, real-time 3D computer graphics, and a complete digital astronomy package.
For more information, call 956-326-2463, or visit tamiu.edu/planetarium.

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Proclamation and Celebration of National Library Week

Date(s): 4/14/2014

9:00 am

Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
Laredo Independent School District
and the
United Independent School District

...cordially invites you to attend the Proclamation and Celebration of the National Library Week and the Laredo of Tomorrow Coalition invites you to attend the kick-off of the Read for Life Project.

Monday, April 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, April 10th: (956)523-7473

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/253196251.html | 253196251

Santo Nino Catholic Church Gran Jamaica

Date(s): 4/6/2014

10:00 am

2801 Cross St., Laredo, Texas
Food, Games, Live Music, Loteria, Bingo, fun for the whole family to join
Diana Gomez (956) 724-6638

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United ISD to host library week with celebration event

Date(s): 4/14/2014

1:00 pm

Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane (Room 2)
United ISD Board of Trustees
United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos
United ISD Library Media Specialists
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Carmen Tafolla

Special event honoring United ISD librarians

Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
(Room 2)

April 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On-site contact will be United ISD Lead Librarian Media Specialist Carmen Escamilla. This is the 9th year the District has been hosting this celebration. Join us!

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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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Shooting range ribbon cutting ceremony

Date(s): 3/21/2014

10:00 am

U.S. Highway 59 (about a mile east of the Webb County Road and Bridge)
WHAT: A ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by District Attorney Isidro R. Alaniz, will be held to unveil the fourth firing range of the Webb County Firearms Range.

WHEN: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Highway 59 (about a mile east of the Webb County Road & Bridge)

WHY: Help us celebrate the recently completed shooting range. The primary use of the range is for the District Attorney's office and smaller Law Enforcement Agencies to be able to promote tactical efficiency training and awareness.

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

Date(s): 3/20/2014


United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes Ave.
WHO: United South High School

Adriana P. Ramirez, Principal

Griselda Gonzalez, Librarian

WHAT: U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

WHEN: See schedule and hours below

WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 1:15 p.m. – Sister Rosemary Welsh – Executive Director, Casa Misericordia

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. –Judith Garcia – UISD High School Instr.Tech On-Line Coordinator

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. – Judge Diana Saldaña, U.S. District Judge, Laredo, Texas Div.


All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Alex Meyer

United I.S.D. Office of Communications

201 Lindenwood Drive

Laredo, Texas 78045

Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404

Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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Laredo City Council Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date(s): 3/5/2014


E. Hachar Soft Walking Track 1102 N. Smith
The Honorable Mayor Raul G. Salinas


Members of the Laredo City Council
Invite you to attend the

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


E. Hachar Soft Walking Track
1102 N. Smith

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10:00 a.m.

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Read Across America Day

Date(s): 3/3/2014


Centeno Elementary School Library 2710 La Pita Mangana Road
In partnership with the community, Centeno Elementary will host the Laredo Public Library Children’s Dept. along with their mascot Reader Bear and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat. The purpose of the event is to commemorate Read Across America Day. 1st grade and Kinder students will participate in reading and singing songs during this event. The event coincides with the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America events promote reading, particularly for children and young adults.
For more information,please call Analine Johnson at 473-8813.

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Laredo Chess Club Final Tournament of the Year

Date(s): 3/1/2014

8:00 am

Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
LAREDO- An LISD club is holding it's final tournament of the year.

The LISD's Advanced Academic Program Chess Club is geared towards kindergarten through 12th graders. Their final tournament of the year is Saturday, March 1st, at the Laredo Civic Center Ballroom.

This five-round Swiss style tournament is open to all scholastic chess players. There will be a United States Chess Federation rated division, as well as a beginners' non-rated division. Each division has a primary, elementary, middle school, and high school section. An awards ceremony will follow after the tabulation of the fifth round.

Check-in is scheduled at 8am. The tournament is free for all LISD participants and $5.00 for all non-LISD participants.
For more information, please contact Patricia Cisneros at 956-273-1744, or pcisneros@laredoisd.org.

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