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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for UISD's East Transportation Compound

Date(s): 9/18/2014

10:00 am

500 E.G. Ranch Boulevard off Hwy. 359 (in close proximity to the Bordertown flea market)
WHO: United ISD Board Members

Superintendent Roberto J. Sanntos

United ISD Transportation Dept.


WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for UISD East Transportation Compound

WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 500 E.G. Ranch Boulevard off Hwy. 359, (in close proximity to the Bordertown flea market)

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The newly built East Transportation Compound* will meet the growing needs of the eastern sector of the district. The complex areas will accommodate 30 fleet parking spaces, 133 staff/visitor spaces, and 68 bus parking spaces. The complex also houses a bus wash, lube/repair area, fuel distribution system and state –of-the-art security and surveillance systems. When fully operational , the complex will be the origination point for approximately 72 routes serving 5000 students (including those with special needs), from United South High School, United South Middle School, Gonzalez Middle School, and several elementary schools including Killam, Cuellar, Ruiz, Salinas, Bonnie Garcia and Zaffirrini.
For more information, please call Cornelio Zapata at 473-1965.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/274665931.html | 274665931

Featured Event

13th annual 9/11 ceremony

Date(s): 9/11/2014

9:30 am

St. Peter's Plaza
Students of the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts will hold their 13th annual 9/11 ceremony at St. Peter's Plaza, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas.
Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts, school office, 723-7800

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Featured Event

3rd annual Share-a-Bear project kickoff

Date(s): 9/13/2014

10:00 am

Mall Del Norte, in front of Build-a-Bear Workshop
The Webb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in collecting new stuffed animals for children in Laredo and Webb County.

The Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit will be holding the teddy bear drive during the 3rd Annual Share-a-Bear Project Kick-Off on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mall Del Norte in front of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

The stuffed animals collected will be given to children who have experienced a traumatic event as a result of a crime or natural disaster. The goal is to bring a smile to children during their time of crisis. The stuffed animals will not only be given to law enforcement officers to disburse, but also to first responders and hospitals in our community. During the kickoff, there will be face painting, child I.D. and other fun activities for children who donate to this great cause.

Students who participate in this project will also receive one community service hour for each teddy bear donated, with a maximum of 10 hours. Build-a-Bear workshop will be providing coupons the day of the event.

WHO: Webb County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit

WHAT 3rd Annual Share-a-Bear Project Kickoff,

WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mall Del Norte, in front of Build-a-Bear Workshop

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/274102381.html | 274102381

Featured Event

Citywide Pink Cancer Awareness Day

Date(s): 9/25/2014

11:00 am

Laredo Chamber of Commerce 2310 San Bernardo Avenue
WHO:
Non-profit cancer awareness groups
Business owners affiliated with the Laredo Chamber of Commerce

WHAT:
Press conference and photo opportunity to announce the Citywide Pink Cancer Awareness Day which will be on October 10th

WHEN:
September 25 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Laredo Chamber of Commerce located at 2310 San Bernardo Avenue

ADDITIONAL:
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, various non-profit cancer awareness and prevention groups, along with business owners, will gather together to announce a citywide pink cancer awareness day which will be held on Friday, October 10. On this day, everyone in the community is being asked to wear the color pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness month.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/273979501.html | 273979501

Featured Event

PILLAR hosts 4th Annual Suicide Prevention Candle Light Vigil

Date(s): 9/4/2014

6:00 pm

North Central Park
4th Annual Suicide Prevention Candle Light Vigil

“Suicide Prevention:
One World Connected”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
North Central Park
International Blvd.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Everyone is Encouraged to Bring a Remembrance Photo

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/273964141.html | 273964141

Featured Event

Rio Grande Arts Festival Winners Showcase

Date(s): 9/6/2014

7:30 pm

Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center
Laredo Community College Martinez Fine Arts Center presents the 1st Rio Grande Arts Festival Winners Showcase! The event will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public, general seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. General admission is at $10, while admission for seniors and students (with valid ID) is at $5. For more information contact the Fine Arts Center at 721-5334.

If you missed the first annual Rio Grande Arts Festival back in May 2014, here is your chance to catch part of it a second time! We will have all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each competition present their work. MudRiver will be performing their winning original song “Never Letting Go” along with a few others. Marco Gonzalez will have his winning short film “Jigsaw” played on our big screen and his winning play production of “Philario at Midnight” will be performed on stage. Ms. Kassandra de Hoyos’ winning Playwright piece, “Ones and Zeros”, will have a staged reading by talented local actors.

Don’t miss out! We hope to see you this weekend for a fun fill night with entertainment. All proceedings will benefit for future production.

Please make sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook! The “Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center Theatre” page will keep you posted on events that are to come at the Fine Arts Center, while “Rio Grande Arts Festival” page will keep you updated on anything relating to LCC’s new festival.

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Featured Event

Blessed Sacrament Church Grand Jamaica

Date(s): 10/12/2014

4:00 pm

2219 Galveston St. Laredo, Texas 78043
Our first ever Blessed Sacrament Jamaica promises to be a great deal of family fun, good food, and lots of great prizes.

There will be children's rides, games for all ages, great food, music and entertainment. A Community Bingo will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for all our Bingo lovers and a Loteria too!

Get your raffle tickets now or at the door.
Elia H. Martinez (956) 693-0777

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/272899751.html | 272899751

Featured Event

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for UISD East Transportation Compound

Date(s): 9/18/2014

10:00 am

500 E.G. Ranch Boulevard off Hwy. 359 (in close proximity to the Bordertown flea market)
WHO: United ISD Board Members, Superintendent Roberto J. Sanntos, United ISD Transportation Dept.

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for UISD East Transportation Compound

WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 500 E.G. Ranch Boulevard off Hwy. 359, (in close proximity to the Bordertown flea market)

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The newly built East Transportation Compound will meet the growing needs of the eastern sector of the district.

The complex areas accommodates 30 fleet parking spaces, 133 staff/visitor spaces, and 68 bus parking spaces, with room for future growth.

The complex also houses a bus wash, lube/repair area, fuel distribution system and is equipped with state –of-the-art security and surveillance systems.

When fully operational , the complex will be the origination point for approximately 72 routes serving 5000 students (including those with special needs), from United South High School, United South Middle School, Gonzalez Middle School, and several elementary schools including Killam, Cuellar, Ruiz, Salinas, Bonnie Garcia and Zaffirrini.
For more information, please call Cornelio Zapata at 473-1965.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/272580591.html | 272580591

Featured Event

Free Public Forum

Date(s): 8/28/2014

6:00 pm

Providence Health Center 230 Calle del Norte
Who: DHL Providence Health Center

What: Public Forum - Treatment and Management of Peripheral Artery Disease
When: Thursday, August 28th @ 6:00pm

Where: 230 Calle Del Norte (Providence Health Center)
How much: FREE to the public (reservation required)

Guest Speaker: Manuel Gonzalez, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Hear from Dr. Manuel Gonzalez on living with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) including the best treatment and management.
Free blood pressure screenings and height and weight measurements will be provided.
Light snacks will be served.

To reserve your place, call Direct Doctors Plus® at 1-877-992-1711.
To reserve your place, call Direct Doctors Plus® at 1-877-992-1711.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/270773411.html | 270773411

Featured Event

United Way To Have Kick-Off Event with Special Guest Speaker

Date(s): 9/9/2014

12:00 pm

Laredo Civic Center Ballroom 2400 San Bernardo Avenue
WHAT:
Annual Campaign Kick-Off Event featuring guest speaker Dana LaMon, J.D.

WHO:
United Board of Directors and Staff, United Way Agencies, Community Representatives and Donors

WHEN:
September 9th at Noon

WHERE:
Laredo Civic Center Ballroom located 2400 San Bernardo Avenue

ADDITIONAL:
LaMon is a graduate of Yale University with a law degree from the University of Southern California. He has learned how to make each moment meaningful despite his visual impairment. LaMon is a public speaker and won the 1992 World Champion of Public Speaking award from Toastmasters International. Additionally, he is an author of four books. He will present The Excellence Book: 104 Principles for Living and Working at the kick-off event.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/264604501.html | 264604501

Community Outreach Program

Date(s): 6/27/2014

9:00 am

Laredo Municipal Court 4610 Maher Ave.
Attendants will receive a Certificate of Completion good for ten community service hours.

Here is the full schedule:

8:00 - 8:55: Check in for defendants seeking community service hours

09:00 - 09:05: Welcome by Judge Rosie Cuellar

09:10 – 09:40: Session 1 TOPIC: “Seat Belt”
SPEAKER: Officer Abraham Diaz
FROM: Laredo Police Department


09:45 – 10:15: Session 2 TOPIC: “Making Choices”
SPEAKER: Former Judge Vicente H. Molina

10:20 – 10:30: BREAK

10:35– 11:05: Session 3 TOPIC: “True Life Story”
SPEAKER: Luis A. Martinez

11:10 – 11:40: Session 4 TOPIC: “Legal Consequences”
SPEAKER: Attorney Elizabeth Martinez

11:45 – 12:00: Closing Remarks by Muncipal Court Judge Rosie Cuellar
Eddie Elizardo: 956-794-1678.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/262162661.html | 262162661

LISD Summer School

Date(s): 6/9/2014

8 AM

LISD schools
First Day of Elementary, Middle, and High School Summer School

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/262032261.html | 262032261

Go Spurs Go!

More info about this event...

Date(s): 6/5/2014

Go Spurs Go Party at Uni-Trade Stadium for Game 1 NBA Finals‏

Uni-Trade Stadium
Cheer on the Spurs and watch Game #1 of the NBA finals at the Uni-Trade stadium. Free admission to the stadium club. Reserve a table for $75 or book a suite for $150.
Details, call (956) 753-6877 or email at tickets@LaredoLemurs.com

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/259884071.html | 259884071

St. Augustine High School Cupcake Wars

Date(s): 5/20/2014

2:00 p.m.

Wellness Center
The St. Augustine High School Cupcake Club will host its annual Cupcake Wars on Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00pm in the Wellness Center.

Each class 9th-12th will have a team baking cupcakes - with celebrity judges!

Pledges collected by each team will go to the charity of the winner's choice. All proceeds of yearlong cupcake sales are donated to local nonprofits!

Please join the fun and sample the cupcakes! Media present will be able to award the Media Prize.
Cristina Garcia
1300 Galveston St.
Laredo, TX 78040
(956)724-8131

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/258626901.html | 258626901

Public Information Meeting, Proposed Tire Ordinance Amendment

Date(s): 5/14/2014

6:30 PM

Public Works Service Center training room
Public information meeting on Proposed Tire Ordinance Amendment that will require a core charge on new and used tire sales if old tires are not left with the tire vendor for disposal.
City of Laredo Health Department at (956) 795-4935
City of Laredo Environmental Services Department at (956) 794-1653

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/253432621.html | 253432621

TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Anniversary Event

Date(s): 4/12/2014

11:00 am

TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium, Laredo, TX
Saturday, April 12
PLANETARIUM ANNIVERSARY
$3.00 General Admission
For more information call 956.326 DOME (3663)
WALL•E
Show times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
FREE face painting, arts, and music with local dance performances
Claudia Herrera
956.326.2463
http://www.tamiu.edu/planetarium

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/250973581.html | 250973581

Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club to announce honorees for Heroes Event

Date(s): 3/25/2014

2:00 pm

United ISD Central Office Boardroom 201 Lindenwood Drive
WHO:

Next Generation Rotary Club Members
Hero Award Honorees

WHAT:

Announcement of honorees for upcoming Heroes Awards

WHEN:

March 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:

United ISD Central Office Boardroom located at 201 Lindenwood Drive


ADDITIONAL:

This honor is given by the organization to those who exemplify the motto of service above self.
Roger C. Rocha, Jr.
956-286-3333

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/250324391.html | 250324391

Laredo of Tomorrow Coalition Meeting

Date(s): 3/17/2014

5:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers
On Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. members of the Laredo of Tomorrow Coalition will make a presentation before the City of Laredo Council and ask for their support and endorsement of the initiative.

The Laredo of Tomorrow initiative is a community driven movement formed to address the top three issues identified in the 2011 Laredo/Webb County Community Health and Workforce Needs Assessment. The need for:

Better Education/Employment
Better Health Care
Better Quality of Life

Coalition membership includes representation from the various sectors in the community including educational, health care, business, professional and community-at large. Join the membership during this important presentation:

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: City Hall, Council Chambers
For additional information call (956)712-0037.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/248222711.html | 248222711

Webb County Clean-Up Campaign in El Cenizo

Date(s): 3/5/2014

9:00am

El Cenizo Community Center
El Cenizo is invited to TEAM UP AND CLEAN UP!

There will be only four tires allowed for pickup per household.

Items that will not be accepted are appliances, batteries, concrete, and bricks.
For more information, please call the Commissioner Precinct One Offices at 956-523-4660.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/247095121.html | 247095121

Relay for Life - Zapata County

Date(s): 5/2/2014

7:00pm

Zapata County Precinct 4 Parkway
ZAPATA COUNTY- Zapata County residents are "giving cancer the boot."

Relay for Life is encouraging everyone to step up and become a part of this event. Relay comes together to remember and celebrate a loved one who has battled cancer. By joining Relay, you can help find a cure to this disease.

The event is set for Friday, May 2nd, at the Zapata County Precinct 4 Parkway, at 7pm.
For more information, visit relayforlife.org, call Lilonee Garza at 956-251-6329, or call Nellie Trevino at 956-236-2672.

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