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Community Support Needed To Help Powerlifter Champion Rudy Flores Return To World Competition

Date(s): 8/12/2015

10:00 am

United South High School (Field House) 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes
WHAT:
Press conference to announce a GO FUND ME account that has been set for Rudy Flores who will be going to the IPF World Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships that will be held in the Czech Republic

WHO:
United ISD Board of Trustees
Superintendent Roberto J. Santos
Athletic Director Bobby Cruz
United South High School Head Coach Sergio Salinas
United South High School Powerlifting Coach Jerry Ramirez
IPF World Sub-Junior Powerlifting Champion and recent United South High School graduate Rudy Flores

WHEN:
August 12, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
United South High School (Field House) located at 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

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Back to School Orientation for Substitute Teachers

Date(s): 8/12/2015

9:00 am

SAC Auditorium 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHO: UISD Human Resources Dept.

WHAT: Back to School Orientation for Substitute Teachers

WHERE: SAC Auditorium, 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The UISD Human Resources Dept. will welcome over 700 substitute teachers as part of a Back to School Orientation. The program will include trainings and presentations from several UISD departments.
For more information, please contact Patricia Gutierrez at 473-6339.

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LCC, South Texas College to ink articulation agreement

Date(s): 7/31/2015

11:00 am

William N. (Billy) Hall Jr. Student Center, Community Suite, room 137 Laredo Community College South Campus 5500 South Zapata Highway
Laredo Community College and South Texas College

LCC, South Texas College to ink articulation agreement

New and current Laredo Community College students will now have an additional avenue to seamlessly earn their baccalaureate degree, thanks to a new articulation agreement between LCC and South Texas College.

College leaders from both institutions will be on hand for the signing of this pact, which will facilitate the transfer of students who have completed their associate degree at LCC.

Through this agreement, LCC students can easily transfer to South Texas College and complete their bachelor’s degree in any 17 degree programs related to applied business, computer technology, health sciences, and culinary arts.

Located in McAllen, Texas, South Texas College holds the unique prestige of being one of only three community colleges in Texas to offer baccalaureate degrees to its students.

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11 a.m.

William N. (Billy) Hall Jr. Student Center, Community Suite, room 137
Laredo Community College South Campus
5500 South Zapata Highway

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CBP to Staff Recruitment, SENTRI/Global Entry information booths at Employee Appreciation Night at Uni-Trade Stadium

Date(s): 7/10/2015

6:30 pm

Uni-Trade Stadium 6320 Sinatra Pkwy
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP to Staff Recruitment, SENTRI/Global Entry information booths at Employee Appreciation Night at Uni-Trade Stadium

What: Photo Op, press availability

Who: Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of Entry
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations



About: CBP Office of Field Operations from. Laredo Port of Entry will be staffing information booths regarding a recently announced CBP officer vacancy announcement and enrollment in the SENTRI and Global Entry trusted traveler programs during a CBP OFO Employee Appreciation Night during the Laredo Lemurs game at Uni-Trade Stadium. Professionalism service managers wearing red lanyards from Laredo Field Office's Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence (PRIDE) Initiative will be on hand to listen to and address comments from the public. The event will also feature displays of non-intrusive imaging systems, Officer PAT will greet the arriving fans and their families, an Honor Guard will present the colors and a CBP official will throw out the first pitch. Members of the media are welcome to take still or video images and CBP officials will be available for one-on-one interviews.

When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015

Where: Uni-Trade Stadium, 6320 Sinatra Pkwy, Laredo, Texas 78041
Mucia Dovalina, 956-753-1703
Margie Garza, 956-523-7303
Rick Pauza, 956-764-3425

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Opportunity to Meet TAMIU Students, Faculty Traveling to Azerbaijan

Date(s): 7/3/2015

10:00 am

Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium lobby area
Opportunity to Meet TAMIU Students, Faculty Traveling to Azerbaijan

What:
An opportunity to meet Texas A&M International University students, faculty traveling to Azerbaijan to participate in the Baku Summer Energy School 2015.

When and Where:
Friday, July 3, from 10 -11 a.m., Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium lobby area.

Why:
A group of 9 students, 7 of whom are from TAMIU, will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan July 4-17 to participate in the Baku Summer Energy School, an annual two-week certificate program held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The yearly School is an initiative of the Caspian Center for Energy Environment of ADA University, held in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic. The School brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain better understanding of global energy and environmental issues and their practical application.

Of Significance:
The travel is made possible through a historic agreement TAMIU signed with the Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan (AFAZ) in April. The accord will facilitate student and faculty research and study collaborations in Azerbaijan. U.S. Congressman Henry Cuéllar helped facilitate the Affiliation Agreement for Collaborative Education with AFAZ.

Information about the Agreement can be found here:

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/newsarticles/2015-StudyCollaboration040615.shtml
For more information:
Please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam library, room 268.

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Migrant Education Parent Community Outreach Session

12:00 pm

Ruiz Elementary School 1717 Ave. Los Presidentes
WHO: Ruiz Elementary School

WHAT: Migrant Education Parent (MEP)/Parental Involvement Community Outreach Session

WHERE: Ruiz Elementary School, 1717 Ave. Los Presidentes

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 12 noon -3:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
MEP Parents will be informed about community services and current trends that could potentially have an impact their families. Community outreach speakers will include guests from S.C.A.N., United Healthcare.
For more information, please contact Jessica Mutuc at 763-3679.

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Featured Event

CBP to participate in ACE Outreach Seminar

Date(s): 6/30/2015

1:15 pm

IBC Annex Building 2418 Jacaman Rd.
CBP, together with Federal Partners, to Participate in ACE Outreach Seminar Hosted by LLUSCBA

What: Outreach seminar

Who: Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations, Office of the Commissioner BIEC Representative Maria Luisa Boyce
U.S. Customs and Border Protection


About: CBP officials from Washington, DC and Laredo, along with other federal partners from the Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC) will participate in the 2015 South Texas ACE Outreach Seminar hosted by the Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Broker’s Association (LLUSCBA). CBP’s ACE Business Office and Laredo Field Office DFO Higgerson are in support of this ACE Outreach effort. The seminar will focus on upcoming changes with ACE relative to the collection of import/export data through the single-window concept, the forthcoming shutdown of the Automated Commercial System (ACS) and the mandatory transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for filing of electronic entries and related entry summary filings, including data related to partner government agency interactions, by Nov. 1, 2015. Media are invited to take still/video images and CBP officials will be available for one-on-one interviews.

When: 1:15-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Where: IBC Annex Building, 2418 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041

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“Laredo Veterans Transitional Center” operations update

Date(s): 6/19/2015

10:00 am

Rio Grande Plaza Hotel Lobby 1 South Main Avenue
The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association takes great joy in releasing the latest results of the veterans homeless shelter with a press conference.

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association will also receive a donation from a private donor and would like to share that information with the public.

Please join us as for this event as we continue our fight to end veteran homelessness in Laredo and Webb county.

Date: Friday June 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Rio Grande Plaza Hotel Lobby
1 South Main Avenue Laredo Texas
For more information please contact:
Gabriel Lopez
956-229-0265 or
Homero Prado
956-206-4470
South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association

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Featured Event

Laredo Noon Optimist Club Meeting

12:00 pm

Commerce Bank Conference Room, 2nd floor San Dario / Mann Road
The Laredo Noon Optimist Club will have their regular meeting this Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Commerce Bank, Conference Room 2nd. floor by San Dario & Mann Road at 12 noon to discuss new project and donation to a local entity.

Thank you,
Rosy Trujano, President 2014-2015

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Featured Event

Open Heart Team Appreciation Gathering

6:00 pm

Doctors Hospital Cafeteria
Doctors Hospital of Laredo Cardiac / Open Heart Program leadership will be recognizing everyone involved in reaching a milestone in our Open Heart Program: FIFTY Open Heart surgeries!

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Doctors Hospital Cafeteria. We hope you can join us!

A successful team beats with one heart.

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Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization to host a public meeting on Railroad Quiet Zone Study

Date(s): 5/28/2015

5:30 pm

Heights Elementary School 1208 Market St.
The Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the City of Laredo, will host a public meeting to solicit input on the draft Railroad Quiet Zone Study.

The creation of a railroad quiet zone would allow trains to safely stop sounding their horns within the zone.

The study proposes recommendations for roadway alterations intended to facilitate the creation of the quiet zone on the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railroad line.

Said roadway alterations may include: additional medians, gates, flashers, and/or possible roadway closures. The KCS line currently, carries 16 trains per day, crosses 32 local streets, and sounds horns four times per crossing, every day and night. Please join us to learn more about the Quiet Zone Study and aid in its development.

Please join us at the public meeting to be held on Thursday, May 28th, 2015. The meeting will be held at Heights Elementary School at 1208 Market St. from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the School Cafeteria.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 956-794-1613 or by email at vguerra@ci.laredo.tx.us.

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Second Annual Earth Day-Fallen Hero Recognition

Date(s): 4/27/2015

10:00 am

James and Maria Luisa Haynes Health and Wellness Center 2102 Clarks Crossing Drive
Second Annual Earth Day-Fallen Hero Recognition

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association takes great joy in participating in Earth day in a very unique way.

Veterans from the South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association will plant a tree dedicated to the memory of a soldier Killed in Action, Roberto Arizola Jr. A plaque with the veteran’s information will also be placed.

Date: Monday April 27, 2015
Time: 10: 00 AM
Location: James and Maria Luisa Haynes Health and Wellness Center 2102 Clarks Crossing Drive Laredo, Texas.

The goal of the association is to remember our veterans and also beautify our community. Persons attending the center can learn of the many sacrifices our veterans have made. Public is invited to attend the ceremony.
For more information please contact:

Gabriel Lopez
956-229-0265 or

Homero Prado
956-206-4470

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Municipal Court Community Outreach Program

Date(s): 4/25/2015

9:00 am

Laredo Municipal Court 4610 Maher Ave.
Schedule:

09:00 - 10:00 Check in for defendants seeking community service hours

10:05 - 10:10 Welcome by the Honorable Judge Rosie Cuellar

10:15 – 10:45 Session 1 TOPIC: “True DUI Life Story”
SPEAKER: Mr. and Mrs Americo Moncada

10:50 – 11:25 Session 2 TOPIC: “K2- Consequences of Synthetic
Marijuana”
SPEAKER: Adelaida F.Hernandez, MA, LCDC
FROM: F.S. Lara Academy

11:30 – 11:40 B R E A K

11:45 – 12:10 Session 3 TOPIC: “Teen Suicide”
SPEAKER: Araceli Perez
FROM: P I L L A R

12:15 – 12:50 Session 4 TOPIC: “Legal Consequences of Tickets”
956-794-1680

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Laredo Area Retired School Employees Association

Date(s): 4/13/2015

11:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall
Laredo Area Retired School Employees Association
Marta B. Kinslow - 956- 722- 0215

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TAMIU Signs Affiliation Agreement for Collaborative Educational Programs with Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan

Date(s): 4/6/2015

11:00 am

Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Colonnade TAMIU
TAMIU Signs Affiliation Agreement for Collaborative Educational Programs with Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan

What:
Signing of Affiliation for Collaborative Educational Programs between TAMIU and the Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan (AFAZ).

When and Where:
Monday, April 6, 11 a.m., Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 102 (De La Chica Room)

Why:
The Agreement will enable student and faculty exchanges as well as provide internship opportunities and collaborative research.

Of Significance:
U.S. Congressman Henry Cuéllar, TAMIU officials and Kemal Oksuz, AFAZ president, will be present during the signing. Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan (AFAZ), based in Houston, is an educational, cultural, business, congressional advocacy and charitable organization incorporated in 2012. AFAZ was formed to build bridges between the United States and Azerbaijan while educating the American public about issues related to US-Azerbaijani relations and to Azerbaijani– Americans.
For more information:
Please contact Mariana Barberena, U.S.-México relations coordinator for the Office of Global Initiatives and Bi-National Center, at 326.2831 or e-mail mariana.barberena@tamiu.edu

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Opportunities and Challenges for Mexico Today

Date(s): 4/15/2015

7:30 pm

TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041
Dr. Diana V. Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., will examine the high expectations for modernization of the Mexican economy under President Enrique Pena Nieto and the 11 structural reforms that he succeeded in passing through Congress. She will discuss questions such as how implementation of the principal reforms, energy and telecommunications progressed. She will also explore the question of how Pena Nieto's administration has met serious security and political challenges following the reforms' passages and what lies ahead in 2015.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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Henry Cuellar teaching seminar

Date(s): 4/7/2015

8:00 am

Texas A&M International University Student Center Ballroom 5201 University Blvd.
The following is taken from an email from Congressman Henry Cuellar:

Dear Friends,

On April 7th I will host a seminar about doing business in Colombia. Representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Department of Commerce, local companies who have had success in the Colombian market will discuss how to leverage the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA), best practices for U.S. companies doing business in Colombia, finance and payment methods, logistics and supply chains and much more.

Several other organizations will also be participating at this seminar including the City of Laredo, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, the Laredo Development Foundation, the Logistics & Manufacturing Association - Port Laredo, the Camino Real District Export Council and the Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center.

Looking South - Colombia
April 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Texas A&M International University Student Center Ballroom
5201 University Blvd. Laredo, Texas 78041

Registration for this free seminar is required.

I will also be discussing the importance and economic impact of international business within my district.

This event is sure to provide you with the information and resources to help you find success in this diverse and growing market and I look forward to seeing you there.
You can get more information and register by calling my office at (877) 780-0028.

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Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs

Date(s): 3/25/2015

7:30 pm

TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041
Please join us for our IBC Bank Keynote Speaker Series presentation featuring Donna De Cesare, Associate Professor of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Award Recipient. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom at 7:30 pm.

De Cesare will discuss the history behind the current insecurity in Central America, which has resulted in increasing numbers of undocumented Central American children and youth seeking entry into the United States in 2014. She will also speak about the impact of violence and trauma on children and connect some of the experiences that Central American children face with situations children face in the United States.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 956-326-2820 or visit http://freetrade.tamiu.edu/whtc_services/whtc_speaker_series.asp
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820

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Public Monthly Informative Sessions

Date(s): 1/31/2015

10:00 am

Municipal Court 4610 Maher Ave.
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE ROSIE CUELLAR
Invites the public to its monthly informative sessions
DATE: (Saturday) January 31, 2015
TIME: 10:00 AM -01:00 PM
PLACE: Municipal Court
4610 Maher Ave.

09:00 - 10:00 Check in for defendants seeking community service hours

10:05 - 10:10 Welcome by the Honorable Judge Rosie Cuellar

10:15 – 10:45 Session 1 TOPIC: “Teens & Their Destructive Decisions”
SPEAKER: Officer Abraham Diaz
FROM: Laredo Police Department


10:50 – 11:25 Session 2 TOPIC: “Building Team Leadership”
SPEAKER: Dr. Jesse Olivarez
FROM: SouthTexas Food Bank

11:30 – 11:40 B R E A K

12:45 – 12:10 Session 3 TOPIC: “Bullying/Suicide”
SPEAKER: Araceli Perez
FROM: P I L L A R

12:15 – 12:50 Session 4 TOPIC: “True DUI Life Story
SPEAKER: Mr. and Mrs. Americo Moncada

12:55 – 1:00 Closing Remarks by Municipal Court Judge Rosie Cuellar

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WBCA Commander’s Reception

Date(s): 1/22/2015

7:00 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
Commander’s Reception
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Laredo Energy Arena
Invitation or Media credentials required
Casual attire | Established: 1979
In-kind Sponsors: LEA & Doctors Hospital

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IGNC Abrazo Reception

Date(s): 1/17/2015

6:30 pm

La Posada Hotel - San Agustin Ballroom
IGNC Abrazo Reception
Saturday, January 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.
La Posada Hotel - San Agustin Ballroom
Invitation only (assigned seating)
Business attire

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Featured Event

LARSEA meeting

Date(s): 1/8/2015

11:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall - Laredo, Texas.
The Laredo Area Retired School Employees Association will hold its monthly meeting. Main Speaker will be Richard Raymond.
Marta B. Kinslow-722-0214

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Featured Event

Coping with grief during the holidays

Date(s): 12/16/2014

6:00 pm

Laredo Public Library Conference Room 1120 E. Calton Road
For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be stressful and difficult. In support of donor families and the grieving community, UT Health Science Center Allograft Resources Bereavement Program is offering a grief support workshop and reception to assist families during this time. Come learn about the grief process, self-care and comforting rituals and activities. The holidays won’t ever be the same but receive the support you need to help you cope.

The following workshop will be facilitated by Michelle Ramirez, MS, CT - Bereavement Coordinator, UT Health Science Center Allograft Resources

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Laredo Public Library Conference Room, 1120 E. Calton Road, Laredo, Texas

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Featured Event

Public Forum – “Living with Diabetes and Caring for Diabetic Wounds

Date(s): 11/20/2014

7:00 am

Providence Health Center 230 Calle Del Norte
Who: Doctors Hospital of Laredo / Dr. Mateo Reyes / Dr. Manuel Gonzalez
What: Public Forum – “Living with Diabetes and Caring for Diabetic Wounds
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Where: Providence Health Center – 230 Calle Del Norte

Why: In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Doctors Hospital is hosting a free Public Forum to address aspects of living with diabetes. Dr. Mateo Reyes will discuss aspects of living well with diabetes, and Dr. Manuel Gonzalez will discuss ways to care for diabetic wounds. Free blood pressure screenings and height and weight measurements will be provided.

We will have educational booths on the following topics:

• Diabetes

• High Blood pressure

• Cholesterol

• Stroke

• Heart attack

Light snacks and beverages will be served. Space is limited. Reservations are required.
To reserve your seat for the forum, please call Direct Doctors Plus® at 877-992-1711.

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Help Identify Transportation Priorities for Laredo!

Date(s): 11/20/2014

6:00 pm

Laredo Public Library H-E-B Multi-Purpose Meeting Room 1120 E. Calton Road
The Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) would like to invite you to attend a public meeting to discuss and comment on the proposed development of the 2015-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). At this meeting you will be asked to discuss the plan and provide input on transportation issues you regularly encounter. The meeting will follow an open house type format, so please join us when you can during the hours mentioned below.

Click here for a bilingual meeting flyer including the following workshop information:

Place: Laredo Public Library

H-E-B Multi-Purpose Meeting Room

1120 E. Calton Road

Laredo, Texas 78041

Date/Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014 / 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Laredo MPO is a federally mandated entity responsible for coordinating transportation planning, policies, and programming in the Laredo area. In order to plan a transportation network that provides for the safe, secure, and efficient mobility of people and goods, the MPO is currently working with all area planning partners to develop the 2015-2040 MTP Update. The proposed plan is intended to provide a long range (25-year) comprehensive, multimodal, and coordinated transportation plan for the Laredo metropolitan area.

Should you wish to submit your comments prior to the meeting, or if you would like more information, please contact Vanessa Guerra with the Laredo MPO at vguerra@ci.laredo.tx.us / (956) 794-1613 or you may contact William Long with the study team at long@rjrivera.com / (210) 785-0888. The current long range transportation plan identified as the 2010-2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan may be viewed at:

http://www.cityoflaredo.com/city-planning/Departments/MPO/index.html

Please feel free to forward this information to your friends, co-workers and families. Your guidance, suggestions and recommendations are extremely important and enhance our ability to provide the best possible transportation planning for our area.

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Featured Event

Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Date(s): 11/12/2014

7:30 pm

TAMIU Student Center Ballroom
Current debates about immigration law tend to overlook a very important fact: Since 1996, when new, harsher deportation laws went into effect, the United States has deported millions of noncitizens back to their countries of origin. While the rights of immigrants--with or without legal status—and the appropriate pathways to legal status are the subject of much current debate, hardly any attention has been paid to what actually happens to deportees. In fact, The United States has created a “new diaspora” of deportees, many of whom are alone, isolated, subject to harsh treatment, with strong emotional and practical ties to their families and former communities in the United States.

This lecture considers how deportation has worked (and still operates) in the “nation of immigrants.” It also describes deportation's harsh aftermath: the actual effects on individuals, families, U.S. communities, and the countries that must process and repatriate ever-increasing numbers of U.S. deportees. Few know that once deportees have been expelled to places like Guatemala, Cambodia, Haiti, Jamaica, and El Salvador, many face severe hardship, persecution and, in extreme instances, even death.

Addressing a wide range of historical, political, social, and legal issues, this lecture considers whether our deportation system "works" in any meaningful sense. We must ask important legal and philosophical questions: What is the relationship between the "rule of law" and the border? Where do rights begin and end? Do (or should) deportees ever have a "right to return"? Deportation in the U.S. remains an anachronistic, harsh, legally questionable affair. This lecture urgently considers specific reform proposals for a more humane and rational deportation system within the broad contours of comprehensive immigration reform.

Please join us for our IBC Bank Keynote Speaker Series presentation featuring Daniel Kanstroom, Director of the International Human Rights Program at Boston College. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom at 7:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Translation services (English to Spanish) will be available.

For more information, call 956-326-2820 or visit http://freetrade.tamiu.edu/whtc_services/whtc_speaker_series.asp.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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Featured Event

Laredo Chapter Alzheimer's Associaton - Support Group

Date(s): 11/4/2014

7:00 pm

Laredo Medical Center, Tower B, Meeting Rooms
Support Group Meeting
Melissa Guerra, (956) 693-9991

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Featured Event

Mayor to recognize UISD Dyslexia Program Educators

Date(s): 10/15/2014

11:00 am

City of Laredo, City Council Chambers, 1st floor 1110 Houston Street
Mayor to Recognize UISD Dyslexia Program Educators

WHO:
City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas
UISD Dyslexia Coordinator Brenda Benavides
UISD Dyslexia Program Educators

WHAT:
The month of October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. As such, Mayor Salinas will honor UISD Dyslexia Program

Teachers for their work in helping students succeed in school.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
City of Laredo, City Council Chambers, 1st floor
1110 Houston Street

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Featured Event

LARSEA Meeting

Date(s): 9/11/2014

11:00 am

Laredo
The Laredo Area Retired School Employees Association will meet for their first meeting
Marta

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U.I.S.D. United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) September 2014 Meeting

Date(s): 9/11/2014

11:00 am

Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHO:
U.I.S.D. Federal & State Compensatory Programs
Elia M. Juarez, Executive Director

WHAT:
United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) Meeting

WHERE:
Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2, 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane

WHEN:
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Agenda for the first U.C.O.P. meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is attached. Lunch will be served. No children please!
For more information, please call Elia M. Juarez at 473-6456.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/265719471.html | 265719471

Adult Education & Literacy Community Forum

Date(s): 7/16/2014

8:30 am

UTHSC Laredo Regional Campus 1937 East Bustamante
This forum will give literacy organizations and others a chance to speak out on their public policy needs, ideas, recommendations and priorities for the new adult education program in Texas. In the wake of the Texas Legislature's 2013 decision to transfer adult education to the Texas Workforce Commission and recent changes in how Texas administers its adult education program, there has not been a more important moment for adult education in Texas in decades.

While change creates uncertainty, a huge opportunity exists to engage new voices to create an effective statewide adult education system. The forum will empower community leaders, inform policy recommendations to create an optimal system and build capacity for ongoing communication in the future for program participants, providers and other community quality of life benefits.

Following the forum, every participant will receive a detailed summary of Texans' adult education priorities once all forums in the state have been conducted and a summary of recommendations is compiled by the Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Program.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/265431441.html | 265431441

PUBLIC MEETING - Help Identify Transportation Priorities for Laredo!

Date(s): 7/10/2014

6:00 pm

Laredo Public Library H-E-B Multi-Purpose Meeting Room 1120 E. Calton Road Laredo, Texas 78041
The Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) would like to invite you to attend a public meeting to discuss and comment on the proposed development of the 2015-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). At this meeting you will be asked to discuss the plan and provide input on transportation issues you regularly encounter. The meeting will follow an open house type format, so please join us when you can during the hours mentioned below.



Click here for a bilingual meeting flyer including the following workshop information:

Place: Laredo Public Library
H-E-B Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
1120 E. Calton Road
Laredo, Texas 78041

Date/Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 / 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Laredo MPO is a federally mandated entity responsible for coordinating transportation planning, policies, and programming in the Laredo area. In order to plan a transportation network that provides for the safe, secure, and efficient mobility of people and goods, the MPO is currently working with all area planning partners to develop the 2015-2040 MTP Update. The proposed plan is intended to provide a long range (25-year) comprehensive, multimodal, and coordinated transportation plan for the Laredo metropolitan area.

Please feel free to forward this information to your friends, co-workers and families. Your guidance, suggestions and recommendations are extremely important and enhance our ability to provide the best possible transportation planning for our area.
Should you wish to submit your comments prior to the meeting, or if you would like more information, please contact Vanessa Guerra with the Laredo MPO at vguerra@ci.laredo.tx.us / (956) 794-1613 or you may contact William Long with the study team at long@rjrivera.com / (210) 785-0888.

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TAMIU Focus Group

Date(s): 7/1/2014

1:30 pm

Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library in the De La Chica Room TAMIU
In an effort to continuously provide the best services to our media partners, the Texas A&M International University Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services seeks your participation in an upcoming focus group at TAMIU.

This focus group will provide us with an opportunity to assess our Office and its services to you. We are especially eager to seek your feedback regarding the use of emerging technologies and social media. We also seek your insight into ways we can improve our services to you.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library in the De La Chica Room

At this focus group, you will first participate in an innovative, iPad-based, confidential real-time survey that will display participants’ aggregate responses. An informal conversation with our staff will follow.

Your participation is much appreciated and is crucial to our annual institutional report to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, our accrediting body.

Please reply to this e-mail message to confirm your or your designee’s attendance. Also, please note that since space is limited to only 15 people, your confirmation as soon as possible will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and please call on us should you have any questions in the meantime.

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/254534671.html | 254534671

Learn more about LCC during New Student Orientation

Date(s): 4/12/2014

10:00 am

Laredo Community College Fort McIntosh Campus
Registration is now in full swing at Laredo Community College, and students who want to jump start their education are invited to participate in the first New Student Orientation of the year this Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort McIntosh Campus.

This free, mandatory orientation for new students and their parents (or other educational champions) serves as an introduction to the campus, and it affords students the opportunity to meet other freshmen, faculty, and staff before they begin their journey at LCC.
Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., and students are encouraged to arrive early in order to secure a seat. Students also can register for subsequent orientations by visiting www.laredo.edu/orientation.

To help expedite the enrollment process, students are encouraged to bring their immunization records (with proof of the meningitis vaccine), test scores, and transcripts or letters of completion.

Each orientation will be held in the Kazen Student Center, and lunch will be provided. Door prizes will be given out.
For more information on the New Student Orientation, contact the Enrollment and Registration Services Center at 721-5109 or the Student Success Center at 721-5135. To register online, visit www.laredo.edu/orientation.

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LARSEA meeting

Date(s): 4/10/2014

12:30 pm

Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall
The Laredo Area Retired School Employees Association will hold it's monthly meeting on Thursday, April 10th at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall at 12:30 p. m.. Communities in School will be speaking to the group.
Marta Kinslow, 722-0214,

http://www.kgns.tv/community/events/251960891.html | 251960891

United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) April meeting scheduled

Date(s): 4/3/2014

11:00 am

Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane
United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) April Meeting Scheduled

WHO:
U.I.S.D. Federal & State Compensatory Programs
Elia M. Juarez, Executive Director

WHAT:
United Council of Parents (U.C.O.P.) Meeting

WHERE:
Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex, Room #2, 5201 Sta. Claudia Lane

WHEN:
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agenda includes the following topics:

-Title 1, Part A topics- Improving Basic Programs- Parent Involvement, Homeless Education, Foster Care, Staff Development, Private Non Profit Campuses and Neglected/Delinquent Services.

-Title 1, Part C-Migrant Education

-Title II, Part A-TPTR

-Title III, LEP

-After School Adventures and State Compensatory Education

Lunch will be served. No children please! For more information, please call Elia M. Juarez at 473-6456.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
email: ameyer09@uisd.net

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