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Family Chevrolet Bola Blanca Golf Tournament

7:30 am

Laredo Country Club, Laredo, TX
The Bola Blanca Golf Tournament annually hosted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce on Labor Day. Now celebrating ist 18th anniversary.
Miguel A Conchas, Laredo Chamber of Commerce 956-722-9895

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WWE Smackdown

Date(s): 8/5/2014

6:30 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
WWE Smackdown will make a stop at the Laredo Energy Arena Tuesday, August 5 at 6:45pm. This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars including: Randy Orton, The Shield, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family, Kane, Big Show, the WWE Divas and much more. This will be a televised event.

“The amazing thing about WWE is they never fail to satisfy the fans. We are always pleased to have them come every year and draw in such an energetic crowd”, said Xavier Villalon, general manager for SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena.

WWE offers the best value in entertainment, with tickets starting at $15. Tickets to WWE Smackdown at the Laredo Energy Arena go on sale Saturday June 7th at 10AM and will be available via www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone 800-745-3000, other Ticketmaster locations, select area Ticketmaster outlets, and the LEA Box Office during normal business hours.

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Laredo Enforcement Officers to Escort Flame of Hope to Special Olympics Texas Summer Games

Date(s): 5/20/2014

9:30 am

Webb County Commissioners Court
Law enforcement officers from the Laredo area will gather at the Webb County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, May 20, for the kickoff of their annual Flame of Hope Torch Run from Laredo to Arlington for the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games.

The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. The Torch Runners will light the Flame of Hope and start on their 436-mile journey to Arlington. The Torch Runners also will gather at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at the IH-35 North Checkpoint. They will set off from there to Cotulla, where they will pass the torch to runners in Dilley, Pearsall and San Antonio.

Agencies participating include: ICE-Laredo, the Laredo Police Department, the United I.S.D. Campus Police, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol – Laredo Sector, U.S. Customs & Border Protection – Office of Air & Marine – Laredo Air Branch, U.S. Customs & Border Protection-Laredo Field Operations Laredo Port of Entry, Webb County Constable Pct. 4, and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement officers wanting to run during the ceremony should contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956.712.2144 or Felipe De Jesus Pantoja at 956.693.5784.

More than 400 law enforcement officers and first responders are expected in Arlington to deliver the Flame of Hope and to participate in the Opening Ceremonies. This year is the forty-fifth anniversary of the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games. More than 3,100 athletes from across the state will participate in the competition, featuring events in athletics (track and field), basketball, cycling, gymnastics, soccer and tennis.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation. In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX. The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 51,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 51,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.

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UMS Student to Sign UTSA Tennis Scholarship

Date(s): 5/28/2014

9:00 am

Clark Middle School Library 500 Hillside Road
WHO: Clark Middle School
Rene Rodriguez, Principal
Lisa Haberkorn, P.E. Coordinator

WHAT: Ezra Flores to receive UTSA Summer Tennis Scholarship

WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Clark Middle School Library, 500 Hillside Road

ADDITIONAL INFO: Clark Middle School student Ezra Flores is one of two students in South Texas chosen to receive a UTSA Summer Tennis Scholarship for the Longhorns Tennis Camp. Katy Rogers, UTSA South Texas representative, will be present for the signing.
For more information, please call Lisa Haberkorn at 473-7134 or 285-2489.

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Laredo Lemurs Season Kickoff Event

Date(s): 5/10/2014

1:00 pm

7010 Lancer Road, Laredo, TX 78041
On Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., Whataburger customers can show their support for the Laredo Lemurs at the Laredo Lemurs season kickoff event! The Laredo Lemurs team, along with the team mascot, Pancho El Lemur, will be at the Whataburger at 7010 Lancer Road to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

Customers and fans can also take part in fun activities and have the opportunity to win giveaways and prizes. Giveaways will include Laredo Lemurs game tickets every 15 minutes, autographed prizes and a Whataburger lunch at Uni-Trade Stadium with former professional baseball player and team manager, Pete Incaviglia. The season kickoff event will also include an appearance from Whataburger’s mascot, Whataguy.
Jenny Gregorcyk, JGregorcyk@hahnpublic.com

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Ruiz Elementary To Break Ground on New B-Ball Court

Date(s): 4/25/2014

9:00 am

Ruiz Elementary South Playground Area 1717 Ave. Los Presidentes
WHO:
Ruiz Elementary Student, Faculty and Staff

WHAT:
Groundbreaking on new basketball court

WHEN:
April 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Ruiz Elementary South Playground Area
1717 Ave. Los Presidentes

ADDITIONAL:
The school would like to thank all supporters of this project:

· UISD School Board Members Ricardo Rodriguez & Ramiro Veliz

· UISD Superintendent Roberto Santos

· UISD Exec. Director of Support Services Mike Garza

· Ruiz Elementary Families (through schoolwide fundraising)

· Ruiz Elementary PTC Officers Jorge Ugartechea, Sandra Lopez & Lizzette Ortega, UISD Exec. Director of Support Services Mike Garza

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Special Olympics Area 21 Spring Games

Date(s): 4/29/2014

9:00 am

United ISD Student Activity Complex 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
WHO:
Students and young adults with special needs from Laredo and surrounding areas; Various law enforcement agencies

WHAT:
Special Olympics-Spring Games

WHEN:
April 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (Opening ceremonies and lighting of the Special Olympics torch)

WHERE:
United ISD Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
For more information, please contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel Area Director at (956) 712-2144

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U.H.S. senior signs letter of intent for football scholarship

Date(s): 4/15/2014

11:15 am

U.H.S. Library 2811 United Ave.
WHO: United High School (U.H.S.)
Alberto Aleman Jr., Principal
WHAT: UH.S. senior Derek Esparza will sign Letter of Intent for a football scholarship @ Cisco College in Cisco, Texas
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: U.H.S. library, 2811 United Avenue.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call Patricia Martinez for more information @ 473-5637

Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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Guerra de Leyendas Lucha Libre event

Date(s): 5/24/2014

8:00 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
LAREDO, TX – HKG Duty Free, KRK Homes, & Vanns.com presents a Lucha Libre event like none other, Guerra de Leyendas from the Federación Universal de Lucha Libre (FULL), on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Come see the biggest and most exciting names that the Lucha Libre has to offer. Fans can see their favorite wrestlers like Tinieblas, Octagon, Mil Mascaras, Pirata Morgan, Mascara Sagrada, Cien Caras, Hijo de Pierroth, Super Porky, and many more right here at the state-of-the-art Laredo Energy Arena.

Prices are $48, $38, $28 and $18 and go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets.

HKG Duty Free has announced a special appreciation presale promotion with tickets starting at only $10, as a token of gratitude from Monday April 14 to Saturday April 19 (other fees may apply).

Promotion will be available only at Ticketmaster.com on Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. and ends Wednesday, April 16 at 12 a.m. and at the LEA box office beginning Thursday, April 17 and ends on Saturday, April 19 at 4 p.m. Please sign up to receive ticket presale and promotion information by becoming an LEA e-blast subscriber at www.learena.com.

“Lucha libre is an exciting and fun show for the entire family. Adults and kids alike are sure to have a great time and at a great price. I want to invite the public to take advantage of our pre-sale promotion,” said both, Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena.

Show produced by E- Management Company (www.emgtco.com)

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TAMIU Foundation Golf Tournament Announcement

Date(s): 3/17/2014

10:30 am

City Hall Council Chambers
Texas A&M University Foundation Golf Tournament Announcement
First ever local golf tournament fundraiser

WHO: 12th Man Kick-Off Team Foundation
Dan Leyendecker, President
SPECIAL GUEST: Coach Jackie Sherrill
Laredo A&M Club (Invited)



WHAT: Press conference announcing details of first ever Rio Grande Golf

Classic Tournament



WHEN & Monday, March 17, 2014 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1110 Houston ST.



WHY: Come find out the details of this first ever local golf tournament

fundraiser for the foundation from one of Aggieland’s most storied and celebrated football coaches

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Raminator Prepares to Crush the Competition at Monster Jam

Date(s): 3/8/2014

11:30am

Laredo Energy Arena 6700 Arena Blvd Laredo, TX 78041
A monster is making its way to Laredo—Monster Jam that is! Taking place at the Laredo Energy Arena on March 8th-9th. On Saturday from 11:30am until 1:00pm during Party in the Pits, all are invited to get up close with the fan-favorite monster truck, Raminator and meet the team behind the truck, the Hall Brothers Racing team. Rally for Raminator, sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, as it “drops the hammer” and competes in the racing and freestyle showdown starting at 7:30 on Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Laredo Monster Jam will be one of the first opportunities for guests to check out Raminator’s brand new design for 2014. Fans are invited to get up close to Raminator and meet the Hall Brothers Racing team, grab a photo and autograph. Since 2002, two of the most iconic and most feared opponents in Monster Truck racing have been sponsored by the Ram Truck brand—Raminator and Rammunition — and new for 2014, Mopar Muscle joins the ranks. For more information on the Ram Monster Truck lineup, visit Raminator.com.
JNovak

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