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United High School Double Scholarship Signing

2:00 pm

United High School Campus 2811 United Avenue
WHO: United High School

WHAT: Double Scholarship Signing

WHERE: United High School Campus, 2811 United Avenue

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 2p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Two Students will be signing scholarships at this ceremony . The names/scholarships/ schools are as follows:
1. David Garza - Baseball Scholarship @ LCC
2. Arturo Guajardo Jr.- Baseball Scholarship@ TAMIU

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Laredo Tennis Association To Teach Blind Students To Play Tennis

1:30 pm

Gonzalez Middle School 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Laredo Tennis Association To Teach Blind Students To Play Tennis

WHO:
Laredo Tennis Association Members
UISD students

WHAT:
Members of the Association to teach students how to play tennis

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Gonzalez Middle School located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. Students will be inside school gym.

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Stroke Survivor Tennis Club

Date(s): 6/8/2015

6:00 pm

San Martin de Porres Racquetball Courts (San Martin de Porres Church).
The Stroke Survivor Tennis Club is one of the programs that Laredo Tennis Association has made available to the community. The program is designed to help stroke survivors to further enhance the motor skills of everyday living while providing a fun atmosphere and getting participants to engage in exercise.
Ben Espitia 956-898-5315, benespitia@gmail.com

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Summer Longhorn Tennis Camp

Date(s): 6/8/2015

10:00 am

United Highschool; 2811 United Ave, Laredo, TX 78045
Tennis Camp offered for ages 10& under, Intermediate, and advanced
Coach Collins, 956- 763-9386, mcollins@unitedisd.org

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Market Street Spring Tennis Open

Date(s): 5/30/2015

6:00 pm

Laredo Texas
Market Street Spring Tennis Open will have divisions in Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
Raul Ramos- 956-775-3629; egotennislaredo@hotmail.com

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LTA Tennis Scholarship Night

Date(s): 5/18/2015

6:00 pm

Laredo, Texas
Laredo Tennis Association will be awarding Local High School Recipients Scholarships.
Tina Trevino, tinat@trevinoeyeclinic.com

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Laredo Lemurs Season Kick-Off

Date(s): 5/21/2015

6:15 pm

6320 Sinatra Parkway

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“Board Trustees/School Administration” vs. “the 5th Graders”

Date(s): 4/24/2015

1:00 pm

Bonnie Garcia Elementary School located at 1453 Concord Hills Blvd. (in the gym)
Volleyball Game To Take Place at Bonnie Garcia Elementary School

WHO:
United ISD Board Trustees Ricardo “Rick” Rodriguez and Ramiro Veliz, III
Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Student, Faculty and Staff

WHAT:
A friendly game of volleyball: “Board Trustees/School Administration” vs. “the 5th Graders”

WHEN:
April 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Bonnie Garcia Elementary School located at 1453 Concord Hills Blvd. (in the gym)

ADDITIONAL:
After a week of testing, the student body will enjoy the change of pace with a game of volleyball between teachers and 5th grade students. Who will they root for? Their favorite teacher or the “big guys” on campus? Join us to find out. Board Trustees Rodriguez and Veliz will join the teachers team for the event.

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Junior Olympics Boxing to Converge on Laredo

Date(s): 4/24/2015

5:30 pm

Haynes Recreation Center Gymnasium 2102 Clarks Crossing
Junior Olympics Boxing to Converge on Laredo
Three-day event set for Haynes Recreation Center

WHO: South Texas Amateur Boxing Association (STABA) in partnership with the
Guns-N-Hoses Boxing Club of Laredo and the City of Laredo

WHAT: Sanctioned by USA Boxing, the STABA 2015 Junior Olympic Boxing
Tournament

WHEN & Opening Bell Ceremony Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Haynes Recreation Center Gymnasium, 2102 Clarks Crossing;
Bouts begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue on
Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. and into Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m.

WHY: Athletic enthusiasts with the Guns-N-Hoses boxing club have been working to
attain hosting this tournament for a number of months. In partnership with the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau and various other City departments, the tournament will be hosted this weekend, April 24-26, 2015 at the Haynes Recreation Center.

The student competition features youth boxing from the ages of 8-16 years old. The event attracts visiting clubs that will be utilizing various hotels across Laredo including the Staybridge Suites, Motel 6 at Rosson Lane, and La Quinta Inn and Suites all in the Bob Bullock Loop 20 area. Last year the event was hosted at LIFE Downs and approximately 52 clubs competed, representing 171 boxers.

“Hosting this competition in Laredo gives our local young boxers an opportunity to compete on a stage with talent from all across Texas and at the same time we get to show off our beautiful facilities and hospitable southern charm. I can’t think of anything better,” stated Tony Nañez, President of the Guns-N-Hoses of Laredo.

There is an entry fee for spectators of $10 per day or $20 for a three day pass, payable at the door. Championship bouts and awards are slated for Sunday afternoon.

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Texas USBC Youth Bowling Fundraiser

Date(s): 4/9/2015

5:30 pm

Jett Bowl North 5823 McPherson Rd.
To benefit children who will participate in the State Youth Bowling Tournament in Forth Worth, Texas

$125.00 Per Team ($25.00 per person)
Contact:

Gina Hernandez (956) 949-9407
Jerry Cantu (956) 763-5654
Marco Cienfuegos (956) 290-2232

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LMA hosting 1st annual Benefit Cancer Golf Outing

Date(s): 5/16/2015

7:00 am

Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course
The Laredo Logistics and Manufacturing Association (LMA) is hosting the 1st Annual Benefit Cancer Golf Outing

The Laredo Logistics and Manufacturing Association (LMA) is hosting its first annual LMA Benefit Cancer Golf Outing to be held May 16th, 2015 at The Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course in Laredo, TX.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 1.6 million people in the United States were diagnosed with cancer during 2014. In December 2014, Anita Ramirez, LMA Board Member was diagnosed with breast cancer. The LMA and its Board of Directors are putting together this event to bring people together for an afternoon health awareness and golf, all to benefit those fighting cancer.

The format for the outing is a 2-man scramble with shot-gun start at 1pm. The cost per player is $70 and includes range balls, golf, and meal afterwards. This year, all proceeds from the event will benefit Anita Ramirez, LMA Board Member.

The public is invited to The Max for an afternoon of golf and Cancer awareness. Booths will be set up from various Health and Cancer organizations with information related to health and cancer prevention. Those that do not wish to play golf can enjoy the view of the Rio Grande on the second floor of the clubhouse.

To support the cause, LMA is asking for everyone to dress in pink (breast cancer) and teal (ovarian cancer).
For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Marilyn O’Donnell with LMA.

LMA@stx.rr.com
Marilyn O’Donnell
LMA
(956) 791-2143

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Stroke Survivor Tennis Social Club

Date(s): 3/30/2015

6:00 pm

Laredo Texas, San Martin de Porres Racquetball Center
Laredo Tennis Association Presents Stroke Survivor Tennis Club invites you to participate and volunteer your time to play some tennis with our Stroke Survivor tennis Community!
Ben Espitia, (956) 898-5315

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LISD Chess Club to host tournament on January 17

Date(s): 1/17/2015

8:00 am

Laredo Civic Center
Laredo Independent School District’s Advanced Academic Program Chess Club is hosting a chess tournament for all scholastic chess players in kinder through 12th grades.

The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, at the Laredo Civic Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The five round Swiss Style tournament is open to all scholastic chess players. The contest will include United States Chess Federation (USFC) rated division and beginners non-rated division, each with primary, elementary, middle, and high school sections.

Registration deadline is Monday, January 12. Registration is not available on the day of the tournament. Check in is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. The tournament is free to all LISD participants and $5 for all non-LISD participants.

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the tabulation of the fifth round. Members of the Laredo Chess Club will direct the tournament.

The LISD Chess Club next tournament is scheduled for February 28, 2015.
For more information please contact Mrs. Patricia Cisneros at 273-1744 or pcisneros@laredoisd.org.

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IMPACT Wresting presents Bound for Glory 2014

Date(s): 10/12/2014

7:00 pm

Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall (Pay-per-view event)
TNA Wrestling, in conjunction with Japanese-based promotion Wrestle-1, will produce and broadcast its biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, outside of the United States.

Emanating from the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, Bound For Glory will be available exclusively on Pay-Per-View (PPV) Sunday, Oct. 12, beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

At Bound For Glory, arguably the most-recognized Japanese athlete in all of professional sports, The Great Muta, will join forces with “The Japanese Buzzsaw” Tajiri to face Muta’s former student, the “reborn” Great Sanada, who will be teamed with his new mentor and leader of the revolution, James Storm in a much anticipated grudge match.

The newest members of the TNA Hall of Fame, Team 3D - Bully Ray and Devon, will be inducted into the exclusive club at Bound For Glory.

Bully and Devon will also be in action as Team 3D for the first time faces fellow hardcore legends, The Monster Abyss and Tommy Dreamer.

Bound For Glory features the following card:

- The Great Muta & Tajiri vs James Storm & The Great Sanada

- Team 3D vs Abyss & Tommy Dreamer

- Samoa Joe vs Low Ki vs Kaz Hayashi (X-Division Championship)

- Ethan Carter III vs Ryota Hama

- MVP vs Kazma Sakamoto

- Manik vs Minoru Tanaka

- HAVOK vs Velvet Sky (TNA Knockouts Championship)

- Andy Wu & Hijo Del Pantera vs Kuroshio Ikemen Jiro & Yusuke Kodama

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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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