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USMCA-TMEC “catapultará” a Laredo, Texas como puerto terrestre en EU

* A medida que continuamos creciendo y compitiendo a nivel mundial en el sector del comercio internacional, la implementación de este acuerdo comercial mejorado y actualizado con nuestros dos socios comerciales más grandes, México y Canadá.   LAREDO, Texas, 17 de enero.- Pare alcalde laredense (Mayor) Pete Sáenz la aprobación …

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Obtienen Beca Internacional Benjamín A. Gilmanm nueve estudiantes texanos

* El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos otorgó a individuos destacados la oportunidad de estudiar en el extranjero durante el año académico 2018-2019. LAREDO, Texas, 15 de enero.- Un grupo de nueve estudiantes de pregrado del estado de Texas fueron seleccionados para recibir estudios o pasantías en el …

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Rep. Cuellar Announces Nine Local Recipients of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State awarded outstanding individuals with the opportunity to study abroad during the 2018-2019 academic year  Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced nine local recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. U.S. undergraduate students, who demonstrate financial need, are eligible to receive credit-bearing study …

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Trump administration briefing on Iran angers Republican senators, boosts effort to restrict presidential power

WASHINGTON — A briefing by Trump administration officials about the U.S. military strike that killed Iran’s most famous general backfired on Wednesday, angering two Republican senators and driving them to support a Democratic effort to require congressional approval for any further military engagement. A visibly angry Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, …

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US: Ex-Trump aide Flynn deserves up to 6 months in prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months behind bars, the Justice Department said Tuesday, reversing its earlier position that he was entitled to avoid prison time because of his extensive cooperation with prosecutors. The government’s sentencing memo is a sharp …

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White House Notifies Congress of Soleimani Strike Under War Powers Act

The White House sent Congress on Saturday a formal notification under the War Powers Act of the drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Friday, two congressional officials said Saturday. The notification, required by law within 48 hours of introducing American forces into …

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An Iranian military commander says there are ’35 vital American positions in the region’ which they can strike in response to top general’s assassination

A commander in the Iranian military said Friday that they already have 35 potential targets identified for a counter-strike against the US, after the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani. Among the targets within striking distance of Iran are American ships in the Strait of Hormuz, Sea of Oman, and …

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1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that houses some U.S. military personnel. The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that Kenyan authorities said had been repelled with four militants …

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Rep. Cuellar Continues to Fight for a Fair and Accurate Census

Texas projected to pick up three House seats due to population growth Washington, D.C.- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) continues to encourage South Texans to participate in the 2020 Census, ahead of projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau that the state of Texas could add three seats to its Congressional delegation when districts are …

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Sheriff’s Office Narcotics operation leads to seizure of drugs and monies

 Laredo, Texas, Dec. 21.-  On Friday, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed two felony arrest warrants at the 1300 block of Rosario Street in Laredo, Texas. While the investigators were executing the warrants, they found two brothers, 10 and 12, alone at the residence. The boys stated their …

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Maloney hammers Sondland on changing testimony — and extracts key concession

David Knowles In a tense exchange at Wednesday’s impeachment hearing of President Trump, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., grilled Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, over his changing testimony on what he understood about Trump’s motivation in seeking an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his …

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Por virus, inspeccionan tomate y pimientos de origen mexicano

* También de Canadá, Israel y Países Bajos para prevenir el virus de la fruta rugosa marrón del tomate. LAREDO, Texas, 19 de noviembre.- El Servicio de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos aumentó las inspecciones de los tomates, pimientos importados, lotes de semillas y trasplantes que ingresan …

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CBP Advises Hunters Planning International Travel

WASHINGTON—Many hunters enjoy traveling to international destinations, but before heading on that international hunting trip, there are certain requirements hunters must first satisfy. “When planning your trip, it is important to remember that regulations change frequently around the world, depending on outbreaks of exotic plant and animal diseases,” said Steve …

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Rose Brophy is Named Interim DFO for Laredo Field Office, Succeeds DFO David P. Higgerson

LAREDO, Texas, Nov., 12. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Rose Brophy, formerly the Director, Field Operations, Buffalo Field Office, has been selected as interim Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. Brophy succeeds DFO David P. Higgerson, who retires after 49+ years of federal service. Ms. Brophy …

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Promueve Gobernador comercial y turísticamente a Tamaulipas en Dallas

El mandatario sostuvo encuentros de trabajo con alcalde de Dallas, empresarios de dos aerolíneas para promover la conectividad aérea con el sur del estado y compañías dedicadas a la generación de energías limpias. Dallas, Texas, 4 de noviembre.- El Gobernador, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, sostuvo este lunes una reunión …

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Final Public Meetings Scheduled for Laredo’s 2020-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

LAREDO, Texas. Nov., 4.—The way we get around today – driving, biking, walking or taking transit – has a lot to do with infrastructure that was planned years ago.  Roadways, bridges, freight corridors, transit lines and other facilities are often identified decades before any concrete is poured.  In other words, …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICIALS SHOWCASE TRANSPORTATION’S ROLE IN BINATIONAL TRADE DURING LAREDO, TEXAS VISIT

  WASHINGTON – Last week, Commerce’s Office of the Business Liaison Director Patrick Wilson and members of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) embarked on a two-day (October 16-17) supply chain efficiency transportation tour at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Wilson and committee …

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MAKING TEXAS COUNT: LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO OPEN U.S. CENSUS OFFICE IN LAREDO

LAREDO, Texas—On October 10, Congressman Henry Cuellar will be the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening for the Laredo Area Census Office (ACO) ahead of the 2020 Census. The ACO will serve as the management center for local census takers and supervisors in the area. The event will feature keynote …

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Secretaria del estado de Texas garantiza el comercio con México

* “Nuestra relación comercial con México ha prosperado porque sabemos que su éxito es nuestro éxito”, asegura Ruth Hughs. LAREDO, Texas, 8 de octubre.- – La secretaria de Estado de Texas, Ruth Hughs, visitó Laredo, donde recorrió el puente Internacional de Comercio Mundial, que conecta los Estados Unidos y México. …

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Mayor Saenz Speaks on Border Issues During Texas Tribune Festival

LAREDO, Texas, oc t 2.- ayor Pete Saenz on Friday, September 27 participated in a Texas Tribune Festival panel in Austin entitled “Both Sides Now” with three other experts to discuss the economy, immigration and other issues specific to international border cities. Panelists also included State Rep. Cesar Blanco (D-El …

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Tamaulipas y el Valle de Texas cierran filas en materia de promoción de inversión

  A través de la plataforma Invest in Tam se unifica una estrategia de difusión de las ventajas competitivas de la región.   Weslaco, Texas, 2 de octubre.- El Gobierno de Tamaulipas y cerca de veinte oficinas de Desarrollo Económico del sur de Texas acordaron compartir información para la promoción …

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Presentan gobierno de Tamaulipas y agencias federales estadounidenses nueva fase de campaña binacional “Se Busca”

* La Campaña para la Seguridad y Prosperidad de la zona fronteriza ha permitido, gracias a una colaboración sin precedentes, la detención de siete objetivos principales a un año de su creación. HIDALGO, Texas, 1 de octubre.- La Campaña de Seguridad y Prosperidad se busca presentó este martes una lista …

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Cuellar Speaks on the House Floor in Support of Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government

Congressman calls for bipartisan solutions to keep the government working for the American people Washington, D.C.– Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) spoke on the House floor in support of the Continuing Resolution to fund essential government programs until November 21st.  The Continuing Resolution extends the federal government’s budget at the previous …

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Agentes de Aduanas de EU se reincorporan a la vigilancia fronteriza con México

* La reasignación inicial de 750 oficiales de CBP, 300 de los cuales fueron tomadas de la Oficina de Laredo.   WHASINGTON, D.C., 20 de septiembre. – El Congresista Henry Cuellar (‘anunció el regreso de los Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), que fueron …

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Henry Cuellar Secures Over $86 Million for the Completion of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Expansion and Modernization Project

Congressman Attends Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the City of Laredo, Customs and Border Protection, and General Services Administration     Laredo, TX, sep. 16.-Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $86 million for the completion of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Expansion and modernization project. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, the …

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Mayor Saenz Accepts Award for Best Practices in Local Government

LAREDO, Texas– On Wednesday, September 11, Mayor Pete Saenz and Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enrique Rivas Cuellar accepted an award for Best Practices in Local Government for Regional Development at the Premios Alcaldes, hosted by the magazine Alcaldes de Mexico in Mexico City. The award is given to mayors that lead …

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Presentan Medalla de Valor K-9 a Cuatro Perros Militares Retirados

* La Medalla de valor K-9 se creó en 2016 para honrar el extraordinario sacrificio y las hazañas de valor que realizan los K-9 de Estados Unidos.   WASHINGTON, D.C., 12 de septiembre.-  El congresista federal por Texas Henry Cuellar, copresidente del Comité de Enlace Humanitario del Congreso, apresentó a …

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CBP to Temporarily Halt Vehicular Traffic at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge during 18th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony to Honor the 9/11 Attack Victims; Gateway to the Americas International Bridge to Serve as Alternate Vehicle Crossing Location

LAREDO, Tx., sep. 9– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge the morning of Sept. 11 during the 18th annual commemoration ceremony to honor the 9/11 attack victims and …

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Promueven expansión de comercio de Laredo, Texas con México

* Funcionario municipales conversan con Martha Delgado Peralta, subsecretaria de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derechos Humanos, y Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, gobernador del Estado de Nuevo León y en el 26 Congreso Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (COMCE) celebrado en Monterrey. MONTERREY, Nuevo León, 6 de septiembre.- El alcalde de Laredo, Texas, Pete …

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Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $56.6 Million for Early Head Start and Head Start in Webb County

Program will enhance cognitive, social, and emotional development of 1,290 children     LAREDO, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $56.6 million for Early Head Start and Head Start in Webb County to help local children become better prepared to succeed in school. Over a five year period, Early Head …

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