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LCC South Campus 10th Anniversary
Congratulations to Laredo Community College for the 10-year anniversary of its South Campus! Community colleges like LCC provide accessible, affordable, and quality education options to students. As an alumnus of LCC, I was pleased to join the community this weekend to congratulate the College and discuss the need for continued investment in community colleges.
Rep. Cuellar joins nursing students at Laredo Community College to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its South Campus. This campus continues to educate young people in our District as well as create jobs.
Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Address
This past week, I had the opportunity to speak at the 3rd Annual Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference. We discussed the economic impact of the shale oil boom in South Texas. It was a pleasure to share the stage with Mayor Julián Castro and discuss the future of energy in our District.
Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks at the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium about the future of energy in South Texas.
Watch the full video of my address here:
Conservation in the Rio Grande Valley
My outreach coordinator for Hidalgo County, Nichole Hernandez, discussed the importance of conservation efforts with community organizations in the Mission area.
The Mission community came out in support of conservation efforts in the Rio Grande Valley last week My outreach coordinator for Hidalgo County, Nichole Hernandez, joined the National Butterfly Center, Mission Chamber of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, and the City of Mission to discuss the importance of conversation efforts in our local communities.
Intern Spotlight Series
Nadia Islam is a graduate student at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and an intern in my San Antonio District Office.
Nadia Islam is an intern in my San Antonio District Office who is currently studying for a graduate degree in Public Administration at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Nadia is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh and hopes to pursue more opportunities with the city of San Antonio post graduation. Read her full profile here on my website.
New Online Resource for Veterans Now Open
Starting this week, every single service member, every veteran, and every military family will have access to a new online Employment Center developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs connecting service members with job opportunities.
The website can be found here. Feel free to take a look at the opportunities available and share with veterans you think may be interested.
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Next week, the House of Representatives is in session Tuesday through Friday.
04/25/14, Laredo Morning Times: "College's south campus to celebrate 10 years"
04/25/14, KGNS.tv: "Nights at the Museum events"
NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, May 6
Selma Stage Stop Visitor Center
Universal City - Universal City Public Library
2150 Universal City Blvd.
Live Oak City Hall
8001 Shin Oak Dr.
Falcon Community Center
Third at Ramireño
Zapata County Courthouse
200 E. 7th Ave.
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Office
1103 Hwy 83
San Ygnacio, TX
Mission City Hall
1201 E. 8th Street
Palmview Multi Purpose Ctr.
406 West Veterans Blvd.
Palmhurst City Hall
4417 North Shary Road
Thursday, May 8
St. Hedwig City Hall
13065 FM 1346
La Vernia City Hall
102 E. Chihuahua
El Cenizo City Hall
507 Cadena St.
Rio Bravo City Hall
1701 Centeno Ln.
Starr County Warehouse Bldg. Pct. 4
FM 755 (La Gloria)
San Isidro, TX
Starr County Self
10 Mayorga Streeet
11:30 - 12:30pm
Rio Grande City, TX