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SA CURRENT: Border Wall Construction's First Stop: Texas Wildlife Preserves

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President Donald Trump's long-proposed wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has hit more than a few bumps along the road to its construction. Resistance from Congress to expedite the billions in federal dollars needed to start construction. Strong opposition from bipartisan lawmakers representing border communities. A leaked conservation between Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, where th... Read more »

LMT ONLINE: City: Laredo Fire Department able to hire 24 new firefighters due to $3.3M grant

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and the City of Laredo announced Thursday that the Laredo Fire Department is now able to hire 24 new front-line firefighters thanks to a $3.3 million federal grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's SAFER grant is very sought-after, officials said, with cities around the country applying for funds. "This is a competitive grant," Cuellar said. "So when my hometown of... Read more »

KGNS TV: Laredo Fire Department receives federal funds to increase staff

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The Laredo Fire Department received more than three million dollars in federal funding to help cover the salaries for 24 new firefighters. Congressman Henry Cuellar made the announcement on Thursday morning at the Laredo Fire Department headquarters. The grant comes in as the fire department seeks to increase its response rates to emergencies. The city says they are very excited that they have bee... Read more »

PROGESS TIMES: Push for border wall disrupts National Butterfly Center

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Local reaction to preliminary border wall construction As members of the United States House of Representatives prepare to vote on a bill that could add $1.6 billion for construction of the border wall, a local nature center has gained national attention as it joins two other local attractions that could be affected by construction of the border wall. Last week, Marianna Treviño-Wright, executive ... Read more »

LMT ONLINE: Texas border congressmen propose ‘smart’ wall at fraction of the cost

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Amid a contentious debate in Congress over funding for a border wall, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd and a cadre of border state congressmen are bringing out a new plan for a far less-expensive “smart” wall that draws on virtual reality research in Silicon Valley. Hurd, R-San Antonio, Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and several others intend to introduce shortly what they are calling the "Secure Miles with All Reso... Read more »

THE NEW YORKER: The Wall (of Reeds) that the Border Patrol Would Like to Tear Down

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Someone wandering along the banks of the Rio Grande, on the American side, in the summer of 2009 might have been startled by a small cardboard box plummeting to the ground. Neatly sealed with blue packing tape, its paper wrapping crisp and clean, the box would have felt light, even empty. But then, on further inspection, an observer would have noticed the platoon of tiny black insects exiting a sl... Read more »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: In video messages, Valley Congressmen focus on importance of trade with Mexico

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Two of the three congressmen that represent the Rio Grande Valley have spoken out against rhetoric that harms cross-border commerce. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen recorded video messages for a “legislative report card luncheon” hosted by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and held at the Double Tree Suites in McAllen. While the two lawmakers covered ... Read more »

PRIMERA HORA: En espera de solución 500 mil indocumentados en EU

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Actualmente ha en cárceles y centros de detención de los Estados Unidos más de 500 mil indocumentados en espera de juicio o resolución por lo que la autorización de 65 nuevos jueces de Inmigración y personal de apoyo sacarán del “limbo” esos casos. +A -A Votos: 0 Enviar a un Amigo Imprimir Sábado 15 de Julio del 2017 Por: Primitivo López 17:21 Hrs. LAREDO, TEXAS.- "La inclusión de estos 65 nuevos ... Read more »