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  • Congressman Cuellar and TAMIU Hosts First-Ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in DC
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In an effort to connect Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) faculty and alumni in our nation’s capital, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Dr. Pablo Arenaz, newly-named president of TAMIU, on Tuesday evening hosted the first-ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in D.C. Congressman Cuellar received his Master of Business Administration in International Trade from TAMIU, formerly Laredo State University, in 1982. “This meeting gave TAMIU officials and alumni who currently reside in D.C. an opport... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Two Federal Grants Totaling Over $1 Million to TAMIU
    Posted in Press Release on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced today the awarding of two federal grants totaling over $1 million to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program. Congressman Henry Cuellar presents a check for a two grants totaling over $1 million to TAMIU on Tuesday. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Pablo Arenaz, Interim President of TAMIU; Dr. Runchang Lin... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Presents Congressional Certificate of Recognition to 101-Year-Old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today presented a Congressional Certificate of Recognition to his third-grade teacher at Buenos Aires Elementary, (currently Don Jose Gallego Elementary), 101-year-old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez. Mrs. Uribe Ramirez was born and raised in San Ygnacio, Texas, the oldest town still standing in Zapata County, on February 4, 1915. She is a descendant of that city’s founder, Jesus Treviño. Mrs. Uribe Ramirez, who currently lives in Laredo, was an educator from 1934 to 1934... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $6 million Dept. of Education Grant for Laredo Community College
    Posted in Press Release on October 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced a new $6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program to Laredo Community College (LCC). The funds will be dispersed in increments of $1.2 million each year for five years, and will be used by LCC to implement their Leadership, Excellence and Academic Preparedness in STEM (LEAPS) Project to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in scienc... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Successfully Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Support Educational and Outreach Programs for Minority Institutions
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    President Obama has proclaimed Sept. 12-16 as National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week in the United States. In commemoration of National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that he successfully included funding and language in several House Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations bills that encourage federal agencies to support institutions and outreach programs that benefit minority student... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $2.4 Million in Fed Grants to Help Migrant and Farmworker Students at TAMIU
    Posted in Press Release on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and representatives from Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), the One Star Foundation, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Charitable Trust, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Laredo First Assembly of God announced the awarding of $2.4 million in federal grants, and two matching donations totaling over $184,000 to TAMIU to provide incentives and opportunities to help university students who are migrant workers or seasonal farmworkers ov... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Delivers Over 500 Library of Congress Books to Children at Sacred Heart Children’s Home
    Posted in Press Release on August 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today visited with children at the Sacred Heart Children’s Home in Laredo, where he delivered over 500 children’s books from a wide range of genres from the Library of Congress. The books will be used for instructional and personal enrichment by the children teenagers of all ages at the home. Congressman Cuellar has delivered thousands of books to students, libraries and constituents in the 28th District of Texas since 2005. At the same time, Webb County Sheri... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $157.5 Million to Strengthen U.S.-Mexico Relations
    Posted in Press Release on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Education

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he helped secure more than $157.5 million, as well as important language in the State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017 which will strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Mexico. This funding is $10.5 million above last year’s funding amount in the Omnibus bill which passed in December. In addition to this important funding, Congressman Cuellar included provisions calling on the State ... Read more

  • WILSONCOUNTYNEWS: ‘Who Rescued Who’ East Central student wins Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Who Rescued Who’ East Central student wins Congressional Art Competition Krystal Zigmond, a junior at East Central High School in San Antonio, is the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th District. Her winning entry is a pen and ink drawing, “Who Rescued Who,” which depicts her and her dog shaking hands. “[My dog] was found on the side of the road in a trash bag. We’ve had her for two years now. It’s amazing how a stray dog can come from nowhere and be the best dog eve... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Secures Language to Authorize Transfer of Historic Building from U.S. Army Reserve to Laredo Community College
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today Congressman Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he included language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the full House last night to provide Laredo Community College (LCC) with additional space on the site of Fort McIntosh, near LCC. The Army Reserve currently is in possession of this historic building on the south west side of the Colbern United States Army Reserve Center in Laredo. The building is 725 sq. ft. and sits on a lot that is 1,825 sq. ft. Laredo Community... Read more