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Webb County Sheriff to hold back-to-school supply giveaway

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Students in the Laredo-Webb County area who are in need of school supplies will have a chance to pick some up courtesy of Sheriff Martin Cuellar. The Webb County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a back-to-school supply giveaway from 11 a.m. until noon while supplies last.
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Four million dollars going to Laredo’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Four million dollars is going to Laredo’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program. The funding is intended to help people with serious mental illness and making health services more accessible to them. It should help prevent relapse, repeated hospitalizations as well as prevent arrests, suicide, property destruction,...
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Webb County approves $55K in funds for new weapons

LAREDO, Tx. (KGNS) - The Webb County Commissioner’s Court has approved the purchase of some firepower for its sheriff’s office. A total of $55,494 will be going towards semi-automatic weapons and 20 more pistols for deputies. It was originally believed the purchase would cost over $60,000. For more...
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Man wanted for robbery

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Local authorities need your help locating a man wanted for robbery. The Webb County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 39-year-old Marco Antonio Perales. He is roughly five feet, six inches, weighs 186 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is...
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Back-to-School information

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - After a long summer, it’s time for the kids to go back to the classrooms. All week long, KGNS News will be providing Laredo-Webb County with all of the latest back-to-school information and headlines. Classes for public schools for both UISD and LISD will start...
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WCSO to host Back To School Supply Giveaway

The Webb County Sheriff's Office will be holding a back-to-school event before local children return to schools this week. The Sheriff's Office announced Monday that it would be holding the Back To School Supply Giveaway on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon while supplies last. The giveaway will...
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Webb County Sheriff says Pete Arredondo was ‘difficult’ during interview with SA newspaper

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar has opened up about his experience working with disgraced Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo. In an interview with San Antonio Express News, Sheriff Cuellar is cited saying he “demoted Arredondo form assistant chief to a commander back in October of 2014 when he worked for the Webb County Sheriff’s office because he “Couldn’t get along with people”.
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Uvalde school police chief Pete Arredondo was demoted at former job

Uvalde school district police chief Pete Arredondo, who has been sharply criticized for law enforcement’s delayed response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, was demoted from his previous job in the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, the San Antonio Express-News reports.  Arredondo, a three-decade veteran in law enforcement, worked at the Uvalde Police Department from 1993 to 2009, records show.  He took a job as assistant chief with the Webb County Sheriff’s Office in 2009, but was demoted to commander in 2014 because he “couldn’t get along with people,” Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar told the San Antonio Express-News.  “Basically, that’s what happened,” Cuellar told the local...
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Tesla Scores Its Very Own Border Crossing Lane Between Austin Facility and Mexico

Drive up to the Mexican side of the Columbia Solidarity Border Crossing, which spans the Rio Grande between the state of Nuevo León and Webb County, Texas, and you’ll spot something curious. In all capital letters above one of the lanes is a Tesla logo. Does that mean Tesla drivers get to skip the wait and cruise through in their own exclusive fast-track lane? The answer, strangely, is unclear. What it does mean is that employees at both Tesla’s Texas manufacturing facility and its six suppliers located in Nuevo León get an expedited crossing.
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