Council Member Narvaez To Give Turkey, Thanks To Families, Elderly In District IV
Nov20

Council Member Narvaez To Give Turkey, Thanks To Families, Elderly In District IV

Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS – Council Member Juan Narvaez, Dist. IV will be distributing turkeys on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Villa San Luis, located at 201 E. Plum. “I have been so blessed in my life, and I want to give the less fortunate individuals in my community a reason to be thankful this holiday season,” said Cm. Narvaez.  “The holidays are about eating a good meal, spending time with family and being thankful.  One of those activities is sometimes a financial burden to a family; hopefully, this turkey will make their Thanksgiving more special, knowing that there are people here in Laredo who care,” he concluded.  Assisting Cm. Narvaez with the turkey distribution will be members of the Laredo Fire Department. Aside from Cm. Narvaez’s annual turkey distribution to the elderly at Villa San Luis, he will also deliver turkeys to specific needy families identified in his district. This is the seventh year Cm. Narvaez has hosted this turkey distribution, helping approximately 1,000 families over the...

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City Of Laredo Recognizes Centenarian
Nov17

City Of Laredo Recognizes Centenarian

Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS – Earlier today, District III Council Member Alex Perez, Jr. recognized Bertha H. Lailson on her 100th birthday. She was surrounded by her family and friends, at the Laredo landmark restaurant she made famous with her delectable chicken...

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‘Urgent’ Walmart Memo Lays Out Strategy To Boost Grocery Sales
Nov13

‘Urgent’ Walmart Memo Lays Out Strategy To Boost Grocery Sales

The Huffington Post AP Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an “urgent agenda” memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of “chilled and fresh” food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked “highly sensitive,” asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. (http://nyti.ms/1v1YwHO) Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger dollar and a reduction in U.S. food stamp benefits, which has eaten into the budget of the retailer’s core customer base. The Times said the memo calls for comprehensive markdowns across 32 departments, asks stores to find creative ways to sell clearance items and to keep “complete records of daily throws” of meat and poultry. Walmart spokeswoman Deisha Barnett confirmed the memo’s existence. “Our CEO has been vocal about our need to improve in this (fresh foods) category. We know it’s very important to our customer and … to us as the largest grocer in the U.S.,” she told Reuters. The memo, which the Times said was leaked for public use by a Wal-Mart manager unhappy about understaffing, urges managers to reduce inventory and warns them not to exceed budgets. For meat departments, the report cited the memo as saying markdowns should start at 7 a.m. and be executed multiple times daily. The memo also advises stores to be sure to “rotate” dairy products and eggs, which means removing expired items and adding new stock at the bottom and back of display cases, the Times...

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‘Fall & Harvest’ At The El Centro de Laredo Farmer’s Market
Nov10

‘Fall & Harvest’ At The El Centro de Laredo Farmer’s Market

Special to The Laredo Sun Laredo, TX (November, 2014) – Laredo Main Street – El Centro de Laredo Farmer’s Market is taking place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. GO TEXAN Chef Demo featuring: La India Herbs & Spices – 10:30 a.m. ECO KIDS CRAFTS & GAMES – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. FACE PAINTING with Bren Renteria – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT – Arnold Villamero & DJ The Pop Rocks – 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Products to look forward to include local, all-natural and pesticide-free seasonal produce, herbs, spices, nopal, 100% grass fed meats & organic coffee, all-natural pasture fed turkey, artisanal breads, all-natural tortillas, maguey syrup, vanilla, avocado oils, olive oils/vinegars, nopal jerky, teas, all-natural skincare and cleaning products, lavender, assorted plants, succulents, freshly prepared on-site healthy meals and beverages, baked sweets, jams, pickled veg and all-natural pet treats. Over 25+ farmers and bakers will participate at the market this month! Meet and greet with friends and neighbors, support your local economy – come visit our farmer’s market and enjoy the magnificence of Texas produce and products! WHO: Free and Open to the Public WHAT:  El Centro de Laredo Farmer’s Market – ‘Fall & Harvest’ WHEN:S aturday, Nov. 15, 2014 | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. WHERE: Jarvis Plaza – Downtown Laredo Free Parking in El Metro Transit Center located at 1301 Farragut (with a market purchase voucher) Laredo Main Street is a non-profit organization that works to build community support, interest and economic growth for Laredo’s historic downtown commercial area and surrounding neighborhoods. Laredo Main Street welcomes you to El Centro de Laredo Farmer’s Market every third Saturday of the month at historical downtown Jarvis Plaza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information regarding Laredo Main Street events and programs, please visit...

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H-E-B Slated To Feed Thousands On November 8th During 26th Annual Feast of Sharing Holiday Celebration

Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS – At H-E-B, the holiday season is a time to bring friends, families and neighbors together and give special thanks to customers for their continued support. On Saturday, 12,000 Laredo residents are expected to join in on the holiday tradition festivities at the Laredo Energy Arena during the 26th Annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing Dinner. This will be the first year the city-wide dinner will be held on a Saturday instead of a Sunday at the Laredo Energy Arena. There will also be free transportation to and from the event provided by a partnership between El Metro, El Aguila and H-E-B. El Metro’s designated route to the Feast of Sharing event will be Route 13, with pick-up and drop-off areas located at the El Metro bus stop on 1301 Farragut St.  El Aguila will also provide event transportation from more rural areas including Rio Bravo and El Cenizo. Hundreds of H-E-B and community volunteers from the area will be on hand to serve a feast to 12,000 Laredo community members.  The menu will include turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, a vegetable medley and dessert. There will also be live music, entertainment and activities for the whole family throughout the day. Preparing for a massive, large-scale feast of this size is no easy feat. It takes an army of volunteers to prepare 3,000 pounds of turkey breast, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 140 gallons of gravy, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 95 gallons of jellied cranberry sauce, 220 gallons of vegetable medley, 12,000 slices of pumpkin pie and 12,000 rolls....

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Firehouse Subs® Extinguishes Hunger In Laredo With First Restaurant
Oct22

Firehouse Subs® Extinguishes Hunger In Laredo With First Restaurant

Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS – Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first location in Laredo on Oct. 21, 2014. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Laredo Fire Department. The restaurant is located at 2438 Monarch Dr., and is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. This is the first restaurant for local owner Elias Saucedo, who is excited to bring Firehouse Subs’ unrivaled taste and flavor to Laredo residents. Firehouse Subs restaurants boast a custom, hand-painted mural that pays tribute to the local community. The mural depicts United High School’s mascot, the Long Horn, and features a vintage Laredo Fire Department fire engine with the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge as the backdrop. Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas and his team paint every mural from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas has painted more than 830 murals. Firehouse Subs extinguishes guests’ hunger with medium and large hot specialty subs, including the number one selling, Hook & Ladder® sub, served with smoked turkey breast and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese. Other top sellers include the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket™ loaded with USDA choice beef brisket smoked for at least 16 hours in an authentic Texas smokehouse and topped with melted cheddar cheese and a special combination of sauces, including Sweet Baby Ray’s® Barbecue Sauce. Launching this year is Firehouse Subs’ new “Hearty & Flavorful” menu: six subs and four chopped salads under 500 calories. The Hearty & Flavorful menu is the largest and most significant menu addition in Firehouse Subs’ 20-year history and is available at all Firehouse Subs restaurants nationwide. Unique to Firehouse Subs is Captain Sorensen’s® Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, named in honor of the founding brothers’ father, Rob Sorensen, a 43-year retired fire captain.The sauce has a spicy-sweet flavor from the datil pepper, a hot pepper similar to habaneros but with a sweeter taste. Firehouse Subs, the largest user of datil peppers in the world, will produce more than 60,000 gallons of its signature hot sauce this year. Additionally, each restaurant offers an assortment of 50+ complimentary hot sauces. The touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® fountain is available in every restaurant and offers 120+ sparkling...

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