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Webb County Heritage News

Foundation Names Heritage Awards Recipients

The Webb County Heritage Foundation has selected ten honorees to receive the prestigious Heritage Award to be presented at the Founders’ Day Luncheon on May 14th at 12 noon at the Laredo Center for the Arts. Each year, the Webb County Heritage Foundation recognizes...

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6th Annual Historic Laredo & Webb County Photo Contest

6th Annual Historic Laredo & Webb County Photo Contest

The Webb County Heritage Foundation is calling on all area photographers to submit entries in the sixth annual “Historic Laredo and Webb County” photo contest. Photos should feature a historic building, landmark, architectural feature, landscape, or other subject...

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Nominations Requested for Heritage Awards 2016

Nominations Requested for Heritage Awards 2016

Each year, the Webb County Heritage Foundation recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and families that have contributed to the unique architectural and cultural heritage of Webb County. The Foundation invites you to nominate those who have made...

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President of the Republic of the Rio Grande®  Scholarship

President of the Republic of the Rio Grande® Scholarship

The Webb County Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, heritage education, and heritage tourism, announces an annual scholarship for local students. The President of the Republic of the Rio Grande Scholarship will award...

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2016 Texas Historical Commission Diversity Internship

    The 2016 Texas Historical Commission Diversity Internship is now accepting applications! We hope that you will take a moment to inform any students, and/or student organizations you may be affiliated with, about the paid internship opportunity at the...

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Calling All Preservation Partners!

Calling All Preservation Partners!

The Rio Grande International Study Center is asking for volunteers to help with their annual Día del Río Workday. A special crew is being recruited to help clean up an area they refer to as “Government Corner”. This crew will focus on restoration of the Star Fort...

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County Courthouse Annex Update

County Courthouse Annex Update

At a public meeting hosted by County Judge Tano Tijerina on Thursday, September 9th, many members of the community stepped forward to seek an alternative to demolition of the historic County Courthouse Annex. After hearing testimony from people from all walks of life...

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2015 Founders’ Day  to Feature Celebration of Ranching Heritage

2015 Founders’ Day to Feature Celebration of Ranching Heritage

Celebrating the 260th anniversary of Laredo’s founding, the Webb County Heritage Foundation will host a Founders’ Day luncheon honoring the descendants of founder, Don Tomás Sánchez and all the founding families of this historic community on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at...

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Foundation Names Heritage Awards Recipients

Foundation Names Heritage Awards Recipients

The Webb County Heritage Foundation has selected seven honorees to receive the prestigious Heritage Award to be presented at the Founders’ Day Luncheon on May 23 at 12 noon at the Laredo Center for the Arts. Each year, the Webb County Heritage Foundation recognizes...

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Heritage Foundation Director Addresses State History Conference

Heritage Foundation Director Addresses State History Conference

Margarita Araiza, Executive Director of the Webb County Heritage Foundation, was invited to address a session of the Texas State Historical Association at its Annual Meeting held recently in Corpus Christi. Araiza participated in a session entitled “Grassroots Tejano...

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Webb County Heritage Foundation Launches New Website

The Webb County Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. “The new website is beautiful,” said Margarita Araiza, WCHF Executive Director, “and we’re so proud that it was designed in-house by our own talented staff member,...

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