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She is survived by her sons, Horacio (Mary) Cavazos and Cosme (Diana) Cavazos; daughters Sandra Cavazos and Claudia (Ruben) Hernandez; grandchildren, Yvette Cavazos, Veronica C. Chavarria, Christina L. Granado, Arturo Eloy Hernandez, Leslie A. Granado, Jessica Cavazos and Jason Hernandez; great-grandson, Carlos J. Chavarria; brother, Rodolfo (Estela) Ochoa; and sister, Sara (Christobal) Rodriguez. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 9:30 am from Hillside Funeral Home to Christ the King Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.

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spirit of the people here," Peralta said about his decision to open his third United States factory in Laredo. Peralta and his family, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio O. Garza Jr. and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Sandy Baruah were warmly welcomed at the event with the Martin and United High School bands serenading the officials upon their arrival. "We're building bridges of friendship," Salinas said. "We're two nations working together to improve and make the quality of life better. We're ready to report for duty Mr. And Mrs. Peralta." Baruah spoke about the fluidity that has been created across national borders, creating a similar economic impact to that generated when barriers across state borders were reduced. "Today we do business across state borders in a seamless and integrated manner," Baruah said. "With tools like NAFTA across the United States, Mexico and Canada, we have the tools to achieve the same kind of business transparency that we see across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana." Since the North American Free Trade Agreement, Baruah said the Mexican economy has grown 40 percent and the U.S. economy has grown 48 percent. While some criticize the resultant relocation of businesses to Mexico, Baruah said the United States insources more jobs and investments than it out-sources. Garza, who is also a personal friend of the Peralta family, applauded Grupo IUSA and Laredo's efforts to overcome obstacles and conduct business regardless of borders. "(Peralta) made a conscious decision that this was the community he wanted to be in," Garza said. "Laredo is a great community of hard-working people." In addition to the Peralta's $100 million investment into the community, the workforce that will be needed at Eagle Copper Tube is expected to provide additional economic benefits. Those involved in recruiting the company to Laredo have said they were impressed with Peralta's admirable treatment of his employees at his existing plants. "Always our policy in our company is to look for the families of our companies to have a greater life," Peralta said. Approximately 260 highly skilled workers will be needed at the plant, he said, which will produce copper tubing for commercial and plumbing uses. "It's an overall commitment to the city," City Manager Carlos Villarreal said. "You can't beat that." Laredo Development Foundation Director Roger Creery has said the ripple effect Eagle Copper Tube will have in Laredo extends across a wide array of industries. Blas Castaneda, Laredo Community College chief development officer, said LCC will soon have a light-manufacturing program that could help train employees of Eagle Copper Tube. Through the Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development Initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor granted $5 million to a group of communities in the Valley, which Laredo has joined, for the training program. "It's an area that's beginning to blossom," Castaneda said about the manufacturing industry. "(The WIRED Initiative) allows us to use money for the companies that come in ... to train in light manufacturing. Whenever a company wants to come in, they know that there's a workforce." The first phase of the factory must be operating by June 2008, Peralta said, and he expects to double the facility on the additional acreage within four to six years. "I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped me come to Laredo," Peralta said. "Laredo has a very special meaning to me. With this new venture here, it's nothing else than giving back." (Ashley Richards may be reached at 728-2538 or by email at [email protected])

Clotilde Reyes, born May 17, 1931, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Nieto-Dickey Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from NietoDickey Funeral Home to San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Ruben Reyes, Thomas Salinas, Mauricio Reyes, Arturo Lozano Jr., Christobal Tristan and Abraham Reyes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nieto-Dickey Funeral Home, 802 Coke St.


Visitation and a Vigil of the Deceased were held Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in the HernandezLopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from the funeral home chapel. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Committal service and interment will be held at a later date.

"Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock." -- Isaiah 26:4 Olga O. Cavazos, 79, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a resident of Laredo, Texas, all her life. She was a loving mother and friend, and will be missed by all her family, friends and loved ones. Mrs. Cavazos is preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Cavazos; her parents Guadalupe and Otilia Ochoa; her brothers Horacio Ochoa and Raul Ochoa; and her sisters Lydia (Luis) Peñaloza, Omelia (Alfredo) Marmolejo and Irma O. Garcia.


Miguel A. "Mike" Salazar, 59, passed away April 28, 2007.


Visitation and a Vigil of the Deceased were held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Bos-ton St. Funeral services will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, with a religious service in the funeral home chapel officiated by Rev. Hector Patiño and a Catholic service at 9 a.m. officiated by Deacon Jose Rodriguez. Interment will then follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral Services for Mr. Armengol Guerra Jr., who passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, at the age of 85, are pending at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez.

For further information, please call our office at (956) 722-0001.


January 31, 1922 Laredo, Texas April 29, 2007 Laredo, Texas

Maria D. Cardenas, 89, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007.


Funeral services were held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Holy Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. at San Agustin Cathedral. Committal service and interment were held in the Laredo City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raul Reyna, Jose Eduardo Reyna, Darrell Mills, Rene Reyna, Javier G. Reyna, Abraham Reyna, Eduardo Jose Reyna and Abraham D. Reyna.


De Jesus (Gilberto) Gonzalez, Nora (George) Castillo, Diana (Cruz) Reyes, Idalia (Bertoldo) Moreno, Estrella (Ramiro) Abrego, Viviano (Jessica) Solano III, and Javier Domingo Solano; 26 grandchildren; mother, Viviana Solano; brother, Francisco (San Juana) Solano; and sisters, Jessica Solano, Juana (Gilberto) Garza, and Anita (Hector) Gallegos. Also nephews, neices, and other relatives and numerous friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from 4 to 9 p.m. and a Vigil of the Deceased will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Funeral services will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007, from the funeral home chapel. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will then follow in the Laredo City Cemetery.

Jesus "Chuy" Garza, 85, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Laredo, Texas. Funeral Services are pending with Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road. For more information please call (956) 724-6060.

Viviano Solano, 64, passed away on April 30, 2007. He was born in Laredo, Texas, and had been a resident of Laredo most of his life. He was preceded in death by his daughter Rosa Idalia Solano, father Viviano Solano Sr. and grandson Leonardo Reyes. He is survived by his wife, Juanita P. Solano; sons and daughters, Maribel (Jaime) Gomez, Elizabeth (Gabriel) Escobedo, Guadalupe Solano, Maria



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