Laredo Speaks/Habla Laredo Survey Continues Thru July 5
A quality of life community survey to assess Laredo's present and future
continues thru July 5.
"Laredo Speaks/ Habla Laredo: A Community Survey" is part
of the city's 250th anniversary celebration and aims to provide a forum
for Laredoans to share their perceptions of the Gateway City's quality
of life and suggest what Laredo's future quality of life should include.
The bilingual survey is being delivered by Texas A&M International
University's Texas Center for Border Economics and Enterprise Development.
This week, 48,000 surveys were included in the Wednesday edition of The
Laredo Morning Times.
Surveys can be returned at any HEB Business Center located in each store
through July 5.
This weekend, TAMIU students will be conducting person-to-person surveys
in various locations around the city, including Mall del Norte, Wal-Mart,
Super S Foods, Narvaez Beef Stores, McDonald's Restaurants, Cotulla Style
Pit BBQ, Danny's Restaurants (Malinche and South Zapata Highway locations)
and United Artists Northcreek 10 Theatres. It will also be available at
this weekend's Miss Texas USA Pageant events at the Laredo Entertainment
Center. Local Catholic churches will also have the survey available for
parishioners to complete at Sunday, June 27 services.
Surveys are also being distributed to major city employers and local
civic and social groups.
The survey is also available on line at tamiu.edu and at web sites of
The Laredo Morning Times, Laredo Development Foundation, Laredo Chamber
of Commerce and Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
" Laredo Speaks/Habla Laredo" is a phased effort with data-gathering
and analysis occurring in June and July; community-based discussion groups
meeting in August; development of a plan of action scheduled for September-October
and the implementation of that plan set in November.
"Laredo Speaks/Habla Laredo" is being assisted by funding
partnerships including The Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the
Laredo Development Foundation and The Laredo Morning Times.
For additional information, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public
Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180, e-mail email@example.com
or visit offices in the Killam Library room 268.
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org