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Webb County Heritage Foundation

The Webb County Heritage Foundation (WCHF), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization chartered in 1980, seeks to promote an awareness and appreciation of the goals of historic preservation, heritage education, and heritage tourism. In this role, the WCHF promotes preservation and rehabilitation of historic architecture, ranching heritage, and folklore traditions of the border region. It has been instrumental in the designation of local historic districts and participates in the process of protecting the integrity of these and other areas through its work on the city of Laredo's Historic District Landmark Board. The WCHF conducts tours of historic downtown Laredo, archives historic documents, maps, and photographs, records oral histories, presents exhibitions, and operates the Republic of the Río Grande Museum in one of Laredo's oldest structures located on San Agustín Plaza. The Webb County Heritage Foundation also provides numerous free publications in English and Spanish on subjects related to border history, heritage, landmarks, and folklore.

For more information you can visit the Webb County Heritage Foundation official website:



The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) works with existing and startup businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. The SBDC is available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle.

The SBDC’s professional staff of counselors, trainers, and researchers provides comprehensive, confidential business counseling services at no cost to the client.

The SBDC is funded in part the U.S. Small Business Administration, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), and the Laredo Development Foundation (LDF).

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TAMIU Community Stress Center

If Laredo's scorching weather has got you feeling a bit under the sun or if you're stressed and need help, Texas A&M International University's Community Stress Center can help. With two student counselors, the Center is better able to serve more community members this summer.

TAMIU's Community Stress Center is located at Casa Ortíz, and is free of charge and open to the public.

The Center provides referral and assessment services and also helps with familial, relational, financial, career and everyday life problems. Adolescents and adults undergoing depression, stress, anger or changes in lifestyle can also seek counseling services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Center at 956.326.3120, contact Dr. Bonnie Rudolph at 326.2638 or e-mail bonnie.rudolph@tamiu.edu.

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915 Zaragoza St.
Laredo, TX 78040
(956) 326.3200

Operation Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by special appointment or event
Admission is free