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Encyclopedia > Laredo, Texas
City of Laredo
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Nickname: The Gateway City" & "The City Under Seven Flags
Location of Laredo in Texas
Coordinates: 27°31′28″N 99°29′26″W / 27.52444, -99.49056
Country United States
State Texas
County Webb
Settled 1755
Government
 - Type Mayor / City Manager
 - Mayor Raul G. Salinas
 - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal
Area
 - City 84.54 sq mi (218.96 km²)
 - Land 83.44 sq mi (216.11 km²)
 - Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8489 km²)  1.3011%
 - Metro 161.76 sq mi (418.96 km²)
Elevation 450 ft (137.2 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 214,657
 - Density 2,469.20/sq mi (960.36/km²)
 - Metro 1,173,309 (including Nuevo Laredo, MX)
 - Metro Density 4,943.92/sq mi (1,908.86/km²)
  metro area includes Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Rio Bravo, Texas, El Cenizo, Texas, Laredo Ranchettes, Texas. Larga Vista, Texas, Ranchos Penitas West, Texas, & La Presa, Texas
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
Zip Code Laredo: 78040 78041 78042 78043 78044 78045 78046 78049

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Area code(s) Laredo: +1-956
Nuevo Laredo: +52-876
FIPS code 48-41464[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339633[2]
Airports: Laredo: Laredo International Airport KLRD LRD Nuevo Laredo: Quetzalcoatl International Airport MMNL NLD
Website: City of Laredo

Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north bank of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) river, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2006 census estimate, the city population was 231,470. Laredo is part of the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area with a total population of 589,309. Laredo's economy is primarily based on international trade with Mexico whereas it has the distinction of being the largest inland port in the United States. Most major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo. Laredo's location along the southern end of IH-35 and in proximity with maquiladoras (manufacturers) in North Mexico promotes its vital role in trade between the United States and Mexico. A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... KLRD Entrance KLRD Passenger Terminal Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD) is a public airport located 3 mi (4. ... KLRD Entrance KLRD Passenger Terminal Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD) is a public airport located 3 mi (4. ... LRD can stand for: The Labour Research Department, a United Kingdom trade union based research organisation The ISO 4217 code for the Liberian Dollar This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Quetzalcoatl International Airport (IATA airport code: NLD) Is an international airport located at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico near the border with Brownsville, Texas. ... Quetzalcóatl International Airport (IATA: NLD, ICAO: MMNL) is an international airport located in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. ... The National League for Democracy is a Burmese political party. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Webb County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... Nuevo Laredo is a city in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. ... The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area (USLRD & ZMNL) is one of six bi-national metropolitan areas along the United States-Mexican border. ...


Laredo has the distinction of having seven flags flown over the city. Having been founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a villa to the Capital of the brief Republic of the Rio Grande to the largest inland port on the United States-Mexican Border. Today, it has four international bridges and one railway bridge. Laredo's weather is semi-arid during the summer and mild during the winter. This article is about the theme park. ... The Albertian Villa Medici in Fiesole: terraced grounds on a sloping site. ... Flag Capital Laredo¹ Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President Jesús de Cárdenas History  - Established January 17, 1840  - Disestablished November 6, 1840 Area 300,000 km² Currency Peso ¹ Later moved to Guerrero, Tamaulipas, and in March 1840 to Victoria, Texas until disestablishment. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Gateway to the Americas International Bridge Informally known as Laredo International Bridge 1 Located in the San Agustin Historical District Pedestrians and Non-commercial Vehicles only Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Informally known as Laredo International Bridge 2 Located in the Southern terminus of Interstate 35 Non-commercial Vehicles and Limited...


Laredo International Airport is within the Laredo city limits, while the Quetzalcoatl International Airport is nearby in Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The city has four professional sports teams: the Bucks, Broncos, Heat, and Lobos. Texas A&M International University and Laredo Community College call Laredo home. The biggest festival, Washington's Birthday Celebration is during February all month long, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists. KLRD Entrance KLRD Passenger Terminal Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD) is a public airport located 3 mi (4. ... Quetzalcoatl International Airport (IATA airport code: NLD) Is an international airport located at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico near the border with Brownsville, Texas. ... The Laredo Bucks are an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Laredo Broncos are an independent minor league baseball team in Laredo, Texas. ... The Laredo Heat Soccer Club are a USL Premier Development League team based in Laredo, Texas that formed in 2004. ... The Laredo Lobos are a professional arena football team based out of Laredo, Texas. ... Texas A&M International University Texas A&M International University is a university, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Laredo Community College also known as LCC, was created as Laredo Junior College on September 28, 1946, by the citizens of Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... The Washingtons Birthday Celebration (WBCA) [1] is an almost month long held event in Laredo, Texas that celebrates George Washingtons Birthday. ...

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History

Map of Laredo in 1892
Map of Laredo in 1892

Villa de San Agustin de Laredo was founded in 1755 by Don Tomás Sánchez while the area was part of a region called Nuevo Santander in the Spanish colony of New Spain. Villa de San Agustin de Laredo got its name from Laredo, Cantabria, Spain and in honor of Saint Augustine of Hippo. In 1840, Laredo was the capital of the independent Republic of the Rio Grande, set up in rebellion to the dictatorship of Antonio López de Santa Anna and brought back into Mexico by military force. In 1846, during the Mexican-American War the town was occupied by the Texas Rangers. After the war the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded the land to the United States. A referendum was taken in the town, which voted overwhelmingly to petition the American military government in charge of the area to return the town to Mexico. However, this petition was rejected, and in response the bulk of the population moved over the river into Mexican territory to found the new town of Nuevo Laredo. In 1849, the military set up Fort McIntosh (originally Camp Crawford) by the town. Laredo was rechartered as a city in 1852. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (10254 × 6618 pixel, file size: 13. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (10254 × 6618 pixel, file size: 13. ... Nuevo Santander (New Santander) was a region of New Spain, corresponding generally to the modern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... Laredo is a town in the Northern Spanish province and autonomous community of Cantabria. ... Augustinus redirects here. ... Flag Capital Laredo¹ Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President Jesús de Cárdenas History  - Established January 17, 1840  - Disestablished November 6, 1840 Area 300,000 km² Currency Peso ¹ Later moved to Guerrero, Tamaulipas, and in March 1840 to Victoria, Texas until disestablishment. ... Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), often known as Santa Anna, was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government, first fighting against the independence from Spain... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... For other uses, see Texas Rangers. ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War. ... Motto: Siempre Con La Patria Settled 1847 Government  - Presidente Municipal Daniel Peña Area  - City 1,334. ... Fort McIntosh was a military base near Laredo, Texas that existed from 1849 to 1946. ...

A graphical timeline is available here:
Timeline of Laredo, Texas

Laredo is one of the oldest border crossing points along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the nation's largest inland port of entry. In 2005, Laredo celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding. The origin of name of Laredo is unclear. Some scholars say the name might stem from Glaretum which means "sandy, rocky place" others state that Laredo stems from Euskaro and means "beautiful prairies"[3][4]. Laredo might also stem from Laridae which means gull or it might be made up of two Latin words lar which means home and edo which means birth. Image File history File links Timeline_icon. ... Border control Border control is a term that describes how a country polices its borders. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... “Seagull” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...


(232 km) southwest of San Antonio. Laredo is located on the west end of the Rio Grande Plains which is south of the Edwards Plateau, Coastal Plains to the east, and Mexican Mountains to the west. The area consists of a few hills and flat land covered mostly of brush: grass lands, drawf oak, and mesquite. It is a prime location for deer and javelina hunting for the annual Cola Blanca Contest that brings hunters from across the United States and Mexico. A notable geographic feature is Lake Casa Blanca in Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. The city's lake consists of 371 acres (1.5 km²) of land and 1,650 acres (7 km²) of lake. The City of Laredo's Mayor is Raul Salinas. San Antonio redirects here. ... Lake Casa Blanca is a reservoir on Chacon Creek 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Laredo, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of a dam to provide recreational opportunities for the residents of Webb County. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 79.6 square miles (206.0 km²), of which, 78.5 square miles (203.2 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (1.37%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Climate

Laredo's weather is attributed to its location between Mexican mountains to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Much of Laredo's year-round dry and hot weather is influenced by the deserts of Northern Mexico and any moisture from the Pacific is cut-off by the Mexican mountain range. While Laredo does receive moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, its geographic location causes Laredo to have extreme weather events such as long periods of heat to sudden violent storms with sometimes even tornadoes in a short period of time. Laredo is cold for south Texas standards during winter, the average daytime highs are around 66 °F (19 C) and overnight lows around 43 °F (6 C); although it is rare for snow to fall in Laredo, there was actually snow on the ground for a few hours on the morning of Christmas Day 2004. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


Laredo typically experiences an average high temperature of about 99 °F (37 C), and an average low of about 75 °F (24 C) during summer, and 20 inches (510 mm) of rain per year. As Laredo sometimes undergoes drought, a water conservation ordinance was implemented in 2003. Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ... Water conservation refers to reducing use of fresh water, through technological or social methods. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ...

Weather averages for Laredo, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 92 (33) 94 (34) 99 (37) 108 (42) 112 (44) 112 (44) 111 (44) 112 (44) 109 (43) 101 (38) 99 (37) 93 (34) 104 (40)
Average high °F (°C) 66 (19) 71 (22) 80 (27) 88 (31) 92 (33) 96 (36) 99 (37) 99 (37) 93 (34) 86 (30) 76 (25) 68 (20) 84 (29)
Average low °F (°C) 43 (6) 47 (8) 55 (13) 63 (17) 69 (21) 73 (23) 75 (24) 75 (24) 74 (22) 63 (17) 53 (12) 45 (7) 61 (16)
Record low °F (°C) 26 (-3) 29 (-2) 33 (1) 38 (3) 54 (12) 66 (19) 68 (20) 64 (18) 56 (13) 42 (6) 33 (1) 15 (-9) 43.6 (7)
Precipitation inch (cm) 1.0 (2.5) 1.1 (2.7) 0.8 (1.9) 1.8 (4.5) 2.6 (6.6) 3.2 (8.1) 1.5 (3.8) 2.7 (6.8) 3.1 (7.9) 2.5 (6.4) 1.2 (2.9) 0.9 (2.4) 22.2 (56.5)
Source: worldclimate.com[5] May 2007

Demographics

According to the census[1] estimate of 2006[6][7], there were 231,470 people. In the 2005 estimate there were 99,675 males and 108,112 females living in 60,816 households, out of those 33,832 were owner occupied. The average household size has 3.69 occupants. The population density was 2,250.5 people per square mile (868.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 179,887 or 86.6% White, 1,012 or 0.5% African American, 599 or 0.3% Native American, 779 or 0.4% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 23,932 or 11.5% from other races, and 1,578 or 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino accounts for 197,198 or 94.9% of the population in terms of ethnicity. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were a total of 60,816 households out of which 56,247 or 92.5% were occupied, 33,832 were owner occupied units and 22,415 were renter occupied units. 62.0% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 4.18 Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 35.5% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,019, and the median income for a family was $32,577. The per capita income for the city was $12,269. 29.2% of families were below the poverty line.


According to the United States Census Bureau, at a 2000 census, Laredo was the second fastest growing city in the United States, (Las Vegas, Nevada, being the first). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


Government

Webb County Administration Building
Webb County Administration Building

Laredo's municipal government is controlled by a strong city council-weak mayor system. Although the mayor presides over the city council, he/she may only vote to break a tie. City Council elections are based on single-member districts and campaigns have no party affiliations. City elections are held in May of even numbered years. The municipal government is administered by the city manager who is hired by the city council. All city elected offices have a four-year term and are technically nonpartisan though most officials have a party preference or affiliation. City council meetings are held on Mondays and can be viewed on the public access channel. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution (2836 × 1820 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution (2836 × 1820 pixel, file size: 2. ... In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ...


City Mayor - Raul G. Salinas Raul Gonzalez Salinas (born November 8, 1947) is a private security consultant and a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who was elected mayor of Laredo, Texas, on June 17, 2006. ...



City Manager - Carlos Villareal


City Council:
District 1 - Mike Garza
District 2 - Hector "Tito" Garcia
District 3 - Dr. Michael Landeck
District 4 - Johnny Amaya
District 5 - Johnny Rendon
District 6 - Gene Belmares
District 7 - Juan Chavez
District 8 - Juan Ramirez


State & Federal Representatives

Texas House of Representatives
District 31 - Ryan Guillen, Democrat
District 42 - Richard Peña Raymond, Democrat

Texas Senate
District 21 - Judith Zaffirini, Democrat

United States House of Representatives
District 28 - Henry Cuellar, Democrat Richard Peña Raymond (born October 27, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Henry Roberto Cuellar (born September 19, 1955) is a Democratic politician from Laredo, Texas, representing the states 28th Congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ...


Education

PK to 12

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Main Building
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Main Building

Laredo is served by two school districts: the Laredo Independent School District and the United Independent School District and 8 private schools. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2128 pixel, file size: 954 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2128 pixel, file size: 954 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Laredo Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Laredo, Texas, United States. ... United Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Laredo, Texas, United States. ...


The Laredo Independent School District[8] (LISD) serves the areas in central Laredo. The LISD high schools are Cigarroa High School, Martin High School, J. W. Nixon High School and the Laredo Early College High School. LISD also contains three school|magnet schools: Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science Magnet School, LISD Magnet for Engineering and Technology Education, and Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts. Dr. Leo Gonzalez Cigarroa High School is an high school located in Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... Martin Raymond & Tirza High School , known as Martin High School, is a secondary institution of learning located in the Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... J.W. Nixon High School is a public Texas recognized campus located in Laredo, Texas and is part of the Laredo Independent School District. ... Early College High School, otherwise known as ECHS, is a collaborative effort between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Coastline Community College. ... For other uses, see Magnet (disambiguation). ... Martin Raymond & Tirza High School , known as Martin High School, is a secondary institution of learning located in the Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... Dr. Leo Gonzalez Cigarroa High School is an high school located in Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... Vidal Manuel Treviño (June 10, 1929 - December 30, 2006) was a longtime educator and a Democratic political powerhouse in Laredo, Texas, who served as the Laredo Independent School District (LISD) superintendent between 1973 and 1995. ...


The United Independent School District[9] serves the areas in other parts of Laredo and northern Webb County. The name "United" derived from several school districts coming together and forming one district. The UISD high schools are John B. Alexander High School, Lyndon B. Johnson High School, United High School, United South High School. UISD also has three magnet schools: John B. Alexander Health Science Magnet, United Engineering Magnet, and the United South Business Magnet. Currently, there are 39 schools within UISD and more are under construction and/or in the development stage. United ISD is one of the fastest growing districts in the state, serving almost 40,000 students and covering an area near the size of Rhode Island. Webb County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... John B. Alexander High School is a secondary school in Laredo, Texas and a part of the United Independent School District. ... Lyndon B. Johnson High School is a secondary school located in Laredo, Texas, United States. ... United High School is a high school located in the northern portion of Laredo, Texas and is a part of the United Independent School District. ... United South High School is a high school located in the southern portion of Laredo, Texas and is a part of the United Independent School District. ... John B. Alexander High School is a secondary school in Laredo, Texas and a part of the United Independent School District. ... United High School is a high school located in the northern portion of Laredo, Texas and is a part of the United Independent School District. ... United South High School is a high school located in the southern portion of Laredo, Texas and is a part of the United Independent School District. ...


The city is also served by eight private schools:

Saint Augustine High School is a Catholic Diocesan co-educational private high school located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Laredo Christian Academy is an Assemblies of God private school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... For other uses, see Assemblies of God (disambiguation). ... United Day School is a nonsectarian co-educational private elementary and middle, located in Laredo, Texas. ... In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ... Mary Help of Christians School is a Catholic co-educational private elementary and middle school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Blessed Sacrament School is a Catholic co-educational private elementary and middle school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Our Lady of Guadalupe School is a Catholic co-educational private elementary school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Saint Peter Memorial School is a Catholic co-educational private elementary school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Saint Augustine Elementary School is a Diocesan Catholic co-educational private elementary school, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ...

Colleges and Universities

Laredo is home to the Laredo Community College[11] (LCC) and Texas A&M International University[12] (TAMIU). The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio[13] has a campus in Laredo. Laredo Community College also known as LCC, was created as Laredo Junior College on September 28, 1946, by the citizens of Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. ... Texas A&M International University Texas A&M International University is a university, located in Laredo, Texas. ... The UT Health Science Centers administration building. ...


The Laredo Community College is a two-campus institution which offers two-year Associates Degrees. The main campus is located in west Laredo near the Rio Grande. The smaller but newer second campus is located in deep south Laredo along United States Highway 83. The main campus is located at the western end of downtown Laredo on the land formerly known as Fort McIntosh. This fort played a major role in the development of Laredo as it served to protect Laredo's border from Indian raids in its early history. Several of the fort's old buildings were converted into classrooms. An associates degree is the degree awarded by community colleges in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... United States Highway 83 is a north-south United States highway. ...


The Texas A&M International University is a 4/6 year university that offers Bachelors and Master's Degrees. On April 22 2004[1], the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin provided its approval for Texas A&M International University to grant its first Ph.D. in International Business Administration[2] [3]. On May 12 2007, Christine Bernadas made history as the university's first Ph.D. graduate in International Business [4][5]. TAMIU’s College of Business Administration has been named an outstanding business school in "The Princeton Review’s" “Best 282 Business Schools,” 2007 Edition, and ranked third in the nation for the category: “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students[6].” The university's campus is located in Northeast Laredo along Texas State Highway Loop 20. The university was once an extension of Texas A&I-Kingsville and later changed to Laredo State University. Prior to its current location along Loop 20, the university was housed on Laredo Community College's downtown campus grounds. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Texas State Highway Loop 20[1], also known as the Bob Bullock Loop is a highway loop that encircles the city of Laredo, Texas. ...


The University of Texas Health Science Center campus is located in East Laredo near United States Route 59 and the Laredo Medical Center. The campus is an extension university from UTHSC in San Antonio, Texas. The university offers Doctoral Degrees in the medical and dental fields. U.S. Route 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Doctoral may refer to: Doctorate Doctor of Philosophy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Economy

The Laredo National Bank is one of the strongest banking institutions in Laredo, Texas
The Laredo National Bank is one of the strongest banking institutions in Laredo, Texas
Laredo is the destination for many Mexican shoppers that come from as far away as Mexico City. Due to Laredo's location new hotels have been built around the city such as the Embassy Suites.
Laredo is the destination for many Mexican shoppers that come from as far away as Mexico City. Due to Laredo's location new hotels have been built around the city such as the Embassy Suites.

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Trade

More than 47% of United States international trade headed for Mexico and more than 36% of Mexican international trade crosses through the Laredo port of entry[14][15]. Laredo's economy and everyday lifestyle revolves around commercial and industrial warehousing, import, and export. As a major player of international trade, Laredo's economy has benefit with the passing of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The city's Laredo International Airport has non-stop flights to Houston, Dallas, and Las Vegas. The Laredo port of entry consists of five international bridges crossing the Rio Grande into the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. KLRD Entrance KLRD Passenger Terminal Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD) is a public airport located 3 mi (4. ... Houston redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Gateway to the Americas International Bridge Informally known as Laredo International Bridge 1 Located in the San Agustin Historical District Pedestrians and Non-commercial Vehicles only Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Informally known as Laredo International Bridge 2 Located in the Southern terminus of Interstate 35 Non-commercial Vehicles and Limited... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... Tamaulipas is a state in the northeast of Mexico. ... Other Mexican States Capital Monterrey Other major cities Area 64,924 km² Ranked 13th Population (2000 census) 3,826,240 Ranked 9th Governor (2003-09) José Natividad González Parás (PRI/PVEM) Federal Deputies (11) PRI/PVEM = 10 PAN = 1 Federal Senators PAN = 2 PRI = 1 ISO 3166-2 Postal abbr. ...


International Bridges

The Gateway to the Americas International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located in the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, that connect the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande (Río Bravo). ... The Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located in the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, that connect the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande (Río Bravo). ... The World Trade International Bridge is one of four international bridges located in the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, that connect the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande (Río Bravo). ... Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located on the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Laredo, Texas; it connects Laredo over the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) with Colombia, Nuevo León. ... The Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge is the only railway international bridge that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border between the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. ...

Major Highways

Major Highways in Laredo and their starting and ending points:

  • Complete List of Highways in Laredo, Texas

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Retail Sales

The Mall del Norte is one of the largest malls in South Texas
The Mall del Norte is one of the largest malls in South Texas

Retail sales also helps the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo economy, it attracts shoppers from Northern Mexico and South Texas[16]. There are 2 indoor shopping malls located in the area and dozens of shopping centers. The Streets of Laredo Urban Mall is an association created by businesses located in Iturbide Street in the San Agustin historical district to beautify and renovate the area[17]. By 2009 Laredo will have an additional 2 malls which are currently under construction:

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  • Mall Del Norte 1,198,199 ft²
  • El Portal Mall 380,000 ft²
  • Laredo Town Center Mall 580,577 ft² (to open in 2009}[18]
  • Piazza del Sol Mall 1,000,000+ ft² (to open in 2009)[19]
  • Streets of Laredo Urban Mall

Mall Del Norte is a regional shopping mall in Laredo, Texas. ... El Portal Center is a regional 385,000 square foot indoor mall located in the north Rio Grande bank in downtown Laredo, Texas[1]. It was previously known as the River Drive Mall until 2003 when Morgan Stern Realty bought it and renovated it. ... View of the San Agustin Historical District in downtown Laredo. ... View of the San Agustin Historical District in downtown Laredo. ...

Labor Market Information

As of October 2007, Laredo's labor market was comprised of the following industries by percentage of number employed: Trade, Transportation and Utilities (32%), Information (1%), Financial Activity (5%), Professional and Business Services (6%), Education and Health Services (15%), Leisure and Hospitality (10%), Government (23%), Mining and Construction (5%), Manufacturing (2%), and Other Services (2%).


Laredo has increased the number of non-agricultural jobs from 55,100 in January 1996 to 86,600 in October 2007. Laredo has experienced higher than the state in average job growth rate (2%-6.5%) during the same period due to expansion of international trade as the result of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Thus far, for 2007, Laredo has experienced a job growth rate of 2.5%. As of October 2007, the Laredo unemployment rate is 4.1% or 3,700 unemployed persons as compared to 3.9% Texas statewide. This is a significant drop since the mid-1990s when Laredo's unemployment was over 15%.


Although statistically Laredo has experience positive job market growth since the mid-1990s, setbacks in the Mining (oil/gas) industry shifted a few thousand workers to other industries such as international trade and construction. Many large employers in the oil and gas industries shut down operations in Laredo and across Texas and shifted to foreign countries. The same effect occurred in the garment industry (Levis and Haggar) along the Texas border area, but Laredo experienced the closing of the one and only garment-producing company (Barry) of about 300 workers. Laredo's strong job growth rate in retail and transportation services contributed in limiting the adverse effects of long-term unemployment in the few massive layoffs of the late 1990s. Laredo's vulnerability continue to exist in international trade due to unforeseen changes to Mexico's economy, immigration laws (along with daily border crossings: shoppers and commercial trade) and terrorism as the result of September 11th. Otherwise, Laredo moves forward as major investments continue to show promising job growth rates in most industries.[20]


People & Culture

Annual festivals

The Washington's Birthday Celebration (WBCA) [21] is an almost month long held event that celebrates George Washington's Birthday. It was founded in 1898 by the Improved Order of the Red Men, local chapter Yaqui Tribe #59. It is the largest celebration of its kind in the United States with approximately 400,000 attendees annually. The first celebration was a phenomenal success and its success and popularity grew rapidly and in 1923 it received its state charter. In 1924, the Celebration featured its first Colonial Pageant, which featured thirteen young girls from Laredo, representing the thirteen original colonies. The celebration includes parades, a carnival, an air show, fireworks, live concerts and a city-wide prom during which many of Laredo's elite dress in very formal attire. One of its main events, the Jalapeño Festival, has recently been named one of the United States' top 10 eating festivals due to its Jalapeño Eating Contest. The WBCA has become a Laredo institution, with its history closely tied to the history of the community. The Washingtons Birthday Celebration (WBCA) [1] is an almost month long held event in Laredo, Texas that celebrates George Washingtons Birthday. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Prom Queen redirects here. ...


Jamboozie is held in late January in downtown Laredo as part of the Washington Birthday Celebrations. As somewhat of an imitation of New Orlean's Mardi Gras, the Jamboozie is known to be a colorful event, with many people dressed in beads and masks and sometimes flamboyant outfits. Besides many concession stands and up to four stages that feature local and regional bands (mostly alternative rock, classic rock and Spanish music), there are also several bars along the proximity that are open.


Recreational

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park[22], located on Loop 20, contains a 1,680-acre (7 km²) artificial lake along with cooking out, camping, picnicking, lake swimming, skiing, boating, mountain biking, and the most popular recreational use of the lake is fishing. A boat ramp and fishing pier is available on the eastern side of the lake. Although the park is opened for day-use only, campsites are available on eastern side of the lake. The lake is a popular destination for winter Texans (northern state retirees who make southern states their winter home). The park was operated jointly by the City of Laredo and Webb County before it was acquired by the state in 1990 and opened in March 1991. Lake Casa Blanca is a reservoir on Chacon Creek 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Laredo, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of a dam to provide recreational opportunities for the residents of Webb County. ... A reservoir (French: réservoir) is an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam. ... A member of the Airpork Crew barbecue team prepares pork shoulder at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ... In contemporary usage, picnic can be defined simply as a pleasure excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally, taking place in a beautiful landscape. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... // Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Fishermen in the harbor of Kochi, India. ... Webb County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


Nightlife

Laredo has many known nightlife establishments. Next to the arena is Hal's Landing, a restaurant that also serves as a bar and an arcade. Across the street is Las Cananas, an upscale Mexican-flavored nightclub that plays mostly international and house music, as well as playing host to mostly international bands. Other clubs/bars around the area are El Sitio, Average Joes Sports Bar and Grill and South Beach.


Several other clubs populate the city such as Agave Azul(a bar on Del Mar Blvd. known for playing international music), Old No.2(a small bar that plays host to hard rock bands and is popular with the 18-24 college crowd), Chelseas(a bar downtown that caters primarily to the homosexual community yet is attended by many heterosexuals as well), and FLounge, which in it's previous incarnation as FBar featured well known DJ's such as Boston's Joe Bermudez.


Museums

Today a part of the Republic of the Rio Grande's Capitol building is used as a museum in Laredo, Texas that showcases pictures and history of the short lived republic
Today a part of the Republic of the Rio Grande's Capitol building is used as a museum in Laredo, Texas that showcases pictures and history of the short lived republic

Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol Building Museum[23] is located in the downtown historical district next to the historical La Posada Hotel. It was once the Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol building now showcases memorabilia from the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande. It displays pictures, books, and furniture from the 19th century Laredo area. It offers guided tours for school age children and adults year-round. Because of this Republic, Laredo had flown seven flags instead of the traditional Six Flags over Texas. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2128 pixel, file size: 1,003 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2128 pixel, file size: 1,003 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Webb County Courthouse in the 1900s Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol Building Museum[1] is located in the downtown San Agustin Historical District in Laredo, Texas next to the historical La Posada Hotel. ... Flag Capital Laredo¹ Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President Jesús de Cárdenas History  - Established January 17, 1840  - Disestablished November 6, 1840 Area 300,000 km² Currency Peso ¹ Later moved to Guerrero, Tamaulipas, and in March 1840 to Victoria, Texas until disestablishment. ...


The Laredo Center for the Arts[24] is located in historic downtown Laredo. The building houses three galleries: the Goodman Gallery, the Laredo Art League Gallery and the Lilia G. Martinez Gallery. The Center for the Arts, located in the former City Hall offices known as the Mercado, displays regional artwork and provides community events for children and adults. Across the street, the former Plaza Theater is currently under consideration for renovation for a future performing arts theater. Located in east Laredo in an area what is known as the "base" or airport grounds, the Laredo Little Theater provides Laredoans with live stage performances. The theater also hosts comedians.


Imaginarium of South Texas[25] (formerly Laredo Children's Museum), located in Mall del Norte, provides a hands-on experience with science, technology, and art for Laredo's youth. A second museum is planned on the Texas A&M International University campus[26]. Texas A&M International University Texas A&M International University is a university, located in Laredo, Texas. ...


Planetarium

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium[27] is located in the Texas A&M International University Laredo campus. The Planetarium surrounds audiences in a dome with an accurate image of the night sky. It can show all the motions and cycles of the sky. It can create a multi-media experience that reveals the wonders of the cosmos. It can interpret the Universe in a way that appeals to both the mind and eye. The Planetarium will introduce you to a life-long acquaintance with the sky and the Universe. The Digistar 3 system at the TAMIU Planetarium can take audiences on a fantastic voyage through the cosmos. Texas A&M International University Texas A&M International University is a university, located in Laredo, Texas. ... Digistar 3 is a dome-based projection technology created by Evans & Sutherland - to offer audiences immersive entertainment and education experiences that integrate fulldome video, real time 3D computer graphics, and a digital planetarium facility. ...


Library

The Laredo Public Library main building
The Laredo Public Library main building

The Laredo Public Library[28] was first housed on the second floor of the City Hall, now known as the Market Hall, in 1916. In 1974, the Laredo Public Library moved to the historic Bruni Plaza in downtown Laredo. In 1993, the citizens of Laredo approved the construction of a new main library. The new main library opened its doors for the first time in February 1, 1998. The Laredo Public Library has a 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m²). main library and two branches that serve the City of Laredo. The main library is located in central Laredo and the Bruni Plaza Branch[29] is located in downtown, and the Santo Niño Branch is located in south Laredo[30]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 431 pixelsFull resolution (2830 × 1525 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 431 pixelsFull resolution (2830 × 1525 pixel, file size: 2. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Architecture

Main article: List of buildings in Laredo, Texas

The San Agustin Cathedral Clock Tower is the second tallest structure in Laredo, Texas
The San Agustin Cathedral Clock Tower is the second tallest structure in Laredo, Texas

Laredo’s architecture is of Spanish Colonial, American, and Mexican flavor. Most of Laredo's Spanish colonial buildings are located in downtown Laredo especially in the San Agustin Historical District but they are also spread out throughout the whole city which includes the Laredo Medical Center, Texas National Bank headquarters and branches, the Laredo Town Center, and others. American architecture can be seen along Interstate Highway 35. Some of the buildings of American architecture are the Hamilton Hotel, Rio Grande Plaza, Walker Plaza, the Laredo Federal Courthouse, and the Laredo City Hall. View of the San Agustin Historical District in downtown Laredo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 448 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2128 × 2848 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 448 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2128 × 2848 pixel, file size: 2. ... Sagrada Família church, by Gaudí Spanish architecture refers to architecture carried out during any era in what is now modern-day Spain, and by Spanish architects worldwide. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35 or IH-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ...


List of the tallest buildings in Laredo, Texas:

Rank[31] Building Name Height Floors Year Built
01 Hamilton Hotel 150 ft (46 m) 12 1923
02 San Agustin Cathedral 141 ft (43 m) N/A 1872
03 Rio Grande Plaza - 15 1975
04 Holiday Inn Laredo - 14 1984
05 Laredo National Bank - 10 1926
06 Senior Citizens Home - 8 -
07 Laredo Medical Center - 7 -
08 Gateway Inn - 6 -
09 Rialto Hotel - 6 1925
10 Walker Plaza - 5 -

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Health Care

The Laredo Medical Center is the largest medical center in Laredo
The Laredo Medical Center is the largest medical center in Laredo

There are five medical centers in Laredo, the Laredo Medical Center, Doctor's Hospital, Gateway Community Health Center, Providence Surgical & Medical Center, and the Laredo Specialty Hospital. The largest hospital in Laredo is the Laredo Medical Center. The Laredo Medical Center[32] (formally Mercy Hospital) is a 650,000-square-foot (60,000 m²) complex in a 50 acre campus with 325 licensed beds and 180 active physicians. Its main building is located in central Laredo along United States Route 59. Besides its main building, the Laredo Medical Center has specialized branches throughout the city, the main ones are: the Ambulatory Care Center North is an outpatient facility[33], McClelland Diagnostic Center is an out-patient diagnostic center[34], Laredo Medical Sleep Center[35]
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Doctor's Hospital[36] is the second largest medical center in Laredo. The hospital complex is over 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m²) complex with 180 licensed beds in a 58 acre campus and is affiliated to Universal Health Services. It is located in Texas State Highway Loop 20 in north Laredo. Behind the main building the Doctors Regional Cancer Treatment Center which offers comprehensive cancer services. The Providence Surgical & Medical Center[37] is an ambulatory health care center located in north-central Laredo which is also owed by Universal Health Services.
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The Gateway Community Health Center[38] is the third largest medical center in Laredo. The health center's main building is 64,000 square feet (5,900 m²) and three stories high. The Medical center recently moved in 2006 to its new $11,000,000 building. The main Gateway Community Health Center is located in East Laredo close to United States Route 59. It also has three branches in the Laredo area: the South Clinic, El Cenizo Community Center, and Quad City Community Center.
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  • Adult Primary Care
  • In-Patient Care
  • Obstetrical Care
  • Family Planning Clinic
The Laredo Specialty Hospital
The Laredo Specialty Hospital

The Laredo Specialty Hospital[39] is the fourth largest medical center in Laredo. It is owned by Ernest Health Inc. and was founded by Elmo Lopez Jr. on May 22, 2006 and admitted it's first patient within hours of operation. Although in operation, it was not celebrated a "Grand Opening" by Webb County due to unannounced reasons until March 2007 when it was granted. The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Cervical cancer is a malignant cancer of the cervix. ... This article is about the branch of medicine. ... A child being immunized against polio. ... Rheumatology, a subspecialty of internal medicine, is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. ... This article is about the dental profession. ... Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 474 pixelsFull resolution (2784 × 1648 pixel, file size: 769 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 474 pixelsFull resolution (2784 × 1648 pixel, file size: 769 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Webb County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


People from Laredo

Notable people born in Laredo

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Notable people residing in Laredo but born elsewhere

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Fictional Characters from Laredo, TX

  • Johnny Rio, the main character from John Rechy's novel Numbers, lived in Laredo before going to Los Angeles

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Sports

Laredo Bucks

Laredo is home to the two-time President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks hockey team, which play at the Laredo Entertainment Center. The Bucks' successful coach is the native Canadian Terry Ruskowski (born 1954). The Laredo Bucks are part of the Southeast Division of the Central Hockey League and were inaugurated in the 2002-2003 season. The Bucks were awarded Franchise of the Year in their first year of operation. The Laredo Bucks are the 2003-2004 and the 2005-2006 Central Hockey League President's Cup Champions as well as the 2003-04 Governors’ Cup Regular Season Champions. They have made the playoffs since the first year in play and have gone to the finals the past four years, setting a new CHL/WPHL record for consecutive Finals appearances and have won 2/4. They have also been the Southeast Division and Southern Conference Champions the last 4 years. The Laredo Bucks have also been in the top 5 every year since their inauguration in attendance. The Laredo Bucks are an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Laredo Entertainment Center is a multi-purpose arena in Laredo, Texas. ... Terrence Rosecoe Ruskowski (born 31 December 1954 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada). ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ...


Laredo Heat

The Laredo Heat is a United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League team. The team's home stadium is the Student Activity Center. The team was founded in 2004. It plays in the Mid-South Division of the Southern Conference In the 2006 season the Laredo Heat finished Runner-up yet made it only to the first round of the Open Cup. In the 2007 season, the Laredo Heat were the Southern Conference champions. And in 2007 Laredo heat won its first PDL Championship. The Laredo Heat Soccer Club are a USL Premier Development League team based in Laredo, Texas that formed in 2004. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ... The Student Activity Center is a soccer/football feild commonly known as the home stadium for PDL franchise Laredo Heat. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Laredo Lobos

The Laredo Lobos is an Arena Football 2 franchise team. The team was founded in 2006. It finished 6th with a 2-12 record in its first season, when it was a member of the Intense Football League. Laredo Entertainment Center is its home field. The Laredo Lobos are a professional arena football team based out of Laredo, Texas. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ... The Laredo Entertainment Center is a multi-purpose arena in Laredo, Texas. ...


Laredo Broncos

The United Baseball League brought back professional baseball to Laredo. The Laredo Broncos plays its home games at Veterans Field, while its new state of the art baseball complex is built. The team was founded in 2005. The United Baseball League is a new independent minor league in the southern United States. ... The Laredo Broncos are an independent minor league baseball team in Laredo, Texas. ... Veterans Field was built during the 1950s in Laredo, Texas to honor the men and women who have served defending America in the armed forces. ...


Stadiums / Arenas

Laredo Entertainment Center

The Laredo Entertainment Center is located at Loop 20 and Jacaman Road. LEC is the home of the Laredo Bucks and the Laredo Lobos. The 178,000-square-foot (16,500 m²), $36.5 million facility seats 8,002 people for ice hockey and arena football, and up to 10,000 for concerts. It has 14 luxury suites, four meeting rooms and a private club for 200 charter members. It was completed in mid 2002 with the help of the Laredo sales tax increase of .25 percent. Sports that can be played at the LEC include Hockey, Arena Football, Indoor Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, and Boxing. The arena also hosts many events such as The Laredo Hunting and Fishing Show, Miss Texas USA, Laredo Home and Garden Show, and high school graduation ceremonies. Well-known artists and bands have performed in the arena such as Tool, Aerosmith,KISS,Elton John, Styx, ZZ TOP, Ricky Martin, George Lopez and many more. The Laredo Entertainment Center is a multi-purpose arena in Laredo, Texas. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ...


The Student Activity Center

The Student Activity Center Sports Complex is located in the Texas State Highway 359. It is utilized for United Independent School District's students. It was built in 2004 and it contains the city's only artificial grass stadium. The SAC is also the home of the Laredo Heat. It's capacity is 8,500. Sports played at the SAC include football, Soccer, and Baseball. The Student Activity Center is a soccer/football feild commonly known as the home stadium for PDL franchise Laredo Heat. ... United Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Laredo, Texas, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Shirley Field

Shirley Field is located next to the Civic Center and R&T Martin High School on San Bernardo Ave. It was built in 1937, along with Martin High School. Shirley Field is the location for outdoor athletics for Laredo Independent School District and also hosts the annual Border Olympics events. It seats between 6000 and 8000 fans with additional seating at the 2 endzones. Professional Mexican soccer teams have played various exhibition games here, notting that the real grass allows for "better" soccer games. The various sports played on the stadium are football, soccer and track & field events. Major renovations are slated for this historic stadium.


Veterans Field

Veterans Field is a baseball park which was previously known as West Martin Field. It is the home field for the Laredo Broncos. Its capacity is about 5000. Major renovation is happening to update the 1950 ball park. Veterans Field was also the home to the five time champion Mexican Baseball League team Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos from 1985 to 2003. Veterans Field was built during the 1950s in Laredo, Texas to honor the men and women who have served defending America in the armed forces. ... The Laredo Broncos are an independent minor league baseball team in Laredo, Texas. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Owls of the Two Laredos) were a Mexican Baseball League team that played in the Parque la Junta (La Junta Park) stadium in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and Veterans Field in Laredo, Texas in the Zona Norte (Northern Division) of the Mexican League. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transportation

Air

Laredo is served by the Laredo International Airport. Daily flights are available to Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) and to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Tri-weekly flights to Las Vegas, Nevada are available. After Laredo Airforce Base closed in the mid-1970s, the federal government handed over the old airforce base and property to the City of Laredo for a new municipal airport. From the mid-1970s until mid-1990s, the airport utilized a small terminal for passenger airline service and several old hangers for aircargo and private aircraft. A new state-of-the art passenger terminal was built along the newly constructed Loop 20 to accommodate larger jets and to increase passenger air travel through Laredo. Expansion of air cargo facilities, taxiways and aprons, air cargo carriers such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, BAX, and others have responded by adding commercial aircargo jet services. Laredo also has two medical helipads, at Laredo Medical Center and Doctor's Hospital. KLRD Entrance KLRD Passenger Terminal Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD) is a public airport located 3 mi (4. ... George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH, FAA LID: IAH)[2] is an international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area. ... DFW redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... An Atlas Oryx helicopter touches down on a helipad onboard the High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) ship. ...


Mass Transit

El Metro is the mass transit system that operates in Laredo with 21 fixed routes and Paratransit services with approximately 4.6 million passengers per year. El Metro works with a fleet of over 47 fixed route buses, 2 trolleys and 18 Paratransit/El Lift vans. El Metro hub is located in downtown Laredo at El Metro Transit Center. The Center also houses Greyhound Bus Lines and provides fee-based daily parking for downtown shoppers and workers. Rural transportation is provided by "La Aguila" (the Eagle) bus services. La Aguila provides daily services from Rio Bravo and El Cenizo to downtown Laredo at Jarvis Plaza.


Sister cities

List of Laredo sister cities:[40][41][42]

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Online Laredo Newspapers & Media

13 AM Stations
19 FM Stations
14 TV Stations


Newspapers

Web sites

Television

KGNS-TV is the NBC television affiliate for Laredo, Texas as well as surrounding areas in both Texas and Mexico. ... The WB 100+ Station Group is a group of non-broadcast local cable television outlets for The WB Television Network, for markets below the top 100 television media markets in the United States. ... KVTV-TV is the CBS television affiliate of Laredo, Texas, USA. Its transmitter is located in Laredo. ... KETF-CA is a low-power television station in Laredo, Texas, broadcasting locally as an affiliate of the Telefutura network on channel 25. ... KLDO-TV is a Spanish-language television station in Laredo, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel 27 as an affiliate of Univisión. ... KXOF-CA channel 39 is a low powered FOX affiliate in Laredo, Texas, owned by Entravision Communications. ... KNEX is a low powered broadcast station in Laredo, TX. It broadcasts programming from the Spanish network Azteca America on channel 55. ... KLMV channel 68 is a low powered broadcast station in Laredo, TX. It broadcasts programming from the Spanish religious network Almavision 24 hours a day. ...

AM Radio

  • KVOZ Radio Cristiana 890 AM
  • KLAR Radio Poder 1300 AM

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FM Radio

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Laredo Origin
  4. ^ Laredo Origin(Spanish)
  5. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Laredo, Texas United States of America. Retrieved on May 21, 2007.
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Estimate for the Laredo, Texas Area in 2005
  7. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Estimate for the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan Area in 2006
  8. ^ LISD Home Page
  9. ^ UISD Home Page
  10. ^ San Agustin High School Private Catholic School
  11. ^ Laredo Community College Home Page
  12. ^ Texas A&M International University Home Page
  13. ^ University of Texas Health Science Center Laredo Campus Home Page
  14. ^ Laredo Morning Times "National report lists Laredo as largest inland port"
  15. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas "Southwest Economy "
  16. ^ Shopping Demographics in the Laredo Area
  17. ^ LareDOS Article "Streets of Laredo Urban Mall
  18. ^ Laredo Town Center Plans
  19. ^ Piazza del Sol Plans
  20. ^ Laredo Labor Market, South Texas Workforce Commission
  21. ^ Washington's Birthday Celebration Association Home Page
  22. ^ Texas Parks and Wildlife, Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
  23. ^ Republic of the Rio Grande Museum Home Page
  24. ^ Laredo Center for the Arts Home Page
  25. ^ Imaginarium of South Texas Home Page
  26. ^ Second Imaginarium Museum on TAMIU Campus
  27. ^ The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium Home Page
  28. ^ Laredo Public LIbrary Homepage
  29. ^ Laredo Public Library Bruni Branch
  30. ^ Laredo Public LIbrary Santo Niño Branch
  31. ^ Emporis; Laredo Buildings
  32. ^ Laredo Medical Center Homepage
  33. ^ Ambulatory Care Center North
  34. ^ McClelland Diagnostic Center
  35. ^ Laredo Medical Sleep Center
  36. ^ Doctor's Hospital Of Laredo Homepage
  37. ^ Providence Surgical & Medical Center
  38. ^ Gateway Community Health Center
  39. ^ Laredo Specialty Hospital
  40. ^ Visit Laredo sister cities (twin cities)
  41. ^ City of Laredo list of sister cities
  42. ^ Laredo International Sister Cities

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Handbook of Texas Online: (2232 words)
Laredo continued to witness the marching of troops during the period of hostilities between Texans and Mexicans in the 1840s.
The population of Laredo rose from 3,521 in 1880 to 13,429 by 1900.
The population of Laredo increased from 22,710 in 1920, to 39,274 in 1940, 60,678 in 1960, and 122,899 in 1990.
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