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 2022-01-28 22:22 

Laredo Morning Times

Crimes Stoppers suspect accused of assaulting sister-in-law...

A woman featured on the Laredo Crime Stoppers' most wanted list has been arrested, according to Laredo police. Clarissa Lizette Gomez, 22, was served with an arrest warrant on Thursday charging her with assault. She was later released on bond. A woman...

 2022-01-28 22:21 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Man offered hush money to girl he sexually abused...

A man offered an 11-year-old girl $100 to stay quiet about him sexually abusing her, according to Laredo police. Jorge Alberto Hernandez, 19, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact. Laredo police...

 2022-01-28 21:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Man accused of pointing firearm at another person...

A man was arrested for allegedly pointing a firearm at another male. Adrian Huerta, 35, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Laredo police officers responded to an aggravated assault report at about 5:06 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 4500 block...

 2022-01-28 21:26 

Laredo Morning Times

NFL playoff odds and Super Bowl projections, per FiveThirtyEight...

The statistical analytics website FiveThirtyEight.com has released its projections for the AFC Championship, NFC Championship and Super Bowl LVI....

 2022-01-28 18:40 

Laredo Morning Times

FBI raid prompts new scrutiny of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar's ties to Azerbaijan...

For each of the past few years, students at Texas A&M International University in Laredo have been presented with a rare travel opportunity: a two-week trip to Azerbaijan to study energy, business and policy. The excursions have been facilitated by local ...

 2022-01-28 17:45 

Laredo Morning Times

Temporary all-way stop to be installed at International, Woodridge...

Local drivers will have to get accustomed to the new all-way stop installed at International Blvd. and Woodridge Dr. which was temporarily installed on Wednesday until the next step is done in August 2022. According to the city, the all-way stop is an int...

 2022-01-28 17:45 

Laredo Morning Times

Crime podcast 'Murderville' to release Texas-focused second season...

In the second season of The Intercept's investigative true-crime podcast "Murderville,4; journalists Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith explore a Houston murder from the 1990s....

 2022-01-28 17:45 

Laredo Morning Times

Plaza Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary...

The City of Laredo announced on Thursday that it is celebrating a local landmark downtown. The city announced that the Plaza Theatre is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. And Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz joined District VIII Councilmember Alyssa Cigarro...

 2022-01-28 17:45 

Laredo Morning Times

Victoria Salazar, Diego Canales win Laredo's spelling bees...

LISD and UISD both hosted their first spelling bees of the new year with both districts celebrating their overall winners. Farias Elementary School fourth-grade student Victoria Salazar and Nye Elementary School fifth-grade student Diego Canales won each ...

 2022-01-28 15:54 

Laredo Morning Times

CBP: 243 pounds of prohibited bologna found at WTX border crossings...

According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agricultural specialists assigned to the Paso Del Norte and Ysleta border crossings, both in El Paso, recently seized 243 pounds of prohibited pork bologna on two separate...

 2022-01-28 00:13 

Laredo Morning Times

Nixon High School student arrested for alleged on-campus beating...

A Nixon High School student was arrested in relation to a beating that occurred on campus in December, according to the Laredo ISD Police Department. Frank Gabriel Ortega, 17, was served with an arrest warrant charging him with aggravated assault. A Nixon...

 2022-01-28 00:13 

Laredo Morning Times

Man charged with beating woman in 2020...

A man was arrested for allegedly beating a woman in 2020, according to Laredo police. Roberto Alfonso Solis, 27, was served with warrants charging him with unlawful restraint and assault, family violence. The case dates back to Oct. 13, 2020. At about 2 a...

 2022-01-27 22:22 

Laredo Morning Times

Theft of mail investigation nets one man; another is wanted...

A man tied to several thefts of mail cases in south Laredo has been arrested, according to Laredo police. On Wednesday, Florentino Martinez IV, 28, was served with arrest warrants charging him with four counts of theft of mail and two counts of theft of p...

 2022-01-27 21:27 

Laredo Morning Times

Woman wanted for assault reported at H-E-B parking lot...

A woman is wanted for assaulting another female at the parking lot of a local H-E-B, according to Laredo police. Clarissa Lizette Gomez, 22, has an active warrant for assault. The case dates back to Dec. 24, when police officers responded to an assault re...

 2022-01-27 21:27 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Trucker tried hiding migrants using blankets...

A truck driver used blankets to try to hide four migrants he attempted to smuggle through the Interstate 35 checkpoint, according to an arrest affidavit. A yellow tractor hauling a white trailer arrived at the Interstate 35 checkpoint at about 1:15 a.m. o...

 2022-01-27 20:31 

Laredo Morning Times

CBP: Woman had 15 pounds of meth strapped to her abdominal area...

A Dallas woman had 15 pounds of meth strapped to her body when she tried crossing an international bridge in Laredo, according to federal authorities. Breanica Carol Daniels was arrested and charged with import and conspire to import a controlled substanc...

 2022-01-27 18:40 

Laredo Morning Times

Pilot Project Clinic cuts costs for taxpayers, serves hundreds...

The Webb County Employee Medical and Wellness Center has seen 500 patients in its first six months of operation and has saved taxpayers an estimated $135,000, according to recent figures. The clinic is a pilot project established by the Webb County Commis...

 2022-01-27 18:40 

Laredo Morning Times

U.S. semiconductor chip shortage crisis rising to concerning level...

According to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday, the supply of semiconductors, computer chips used in an "increasing number of products" from cell phones and cars to critical goods such as medical devices, in the U.S. ha...

 2022-01-27 16:49 

Laredo Morning Times

5 things to know about the new omicron subvariant of coronavirus...

A new subvariant of the omicron coronavirus strain has been spotted in multiple countries around the world, including Denmark and the United Kingdom, and differs from the dominant omicron variant in multiple ways, according to the World Health Organizatio...

 2022-01-27 14:59 

Laredo Morning Times

Lamar Middle students selected All-Region Band Members...

The M.B. Lamar Middle School band had 42 of its hard-working band members receive the prestigious honor of being named a member of the All-Region XIV Band. Lamar Middle School broke its own record of 37 in 2019, having the highest number of students earn ...

 2022-01-27 14:59 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo veteran establishes successful community garden...

Laredoans begin to enjoy the fruits of a community garden started amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Rolando Lopez is a U.S. Navy Veteran who established a community garden at the City of Laredo Health Department. Neighborhood gardens throughout the city h...

 2022-01-27 14:59 

Laredo Morning Times

124th Washington's Birthday Celebration kicked off at Commander's Reception...

The Washington's Birthday Celebration Association kicked off the 124th festivities with lively music, food, confetti and the official ribbon cutting of the Celebration during the Commander's Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at Sames Auto Arena....

 2022-01-27 14:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo leaders face challenges trying to balance voting districts...

City councilmembers analyzed and discussed the Laredo redistricting process this week as they attempted to find a balance of population for each district. Laredo Planning Director Orlando Navarro outlined to city leaders the redistricting process, which h...

 2022-01-27 14:58 

Laredo Morning Times

St. Augustine's Perez-Garcia named 2022 TCCB Elementary Teacher of the Year...

A teacher from St. Augustine was chosen as the 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. According to the Diocese of Laredo, this is a very important award because only one teacher from the whole state is selected as...

 2022-01-26 22:23 

Laredo Morning Times

CBP: Woman tried smuggling $65K in box she decorated with gift wrapping...

A woman tried to smuggle more than $65,000 in a box she had decorated with gift wrapping, according to an arrest affidavit. On Jan. 24, Laura Patricia Cruz, of Fort Worth, was exiting the country in a white Kia Sorento via the Juarez-Lincoln International...

 2022-01-26 22:23 

Laredo Morning Times

What is Wordle and why is it so popular?...

What word do you like to start your Wordle games with?...

 2022-01-26 21:28 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: United student caught smoking vape pen in restroom...

A United High School student was caught smoking a vape pen containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at the boy's restroom, according to UISD police. Jesus Gonzalez Jr., 18, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. At abo...

 2022-01-26 21:28 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Man arrested smuggling meth said this was his fourth trip...

A man caught smuggling about $860,000 said this was his fourth trip transporting narcotics, according to an arrest affidavit. A silver Nissan Rogue arrived at about 2:02 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Interstate 35 checkpoint. Identified as the driver, Ricardo Serra...

 2022-01-26 21:28 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Man endangered baby while speeding off in pickup...

The driver of a pickup almost crashed into a parked vehicle while his wife had a baby on her lap on the front passenger seat, according to Laredo police. Leonel Humberto Cardenas, 24, was arrested and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle and endange...

 2022-01-26 20:33 

Laredo Morning Times

'Man down' report jails suspected drunk driver...

A report of a "man down" resulted in the apprehension of a suspected drunk driver, according to Laredo police. At about 6:55 a.m. Jan. 22, police officers responded to a "man down" call in the 300 block of Calton Road. Officers were inform...

 2022-01-26 20:33 

Laredo Morning Times

World Health Organization warns next variant of concern could be more contagious...

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Maria Van Kerkhove, the COVID-19 technical lead for the World Health Organization, warned that the next coronavirus "variant of concern" could be more contagious than omicron....

 2022-01-26 19:38 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo police: Woman shoplifted at Best Buy...

A woman was caught shoplifting at Best Buy, according to Laredo police. Miriam Nalleli Hernandez-Castor, 34, was arrested and charged with theft. Officers responded to a theft report on Monday at the Best Buy on 7905 San Dario Ave. A store employee stated...

 2022-01-26 18:43 

Laredo Morning Times

McDonalds tweets about 'Grimacecoin' after Musk talks cryptocurrency, eating a Happy Meal on TV...

The fast food giant and Tesla founder exchanged comments about cryptocurrency on Twitter yesterday....

 2022-01-26 16:52 

Laredo Morning Times

Texas man admits to smuggling people in a coffin, report says...

The incident took place Oct. 26, 2021, at the Border Patrol checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas, according to the US Department of Justice's Southern District of Texas....

 2022-01-26 16:52 

Laredo Morning Times

Economic plan to be created to incentivize developers for affordable housing...

Laredo City Council recently discussed affordable housing. District II Councilmember Vidal Rodriguez had a request regarding the current housing market. He hoped that council could possibly work with developers in order to start building affordable homes ...

 2022-01-26 16:52 

Laredo Morning Times

Gateway receives at-home COVID-19 test kits...

As part of the Biden Administration's "Path Out of the Pandemic" COVID-19 Action Plan , the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Department of Defense is making available to all HRSA-supported health centers free COV...

 2022-01-26 16:52 

Laredo Morning Times

LC Trading Station receives donation from the LOVED organization...

Through a collaboration between the Laredo College Office of Student Life, the LC Associated Student Organization, the LC Classified Staff Council and LC Faculty Senate, the Trading Station was established to transform Palomino students' lives through...

 2022-01-26 16:52 

Laredo Morning Times

Late registration at TAMIU continues through Friday...

Late Registration for Spring 2022 courses at Texas A&M International University continues online via Uconnect or in-person, on-campus at the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center. The first day of classes was Monday, Jan. 24. Late registration c...

 2022-01-26 15:56 

Laredo Morning Times

Poll results: Which Valentine's Day gifts would people rather receive?...

According to a YouGov.com poll of 19,804 U.S. adults, 18% said they would like to not receive a gift on Valentine's Day....

 2022-01-26 11:20 

Laredo Morning Times

What is Wordle and why is it so popular?...

What word do you like to start your Wordle games with?...

 2022-01-26 00:16 

Laredo Morning Times

Three arrested in armed robbery that left man shot, injured...

Three men have been arrested in relation to an armed robbery that left one man shot and wounded, according to Laredo police. Authorities identified the suspects as Lorenzo Rafael Cortez III, 30, Anthony James Santana, 35, and Pedro Villarreal Jr., 25. Eac...

 2022-01-25 23:21 

Laredo Morning Times

Woman accused of illegally reproducing temporary eTAGS...

A woman has been arrested in relation to an investigation into the illegal sale and reproduction of temporary eTAGS, according to Laredo police. Nancy Robles, 33, was served with arrest warrants on Jan. 20 charging her with two counts of unauthorized sell...

 2022-01-25 23:21 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo police: Woman stole Chanel purse from Joe Brand...

A woman was arrested for taking part in the theft of a Chanel purse from Joe Brand worth more than $6,900, according to Laredo police. Maria Ernestina Diaz, 49, was served with an arrest warrant on Jan. 20 charging her with theft of property. The case dat...

 2022-01-25 22:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Teen's smuggling attempt ends in crash, injures several people...

A teen transporting migrants led state police on a chase before rear-ending a civilian vehicle and injuring several people, including two children, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Cristian Escobar Jr., 17, was served with multiple warr...

 2022-01-25 22:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Human smuggling attempt reported near LC South Campus...

A man and a woman landed behind bars for allegedly picking up migrants near Laredo College South Campus. Alexis Neftaly Luna-Abrego, 28, and Valeria Avila-Davila, 37, were arrested and charged with six counts of smuggling of persons, criminal conspiracy. ...

 2022-01-25 22:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Man holds common-law wife against her will...

A domestic altercation reported in the Santo Nio neighborhood resulted in the arrest of a man accused of holding his common-law wife against her will, according to Laredo police. Javier Escobar Jr., 29, was charged with assault, family violence and unlawf...

 2022-01-25 22:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Rep. Cuellar announces he will run for re-election amid FBI probe...

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced in a video released Tuesday he will be running for re-election one week following his home and offices being investigated by the FBI. "I'm running for re-election and I intend to win," Cuellar said. ...

 2022-01-25 19:40 

Laredo Morning Times

Two Texas chains make best drive-thru restaurant rankings...

Two Texas-based drive-thru restaurants ranked among America's best places to get fast food, according to a recent survey-based roundup....

 2022-01-25 17:50 

Laredo Morning Times

Need to order your free at-home COVID-19 tests? Here's the link...

Every home in the United State is eligible to order four free at-home COVID- 19 tests online. The federal government launched the website on Jan 18....

 2022-01-25 16:54 

Laredo Morning Times

Texas employment reaches record level...

Texas added 50,000 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 19 of the last 20 months....

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