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 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

Truck driver's border protest falls flat...

The blockade and protest scheduled for Saturday morning along Laredo's World Trade Bridge border crossing ended briefly due to lack of support from truck drivers for the organizer. In total, authorities reported that just one truck participated in the...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

More questions emerge in food delivery partnership...

An investigation of food donations delivered to over 200 residents of downtown and west Laredo this August has revealed that an overwhelming number of recipients are registered and active voters. Upon delivery, the recipients were told that the food came ...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

Harmony School of Innovation Elementary names new assistant principal...

Harmony Public Schools San Antonio District has named Jackie P. Miller-Glenn as the assistant principal of Harmony School of Innovation Elementary School in Laredo. Miller has worked for Harmony Public Schools for six years and 15 total in education. Most...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

New laptop loaner program proves popular with students...

Over 230 students at Texas A&M International University this fall have tapped into a new program that ensures their access to technology ... at absolutely no cost to them. TAMIU's Loaner Laptop Program provides students with Dell Latitude 3410 laptops...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

Border Patrol fatally shoots driver in human smuggling attempt...

A fatal shooting involving Border Patrol agents occured during a human smuggling attempt Friday night in south Laredo. On Friday at approximately 9:40 p.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

United High School hosts senior parade...

United High School administrators and staff hosted a spirit parade for the Mighty Longhorn Class of 2021. Senior students lined up outside the campus gates, their vehicles adorned with balloons, streamers, posters and Longhorn flags. The seniors also crea...

 2020-10-26 04:04 

Laredo Morning Times

Border Patrol seizes over $7M of meth...

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to traffic check duties at the Interstate 35 checkpoint found methamphetamine concealed within the refrigerator compartment of a trailer. The incident occurred Wednesday, Oct. 21 when a white tractor pulling a white trai...

 2020-10-25 21:32 

Laredo Morning Times

Twelve arrested in two-month eight-liner investigation...

Over the course of two months, the Laredo Police Department executed 19 search warrants at various illegal gambling establishments throughout the city. Twelve people were arrested in these raids on charges of keeping a gambling place and gambling promotio...

 2020-10-25 19:39 

Laredo Morning Times

42 new COVID-19 cases, another death reported in Laredo...

Forty-two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Webb County on Sunday, and another death was reported. This makes 352 deaths in the Laredo area since March. The 352nd death was a man in his early 60s who died Saturday. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Laredo r...

 2020-10-24 22:10 

Laredo Morning Times

Registered child molester arrested near Zapata...

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Zapata Station arrested a registered child sex offender north of Zapata, Texas. The incident occurred on the morning of Oct. 23, when agents arrested a group of eight individuals near Mendoza Road and U.S. Highway 83 who...

 2020-10-24 22:10 

Laredo Morning Times

City of Laredo amends emergency order for vehicle parade application and event plans...

City Council amended the City of Laredo's Emergency Order on Monday as it pertained to vehicle parades. Effective immediately, all vehicle parades anticipated to gather more than 20 vehicles, or whose procession requires right-of-way and exemption of ...

 2020-10-24 22:10 

Laredo Morning Times

Doctors Hospital updates visitation policy...

Doctors Hospital has revised its visitation policy effective Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. All visitors are subject to screening upon arrival and will be required to wear a facemask while visiting any of the DHL facilities. Bandanas, neck huggers and any masks w...

 2020-10-24 22:10 

Laredo Morning Times

Over 100 immigrants arrested in 30 hours...

In a period of just over 30 hours, numerous human smuggling events were intercepted throughout the Laredo Sector's area of operations that resulted in the arrest of over 100 individuals who were illegally in the United States. The incidents cover a ti...

 2020-10-24 22:10 

Laredo Morning Times

City of Laredo announces Jovita Idar's 'El Progreso' Park and unveiling of mural...

On Friday, the City of Laredo and District V council member Nelly Vielma held a press conference to announce the new Jovita Idar "El Progreso" Park, formerly known as Bartlett Park, located at 6002 Thomas Ave. Mayor Pete Saenz, District III counci...

 2020-10-24 18:30 

Laredo Morning Times

Webb County surpasses 350 deaths due to COVID...

Over 350 people have died in Webb County due to the novel coronavirus. On Saturday, City of Laredo and Webb County officials confirmed the 350th and 351st deaths due to the virus. The 350th death was a male resident in his late-80s, while the 351st was ma...

 2020-10-24 07:11 

Laredo Morning Times

Border Patrol agent involved in shooting...

On Friday, Oct. 23, U.S. Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement agencies investigating a significant human smuggling case were involved in an officer involved shooting incident on Green Street in Laredo at approximately 10 p.m. Further information...

 2020-10-24 03:26 

Laredo Morning Times

Teen suspected of shooting at vehicle with 4 children inside...

A road rage incident turned potentially deadly as a teenager allegedly opened fire in south Laredo on another vehicle filled with six people, including four children under the age of 5. Roberto Hernandez was arrested on Friday morning. The 19-year-old was...

 2020-10-23 19:58 

Laredo Morning Times

TAMIU awarded over $1.6M in grants for VITA and TRIO...

TAMIU and Rep. Henry Cuellar announced that the university was awarded two grants totaling over $1.6 million for it's VITA and TRIO STEM program from the Department of Education's Student Support Services STEM Program and the IRS on Friday morning...

 2020-10-23 16:15 

Laredo Morning Times

Ribbon cutting celebrates completion of two drainage channels...

Webb County's completion of two drainage canals brings much needed flood relief to residents of Las Lomas. The county celebrated a ribbon cutting today to mark the completion of the drainage channels which also provide additional road access. The Webb...

 2020-10-23 16:15 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo street murals will no longer be allowed...

After two street murals were painted on prominent blocks in downtown Laredo this summer, city council on Monday voted to not introduce a street painting policy that would have regulated this activity. In July, council approved a concept by the No Border W...

 2020-10-23 15:17 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo leaders proclaim National Down Syndrome Month...

As October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the City of Laredo and Webb County proclaimed a monthly awareness and celebration event on Wednesday morning in a virtual press conference. As a growing and diverse community, Down Syndrome Awareness M...

 2020-10-23 02:12 

Laredo Morning Times

Guatemalan man sentenced for role in immigration event leading to death...

A 33-year-old man is now headed to federal prison after admitting to transporting immigrants resulting in death, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Luis Morales-Melendez, a Guatemalan national who illegally entered the United States himself, pleaded...

 2020-10-23 02:12 

Laredo Morning Times

Traffic stop yields crystal meth and heroin...

A routine traffic stop resulted in the seizure of crystal meth and heroin, according to the Webb County Sheriff's Office. On Oct. 15, deputies pulled over a black Ford Ranger for a traffic violation at the intersection of Santa Ursula Avenue and Lafay...

 2020-10-23 01:15 

Laredo Morning Times

Man faces charges in train car smuggling attempt...

A man is facing charges for the recent smuggling attempt of 14 immigrants inside a grain hopper train car, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Wednesday. The case unfolded at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, when Kansas City Southern notified U.S. Border Pa...

 2020-10-23 01:15 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Man had 37 immigrants in shipment of fresh produce...

A man was transporting 37 immigrants in a box truck loaded with fresh produce, states an arrest affidavit filed on Thursday. A white commercial box truck arrived at about 8:45 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Interstate 35 checkpoint. Authorities identified the driver...

 2020-10-23 00:20 

Laredo Morning Times

Human smuggler sentenced in rollover crash that injured 11 immigrants...

A human smuggler involved in a rollover crash that injured 11 immigrants has been sentenced to prison, according to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Oziel Rodriguez, 24, had pleaded guilty on Nov. 4, 2019, to conspiracy to transport an undocumented alien wi...

 2020-10-22 23:24 

Laredo Morning Times

Border Patrol seizes narcotics in separate smuggling attempts...

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized several narcotics during smuggling attempts reported at a checkpoint near Freer and another incident reported near the City of El Cenizo. The first case occurred Oct. 16, when a van approached the U.S. Border Patrol checkp...

 2020-10-22 23:23 

Laredo Morning Times

Mexican nationals get significant sentences for trafficking meth...

Two Mexican nationals have been ordered to federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute approximately 30 pounds of meth, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Julio Cesar Salinas-Saucedo, 40, and his nephew Juan Manuel Lira-Sa...

 2020-10-22 23:23 

Laredo Morning Times

Immigrants found inside the trunk of a car...

Two men landed behind bars for allegedly transporting immigrants in the trunk of a car. A silver Chevrolet Malibu arrived on Oct. 15 at the Interstate 35 checkpoint. U.S. Border Patrol agents identified the driver as Timothy Michael Poe and Manuel Alaquin...

 2020-10-22 22:29 

Laredo Morning Times

Three sent to prison for smuggling 24 in hidden compartment...

Two men and one woman have been sentenced for their part in a conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. A Laredo federal jury deliberated for eight hours following a one-day trial on Jan. 16 before convicting Cla...

 2020-10-22 22:29 

Laredo Morning Times

Man expected $2K for smuggling one immigrant...

A man said he was to be paid $2,000 for transporting an immigrant illegally present in the country to San Antonio, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday. Jose Carlos Vasquez arrived in a black Kia sedan at the Interstate 35 checkpoint at about ...

 2020-10-22 22:28 

Laredo Morning Times

Convicted murderer arrested at checkpoint...

A convicted murderer was arrested as he tried to be smuggled through the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 35, authorities said. U.S. Border Patrol agents detained more than 30 immigrants attempting to be smuggled through the Interstate 35 check...

 2020-10-22 22:28 

Laredo Morning Times

CBP: Man tried smuggling firearms, ammo into Mexico...

A man tried to smuggle 11 firearms, 16 magazines and more than 4,700 rounds of ammo into Mexico, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday. Jose Rafael Vasquez, a U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with export and attempt to export firearms, ma...

 2020-10-22 01:49 

Laredo Morning Times

Civilian vehicle strikes juvenile...

A juvenile was struck by a vehicle along U.S. 83 in Laredo, authorities said. The case unravelled at about 11:56 p.m. Oct. 19. U.S. Border Patrol agent conducting observation duties witnessed the juvenile get struck by a civilian vehicle. The juvenile was...

 2020-10-22 01:49 

Laredo Morning Times

Black bear cub captured in Nuevo Laredo...

First responders in Nuevo Laredo captured a black bear cub in a truck yard located in a southern part of the city, officials said. The Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters responded to a citizen report at the Linea de Transportes Sega Carriers ...

 2020-10-22 01:49 

Laredo Morning Times

Woman seriously hurt in crash...

A crash reported along Interstate 35 left a woman seriously injured, according to first responders. Laredo Fire Department crews responded to an accident with injuries at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to mile marker 2 of North Interstate 35. First responders s...

 2020-10-22 00:53 

Laredo Morning Times

Vehicle pursuit ends with car crashing into airport gate, aircraft...

A car chase ended with the suspect vehicle crashing into an airport gate and then into a small aircraft, according to Laredo police. LPD officers responded to a hit-and-run report at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday in the intersection of East Hillside and McPherson r...

 2020-10-22 00:53 

Laredo Morning Times

Enforcement actions at World Trade Bridge yields $6.9M in cocaine...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized cocaine worth $6.9 million in separate enforcement actions reported over the weekend at the World Trade Bridge, authorities said. The first case unfolded on Oct. 16 when a CBP officer referred a tractor t...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Man tried to smuggle $139K out of the country...

A man tried to exit the country with more than $139,000 concealed in his vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday. Ever Carranza, 20, attempted to exit the country on Oct. 16 in a Ford Expedition via the Juarez-Lincoln International Boule...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Marijuana found in suitcases...

A man said he was paid $100 to transport two suitcases filled with marijuana to San Antonio, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Tuesday. Rodolfo Nino was arrested and charged with possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A black 20...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Affidavit: Men smuggled marijuana for dealer known as Juan...

Two men have been arrested for their involvement in the smuggling attempt of 298 pounds of marijuana, according to court documents. An arrest affidavit filed on Oct. 16 charged Jose Alejandro Lozano and Adam Lopez with possess with intent to distribute a ...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Man jailed for smuggling two immigrants...

A man landed behind bars attempting to transport two immigrants through the Interstate 35 checkpoint, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday. A white Chrysler 300 arrived on Oct. 18 at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on I-35. Authorities ident...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

Two women jailed for smuggling 15 pounds of cocaine...

Two women were arrested for attempting to smuggle more than 15 pounds of cocaine, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday. On Oct. 18, Dahlia Delene Herrera and Sharon Morim arrived at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge as the driver and pas...

 2020-10-21 23:58 

Laredo Morning Times

LPD receives $636K in funding from governor's office...

Laredo police announced on Wednesday that they were awarded a combined amount of $636,181.93 through a number of grants from the Office of the Governor of Texas. Authorities said they'll allocate these funds to programs ranging from victim services, d...

 2020-10-21 21:10 

Laredo Morning Times

City Council approves development to expand city's air cargo traffic...

Laredo City Council on Monday signed off on an initiative to develop several parcels of land around the airport, about 1,000 acres combined, with the aim of expanding the city's air cargo traffic. Several council members, touting Laredo's position...

 2020-10-21 20:13 

Laredo Morning Times

Texas schools tell at-risk teachers they must return to classrooms during pandemic...

After several miscarriages over the last few years, Joy Tucker is finally pregnant with her third child at the age of 37. A school counselor at the Houston-based Windmill Lakes campus at the International Leadership of Texas charter school, Tucker talked ...

 2020-10-21 20:13 

Laredo Morning Times

Is Texas, on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge, better prepared to handle it?...

Cases of COVID-19 in parts of Texas surged to near catastrophic levels this summer as some hospitals were forced to put beds in hallways, intensive care units exceeded capacity and health officials struggled to stem the tide of the virus. After peaking in...

 2020-10-21 15:33 

Laredo Morning Times

LMC promotes helpline to assist Medicare beneficiaries...

Laredo Medical Center announced Tuesday the availability of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget. The free helpline connects callers with licensed agents who can assist in compa...

 2020-10-21 14:35 

Laredo Morning Times

Laredo Health Authority restricts access to Cigarroa's gym due to COVID-19 infection...

A quarantine advisory was issued on Tuesday by Laredo Health Authority Dr. Victor Trevio which has restricted access to Cigarroa High School's Montemayor Competition Gym due to a COVID-19 outbreak. According to Trevio , the advisory is in effect until...

 2020-10-21 14:35 

Laredo Morning Times

Zapata reports three additional COVID-19 cases...

A man and two women are the recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Zapata County, officials said. The following patients are currently isolated: Case No. 341: Man in his 70s. Case No. 342: Woman in her 70s. Case No. 343: Woman in her 50s. The Texas Departm...

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