Old Mercy Hospital to get another look
By ANDREW KREIGHBAUM
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Monday, February 7, 2011 4:21 AM CST
When he ran for office last fall, one of the issues City Councilmember Alejandro Perez Jr. heard about most often from District 3 constituents was the state of the old Mercy Hospital building.
Now Perez is looking to start a discussion about the future of the building, which has become a nuisance for residents of the Heights neighborhood in East Laredo.
Memo to city hall: Don't buy the building. Don't buy the building. Don't buy the building.
We have a bunch of nuisances in District 3. Trash is thrown about. Empty warehouses show signs of wear. And don't get me started on the puppy mill on the corner of Bartlett and Guadalupe. Getting the ball rolling on the old Mercy Hospital is a start but it should be left in the private sector's hands.