Here are the numbers as reported by Pro8news:
- Hector Lee Patino 35.97%
- Jorge Vera 30.36%
- Roberto Estrada 11.22%
- Jose Luis Maldonado 18.88%
- Ricardo Calderon 3.23%
- Mario Juarez 0.34%
“The Laredo Police Department regrets the news of an arrest of one of our officers but this should not serve as a reflection on the rest of the brave men and women who valiantly serve this community with honor and integrity,” Chief Carlos Maldonado states in a department news release.Cops make a pretty good living. I wonder if the lure of more money is just to keep up appearances, what with the expensive sunglasses they have to wear, and the 4x4 trucks they have to own. The macho lifestyle comes with a heavy price, apparently.
In one of the oddest days in NFL history, players showed up at their team headquarters and most were told that they were welcome to come inside as long as they didn’t participate in any sort of “football activities.”
“We are in the process of determining throughout the league as to just how we’ll proceed and when we’ll open the new year across the league, the new football year. We have not done that.”
Yeah, damn right; but they're gonna die with a dollar.Ah, the ends justify the means. Even if you're going to end up six feet under.
Muchos hablan de McAllen. McAllen no hace lo que nosotros hacemos aqui en la frontera.Why yes - we have beer runs. And we have mayors acting like malandrines.
“Laredo has always had a long and proud history with baseball, and I am confident that this new chapter in our city’s venture with this storied sport will be as exciting and fulfilling as in the past; especially, with someone whose Texas roots run deep,” said City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas.
Mayor, the fact that there's an investigation going on, mayor, I feel that if we're going to jeopardize the investigation, or we're going to commit the city for some type of litigation, I feel we shouldn't do it.Nobody wants to be sued. But then again, not everybody backs away from a fight.
"My response is tell them to bring it," he said.Whoa! That's post-911-W. machismo right there. I figure Charlie San Miguel thinks that this is a struggle the city can win. Although I'm not sure about that since Councilman Johnny Rendon burst into flames right after saying that.
I've heard from a minister, a friend of mine, that in one...in the church he pastors, one of the kids didn't want to go inside the church. And his mother was calling him to come inside the church, and (he) said, 'no wait, please mom, I just want to see the girl finish dancing and then I'll go to the service.'So the kid likes dancing girls. Is that so wrong?!!!
Bloggers claim to write as champions of 'honest' government but their tactics are anything but honest. If you follow the blogs in any city, you are likely to find persistent, insidious, purposely uninformed and mendacious activists waging a relentless campaign designed to create distrust of government ... So, with the click of the 'send' button, these cyber-bullies can increase their 'hits' by throwing proverbial rocks through windows and burning cyber-crosses on the lawn for no reason other than they are angry and they can — and good and decent public officials are being blamed based on distortions and falsehoods.Yup. Sounds about right.
City Council will also return to the issue of attendants’ displays at drive-thru beer runs.I really hope the conversation takes on an awkward feel as the suits discuss the happenings at beer runs in graphic detail.
An ordinance that would reinforce state laws on knowingly obscene displays or materials will receive first reading tonight.
Council Member Esteban Rangel has pushed for the ordinance in response to complaints over allegedly lewd behavior at some of the beer runs in his district.
At a certain time, we were discussing the possibility of partnering with the Broncos to build a stadium but the final decision of the voters of the city of Laredo was to go on our own and use the money that we already have; we have about $20 million already available...So it was the voters who shut out the Broncos?
The Las Islitas Farm property that the Mandel family donated to the City of Laredo as the site of the Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course will house the 7,069-yard golf track, along with its clubhouse and a park.But will they have go-carts?
The course is set for a soft opening, where a limited amount of rounds will be available, in November.
Located within a 12,000 acre ranch, the landfill is designed to recover gases for beneficial uses and recycle electronic waste on site.I think the video below explains what the writer means by recovering "gases for beneficial uses."
The primary mode of transportation for trash to the landfill would be through the Tex-Mex rail system, which runs through the ranch.Tex-Mex is going to get in on the action? Or will Mr. Benavides himself commandeer some rail cars to his 12,000 acre expanse? It's visionary, but by no means impossible. Besides, it's trash; what could go wrong?!
The Río Grande International Study Center, in conjunction with the Laredo Public Library — invites the Laredo public to a free screening of Gasland – the Academy Award nominated documentary about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas. Fracking has resulted in the groundwater contamination in numerous communities across the country.
The screening will be held at the Laredo Public Library’s Multi-purpose Room on Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m.
For further information, please call RGISC at 721-5392.
*Refreshments will be served.
A Laredo attorney and son of former judge Andy Ramos has pled guilty to charges of racketeering. Alonzo Ramos pled guilty to one count of racketeering in a Dallas courtroom earlier this week. He has not been sentenced yet, but terms of the agreement say he will see no more than a maximum of five years in prison. His plea was heard in the Northern District of Texas court despite the charges originating here in Laredo.
Indeed, the company, which recently secured $22 million in venture capital funding, is already producing oil from discarded plastic and selling it to a local oil refinery at a competitive price. It says it can process all kinds of plastic, including dirty plastic that was discarded long ago, and that tests show the technology it uses to convert this trash back to oil leaves a “favorable” carbon footprint. (That last claim is one that would need to be investigated further, since it is critical that the process does not produce excessive waste. But the fact that investors have backed the business is a good sign.)The name of the company is Agilyx. Time will tell whether they compete for plastic trash with other industries and drive up the price for old water bottles. It would be nice to see people seek out this stuff the way they do cardboard, aluminum, and metal objects. For now they'll continue to litter our roadways and parks.
A 2004 City of Laredo ordinance requires vendors to have a private premises vendor’s permit, along with other requirements, to be able to sell their wares on Laredo by-ways. The application process requires, among other things, that private vendors offer restroom facilities and adequate parking for their customers. The permit, which is issued for a specific location, does not allow for vendors to sell in the City’s right-of-way.Somehow I feel that this isn't going to stop people from selling stuff in front of the Super S on Clark.
“We want to keep our citizens safe,” said Albert Garza, Zoning Enforcement Supervisor for the City of Laredo. “We urge all citizens who plan to sell Easter items to come by and secure a permit,” concluded Garza.You have been warned, people.
Zoning enforcement officers, as well as Laredo Police Department ordinance officers, will be out enforcing the ordinance citing offenders for not having the required proper permit. Hefty fines, starting at $500, will be assessed.
"When you fly a flag on a government-owned piece of property that divides people, it destroys the concept of unity," Herrington told WFAA.What does that say about us when we do the same thing?