KSAT's Jessie Degollado, a Laredo native, visited our neck of the woods recently to talk to the natives about the city's image problem. The Laredoans who were interviewed did a fine job in front of the camera, but our mayor almost busted a vein in trying to dispel rumors about Laredo being unsafe.
Laredo is a safe city. The problem is that non-Laredoans don't know that Nuevo Laredo and Laredo are two different things. The two cities are divided by a river. What happens over there doesn't happen here. Also, John Schneider once was here. But I digress.
People, however, will always have their doubts about Laredo. You can cite ignorance as the main culprit. KSAT took a poll and it doesn't bode well for Laredo.