Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On This Day In Laredo: May Edition

May 1992 Miguel Angel Martinez enters prison, death row.
May 1982 Danny Valdez elected J.P.
May 1979 Brown Impressions Lowrider Car Club born.
May 1969 Quickie Bakery opened by Alfred J. Rodman Sr. 
May 1, 1954 J.C.Martin Jr. sworn in as mayor.
May 1, 1961 Dyana Ortelli born in Nuevo Laredo. Actress attended Ursuline Academy.
May 1, 2015 Civic Center Pool dedicated as the Dr. Cecilia May Moreno Aquatics Center.
May 2, 2014 Linda Ramirez chosen as temporary commissioner for Mike Montemayor.
May 2, 2016 Bridge 2 canopy (western) demolition starts.
May 3 Happy birthday Adrian Quesada, musician: Black Pumas, Grupo Fantasma 
May 3, 2002 Ed Perales passed away. (Unicorn)
May 3, 1784 Bathing in the river is regulated.  Only men could bath together with their wives or daughters.  Sanctions: jail for ten days and six pesos. (Life in Laredo)
May 3, 2014 Gringo Barrio plays at remodeled Jitney Jungle
May 3, 2017 Rep. Richard Raymond wears Tony Romo jersey at the capitol for Tony Romo Day.
May 4, 2017 City of Laredo unveils Bike & Ride Plaza at El Metro bus stop on Zacatecas. 
May 5, 1926 Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez Cigarroa Jr. born in San Antonio.
May 6, 2015 Bruni Plaza water fountain on again. (blog photo)
May 6, 2016 Fight between exes at the Peter Piper Pizza on San Dario.
May 7, 2015 Constable Rodolfo Rodriguez quoted by KRGV news: Those terrorists are getting ready to hit us again. I don’t know when, but I know they’re getting ready.
May 7, 1942 Federal government acquires Zachary Field to be used as Army Air Corps gunnery school
May 7, 2021 Martin High School's Melanie Duron wins shot put state title. 

May 8, 1919 Mounted Watchman Charles Lloyd Hopkins shot/killed by smugglers on banks of Rio Grande, near Laredo,TX. 

May 8, 1978 J.C. Martin indicted.
May 8, 1980 Juan Gilberto Guerrero Jr. died at Webb County Detention Center. Killed by lightning.
May 9, 2005 Steve Grinnell: “Laredo Town Center will be unlike any other development in this area.”
May 9, 2013 Richard Raymond’s Christmas Bill passes unanimously in TX house. (blog post)
May 9, 2016 Commissioners court votes against CY Benavides' landfill plan. John Galo abstains.
May 9, 2017 Danny Trejo in Laredo to give motivational speech to local students.
May 9, 2017 Kelly's Western Wear on Santa Ursula closing sale. (LMT full-page ad)
May 10, 1972 Flooding on San Bernardo (Woolco picture)
May 11, 1949 "Streets of Laredo" movie was released. 
May 11, 2015 (Monday) Patricia Barrera closed tax office in observance of Mothers Day.
May 12, 2003 "Killer Ds" (50 TX democrats) left for Ardmore, Oklahoma to protest redistricting by republicans.  Richard Raymond was among them.  
May 12, 2015 Ramiro Leal, owner of Retama Bike Shop, passed away. Father owned Leal’s Bike Shop on Convent Ave.
May 12, 2016 Elected officials sign steel beam at outlet mall construction site.  
May 14, 1991 Freddie Benavides debuts with Cincinnati Reds
May 14, 2016 Charter bus going to Eagle Pass casino rolls over on Hwy 83 north.
May 15, 1755 Villa de San Agustin (Laredo) founded.
May 15, 1868 Ursuline Sisters arrived in Laredo. Would teach the young. Opened St. Peters Memorial School in 1898.
May 15, 2016 Alberto S. Suarez passed away. Owner of Suarez Grocery Stores.
May 15, 2017 City Manager Jesus Olivares retires, effectively immediately. Mayor had proposed putting him on administrative leave with pay.
May 16, 2011 “Always A Reason To Celebrate In Laredo” slogan announced.
May 17, 2010 Band of Horses release “Infinite Arms,” includes ‘Laredo’ song.
May 17, 2011 Tape used to cover Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on I-35 sign.
May 17, 2012 Laredo Lemurs play their first game in Laredo. 
May 18, 2015 St. Peters neighborhood fire station closed to deal with mold and asbestos.
May 18, 2010 Tom Herring Sr. passed away.  Founded La Posada Hotel in 1960.
May 18, 2016 Body of woman found at Seven Flags Park, next to J.C. Martin Elem. 
May 19, 2002 Julia Vera appears in last episode of The X Files, “The Truth.”  She played recurring character Lana Chee.
May 20, 1936 Happy birthday Carlos Y. Benavides, Jr (passed away Dec 23, 2020) 
May 21, 1996 Explosion on north side of Walker Plaza. FBI offices located there.
May 21, 2017 Heavy rain storm hit Laredo. "Heatwave" Berler recorded 4" of rain.  Damage throughout city, and one death reported.
May 22, 2018 Rosie Cuellar (municipal court judge) beats Horacio Lopez in runoff election for county tax assessor.   
May 23, 2013 Frank Carter, former LPD sentenced for assaulting handcuffed man in patrol car.
May 23, 1983 The Clash play at the Civic Center. (ticket stub photo courtesy William Nericcio)
May 23, 2018 Border Patrol agent kills undocumented immigrant in Rio Bravo. 
May 24, 2016 Jesse Gonzalez beats Esteban Rangel in Webb Co. runoff election.
May 24, 2016 Two breakfast tacos at Stripes cost $3.88.
May 24, 2018 Three students from Cigarroa H.S. involved in crash on Hwy 59, one week before graduation. One died at the scene; a second student died later in a San Antonio hospital. 
May 26 YouTube video: 1946 Laredo – United States
May 27, 2015 Demolition of interior River Drive Mall started.
May 28, 2015 Man with big cross in downtown Laredo. (blog photo)
May 28, 2017 Police nab driver of black sedan who injured 3 pedestrians at 3 different locations.
May 28, 2020 LMT headline: Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 59.
May (29) 2008 Trojan horse in Laredo (video). Old house moved to north Laredo ‘hood.
May 29, 1897 Yaqui Tribe No. 59 (Laredo chapter) officially recognized.

May 29, 1998 FBI raids D.A. Rubio’s office.  5K files seized.
[[May 30, 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ratified by Mexico; Laredo now part of U.S.]]
May 30, 2019 St. Peters Catholic School hosts an open house event, marking the last day of existence.
May 31, 1938 Radio station KPAB established with studio on 4th floor of Hamilton Hotel.
May 31, 2017 Judge Palomo grants injunction against Bender Hotel's owner. (safety hazard)
May 31 Happy birthday Armando "Max" Cisneros; passed away December 13, 2020 at the age of 64

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