Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Things That Happened In June

June 1, 2008 Man shot five times at 9 a.m. outside Cotulla-Style Pit BBQ Restaurant.
June 1, 1960 Charles Manson extradited from Nvo Laredo, taken to Webb County Jail. 
June 1, 2010 Korn play LEA.
June 1, 2015 City council approves oil/gas drilling near Green Ranch.
June 1, 2019 Lazy River water park opens, named after Sisters of Mercy.
June 2, 2016 LMT headline: Nixon HS Cheerleading Controversy: Girls will share captain title.
June 2, 2017 Laredo police get into a shootout with Antonio Rodriguez in broad daylight at the corner of McPherson and Hillside.
June 3, 1954 flood wipes out bridge 1.
June 3 YouTube video of United H.S. 1965:  The Protected School.

June 4, 1881 James Penn publishes first English, weekly newspaper in Laredo, the Laredo Times
June 4, 2000 Giuseppe Favarato passes. (owner of Favarato’s Restaurant)

June 4, 1709 Tomas Sanchez born.
June 4, 1986 ProBike opens

June 5, 2007 TCRP files federal suit on behalf of LareDOS. LareDOS removed.
June 6, 2003 Elton John performed at the Laredo Entertainment Center.
June 6, 2003 David Rodriguez, aka House of Pain, passed away. 
June 6, 2006 Pres. George W. Bush visits Laredo
June 6, 2017 8 year-old girl dies after being ejected from car on Loop & I-35.
June 6, 2017 Holloway's Bakery closes. 
June 7, 2013 Roel Ramirez drafted by Tampa Bay Rays.
June 8, 2011 Allegiant Air celebrates celebrates five years in Laredo. 
June 8, 2020 Early College H.S. has outdoor graduation at Shirley Field due to Covid-19.
June 8, 2021 City has ground-breaking event for tennis complex at TAMIU. 
June 9, 1947 Ft. McIntosh discontinued as Army post. Transferred to LJC.
June 10, 1832 Anna B. Nickels was born in Ohio. Operated Arcadia Garden at 918 Matamoros, specializing in varieties of cactus. 
June 10, 2011 Town hall meeting at UT Health Science Center to discuss fracking.
June 10, 2003 Eagles to play at Laredo Entertainment Center. Show canceled.
June 10, 2016 Valero gas station opens on corner of Hwy 83 south and Cielito Lindo.
June 10, 2021 Tannya Benavides announced her candidacy for Congress, TX Dist. 28. 
June 11, 2010 Soccer fans watching game on store t.v. (photo on blog)
June 11, 2003 Juan Garza Jr. sentenced for transporting undocumented alien
June 11, 2015 Richard Raymond’s license plate logo “In God We Trust” bill signed by Governor Abbott.
June 12, 2015 Alexander Bulldog baseball team plays as final four contender for state title. Loses to Arlington Martin.
June 12 Mercy Hospital, first ever. (vintage photo online)
June 13, 2019 LMT headline: (Jessica) Cisneros Aiming for Congress. Former Early College Valedictorian to challenge Cuellar for 28th District. News trending on social media.  
June 14, 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacked after Athens takeoff. Laredoans on board.
June 14, 1881 Laredo Times founded
June 14, 2008 La Choza still standing. (photos on blog)
June 14, 2016 Viva Laredo holds town hall meeting to come up with city's master plan.
June 14, 2019 Mural installation begins at Rialto Hotel: abrazo children.
June 14, 2019 Ann Hutyra reads news on KGNS for the last time. Worked in tv news for 15 years.
June 15, 2015 Filming in downtown for “Journey” movie.
June 16, 2013 Chacon Creek flooding (blog post)
June 16, 2015 Dunkin Donuts opens in north Laredo.
June 16, 2017 A glass of lemonade costs $2.99 at Bolillo's restaurant. (no free refills) 
June 17, 2007 Karen Reyes died after celebrating quinceanera. Family van swept away by water in Century City area. 
June 17, 2015 Three people died in head-on collision at north Hwy 83.
June 17, 1960 Thomas Haden Church born. Attended United H.S.
June 18, 2010 Dept. of Transportation hosted a drive-thru event at the Mines Rd. overpass. (photo of overpass under construction)
June 18, 2009 El Metro introduces its mascot Felix the Bus.
June 18, 2016 Nixon HS student drowns at Lake Casa Blanca.
June 19, 1998 President Clinton names Saul Ramirez Jr. as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
June 19, 2014 Mike Montemayor pleads guilty to bribery
June 19, 2012 Young boy shot at Holiday Inn (by mother’s boyfriend).
June 19, 2017 Judge "Ben" Morales passed away. 
June 20, 2015 LMT: Former Mercy Hospital administrator Ernesto “Buddy” Flores passed away in Plano, TX.
June 20, 1978 CBS News airs ‘You Can Still Beat City Hall’
June 20, 2011 George Beckelhymer talks to council about Chihuahua home.
June 21, 2013 City publicly announces ownership of old post office downtown.
June 21, 2005 Betty Flores appears on Lou Dobbs.
June 22, 2015 Auditor Leo Flores ejected from commissioners meeting after verbal outburst w John Galo.
June 22, 2015 Traffic light being installed on Cuatro Vientos Rd. and Lomas del Sur.
June 22, 2015 Peggy Dietrick, founder of Laredo Beauty College, celebrates 50 years of service with alumni present.
June 23, 2017 Price of a Whataburger w cheese: $4.59. Glass Kitchen Big Burger w cheese: $4.17. 
June 24, 2013 Robert Jacaman Sr. sentenced for smuggling guns.
June 24, 2019 City of Laredo Utilities Dept. advises residents to avoid outdoor water use until further notice. This due to low water pressure. 
June 25, 2014 Dr. Eduardo Miranda sentenced to probation for fraud.
June 25, 2010 City and Kell-Munoz firm unveil REDISCOVER LAREDO.
June 26, 2015 First gay couple married in Webb Co. by Judge Joe Lopez. Gay marriage legal in all 50 states today (SCOTUS).
June 26, 2016 HEB store in downtown Laredo closes its doors.
June 26, 2019 Mountain lion and cubs spotted near Slaughter Park. 
June 26, 2021 Pride parade held downtown, on Iturbide St. 
June 27, 2009 Eddie Macon’s Run viewing at local restaurant. (blog post)
June 28, 2009 LaSanbe in LMT: “Bloggers cover city, culture.”
June 28, 2020 CBS: 60 Minutes tells of The Wild West of Testing. Story is of fraudulent Covid antibody tests bought by a local ER clinic. 
June 29, 1954 Flooding in Laredo and Nvo Laredo as a result of Hurricane Alice.
June 29, 1831 The town council gathered to discuss the establishment of an elementary school as is re-decreed by the Honorable Congress of the State (Life In Laredo)
June 29, 2015 Judge Becky Palomo rules that Laredo bag ban does not violate state law. City wins and will enforce plastic bag ban.
June 29, 2018 Toys'R Us store officially closed. Today was last day for stores around the nation. 

June 30, 2015 “Me, Earl & The Dying Girl” opens in Laredo theaters.  Laredo director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

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