Tuesday, July 5, 2016

On This Day In July

July 1, 2014 KGNS launches ABC affiliate. No more KSAT on cable.
July 1-3, 1983 Borderfest took place on these days on Laredo Civic Center grounds.
July 1, 1940 Colonia Guadalupe construction begins. Inaugurated September 2, 1941.
July 1, 1987 Taco Palenque opens in Laredo. 
July 1, 2008 Pelican’s Wharf still open. (blog photo/post)
July 1, 2016 Cheers Cocktail Lounge on 7004 San Dario is demolished.
July 2, 2017 Movie ticket at Cinemark Mall del Norte is $9.50, general admission.
July 3, 2012 Laredo is Safe campaign launches.
July 3, 2010 Siros vintage car downtown (blog photo/post)
July 4, 2017 Fireworks display at Tres Laredos Park near Outlet Shoppes. 
July 6, 1978 Taxpayers Organized for Public Service file with state as non-profit.
July 6, 2015 Ground broken on Clark/Loop 20 overpass.
July 6 Frida Kahlo’s birthday. (photographed in Laredo, search online)
July 7, 2018 West Martin Field (Veterans Field) undergoing demolition/remodeling.
July 7, 2020 Activists protest against border wall, file lawsuit against border wall.
July 8, 2015 Horizon Group spokesman releases list of stores to open at downtown outlet mall.
July 8, 2010 Mike Seidel of Weather Channel in Laredo to report on flooding. (youTube video)
July 8, 2010 UISD cancels summer classes due to impending flooding.
July 9, 2008 Vacant JC Penney photo (blog post)
July 9, 1949 Louis Bruni born.
July 10 Happy Birthday Meg Guerra of LareDOS.
July 10, 2017 Media reports: TABC revokes alcohol license of Mami Chulas.
July 10, 2019 Laredo ethics commission rule that complaints presented by Vish and Victor Gomez are frivolous. Vish is fined $500 and is ordered to pay attorney's fees incurred by the city.
July 10, 2001 David Lee Espinoza was born. The Marine was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan.
July 11, 2018 Laredo ethics commission meeting is cancelled due to lack of quorum. 3 members resigned for various reasons.
July 12, 2011 Posted my first-ever tweet.
July 12 Chacon Creek flooding.
July 13, 1846 Capt. Richard Gillespie (Army) arrives to raise Lone Star flag over Laredo’s main plaza
July 14, 2016 Esteban Rangel loses case in court over ineligible votes in runoff contest. Jesse Gonzalez maintains the win for commissioner Pct. 1. 
July 15, 2010 Janet Napolitano visits Laredo Port of Entry.
July 16, 2015 IBC Bank Annex hosts event w special guest Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Funds to benefit Plaza Theater restoration.
July 16, 2016 Jesse Martinez Auto Center being demolished. (blog post) 
July 18, 2011 Cuatro Vientos Rd. opened.
July 18, 1884 State of TX recognizes land grant for Laredo.
July 19, 2010 City council picks Robert Trent Jones II to design golf course.
July 20, 2015 County Judge Tijerina submits letter to DA’s office to investigate county auditor.  Auditor allegedly made illegal purchases.
July 20, 2020 Red Roof Inn on Calton receives non-critical Covid-19 patients
July 22, 2009 Old Ochoa Elementary School classrooms still standing. (blog post)
July 22, 2015 Arnulfo “Fito” Santos passed away. Former commissioner and owner of Alfredo Santos Grocery Store.
July 23, 2015 Donald Trump visits Laredo. Laredo Times misspells headline.
July 23, 2013 Laredoan appears on Price Is Right. (Youtube: Laredoan scores on game show cliffhanger)
July 23, 2012 YouTube video: Mike Montemayor political campaign
July 24, 2019 Tents and portable buildings being set up by federal government in area between bridge 1 and 2.  These sites will process claims of immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.  
July 25, 2012 Blockbuster in north Laredo starts selling off the last of its merchandise before it closes for good the following month.
July 26, 2016 Commissioners voted to cut all third-party funding. County facing huge deficit.
July 27, 2018 Judge in 406 District Court awards Annette Bonugli punitive damages in her civil case against Vidal Rodriguez and Alejandra Cadena-Sepulveda. 
July 28, 1981 HR 27 filed by Billy Hall to honor J.R. Esparza (city tax collector)
July 29, 1992 Jaime Gonzalez Bath triple murder on Mann Rd.
July 30, 2005 Santana concert tix go on sale. LEC cancels show days later after poor ticket sales.
July 30, 2016 Our Laredo celebrates its one-year anniversary.  

July 30, 2015 Planners (architects) meet for final time w public to discuss ideas for city blocks leading to bridge 2.  (charrette)
July 31, 2012  Mike Montemayor and Frank Sciaraffa battle in runoff election.  Montemayor wins by 4 votes (2,904 to 2,908).

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