Monday, September 5, 2016

Soaking Up September

September 1, 1977 Laredo receives valley residents avoiding Hurricane Anita.
September 1, 1863 Maj. Santos Benavides leads his troops across the Rio Grande to pursue Octaviano Zapata, a recruit of Union forces.
September 2, 1977 Bridge toll collectors unhappy with wages, scale back services.

September 2, 2008 CUT FAT billboard. (blog photo)

September 2, 2016 Lamar Middle School demolition in progress. Old buildings on west side of campus torn down.  

September 3, 1932 Bridge 1 destroyed by flood.
September 3, 2013 Barrio residents start getting their blue recycling bins. (blog post)
September 4, 1983 Cigarroa H.S. Silver Roses perform halftime highlights in gym.
September 4, 2001 Tony Sanchez announces campaign for governor.
September 4, 2014 JP Ricardo Rangel pleaded guilty to extortion in federal court.
September 4, 2012 City council approves higher fees for trash pick-up.
September 5, 1957 "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac was published. It contains a passage about Laredo. 
September 5, 2007 Laredo Bucks sign Coach Terry Ruskowski to a lifetime contact.
September 6, 1883 Laredo Daily Times created
September 6, 2016 City council decides to appeal the overturning of bag ban to Supreme Court.
September 7, 1885 Jovita Idar born in Laredo. Political activist who formed La Liga Feminil Mexicanista. 
September 7, 2015 (Alamo Drafthouse set to open Monday the 7th) [had soft opening Thursday/Friday]
September 7, 2011 Tino Juarez dies.
September 7, 2009 YouTube video:  T E A Party 2009 Laredo Texas
September 8, 1977 Lawrence Berry talks to Noon Optimist Club about city’s money discrepancies in street department.
September 8, 2007 Radcliffe Killam passes.
September 9, 1947 First semester starts @ Laredo Junior College. W.J. Adkins is president.
September 9, 2010 Ribbon cutting event for Slaughter Park.
September 10, 1881 Texas-Mexican Railway lands within city limits.
September 11, 1991 Continental Express Flight 2574 left Laredo airport. It crashed near Eagle Lake Texas.
September 13, 2012 YouTube video: Air Wolf 1.  Sheriff introduces new helicopter.
September 14, 2007 Bill Clinton visits and eats with locals at Palenque Grill.
September 14, 1999 Laredo Medical Center moves from Heights to Saunders location.
September 15, 2012 North Central Park site of first No Mud, No Glory race.
September 15, 1931 City of Laredo names Bruni plaza (A.M.Bruni)
September 15, 2016 Roberto C. Botello Jr. passed away. (Band director) 
September 16, 1913 Aldo Tatangelo born.
September 17, 2007 LaSanbe launches.
September 18, 2006 “Your CW” launched by KGNS
September 18, 2008 Lamar Bruni Vergara home demolished. (blog photo of rubble)
September 18, 2015 Man falls from overpass at I-35 and Loop 20.
September 19, 1980 “Heatwave” Berler does weathercast (KGNS-TV 8 Laredo, Texas, video)
September 19, 1856 Antonio M. Bruni born in Italy. Member of Independent Club (Partido Viejo)
September 21, 2001 Doctor’s Hospital grand opening ceremony. New facility located at Bob Bullock Lp. And McPherson Rd.
September 21, 2009 Regular gasoline in Laredo was $2.39 a gallon.
September 22, 1972 Nixon visits Laredo (picture). 2 years later he resigns.
September 23, 2016 Pinguino snack place opens @ former Starbucks location on Zapata Hwy. 
September 24, 2013 Apartments being torn down (just west of city hall, photo).
September 24, 2010 Laredo Broncos host ‘wrap-up party’ at former Homerun Derby
September 25, 2013 Last ‘blue bag’ day in El Chacon. Blue bin use from here on.
September 25, 2001 Sheriff Juan Garza to Judge Mercurio Martinez: “kiss his federal prisoners goodbye if he didn’t get his raise.” Garza was requesting 20 percent raise. 
September 27, 2015 County annex building in downtown Laredo demolished.
September 28, 1946 Laredo Jr. College established by the voting public. Classes began the following year.
September 28, 2011 Laredo ISD trustees dedicate new transportation facility at the site of old Ochoa Elementary School.
September 29, 1960 Mac’s Toys grand opening.
September 30, 2014 LareDOS announces retirement.

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