Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On This Day In November

November 1, 1823 Col. Santos Benavides born. Great great grandson of Tomas Sanchez. Colonel in Confederate Army. Member of Reform Club (Guaraches)
November 1, 2002 Laredo Bucks home debut.
November 1, 2017 Shortstop Carlos Correa proposes to Laredoan Daniella Rodriguez after Houston Astros win World Series. 
November 2, 2015 City council votes for feasibility study for convention center.
November 1984 Texas Monthly speaks of Laredo News in story “The Sheets of Laredo.”
November 4, 1986 Judith Zaffirini elected as TX state senator (online photo)
November 4, 2014 Councilman Jorge Vera recalled from office.
November 4, 2015 Councilman Esteban Rangel announces candidacy for commissioner.
November 5, 2003 Jerome Fletcher shoots LCC athlete Victor Cardona nine times at San Dario and Calton.
November 5, 1993 Martin vs Nixon football game cancelled by superintendent.
November 5, 2015 Cell phone ban ordinance goes into effect. (90 day grace period)
November 6, 1972 Alfonso Gomez Rejon is born. 
November 6, 2014 Exploding manhole covers downtown.
November 7, 2000 Dan Rather on election night: “Hotter than a Laredo parking lot.”
November 7, 2014 Luciano Duarte of Serenata Nocturna passed away.
November 8, 2016 United H.S. Band performs at UIL State Marching Competition in San Antonio.
November 9, 1918 David Barkley Cantu died (drowned in Meuse River, WWI).
November 10, 2018 U.S. troops arrive at border to set up Jersey concrete barriers, later install barbed concertina wire.  
November 10, 2021 Administrators inaugurate new vocational building at Nixon H.S. 
November 11, 1928 La Reynera Bakery opens.
November 11, 1912 Thomas C. Mann born in Laredo. US Diplomat. (Mann Rd.)
November 11, 1982 Bonfire (yearbook picture)
November 11, 1965 Bridge 2 not yet a reality. Bridge constructed until 1976 (photos in blog post: March 2, 2015)
November 12, 2008 Laredo National Bank logo coming down. (blog photo)
November 12, 1925 Mauricio "Wicho" Garcia was born. (Roli's Music Hall, Casa Blanca Convention Ctr?)
November 12, 2014 Pete Saenz sworn in as mayor. Raul Salinas bids farewell.
November 13, 2002 Tool performs 1st concert at Laredo Entertainment Center.
November 13, 1933 Estanislao "Tanis" Valdez born. CAA Daycare Director; Deputy Director of Laredo Community Development Agency
November 14, 2016 Chacon Creek bridge closed for repairs. 
November 15, 1983 Nixon HS Band wins 5A state marching competition.
November 15, 2021 City officials used flag of Chile during groundbreaking ceremony for Springfield Ave. expansion. 
November 18, 2014 City Manager Carlos Villarreal retirement started today.
November 18, 2018 Mercy Hospital owners signed agreement with Houston investors to turn the dilapidated building into the World Free Trade Plaza.
November 22, 1979 First Guajolote 10K Race.
November 23, 2011 Domino’s delivery driver Derek Trevino struck by drunk driver.  Taken to hospital, pronounced dead on the 24th

November 24, 2006 Joe Rubio Sr. released from jail due to poor health.
November 24, 2005 JB Alexander Band marched in the Macy's Parade in N.Y. 
November 26, 1976 Bridge 2 opened. Also known as the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.
November 26, 1905 HEB store opened in Kerrville, TX. (Laredo store photo)
November 26, 2019 Officer and two people injured in shootout in north Laredo. More than 70 rounds were fired; shooter used AR-15 rifle.
November 27, 1937  Mike Jacaman Jr. is born. He and his wife Martha opened Mike's Western Wear on April 1, 1981.
November 27, 2017 At Commissioners Court meeting, Patricia Barrera officially resigns as County Tax Assessor. 
November 28, 2011 Laredo Lemurs officially added to the American Association for 2012 season.
November 28, 2011 City council voted for Garros Services, LLC to get refrigerated facilities contract.

November 28, 2012 City council badgers Occupy Laredo.

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