Thursday, December 1, 2016

On This Day In December: Laredo

December 1973 KVTV debuted.
December 1983 Danny's Restaurant opens on Juarez Ave. downtown. 

December 1973 Air Force base closed.
December 1, 2014 Chacon Creek bat colony site unveiled by City of Laredo.
December 1, 2014 Mayor Pete Saenz vetoed a decision by council. Veto quickly overturned by city council members.
December 3, 2009 Parking/dropping off at San Agustin Plaza (La Posada) prohibited. Cones blocking side of plaza. (blog post video)
December 4, 2014 South side library opens. Councilman Mike Garza has computer lab named after him.
December 5, 2011 Standoff at state welfare office w woman denied benefits.
December 5, 1889 Street car service established in Laredo.
December 5, 1940 Eleanor Roosevelt visited Laredo. (blog post: This Day in Laredo)
December 7, 2018 Arena officials announce end of Bucks' season. 
December 8, 2010 Luke Wilson visited Laredo looking for possible film location.
December 8, 2005 Moises Garcia killed at TortaMex parking lot.
December 8, 2014 Danny Valdez presides over his last commissioners meeting.
December 8, 2017 Snow in Laredo and south Texas. 
December 1996 Texas Monthly writes on new conservative city council. Story entitled “Familia Feud.”
December 9, 2015 Johnny Rockets Restaurant opens.
December 9, 2007 H-E-vito store in south Laredo (blog photo)
December 11, 2014 Dr. Juan Maldonado emails LCC trustees about retirement.
December 11, 2010 Runoff election winner: Rosie Cuellar Castillo (municipal court judge)
December 11, 2016 Christopher Lee Casarez died. He was court coordinator for Judge Jesus Garza.
December 11, 2018 Riot at Webb Co. jail started by gang members. 
December 12, 1841 Florencio Villarreal elected president for town of San Agustin de Laredo.
December 12, 1985 Mayor Tatangelo declares Dec. 12 as Luciano Duarte Day. (blog picture)
December 12, 2014 Two women (one pregnant) killed in crash at Sierra Vista and Cuatro Vientos.
December 12, 2015 Woman killed on Cuatro Vientos and Cielito Lindo. Her car was struck by trailer.
December 12, 2016 David Cortez, former councilman and commissioner, passed away. 
December 13, 2007 KLAR sign on Zapata Hwy. (photo)
December 13, 2018 Mayor Pete Saenz wins another term, beats Roque Vela Jr in runoff election.
December 15, 2016 Paisano "Caravan" VII takes off from Laredo into Mexico. 
December 16, 2008 Cartonero loading truck downtown.  (photo)
December 16, 1996 City council discusses discrepancies at Fleet Management Division.
December 16, 2016 Hot air balloon event at Life Downs. (3-day weekend event)
December 17, 1985 KHOY radio established. 
December 17, 2010 Alfonso Boyer Ornelas has farewell celebration at municipal court.
December 17, 2014 County has ground-breaking for rehab facility for teens.
December 17, 2015 KGNS: vandals damage Xmas decorations at Slaughter Park.
December 17, 2020 Hospital workers at LMC, including Dr. Victor Trevino, got the Covid-19 vaccine
December 18, 2020 WBCA cancels festivities for 2021 for health and safety concerns due to Covid-19 
December 19, 1980 Jazz Singer movie released. (photo: Neil Diamond steps off bus bound for Laredo)
December 19, 2014 No settlement reached in mediation in Sciaraffa v. Sara Jo Davila.
December 20, 1993 Inmates at Webb Co. Detention Center riot, set fire to facility.
December 21, 2007 LMT headline: Montes claims verbal, physical assault by Montalvo, Chief Garza.
December 22, 1939 Laredo becomes headquarters for the 23rd Customs Collection District
December 22, 1965 Timothy Leary busted for marijuana possession at Laredo bridge crossing.  His case went to Supreme Court: Leary v. United States.
December 22, 2003 County backs out of Provaqua project. (cloud seeding)
December 22, 2016 Woman's car crashes into train near LCC/Washington St. bridge.
December 23, 2020 Dr. Click received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Laredo Health Department. 
December 24, 2004 Snowed in Laredo
December 24, 1986 Laredo News staff dismissed by management.
December (15) 2008 Feliz Navidad cut out on Zacate Creek. (photo)
December 26, 2007 Glass Kitchen blight. (blog photo)
December 27, 1967 TX Court of Appeals hands down ruling in Geissler v. Coussoulis (Southland Café).  Sets limits on how many people can picket outside café.

December 27, 2013 Raul Salinas’ affidavit that Ed Garza never supplied him with gifts.
December 27, 2018 LMT headline: CBP, BP working without pay because of government shutdown.
December 28, 2018 Last working day for County Treasurer Delia Perales. She is retiring. 
December 30, 2006 Vidal M. Trevino passed away.
December 30, 2017 Marks the last day of operation for Hal's Landing. 
December 31, 2010 LMT: Losing Millions - state ends county’s weatherization program

December 31, 2015 Man jumps off overpass on Washington St. and I-35. 

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