Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Laredo History: February Edition

February 1, 2016 Unleaded gasoline is at $1.56 a gallon.

February 2, 1848 Treaty (of Peace) of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed. Ended Mexican-American War. Mexican territory annexed by U.S. Rio Grande became border of TX, effective May 30, 1848.  (Laredo included portion of Texas)
February 2, 1893 City cemetery established
February 2, 2015 Shouting match between Roque Vela Jr. and Mayor Pete Saenz.
February 3, 1986 Jose “Curly” Herrera killed by inmate at county jail.
February 3, 2011 City starts sanding roads/bridges to combat icy conditions. LISD schools starting day at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th.
February 3, 2016 Citations to start today if caught using phone while driving.
February 3, 2017 KGNS: WBCA's Noche Mexicana Absent from 2017 Festivities.

February 4, 2012 Sara Walls posts ‘Why Sara Hates Laredo’ video.
February 6, 2008 Leyendecker Elementary School construction. (photo)
February 6, 2012 Raul Salinas rails against Sara Walls.
February 7, 2016 Laredo Times features story on La Gordiloca (street reporter)
February 8, 2021 LMT headline: Affidavit: Alleged arsonist wanted to cause a 'desmadre'
February 9, 2009 County commissioners set up committee for Laredo Raceway Park.
February 11, 1955 Groundbreaking of Mercy Hospital in Heights neighborhood.
February 11, 2008 Rick Flores at sheriff’s debate on KGNS: Mr. Carmona, he doesn’t need a drug test, he needs a psychological.
February 11, 2016 Grand jury chose not to indict Auditor Leo Flores due to insufficient evidence. 
February 12 YouTube video: Summer Lovin’ at the carnival. (wbca)
February 14, 1980 “Heatwave” Berler starts at KGNS.
February 14, 2008 City gives keys to El Portal to Khaledis
February 14, 2021 Low temperatures, snow flurries, power outages expected (see blog post)
February 15, 1986 Honore Ligarde, former state representative, passed away.
February 15, 1979 Judge Robert O’Conor Jr. grants TOPS $9,995.00 in attorney fees.
February 16, 2001 Don Francisco & Maria Victoria featured at Senor Internacional ceremony at Civic Center.
February 16, 2016 City council votes to purchase Canseco house on Chihuahua.
February 17, 2012 Tivoli theater vintage photo in blog post.
February 17, 2014 Las Marthas documentary debuts on PBS.
February 17, 2018 Councilman Charlie San Miguel appears in grand parade with machine gun strapped on Jeep.  States it was done to honor veterans. 
February 18, 2021 Power back on early morning for us. (Was out for 3 days) LMT headline: Outages could last for days longer in Laredo area. 
February 20, 2012 City officials travel to Kentucky to give Jack Strunk a key to the city.
February 20, 2008 Ted Kennedy visits Laredo to support Barack Obama
February 21, 1898 Improved Order of Red Men celebrate George Washington’s birthday.  It would become the WBCA (1923)
February 21, 2008 Hilary Clinton visits Laredo campaigning for president.
February 21, 2017 LISD police officer shot dead at gun range off Hwy. 59.
February 22, 2017 KLRN's 'DayTripper' Chet Garner visited Laredo, San Bernardo. 
February 22, 1933 1st International Frontier Olympics; became Border Olympics in 1938.
February 23, 1892 The Laredo National Bank was founded. 
February 23, 2011 Uni-Trade donates $2,500 to City of Laredo for Washington trip.
February 23, 2013 Mayor Salinas proclaims “Unity, Unity!” at WBCA Parade.
February 23, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took part in the abrazo ceremony on Bridge 2. 

February 24, 2006 City manager sends Gustavo Guevara letter of 30-day suspension for harassment charges.
February 24, 2020 Cigarroa HS baseball team play first game at newly remodeled Veterans Field.
Feb 25 Parade float Sol del Oriente vintage photo
February 25, 2018 Mountain lion caught in the Santa Rita neighborhood. 
February 25, 2020 Richard Noriega joins KHOY radio station. 
February 26, 1943 Lt. Socrates Pappas killed in action. Pappas street named after him.
February 27, 1985 Helicopter used to dry Shirley Field track for Border Olympics. (Lanes not painted)  Meet cancelled 2 days later.
February 28, 2000 Laredo Times endorse George W. Bush in Republican primary and Al Gore in Democratic primary. 

February 28, 2008 Burger Patrol Restaurant downtown. (photo)
February 29, 1940 Judge George P. Kazen born; passed away April 27, 2021 

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