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 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 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 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 celebrat 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 24, 2006 City manager sends Gustavo Guevara letter of 30-day suspension for harassment charges.
Feb 25 Parade float Sol del Oriente vintage photo
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)

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