Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Laredo History: March Edition

March 1991 Lake Casa Blanca opens under state ownership.
March 1, 1997 Pete Astudillo wins Tejano Music Award for album of the year. ("Como Te Estrano")
March 1, 2016 Commissioner Frank Sciaraffa misses runoff race, comes out in fourth place.
March 2, 2015 Richard Noriega returns to the news on KGNS morning show.
March 2, 2016 Mayor Pete Saenz appears on Fox Business News. Does not rule out voting for Trump in November.
March 3, 1956 Martin Tigers win state basketball title.
March 3, 1849 Camp Crawford established. Later named Ft. McIntosh
March 3, 2015 UISD broke ground on the United South HS 9th grade campus.
March 4, 1995 Quiet Riot played at the Laredo Civic Center.
March 5, 1993 Big worm story in LMT: “Agents Recover Huge Carcass” (blog post)
March 6, 2017 City spokesperson starts tweeting, posts photos from Washington trip. 
March 7, 2016 Roque Vela Jr. nominates Carlos Villarreal to the Ethics Commission.
March 8, 1937 Martin H.S. opens (Park and San Bernardo).  First full year starts Sept. 9, 1937.
March 9, 2015 Two young girls killed by neighbor outside their home on Convent Ave.
March 9, 2018 Judge George P. Kazen retires. 
March 10, 2005 Sheriff Rick Flores terminated two employees (brothers in law to sheriff) when claims of nepotism arose.
March 10, 1986 Gaby Canizales becomes WBA bantamweight champion
March 12, 2003 Joe Rubio Sr. denied house arrest (video: Classic segment of Pro8news)
March 12, 2021 Police Investigator Roberto R. Ramirez arrested for abuse of official capacity. 
March 13, 1944 Sculptor Armando Hinojosa is born. 
March 13, 2016 Alexander HS student dies in fiery crash on Santa Maria, near Del Mar.
March 13, 2008 El Centro Motel. (photo)
March 14, 2016 Regular unleaded gasoline $1.79 per gallon.
March 14, 2016 LMT headline: Harassment violations: (new) complaint filed against ex-city secretary.
March 15, 2010 City council agrees to rename arena Laredo Energy Arena.
March 15, 2003 Juvencio de Anda passed away. (Sande, Juvencio’s Mens Wear)
March 15, 2013 Sheriff Martin Cuellar names Luis “Bird” Rodriguez as chaplain.
March 15, 1947 Federico Pena born. Former Secretary of Transportation/Energy.
March 16, 1928 City approves construction of Heights Fire Station (1600 Guadalupe)
March 16, 2017 Outlet Shoppes open in downtown Laredo. 
March 17, 1973 Girl Scout House dedicated to Vera Enckhausen (first GS executive director)
March 17, 1899 Deed for St. Peters Church filed with Webb County.
March 17, 2009 Uni-Trade donates $500 to City of Laredo for Washington trip.
March 17, 2015 Renewed domain subscription to (
March 18, 1864 Battle of Laredo. Col.Santos Benavides fought Union soldiers
March 19, 1899 Smallpox Riot. Fight between barrio residents and TX Rangers.
March 19, 2011 A gallon of gasoline was $3.50.
March 19, 2014 Mike Montemayor arrested on bribery charges
March 20, 2019 Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa Jr. passed away. 
March 21, 1999 Rogelio Hernandez died of cancer on death row. Convicted for killing “Curly” Herrera.
March 21, 1997 “Selena” movie released. Pete Astudillo cast in movie.
March 21, 1975 Webb Commissioner Alfonso DelaGarza indicted on bribery scam. Sgt. Erasmo Rodarte and Raul S. Lugo also indicted. 
March 21, 2016 Mayor vetoed appointment of Carlos Villarreal to ethics commission. Veto was not overturned.
March 22, 1999 Webb County elected officials take part in voluntary drug testing after Nvo. Laredo politicos tested positive for drugs.
March 23, 1983 Eddie Macon’s Run released.
March 23, 2017 Lyft service launches. City of Laredo tells company that it's operating illegally. 
March 24, 2015 Jesus Olivares picked as new city manager. (District 7 seat still vacant)
March 24, 2018 Tecolotes of Los Dos Laredos start play at Uni-Trade Stadium. 
March 25, 2005 Commissioner David Cortez pleads guilty to bribery.
March 28, 2012 Guadalupe St. overpass opened heading westbound.
March 28, 2016 City of Laredo introduces new assistant city manager: Robert Eads.
March 29, 2010 Eduardo Valenciano passed away.  Owner of Valenciano Cleaners.
March 29, 2017 Two judges, court staff trapped in elevator at Webb Co. Justice Center. 
March 31, 1927 “Cowboy’s Lament” recorded by Ewen Hail. Song later known as “Streets of Laredo.”
March 31, 1899 David Barkley Cantu born in Laredo, TX. Medal of Honor recipient.
March 31, 2010 Jose Valdez Jr. kicks off campaign for mayor.

March 31, 2016 Children’s Advocacy Center executive director arrested for assault. 

1 comment: