Monday, April 3, 2017

On This Day: April Edition


April 1, 2014 Nvo Laredo Mayor Galvan found dead

April 1, 1978 Aldo Tatangelo elected mayor
April 1, 1952 Base reactivated, renamed Laredo Air Force Base
April 1, 2008 House next to gym on Guadalupe. (blog photo)
April 3, 2016 Tex-Mex Railway building being torn down. County owns building.
April 3, 2012 Chihuahua St. overpass opened to eastbound traffic.
April 4, 1972  ZZ Top release “Rio Grande Mud”
April 4, 2016 Esteban Rangel attended last council meeting. Recommended pay raises for mayor and council.
April 5, 2009 Train derails in Chacon neighborhood.
April 5, 2010 1490 AM in Laredo now broadcasts as ESPN The Zone
April 6, 2015 City council rename part of Del Mar as Bulldog Blvd.
April 6, 1954 J.C. Martin Jr. elected mayor.  Succeeded Hugh S. Cluck.
April 7, 1886 Botas march in victory, promise to bury a Guarache in effigy. Leads to Laredo Election Riot.  About 30 dead.

April 7, 2015 Kevin Hart in a Laredo bar (First Draft) to take selfie with crowd.

April 8, 1947 Tom Delay born in Laredo.
April 9, 1999 Fastball plays at Yucatan Club on Santa Maria. Miles Zuniga, guitarist, is from Laredo.
April 9, 2015 Boy dies after ingesting car cleaner at local car wash.
April 10, 2015 Pizza Hut on Guadalupe re-opens. Remodeled after fire.
April 10, 2015 Lazy Mex Bar demolished as part of Operation Crackdown.
April 11, 2015 Mud Run at North Central Park canceled because of rain.
April 11, 2006 Runoff between Danny Valdez and CY Benavides.
April 11, 2013 McDonald’s on Santa Ursula being torn down. New one coming.
April 12, 2012 Mayor Salinas rambles on local FOX newscast debut.
April 13, 2013 Inside Out Project posts large pictures on base of Rio Grande Hotel.
April 13, 2017 Ground breaking ceremony for Pla-Mor in far north Laredo. 
April 16, 2004 LCC has dedication ceremony at its new south campus facility.
April 16, 2015 TAMIU opens KLRN studio on campus.
April 16, 2015 Ramiro Veliz III appeared before Civil Service Commission to appeal his termination. His termination was upheld.
April 17, 1997 Jorge Gutierrez and Tomas Izaguirre bought Sames-Moore Bldg, now The Rialto.
April 17, 1973 Pilot training at Laredo base terminated. Base deactivated in Sept. Closes in December.
April 17, 2016 Sirloin Stockade’s last day of business.
April 17, 2017 Councilman Balli motioned to name 7 Flags Park after Johnny Amaya. 
April 18, 2011 Local pastors complain to city council about drive-thrus with scantily clad attendants.
April 18, 2017 LCC breaks ground for Allied Health building at south campus.
April 19, 2009 Las Flautitas Restaurant. (blog photo)
April 20, 2016 Former Santo Nino branch library re-construction in progress.
April 22, 1925 Raquel Gonzalez born. Developed Southgate subdivision; Founded Webb Co. Title & Abstract Company. 
April 22, 2016 Moving Laredo forward turned in 10,000 signatures to city hall.
April 25, 2015 George Altgelt elected District 7 council member, 173 days after Jorge Vera recalled.
April 26, 2015 Taco Co. prices increase. Two egg tacos used to be $1.61. (photo)
April 26, 2017 FBI raids city hall, county courthouse, offices, and Dannenbaum Engineering office on McPherson.  
April 27 Richard “Heatwave” Berler’s birthday!
April 28, 1905 Tornado hits Laredo & Nvo.Laredo. 40 people die.
April 29, 1979  J.C. Martin Jr. finishes jail sentence (30 weekends in jail for mail fraud).
April 29, 2016 Bridge 1 northbound car traffic halted for major port renovation.
April 30, 1957 Construction bids made public for Russell Terrace housing project.
April 30, 2015 Plastic bag ban takes effect.  Not enforced due to ongoing litigation.

April 30, 2015 UISD breaks ground on United HS 9th grade campus.

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