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Laredo's economy is based on international trade with Mexico. The city is home to the largest inland port in the U.S. Most major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo as a result. The cities location along the southern end of Interstate-35 is close to many manufacturers of North Mexico, which promotes its vital role in US-Mexico trade.
Local Newspapers: Laredo Morning Times Courier
Local Sports Teams: Laredo Bucks (Central Hockey League)
Local Colleges: State UniversityTexas A&M International University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Zip Codes associated with laredo, texas: 78040, 78041, 78043, 78045, 78046
Towns/Cities near laredo, texas : Hebbreonville, Alice, Freer, San Diego, Cotulla
A Laredo delegation continues to make the rounds on numerous federal agencies, asking for funding for several projects in our community. The group has met with the Health and Human Services Department to talk about different programs our Health Department currently has and needs funding for.Max A. Mandel Golf Course Rated #1 Public Golf Course in Texas
The Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course has once again been recognized as a standard of excellence, having recently been rated as the number one public golf course in Texas by TexasOutside.com, an independent golf course website that reviews and rates public golf courses throughout the state, receiving an overall rating of 9.5 out of 10. The review looks at a variety of factors, including: beauty , difficulty , variety , fun to play , value and condition .Philadelphia students lend a helping had for Laredo
Megan Hayes is one of the group leaders. She says this was a great opportunity for the students to give back.Coming up at Ten
Tonight on KGNS News, Laredo police arrest several people recently for driving around with open containers of alcohol, we'll take a look at the dangers and hear what the police have to say.Some of the worst (and best) interstate highways run through KC
Interstate highways can be the bane of a commuter's existence, but for those who drive long stretches of blacktop, it's clear that some interstates are just better than others. Robert Reid , a writer for National Geographic Traveler , ranked all 66 U.S. interstates, from worst to best, for a feature on MapQuest.com .UISD to break ground with United South 9th Grade Campus
United ISD will mark their student growth in South Laredo, as they brake ground on a new ninth grade campus for United South. The high school is seeing an increase in student enrollment, and they want to separate ninth graders to their own facility.Basketball game turns violent at Haynes Recreation Center
When an officer serving as a security pulled one of the teenagers aside, the parents of the teen began arguing with officer, which later lead to a fight. Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza asks parents to take into consideration their actions and the consequences before heading out to see their children play.City Delegation day one in Washington D.C.
From international bridges to environmental programs, to a low-water weir on the Rio Grande, grant funding opportunities, to major transportation issues all topics covered with a total of eight agencies in our nation's capitol. The Department of State was one of the first meetings of the day; wherein the City of Laredo took a long list of items to revisit with the Office of Mexican Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.How to make sure your kids have a drug-free Spring Break
Spring Break for Laredo students is next week, which brings concerns of what your children might be doing in their free time. If you are a parent of a middle or high school student who will be home alone during Spring Break, there are some things you need to know to keep your child safe and drug-free.Competing Immigration Bills
Several bills are up for consideration in the Texas legislature that could have a big impact on what local law enforcement has to do with immigration issues. KGNS News Reporter Christian Von Preysing tells us what those proposals are, and what they could mean for people in Laredo.How do I rid my yard of grass burs?
Found: Male Heeler dog, on County Road 307, La Vernia, very friendly to people and other dogs. If he's yours call 830-391-5046.Daniel Dominguez, III sworn in as Justice of the Peace, Precinct Two
Daniel Dominguez, III was selected to be in this position by Webb County commissioners. The position became vacant when Judge Ricardo Rangel was indicted in federal court.South Texas ICE officers deport Mexican man wanted for kidnapping, raping and murdering a minor
ICE officers transferred Angel Daniel Vasquez-Aleman to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the border crossing in Hidalgo, Texas, Feb. 26. Vasquez-Aleman first entered the United States illegally in 2009 near Laredo, Texas. After serving a 175-day sentence for an aggravated assault conviction against a family member that occurred in 2013, he was transferred to ICE custody Feb. 10, 2015.Laredo police make massive drug bust
Police stopped a car traveling north on I-35 when they noticed a Toyota Tundra pulling a trailer with wires coming off the from items inside the trailer.C.A.T. stands by decision to go with CNG, despite falling diesel prices
Having advised his company to invest heavily in 100 natural gas-powered trucks just months before oil and diesel prices experienced their precipitous declines, Hugo Brouillette opted not to wear a tie to the PIT Conference this week. The vice-president of asset management for C.A.T. said he didn't want to invite any additional choking hazards into his life, beyond what already existed back at the office.House Republicans discuss DHS funding
DHS is scheduled to run out of money Friday night, which would force border agents in Laredo and across the country to keep working without getting paid or get furloughed.Laredo police arrest a woman for robbing a Family Dollar store
Thanks to the help of Laredo citizens, Laredo police make an arrest in a robbery that happened at a Famliy Dollar store. 34-year-old Cynthia Elizabeth Renovato was arrested Thursday morning.
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