Texas man drives into a store after being mad that the beer coolers were locked: Reports
A Texas man now faces charges after police say he drove his truck into a convenience store after reportedly being mad the beer coolers were locked.
Webb County early voting wraps up, some encounter electronic glitches
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - Friday, March 1, marks the conclusion of early voting in Webb County, signaling the final countdown to Tuesday’s pivotal primaries. While the election process has generally proceeded smoothly, some voters encountered issues at certain polling sites when attempting to submit their ballots electronically. Juan...
Vision Zero Safety Plan aims to reduce crashes in Laredo-Webb County
Laredo, TX . (KGNS) - In 2022, 119 people were killed or seriously injured in a crash in Webb County. As we continue to see car crashes on the streets, officials from both Webb County and the City of Laredo gathered at the downtown post office grounds for the launch of the “Vision Zero Safety Action Plan”.
Technical difficulties reported at voting sites on last day of early voting, system error fixed within the hour
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - It was a chaotic final day of early voting as issues with the voting machines prevented some people from casting their ballots. It was a matter that was resolved and Webb County is keeping poll sites open longer on Friday to accommodate the imposition, but questions over what happened are still in the air.
Vehicle fire reported north of Webb County
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - A vehicle fire sparked concerns on Monday evening as reports surfaced of a blazing vehicle along mile marker 26. The incident caught the attention of several witnesses on Interstate 35 and the Webb County Fire Department was reportedly en route to the scene around 6 p.m. on February 26.
🚧 Construction-Related Traffic Delays on US 83N in Webb County
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Laredo Texas. Webb County motorists should be prepared for traffic disruptions on February 28, 2024, due to scheduled construction work. One lane will be adapted for two-way traffic on a segment of US 83N, two miles north of SH 255 (Camino Colombia Rd) in Webb County. The traffic control measures will be active from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and drivers should anticipate potential travel delays during this period. Commuters are advised to prepare for stops and are reminded to drive with caution through the work zone for their safety and that of the construction workers.
Learning life skills and making memories
Rotary board members and other volunteers said the majority of the fair is about learning and the rest is about making memories.
Benavides veterans on a mission to restore American Legion Post 405
The small Texas town of Benavides is full of veteran pride. But when looking at the American Legion Post 405 - you’d say otherwise.
Texas-Mexico border crisis triggers disaster declaration renewal
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - The surge of illegal border crossings at the Texas-Mexico border in May of 2021 prompted a disaster declaration in the state of Texas, a measure that continues to be in effect to this day. Governor Greg Abbott renewed the declaration earlier this year, encompassing 58 counties, with Webb County among them.
BTH: UISD Board looks to move past superintendent investigation, 2024 election cycle officially begins
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - After months of going back and forth, the UISD Board of Trustees made it official. The board voted to finalize the termination of Superintendent David Gonzalez. It comes after Gonzalez was placed on leave with pay in August following allegations of ongoing sexual harassment and retaliation...
Trevino voted Driscoll Children's Hospital Caller-Times High School Athlete of the Week
A dominating performance on the mound pushed Hebbronville's Sonny Trevino to be voted the Driscoll Children's Hospital Caller-Times High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-24. The Hebbronville freshman struck out 16 in a one-hit shutout of Carrizo Springs, hitting .500 for the week and adding five stolen bases. Trevino received 12,563 of...
Second week of Early voting underway in Webb County
WEBB COUNTY, TX. (KGNS) - Webb County residents have just one more week to cast their ballots in early voting for the March primary election, with election officials releasing the latest numbers for the seventh day of early voting. A total of 1,553 people participated in early voting today, with...
KGNS+ Honors: Smiles From Heaven receives recognition
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - On Monday morning, KGNS+ honored Ray and Betsy Sanchez from Bella Strong—also known as the Smiles From Heaven organization. This organization was the second recipient of our KGNS+ Honors series, this time for February. Ray and Betsy started the organization a couple of months after...
Border Patrol helps catch eight immigrants in Rio Bravo
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station lent a helping hand to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a vehicle bailout incident in Rio Bravo. On February 18, agents caught eight immigrants hiding in a pickup truck. The immigrants lacking permanent legal...
Women builders set to showcase skills during Women Build Day
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County gears up once again to spotlight the prowess of women in building homes. Set against the backdrop of their empowering slogan, “Girls Play House, Women Build Them,” this year’s Women Build Day is slated for Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Early voting turnout reported by Webb County
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - As early voting enters its second day, citizens actively participate in the democratic process, with the Webb County Elections Office providing an overview of the turnout since Tuesday, February 20. A detailed breakdown reveals that in Webb County, 1,914 people voted for the Democratic ticket...
Local coalition provides free food and services in Webb County
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - Several families residing off Highway 359 were the beneficiaries of free food and informational services, thanks to the efforts of a local group. On Wednesday, February 21, the Creciendo Juntos Coalition organized a Health Service and Food Distribution Fair at the Border Flea Market. The event attracted people seeking guidance on various medical and social support programs.
Gov. Abbott reappoints Jed Brown as presiding officer of Webb County-City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority
LAREDO, Tx. (KGNS) - The local chairman of the Regional Mobility Authority is reappointed as presiding officer by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Governor Abbott announced that he has reappointed Jed Alton Brown as the presiding officer of the Webb County-City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority for a two-year term.
Human smuggler topples FedEx truck during police chase
A man facing human smuggling charges collided with a FedEx truck during a police pursuit in Webb County, Texas, on 8 February.Alejandro Prado-Rico, 20, was evading police when he crashed into the truck near an intersection, causing it to roll over and sit upside down on a road verge.Rico attempted to escape on foot and was eventually caught by police and arrested.The FedEx driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.Rico has been charged with five counts of smuggling of persons, two counts of smuggling of persons younger than 18 years old, evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest on foot, and reckless driving. Read More Water shoots into air as huge leak forces road closurePolice open fire after crowd charges aid truck at Gaza’s Rafah CrossingAlexei Navalny’s widow meets with European Council president in Brussels