Laredo, TX

Elderly man injured in accident on Saunders

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Authorities are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that sent an elderly man to the hospital. The accident happened on Monday at around 7:49 a.m. at the 2300 block of East Saunders. When fire crews arrived, they found a man in his 60s unresponsive with multiple injuries. He was...
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Laredo Police Department hiring for Texas Anti-Gang Center

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - If you are looking to join the police force, the Laredo Police Department is hiring for a new department. The police department has announced its new Texas Anti-Gang Center as part of its commitment to protect the community of Laredo. The center will serve as a...
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Man wanted for burglary of a vehicle arrested

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A man wanted for burglary of a vehicle is caught and arrested. On Thursday Laredo Police arrested 35 year old Noe Armando Garcia. He was found at a home on the 2500 block of Edward Lane. Authorities say the investigation began in August when an attempted...
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Local DACA recipient follows his dreams and defies the odds

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - In this week’s segment of Making a difference, we speak with a DACA recipient who shares the challenges and struggles he has faced while attempting to reach his ultimate dream. Gabriel Chavez was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and when he was three years old,...

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Laredo

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Laredo: 1. 1019 E Calton Rd (956) 723-4800; 2. 3527 Jaime Zapata Memorial Hwy (956) 717-1515; 3. 709 Guadalupe St (956) 723-2911; 4. 2310 E Saunders St 956-724-1141; 5. 1301 Guadalupe St 956-724-1126; 6. 4801 San Dario Ave 956-725-0171;
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Laredo parents hopeful, wary of vaccinating their children

Last week, parents of young children between the ages of 5-11 years of age woke up to hopeful news that their children may soon be able to be recipients of one of the COVID-19 vaccines currently on the market. Pfizer-BioNTech announced last Monday its vaccine is safe and effective for...
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Zapata Sheriff's find man in the country illegally

The Zapata County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday that two men were detained after a traffic stop on US 83. Authorities said that deputies were working Operation Stonegarden — an effort described by Homeland Security as cooperation among Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol and local, tribal, territorial, state and Federal law enforcement agencies to fund investments in join efforts to secure the country’s borders.

LMC to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for infusion center

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A local medical center is unveiling its newest facility today. On Monday morning, LMC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Infusion center. The center has been relocated to a larger space at the hospitals main campus to provide patients...

LISD to have staff development Monday; no classes

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Just a reminder to LISD parents, there are no classes for students on Monday, September 27th. The district says it will be having staff development training. Throughout the day, LISDD employees will attend various training sessions. The session will be held at various locations and campuses throughout...
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Cigarroa's Deaf Coffee Chat made possible by students

Dozens of students took the time to gather at the Cigarroa High School Library on Friday. Barely a word was spoken, but the conversation was non stop. Cigarroa High School is the Regional Day Program for Deaf Education in South Texas. The high school services students from LISD, UISD, Zapata, Webb Consolidated and Jim Hogg Consolidated and has been like that for years. And Friday, Cigarroa’s 60 American Sign Language students gathered with those who require deaf education for a Deaf Coffee Chat.

Dr. Hochman Funds Twentieth Annual Education Grant

Laredo, Texas – In an effort to enhance the public education of Laredoans, Dr. Michael A. Hochman, the local retina surgeon and ophthalmologist, has endowed monies to fund The Twentieth Annual Rochelle and Sidney Hochman Educational Support Grant, available for local public-school teachers in both the Laredo Independent School District and the United Independent School District. The endowment is designed to benefit the learning experience of Laredo students by providing teachers with an additional resource for classroom needs essential to the learning process. Ten thousand dollars has been earmarked for local teachers in both school districts for the current school year.

Daughter updated as a child is reunited with her mother

This story is just amazing. I didn't mention it in the video but Jacqueline's abductor was her own father, Pablo Hernandez, who took her from home and is still being looked for. What are your thoughts about this incredible story? Sources: <a href=""></a>/

Penguins in Japan enjoy new hut

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Penguins at an aquarium in central Japan have something new to look forward to. They regularly take walks to a nearby field to get some exercise. But the area had only a simple structure of just pillars and a roof where the aquatic birds can hide in a shade.

Pet of the Week: Bobo

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - In this week’s edition of Pet of the Week, Bobo is looking for a forever home with someone special. Cynthia Gutierrez, with the Laredo Animal Protective Society, came on to explain the story of Bobo, today’s furry friend. According to those who know him best, Bobo...

Help clear the shelters this weekend!

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - This weekend animal lovers are invited to clear the shelters by either adopting or fostering a pet!. Every year KGNS teams up with local animal shelters to take part in the national movement. The campaign seeks to spread awareness for responsible pet ownership and adoption. Everyone...

Win a chance to ride the Nutmobile!

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Planters Peanuts is giving one lucky winner the chance to ride its Nutmobile!. The 26-foot-long peanut on wheels is now located on Waterfront property in Duluth, Minnesota. It costs $3.50 to rent which is the same price as a jar of Planters Peanuts. But there’s only...

Pet of the Week: Marley

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Clear the shelters may be this weekend, but you don’t need to wait until then to adopt a dog!. In this week’s Pet of the Week, Marley is looking for a new companion!. Sadly this five-year-old pooch was surrendered by her owners after they could no...

Tiny puppy gets new leash on life

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A tiny puppy is walking tall after veterinary experts helped correct a rare condition. Veterinary professionals in Oklahoma gave this little pooch born with upside-down front paws a new leash on life!. Doctors at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine came into possession of...

Good News: Kids on Bikes and Farm Animals vs. a Hawk

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds. 1. In 2007, a six-year-old girl from Florida was abducted by her father three days before Christmas. He took her to Mexico, and the mom never saw her again, until last week after the girl tracked the mom down on social media.