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Laredo boxer recognized by Webb County

Jennifer Lozano’s triumph in the boxing ring was recognized by the Webb County Commissioners Court on Monday, where the 18 year old gave some insight into her training and how she felt about becoming a national champion. Cindy Liendo, Precinct 4 Commissioner, said that as an avid boxing fan, she...
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'Our efforts are working': Laredo officials laud COVID progress

As the Laredo area continues its slow return to the norm, the main COVID-19 metrics the area is following were all slightly up this week as officials discussed possible variants emerging in the area and vaccination progress. Officials from the City of Laredo and Webb County issued their latest weekly...
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Routine traffic stop leads to cash seizure

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -A routine traffic stop leads to the discovery of thousands of dollars in cash over the weekend. The Webb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Mario Borjas in the case. The incident happened on Sunday when sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-35 near mile marker 20.
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Webb County Water Utility fees could change

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - As necessary as water is, everybody still have to pay for it. With water services comes fees. Ten years is how long it’s been since the fees for Webb County Water Utilities have been changed. One commissioner says the county is losing money every year with...
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Sanitation workers to be treated with luncheon

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -The City of Laredo and Webb County are looking to give back to our sanitation workers with a special meal. On Thursday, officials with the city, county, and Texas Parks and Wildlife will host a special luncheon for our garbage men and women as part of Waste and Recycling Workers Week.
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Child drowns in south Laredo pool

A 1-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool over the weekend in the Santa Rita neighborhood, according to Laredo police. LPD identified the child as Isaac Armendarez. It appeared that the drowning was an accident, according to police. Laredo Fire Department crews responded to a child drowning report at about...
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Webb County recognizes Adoption Awareness Month

Despite foster care awareness month being in May, the Webb County Commissioners Court went forward with a proclamation for June 2021 as the month that recognizes the caring efforts of foster parents and the children within the system. As proclaimed on Monday, Adoption Awareness Month now presents an opportunity to...
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Traffic stop yields $22K in illicit money

The Webb County Sheriff’s Office seized $22,000 following a traffic stop reported on Sunday. A deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation on mile marker 20 of South Interstate 35. After speaking with the driver, a search of the vehicle yielded two bundles of suspected illicit money. “The...
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Webb County declares June as Elder Abuse Prevention month

June 2021 was proclaimed as Elder Abuse Prevention month by Webb County during their Commissioners Court meeting in an effort to encourage awareness and action against the abuse of elders throughout the county and beyond. Read by Judge Tano Tijerina, the proclamation highlighted the impact of the elder population and...
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Webb discusses $30K sponsorship for PONY League ahead of World Series

In response to the PONY World Series returning to Laredo, the commissioner’s court discussed a county sponsorship that included $30,000 toward the league’s organization in preparation for the tournament in the summer. The money was granted from the hotel/motel funds unanimously, but County Judge Tano Tijerina mentioned how rare it...
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Webb to discuss elder abuse and foster care program

The Webb County Commissioner’s court will hold a meeting Monday to discuss the possibility of proclaiming June 2021 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month and National Foster Care Month, discussing the PONY World Series’ upcoming event in Laredo and the possible purchase of new passenger buses. On June 15, 2006, the...
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Heritage Foundation invites public to remember

The Webb County Heritage Foundation will host a book signing with Wanda Garner Cash, author of “Pancho Villa’s Saddle at the Cadillac Bar” on Friday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum located at 810 Zaragoza St. A presentation by the author will take place at 6:30 p.m.
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Manadas Creek art mural unveiled at North Central Park

The City of Laredo and District VI Councilmember Dr. Marte Martinez proudly unveiled the “Manadas Creek: the Lifeblood of North Central Park” art mural at North Central Park on Thursday morning. The art installation was completed in collaboration with the City of Laredo Fine Arts and Culture Commission, Keep Laredo...
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Former taxi driver found guilty of assaulting passenger

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -A former taxi driver is found guilty of assaulting an elderly passenger. On Wednesday, the Webb County District Attorney’s Office reported a guilty verdict for Ricardo Jimenez who was charged with one count of aggravated assault. The incident happened on May 24 of 2019 at around 4...
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Man found guilty of aggravated assault

A man accused of beating up an elderly man in 2019 has been found guilty following a three-day trial, according to the Webb County District Attorney’s Office. A jury in the 49th District Court found Ricardo Jimenez guilty of aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury after 5 1/2 hours of deliberation. The jury heard testimony from the victim and Laredo police’s responding officers. The punishment phase will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday.
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Laredo sees rise in active COVID-19 cases after historic low

City of Laredo and Webb County leaders have confirmed 82 new positives and one new death in this week's COVID-19 update. The death confirmed today marks the 844th death of a Webb County resident since the emergence of the virus in Laredo. A male in his early 50s died on Tuesday, June 8. It marks the third consecutive death confirmed in the last two updates.
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Inmates at Webb County jail receive COVID-19 vaccine

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Inmates at our county jail are getting vaccinated for the coronavirus. On Wednesday Webb County Correctional Officers along with the National Guard were out vaccinating prisoners. The sheriff’s office says this is a noble cause that goes a long way and shows the support and care they...
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Webb County Sheriff’s Office receives new units

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -A local law enforcement agency received several new wheels on Wednesday. Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar announced the acquisition of 11 new Ford Explorers that were assigned to sheriff’s deputies. The new squad cars come equipped with touch screen, rear and front cameras with radar systems, better...