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.
Roots Recovery Center reports progress in substance abuse treatment
WEBB COUNTY, Tex. (KGNS) - The Laredo/Webb County Drug and Alcohol Commission got together for an update on the Roots Recovery Center on Wednesday, February 21. Since opening its doors, staff at the detox center have been reaching out to individuals on their waiting lists, extending an invitation to embark on their journey to recovery. Notably, one person has completed the detoxification process for alcohol and crack cocaine, while two others have been admitted for treatment.
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...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $2.91 in Freer as of 2024-02-20. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
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.
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
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.
UIL Girls Basketball Playoffs: Aransas Pass defeats San Diego in playoff thriller
Jocelyn Cole's belief that Aransas Pass had all the pieces necessary to make it back to the regional tournament never faltered — even after the departure of four seniors during the offseason. Cole took it upon herself to carry the torch in her final high school season, and the...
RSTEF Makes South Texas Industry Ready
The Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation has awarded $2.4 million to eight non-profit South Texas educational and workforce development organizations. The 501(c)3 nonprofit focuses on postsecondary education and workforce development to help residents attain vocational trade certifications and/or degrees for in-demand professions, thus improving the region’s economic conditions and quality of life.
Basketball Game Preview: San Diego Vaqueros vs. Aransas Pass Panthers
The San Diego Vaqueros's road trip will continue as they head out to face the Aransas Pass Panthers at 6:30 p.m. on February 20th. One thing working in San Diego's favor is that they have posted big point totals in their last four matchups. San Diego extended their postseason success...
New Webb County Sheriff’s Office building to come equipped with real time crime center
Webb County, TX . (KGNS) - The new office space for the Webb County Sheriff’s Office has experienced some minor setbacks but Sheriff Cuellar said it’s important that the new building is completed as soon as possible. Sheriff Cuellar said the new building will come equipped with a...
Early voting begins for Webb County voters
WEBB COUNTY, TX (KGNS) - Early voting starts on Tuesday, February 20, for the primary election. Candidates are rallying to ensure they win their party seat to face off in November, and the countdown has started for primaries all across Texas. Many seats are up for grabs this election period...
City of Laredo, and Webb County offices closed for President’s Day
LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - In observance of President’s Day, both UISD and LISD students will not have classes; however, LISD will be having a staff development while UISD will have the day off. If you have any business with the City of Laredo, it will have to wait until...
McMullen County, TX High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 20
In McMullen County, Texas, there are exciting high school basketball matchups on the docket today. Info on how to watch them is available here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. McMullen County, Texas High School...
Annual Abrazo Ceremony kicks off WBCA festivities Saturday morning
LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - It was a big weekend for the Washington’s Birthday Celebration. The annual Abrazo Ceremony kicked things off Saturday morning at bridge two where traffic was temporarily halted. According to WBCA officials, the symbolism of walking the bridge from two different countries and meeting in the...
Webb County Sheriff’s Office receives new ballistic shields
WEBB COUNTY, TX (KGNS) - The Webb County Sheriff’s Office received some state-of-the-art equipment that will help protect the community during an emergency situation. The sheriff’s office received ballistic shields that can withstand high-caliber gunfire. The shields come with a video recording device, and a monitor, so that...
New ag barn at San Diego ISD
An agriculture project at San Diego Independent School District was officially unveiled to the community Monday, Feb. 12. But it's more than just a place to house animals.
Local school districts announce changes to class schedules for Friday and Monday
LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - School administrators across Webb County are informing parents and guardians about the school closures to keep in mind. Laredo ISD officials say there will be a staff development training for staff and faculty on Feb. 16 and on Monday, Feb. 19. Over at UISD, there will...
Webb County Commissioners meet to discuss the status of fairgrounds
WEBB COUNTY, TX (KGNS) - Webb County Commissioners met to discuss upgrades and renovations to the fairgrounds. On Friday, Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina spoke about some of the potential projects and ideas for the county fairgrounds. Judge Tijerina said the reason why the project has been delayed is due...
Texas baseball struggles on both sides of ball, falls to San Diego in extra innings
One out into the bottom of the 11th inning, redshirt junior catcher Kimble Schuessler popped a ball up to right center field. The ball was caught low and junior pinch hitter Caden Cummings left first base without tagging. The San Diego outfielder realized what happened and Cummings was thrown out at first, ending the game with a double play.