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Library begins new season
LMTonline.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:08:28 -0500
The Laredo Public Library will begin a new season of school programs this week.

Laredoans eye ALS ice bucket challenge record
LMTonline.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:26 -0500
City of Laredo Councilman Roque Vela Jr. is joining the Laredo Lemurs and Uni-Trade Stadium to attempt to break the current record of simultaneous ALS ice bucket challenges after Thursday night’s game when the Lemurs take on the Amarillo Sox.

No jail for mom who hurt baby
LMTonline.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:06:07 -0500
A mother who fractured her 3-month-old daughter’s ribs was handed a three-year probated sentence Tuesday in the 341st District Court.

‘Don’t leave kids alone’
LMTonline.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:46:48 -0500
Authorities are recommending park-goers to take precautions in light of the drowning of a 13-year-old boy at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park on Tuesday, officials said.

Cuellar called ‘dirty denier’
LMTonline.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:46:48 -0500
A Laredo congressman running for re-election denied allegations made by a national nonprofit that his votes were influenced by contributions from the oil and gas industry.

Blood drive set for Tues.
LMTonline.com / Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:05:25 -0500
The Webb County Administrative Services Department is teaming up with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center to host a blood drive this week.

Pizza Hut restaurant catches fire
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:36:46 -0500
A fire ignited at the Pizza Hut at Guadalupe and Meadow on Thursday afternoon after a delivery truck took down a power line that landed on the restaurant’s roof.

Reminiscing on Labor Day
LMTonline.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:08:28 -0500
On this day, the national holiday of Labor Day, many take advantage of the long weekend to visit friends and relatives who have settled elsewhere within driving distance.

Crime fighters
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:36:46 -0500
UISD says it’s the first district in the nation to assign police officers to every elementary school campus.

Restoring history
LMTonline.com / Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:52:56 -0500
The Monument to the Founders has been temporarily moved to a Public Works Department warehouse in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

It’s not just Hello Kitty: Japan’s character craze
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:49:42 UT
In what is seen as the origin of Japanese manga, or comics, a set of 12th-century scroll paintings humorously portray frogs, rabbits and other animals in human activities, from sumo wrestling to temple worshipping. [...] to expressive American characters such as Mickey Mouse and Garfield, Hello Kitty doesn't show emotions, and the simplicity has attracted fans from children to street fashion devotees. Despite her cat-like ears and whiskers, she is a "cheerful girl with a gentle heart," says the official website of her theme park, Sanrio Puroland. In a bright yellow, stretchy bodysuit, the pear-fairy jumps up and down frantically and talks in a rapid-fire, high-pitched voice, shouting "nashi!" (pear) at the end of each sentence. The "relaxing bear" is usually seen lounging on a yellow bean bag, sometimes nibbling on snacks, demonstrating an ultimate stress-free lifestyle. The roommate of a 25-year-old female office worker, Rilakkuma's gentle words such as "sleep and reset" and "let's worry when that happens" have been compiled in a series of popular books, serving as remedies for stressed-out Japan. A chubby yellow mutant rodent, Pikachu is the most popular of more than 400 monsters in the Nintendo video game series Pokemon. The series started in 1996 as a pair of game titles for hand-held player Game Boy, and has evolved into playing cards, animation, video games and movies. Pikachu makes frequent public appearances in Japan, especially during summer school break. Besides the theme cafe in Tokyo's fashionable Roppongi Hills shopping complex, hundreds of Pikachus swarmed into Yokohama in mid-August in a "Pikachu outbreak" event.

Mystery Texas baton twirlers baffle state archivists
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:31:00 UT

Do you know these twirlers?

A mystery video showing some of the state's most talented baton twirlers has emerged and archivists want your help to try and identify them.

The 1950s footage was found in a collection at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, so far all that is known about is that it was filmed at an apparent baton twirling summer camp known as "Ranch-O-Twirl."

Repairs force hours change
LMTonline.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:05:19 -0500
Beginning next week, the Laredo Public Library will undergo renovations, which will affect its hours of operation.

Architect chosen for proposed county jail
LMTonline.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:05:19 -0500
Though the county lacks a funding source, Webb County commissioners selected an architect for the proposed new county jail during Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting.

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