Dressed for Christmas
On Wednesday night, when “Diamond Don” Rainey and train crew members went to fire up the newly refurbished steam engine, they were disappointed to find that “it steams, but won’t go,” the Historic Jef
Study: Windowless office could have negative health effects
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:39:00 UT
Police ask for help with liquor store incident
Laredo police recently released surveillance footage showing a man stealing about $1,200 worth of liquor from a business.
Local non-profit Bethany House, 819 Hidalgo St., hosted its 34th annual Thanksgiving Day meal, feeding more than 1,200 of Laredo’s indigent, homeless, elderly and disabled.
Major West Texas lake could become multi-million-dollar mud hole
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:07:00 UT
99 busted in Houston prostitution sting
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:50:00 UT
Twenty-three alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers have been arrested in a three-week sex trafficking sweep by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Shift hours could change
A portion of Laredo’s law enforcement will temporarily emulate the increasing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide that have shifted to some variant of a compressed work week schedule.
Both LCC campuses to host posadas
Start your holiday season off right by joining Laredo Community College for the 13th annual Traditional Mexican Posadas on Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning in front of the Harold R. Yeary Library courtyard at the Fort McIntosh Campus and on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the South Campus Courtyard.
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. Analysts believe the economy is maintaining momentum in the current quarter, with a big fall in gas prices expected to bolster consumer spending. Business spending on equipment grew at a 7.2 percent rate in the third quarter, and residential construction grew at a 1.8 percent rate. Much of the optimism for the economy going forward stems from the strength of job growth, which has lowered the unemployment rate to a six-year low of 5.9 percent. The additional workers should translate into more income and consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. [...] they viewed the Fed's statement as a warning that if the economy strengthened more than expected in coming months, rate hikes could start occurring sooner than investors think.
Kemah Boardwalk bustles with activity
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:19:52 UT
Recently named one of the top 10 American Boardwalks by ForbesTraveler.com, Kemah is the ultimate place to eat, shop and play, boasting an estimated 3 million visitors annually to its half-mile-long boardwalk along the landscaped waterfront property. Throughout the year, the Kemah Boardwalk hosts special seasonal events, festivals, live entertainment and fireworks displays, most of which are free and open to the community. Additional rides include the Aviator, Jungle Bounce, Balloon Wheel, 65-foot Century Ferris wheel, 140-foot Drop Zone, Double Decker carousel, Pharaoh's Fury, the Boardwalk Tower, the Red Baron and Wipeout.
ACTS OF THANKSGIVING
More than 1,110 meals were given out and delivered to hungry and thankful residents Thursday as part of Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Thanksgiving lunch.
Choir students rehearse for Christmas programs
Jennifer Peeler lines up her choir students at Jefferson Junior High School in rows of chairs by sections and gives instructions on how to sit and what song to look for.
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