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  Laredo, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north bank of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo), across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Laredo is one of the oldest border crossing points along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the nation's busiest inland port.
Laredo is at the southern end of Interstate 35, which spans from Duluth, Minnesota, to Laredo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laredo,_Texas   (698 words)

 LAREDO - LoveToKnow Article on LAREDO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Among the principal buildings are the U.S. Government Building, the City Hall and the County Court House; and the citys institutions include the Laredo Seminary (1882) for boys and girls, the Mercy Hospital, the National Railroad of Mexico Hospital and an Ursuline Convent.
Laredo is a jobbing centre for trade between the United States and Mexico, and is a sub-port of entry in the Corpus Christi Customs District.
Laredo was named from the seaport in Spain, and was founded in 1767 as a Mexican town; it originally included what is now Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and was long the only Mexican town on the left bank of the river.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LAREDO.htm   (502 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: LAREDO, TX
Laredo continued to witness the marching of troops during the period of hostilities between Texans and Mexicans in the 1840s.
The population of Laredo rose from 3,521 in 1880 to 13,429 by 1900.
The population of Laredo increased from 22,710 in 1920, to 39,274 in 1940, 60,678 in 1960, and 122,899 in 1990.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/hdl2.html   (2232 words)

 Leading American pianist Ruth Laredo, a Detroit native, dies at 67
Laredo was known for the charismatic mix of fiery emotion, mercurial temperament, secure technique and intellectual grounding she brought to a wide variety of repertoire, including music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Scriabin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, de Falla, Barber and Rorem.
Laredo left Detroit to study with the renowned pianist and pedagogue Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, graduating in 1960.
Laredo married violinist Jaime Laredo in 1960, from whom she was divorced in 1976.
www.freep.com /news/obituaries/laredo27e_20050527.htm   (914 words)

 Laredo, Texas and Laredo Discount Hotel Reservations.
Laredo was established in 1755 as part of the province of Nuevo Santander.
Until Laredo was accorded the status of villa in 1767, fifteen leagues of land granted to the community were held in common.
The population of Laredo increased from 3,500 in 1880 to 13,500 in 1900.
www.texasescapes.com /SouthTexasTowns/LaredoTexas/LaredoTexas.htm   (649 words)

Bishop Verdaguer chose to reside in Laredo because of its Hispanic and Catholic culture.
The people of Laredo generously offered their homes as refuge for many clergy and religious who were expelled, exiled or fled the country.
Laredo is the fifteenth diocese in the state of Texas.
www.dioceseoflaredo.org /History/history.html   (1157 words)

 AllRefer.com - Laredo, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Laredo has close economic ties with its large sister city in Mexico : Nuevo Laredo : with which it is linked by two international bridges.
Laredo, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and American frontier influences, grew as a post on the road to San Antonio and other Texas cities.
Laredo's growth was aided by the arrival of the railroads (1880s), the development of irrigated farming, the discovery of oil and natural gas, and the opening (1936) of a highway to Mexico City.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Laredo.html   (354 words)

 Laredo Market Report: Employment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo also had a reduction in the unemployment rate from June to July of this year by.3 percent, and mirrored the state drop from the same time last year from 7.3 percent to 6.2 percent this year.
Laredo's unemployment rate was the lowest among border metropolitan areas in 2004: 5.9 percent compared to 7.4 percent for El Paso, 8.4 percent for McAllen, and 11.2 percent for Brownsville.
Laredo's unemployment rate rose from 6.4 percent in January to 7.1 percent for February 2004, even though the unemployment rate in Texas declined for the same period.
www.recenter.tamu.edu /mreports/Laredo8.asp   (2411 words)

 Laredo Morning Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Laredo Football Holdings group that owns the af2 franchise held a contest to name the team that was open to the public.
Laredo Football Holdings reports that thousands of names were submitted but the name the "Law" stood out.
Laredo will have a common rival with the Rio Grande af2 expansion team that is also set to begin play this season at the Dodge Arena.
www.enlaredo.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10630197   (418 words)

 Ruth Laredo, Classical Pianist - "America's First Lady of the Piano"
Laredo is survived by their daughter, Jennifer Laredo, who lives in London with her husband, the cellist Paul Watkins, and by a granddaughter.
Laredo, who divorced the violinist Jamie Laredo in the 1970s, is survived by her daughter, Jennifer, who is married to cellist Paul Watkins, and a granddaughter.
Laredo, a 3-time Grammy nominated artist known for her recordings of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, took an active part in the festival program, performing both as soloist and chamber music player and conducting a master class for Russian students.
www.ruthlaredo.com   (1274 words)

 Laredo Page
Laredo, the only city to serve under 7 flags, is one of the fastest growing cosmopolitan cities in the U.S with a population of over 200,000 people.
This cultural fusion is reflected in every fold of life in Laredo, be it food, dance, or language.
Laredo has an international airport and is well connected through interstate bus lines too.
www.tamiu.edu /intlstu/laredo.htm   (567 words)

 Laredo, Texas (Cities)
In Webb County, Laredo is located southwest of San Antonio on I-35 / US 83, US 59, and Hwy 359 on the banks of the Rio Grande River and on the Mexico border.
Founded by a group of Spaniards in 1755, Laredo claims to be the oldest independent city in the state of Texas.
Laredo attractions include the Heritage Trolley Tour of Historic Laredo and the Laredo Center for the Arts, among others.
www.ohwy.com /tx/l/laredo.htm   (165 words)

 BTS | Laredo, Texas—Land Gateway
Laredo, Texas, is our nation’s second busiest land gateway by value of imports and exports transported across the border by highways, railroads, and pipelines.
Laredo is a major gateway for both export and imports, with inbound shipments accounted for 59 percent and outbound shipments 41 percent of the value of freight handled by its land ports in 2003.
Laredo’s international bridge crossings handled over 1.4 million incoming truck crossings in 2003, more than double the 668,000 crossings in 1994 (figure 1).
www.bts.gov /publications/americas_freight_transportation_gateways/highlights_of_top_25_freight_gateways_by_shipment_value/port_of_laredo   (530 words)

 Laredo Market Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo, the principal port of entry into Mexico, is often called the "Gateway to Mexico" and "the city under seven flags." Located in South Texas along the Rio Grande, Laredo's importance as an integral part of international trade has increased as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Laredo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a population of almost 200,000, while Nuevo Laredo on Mexico's side of the border has a population of more than 660,000.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Laredo MSA was one of the fastest growing areas in the nation during the 1990s.
recenter.tamu.edu /mreports/Laredo.html   (154 words)

 City of Laredo - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo, Texas, is located on the north bank of the historical Rio Grande River (or Rio Bravo, as it is known in Mexico).
Laredo is the U.S. principal port of entry into Mexico, located on the Pan American Highway that stretches from Canada into Central and South America.
The City of Laredo is the largest city in the County of Webb.
www.cityoflaredo.com /geography.html   (236 words)

 Laredo Texas News and Calendar
The Laredo Community College Upward Bound program is accepting applications from 8th, 9th and 10th grade students from area schools to join the college prep program.
Laredo Community College is accepting applications for admission to its Associate Degree Nursing-Transition Track and ADN Generic program.
The Laredo Community College Palomino baseball team plays a conference doubleheader against the University of Texas at Brownsville at noon at the Doc Sanchez Field on the north side of the LCC campus.
laredocalendar.com /article_detail.cfm?id=122   (2611 words)

 Jaime Laredo - Biography
In May 1959, at the age of seventeen, Mr Laredo won first prize in the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, becoming the youngest winner in the history of this prestigious competition.
In the summer of 1996, amongst extensive tours of recitals and orchestral engagements with the Trio, he appeared at major summer festivals and conduct concerts with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
The 1996-97 season saw Jaime Laredo conduct/play with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Orchestra in Ottawa, the St Louis, New World, and Dallas Symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Brandenburg Ensemble on a nationwide tour.
www.sonyclassical.com /artists/laredo/bio.html   (950 words)

 CNN - Laredo mostly spared, but new Texas flood crest expected - August 27, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
LAREDO, Texas (CNN) -- After rising throughout Wednesday evening, the Rio Grande was holding steady Thursday morning at 35 feet above normal, about 5 feet below the anticipated flood crest.
While much of Laredo was spared serious damage, the bloated river rolled on its path of destruction toward two communities on the outskirts of town, where people were told to leave home if they wanted to survive the flood's fury.
In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, bottled water was being handed out to residents because the city's water plant wasn't operating.
www.cnn.com /WEATHER/9808/27/texas.flooding.01   (709 words)

 Laredo on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo has close economic ties with its large sister city in Mexico—Nuevo Laredo—with which it is linked by two international bridges.
After the Texas Revolution its ownership remained in doubt until the southern boundary of Texas was established by the Mexican War; during that period the city was the capital of the “Republic of the Rio Grande”; (the capitol building, erected in 1755, still stands).
Laredo National Bancshares and Federal Reserve Reach Settlement With One Another.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/l/laredo.asp   (766 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: LAREDO AIR FORCE BASE
Laredo Air Force Base, formerly Laredo Army Air Field, was on U.S. highways 59 and 81 near Laredo in Webb County.
The field became inactive in late 1945, and the property reverted to the city of Laredo, which used it as a municipal airport in 1950.
The base was reactivated and renamed Laredo Air Force Base in April 1952 to provide basic flight training for jet pilots, including pilot trainees from twenty-four countries.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/qbl2.html   (211 words)

 classical music - andante - pianist ruth laredo, 67, succumbs to cancer
When the Detroit-born pianist Ruth Laredo was barely into her teens and studying with a local maverick teacher named Edward Bredshall, he would often lay a trap for his precocious student by throwing dense and difficult 20th-century scores by Bartók, Prokofiev and Stravinsky in front of her.
Laredo was born Ruth Meckler on November 20, 1937.
The family asks that donations be made to the Ruth Laredo Fund at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, 20300 Civic Center, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=25556   (955 words)

 LAREDO WILDCATS BASKETBALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo Wildcats fall short in overtime to capture 2nd place in the South Texas Hoops Summer Showdown in San Antonio, Tx.
In another note, as per USSSA State ranking, the Laredo Wildcats are ranked 4th in the State and 56th in the Nation.
The Laredo Wildcats are considered a non-profit organization and have established an account at the Laredo National Bank for organizational andaccountability purposes.
www.infosports.com /laredowildcats   (426 words)

 Nuevo Laredo on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nuevo Laredo has been one of the many Mexican cities affected by an influx of foreign capital, primarily due to the establishment of foreign-owned industrial plants, known as maquiladoras.
Founded in 1755, the city was part of Laredo until the end of the Mexican War in 1848.
Nuevo Laredo played a role in the Mexican revolution of 1910 and was burned extensively in 1914.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NuevoL1ar.asp   (352 words)

 Laredo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo, TX (June 10, 2003) —; The Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Louis, has signed a letter of intent to transfer ownership of Mercy Health Center in Laredo, Texas, to Community Health Systems of Brentwood, Tennessee.
Net proceeds from the sale of the hospital will be used to establish and initially fund Mercy Ministries of Laredo, which will serve a variety of community needs in areas such as primary healthcare, social services, education and advocacy.
An ambulatory care center in north Laredo, as well as other properties throughout Laredo and the surrounding region, will be included in the sale.
www.smhs.com /news/releases/ownershipoflaredo.asp   (779 words)

 AllRefer.com - Laredo, Texas (TX) (Webb County) - (city) - Facts and Information
Laredo has close economic ties with its large sister city in Mex., Nuevo Laredo (“New Laredo,” 1990 pop.
Laredo, a blend of Span., Mex., and Amer.
Laredo's growth was aided by the arrival of the RR (1880s), the development of irrigated farming, the discovery of oil and natural gas, and the opening (1936) of a highway to Mexico city.
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/L/L02051-laredo.html   (394 words)

 TIME.com - The New Frontier
There are five reasons why the twin cities of Laredo are booming.
Laredo banks are open 7 to 7 daily, including Sundays.
In the cool morning air, the shoppers come, older men and women from Nuevo Laredo, walking across the downtown bridge, passing through the Customs hall, waving their crossing cards.
www.time.com /time/covers/1101010611/fbridge.html   (998 words)

 Laredo, Texas Visitors Guide - Laredo CVB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laredo, Texas, which traces its beginning back through 250 years, is located on the U.S./Mexico border, just 150 miles southwest of San Antonio and 150 miles north of Monterrey, Mexico.
Long known as the Gateway to Mexico, Laredo, Texas sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, just across the river from its sister city Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Visitors enjoy the convenience of being able to park in downtown Laredo and walk to the tourist district in Nuevo Laredo.
www.visitlaredo.com   (175 words)

 Emails from my Pals from Laredo Texas
I have not been back to Laredo in over 4 years, I had a friend go back a month ago for her grandmother's funeral and she told me alot has changed.
My memories of Laredo in 1968...Being a 13 year old military brat at the time I found myself in a new town in 1968.Dad was transferred from Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois to Laredo, Texas.
Laredo has good people that are always willing to help those in need.
www.mi-vida-loca.com /mividaemails.htm   (3026 words)

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