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Monika - Meine Grosse Liebe Wohnt In Amsterdam has the distinction of flying seven flags the Flag of the Republic of the Rio Grandewhich is now the flag of the city, in addition to the Six Flags of Texas.
Founded inBetween The Lines - Hilde Heltberg - For Every Love Theres A Song grew from a village to the capital of the brief Republic of the Rio Grande to the largest inland Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo on the Mexico—United States border.
Laredo's economy is based on international trade with Mexico. Many major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo. The city is on the southern end of I which makes it close to the manufacturers in northern Mexico. It has four international bridges and one railway bridge. According to the censusthe city population was , making it the tenth-most populous city in the state of Texas and third-most populated on the Mexico—United States borderafter San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas.
Because Laredo is When economic, household and social diversity are considered, Laredo is the 19th-least diverse of the largest cities in the nation.
The biggest festival, Washington's Birthday Celebrationis held during the later Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo of January and the majority of February, attracting hundreds of thousands Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo tourists. A referendum was taken in the town, which voted to petition the American military government in charge of the area to return the town to Mexico. When this petition was rejected, many who had been in the area for generations, moved across the river into Mexican territory, where they founded Nuevo Laredo.
Many others, especially original land Far Away (DJ Sims Hardcore Mix) - Pulp Shock - Far Away on the north side of the Rio Grande River remained, becoming Texans in the process.
Laredo was rechartered as a city in Laredo Pawn Shop Products - Universal Inner Circle - Back Room Beats And Cheap Mics one of the oldest crossing points along the Mexico—United States borderand the nation's largest inland port of entry.
InLaredo celebrated the th anniversary of its founding. The origin of name of the original Spanish town of Laredo is unclear. Some scholars say the name stems from Glaretum which means "sandy, rocky place".
Others state Laredo stems from a Basque word meaning "beautiful pastures". Inthe Plaza Theater Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo in downtown Laredo, but it closed inwhen the municipal government purchased the property from United Artists. Inthe Laredo City Council authorized a feasibility study to determine what use the old theater might yet have. Ina consultant recommended converting the Plaza into a multi-purpose performing arts center, with dance recitals, concerts, live theater, and occasional films.
Inthe city received an economic development grant for renovation of the Plaza. Byrenovations were made to the theater marquee and blade design. Ina public-private partnership was attempted by two Laredo businessmen, Danny Lopez, Jr.
Inthe city council authorized the solicitation of private entities and non-profit organizations to operate the theater.
The council is also seeking input from architects for the concept and design of renovations to the structure. InLaredo faced a devastating Rio Grande flood, when the water reached According to Laredo historian Jerry D. Several downtown businesses had to remove their merchandise inventory or risk losing it to the rising waters. The flood caused the relocation of the Holding Institute. The international bridge was destroyed when it was struck by the floating railroad bridge, which had been hit by the debris of another bridge in Eagle Pass up the river.
Photos of the flood by Teofilo Esquivel, Sr. According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of The area consists of a few hills and flat land covered with grasses, oaks, and mesquite. The lake is acres 1. Several man-made reservoirs include Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo San Ildefonso Creek Lake second-largest reservoirand the Sombrerillito Creek Lake third-largest reservoir.
Laredo's climate is semiarid with hot temperatures in the summer and mild temperatures during the winter. Moisture from the Pacific is cut off by the Mexican mountain range. Because of its geographic location, Laredo's weather can range from long periods of heat to sudden, violent storms in a short period of time. Although snowfall is rare in Laredo, it occurred most recently on Christmas Eve 1.
As Laredo sometimes undergoes drought, a water conservation ordinance was implemented in Laredo had 4. As of theLaredo is the 81st-most populous city in the United States and the 10th-largest in Texas.
According to the census    there wereinhabitants in the city. According to the U. Censusthe racial composition of Laredo was:. According to respondents' self-identification on the Census, the vast majority of Laredo's population is ethnically Hispanic of any racewith Some 4.
In the estimate, there were 99, males andfemales. The average household contained 3. The population density was 2, Of the 60, households, 56, or About Around The average household size was 3.
The city's population is distributed as The median age was Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo years. For every females, there Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo For every females age 18 and over, there were A study released in by the Martin Prosperity Institute of the University of Toronto in Canada showed Laredo as the most "economically segregated" smaller metro area in the United States.
The wealthy tend to congregate in enclaves and gated communities, such as Plantation, Regency, Lakeside, Winfield, and Alexander Estates. Most of the poor inhabit neighborhoods known for overall and long standing poverty, particularly in the southern portion of the city. Mayor Pete Saenzhowever, said development is underway downtown and in The Heights neighborhood, once the city's most affluent residential area. There are no de facto Anglo and African-American neighborhoods.
InLaredo was ranked the safest city in Texas Various - Country Roads motorists and the 14th safest nationally. Inthe violent crime rate in Laredo dropped to perinhabitants, according to www. The violent crime rate in Dallas was perinhabitants.
In Houston it was perinhabitants. In the San Antonio Express-News reported the number of Mexican shoppers has declined due to drug war-related violence in Nuevo Laredo. More than 47 percent of United States international trade headed for Mexico and more than 36 percent of Mexican international trade crosses through the Laredo Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo of entry.
As a major player in international trade, the Laredo area benefited from passage of the North American Free Trade Agreementwhich has encouraged trade. Retail sales attract shoppers from Northern Mexico and South Texas. There are dozens of Midnight Gambler - C.C. Catch - 80s Disco Hits centers. The Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo of Laredo Urban Mall is an association created by businesses on Iturbide Street in the San Agustin historical district to beautify and renovate the area, which has a pedestrian scale.
Laredo has increased the number of non-agricultural jobs from 55, in January to 86, in October InLaredo experienced a job growth rate of 2. As of Octoberthe Laredo unemployment rate was 4. Many large employers in the oil and gas industries shut down operations in Laredo and across Texas, and shifted to foreign countries.
The same effect occurred in the garment industry Levis and Haggar along the Texas border area. Laredo lost its only garment-producing company Barrycosting the jobs of about workers. Laredo's strong job growth rate in retail and transportation services limited the adverse effects of long-term unemployment from the few massive layoffs of the late s.
Laredo's success with international trade is also a vulnerability; it depends on changes to Mexico's economy, that status of immigration laws along with daily border crossings: shoppers and commercial tradeand terrorism. The gender pay gap in Laredo increased 25 percent between and Only the wealthy city of Frisco in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplexhad a greater pay gap within Texas than did Laredo.
According to census reports, Laredo has a 30 percent rate of poverty. Laredo households headed by women with children under the Ninety Nine - Sonny Boy Williamson II* - Nine Below Zero of eighteen have a 51 percent poverty rate.
It is the largest annual celebration of its kind in the United States, withattendees. The first celebration was a success, and its popularity grew rapidly; in it received its state charter. Inthe celebration held its first colonial pageant, which featured 13 girls from Laredo, representing the 13 original colonies.
The celebration includes parades, a carnival, an air show, fireworks, live concerts, and a citywide prom during which many of Laredo's elite dress in very formal attire. Jamboozie is held in late January in downtown Laredo as part of the Washington Birthday Laredo - USA/MEXICO - Laredo. Similar to New Orleans' Mardi Grasthe Jamboozie is a colorful event, with many people dressed in beads, masks, and flamboyant outfits.
A march, organized by the local League of United Latin American Citizensis held downtown the last Saturday morning of March to remember Chavez for United Farm Workerswhich in the s and s organized migrant laborers to obtain improved working conditions.
What was once the Capitol building now showcases memorabilia from the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande. It displays pictures, books, and furniture from the 19th century Laredo area, and offers guided tours for school-age children and adults year-round. Because of this Republic, Laredo had flown seven flags instead of the traditional Six Flags over Texas. The Laredo Center for the Arts  is in downtown Laredo. Martinez Gallery.
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