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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Plummeting peso hurts Texas border economy

The Mexican peso is well below its exchange rate against the dollar compared to a year ago, and store owners on the border are bracing for a prolonged drought of Mexican shoppers. In some cities that could mean a loss of up to 45 percent of business.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New leaders hope to burnish Laredo’s checkered image

After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

After ex-mayor’s death, silence and suspicion in Nuevo Laredo

Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

City council approves Time Warner agreement

The San Marcos City Council approved a settlement agreement Tuesday night with Time Warner Cable to digitize Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Jones leads Bobcats to tourney win in Laredo

The men's golf team at Texas State rallied to defeat a tough field, capturing the Border Olympics last week in Laredo for its first tournament win of the season. Alastair Jones finished fourth overall for the Bobcats,...

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