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South Side Traffic

I was driving home yesterday afternoon and I saw this mess. South Side Traffic sucks. It gets backed up pretty bad on the Zapata "AyWuey" (Hwy. 83). Everywhere in town now, traffic is growing. I miss the Laredo of 1990. Sigh.

Miles Austin: The Simple Man

DeLaredo Sports Columnist: Eduardo "Sam Adams" Light

Miles Austin: The Simple Man
The savior is here cheered the adoring crowds, the savior is here! Terrell Owens is a Dallas Cowboy! The missing piece of the Super Bowl puzzle is complete cried the crowds! As the press conference unveiled, next to Jerry Jones sat a man that would make Adonis himself envious, a freaky specimen of a man that would surely take the Boys back to the Promised Land. The season came and as Adonis stood on the sidelines, he sure did look good in his uniform and he sounded smooth and debonair when talking to the quote hungry media. A fan pleaser he surely was, well at least off the field that is. Once the games started, the controversy that followed him around the league was not far behind. Just throw me the ball Adonis would whine, but when they threw him the ball, he would drop it! So many times he dropped the ball that he actually led the entire league in dropped passes. Despite paying millions …

Laredo Jack-o-lantern

It seems as if Laredo is ready for the Halloween season. This one house that you see above has kept it simple but effective. The pumpkins are out and all sort of delicious treats are being prepared to be served this weekend as one of the best days of the year approaches. No fancy-smanchy ghosts and goblins are necessary to truly have fun this Halloween. Just remember kiddos, to check your candy and don't bite into an apple that has those pesky razors twinkling up your mouth. There will be plenty of trick-or-treating. I especially love the Nvo. Laredo crowd that crosses yearly to ask for candy. Gotta love this town.

The Asylum Haunted House

As most of you have seen, there is a haunted house over at the old Circuit City at Mall delNorte. The place has been getting rave reviews from everyone I've spoken with. I'll be there this weekend for sure. Here is a short video from CineDeLaredo that showcases the place. BTW, no I'm not on CineDeLaredo's payroll (jaja). For some reason, I've just been highlighting a lot of their work.

A-Rod: The Stud and the Dud

DeLaredois pleased to announce the arrival of our very own sports columnist,Eddie Light. You can look forward to reading his weekly sports columns where he will share his take on the sports world as seen through his espn-ish eyes. His very first entry can be read below.

A-Rod: The Stud and the Dud
It is easy for the casual observer to see what outstanding accomplishments A-Rod has attained on the baseball field. The youngest player in baseball history to reach the 500 homeruns, 12 time All-Star, 3 time MVP, 2 time Gold Glove winner and is widely considered the best all around player in the Majors. Despite all of these accomplishments A Rod has had his struggles. Mainly mental struggles that have caused him to seek professional therapy, added to his marriage problems that ended up causing him to divorce his wife and mother of his 2 children.
Although most notably for the sports fan is his psychological struggles that have been the most prevalent, especially in the MLB po…

Random Laredenses pt. 4

Pretty faces around Laredo. Look at the guy in the background, "Hey, you talking to me?" In any case, looks like everyone in town is having more fun than I am. Nimodo.com

Laredo Bridge 1950s

The 1950's, I'm sure, were a simpler time. Laredo was just a cozy city on the Tex-Mex border. People wouldn't lock their doors at night and vehicles wouldn't get stolen from the parking lot at Chilis. The above picture tells me so. No traffic at the bridge. You can come and go with ease. Try doing that today. Two hour bridge-line waits are common. Oh, to be in the 50's.

Feel the Magic

This is the same exact face and feeling my siblings and I would have each time we were dragged to visit our "abuelita". A feeling of absolute dread and boredom would engulf us. Sunday morning and abuelita visits were synonymous with each other. Now that I'm older, I have a different view on life. At least now I don't kick and scream each time I go visit my grandmother. Yeay for me.