Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend Platform

This is what's going on this Mother's Day weekend in Laredo.

First and foremost,  Loop 20 sucks.  I don't know how many needless deaths have resulted from that stretch of road, but another one was brought to the forefront in the trial of Elisa Garza who was drunk when she killed a young Derek Trevino.  Garza was sentenced to 18 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter.  I wish that would stop the scary accidents on that loop, but I won't hold my breath.

In an unrelated note, people do change from mugshots to court trials don't they?

Elsewhere in Laredo, TAMIU university is embroiled in a good ol' fashioned coach-student sex scandal.  The allegations being made against the women's softball coach, Scott Libby, first surfaced a few days ago when a player accused him of harassment and inappropriateness.  Well, in today's LMT, his players came to the coach's defense and cast doubts on his accuser.  We'll see how this transpires.

 In friendlier venues, there are musical acts in the Gateway City.  No, there will be no renditions of "El Pipiripau."  But that doesn't mean you can't break out your Tejano hat, heavy, gold chains, and silk-screened shirts to enjoy the weekend.
More importantly, as avid baseball fans, the mighty De Laredo Blog crew is anxiously awaiting the Lemurs Opening Day celebration in less than one week.  Come on, support your local politicos and buy a ticket!  They need to support their lavish lifestyles and fund family getaways to Washington, D.C. too!

Six days away.

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