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"Lacking in Quality."


Lacking in Quality. - 10/15/2007
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Bp
Hebbronville, TX

There is no reason for anyone to move to Laredo, as much of its growth comes from the young Spanish population breeding and multiplying. English is spoken in Laredo but it’s Spanish that is understood. Trucking is the main business of Laredo since this town is situated at the terminus (end) of I35. Hotels are expensive because of the trucking culture and there really aren’t any tourist attractions. Crossing the border into Nuevo Laredo will bring you to a place of even less quality than Laredo on the American side of the Rio Bravo/Grande. This town is dirty and very hot most of the time but has a tiempo del frio (time of cold) maybe for a week or two late Dec-Jan. If you are not a trucker there is no reason whatsoever to come any further south than San Antonio on Hwy 35. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the Mexican Zeta gang that has cells operating in Laredo. They kill people. Laredo also has the usual annoying drunken bums sleeping under overpasses and begging on the corner. Lot’s of “growth”, construction to support the trucking and low paid support population. I have a service business and do well as who else would put up with this slimly sleazy low class no quality town. No English talk radio or decent real rock and roll station. I listen to CD’s a lot. Enough said, methinks but if you can’t take a hit and pass this way I’m the Anglo guy.

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Julio

re: Lacking in Quality. - 10/15/2007 - 2/22/2008
this guy is from a town that sucks even more balls


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Sandy

re: Lacking in Quality. - 10/15/2007 - 3/27/2009
let me start of by saying that laredoans do not breed and multiply, if you are used to seeing that in you little "one horse town", let me just tell you that we are not the at the same level of intellectaI! But,i do believe that Laredo is not a great place for tourists, exept if they want to get a taste of mexico without the acctual danger of leaving the US. I was born in Los Angels, CA but raised in laredo, for some wierd reason, friends would never believe me when i told them where i was born; because who would change a big city for a "boring" small city..RIGHT?.. WRONG!! I now attend college in one of the nicest sides of San Antonio(Alamo Hieghts).San Antonio is also a big city, and i love the city now as an "adult" but if i could go back and re-do my childhood, i would not have it anywhere else than LAREDO!! it has grown alot in these past years, but is still very much similar to when i was growing up which is not so many yrs ago (i am barley a so. in college). Laredo is small enough to not get lost and know alot of people and places across town, but big enough to not get so bored on the weekends and have different choices of recreation. aside from restaurants, the bowling alley, the mall, and parks; there is not much to do, that is why it is not a turist town but a great place to grow up in. and about the zetas... if you dont mess with things your not supposed to, you wont have any problem, even while crossing the border to mexico, atleast Nvo. Laredo, because Reynosa, MX is a tottaly different thing as i have heard here in college. so before you go taking into consideration what an "ANGLO" guy, from a even more boring town like hebbronville, has to say listen to our locals and take a tour of the town or just look it up online, YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT LAREDO MAY HAVE IN STOCK FOR YOU!!! by the way trucking is not the reason hotels are expensive, laredo just has really nice and luxurious hotels like the houses, did you know that housing in laredo is 3%more expensive than in San Antonio, not that its a bad thing! trucking may seem as the main job source in laredo just because it is a border city, but with that comes the inport and export like in any US border towns.and if you dont know spanish, you wont stand out, most laredoans make people feel welcome and help you learn a word or two, and its not spanish that we speak most; not even english for that mater... we speak the "style" or some may like to call it, the language of "TEX-MEX" :)


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shrek

re: Lacking in Quality. - 10/15/2007 - 2/27/2008
Well said. I concur.


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Bp

Lacks diversity - 12/21/2012

Laredo could be a better city if only it embraced a diverse population. It could grow into a beautiful and attrative if it did that and built the infrastructures that would attract just that. Two questions though: Are people ready to embrace it? What is the city doing to attract others to relocate and stay here?

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Bp

Lacks diversity - 12/21/2012

Laredo could be a better city if only it had more cultural/ethnic diversity.

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Steven
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Shopping - 7/18/2012

It is a good place to shop. Plenty of variety.

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Jorge
Laredo, TX

no family parks or recreations - 7/26/2011

Other than the local Casa Blanca State park, there are little to no parks to take a family for fun. The local council people believe that a simple cookout,a yearly event or seasonal sports is enough for the peopleof this city to enjoy throughout the year. This city has no idea how much income and tourist it would attract if it build a local Water park center. The temperature here is always in the warm range that it could stay open almost year round. Yes, its sad that some people still don't see this as a great investment for the community and future of Laredo youth.

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Que
Laredo, TX

moved to Laredo, stayed in Laredo - 1/8/2011

I moved to Laredo because of the growing education opportunities the city offered. At the time, I did not know it was the 2nd fastest growing city in the US & the fastest growing in Laredo. I've been here 14 years and can honestly say that even though my intention was to be here only 3-5 years, I enjoyed the really unique culture and different opportunities for service. Is it for everyone? No. I enjoy it so much that I even started a blog about Laredo's quirky ways. Check out www.quefregados.com. Laredo is filled with history and historic sites. It has a very welcoming Newcomers Club that has many activities planned for their members. I can honestly say that I feel so much safer in Laredo than I ever did back in the Chicago area. I know Laredo gets a bad rap from Nuevo Laredo but the reality is that in the downtown area (where i live), it is peaceful. The river is close and now that kayaking along the Rio Grande has become popular, we see more tourists trying out the waters with guides. As my friend says, "Laredo is the hottest place around!"

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Melissa
Laredo, TX

I don't live there - 10/3/2009

I live in Mexico, in the town of Chapala, near Guadalajara, but since there wasn't any space for Mexico, I put my mailing address, which is in Laredo TX. I've been to Laredo twice, very briefly, but don't live there.

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Bp
Memphis, TN

Laredo is a sad place for artists - 3/21/2008

This is a city that only values business and economic pursuits. It places little to no value on arts. This is reflected everywhere, especially the school system where art programs are crippled at best.

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shrek
Laredo, TX

Run Away - 2/27/2008

Housing is very high in Laredo compared to other spots in Texas IF you want a decent place to live. There are cheap houses but not in very good neighborhoods. City's infrastructure is not designed well so traffic really piles up and it takes about an hour to cross town at busy times. That doesn't matter becasue there's nothing worth crossing town for; not much to do here.

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Julio
Laredo, TX

The worth of the american dollar - 2/22/2008

Here in laredo you can stretch your dollar and be able to enjoy yourself without spending an eratic amount of money, food's cheap and if you like mexican cusine laredo's has mexican authencity in their food without the food poisoning, hehehe.

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Julio
Laredo, TX

The worth of the american dollar - 2/22/2008

Here in laredo you can stretch your dollar and be able to enjoy yourself without spending an eratic amount of money, food's cheap and if you like mexican cusine laredo's has mexican authencity in their food without the food poisoning, hehehe.

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Lisa
Laredo, TX

LISD awul schools - 1/23/2008

Just a warning. LISD public schools are terrible. If you live in LISD, opt for a private school - there are several. The administration and board are reportedly full of coruption. We will be moving before our kids are in school.

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Bp
Hebbronville, TX

Lacking in Quality. - 10/15/2007

There is no reason for anyone to move to Laredo, as much of its growth comes from the young Spanish population breeding and multiplying. English is spoken in Laredo but it’s Spanish that is understood. Trucking is the main business of Laredo since this town is situated at the terminus (end) of I35. Hotels are expensive because of the trucking culture and there really aren’t any tourist attractions. Crossing the border into Nuevo Laredo will bring you to a place of even less quality than Laredo on the American side of the Rio Bravo/Grande. This town is dirty and very hot most of the time but has a tiempo del frio (time of cold) maybe for a week or two late Dec-Jan. If you are not a trucker there is no reason whatsoever to come any further south than San Antonio on Hwy 35. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the Mexican Zeta gang that has cells operating in Laredo. They kill people. Laredo also has the usual annoying drunken bums sleeping under overpasses and begging on the corner. Lot’s of “growth”, construction to support the trucking and low paid support population. I have a service business and do well as who else would put up with this slimly sleazy low class no quality town. No English talk radio or decent real rock and roll station. I listen to CD’s a lot. Enough said, methinks but if you can’t take a hit and pass this way I’m the Anglo guy.

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mauricio
Laredo, TX

laredo too expensive to live in - 3/13/2007

this is small boring town, with not much to offer except boredom and more boredom

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erik
Laredo, TX

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