Latest Laredo News

2 soldiers accused of smuggling migrants from Mexico

Jun. 15, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier and a Pennsylvania National Guardsman stationed at the Central Texas installation have been charged with smuggling two men into Texas from Mexico. Court records show Fort Hood soldier Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie, 18, and guardsman...

More US citizens apprehended for moving drugs over border

May. 31, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An increasing number of American citizens have been apprehended as they have tried to smuggle illegal drugs into the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an uptick that's come amid travel restrictions at the border with Mexico. For more than...

Could Beto be back? O'Rourke mulling bid for Texas governor

May. 24, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There’s no road trip, no soul searching. No beard or blogging. But Beto O’Rourke is making a political life decision again. Three years after becoming Democrats’ breakout star out of Texas, and a year removed from crashing back to Earth in a...

Ex-Border agent admits illegally bringing woman into US

May. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to illegally bringing a Mexican woman into the U.S. to work as her nanny, according to federal court documents. Rhonda Lee Walker, 40, of Laredo, admitted in a signed plea...

Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O'Neills

Apr. 29, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable. Nearly 4,000 miles away, Patrick O'Neill watched from Hawaii as his Uncle Doug made his way up the training ranks. ...

Mexico's navy turns over 30 marines in disappearances cases

Apr. 12, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy said Monday it turned 30 marines over to civilian prosecutors to face justice in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2014. The navy said there were...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

Mar. 26, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Larry McMurtry, the prolific and popular author who took readers back to the old American West in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lonesome Dove” and returned them to modern-day landscapes in works such as his emotional tale of a mother-daughter relationship in “Terms of...

Photos of migrant detention highlight Biden's border secrecy

Mar. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has tried for weeks to keep the public from seeing images like those released Monday of immigrant children in U.S. custody at the border sleeping on mats under foil blankets, separated in groups by plastic partitions. ...