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Old 01-07-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Laredo, Texas
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i never visit these neighborhoods. There are still some places i have not been to before.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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Location: Austin, TX
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maybe some one can help im transfering to the prision there in laredo coming from oklahoma im a single mother of 3 does anyone know if rent is cheap if i should be worried bout being alone with my kids or do i need to sleep with my revolver under my pillow just want honest answers looking forward to making laredo my home
See the Laredo demographics data here http://www.city-data.com/city/Laredo-Texas.html

The crime rate is only a little higher then the national average, median rent $723, etc.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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maybe some one can help im transfering to the prision there in laredo coming from oklahoma im a single mother of 3 does anyone know if rent is cheap if i should be worried bout being alone with my kids or do i need to sleep with my revolver under my pillow just want honest answers looking forward to making laredo my home
with 3 kids, you might want to live in the northside of Laredo to be in United ISD. its more expensive than the southside, but trust me, you dont want your kids going to LISD
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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with 3 kids, you might want to live in the northside of Laredo to be in United ISD. its more expensive than the southside, but trust me, you dont want your kids going to LISD

Uh UISD Is in South Laredo too ... there are good neighborhoods in South Laredo too ... enough with this North Vs. South ...
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Downtown Laredo

Picture postcard of downtown Laredo when I was a kid. Does anyone have a
clue of the street ? I believe the hotel in the background is Hamilton. This
may be Hidalgo st. but I'm guessing , not sure. Thanks.http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1344490542
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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That's definitely the Hamilton Hotel. I think maybe looking north on Salinas Street?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That's definitely the Hamilton Hotel. I think maybe looking north on Salinas Street?
You are correct , Thanks !
The Hamilton Hotel is located at 815 Salinas St.
On the current picture today the cross street is
Farragut St. I remember now as a kid my dad
would take me downtown shopping. There was
no malls back then. This building is the highest
in Laredo. I miss the Laredo that I knew as a
kid !
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone who shared the video, their memories and descriptions. I felt like I was "taken there" by such wonderful recollections of the old neighborhood. It makes me yearn for a simpler time...and it also stirs a desire in me to see the community (not big business) come in and make the barrio a lively place once again.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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thanks to everyone who shared the video, their memories and descriptions. I felt like i was "taken there" by such wonderful recollections of the old neighborhood. It makes me yearn for a simpler time...and it also stirs a desire in me to see the community (not big business) come in and make the barrio a lively place once again.
Yes …those were "Simpler Times" …..

Happy that you were able to go back , even if just in memories !
I too miss those times , people & places. I don't believe it will ever
be like that again though:…. I feel sad for this generation who
will never know what it was like. Not saying that it was the best or
greatest place to live in. I miss folks sitting outside the front porch &
have a conversation & enjoy the Pan Dulce .I enjoyed listening to my
grandmother who would tell us stories when she was a young girl.
I miss everyone sitting together at the table to enjoy dinner.
I miss that all the stores were downtown with no malls . There were
no fast food places just local favored eating places. Simpler times ?
innocent , naive ? Perhaps…but I'd give anything to go back ,
even if just for a day ! Now if I can find a "Delorean" that can
transport me "Back in Time"…..
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Barrio Azteca

At the corner of Hidalgo St. & San Pablo Ave.
There used to be this house.

102 Hidalgo St. (1949) This was my grandmother's
house where I spent many wonderful days with her, my
uncle David & my cousins.


El teotro Azteca. On fridays we would go to see
double feature movies with a Bingo game during
intermission.


This is my other grandma's house next to the
Rio Grande.I love going down to the river .
The arroyos had lots of trees & wild brush.
It was like being out in the country. Best
times for a kid growing up back then,
It is all changed now...

( I painted these mostly from good memories )
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