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Senator John Cornyn visits Martin High School

Congressman Henry Cuellar and Senator John Cornyn made a stop at Martin High School to talk about the Gear Up for Success Program.

Boys & Girls Club hosting local basketball tournament

Although it's no longer March, the madness doesn't have to end; the local Boys and Girls Club is inviting the community to join in on their own basketball ...

Martin High School principal promotes school's accomplishments

A local high school principal is promoting the tremendous strides his school has made over the years.

Martin High School celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Students at Martin High School continue a tradition that dates back over 30 years to honor a man who dedicated his life to prevent drugs from entering our ...

Martin High School Seniors celebrate graduation

The 2018 class of seniors from Martin High School took to the stage.

Martin makes United’s Rodriguez Jr. its girls’ basketball coach  Laredo Morning Times

Rene Rodriguez Jr. grew up five blocks away from Martin High School and his first exposure to the game of basketball was when he was in elementary at a ...

Martin Football Team brings awareness to Down Syndrome

Martin High School Head Football Coach David Charles visited the studio with his daughter to announce the Down Syndrome Awareness Football Game Friday.

'That is what we are': Conjunto pep rally at Martin High School goes viral  Laredo Morning Times

Martin High School's pep rallies have been drawing a lot more eyeballs lately. Last Thursday, Martin Principal Guillermo Pro uploaded several videos to ...

Martin High School practicing lockdown drill

LISD officials would like to advise parents that Martin High School is undergoing a lockdown drill and there is no reason to be alarmed.

Martin High School student saves teammates life

A local Martin High School student is being praised for his heroic efforts after he saved his teammate from choking to death.

52nd annual Hammer Bowl between Martin and Nixon

Upcoming rivalry game between Martin and Nixon.

Martin High School Class of 1957 celebrates 60th reunion  Laredo Morning Times

In May 1957, students from Martin High School celebrated their graduation. Saturday at Embassy Suites, 60 years later, those same students reunited once ...

LCC trustee, Martin High School teacher arrested on DWI charge  Laredo Morning Times

Allen Tijerina, Laredo Community College board member and high school teacher, has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the Texas ...

Martin High School student who threatened to be the next mass shooter, arrested  Laredo Morning Times

A high school student has been arrested for indicating on social media that he could be the next mass shooter, according to Laredo police. Martin High student ...

Martin High School Band participate in leadership camp

Students from the Martin High School Band participated in a two day leadership program at Camp Huisache. The 43 members were visited by guest speakers ...

Martin High School cheerleaders preparing for nationals  Laredo Morning Times

The Martin High School Cheer Team is productively working on their skills and perfecting their technique this summer. The team hosted National Cheerleaders ...

Martin High School welding students build Emblem

Three students from Martin High School decided to give back to their school by building a symbol they could leave behind.

Laredo trailblazer Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa Jr. dies at 94  Laredo Morning Times

Joaquin Cigarroa Jr., a trailblazing doctor who served the Laredo area for over six decades, has died at the age of 94. Cigarroa, a father of 10, was the first ...

United ISD breaks ground on a new campus

United ISD is breaking ground on the 31st Elementary school in the district. The campus will be located just north of the Alexander High School 9th-grade ...

Police close off streets due to water main break

A water main break near Martin High School caused headaches for drivers during their morning commute.

LBJ senior receives surprise scholarship

One LBJ senior gets the surprise of a lifetime after being awarded a $48 thousand dollar scholarship to the University of Texas. Jesus Balderas plans to major in ...

Professional volleyball player visits Cigarroa High School

The Cigarroa girls' volleyball team got a surprise visit from Geena Urango a professional volleyball player that's been a huge inspiration to the team.

How Laredo's public high schools stack up in 2018, according to Children at Risk  Laredo Morning Times

The results are in for the top-performing public high schools in the Gateway City. For the 13th year, Children at Risk, an education research group, has released ...

Winners announced for 2019's IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars  Laredo Morning Times

WBCA announced on Friday the winners of the IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars. From pre-school to high school, Laredo's talented youth partook in this ...

Alexander High School without power, classes still in session

According to school officials, the main Alexander campus is without power; however, classes will not be canceled.

Hall of Fame announces 44th class of inductees  Laredo Morning Times

The Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2019 class inductees Wednesday. The 44th class features three professional athletes ...

Long-time educator passes away

Many are mourning the death of a local educator who was known as a pillar in our community. Estela Kramer who taught at Laredo ISD for 40 years passed ...

Cigarroa High School pays tribute to students who lost their lives

Although many students were excited to move on to the next chapter of their life, they were also mourning the loss of two fellow students who lost their lives in a ...

Humberto “Bert” Donavan  Laredo Morning Times

Humbe “Bert” Donavan was born in Laredo Texas to Francisco and Juana G. Donovan. Humbe graduated from Martin High School where he and his longtime ...

GLORIA G. DABDOUB  Laredo Morning Times

Gloria G. Dabdoub, age 94, of Laredo, TX, entered into the presence of the Almighty on Monday, December 17, 2018 surrounded by her beloved family. Gloria ...

Battle of the Bands: Martin vs Cigarroa

The Battle of the Bands continues as the Martin High School band will take on the band from Cigarroa. To cast your vote go to our Twitter page @KGNS_Sports.

UISD provides Valentine's Day campus guidelines

UISD is alerting students ahead of Valentine's Day of some of the policies that'll be in place for the holiday.

Webb County Sheriff requests funding for virtual wall

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar says Governor Greg Abbott is reviewing a bill that would allow funding for a virtual wall.

Harmony wraps up enrollment lottery

A total of 155 new students from the lottery have been enrolled in the Harmony School of Innovation; however, more than 300 kids are still on the waitlist.

Students work to complete a sculpture in south Laredo

The rendering of a new sculpture broke ground Wednesday. The work of art will soon welcome residents of south Laredo.

DUI crash survivor shares story to local students

A crash survivor who lost his ability to walk and talk has decided to use his own personal experience to warn students about the dangers of drunk driving.

RUBEN MARTINEZ JR.  Laredo Morning Times

Mr. Ruben Martinez, 64, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 25, 2018. His wife, children, brothers and sisters were with him in his final moments as he ...

City officials clarify details in Proposition A

Proposition A has voters wondering what the city has planned. If approved an additional complex would include between 18 to 24 sports fields.

St. Augustine High School celebrates Grandparents Day

St. Augustine High School celebrated Grandparent's Day with a mass in their honor.

Laredo Film Society programming survey

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- A local non-profit whose mission is to educate the community about film and media arts is looking for the public's input. The Laredo Film ...

Students recognized as 8th Graders of the Month

Eighth graders from all of Laredo's middle schools were acknowledged as January's 8th Graders of the Month.

Rugby club organizes fashion show

Participants in the first-ever Wounded Warrior Fashion Show and Gala had a chance to strut their stuff at Mall del Norte. This WBCA sponsored event was ...

Cassandra Mendoza named Nixon High School principal  Laredo Morning Times

Cassandra Mendoza was appointed as Nixon High School principal after LISD trustees voted 4-2 Thursday night during their regular monthly board meeting.

Rollover accident on Saunders and McPherson

An early morning accident caused traffic jams and lane closures in central Laredo.

Community members make downtown beautiful again

Several community members gathered downtown over the weekend, to help make the area look a little nicer.

One woman dead and another injured in early morning accident

Laredo Police are investigating a tragic accident that left one woman dead and another injured. Police say 28-year-old Daniela Zamora died at the scene and ...

South Texas Food Bank provides food to federal employees

The South Texas Food Bank will be helping federal employees who are not able to feed their families during the shutdown. Applicants must provide identification ...

Illegal immigrant comes close to south Texas school

SAN YGNACIO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents arrest an illegal immigrant that came close to an elementary school in San Ygnacio just south of Laredo.


Lilia Villarreal Vazquez, 91, of Laredo, Texas, passed away on February 10, 2019. Lilia was born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas - Mexico on August 27, 1927.

Firefighters respond to morning incident at local gas station

It was a scary moment for patrons and employees at a local gas station when smoke was seen coming from the business.

New campaign aims to prevent deaths on the road

The City of Laredo is joining a national initiative to prevent fatal road accidents. It's called Vision Zero and it's in large response to the nearly 70 fatal accidents ...

Volunteers raise money for Special Olympics

Organizations across town come together for the “Polar Plunge”, an annual event aimed at raising funds for the Special Olympics.

Motorheads take part in Pipes and Stripes Car Show

Hundreds of cars were on display during the annual Pipes and Stripes Car Show.

Laredoans rush to get last minute Valentine's Day gifts

As Valentine's Day fast approaches many in the community are scrambling to get their special someone a gift.

How to get to the Alexander freshman campus

Our very own Harry Sullivan is hit the streets to show parents the ins and outs of the new Alexander freshman campus.

WBCA Carnival opening next week!

Kids of all ages, get ready to come on down to the Sames Auto Arena parking lot for the WBCA Carnival!

School officials warn about fake post circulating on social media

Both school district are advising parents and students that there has been a fake social media post advising the community that school is canceled.

More Immigrants arrive in Laredo

An estimated 50 immigrants arrived in Laredo from Eagle Pass, Wednesday night. Representatives with the Holding Institute say every night, a new group of ...

UISD hosts Parent Learning Summit

United ISD will host an annual event geared towards helping parents communicate better with their kids.

Laredo Public Library invites you to An Afternoon of Stories

The Laredo Public Library is inviting bookworms to a reading event featuring local aspiring writers from TAMIU.

What's cookin' at Cigarroa High School?

A group of local students at Cigarroa High School are whipping up some good eats and winning state competitions in the process.

Harmony remembers student who lost battle to cancer

The Harmony School of Innovation in Laredo held a ceremony for childhood cancer awareness.

L&F Distributors inviting community to tailgate party

Football fans rejoice, the big game is this Sunday, and a local business is getting ready by hosting a party you won't want to miss!

Six arrests made in black market peso investigation

Six people are guilty in federal court for their roles in a multi-million dollar black market peso exchange scheme.

Invasive plant species reemerges along the border

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- Representatives with the Rio Grande International Study Center have met with Border Patrol to discuss the cleanup occurring along the ...

Man arrested and charged with burglary of habitation

A man is facing burglary charges after he attempted to break into a home and flee the scene.

SNAP recipients will receive February benefits early

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- Those who receive benefits from SNAP will see an early benefit deposit. The State of Texas announced it will be providing February ...

Texas Governor takes part in WBCA Parade

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was just one of the many guests that participated in this year's Anheuser-Busch Washington's Birthday Parade.

Sheriff's deputies carry out Operation Gotcha

Webb County Sheriff's deputies make various seizures at several homes in Laredo.

Laredo teacher, 32, pleads guilty to improper relationship with 16-year-old student  mySA

For the third time this year, a former United ISD teacher has pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student. Joel Adrian Madrigal, 32, pleaded ...

Organization works to feed local law enforcement officers

A nonprofit organization geared towards helping local law enforcement officers in their time of need is providing meal vouchers to officers during the government ...

Better Business Bureau warns of a foreclosure scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public of scammers claiming to be a foreclosure rescue operation. Experts say to be cautious when reaching out for ...

Update: Cyclist injured in Mines Road accident

Authorities say a teenage driver allegedly struck a man in his 40's who was riding a bicycle at the time.

Justice of the Peace "Bobby" Quintana sworn in

Roberto 'Bobby' Quintana is sworn in as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1.

Man and woman charged with possession of marijuana and endangering a child

A young man and woman are arrested during a routine traffic stop after police get a whiff of marijuana and find a child in the backseat.

Train derailment reported near Mile Marker 13

A train derailment near city limits caused headaches for multiple businesses near the area.

Free tax services available through VITA program

Representatives with the VITA program encourage residents to start preparing for tax season. For more information on their free services, you can visit ...

Pony League World Series coming to Laredo this summer

Laredo Pony and Pony National will once again play host to the Pony 2019 Palomino World Series in the Gateway City. Both World Series will be played ...

Architect plans to turn historical building into bed & breakfast

Some of the buildings along Houston Street have been put up for sale to be renovated by their new owners. One of the new owners says he has big plans for the ...

Diocese of Laredo to host annual conference

The Diocese of Laredo is inviting the community to learn about their faith during their 'I am the Bread of Life' Conference.

Man arrested for selling a car he did not own

Rolando Carmona sold a car he did not own for 13-thousand dollars. After a police investigation, Carmona was arrested on theft charges.

Kids with autism enjoy special carnival event

The people behind the carnival over at the arena held a very special event for kids diagnosed with autism.

Mercurio Martinez sworn in as District 3 Councilman

Newcomer Mercurio Martinez III has sworn in for City Council.

Holiday assistance for Angel McCall family

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- A family had their Christmas turned upside down due to the kindness of fellow Laredoans. Angel McCall was born with chronic kidney ...

Man accused of nearly hitting bar security with his car

An alleged drunk driver is arrested after he nearly ran over a security guard while leaving a local bar.

Girl Scout cookie season begins

A few girl scouts get a firsthand look at what cookie season is all about.

Woman accused of threatening to share intimate photos online

A woman is facing charges after she allegedly threatened to publish intimate photos of an acquaintance on social media.

Laredo Rotary announces 2019 Paul Harris Fellows recipients

The Laredo Rotary Club announced Dr. Francisco Cigarroa and Anna Benavides Galo, as the 2019 Paul Farris Fellows. Both recipients will be officially ...

Two arrests made for injury to a child

Two arrests have been made from an incident back in September that left a child with a fractured skull. Janeth Velez-Cobarrubias and Reynaldo Cruz are ...

Webb County offices to be closed for New Years

If you have any business with Webb County that you are looking to take care of, their offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

World renowned artist to visit TAMIU

TAMIU's Fine and Performing Arts Department is inviting art enthusiasts to view the work of talented renowned artist Marc Burckhardt.

Green Bike Lane takes over a busy street downtown

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- The color green has taken over one of the busiest streets in downtown Laredo. It's being used to enhance the visibility of a popular bike ...

Showrunners develop new series featuring Laredo firefighters

Showrunners pick Laredo as the stage for a new reality show featuring local firefighters responding to emergency calls. They will pitch the idea to city council ...

KGNS News hosting mid-term debates

Your good neighbor station will be hosting a series of debates at TAMIU this week.

WBCA unveils George and Martha Washington in costume

With Washington's Birthday Celebration events set to kick off Thursday, the public got to see a sneak peek of this years George and Martha Washington in ...

Officials discuss migrant caravan headed towards US-Mexico border

Webb County and City of Laredo officials are coming forward addressing concerns of a possible migrant caravan arriving in Nuevo Laredo. Reports indicate the ...

Webb County Sheriff's Office receives ten new patrol units

After a request made to commissioners, the Webb County Sheriff's Office was approved for 10 new patrol units. The new vehicles are fully equipped with the ...

The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo celebrates two years

A local shopping celebrated two years over the weekend.

Congressman Cuellar addresses the partial government shutdown

Congressman Cuellar addresses the partial government shutdown and provides an update on the spending bill. The congressman hopes they can pass a bill ...

Man arrested for having a relationship with a 16-year-old

A man is arrested for having a relationship with a 16-year-old. 27-year-old Ray Quintana is facing charges of sexual assault of a child.

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