Fun Facts About Laredo, TX
Laredo is home to the oldest continuously used residence in the state of Texas: Casa Ortiz.
Laredo was known as the Republic of the Rio Grande.
Laredo is the only city in Texas to fly under seven flags.
The Border Olympics Men’s Collegiate Golf Tournament is the longest-running golf tournament in the nation.
Laredo was the first city in the U.S. to have sightings of three types of kingfishers.
Downtown Laredo’s street names running east to west are named after American and Mexican generals, and the names alternate.