Laredo, TX – The Webb County Heritage Foundation will host an opening reception for the exhibit of entries in the “Historic Laredo” Photo Competition on Thursday, December 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St. The public is invited to view all the competition entries which are on exhibit throughout the month of January. The 2016 Historic Laredo calendar will be unveiled that evening and be available for sale to the public.
The Webb County Heritage Foundation wishes to acknowledge the work of all the talented photographers who participated in this competition. Mr. Arturo Dominguez’ photo of the “Locomotive Roundhouse – Texas Mexican Railway – Laredo, Texas (demolished)” was selected as the First Place winner. Mr. Jeffrey A. Ramos’ photograph of the historic Hamilton Hotel won Second Place. “Again this year, we were amazed with the wealth of talent and subject matter that contributed to this competition,” said Margarita Araiza, Executive Director. “These photographers, and this calendar have created another brilliant chronicle of Laredo in the 21st century. What a great way to mark the holidays with this gift of local history.”
Photos selected for the calendar were chosen among entries submitted to the Foundation’s Historic Laredo Photo Competition conducted last summer. The Photo Competition was designed to foster a greater appreciation of the region’s historic architecture, significant landmarks, and other notable historical features. In addition, the calendar features some of the important dates in Laredo’s history which serve as a convenient educational tool.