Laredo Morning Times

The Times masthead topped with the seven-flags logo is symbolic of Laredo's historic link to seven countries - that of France, 1685-1690; Spain, 1519-1685, 1690-1821; Mexico, 1821-1836; Republic of the Rio Grande, January 1840-late fall 1840; Texas, 1836-1845; Confederacy, 1861-1865; and United States 1853-1861, 1865-present. This region was once part of lands claimed by France, governed by Spain, Mexico, Republic of the Rio Grande, Texas, Confederacy and now pledges allegiance to the United States. [1]