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Laredo officials want to use border wall money to fund a riverfront project

A decade ago, Laredo leaders hatched an idea for a riverfront development aimed at luring more people to downtown. Now they're trying to get the federal government to make it part of President Donald Trump's border wall.

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The north end of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas. The area is part of the proposed site of the city's River Vega project.
Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz shows on a map where the city's River Vega project will be built should his administration secure funds for its construction. Saenz spoke with The Texas Tribune from his Laredo office on March 12, 2019.

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