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The New Streets of LaredoOn a cold night in late December, Café Radical was buzzing. A few chatty customers in the new Laredo establishment were warming themselves on lattes. Others had come to taste natural wines. Near the bar, Laredo City councilwoman Alyssa Cigarroa blended in with the millennial-heavy crowd and dispersed Santa hats to a group of runners ahead of the city’s second annual Santa Run. It wasn’t something the 34-year-old had expected to be doing when she moved back to Laredo four years earlier from Israel, where she was studying painting. For one, Cigarroa never thought she’d patronize a natural-wine bar in the land of Bud Light and Buchanas. She also never expected crowds to be venue-hopping just blocks from the Rio Grande River, near the warehouses and…

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