Making a Splash: Pools Now Open, Officials Urge Caution
Pools around Laredo are now open, giving children somewhere to cool off this weekend. Now, the Department of Family and Protective Services is issuing a friendly reminder to parents and guardians to please watch their children. At least 31 children have drowned in Texas so far this year. According to statistics, memorial day weekend is the deadliest period for drowning. While Laredo pools do have lifeguards, many parents sometimes overlook dangers in their own backyards. State officials hope parents will keep an eye on their kids, even if it's just a backyard pool.