What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?
People go to each other's homes, to restaurants, etc. On weekends most people are off doing their own thing, many of them in Texas. Single people tend to escape most weekends and go to San Antonio or elsewhere. There is a "Newcomer's Network" in Laredo but I have not attended any of their gatherings. No expat groups. Socializing in clubs and bars (except restaurants) is not recommended. - Jun 2018
Refer to the comment above about San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Party/relax with your colleagues. Karaoke. - Feb 2016
Social gatherings at peoples houses mostly, but there are a few things in Laredo. It's just a matter of putting things together. Some people do a happy hour in Laredo and invite the Mexican Consulate or other contacts like CBP or Border Patrol. - Dec 2015
We go to the movies, out to dinner at a few restaurants, go to a few bars. Lot's of hanging with co-workers, but also room to do your own thing if you want. - Jun 2014
Lots of at home entertaining. However, Laredo has a minor league hockey team and is adding an arena football team. They also have movie theaters, bars and restaurants. However, to be safe, you need to be back across the border and home by around ten at night due to the risk of violence. - Nov 2011