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VMT wins cleanest school award in LISD

VMT wins cleanest school award in LISD

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

VMT won its first-ever award for being the cleanest school in LISD, in May. Luis Gonzalez, VMT head custodian, said he feels very proud of this accomplishment. “It feels awesome because the work we do is being seen, not only by me but also my coworkers as well,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez sai...

Soundtown gala honors Dr. Nelson

Soundtown gala honors Dr. Nelson

May 24, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

VMT student music group SoundTown, led by music instructor Robert Lopez, held its annual gala Friday, May 19, at the Laredo ISD Fine Arts Center. The event honored outgoing Superintendent Dr. A. Marcus Nelson....

2017 Medallion Ceremony features 176 seniors

2017 Medallion Ceremony features 176 seniors

May 18, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

The Class of 2017's 176 seniors receive their medallions and their guests cheered them on at the 24th Annual Medallion Ceremony on May 12 at the LISD Fine Arts Center.

‘Sanctuary cities’ bill is now the law in Texas

‘Sanctuary cities’ bill is now the law in Texas

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Governor Gregg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 on Facebook Live on Sunday, May 8.  Also known as the "sanctuary cities" bill, it will take effect on the first of September of this year. State Senator Charles Perry introduced Senate Bill 4 on Jan. 23 in the Legislature, which would amend current law re...

Communications and art students showcase their work

Communications and art students showcase their work

May 17, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Students in print journalism, art, and creative writing had opening receptions for their work on April 27 at the Laredo Center of the Arts. Journalism students had their 21st annual photography exhibition, art students had their annual show, and Tapestry magazine students had their annual unveiling....

VMT rises through its art department

VMT rises through its art department

Belen Silva, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Take a look at the art work you see in the hallways. The infamous horse that has made us all smile to the festive decorations at the Hispanic festival to the mesmerizing decor at Winter Ball. Thanks to the Visual Arts department, run by teaching assistant Mario Teniente and instructors Alfonso Santos...

School turns out for annual Showcase

School turns out for annual Showcase

May 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

VMT students, faculty and the community turned out for the annual Showcase on April 26, 2017, at the LISD Fine Arts Center. Nineteen groups performed and Visual Arts and Communications students had displays in the lobby....

Waco ISD signs Nelson to a 5-year contract

Waco ISD signs Nelson to a 5-year contract

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Story updated Wednesday, May 3. Waco ISD signed Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, Laredo ISD superintendent, to a 5-year contract as superintendent during a school board meeting Thursday, April 27, according to  the Waco Tribune-Herald newspaper. Nelson is expected to begin work in Waco the first week in June,...

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