The Magnet Tribune


About The Magnet Tribune

The Magnet Tribune is the state- and nationally recognized student newspaper of the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts.

The paper first published in fall 1993, and has since added an online edition, Twitter account and Facebook fan page. (The Magnet Tribune’s site at is now closed.)

Students taking journalism-sequence and CTE classes staff the paper, which in recent years has been published twice yearly.

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About the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts

We are Laredo’s first magnet school, opening in fall 1993. The school is named after its founder, the late Vidal M. Treviño, who as superintendent pursued his dream of opening a high school in which students could study dance, theatre, visual arts, music and communications in depth.

The academic department offers a strong program of Advanced Placement classes which helps prepare students for university studies. Qualified students can also take part in dual enrollment classes at Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University.

For the first 22 years of its existence, VMT was located in the St. Peter’s Historical District, west of downtown and east of Laredo Community College. Students had classes in renovated homes and buildings, some of which are nearly a century old.

The district approved plans to move the school to a new campus, which took place in fall 2015. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 6, 2015.  Construction on the new campus began in spring 2013.

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A state- and nationally recognized student newspaper