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Brenda A. Sepulveda

Woman strived to be successful and so she is

October 11, 2018

She knew she could do it, so she did. “Being in a low-income family, you would always see your parents sacrifice and work very hard to make sure you had everything that you needed,” Brenda A. Sepulveda said. Throughout her childhood having two parents who sacrificed everything for her; she...

Jose Lopez and Annabel Reyes volunteered at the Sacred Heart Children's Home with the Nixon JROTC in September.

Long-time couples grow with each other

October 11, 2018

This story is also published on the Best of SNO. Over the years many celebrities have been seen to have a strangely similar appearance with their significant other; they might even think alike or dress accordingly to the other one's appearance. This has been happening from celebrities to normal p...

Israel Garza is a paramedic who loves helping people.

Paramedic finds many challenges in helping people

October 2, 2018

A Laredo paramedic says much of his job involves helping people, something that he loves. “(It’s) not only about having the chance to meet a lot of people from different races and cultures, but also the opportunity that is given to me to help out the people that are in need,” Israel Garza, EMT...

Rudy, a pet belonging to the Lopez family, has brought much happiness to them.

Dog owner and family enjoy having a pet

October 2, 2018

“My life has been more cheerful, I feel in a better mood, it helps me to relax and feel good, and also helps me to get rid of stress,” a housewife said of owning a dog. Margarita Lopez, a housewife, mother of two children, and a dog owner, shares her experience having a 7-week-old Schnauzer. Lopez...

Nasiir Ahmad Shabazz joins the models on the runway to address the audience at his fashion show.

Laredo man debuts fashion line with a special show

September 27, 2018

Laredo got a taste of a New York-style fashion line during a fashion show in September by Laredo man. Entrepreneur, hair stylist, and fashion designer Nasiir A. Shabazz hosted a fashion show on Saturday, September 15, 2018, to celebrate the launch of his new clothing line, Empire Apparel. Based on an electronic flyer distributed before...

Play director discusses fine points of her position

Cigarroa One Act Play members advanced to district in 2017.

Gabriel Gutierrez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

People don’t realize how much commitment the One-Act Play takes to be successful, according to Cigarroa High School’s OAP director. Ariana Mendez was in OAP her last two years of high school, which inspired her to pursue a career in theatre. Now she’s the OAP director at Cigarroa High School....

Alejandro Moreno performs with Taken by Tides. He is no longer with the band.

Lead singer reminisces on his career

May 2, 2018

After nearly 5 years of being with Taken by Tides, lead vocalist, Alejandro Moreno decided to leave the band. Alejandro Moreno, 20, joined Taken by Tides, a local metalcore band, in 2013. The band consisted of six members. Moreno’s role was lead vocalist. Moreno feels the band really had its...

Woman explains the struggles of having diabetes while pregnant

Jodie Sanchez, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

A woman welcomes her second baby into this world having to deal with the struggles of her baby’s enlarged heart. Laredoan Jocelyn Sanchez, mother of Rylee Rodriguez was given false accusations of having an enlarged heart. “It was the worst news I’ve ever gotten,” Sanchez said. Rylee was born on January 20, 2018, and weighed 7 lbs. and 3 ounces. She was the heavier of her both children, Sanchez said. Besides the enlarged heart with Rylee, Sanchez also had health issues with her type 1 diabetes and a ...

Teen finds home in Kpop music

Salma Silva, Staff Writter

April 16, 2018

Jenni Zavala, an 18 year old who lives in Houston, discussed how her K-idols have influenced her life. Zavala used to be very limited in the world of social media until she started being more interested in pop culture. By getting into music artists and following more of what they do, Jenni has learned about their culture as well. For example, Zavala is a huge fan of Kpop; she feels like she has learned so much about Asian cultures that she didn’t know about before. “I am able to learn more about differ...

Military career leads to JROTC teaching position

Lt. Col. Bennie Feagin (ret.) takes a selfie with some cadets at the WBCA parade.

Addy Melgar, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Lt. Col. Bennie Feagin (ret.) is a military officer who has really impacted many people’s lives including the ones of his cadets at J.W Nixon High School. “He really helped me get out of my shell,” Alexia Garcia, a sophomore cadet said. Feagin on his 28 years of deployed has visited countries...

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