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Family and colleagues unveil the plaque and frame in honor of Bobby Compton.

Music hall dedicated after late VMT instructor

January 27, 2020

The Laredo Independent School District held a ceremony to dedicate the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts’ music wing in honor of the late Bobby Compton. Compton’s orchestra students commenced the ceremony with a heartfelt performance followed by the presentation of colo...

In Memory of Bobby Compton...

In Memory of Bobby Compton…

December 17, 2019

Strings instructor was remembered by students, family and colleagues during memorial service. Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts gave their last farewell to their beloved teacher, friend and colleague, Bobby Compton during a memorial service held on Nov. 6 in the school’s auditori...

Spotlight: El Chapo’s son escape and terror of the Sinaloa Cartel

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

October 22, 2019

Escape seems to run in the Guzman family and so is embarrassing the government of Mexico. Over the weekend, Olvidio Guzman Lopez, son of Joaquin Guzman Loera, drug lord known as "El Chapo" managed to escape apprehension just like his father did twice before, according to several news outlets. Guzman Lopez managed to escape when members of his cartel greatly outmatched Mexican forces.  It began with a siege on the city of Culiacan on Thursday by the Sinaloa Cartel, once operated by El Chapo. Videos of fierce gun battles in...

Special guests bow their heads during the invocation at VMT's Patriot Day Ceremony

VMT honors victims during Patriot Day Ceremony

October 11, 2019

  On Sept. 11, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts held a ceremony honoring the victims and first responders affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Guests reflected on the tragic event and paid their respects to the victims that lost their lives. Most stud...

Hurricane Dorian moving up East Coast after leaving Bahamas in ruins

Mauro Flores, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Dorian has wreaked havoc in the Bahamas and we’re only starting to get a sense of the extent of the destruction left in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. EDT Monday that on its current track, "The core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast tonight through Wednesday evening." 20 deaths have been reported but is expected to rise, health minister says. “We...

Coaches give their thoughts on the Hammer Bowl

Emily Garza & Eva Montiel, Staff Writers

August 30, 2019

The annual game that the entire city waits for is scheduled for Friday night and there is no shortage of people excited to be in the stands and cheer on their teams. The much anticipated Martin vs. Nixon game will the 53rd time Laredo’s historic school come head to head to compete in the Hammer Bowl. Nixon High School Coach Antonio Villalon gave his thoughts on this year’s Hammer Bowl game. Villalon talks about what he expects to see this Friday at the game. “I expect this game to be as hard hitting and physic...

Hasbro under fire for “Monopoly Socialism”

Hasbro under fire for “Monopoly Socialism”

August 26, 2019

After great controversy with “Monopoly for Millennials,” Hasbro is back in the ring with “Monopoly Socialism.” The premise of the board game is to play as socialists, the winner becomes a capitalist. The game is based around socialism. Regardless of the simple concept, it made things a lot...

Steinway piano donated to VMT’s Hanon Society

Jordyn Rebeles, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

On Friday, a grand piano was donated by the family of the late Dr. Antonio “Tony” Vidal Cantu to VMT’s Hanon Society. The piano was a Steinway model “B” that was made in New York City and is between 35-40 years old. “The age is excellent for musicians because this means the instrument has been broken in. The notes sound beautiful and are easier to play because the keys are sensitive,” Mary Grace Carroll, piano instructor, said. After a student played one note, the sound continued for almost a whole minute. ...

Kathleen Molina, left, and Amor Aguilar discuss the situation of a high school transgender male athlete competing against female athletes.

Two female athletes say it’s a matter of fairness when competing against a transitioning male

May 15, 2019

Kathleen Molina, sophomore, and Amor Aguilar, freshman, who play softball for Martin High, discussed the case of Mack Beggs a transgender wrestling state champion athlete from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. Beggs had requested to compete against male athletes, but due to the UIL policy, athletes...

World Geography teacher Juan Astudillo helps a student during a recent first block class. He said he prefers having a 5-day school week.

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

April 30, 2019

David Rincon, a freshman from Nixon High School, likes the idea of a four-day school week. “I think it’s a good idea, we get more time to ourselves. We will be able to do more things with another day off,” Rincon said. An estimated 560 districts in 25 states have allowed at least some of ...

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