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Music hall dedicated after late VMT instructor

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

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

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...

Lesdy Hernandez, Staff Writer

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...

VMT honors victims during Patriot Day Ceremony

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

Fernando Martinez & Jackie Cheung, Staff Writers

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...

VMT’s 16 de septiembre Celebration

VMT dancers perform a dance routine during the 16 de septiembre celebration.

Sanmartin Garcia, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The 16 de septiembre celebration ceremony was held at VMT's auditorium on Tuesday September 17, 2019.   On Sept. 17, Vidal M Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts held a presentation celebrating Mexican Independence Day, where students, teachers, and staff listened to VMT’s Mariachi...

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 instr...

Seniors gather for final class photo

VMT's Senior Class of 2019 poses in front of B Building on May 24.

May 24, 2019

VMT's Senior Class of 2019 poses in front of B Building on May 24.

Seniors receive medallions at annual ceremony

Seniors enter Martin HIgh's Batey Gym to

May 21, 2019

Be watching for more updates. Seniors received their medallions at the school's 26th annual Medallion Ceremony, held at Martin High School's old gym, on Tuesday, May 14. Seniors were also recognized for academic achievement and certain scholarships, including the annual Sorrell Scholarships given annually t...

School receives the Texas Medal of Arts award (story, photos)

VMT director Dr. Martha Villarreal wears the Texas Medal of Arts Award VMT received at the Governor's Mansion on Feb. 27.

Fernando Martinez, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

VMT has received the Texas Medal of Arts, becoming only the second school to attain the honor. VMT staff members attended three events in Austin, Texas, in late February in which they had the chance to meet others who were attending and see the honorees. Dr. Martha E. Villarreal, VMT direc...

Webb County recognizes VMT for arts award

School director Dr. Martha Villarreal speaks to Webb County Commissioners after the school received Texas Arts Awards recognition on April 24 in the school auditorium.

April 29, 2019

Webb County commissioners recognized VMT for it's 2019 Texas Medal of Arts award during a meeting in the school auditorium on April 24.

Two teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

Dr. Mary Grace Carroll assists second block student with assigned musical piece.

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

VMT’s Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, piano instructor, and Mr. Vernon Carroll, dean of theater, were received Icons of the Arts award at the 10th Icons of the Arts Gala event held at the IBC Bank Annex by the Laredo Theater Guild on March 28.   “I was at a theater guild board meeting and we were inf...

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