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Students honor America’s heroes at 17th Patriot Day ceremony (photos and video)

Choir members hold their hands over their hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance.

September 21, 2018

Students and staff held the school's 17th annual Patriot Day ceremony in the auditorium on September 11. Here are some pictures and a video of the event.

After 25 years, instructor remains passionate about teaching

Mark Webber poses next to the entrance to the former Communication area at the old VMT campus located in downtown Laredo.

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

May 27, 2018

Editor's note: Journalism instructor Mark Webber is retiring at the end of May 2019, at the end of the school year. This story was published in May 2018. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Journalism/online media and lite...

Texas State students discuss their experiences

A Texas State University students discusses his experiences at the university.

May 25, 2018

Texas State students discuss their experiences at the university for a video for the 2018 NPPA Storytelling Workshop at Texas State.

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus (story, photos, video)

VMT seniors visit old campus in downtown Laredo and reminisce about memories they created there.

Aryanna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

This story is also published on Best of SNO. “When we stepped off the bus at the Harding Building, an immediate feeling of nostalgia came over me. It was like I was a freshman all over again. It was a very joyous moment,” dance student Katherine Serna said as she got off the bus at the old bui...

Students show their talents at the annual Showcase

Oscar Galvan, a junior, performs at the annual Showcase at the Laredo Civic Center. He studies under music instructor John Reimund.

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

The school's annual Showcase took place at the former Laredo Civic Center (now the Martinez Performing Arts Complex) on Monday, March 26....

Students perform during recruiting for Lamar

Dance students perform a dance number during recruiting at the Civic Center.

Lucero Rea

February 13, 2018

Students performed for 8th-grade students from Lamar on Jan. 31 to encourage them to join VMT next year.

Students compare first and latest issues of The Magnet Tribune (video)

Shown is one of several VMT students who reacted to the first-ever and most recent issues of The Magnet Tribune.

December 15, 2017

Several students compare the first-ever and latest edition of The Magnet Tribune student newspaper.

Original faculty, staff recognized at festival’s 25th anniversary (story, photos, video and audio)

A student performs a traditional dance at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on November 8.

Lucero Rea and Aryanna Rodriguez

December 1, 2017

This package received an honorable mention in the Multimedia News Story Package category in the NSPA's 2018 Digital Story of the Year division. VMT’s 25th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival recognized founding faculty and staff members who helped open the school in 1993. It was a group that w...

J.W Nixon wins ‘The Hammer Bowl’ for 3rd year in a row

Nixon plays Martin at Shirley Field in Laredo, Texas on November 11, 2017.

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Laredo's oldest rivalry game is played every year during November. It has been a tradition that the winner of this game earns bragging rights and the hammer. The two schools that participate in this football game are J.W Nixon High School and Raymond & Tirza High School. After the battle of the...

Cosplayers and memorabilia rule at STCE’s 2017 comic con (photos and video)

This booth sold anime buttons, anime prints, and memorabilia at the South Texas Collectors Expo.

October 4, 2017

There were plenty of cosplayers and memorabilia at the South Texas Collectors Expo at Laredo Energy Arena on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Here's a look at the fun....

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