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Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

Broadcast Assistant Carlos Imperial sits in the control room of the radio and television studio.

Rachell Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

From learning TV production from his father to working 26 years at Vidal M. Treviño, Carlos Imperial is the broadcast assistant at VMT. Imperial is just one of two people left on the faculty and staff who helped open the school in 1993. He started working in television with his father who worked for the city...

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...

Emotions pour out as seniors reminisce

The former student academic center.

Lucero Rea

March 9, 2018

VMT's seniors of Class 2018 visited the old campus located in downtown Laredo to reminisce their freshman year on March 1....

Former dance student’s son stays in music through piano

Gabriel Torres, son of former student Blanca Martinez (now Torres), plays piano at VMT. She was in dance.

Edward Barrera, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Fourth in a series. Gabriel Torres is a freshman at VMT. The difference with Gabriel and almost every other student though is that his mother is an VMT alumna. Gabriel Torres’s mother, Blanca Torres, commented about her own experience and her thoughts on Gabriel attending VMT. “I was so glad! My ...

Former student liked journalism, but niece likes dancing

Leann Bernal, foreground, performs during the Christmas recital in the auditorium. Her aunt was in the class of 2000.

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Third in a series Leann Bernal and Gabriela Bernal (Leann’s aunt) both have something in common and that is V.M.T. Leann is a current VMT student. Bernal is a former VMT student and was part of class of 2000. Bernal remembers how it was back in the old VMT and is amazed with how it has evolv...

Freshman almost didn’t attend VMT because her mom did

Regina Renteria is a freshman at VMT in creative writing.

Kayla Gonzales, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Second in a series Freshman Regina Renteria said, that at first, she didn’t want to attend VMT because her mother attended. Renteria, who is a creative writing student, said she really didn’t know why she choose creative writing as her fine art but she likes the idea that she gets to wr...

Old campus memories

Bruno Rendon poses with the late Superintendent Vidal M. Trevino and his art teacher Armando Flores after receiving a national award for his metalwork in the mid-1990s.

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

First in a series. Freshman Melissa Rendon said the students at VMT are the best thing about the school. “I like the people here. They’re into their own things; It’s different from Nixon, it’s just better,” Rendon said. Rendon, who is a journalism student, said she has enjoyed taking ...

Frank Architects receives Design Excellence Award for new campus

This image of the new VMT campus was provided by Frank Architects. The new campus design received an award from an architects' organization.

Delilah Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

The architects which designed the new VMT campus have received an award for their design. Frank Architects received the Design Excellence Award from the Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Chapter Design Awards Program. Frank Rotnofsky, a principal at Frank Architect...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new campus

The ribbon falls after it is cut at the ribbon cutting ceremony inaugurating the new VMT campus on Aug. 6, 2015.

August 31, 2015

VMT celebrated its new campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 6, 2015.

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

Social Studies instructor Matt Arambula sits at his desk in 2008.

Brandon Gamez, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Social Studies teacher Matt Arambula III recalls his trip through the years here at VMT which is coming to an end after 36 years of teaching. Arambula shares his reactions on his transferring to VMT. “I applied only to find out there were fifteen others who had applied for the position. Through...

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