The Magnet Tribune

The Bug: My community in 651 words

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs

I have lived in Laredo, Texas, all my life. This community has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. It holds a unique position between two countries that allows Laredo to have a variety of different people and cultures. Since this city has a story of its own, I am proud to have grown up here. From the downfalls to the successes, wherever life takes me, I will always take Laredo with me. Since my hometown’s geographic location is along the border with Mexico, inaccurate stereotypes are made towards...

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

March 28, 2018

“Anything is possible if you push yourself to your goal, never give up," Juliet Averitt, said about her father’s drive for success. For older Laredoams, remember those really popular stores Cindy and Ricardo’s, Santos Department, Rio Family Center, and the most importantly of all The River Dr...

Journalism students talk about The Outlet Shoppes

May 11, 2017

Journalism students Sabrina Sanchez and Belen Silva speak to TAMIU intern Selena Borjas about their opinions of The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo. Music: Swiss Miss (New Server Remix) by Nop, Creative Commons License  

The Outlet Shoppes makes an impact on the city

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

May 11, 2017

Filed under News, Selena Borjas

s “It is finally opened! I am so excited to shop especially because we didn’t have stores like Michael Kors,” Eva Gonzalez, a Laredo resident, said about The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, which opened its doors with a grand opening on April 5 and 6, 2017. A 100 million dollar project, the outlet is located in downtown Laredo. It is besides the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge and offers a view of the sister city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Outlet Shoppes provide new stores in the city...

Make America great again

Vivian Coleman, Guest writer

April 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

“We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy, which produced the murderers.” -- Martin Luther King Jr. In the public eye, Dr. King has always been an advocate against racism, but what Dr. King verbalizes transcends that of racism in today’s society. Although, racism has seemed to steadily grow in the public’s eyes instead of gradually decline, it is not only racism that is plaguing our society, it is also immigration. Racism, and immigration, were nev...

The Outlet Shoppes director discusses impact on the city

April 24, 2017

The marketing director for The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, Erica Contreras, spoke with Selena Borjoas about what the outlet can provide for the community.

The Bug: Racism continues to evolve in various ways

Justyne Bernal

March 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Racism is everywhere we turn, no matter how much we deny it. This issue has been around for many years and it hasn’t seemed to clear up yet and I believe it never will. It is such a heartache to those who are discriminated and even to those who aren’t. Every person, every race, has been discriminated in some way. I believe that racism has always been a big issue in America and continues to arise. Growing up around so many different races has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. I live in Lared...

Editorial: It’s important to clean the Rio Grande

Angie Bravo, Editorial Writer

December 1, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Pollution is everywhere. A polluted river close to home named the Rio Grande suffers from great damage from the pollutants it has had to endure throughout many years. Everything we do around the river can and will affect it. Something as simple as dropping a candy wrapper in or near the river will only feed to the already present pollution. Unfortunately, it’s come to the point where there was a report stating the pollution in the river caused a fatal illness. On July 23, 2016, a 13 year old died after swimming in the...

Alumni: We invite you to participate in #VMThrowback

May 25, 2015

We invite you to participate in #VMThrowback! Contact us at (Music: "Perpetuum" by Unthunk under Creative Commons license.)

The unusual side of construction sites can be interesting

The unusual side of construction sites can be interesting

October 8, 2014

People driving down the street seldom get to see the unusual side of construction sites. Here are some of the things that often go unnoticed at the site of the new VMT campus. ...

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