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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...

A letter to all freshman starting high school

Olga Ozornia, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Dear Incoming High School Freshmen, These next four years may contain many relationships coming to an end, a lot of drama with people, and will especially go through an unmeasurable amount of stress. During these next year’s you’ll experience a lot, and hopefully, this advice could be of use to you while in high school. First of all, high school is not how the movies perceive it to be. There is no life-changing makeover that makes you popular, no choreographed number that the whole school dances to, and there are...

Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal, an English teacher at Nixon High School, got her start as a poet at VMT.

English teacher/poet got her start at VMT

May 15, 2019

Her journey as a writer started at The Magnet Tribune. She is now an English teacher and a published poet. Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal has published three books of poetry so far in her career as a poet. She discussed how she started out to become a poetic writer and about her journey to become an ...

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

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

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...

A letter to incoming freshman

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

After 4-years at VMT I can confidently say that it made my high school experience that much more enjoyable. No matter what home school you some from, VMT will be one place where anyone will be able to freely be themselves and release their creativity. This in my opinion also allows you to be more independent and grow as an individual. Even though we also take an academic class, the fine art you choose is an escape in which you will truly do something you enjoy and look forward to. With all that is offered at this school,...

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

Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

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...

Juan Sandoval and Esmeralda Valdez rehearse for Martin High school’s upcoming UIL One Act Play.

Students show glimpses of their #DailyLives

April 10, 2019

Students take part in a variety of activities during the school day. Here's a look at some of them.

VMT alumni and their fine arts instructors and members of the Trevino family were recognized at the first-ever Medallion Icons recognition awards on March 7 in the auditorium.

Alumni recognized as first Medallion Icons

March 9, 2019

VMT alumni and their fine arts instructors and members of the Trevino family were recognized at the first-ever Medallion Icons recognition awards on March 7 in the auditorium. More photos and a story will be published after spring break.

Women's City Club members pose for group photo at 70th Anniversary celebration with new President Ana Laura Guajardo.

Women’s City Club celebrates 70th Anniversary Event

January 18, 2019

VMT students and teachers participated in the Women's City Club's 70th anniversary event at the Laredo Country Club. VMT counselor Ana Guajardo was also installed as president of the club....

Counselor Ana Guajardo speaks to parents and students on Parent Night, on Oct. 9, in the auditorium.

Counselors discuss school information on Parent Night

October 10, 2018

VMT held two events, called Parent Night, on Oct. 9 and 10 in the auditorium. Counselors Ana Guajardo and Yvonne Leal discussed requirements students and parents need to be aware of for a successful high school experience. Shown here is Parent Night on Oct. 9.

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