Dustdevil Week Aug 3-8 Helps TAMIU Students Transition to Fall

Courtesy Steve Harmon,            (Laredo, Texas)- Those planning to attend Texas A&M International University  (TAMIU) this Fall are invited to Dustdevil Week Monday, Aug. 3- Saturday, Aug. 8.             The free event, open to the public, including graduating high school seniors and transferring students, is designed as a one-stop event where participants can receive information about financial aid, admissions, and academic advising. They can also register for classes and get on-the-spot admission on site.             Dustdevil Week will be celebrated in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC) Monday,  Aug. 3 – Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. ...

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-On June 30, 2015 Brandy Barrientos, a recent graduate of Lyndon B. Johnson High School (LBJHS),signed a scholarship to continue her education and basketball career at Morthland College in West Frankfort, Illinois. Barrientos started playing varsity basketball for the LBJHS Lady Wolves team during her freshman year, then rose in the ranks to play as a starter during her junior year, and then the forward position during her senior year. During an UISD Insider interview, Barrientos expressed warmhearted sentiments for her former teammates. “My greatest satisfaction came from playing the game with some great athletes who were ...

Academy Sports & Outdoors Helps UISD Students Dress For Success

Courtesy Alex Meyer,      United Independent School District (UISD), thanks Academy Sports + Outdoors on San Bernardo Avenue for helping some students prepare for the 2015-2016 school year. Following a brief press conference at the store, 25 students from Zaffirni elementary school were provided with vouchers for the purchase of new school uniforms. Parents, store personnel and U.I.S.D. teachers assisted students with their selections. Once the shopping was done, ​students were treated to a pizza buffet, courtesy of Cici's Pizza. This year marks the 9th anniversary of giving from Academy Sports + Outdoors . The District thanks Store Director Javier Arriaga and his ...


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Dustdevil Week Aug 3-8 Helps  TAMIU Students Transition to Fall

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Courtesy Steve Harmon,
           (Laredo, Texas)- Those planning to attend Texas A&M International University  (TAMIU) this Fall are invited to Dustdevil Week Monday, Aug. 3- Saturday, Aug. 8.
            The free event, open to the public, including graduating high school seniors and transferring students, is designed as a one-stop event where participants can receive information about financial aid, admissions, and academic advising.
They can also register for classes and get on-the-spot admission on site.
            Dustdevil Week will be celebrated in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC) Monday,  Aug. …

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-On June 30, 2015 Brandy Barrientos, a recent graduate of Lyndon B. Johnson High School (LBJHS),signed a scholarship to continue her education and basketball career at Morthland College in West Frankfort, Illinois. Barrientos started playing varsity basketball for the LBJHS Lady Wolves team during her freshman year, then rose in the ranks to play as a starter during her junior year, and then the forward position during her senior year. During an UISD Insider interview, Barrientos expressed warmhearted sentiments for her former teammates.
“My …

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Academy Sports & Outdoors Helps UISD Students Dress For Success

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
     United Independent School District (UISD), thanks Academy Sports + Outdoors on San Bernardo Avenue for helping some students prepare for the 2015-2016 school year.

Following a brief press conference at the store, 25 students from Zaffirni elementary school were provided with vouchers for the purchase of new school uniforms. Parents, store personnel and U.I.S.D. teachers assisted students with their selections. Once the shopping was done, ​students were treated to a pizza buffet, courtesy of Cici’s Pizza.

This year marks the 9th anniversary of giving from Academy …

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CBP Officers, Agents Seize $481,711 in Undeclared Currency  at Laredo Port of Entry

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Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents conducting outbound examinations at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized nearly half a million in undeclared currency in a single enforcement action.
“This is one of the larger seizures of undeclared currency we have seen in recent memory and is reflective of a robust enforcement posture and an effective application of the skill and training of our frontline officers,” said Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on July 27 at …

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United ISD Annual In-Service Session Features Guest Speaker Dr. Luis F. Gutierrez

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(Laredo, Texas)-UISD Principals and Department Directors recently attended a summit at UISD’s SAC auditorium that featured guest speaker Dr. Luis F. Cruz. Cruz is a former Principal of Baldwin Park High School, a school located in the Baldwin Park Unified School District located approximately 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Several years ago, Dr. Cruz joined Dr. Anthony Muhammad’s leadership and consulting company, New Frontier 21, as an educational consultant and has since been traveling around the country sharing an educational ​approach that is transforming …